Costa Rica - One of the Top Five Family Vacation Spots in the World

Costa Rica

A veritable playground for kids of all ages, Costa Rica packs in more natural beauty, culture and adventure than most countries many times its size. What kid wouldn't love seeing fascinating animals , lush rainforests, towering volcanoes and warm sundrenched beaches? Friendly, affordable and endlessly captivating, Costa Rica is an ideal destination to choose if you're looking to mix in some educational experiences for the kids. The country's rich biodiversity is practically everywhere, making for plenty of What's this? What's that? moments. Arenal Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park are great places to get up close with the country's flora and fauna. Best of all, a trip to Costa Rica can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you want it to be. The country's small size allows you to spend time both on the beach and in the rainforests.

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7 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

Why Use a Travel Agent???

There are so many benefits, such as:

*Expert Guidance - We know the ins and outs of the travel industry, providing you with a variety of vacation options to help you find one that's right for you.

*Personalized Service - We are avid travelers who take joy in providing one-on-one service and unbiased information. Rather then dealing with a faceless corporation, we work just for you.

*Best Value - We can get you the best value for your vacation dollars, providing you with information on the latest deals and special promotions so you can make an informed decision.

*Years of Solid Relations - We have years of long standing relationships with preferred suppliers. As a result, we can share the best inside deals available, saving you money.

*One-Stop Shopping - Because we handle every aspect of your trip, you inevitably save precious time.

*Consumer Advocate - We don't stop working for you, even after you've  booked your trip. In the event of an unfortunate mishap, we will act on your behalf to see that restitution is made.

*Guaranteed Satisfaction - We strive to achieve customer satisfaction so you return the next time you're planning a trip. We want you to be happy, long-term customers!

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Beaches Resort - Turks and Caicos

Enjoying little romance while on a family vacation can be difficult - but not at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort & Spa. Only a 75-minute flight from Miami, this all encompassing, all-inclusive resort in the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands has it all: a 45,000 square-foot, state of the art waterpark: three magnificent villages with Italian, French and Caribbean inspired architecture; incredibly sumptuous hotel accommodations; a 12-mile powder white sand beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; and endless activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens. And yes, the resort and location are just as beautiful as you can imagine. The resort hasn't forgotten about anyone - parents included. At Beaches Turks and Caicos, kids are given extra attention with tailor-made, supervised programs for five different age levels at no extra charge- giving parents lots of time to themselves to enjoy one of the world's romantic settings.

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The Magic of Orlando Florida

No one place in the world holds more magic for kids than Orlando, Florida - better known to them simply as Walt Disney World. The Walt Disney World Resort is about as good as it gets for kids. So good in fact, families can make return visits and always be surprised by new things throughout each of the resort's four parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood studios. If that's not enough fun for the family, the resort's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will certain keep the kids well entertained and wet. But there's much more to Orlando just outside the Magic Kingdom's gates that shouldn't be missed. Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Universals Islands of Adventure have become popular spots for keeping the excitement going.

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Iberostar Hotels and Resorts - Come See What Your Are Missing

Iberostar is the name behind the world's most stunning all-inclusive destinations. While each property offers a unique experience of its own, all Iberostar Hotels and Resorts share common brand values, beginning with a warm, friendly staff that's devoted to creating complete happiness among guests. Elegant design, deluxe accommodations, extensive recreational options and delicious all-inclusive dining are just a few of the pleasures to be discovered at Iberostar Hotels and Resorts.

Now the Iberostar is bringing this expertise to Cancun with the December 2011 opening of the brand's ninth property in Mexico - Iberostar Cancun.

Situated on on the world's most exquisite beaches, the new, all inclusive Iberostar Cancun has 426 fully equipped rooms and villas, each with an ocean view.

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Fiji "Friendliest People on Earth"

The legendary warmth of the "Friendliest People on Earth" is the single most important factor when you visit Fiji. Travelers are welcomed as guests and immediately embraced into the ever-present culture of the Fijian people.

It seems as if Fiji was created with romance in mind. Here, visitors can marry with a simple exchange of vows on the beach or with an elaborate ceremony in a seaside chapel, and it is legally recognized in the U.S. and Canada. Honeymoons in Fiji are about fulfilling dreams or simply enjoying the perfect, romantic escape, as couples embark on their lives together.

Relaxation is an art form here. Centuries old massage treatments like bobo, are combined with modern techniques to stimulate and soothe the senses. Visitors can literally float on mattresses in a lagoon or be enveloped within a banana leaf amid the sounds of the surrounding primordial rainforest, all while enjoying luxurious spa treatments.

There are so many unique aspects to a vacation in Fiji.

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Sandals Resorts includes more luxury, quality, and choices

A Sandals Luxury included vacation gives you everything you'd find at any five-star luxury resort, the only difference is everything is INCLUDED! So you not only get what you'd expect, you get far more than you ever dreamed of in quality, choice, luxury, and service. Sandals includes more exciting choices on land and sea - from golf to unlimited scuba diving.Sandals includes anytime dining at up to 16 true specialty restaurants per resort, each with a different ambiance. Best of all, when it comes to luxury accommodations, Sandals offers far more choices than anyone else - up to 26 different categories per resort, including the most unique and creatively designed suites in the Caribbean. It's the Sandals Luxury included difference that makes all the difference in the world.

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Aruba, White Sandy Beaches and Turquoise Waters

*Perfect weather. It's always summer in Aruba. Average daytime temperature of 82 degrees and constant cooling trade winds help to keep the humidity low. Aruba has a desert-like climate with less than 20 inches of rain a year.

*Warm, friendly people. Arubans are among the friendliest people in the world. A long history of hospitality pervades the local culture. Local residents welcome visitors with a warm smile and are proud to show off the island they call home.

*White sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Aruba boasts more than seven miles of white sandy beaches, some rated among the best in the world by prestigious travel publications. Clear turquoise waters surround the island with gentle lapping waves along the hotel zone on the leeward side of the island.

*No hassels. Aruba offers all the comforts of home while retaining the charm of an international destination. English is widely spoken, Internet and WiFi access are readily available. Aruba has some of the world's purest drinking water and boasts a top-notch airport with U.S. Customs and Immigration preclearance, allowing flights from Aruba to enter the U.S. a domestic flights.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Plot connections carefully.
When booking flights, check your search results carefully for sufficient time during layovers, and build in some time for flight delays and weather woes. Particularly during the winter months, peak travel times often bring peak travel delays, and your connection is more likely to be jeopardized. Avoiding really tight connections may save you a sprint through the terminal or a missed flight. Also, it is best if you can muscle your flight path into position so that connections are in places less likely to experience delays -- specifically, airports in warmer climates. For more advice, see our Winter Travel Tips.

Leave early.
During peak travel times, much of the trouble you'll face lies on this side of the security check-in, from traffic jams and full parking lots to absent shuttles and long lines. Rather than striving to "arrive at the airport early," you may want to try to "leave for the airport early" to anticipate all the peripheral delays you may encounter.

Pack wisely.
In the past, you may have been able to fit everything into your carry-on without having to check any baggage -- a strategy we still recommend. However, the TSA rules about liquids and gels make this a trickier proposition. For the record, you may bring liquids and gels in 3.4-ounce or smaller containers, packed within a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You're also allowed to bring any liquids (such as coffee or water) or gels purchased after you go through a security checkpoint onto your plane with you. If you want to bring more than the 3.4-ounce amount, you'll have to pack the items in your checked luggage.

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