Planning a relaxing vacation is easy if you choose all inclusive vacations and Caribbean destinations. The advantages of an all inclusive holiday include better budgeting, carrying less cash, and limited tipping. The Caribbean has literally thousands of locations and resorts to choose from. There is no need to settle for less because the choices run from family oriented fun to five star luxury to couples only retreats.
The Caribbean Sea is situated between the continents of North and South America. Mexico and Central America create the western border while the Greater and Lesser Antilles island chains divide it from the Atlantic Ocean. The area is famous for it’s white sand beaches, wonderful scuba diving and snorkeling, temperate year-round weather, and wide variety of cultural experiences. Jamaica, Aruba, the Mayan Riviera, and the Virgin Islands are just a few of the possible destinations.
A great way to experience any of the Caribbean resorts is through an all inclusive package. This means just what it says. The flights, hotel transfers, hotel rooms, meals, cocktails, nightly entertainment, and many recreational activities are part of the package. This all comes for one price and the trips can be surprisingly affordable. Last minute travelers can save even more by being flexible on departure dates and destinations.
There are multiple travel companies offering all inclusive vacations and Caribbean destinations. These can be accessed and booked on the internet. Travel agencies can also arrange these trips. It is always wise to purchase separate travel insurance, including trip cancellation, to protect against emergencies prior to departure and any issues that may come up during your stay.
The food and beverage options are wonderful. Depending on the resort you choose, you may have an in room mini-bar and 24 hour room service. Generally speaking, every resort has a casual dining buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These usually allow shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, and the like. There are also more formal dining options for dinner which may require slacks, collared shirts, and shoes. The larger the resort, the more choices will be available. The food is widely varied with local cuisine featured, including delicious seafood along with fresh fruits and vegetables. American options are also usually available such as burgers, pizzas, steaks, and eggs for breakfast. Every resort and every different area or island has different culinary options.
Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages come with all meals and at locations around the resorts. You can get a cold beer or a pina colada while sitting on a stool at the swim up bar. The drinks tend to be stronger at night during the entertaining shows so take it easy!
Most resorts include some recreational activities. These can include kid’s entertainment and supervision, weight rooms, kayaking, water skiing, snorkeling, and paddle boats. Other activities may have additional charges such as scuba diving or excursions to parks and historical areas. Do bring some cash or at least one credit card just in case. Let your card provider know in … READ MORE ...
Are you traveling with a baby?
Babies are little bundles of joy, blessings from the God himself. You should be able to travel with your baby to places far and wide. Contrary to what you have always heard, traveling with a baby is not very difficult. I know of many parents who do not travel until the baby is at least year or two years old. However, this is not really necessary.
Traveling with a baby is quite easy. Neither does it mean that you have to invest half of the cost of the trip in finding a suitable nanny for your baby nor that you will have to spend three-fourths of the journey in feeding, cleaning and changing your baby. With a little co-operation from your partner you can manage it perfectly well all by yourself.
There are a few basic tips to ensure that your baby’s vacation will be a relaxing time for yourself as well hassle free trip for your partner. You should always bring plenty of baby food. Babies are always hungry and they need to eat something after every few hours. You cannot always depend on getting something at the place that you visit.
Also, you cannot be sure about the quality of baby food that you will get at other places and you cannot play with your baby’s health. The food can be anything that the doctor allows from baby formula, baby cereals to fruit juice. You should take liquid food in more quantities as they keep your baby hydrated. Also, you should be careful to not take any food that may get spoiled during the travel time.
The second most important thing is taking along enough clothes and diapers. A babies clothes always keep getting spoiled and you should carry enough to spare you agonizing moments. You must already be knowing the number of diapers your baby needs in the day. You should always carry extra diapers so that diaper malfunctions does not cause any unneeded problems in the journey.
You should also carry around enough carry bags and newspapers to dispose of the used diapers properly. You do not want to make the tourist spot or your hotel room a mess after you leave. You should also carry along enough wipes and tissues because you never know when you will fall short of water. Diapers many times irritate the baby’s sensitive skin and cause itches. You should, therefore, carry along a cream that will help to keep your baby’s soft skin moisturized.
You should also bring along enough new toys to pacify your baby. Toys entertain babies for hours and are a great soother when the baby is crying. You should take along new toys for the baby because anything new attracts their attention for more time. Also, toys with lights and sounds capture the baby’s attention for more time. Thus, if you take care of these simple little things, then, you and your baby will have a great time … READ MORE ...