Fall 2020 did not “fall” short at Walt Disney World!

Fall 2020 did not “fall” short at Walt Disney World!

Missy Ryan11.12.2020 There is no doubt about it, Fall 2020 has not been like any other Autumn Season we have experienced in the past. When we reflect on travel, the changes are far more different than what we have been used to experiencing. For myself, these transitions and the changes were extremely challenging, as I am sure they were/are for many others. As phases began to be implemented and the world started to slowly get into the new...

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Ice Cream Connoisseur at Universal Orlando

Ice Cream Connoisseur at Universal Orlando

November 12, 2020 By: Maggie Ballantyne I love ice cream. Everywhere I travel, I need to try some local ice cream. So of course, on my last trip to Universal Orlando, I made sure to order some! However, what I did not realize, was just how many different ice cream options I would be presented with over the course of the week. This blog goes out to all the ice cream lovers so they can find their favorite treat on their next visit to...

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VIDEO: The World’s Best Entertainment

VIDEO: The World’s Best Entertainment

November 11, 2020 At Sandals, all-day or all-night fun is always on and among the best in the world. From chic gatherings to live shows, entertaining good times are always part of the experience at our all-inclusive resorts. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of the mento band, watch the sunset while dancing at our Caribbean beach party, or fire-eaters light up the night at the offshore island. Wherever the day or night leads...

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Traveling in the Time of Covid – Part 3 Uber, Rentals and College Visits…oh, my!

Traveling in the Time of Covid – Part 3 Uber, Rentals and College Visits…oh, my!

November 10, 2020 By Carrie Fulton My previous two blogs have been about airline travel and theme park experiences during this unique time. Today, I want to tell you about our experience with less formal travel that we did during our trip to Orlando, Florida. While we wanted a structured vacation, we also have two kiddos who are rising Seniors and need to do some college visits.  One wants to go to school in Florida, and...

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Each State’s Most Historically Significant Town to Visit

Each State’s Most Historically Significant Town to Visit

November 9, 2020 By: Patrick Clarke, November 3, 2020 Places With a Past PHOTO: St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida. (photo via Sean Pavone/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus) The United States is full of history but it’s not always the oldest places that have the most or best stories to tell. In some cases, a tiny village, modest town or burgeoning city can put itself on the map by serving as the setting of a seismic...

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Keeping it green – 5 actions that identify an eco resort in Mexico

Keeping it green – 5 actions that identify an eco resort in Mexico

Written by Representatives at Palace Resort’s Moon Palace When you think eco-tourism, rustic beachside cabanas and rainwater showers may spring to mind, but did you know that some all-inclusive luxury resorts have long since also started to put a number of green practices firmly in place? If this is an issue you hold close to your heart, these 5 ways to identify an environmentally-responsible eco resort in...

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An Offer for Active Healthcare Professionals, First Responders and Military Personnel from Pleasant Holidays

An Offer for Active Healthcare Professionals, First Responders and Military Personnel from Pleasant Holidays

November 5, 2020 Thank you to our frontline first responders! To show our appreciation for your service, we proudly offer 10% off all vacations for active healthcare professionals, first responders and military personnel.1 1Valid for active-duty Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Active Reserve, Air National Guard, National Guard, Military Academy Students and those who have been honorably discharged within 30 days of...

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$avings on the Universal Dining Plan!

$avings on the Universal Dining Plan!

November 5, 2020 By: Maggie Ballantyne, Concierge Agent On my recent June/July 2020 trip to Universal Orlando, I decided to invest in three entitlements (aka dining credit) on the Quick Service Dining Plan to see if it is really worth the purchase. I had done the math before based on perusing menus and learning from others’ experiences, but I needed to see and experience it for myself. After all, as Wishes agents we know because we go....

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VIDEO: There’s Magic Behind the Making of this Legendary Place | AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa

VIDEO: There’s Magic Behind the Making of this Legendary Place | AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa

November 4, 2020 Take a visit to one of the most unique Disney Resorts in the world. Here, Walt Disney Imagineers Jeanette Lomboy and Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony will reveal how they combined the magic of Disney with the magic of Hawai’i. Join them and celebrate the reopening of the Resort. About Aulani Resort & Spa: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa located on the island of O’ahu, is more than a place to stay — it’s a...

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Traveling in the time of Covid – Part 2 Universal Orlando – The Three Park Experience

Traveling in the time of Covid – Part 2 Universal Orlando – The Three Park Experience

November 3, 2020 By: Carrie Fulton As I said in my last blog, we decided to head to Universal Studios Orlando as a family because needed a change of scenery and some structure on our Summer vacation.  We had become all to used to the lack of motivation to do something so we figured if we had a few things loosely planned, we would have more fun. We picked Universal for this trip because we wanted to be somewhere we felt safe and...

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