Checking Out the Iberostar Grand Paraiso

After four nights at the Valentin Imperial Maya, my boyfriend and I spent a few nights just down the road at Iberostar Grand Paraiso. This is one of the fanciest and most expensive resorts that I sell to clients, so when I won three nights at a convention last year, I intended to take full advantage. Needless to say, my expectations were HIGH. Read more

4 Nights of Bliss at Valentin Imperial Maya

Well, I’ve found my new favorite resort. My (lucky) boyfriend and I spent half a week at the amazing Valentin Imperial Maya in August. I’m a travel agent and we sell this resort quite frequently, so I had enough points to score four nights in a Diamond Suite. To get an idea of what this place looks like, here’s a Youtube video I found of the room. Read more

Xoximilco Dinner Cruise in Cancun

When I was in Cancun, Mexico last October I had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner booze cruise at the Xoximilco park. What a fun experience! Close to downtown, Xoximilco provides an authentic Mexico experience of food and music from different areas of the country. Our guide, Miguel Ángel, and our driver, Jorge, also provided some silly entertainment of their own! Clearly they like to have fun on the job!

IMG_1992Coming up to one of the food boats, getting ready to pass over our plates!

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Resort Review: Grand Velas and Velas Vallarta

On my recent Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta with Funjet Vacations we toured the Grand Velas and Velas Vallarta. What a treat! While the Grand Velas is certainly amazing, both were just lovely and I would be happy to stay at either. Both are absolutely beautiful and worth considering for a vacation. You’ll feel like you’re in luxury at either. Read more

Resort Review: Iberostar Playa Mita

My oh my. To start off, the only con about this resort is that it’s about an hour’s drive from the airport – but that’s the least of my worries when choosing a resort. This was by far the standout and my favorite of all the resorts we saw during our Funjet Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta in late February. It’s just over a year old and  absolutely wonderful. The grounds are clean, bright, and spacious. The food and drinks are actually good, too! Read more

Resort Review: Grand Palladium and Royal Suites by Palladium in Puerto Vallarta

On my recent Funjet Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta one of the most interesting properties we inspected was the Grand Palladium and the Royal Suites by Palladium (one property, two resorts). The Royal Suites is a boutique adult-only resort and the Grand Palladium is a larger family resort. Both properties are very different from each other, with the Royal Suites being much quieter and more relaxing. Read more

Resort Review: Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

On my recent Funjet Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta, one of the most interesting resorts we toured was the Fiesta Americana. I mainly liked this one for two reasons, not including the beautiful grounds, beach, and cleanliness. But the main things were the giant palapa roof that made us go “Wow!” as soon as we walked in, and the second was its proximity to downtown. It’s just a five minute cab ride or a 15 minute walk! I mean, you can literally see downtown from the beach. I’d definitely recommend a trip here and would stay here myself. From a travel agent’s perspective, it usually prices pretty well, too. Check out the pics! Read more

Tequila tasting and a mini-tour of downtown Puerto Vallarta

During my Funjet Mega Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta in late February we went on a tour to Mamá Lucia, a tequila factory run by the Leyva family in Mismaloya. To get here you take a lovely bus trip around the mountain area which provides gorgeous views of the bay and lush greenery. Our guide was one of the youngest family members and he seemed almost too young to educate us about tequila, but he certainly knew his stuff. First, the agave plant has to almost come out of the ground, showing its large root called the “pineapple” because of its resemblance to the fruit. The root is then roasted, smashed, and fermented. Some of the tequila is aged for fifteen years before being distributed. We tried several different kinds and even in many flavors, such as almond and even a condensed milk-type flavor which was very nice to sip. I had no idea that tequila comes in so many forms! Read more

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