Looking for a Unique Vacation Experience? Look no further than our ideas below:
Vacation Idea of the Month (July): The Enchanting Rhine River Cruise
Explore 4 countries, see castles, cities, vineyards and so much more as you travel in luxury and only unpack once. River cruising is a relaxing way to explore Europe and AMA Waterways is one of our favorite partners for this trip.
I've done this cruise and it is one of the most relaxing ways to see Europe. Contact me today to discuss river cruising options as well as custom train and self driving vacations. Our clients love our European travel expertise. Enjoy Vacationing!
Vacation Idea of the Month (June): Your Perfect Day at Coco Cay!
THIS IS YOUR PERFECT DAY PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY • MAY 2019
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own overwater cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®.
Vacation Idea of the Month (May): Alaska - Cruise or Cruise Tour
It's time to book your cruise or cruise tour to Alaska! The 2018 season is filling up and 2019 is booking fast. Alaska's popularity is growing annually and now is the time to see Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Denali and other great natural sites. Hike, fish for salmon or halibut, walk on a glacier, dog sled, kayak, shop and eat your way through this beautiful bucket list destination. Alaska season is May through September and Enjoy Vacationing is your Alaska expert!
Vacation Idea of the Month (April): Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark holds a place near and dear to my heart after living there for several years. By car, train or ship, Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is a special city with unique site seeing opportunities, dining customs and culture like crazy. Princess cruise line visits this port for Baltic cruises and this video does a nice job of sharing some of the culture and can't miss sights and food.
If you are considering a trip to Europe, consider Scandinavia, the Baltic and Copenhagen specifically.
Vacation Idea of the Month (March): Cruise On Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Cruise Lines' newest and most exciting ship, Norwegian Bliss, will make waves with all the incredible experiences you’ll have on board. Zip around hairpin turns on the largest racetrack at sea and shoot for the stars in galactic laser tag. Soak in stunning vistas from the 180-degree Observation Lounge. After witnessing another amazing sunset, you can journey back in time for a drink at Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical. Or jump forward several decades to the rockin’ Sixties with the Tony Award®-winning musical, Jersey Boys.
Along with a number of new and exciting experiences, Norwegian Bliss also includes all of the revolutionary features you’ve come to love – from the fresh breezes found along The Waterfront and the non-stop action of 678 Ocean Place to the supreme luxury of The Haven by Norwegian®.
Vacation Idea of the Month (February): Romantic, Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort
Where are you taking your sweetie for Valentine's Day? How about planning a romantic getaway to this beautiful new, adults-only resort in Mexico. This is truly all inclusive with spa treatments galore (service charges apply). Ask us for more information!
Vacation Idea of the Month (January): Adventures By Disney - Italy
We believe that Italy can be a fantastic, educational experience for your family. Dreaming of the Adventure of a Lifetime? Consider this Adventures by Disney video and learn more on our Adventures by Disney page.
Vacation Idea of the Month (December): Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
It's hard to believe it's been a year since I stayed at this resort when it first opened. There is so much to love about this property including the fact that you don't have to wear bands or make reservations, top notch dining and beverages, large, beautiful rooms with terrace spa tubs and helpful staff.
Lounge by the pools, walk the long beach, ride the water slides, hang in the lazy river (preferred club only), golf only a cart ride away
This family friendly resort is neighbors with one of my favorite Adults Only resorts as well, Secrets Playa Mujeres and adults have access to all their dining and entertainment options as well. And the food! Yum.
Contact us to learn more about this beautiful resort!
Vacation Idea of the Month (November): Europe's Magical Christmas Markets
Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that's in the air. Experience Europe in a whole new light by River Cruise Luxury.
Vacation Idea of the Month (October): Beer Enthusiast River Cruise
Have you been thinking of a European River Cruise but sipping wine on the Rhine just isn't for you? Consider yourself a beer connoisseur? Then have we got a river cruise for you!
Travel from Budapest to Prague, or other European route aboard a luxury river cruise vessel and you’ll be joined by a local beer expert who will give lectures and tastings on board. He’ll take you on a pub crawl and host a food and beer-pairing dinner on board. And there are visits to family-owned breweries in Vienna and Passau, where you of course get to taste their beer!
Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary, such as Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Chain Bridge. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk and visit gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views of the picturesque Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a visit to the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. A guided walk will take you around Passau, Germany, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge, and known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture.
Say goodbye to your ship’s crew and head for Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved cities. Lovers of architecture will delight in the treasure this town has to offer. Enjoy a tasting of local sausages before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, where this Danube river cruise vacation concludes. Known as the “Golden City,” a Local Guide will show you the must-see sights, such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.
Vacation Idea of the Month (September): Galapagos
Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. From the moment you arrive in the Galapagos, your eyes stay wide open. While waiting for a zodiac to take you over to your cruise ship, marine iguanas shuffle below the jetty and magnificent frigate birds glide over the bay. Another seabird dives sloe by, followed by a gang of pelicans performing tricks. Nature is everywhere and oh so easy to observe.
The Galapagos are a "once-in-a-lifetime" vacation and that these much-mythologized islands are a wildlife wonderland. But nobody tells you that the backdrop is also remarkable smooth, low islands, dotted by lime green forests with red-sloped volcanoes at their hearts and black beaches on their fringes.
Experience the Galapagos by ship with these travel partners or more!
- Celebrity Cruise Lines
- Silverseas Expeditions
Consider these fun activities - many are included in your cruise
- Zodiac Tours
- Nature hikes
The Galapagos islands will amaze you!
Vacation Idea of the Month (August): Aruba
We love Aruba! It's a beautiful island in the southern Caribbean known for beautiful beaches, good food, nice resorts and avoiding hurricanes. Aruba likes to say they have 365 beaches - one for every day of the year Challenge accepted!
While many clients love to go to all inclusive resorts, the island of Aruba has all inclusive resorts but also has amazing resorts for those looking to enjoy the local food and explore the island. They have major brand resorts as well as local gems - and both can be amazing! We can help you find the perfect resort to help you Enjoy Vacationing on Aruba!
Vacation Idea of the Month (July): Adventures by Disney - China
Enjoy Vacationing is frequently asked about the best ways to see China for families or small groups who don't want to travel on their own. We have several exciting opportunities that clients have loved. One such approach is to see China with Adventures by Disney - check out this video to learn more.
Vacation Idea of the Month (June): Luxury European Wine Cruise
Looking for a cruise with a few of your favorite things? How about one with a focus on wine, European history and culture and small group tours at your own pace - by foot, bike, boat and bus. AMA Waterways river cruises are one of Enjoy Vacationing's favorite trips and the wine cruises are something special. Even if you aren't a wine connoisseur, wine is included at meals on every European cruise and it's amazing!
Want to learn more about AMA Waterways? Check out our AMA Waterways page
Vacation Idea of the Month (May): Panama Canal Cruise
Looking for a cruise with a combination of history & adventure? Look no further!
A Panama Canal cruise - either full or partial transit through the canal - can be a grand adventure. Combine the history of the locks with the experience of rain forests in Costa Rica (howler monkeys & sloths anyone?) and the UNESCO world heritage sites of Cartagenga, Columbia and Panama City, Panama and the beaches of Aruba and Jamaica for an amazing 10 night partial transit round trip Fort Lauderdale or take a full transit and experience the Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico.
We just completed our latest partial transit and would love to share our experience as you plan your vacation as well. Ask us for more information!
Vacation Idea of the Month (March): Las Vegas Baby!
Experience a new category of all-inclusive.
Looking for a Vegas getaway? Look no further than Enjoy Vacationing! We can help you stay at the luxury resorts near the best shows, casinos and dining on the strip or downtown.
Whether you’re a high roller or a theater lover, Las Vegas has something to suit your interests. Sample food from top chefs and amazing buffets, try your luck at premier casinos, or take in a spectacular theater, comedy or magic show. Check out the amazing displays at some of the most incredible hotels you can imagine from art to sea life and from fountains to gondola and the eiffel tower, there is something for everyone!
Looking for more? Ask us about day trips in the area including the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Death Valley and more.
Vacation Idea of the Month (February): UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya
Experience a new category of all-inclusive.
Set on the stunning white beaches of Riviera Maya, UNICO 20°87° immerses guests in the culture of the region, from the locally-inflected cocktails and cuisines, to the art in the rooms. Three unique pools and a holistic spa and wellness center drive home a sense of relaxed luxury, while exciting pop-up events insert a touch of spontaneity into the experience.
Stay - At our adults only Riviera Maya all-inclusive hotel, each bright, spacious room is filled with local inspiration, from the art on the wall, to the patterns of the upholstery, to the handcrafted details throughout; they are a luxurious reflection of modern Mexico.
Proud Local - A strong connection to the region defines the UNICO 20°87° experience. Discover and embrace contemporary Mexico, come share in our passion for the region.
Eat + Drink - Five unique dining experiences vary from elevated fine cuisine, to a casual café setting, each offering up a menu inspired by local provenance. An extensive, expertly curated selection of spirits can be found at each bar and restaurant, accented by a mixologist-driven cocktail program.
Wellness - Esencia Wellness is an immersive experience for the self featuring signature spa treatments, a full-service beauty salon & barber shop, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.
90% ocean view rooms
Opening March 2017
All of Suites and Villas include:
- Flat iron and hair blow dryer
- Custom bathrobe and slippers
- Local host to assist with everyday needs
- Personalized ironing and steaming service by local host
- Aromatherapy and pillow menu available
- Custom scent amenities
- Locally sourced soaps
- Complimentary artisanal gift
- JBL Bluetooth sound system and alarm
- Conveniently located USB charging stations
- Free calls to the continental U.S. and Canada
- 24-Hour room service
- Exterior double hydro spa tub
- Terrace with lounging area
- Bathroom with sliding door and sliding window
- Single rain showers with hand shower
- Separate shower and WC
- Double sinks
- 55 Inch TV
- High speed free Wi-Fi
- Unique, curated custom designed furniture and local art
- In-room mini bar stocked for your preference
- Nespresso coffee machine
Vacation Idea of the Month (January): All-Inclusive Spa Getaway
On a recent visit to Mexico, I had the pleasure of visiting Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya - Wellness & Spa Resort. This resort is part of a group of properties catering primarily to adults looking for a spa like, all-inclusive experience in a beautiful, tropical location. This location near Cancun is no exception.
Highlights of a stay at this resort are included spa services, high end amenities in beautiful suites and a focus on holistic wellness, tranquility and romance. The staff at this resort are some of the friendliest I've met in my travels and their focus on your health is amazing - from the minute you arrive and are handed a healthy beverage. This five diamond resort offers yoga on the beach, spanish lessons, stunning views, unlimited top shelf alcohol along with cultural, aquatic and wellness experiences.
Ready to relax and Enjoy Vacationing? Info@EnjoyVacationing.com
Vacation Idea of the Month (December): New York City
New York has something for everyone! History, art, music, shows, people-watching, architecture, amazing food and so much more!
Enjoy Vacationing offers clients the opportunity to Love New York any way they choose. Some of our favorite NYC bookings this year have included:
- A birthday celebration with all the top tourist spots and iconic NYC eateries
- Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden Concert package
- New Years Eve ball drop package
- Weekend in NYC prior to a Caribbean cruise departing NYC
We love helping our clients visit the big apple their way. Let us know how we can help you plan the perfect NYC get-away!
Vacation Idea of the Month (November): Cruise the Rhine
I just returned from 2 river cruises in Europe and, let me tell you, they were fantastic. The Rhine river from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland is a beautiful part of Europe with something for everyone. The cities along the Rhine include Cologne with its beautiful cathedral, Heidelberg with its castle ruins and natural beauty, Strasbourg with its history and photogenic architecture and Riquewihr with its adorable streets full of mid evil buildings and shops.
The Rhine Gorge area between Koblenz and Bingham, Germany in the Upper Rhine Valley offers a half day of non-stop castles, churches and picturesque villages like no-where else on earth. You can spend hours admiring the views!
Some of my favorite activities during my river cruises included:
- The beautiful villages and castles along the Rhine
- Biking through vineyards and along the Rhine
- Hiking the Philosopher's path with the scenic views of Heidelberg and its castle below
- Enjoying the included wines and beers from the region at dinner each night (some cruise lines even offer a selection of gluten free beers!)
- Enjoying a relaxing day walking past the canals of Amsterdam and enjoying time at the cafes
There are many river cruise lines that offer this route either northbound from Switzerland or southbound from Amsterdam. I'd love to chat with you about the options and help you plan an amazing vacation! If you'd like to see more photos from my trips down the Rhine and Danube this fall, visit the Enjoy Vacationing Facebook page.
Vacation Idea of the Month (October): Curaco
When you vacation in Curaçao, you won’t be visiting just another Caribbean destination. Swim, snorkel and relax on one of 35 beautiful, secluded beaches. If you’re seeking adventure, take time to explore the island’s rugged volcanic surface, or hike through lush green scenery.
We offer incredible vacations savings, available only when you book a flight + hotel vacation package. Life is better at the beach, so discover Curaçao today.
Vacation Idea of the Month (September): All Inclusive Resort Vacation
We have many favorite resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean - let us help find you the best vacation for your family or couples only get-away! Some of our favorite resorts include:
Secrets Resorts - All Inclusive such as this Silversands resort in Riviera Maya - luxury, adults-only all-inclusive resorts without the hassle of dinner reservations or wrist bands.
Experience the very pinnacle of luxury Caribbean all-inclusive vacations with Secrets Resorts. Secrets delights couples in love with supreme vacation packages at luxury resorts in St. Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados, featuring gourmet candlelit dining for two, gorgeous tropical settings and some of the world's most exquisite beaches, where golf and scuba are included at each all-inclusive resort. If you are planning a wedding, Secretss is the leader in Caribbean destination weddings and honeymoon packages.
Sunscape Resorts - All Inclusive family resorts such as Sunscape Sabor Cozumel offer family friendly
Sunscape Resorts & Spas offer fun-filled and worry-free, family-friendly vacations without wristbands for families, friends, singles and couples. You will experience the convenience of Unlimited-Fun – where everything is included – paired with a vibrant atmosphere and friendly service.
Sunscape’s family-friendly program features a kid’s check-in experience with red carpet stairs, welcome treats and resort passports for kids. Reservations are never required at specialty-themed restaurants, bars & lounges. Plus, spacious accommodations include private terraces, connecting rooms and kid’s amenities. With this plus gorgeous beachfront settings offering an array of beach, land and watersport activities and the Explorer’s Club for Kids ages 3 to 12 with Red Cross certified staff, guests will experience Unlimited Fn for the kid in everyone!
There are so many options available for all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. Let Enjoy Vacationing know your desired travel dates, interests and budget and we will work to find the best resort for your vacation!
Vacation Idea of the Week (8/7): All Inclusive Ski Vacation
We're sorry Rockies! All inclusive is the way to ski and the Alps are the place to ski. And right now we have the sale to make it even better! Visit our deals section to learn more about this sale and the all incusive ski vacation!
Vacation Idea of the Week (7/31): Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is the newest vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy all the inclusions of an Unlimited-Luxury® escape in a privileged location. Located on an expansive palm-studded beach and surrounded by lush green mountains & jungles on Playa El Jobo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action–packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools while sunbathing or laying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the evenings with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges and so much more!
Contact Enjoy Vacationing to book your getaway, honeymoon, anniversary trip or family vacation today!
At Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, these amenities include:
- Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
- Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
- Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
- 24-hour room and concierge services
- Pool and beach wait service
- Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
- Daily maid service
- Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
- Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
- No wristbands required
- All taxes and gratuities included
- Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and Costa Rica with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows you to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more
- Two oceanfront swimming pools and a steaming whirlpool
- "La Cascada" water slide with pool for kids
- Cooking and cocktail classes
- Dance lessons
- Deep sea fishing*
- Spanish lessons
- Beach Olympics
- Beach soccer
- Big screen movies
- Theme nights and parties
- Weekly beach party
- Table games
- Local wildlife watching
- Explorer's Club for kids
- Core Zone Teens Club
- Introductory scuba lesson in the pool
- Non-motorized water sports
- Water polo
- Water aerobics
- Scuba diving*
- Kite surfing*
- Water tours and excursions*
*additional costs may apply
Vacation Idea of the Week (7/24): A Princess World Cruise
Yes, that's right, a world cruise - 111 days, 6 continents, 28 countries.
In 2018 Princess Cruises will be sailing to some of the most exciting and fascinating places around the globe. Learn about the adventures that await on a World Cruise vacation with Princess. Through award winning shore excursions and onboard activities, passengers can experience the color, culture, and cuisine of these exotic vacation destinations.
It's the journey of a lifetime! One bucket list destination after another!
Contact Enjoy Vacationing today to learn more!
Vacation Idea of the Week (7/17): Maui, Hawaii
Stand above a sea of clouds high atop Haleakala. Watch a 45-foot whale breach off the coast of Lahaina. Lose count of the waterfalls along the road as you maneuver the hairpin turns of the Hana highway. One visit and it’s easy to see why Maui is called “The Valley Isle.”
The second largest Hawaiian island has a smaller population than you’d expect, making Maui popular with visitors who are looking for sophisticated diversions and amenities in the small towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island.
From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui to beaches that have repeatedly been voted among the best in the world, a visit to the Valley Isle recharges the senses. But like every good magic trick, you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it. Check out our Take off to Hawaii Sale
Top Attractions on Maui Include:
Haleakala National Park, Maui
Haleakala National Park, a scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.
Hana is a small, untouched town on Maui’s eastern coastline. To get here visitors must travel one of the world’s most scenic drives
Iao Valley State Park, Maui
Central Maui's Iao Valley State Park features one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.
Kaanapali Beach, Maui
Kaanapali Beach is the signature beach of West Maui.
Lahaina is a historic whaling village and lively west Maui hot spot.
A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, Makawao is home to the Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.
Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach), Maui
Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.
Molokini is a small island a few miles off of Maui’s southwestern coast that’s well suited for snorkelers and divers.
Pools of Oheo, Maui
The Pools of Oheo, located just past Hana, are beautiful pools fed by cascading waterfalls.
Vacation Idea of the Week (7/11): Kauai, Hawaii
Lose yourself to the gentle trade winds. Take in the lush greenery. Inhale the fresh floral environment around you. Each Island has its own distinctive charm, and Kauai is the tropical centerpiece of Hawaii, full of outdoor activities, attractions and culture.
Explore Kauai’s beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe, snorkel or learn how to surf. Then visit Kauai’s humbling natural wonders, from Waimea Canyon to the Napali Coast. Take a break in Kauai’s small towns like Hanapepe, Hanalei and Old Koloa Town to get a taste of local food and art, as well as learn about the island’s fascinating history and culture. After a long day, watch the sunset from the comforts of your resort and recharge for another day of discovery on Kauai.
Top Attractions on Kauai Include:
Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai
Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, on Kauai’s northernmost tip, is a wildlife refuge offering amazing views.
Hanalei Town, Kauai
Timeless Hanalei Town is home to taro farms, art galleries and the Hanalei Pier overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Hanapepe Town, Kauai
Known as “Kauai’s biggest little town,” charming Hanapepe Town is the art capital of Kauai.
Napali Coast, Kauai
The Napali Coast is a breathtaking coastal range that can only be accessed by hiking, sea tour or helicopter tour.
Old Koloa Town, Kauai
Old Koloa Town, in south Kauai, is a charming area with a historic plantation past.
Opaekaa Falls, Kauai
With a roadside lookout, this is one of Kauai's most accessible major waterfalls.
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s west side, is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
Vacation Idea of the Week (7/3): The Big Island, Hawaii
It’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.
To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be inspiring. You’ll find all but two of the world's climatic zones within this island’s shores.
The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites, from the birthplace of King Kamehameha I to Hawaii’s first missionary church in Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona). With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. There’s plenty of room on Hawaii Island for your return.
Top Attractions on Hawaii Island Include:
Akaka Falls State Park
See two gorgeous waterfalls on one pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike that takes you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns.
Hamakua Heritage Corridor
Drive from Hilo to the Waipio Valley Lookout and explore old plantation towns, see amazing waterfalls and discover scenic detours along the way.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Watch the landscape change before your very eyes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located 30 miles southwest of Hilo, this is the home of Kilauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction make this park one of the most popular visitor attraction in Hawaii and a sacred place for Native Hawaiians.
Founded in 1916, the Park encompasses 333,000 acres from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea. Here you'll find 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests as well as a museum, petroglyphs, a walk-in lava tube and two active volcanoes: Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea which has been erupting since January 3rd, 1983. The extraordinary natural diversity of the park was recognized in 1980 when it was named a World Biosphere site by UNESCO and in 1987 when the park was again honored as a World Heritage site.
Hawaii's Scenic Byways
Hawaii Island is youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, and also the largest, boasting more miles and climate zones than anywhere else in Hawaii.
The Hilo region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and blooming gardens.
Travel east, inland from the volcanic Kohala Coast to discover Waimea (also called Kamuela), which is unlike any other place on Hawaii Island. Known as paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country this historic area full of rolling, green pastures is still home to cattle, cowboys and ranches.
Vacation Idea of the Week (6/27): Oahu, Hawaii
Home to the majority of Hawaii’s population, the state capital of Honolulu and world famous Waikiki, Oahu is often the first stop for visitors to Hawaii. Because this is such an active and vibrant island with so much variety, there’s no shortage of things to do here.
This is where the action is. The lively center of the Hawaiian Islands. A vibrant gathering spot with a unique blend of relaxation and excitement. Oahu is famous for iconic Hawaii locations like Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the surfing mecca of the North Shore, but there’s so much more to explore. From festivals to events, discover the diverse cultures that make Hawaii so unique. Get a taste of the celebrity chefs who put Oahu on the culinary map. And make time to stumble upon the special spots you won’t find in a guidebook. Veer from the itinerary and experience the buzz and energy of Oahu.
Flights arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Hawaii’s major airport and the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors, roughly 20 minutes from Waikiki. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere. You’ll find the majority of hotels and resorts in Waikiki, but you’ll also find three renowned Oahu resort areas on the North Shore, the Leeward Coast and in the Kahala area of east Honolulu.
Top Attractions in Oahu Include
- Pearl Harbor, Oahu
Five Pearl Harbor Historic Sites honor this National Historic Landmark where World War II both began and ended.
Waimea Bay, Oahu
Waimea Bay is a legendary surf spot influential in the birth of big wave surfing.
Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world.
Iolani Palace, Oahu
The only official state residence of royalty in the U.S., Iolani Palace’s grounds and galleries are now open to the public as a museum.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu
This Marine Life Conservation District is one of Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destinations.
This historic surf town is the gateway to the legendary North Shore.
King Kamehameha Statue, Oahu
The most famous Kamehameha Statue stands in front of Aliiolani Hale in Downtown Honolulu.
Leahi (Diamond Head), Oahu
Hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Oahu
Nuuanu Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most popular scenic spots with panoramic views of Windward Oahu and the Koolau mountain range.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine on Oahu
In 1991, 12 Hawaii chefs established Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a culinary movement that inventively blends Hawaii’s diverse, ethnic flavors with the cuisine of the world.
Choose from 40 golf courses, more than any other island, on the golfers paradise of Oahu.
With so much to do on Oahu you may not want to visit anther island, but stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn more about Hawaii, Maui Noi and Kauai. Let Enjoy Vacationing put together the perfect for your dream Hawaiian vacation!
VacationIdea of the Week (6/19): Active Vacations
Want to get away from it all while staying active and seeing the sights? How about an active vacation? We've got some great ideas for you this week! Bike, walk, sail, surf or swim your way to an amazing active vacation. Learn more!
Vacation Idea of the Week (5/29): St Maarten
We've been here several times and encourage anyone to visit this lovely island filled with great beaches and fun activities. Today I'm sharing one of our favorite activities - America's Cup Racing. I highly recommend this excursion for the active, competitive, sun seekers in the group. Last year I was "captain" of the Stars and Stripes ship and we had a decisive win over the Canadian ship we raced again. Such fun.
We also enjoy visiting the French and Dutch communities on the island, the amazing beaches and a little light shopping in town. There is truly something for everyone!
Contact me if you'd like to book a vacation to St Maarten or a cruise with a stop in St Maarten!
Vacation Idea of the Week (6/5): See North America by Cruise Ship
Want to see more of the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal? Consider visiting these locations by cruise ship. Princess cruise lines shares some of our favorite destinations to give you an idea of the experience.
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Vacation Idea of the Week (5/29) : Hawaii for the Family
Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani is the ultimate family getaway—celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.
Enjoy world-class hospitality, legendary service and enchanting experiences only Disney could offer at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. A tropical paradise with a touch of magic, it's the Resort designed with families in mind.
Pools, entertainment, crafts and culture are included with every stay. Children age 3-12 may join the children's program at no cost as well. Be a part of fire pit storytelling, nature walks, cultural shows, pool parties and more when you visit this amazing resort.
Right now, Aulani is on sale! Learn more on our Enjoy Vacationing Deals page.
Vacation Idea of the Week (5/22) : Experiential Travel
Think a tour isn't for you because it doesn't get you up close and personal with the location you are visiting? This tour company is for you - private or small group tours to Africa, Asia, Iceland, Antartica and so much more. They offer YOLO trips, active trips, comfort trips, marine trips, National Geographic trips and so much more! Get up close and personal with the culture. Help the locals. Learn more.
Get the freedom you want as a traveler, travel the way you want to travel, where you want to be. Travel with your CEO - Chief Experience Officer. Engage with locals, Ride a bike through an amazing country. Live the experience. You'll never forget it.
Want to learn more? Contact Enjoy Vacationing today!
Vacation Idea of the Week (5/15) : Melodies of the Danube
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. Conclude your journey with a three night stay in Munich.
2016 Embarkation Dates: November 7, 10
Rates starting from: $2,049
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
- Most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions daily
- Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
- Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
- Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
- Multiple dining venues on select vessels
- Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
- Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Transfer from the ship Vilshofen to Munich
- 3 nights hotel in Munich at the Le Méridien (or similar) or in Prague at the InterContinental Prague or Old Town Hilton (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
- Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
- Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
- Services of professional Cruise Manager
- All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
- All local taxes
Vacation Idea of the Week (5/8) : Cruise New Zealand
New Zealand is an amazing place to visit. Combine that with cruising and you've got a great vacation covering this unique country filled with interesting experiences, cool cities and breathtaking landscape. The locals say they "haven't been this excited about living here since yesterday." Check out Princess Cruise Lines overview of this beautiful country! Eat, Stay Cruise & Enjoy Vacationing!
Vacation Idea of the Week (5/1) : Paddle Wheel Cruising in North America
Looking for a little Americana on your next vacation? How about a Paddle Wheel Cruise? Closer to home than most river cruises, Paddle Wheel cruising requires less travel and still gives an amazing experience with some tours included. American Queen Steamboat Company is the go to provider in North America for river cruising. They offer unique accommodations, themes for many cruises and a relaxing getaway.
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Vacation Idea of the Week (4/24) : Visit New York City like a VIP!
This Memorial Day Weekend join an escorted, all-inclusive NYC experience with the added comfort of a licensed NYC Tour Host to show you the ropes. We'll make sure you see all the top attractions of the City, East Side, West Side, All Around the Town! Two Broadway shows, a visit inside the Statue of Liberty for a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline, even a photo opp with a real Radio City Rockette - this is the Cream of the Crop, A Number 1 way to Be a Part of It - New York New York
Vacation Idea of the Week (4/17) : National Geographic Journeys
Welcome to a World of Good. It's not just yours. It belongs to all of us. And when we explore it together, we can make it better.
Enjoy Vacationing has partnered with G Adventures, a company that strives to connect local people to the global travel economy, ensuring that more of your travel dollars stay with those who earn and need them. They get to provide for their families, maintain their cultures and live better lives. You get to discover your world, make new friends, and earn memories that you'll remember for the rest of your life. It's win-win.
National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. You will have more meaningful encounters, interactions with knowledgeable local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
So visit a rhino conservation program in Kenya, plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist or walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Get inspired and discover your own journey.
"Making the world a better place is easy. All you have to do is have the time of your life."
Contact info@EnjoyVacationing.com for additional information. The World is waiting.
Vacation Idea of the Week (4/10) : Myanmar
Looking for an experience of a life time? How about a small group river cruise to Myanmar? Avalon Waterways has an amazing selection of river cruises in unique locations and Myanmar might be at the top of the list!
Learn even more about this cruise and check out an amazing video on our Deals and News page.
Enjoy Vacationing is pleased to offer a 5% discount on 2017 Myanmar cruises by Avalon. Discounts are available for a limited time and vary from offering to offering. Contact info@EnjoyVacationing.com for additional information.
Vacation Idea of the Week (4/3) : Disney Cruise Vacation
Cruises continue to grown in popularity because they are a good way for families to see more of the world. Together. Amazing food, destinations, entertainment set the top cruise lines apart. For families with young children, one of the most popular cruise lines is Disney Cruise Line.
From the moment you step on board to your last wave goodbye, discover what sets Disney apart during a voyage that features outstanding dining, world-class entertainment, spacious accommodations and legendary service. Come onboard from a first-person point of view and be a part of the magic and fun of a Disney Cruise!
Disney shows, animation and customer service make Disney Cruise Lines a popular choice for Enjoy Vacationing clients. Check out our Disney Cruise Line brochure and let us know how we can help you Enjoy Vacationing!
Vacation Idea of the Week (3/27) : Universal Studios Orlando Florida - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Many families are looking for an experience that has something for the whole family. Universal Studios Orlando might be the answer for your family. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and the entire Universal Studios experience provides something for most family members.
Visit Hogwarts Castle, have a Butter Beer, ride as if you are playing Quidditch, eat at the Three Broomsticks or ride Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff.
Check out the is video to learn more and then contact Enjoy Vacationing to book your vacation today. We will be posting information on the latest deals for Universal Studios - Orlando on the Deals & News page on Wednesday this week. Check back to learn more or sign up for our newsletter to have weekly deals delivered to your inbox!
Looking for more than that? How about combining Universal Studios vacation with a Royal Caribbean cruise? Yes, that's an option and it comes as a package!
Vacation Idea of the Week (3/20): Sweden
Sweden is our third Scandinavian country to share with you. Our top 10 list includes the Royal Palace, the old town, museums, ships and so much more. Check out our Sweden overview in Deals and News to see our 10 Top Suggestions for Sweden!
Vacation Idea of the Week (3/13): Norway
Norway is next on our list. My favorite time to visit is around Easter when I can enjoy the spring weather but also take part in Norwegian ski culture (unfortunately I don't ski). Check out our Norway overview in Deals and News to see our 10 Top Suggestions for Norway!
Vacation Idea of the Week (3/6): Denmark
Interested in visiting Scandinavia but don't know where to start? Over the next several weeks, I'll introduce you to my personal must visit lists that, I hope, will provide ideas for couples, families, singles and group travel. Denmark is a great place to start because I lived in Denmark for 2 years and my husband grew up in Denmark. Does this make us experts? Maybe/Maybe Not! But we do know what we love to see and what we want to do every time we visit. Hope this list helps you plan your journey!
Vacation Idea of the Week (2/28): Safari
There are many great options for travelers wishing to go on a photo safari. Some of the best include:
- South Africa and Victoria Falls...
- Kenya & Tanzania
- Botswana & Victoria Falls
Whether you want to travel as part of a group or on private safari, see the big 5 (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros) or go Gorilla trekking, we've got a trip for you. Ready to book this bucket-list vacation? Call us today 608-347-8574
Vacation Idea of the Week (2/21): Active Wellness
Interested in an active wellness vacation close to family entertainment? How about Sandpiper Bay from Club Med? This all inclusive resort includes activities for improving your well being through:
- Paddle Boarding
- Flying Trapeze Academy
- Golf Academy
- Tennis Academy
- Fitness Academy
- Beach Volleyball Academy
Also available is a L'Occtaine Spa for extra care.
This amazing resort is also close to tourist activities like Disney World and Universal Studios.
Prices start at $749 per adult.
Learn more through this video and message, call or email me to book today!
Vacation Idea of the Week (2/14): CUBA Through Local Eyes
One destination that is growing in populartity this year is CUBA. It's the right time to visit if you are looking for authenticity and to travel before additional commercialization happens. If you are looking for more of a resort or beach vacation, you should wait at least 2-3 years to visit. Most visits need to be under the People to People program for your visa application to be processed. Tours are the way to get to CUBA in 2016. Here are some other interesting points to note.
- Commercial airlines are hoping to introduce flights to CUBA in 2016
- US Citizens must apply for a visa and travel affidavit to enter CUBA
- Many 2016 tours are already sold out and 2017 is filling quickly
Contact Enjoy Vacationing to learn more about traveling to CUBA.
Vacation Idea of the Week (2/7): Hawaii
Hawaii is a favorite destination for romance and family vacationing. There are many ways to enjoy a Hawaiian vacation and Enjoy Vacationing can help.
- A 1-2 Week stay on 1 or more islands - love Maui? Kauai? Spend time seeing the amazing sites, enjoy your resort and the great weather
- A 15 day round trip cruise on Princess cruise lines from LA or San Francisco - 9 relaxing days at sea, 1 day in Mexico and 4 days in Hawaii
- A 7 day round trip cruise on Norwegian cruise lines from Honolulu - 4 islands in 7 days with overnight stays at 2 lets you see more of Hawaii without packing and unpacking
- Disney's Aulani Hotel & Spa - Let Disney treat you as a guest is supposed to be treated!
Vacation Idea of the Week (1/31): Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom to see the Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular!
Enjoy a day filled with the wildest of wonders and then experience the park in a whole new light - night! Disney's Animal kingdom is built around the life of animals and everything changes at night starting this spring.
The tree at the center of the park comes to life at night and you learn the magical stories of the animals from the Tree of Life.
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2nd Idea of the Week (1/25): Celebrity Cruise in Europe
See Europe from the comfortable luxury of a Celebrity Cruise ship. I love European cruises - such a comfortable way to see many destinations without packing and unpacking, without stressing about driving in a foreign country, without finding your own way and getting lost while trying. The Mediterranean was my first big ship cruise and I was hooked.
See Spain, Italy, France, Greece and more while enjoying modern luxury. New deal information will be posted soon so stay tuned!
Idea of the Week (1/24): Monograms Travel
Monograms travel is an amazing way to see the world. Trade average for special and see the world with your own guide experiencing more. A better way to travel to
- Central and South America
- New Zealand
Never feel lost with Monograms. With you every step of the way!
Idea of the Week (1/17): Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts
How about a luxury 5 diamond resort in Riviera Maya?
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, an ultra-luxurious boutique resort, offers a completely new kind of vacation experience focused on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as social and environmental responsibility. For the thirteenth consecutive year, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita has earned the elite AAA Five Diamond Award. Set on 500 yards of beautiful beach, this exceptionally unique property features Endless Privileges® that include 90 beachfront suites; La Canoa, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant; the first certified Thalassotherapy Center in North America; a private 48 ft. Catamaran; and complimentary greens fees at nearby Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Club. Guests can also enjoy gourmet restaurants and top-shelf spirits here or, with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience, at a nearby Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort or Secrets, Dreams, Now or Sunscape Resort & Spa.
Idea of the Week (1/10): Brrrr! It's Cold Outside - Let's Head to the Caribbean!Get away from winter with an Eastern Caribbean Cruise.
Visit St. Thomas, St. Maartin and more on almost any cruise line. Hit the beach, snorkel, scuba, sail, shop, tour the islands and do it all while staying much warmer than it is at home!
Are you ready to Enjoy Vacationing in the Eastern Caribbean?
Idea of the Week (1/3): Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise and Land TourVisit Alaska's amazing glaciers, rain forest and wildlife via a 7 night cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage. Cruise with a naturalist, spot whales, seals, sea otters, puffins and more from your balcony.
Follow the cruise with a ride on the Alaska railroad and a trip to 1 or more National Parks including Denali. Enjoy breathtaking views, amazing excursions and plenty of history.
Are you ready to Enjoy Vacationing in Alaska?
Idea of the Week (12/27): Vacation in New York City and a 3 Day Bermuda Cruise on Norwegian BreakawayVisit the big apple, see a broadway musical, tour the 9/11 memorial and then take a warm, relaxing cruise to Bermuda. So many clients have visited the caribbean but not Bermuda. Here's your chance!
Enjoy freestyle cruising with a non-traditional approach to cruising. Freestyle dining. Inclusive packages. Big City and the ocean. What's not to like?
Idea of the Week (12/20): Northern Lights or Midnight Sun Cruise - Norwegian CoastCruise the Norwegian coast to visit amazing local experiences in the summer or winter on a small cruise ship while you look for the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights.
Enjoy the tranquility of the scenery and the releaxed pace onboard. Experience active days, relaxing nights, excellent food and the company of other adventure minded travelers.
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- Europe - throughout including Scandinavia, Great Britain, mainland Europe from north to south.
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- North America - including Alaska
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