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Why Travel (And Lots of It) Should Be On Your Bucket List!

Why Travel (And Lots of It) Should Be On Your Bucket List!

Fact: TRAVEL MAKES YOU HEALTHIER

Fact: TRAVEL LOWERS THE RISK OF DEPRESSION

Fact: TRAVEL ENHANCES YOUR CREATIVITY

This blog is all about another one of my passions, travel! We teamed up with Sherry Morin, a local Travel Agent here in Grande Prairie, also known as The Travel Specialist! She did an awesome job finding us some super fun & affordable family vacation ideas, and even girlfriend getaways. Check out her contact info below.

My ultimate bucket list is almost all travel related! Although we don’t get to do it often, mostly because of work schedule. Running a boutique and my husband running his own business means travelling takes a back seat a lot of times. Weekend getaways are often as exciting as it gets for us. We make the most of it and it works! But seeing the world with my kids is my deepest passion. For me, so far, cruises are my favourite holiday. Jarett and I have been on 2 cruises. The first was for our honeymoon (way back!) and the 2nd was with our girls on a Disney cruise when they were 3 yrs old…just wee babies! Although they don’t really remember much at all, we have plenty of pictures and video we look at often and reminisce.

I find when packing for a holiday, l often pack things I would normally not wear. Bathing suits being one of them! If I can wear a tank top and shorts to our local pool, yep, I’m doing that! But packing for a getaway, anything goes! Break out the tank tops, sundresses & shorts!

sundresses and shorts

Outfit planning is always fun for me. I roll each item individually unless I know what I’m wearing together, I will roll an entire outfit. I never forget my Bra Bag! A staple for me when travelling. It stores up to 6 bras neatly and keeps them from getting squished & bending…a MUST HAVE! Sometimes smaller more valuable items come with me in my carry on. Such as sunglasses, medication & jewelry. Hand some over to your hubby if you run out of room!

Sherry came up with some amazing travel recommendation. Seriously, my travel bucket list just got bigger!

Family Cruise Vacation On The Largest Cruise Ship In The World:

Family Cruise Vacation

After three years of construction, the world’s largest cruise ship just set sail in April 2018. The Symphony of the Seas is home to the tallest waterslide at sea, the ocean’s fastest internet and more works of art than the Louvre has paintings! It has 22 restaurants and 24 pools! Although immense in size, you don’t really feel crowded because there are 18 decks on the ship. There are seven neighbourhoods each having it’s own personality which tends to naturally segregate the crowds. When it comes to accommodations, the most over-the-top is the “Ultimate Family Suite” which is a two-level suite that has a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, private cinema, ping pong tale and in-room slide! This year, the ship will be traversing the Mediterranean with voyages to Palma de Mallorca, Spain and an Italian sojourn to Florence, Pisa, Rome and Naples. In the Fall, the ship will move to Miami, Florida to launch a series of Caribbean cruises.

7 night Caribbean Cruises from CAD $5,380 per family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children), including port charges and taxes, cruise-only, for May 2019 departures. Airfare additional and the price varies by airline and city of departure.

city of departure

Every girl dreams of a getaway with their besties…especially if its in Turks & Caicos!!

Check out this 5* star Beaches Friends Forever Girls Getaway

Soak up the sun, soak up the fun! Grab your BFF and breathe easy with morning meditation and yoga sessions. Or, let the Turks and Caicos sunset take your breath away on a private catamaran cruise, as you sip unlimited premium cocktails mixed just for you and your BFF. Treat yourself to a free massage at our world-renowned Red Lane Spa or learn beauty tips from industry experts. Imagine, you can experience all of this while spending quality time with your best friend at a luxury all-inclusive girls-only getaway! Exclusive BFF activities include: welcome cocktail party, farewell dinner, jewelry and wine soiree, beauty tips and tricks, island routes tour, seaside yoga & meditation, beach bonfire all white party and more! PLUS receive over $1,00 in BFF gifts ($200 Red Lane Spa Credit, free 5x7 photo, Sanitas Skincare Kit, Swarovski Flash Tattoo).

4 night BFF packages start from USD $1,699 per person with select dates available Sept/Oct 2018 & May 2019 & Oct 2019. Airfare additional and the price varies by airline and city of departure.

Sherry and her family have experienced Thailand & all its beauty first hand. Definitely on the bucket list!

Ready for your next vacation

Ready for your next vacation or getaway to a new place that’s culturally stimulating and relaxing at that the same time? Thailand is Asia Pacific’s most popular tourist destination, having been there myself, I have to agree on it’s popularity. From warm weather to friendly locals to yummy street food to Buddhas to temples to postcard perfect tropical islands to lush jungles to being affordable … what’s not to like? There is so much to see and do for everyone; singles, couples, families. Thailand’s geography is certainly impressive, with every province across the country having some unique geographical features worth exploring.

Thailand Romance - 11 day City & Beach Holiday - from CAD $2839 per person including taxes! Includes: roundtrip airfare on Cathay Pacific from Vancouver, local airfare, roundtrip airport transfers, 3 nights Bangkok, 3 nights Chiang Mai, 5 nights Beach, 2 day tours, daily breakfast. Air add-on’s available from Edmonton/Calgary from CAD $150 per person. Daily departures.

For more info on these amazing travel deals or any help with future travel plans, give Sherry a call.

Sherry Land-Morin, CTC, ACC, LCS
Cell: (403) 617-0559
Email: Sherry@TheTravelSpecialist.biz
Website: www.TheTravelSpecialist.biz
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/The Travel Specialist Inc. (Sherry Land-Morin)
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