Check your passport expiration date

Four Seasons Travel LLC Caribbean, Tips, Travel Tips, Vacation planning

Apply for or renewing a passport?  We’ve got some important news for you! We’re quickly approaching the 10th anniversary (January 1st, 2007) of when passports became mandatory for travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. As a result, there could be a surge in applications this next year, requiring up to 16 weeks or more to receive a new passport. …

Four Seasons Travel LLCCheck your passport expiration date

8 reasons to get married in the Caribbean

Four Seasons Travel LLC Caribbean, Destination weddings, Saving money, Tips

With the national average cost of a traditional wedding topping the charts almost $30K according to a survey conducted by The Knot, just the thought of planning a wedding can be downright overwhelming!  Picking the venue, dozens of meetings with florists, caterers, photographers and the like, endless deposits to pay and contracts to sign.  Planning a wedding can often be …

Four Seasons Travel LLC8 reasons to get married in the Caribbean

Hard Rock Hotels WOW specialist training

Four Seasons Travel LLC All inclusive, Destination weddings, FAM trips, Mexico, Training

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Hard Rock Riviera Maya and completing the Hard Rock Resorts WOW (Weddings On the Water) specialist training.  Along with learning all about their resorts and the beautiful Colin Cowie wedding packages, we even attended a session with Colin Cowie himself! He shared his years of experience in event and wedding planning along …

Four Seasons Travel LLCHard Rock Hotels WOW specialist training

Updates to Sandals Montego Bay

Four Seasons Travel LLC Adults only, All inclusive, Resort updates, Sandals, Sandals news

Work has begun on enhancements to Sandals first property, Sandals Montego Bay, with a complete renovation of the Beachfront Village.  All 66 room and suites in this location will go through a complete update which includes new bathrooms that boast ivory flooring, mosaic tiles, porcelain vanities, backlit mirrors and various stone elements throughout.  Countertops and benches will be redone with …

Four Seasons Travel LLCUpdates to Sandals Montego Bay

On the go travel apps

Four Seasons Travel LLC FAQ's, Saving money, Tips, Travel Tips, Vacation planning

The busy summer travel season is here, and we’re always looking for ways to make travel easier for our clients.  Need to touch base with those back home or find out if your flight has been delayed?  No worries, help is at your fingertips! We’ve complied a list of travel apps that will help make navigating your next trip out …

Four Seasons Travel LLCOn the go travel apps

Do I need travel insurance?

Four Seasons Travel LLC FAQ's, Saving money, Tips, Travel Tips, Vacation planning

FAQ Friday is here! One of the most frequent questions we get from clients during the planning and booking process is “what does travel insurance cover and do I really need it”. Travel insurance, like any other type of insurance, is there to cover you for 2 basic things…financial loss and unexpected circumstances. Think about the financial investment you’ve made …

Four Seasons Travel LLCDo I need travel insurance?

FAQ Friday – Are there all inclusive resorts in Hawaii?

Four Seasons Travel LLC FAQ's, Hawaii, Honeymoons, Vacation planning

Many times we get clients, especially honeymooners, who dream of Hawaii as their destination of choice.  While it’s a U.S. state, and does not require a passport to travel to, a frequent question we get is “are there all inclusive resorts in Hawaii?” The answer is pretty much no.  When people say “all inclusive” they are typically referring to the same …

Four Seasons Travel LLCFAQ Friday – Are there all inclusive resorts in Hawaii?

Introducing the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Four Seasons Travel LLC Adults only, All inclusive, Resort updates, Sandals, Sandals news

      The biggest resort in the Sandals chain of Luxury Included® properties just got even better… Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Sandals announces the re-launch of Sandals Grande Riviera Beach resort into the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.  The property was rebuilt to offer a hip and chic beach experience along with a fresh, modern design and 7 new …

Four Seasons Travel LLCIntroducing the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

FAQ Friday: What is considered a group?

Four Seasons Travel LLC FAQ's, Groups, Vacation planning

Traveling together with friends and family is a fun way to make you trip even more enjoyable. It’s human nature to want to feel “comfortable” and familiar, and vacationing with those you know gives you just that. But one question we get quite often is… “How many people or rooms make a group, and can we get a discount if …

Four Seasons Travel LLCFAQ Friday: What is considered a group?

Direct and nonstop flights…is there a difference?

Four Seasons Travel LLC FAQ's, Tips, Travel Tips, Vacation planning

We’re pretty fortunate here in the DC/MD/VA region to have 3 great airports for travelers to fly from, and great nonstop flight options to some of the most popular vacation destinations.  During our consultations with clients, many tell me they want a “direct” flight, and when I explain to them the great nonstop options they ask “well aren’t they the same?” …

Four Seasons Travel LLCDirect and nonstop flights…is there a difference?