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Island Girl Vacations and Travel

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Exploring Exuma, Bahamas for you and well me. LOL

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (2480)


While I was in Exuma, Bahamas for the group trip I toured a villa type resort and explored areas of the island we had not been to before.


Grand Isle was located on the same stretch of beach as Sandals and was also nestled within the Greg Norman golf course. It has units from 1 to 3 bedrooms...

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Group Vacations

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (2061)



Our last group trip was 8 of us for a family member’s milestone birthday to Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, Bahamas. There is something inherently fun when you bring a group together for a vacation. I know some worry that they will not be able to do their own thing but we have found it to be just the oppos...

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Princess Majestic Cruise Rome to Dubai

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (3085)

My recent  cruise on the Majestic Princess allowed me to see what it was like to visit many ports and have several sea days on the newest ship in the Princess fleet. My own European Cruise started in Rome and ended in Dubai. At just over 2 weeks it was all the vacation days I had left so there are a few things I did a little different than I would sug...

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To exchange or not to exchange (money) pretrip

Posted on April 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (794)
When you are traveling outside of the United States chances are you will be spending money on things like souvenirs, food, transportation, and entertainment. Even if you are staying at an all inclusive resort or on a cruise, where most things are included, you are likely to need some cash. The question is will U.S. dollars be good or do you need to exchange for the local currency? My personal experience in the Caribbean and Mexico is that the U.S. dollar is accepted most everywhere. Keep in min... Read Full Post »

Future Personal Princess Majestic Cruise

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (79)
I will be really stepping out of my comfort zone in May to provide me more insight into several vacation options. I will be on one of the first voyages of the Princess Majestic cruise ship. I will also be doing my first solo vacation. This trip will hopefully give me much insight into European/exotic cruises and the experiences that you,my clients, may have when you do something similar. This cruise departs from Rome and visits Naples, Athens, Santorini, Jordan, the Suez Canal and Dubai. I booke... Read Full Post »

What have I been doing to make sure I provide you with great insights?

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1991)
Hello all ! You have kept me quite busy with your own trips so I have had little time to tell you what I have done the first 3 months of the year to make me a better travel agent for you. I attended the Sandals Home Based Agent conference and Sandals Wedding Specialist training at Sandals Royal Bahamian. I also spent a week in the Riviera Maya checking out 10 more resorts and one more tour so I can share more insights with you. The Home Based Agent conference was a chance for me to meet back ... Read Full Post »

Merry Christmas from your Travel Agent

Posted on December 17, 2016 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (231)

I hope you are poised to have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you all so much for making this the best year yet for Island Girl Vacations and Travel. Trying to fit your vacation to you is truly a joy for me and I hope we all have many more vacations in our future,

This year I was fortunate to visit four different Caribbean destinations. Punta Cana, Jamaica (Negril area), Antigua, and Barbados. I am closing in on 300 resorts visited . I hope this make me a valuab...

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My future plans to help me a better adviser for you.

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (86)

Sitting here thinking of all I have planned for the rest of the year. I have lots of travelers who will see lots of places and many more in the process of booking their next vacation. I have the Travel Quest National meeting in Minneapolis, the Sandals Home Based Travel Agent conference in Nassau, Bahamas, my personal/group vacation at Sandals Antigua, and lastly a trip to see Sandals Barbados and visit the island.

This will be my first National meeting. This meeting gives me a chance...

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Happy clients show why to use a Travel Agent

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (685)

I just had a family return from Memories Splash Punta Cana. They “had an awesome time...loved the water park and the Diamond Club beach and pool! The beach was absolutely beautiful. The food was good at Memories, but amazing at Royalton...we paid the upcharge 2 nights to eat at the Hibachi grill and the Steakhouse...worth it! The transportation to and from the airport was excellent...we felt like royalty on the way to the airport because we had a brand new black Chevy Suburban pick us u...

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12 th trip to Jamaica

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (1631)

This time in Jamaica our home base was on the seven mile beach in Negril. The sand was white and powder soft with clear blue and turquoise waters. The sunsets were perfectly staged on the west side of the island. Some of the resorts we visited were very different since they were built on the cliff side and offered jumping, snorkeling, and caving. The water in both sides was very clear and the prospect of returning and staying on the cliff side really excite me for a different sort of Jamaica...

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