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John's Travel Update September 23, 2022

I adore my kids - but sometimes you just need time to get away without them. Two of these updates are for adults-only - and the third offers adults-only resorts too! I think with the weather change I'm gearing up for a warm-weather vacation: and I will be setting sail next weekend! More on that in a future post. But until then.....


Extra Bonus On Virgin Voyages

The crisp air is upon us (well, for those of us in the Midwest) and it's a reminder that Winter is not far away.


Why not treat yourself to a cruise to the beautiful Bahamas, Mexico or Caribbean?


Better yet - how about some extra "perks"?

Book any stunning November voyages and celebrate Virgin Voyages lady ships' first-ever Eat & Drink Month with a $300 Bar Tab — automatically applied to your account!


Virgin Voyages is also curating special, limited-time cocktails to celebrate this first-ever Eat & Drink Month!


On top of these perks - the fares are INCREDIBLY affordable! CLICK HERE to get started on your November getaway!


The LAST TRUE "All-Inclusive" In The United States!

Club Med Sandpiper recently closed and this means Bungalows Key Largo is the last true remaining "all-inclusive" in mainland United States and it's worth a look!


An island oasis for downtime and disconnecting, Bungalows Key Largo rewrites the rule book on inclusive getaways. This adults-only (ages 21+ only) resort sits within a botanical garden edged by 1000 feet of ocean shoreline, just a few miles from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.


What's Included?

  • Luxurious accommodations

  • 24 Hour guest services

  • Welcome Drinks and Refreshments

  • All meals including small bites and fine dining*

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Selected wines

  • Kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear, water trike

  • Group yoga classes, fitness tiki, recreational amenities

  • In-town transportation within a 5-mile radius

*Bogie & Bacall’s is $300 per two-person reservation (fee waived for longer stays)


Some more highlights:

  • High-Speed WiFi in all bungalows and public areas

  • Zen Pool & Jacuzzi

  • Sunset Pool & Jacuzzi

  • Valet parking

  • On-site concierge

  • Cruiser bikes – for use on the property only

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Turndown service

Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, kick off your shoes and cast your worries aside.


Slow down and reconnect with nature, yourself and each other. Sail, snorkel, slow dance and soak in days filled with relaxed romance.


CLICK HERE to start planning YOUR trip!



Club Med Flash Sale

Trade the snowflakes for seashells this year and spend your December holidays, winter, and spring break in a sun-soaked paradise. Book now and guarantee incredible savings before prices go up - your tropical beach days are only one click away!


Club Med has locations all over the world - but unless you want to jet off to Europe (which, I wouldn't blame you) - you'll want to stay closer to home.


Where are the CLOSEST Club Meds?

Club Med offers unique resorts and experiences in the following locations in the North American region:

  • Michès Playa Esmeralda

  • Cancún

  • Québec Charlevoix

  • Punta Cana

  • Turkoise

  • Ixtapa Pacific

Club Med is the "grandfather" of All-Inclusive resorts - but they really shine with families! Club Med Cancun is well known as a hub of amazing children's programming - including a club for the smallest of children!


In all of my years of booking travel (dating back to the 1990's - yikes!) I have yet to have one family complain about a Club Med vacation! It's the G.O.'s (the name they call their staff) - they really become like "family"! Oh and there's small print on the offer so here goes:


*Buy One Night, Get One Free Offer: The discount for the second night free has been distributed as a 50% discount on all applicable nights. Sample discount is based on the standard rate based on double occupancy in a Superior category room on select weeks at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Michès Playa Esmeralda, Dominican Republic; Cancún, Mexico; Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico; Turkoise, Turks & Caicos; Caravelle, Guadeloupe; Buccaneer’s Creek, Martinique and Québec Charlevoix, Canada. Discounts on other dates, room categories and/or at other resorts varies. Blackout dates may apply. Does not include airfare. Offer requires a 1-night minimum stay (7-night minimum for Columbus Isle). Available at select resorts. Valid for new individual bookings only for select travel dates with check-in on or after October 15, 2022 and check-out on or before May 6, 2023 and must be booked before September 26, 2022. Offer is subject to capacity control and may increase or be withdrawn at any time.


**Kids under 4 Stay Free: Children aged under 4 years stay for free at our family destinations (exclusion for Holiday weeks: children 3 years old stay at 50% of the adult price). Children aged 4-11 years stay at 50% off adult price at select family resorts. Children aged 12-15 years stay at 20% off adult price at select family resorts. For flights that are booked through Club Med, tickets for children must be paid for by the client. Children who are eligible to stay for free must be lodged in the same room as the adults who are paying for their stay, or in a connecting room. Blackout dates may apply. Costs associated with Baby & Petit Club Med are at full day rate during entire stay booked.​


General Conditions: For Turkoise (Turks & Caicos) all guests must be at least 18 years of age. For Columbus Isle (Bahamas) all guests must be 2 years old and older, and stays can only be booked with air-inclusive packages. For Québec Charlevoix (Canada), applicable lodging tax, as required by the Ministry of Tourism of Québec, applies to the accommodation portion of your stay. Club Med Membership fees of $60 per adult and $30 per child are additional. Other restrictions apply including brochure terms and cancellation/change fees. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. CST#: 2020955-50.


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That's it for this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

- John

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