Went to London in December..sorry just now posting!! It was a very different vacation that I am used to, but educational and exciting. It was difficult to be away from my husband for a week and in a very large city, it gave me a bit of anxiety actually. Plus running around with my mother isn't the easiest thing to do!! My favorite times were when we went to a local pub (local in Little Venice) called the Eagle. We got to know the bartender a bit and it was just so cozy and Londonesque. Let me know if you all want to see more pics!!
Lots of renovations getting completed at Casa Flourish in the beautiful town of Yelapa! Please check out the beautiful views and how far we've come! www.casaflourish.com Tell them Lisa sent you!
I haven't blogged in awhile as this summer has been crazy!! I've got a few awesome trips of my own and a few new client trips so there will definitely be pictures and reviews to come!! If you have some interesting travel stories from your summer please share! I would love to hear about it! :)
This is not a cruise. This is the adventure-illuminating vacation of a lifetime. And there's never been a better time to book, because Royal Caribbean's WOW Sale is back. For a limited time only, your clients will save 60% off their second guest and get up to $200 to spend at sea. Prices starting at just $199. This is not the Caribbean — this is the Royal Caribbean®.CRUISE
LENGTH5 Nights or Less6 to 9 Nights10 Nights or LongerONBOARD
CREDIT$50 USD per Stateroom$100 USD per Stateroom$200 USD per StateroomREDUCED
We are now a vendor on Wedding Wire! Contact us for your destination wedding needs! :)
If you are looking to go on a trip with friends and family or are thinking about a destination wedding, let me help you! And if you just want to get away, we can help with that too!
Five myths about travel agents Everett Potter, Special for USA TODAY 5:01 p.m. EDT September 25, 2014Sure, you can book a trip yourself, but it may not be the same trip that you’d get through a travel agent.(Photo: Getty Images/BananaStock RF)
Mention the phrase "travel agent" to many travelers, regardless of age, and they can't imagine why they would ever use one. It's easier and faster than ever to book a hotel, airline ticket or car rental online, and there are user reviews everywhere, so why would anyone need an agent? We found out when we looked at some of the myths about how they work.
1. I can easily book the same trip on my own without using a travel agent.
Sure, you can book a trip yourself, but it may not be the same trip that you'd get through a travel agent.
"If they book it themselves, they're just a credit card number" to a travel supplier, says Anne Morgan Scully, president of McCabe World Travel, a Virtuoso agency in McLean, Va. "I make a point of knowing the general manager of the hotel where they might be staying and I usually call the GM the night before one of my clients arrives and see if they might be upgraded. If they book with a good agent, they're known on arrival."
Agents are especially useful on specialized trips, whether it's a honeymoon, a cruise or an adventure travel vacation.
"Anyone can book a hotel room and a rental car but I sell romantic trips and adventure travel to Africa," says Jonathan Haraty of Jon's Dive & Travel Services in East Longmeadow, Mass., a Tripology agency. "Do you want to take a chance on booking your own hotel or safari camp in Africa? Will someone be there to pick you up in the airport in Nairobi? I know people who've been stranded when they arrive. That's one reason you need an agent."
Much of Haraty's time is spent working with honeymoon clients and helping them decide which resort is right for them.
"They can read all of the hotel and resort reviews on the Web that they want," he says. "But will they really be happy at an all-inclusive resort? Do they plan to go out every night? What kind of room do they really want? The answers aren't readily available on the internet."
Both Scully and Haraty note two things that agents can do better than just about anyone else. A good agent is often able to get a hotel room when the hotel website or front desk says that they're "full."
"It's simply knowing who to call," says Scully.
And when you're stranded because of a canceled or delayed flight, there's nothing like e-mailing or texting your travel agent to get you on another flight. They can often do it much faster than the airline.