Taking a Vacation at a Quiet Resort in Florida

by JuJuB

Thinking about taking your next vacation in the United States? Looking to avoid crowds? Many vacationers are choosing to take a quiet vacation these days, as this type of vacation is one that offers the rest, relaxation and seclusion that many people are looking for. This makes quiet resorts a very popular vacation choice for those who live busy lives, with quiet resorts in Florida being a top choice.

Why Vacation in Florida?

What makes Florida such a great vacation destination? One of the more common reasons why vacationers choose to vacation in the Sunshine State is because of the fantastic beaches. Enjoying Florida beaches is easy to do, as they include both soft sand and warm water, a perfect beach combination, The fact that Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastline, means that vacationers have many choices when it comes to choosing a quiet beach resort in Florida.

Quiet Resorts in Florida

The list below includes 3 of the best, quiet resorts in Florida.


  1. Hotel South Beach. This 5-star hotel is designed for comfort, and offers vacationers a south beach retreat that is quite like no other. The posh suites offer excellent ocean views, and includes some of the more personal touches that vacationers are looking for, like organic sheets and state of the art kitchens. There’s a private spa, a private gym, 4 different pools to explore, and top restaurants that offer seasonal local food choices. Vacationers can also choose to visit the salon, go shopping, and/or lounge in an oceanfront cabana, which allows for the absolute best ocean views.


  1. Naples Grande Beach Resort. This luxury resort hotel in Florida is the perfect choice for vacationers who wants to experience the personalized services and attention that allows for a quiet and stress-free vacation. The beachfront suites are oversized and modern, and include private balconies. Villas offer the most privacy, and are ideal for vacationers who are looking to enjoy a quiet vacation. Visiting the wellness sanctuary is a must, as well as enjoying staying in a plush and private beach cabana for most or all of the day.


  1. Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina. This newer luxury hotel is the largest quiet resort in Key West, Florida, and offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres a quiet resort can offer. All rooms offer some of the most amazing ocean views, and include balcony’s. Vacationers can choose to lounge at one of the six different pools in a private cabana, and/or enjoy partaking in some of the water activities offered by the hotel. There’s immediate access to the nearby marina, which is one of the resorts selling points as it offers a number of complementary activities.

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Considering taking your next vacation in the beautiful country of Italy? Italy is a top vacation destination, which shouldn’t be a surprise due to all of the many great things to do there. Capri is a great place in Italy to explore this year. This beautiful island offers all of the picturesque views vacationers are looking for, as well as a touch of mythical charm.

Traveling to Italy

Is traveling to Italy on your bucket list? This European country is home to some of the world’s most iconic images, which is one of the top reasons why vacationers want to explore the vibrant country of Italy. Additional reasons include wanting to explore the rich culture that exists here, the ability to relax on Italy’s great beaches, wanting to enjoy consuming its delicious cuisine and getting to know the friendly locals.

Capri – All the Great Things to do There

The island of Capri offers vacationers a number of things to do, making it a good idea to make a list of must-sees and must-dos. In order to get to the island, visitors must take a ferry or rent a private boat. The following is a list of some of the more popular experiences and exciting tour opportunities that Capri has to offer.


  • Take a boat tour around the island. Booking a boat tour allows vacationers to enjoy the gorgeous views. For those who love to explore, they can even enter a wooden rowboat that allows them to check out the Blue Grotto sea cave, a true once in a lifetime adventure.
  • Take a chairlift to the peak of Mount Solaro. Taking a chairlift up to the top of this spectacular mountain allows for some of the most scenic views available on the planet. Vacationers are encouraged to enjoy the views while taking pictures, as well as encouraged to order drinks from the nearby café.
  • Watch the sunset. The Punta Carena Lighthouse is the only location on the island where vacationers can actually watch the sun set into the Mediterranean Sea. Vacationers are encouraged to arrive at the lighthouse a few hours before sunset so they can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy a cocktail, allowing for a truly enjoyable afternoon.
  • Enjoy an evening at the Taverna. Vacationers who want to experience the Capri nightlife are encouraged to reserve a table at the infamous Taverna nightclub. The energy, the upbeat music, the dancing, and the great drinks all make for a really fun atmosphere.

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Villa Esperanza in Costa Rica

by JuJuB

Getting ready to plan your next vacation in beautiful Central America? Costa Rica offers some of the most beautiful scenery to behold in the Americas, as well as some of the most luxurious accommodations. While many vacationers do opt to stay in a luxury hotel when visiting Costa Rica, there are just as many vacationers who prefer their accommodations to take place in a private luxury home.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a popular vacation destination, and for all types of travelers. It offers the ability for visitors to explore two different oceans, hike through massive green and very lush jungles, enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife that exists here and even climb an active volcano. Costa Rica is simply a destination for anyone who appreciates taking part in and exploring the many types of outside adventure opportunities available here, whether it be a solo traveler, a newlywed couple, a family or an entire group.

Villa Esperanza

Villa Esperanza is a private luxury rental home that offers some of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. This Spanish colonial style villa has a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms, which provides accommodations for up to ten people. The three different levels means there’s easily more than enough space for everyone to relax and enjoy their Costa Rican experience. While there is more than 5500 square feet of living space available, the design of the house allows the space to feel cozy and comfortable, especially the kitchen and nearby lounging area.

This beachfront home not only overlooks the ocean, it also includes a pool and pool area for lounging. There’s plenty of backyard privacy as palm trees surround the villa, which makes it’s easy to spend the entire day out by the pool swimming in the cool blue waters while soaking up the sun. There are two dining areas outside, and shaded terraces that allow for fantastic views of the ocean all day long.

For those who are considering visiting Costa Rica, if you’re looking for private luxury accommodations that are somewhat off the beaten path, Villa Esperanza is the place for you. It simply offers the perfect combination between modern conveniences and old world charm, which is responsible for its great allure.

With advance notice, travelers can have access to a private chef, daily maid service, a personal driver, and the ability to book tours for all to enjoy the beauty of the island.

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Packing Light for Winter

by JuJuB

Planning on traveling this winter? Looking for ways to NOT overpack when traveling during the colder winter weather months? Good idea. You definitely want to avoid lugging around heavy suitcases while traveling, and by learning a few simple tips for packing light in the wintertime you won’t have to. Since the winter months are right around the corner, now’s the time for you to understand how to pack for winter as it really does require a whole new packing approach.

Ready to learn some really great tips that will make packing in the wintertime a breeze?

How to Pack Lighter During Cold Months – A Few Tips

Packing appropriately for each and every trip is definitely an art. You don’t want to under pack as you want to be sure you bring everything you need, and you don’t want to over pack as this can make it difficult for you to find anything, and overpacked luggage is heavy! This makes it a fine line when it comes to packing the perfect suitcase.

When packing for wintertime travel, of course you’re going to need to pack clothes that are going to keep you warm, like sweaters, jackets, warm pants, scarves, etc. So what are a few things you can do to make packing when traveling during cold weather super simple?

Here’s a list of the best winter packing tips you can follow.

TIP: Wear your heaviest sweater and bulkiest coat when boarding your plane.

TIP: Put your jacket in your carry-on bag it the bag is large enough.

TIP: Wear one pair of weatherproof winter boots and bring two pairs of really warm socks.

TIP: Pack a neutral colored lightweight hat, 2 neutral colored scarves, and a pair of thin, neutral colored waterproof gloves. Neutral colors go with everything!

TIP: Pack thin items that can be layered, i.e. thin sweaters, thermal tops, thermal bottoms.

TIP: Pack 2 pairs of warm pants, one black pair and one neutral colored pair.

TIP: Use a compression bag to pack thick sweaters and jackets.

TIP: Invest in a quality, lightweight carry-on bag that offers lots of pockets for organizing.

TIP: Instead of packing pajamas, sleep in thermals.

TIP: Plan out your wardrobe be laying out all of your options on your bed so you can create at least 10 outfits by mixing and matching the same items.

Good to Know! When you board a plane, the further back you go the less likely you’ll have any overhead space to put your belongings.

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Sheldon Chalet

by Tammy


The Sheldon Chalet is everything luxurious comfort is all about. The more than a mile high elevation allows for the most spectacular breathtaking views, making this a truly unique environment that any luxury traveler will enjoy and appreciate. Whether you’re someone who is looking to take your next luxury vacation for leisure reasons or for adventure reasons, the Sheldon Chalet can easily accommodate you and your particular wants and needs.

Ready to find out more about the Sheldon Chalet that’s located in the middle of Denali National Park in Alaska?

North America’s Highest Mountain

At an elevation of 6000 feet, the Sheldon Chalet sits perfectly in the Sheldon Nunatak. The Chalet itself is a fascinating structure and includes 5 bedrooms that are able to accommodate up to 10 guests at one time. This makes for a very private luxury vacation, which is something that many luxury travelers are looking for nowadays.

The inside of the Chalet includes a full kitchen, a wet bar that is fully stocked, a sauna for relaxing, and a large fireplace that quickly warms when coming in from the cold outdoors. The surrounding deck allows for relaxing outdoor views, including views of the Aurora Borealis when available. Each extremely spacious bedroom includes lavish beds for extreme comfort, as well as a sitting area to enjoy the panoramic views of Alaska mountains.

Experienced Staff & Personal Guides

Experienced staff is available for every guest and can provide them their requests. Personal guides are available for guests who are looking to seek adventure and can guide them through all of the beauty that can be found in the Alaska mountainside. Options guests can choose to participate in include skiing, sledding, building igloos, digging snow caves, fancy picnics and going for long luxurious walks to observe and enjoy the absolutely stunning scenery.

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis can be seen during the winter months, which are best seen when the sky is clear as well as dark enough to provide the proper background.

Fine Dining

Fine dining is available and all meals will be created by a private chef in the onsite restaurant. This means all guests will get to enjoy the most exquisite cuisine, all paired with the perfect fine wines. Wine tasting events are also available.

The Sheldon Family

The Sheldon Chalet is privately owned by the Sheldon family and is the only holder of private land in the park.

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Backroad trips are a top choice for travelers who are looking for the best off-the-beaten path adventures. Many travelers are looking to avoid touristy locations nowadays, and instead are wanting to explore the backroads of countries. The reason is because they want to learn about and experience the culture of a particular country, and traveling through their backroads is one of the best ways they can do this.

Backroads trips are the best because travelers not only get to immerse themselves in a new and exciting culture, they are also in full control of their traveling adventure.


Spain is a common vacation destination because of its rich cultural heritage that simply keeps bringing travelers back year after year. The reason why travelers keep coming back to visit Spain time and time again is because Spain is a place that expects everyone to enjoy themselves. Having fun in Spain is a requirement and includes eating delicious Spain cuisine, enjoying the company of good friends and fellow travelers, and exploring the backroads.

While there may be many adventures to be had in Spain, taking some time to explore the back roads of Spain is a definite must for travelers who are looking for some fun off-the-beaten path adventures.

Portugal Backroad Trip

The fact that Portugal is divided into different regions – Northern Portugal, Central Portugal, Lisboa, Alentejo, Algarve, Islands – means that travelers can choose from a variety of backroad itineraries. The backroads of Portugal can offer travelers a truly authentic experience and here are just a few of the examples – exploring the many wine regions, spending time with local fishermen, preparing innovative cuisine with a local chef, visiting the incredible art museums, and much, much more.

Andalucía Backroad Trip

Traveling the backroads of Andalucía is a definite bucket list trip for travelers. The spirit of Spain can be found in Andalucía, where fiestas, tapas and bull rings abound. The stunning landscape in Andalucía is captivating and dramatic and perfectly supports the vibrant culture found here. Seeing the limestone cliffs up close is a definite must. Traditional Andalucía cuisine includes the best gazpacho, tapas and olive oils made from local olive groves.

Travelers can easily lose time exploring the ancient town and backroads of Andalucía, with many travelers saying that they will be back soon so that they can explore even more of the many backroads that Spain has to offer

Backroad trips in Spain can be taken while walking, bicycling, and/or driving.

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When most people think about a trip through the Tuscany countryside, they think about a relaxing drive with the windows down, or enjoying the sites with others on a bus tour. However, with Tuscany’s rolling hills and winding roads, one of the best ways to see the area is on a bicycle. It’s a great way to cover more ground, travel at a slower pace and stop along the way to see sites.

The best part about biking through Tuscany is that, depending on what you are interested in doing while you are there, you can create your own agenda. For example, you can bike through Northern Tuscany and get to know the great city of Florence or just focus on Tuscany and park your bike occasionally to enjoy a glass of wine and a nice meal. Then get back on and continue your journey. The choice is yours.

There’s a tour company called Exodus Travel that helps you to put together your Tuscany biking adventure. As they say, when you bike through Tuscay, you “Live “La Dolce Vita” as you cycle to the iconic city of Pisa, the masterpieces of Florence, wineries and so much more. You can cycle to the iconic leaning tower of Pisa to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and, of course, through the Tuscan countryside. You’ll see da Vinci’s birthplace and sample some of Italy’s finest cuisine. 

In addition, Exodus Travel also has cycling packages for touring other parts of Italy, including Campania and the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Coast. On this tour, you can cycle through the Cilento National Park, quaint fishing villages, the Greco-Roman city of Paestum, Positano and of course Amalfi.

If you’re concerned that you are not up to cycling such big distances, don’t worry. There are tours for the more advanced cyclist as well as moderate tours where you aren’t going faster than 10 miles per hour. There is something for everyone and cycling through Italy brings a whole new level of exploration to your trip.

If you are interested in exploring Italy on bicycle, contact us and we will help to put together a trip of a lifetime for you.

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Discover Ireland adventure

by JuJuB

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You’re sure to have a ‘whale of a time’ when you book your ultimate vacation to the beautiful country of Ireland. Known for its music, lush landscapes, majestic castles and craft beer, there’s so much to see and do.

Craft beer: The Irish love their ale, so, while you are there, try a pint of Gat at the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Other breweries, including Metalman Brewing, and Blacks of Kinsale, offer tours of their facilities and taste tests.

Whiskey tours: If you prefer a little Irish whiskey instead, make sure to visit the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you can learn all about one of this country’s favorite drinks. This whiskey museum tour is an interactive, modern experience that has Irish whiskey memorabilia dating back to the 1800s. Sample Irish whiskey, Irish Coffee or whiskey cocktails. Sign up for a guided tour and tastings.

Castles: Castles aren’t just for princes and princesses. There are more than 30,000 castles and castle ruins of all shapes and sizes throughout Ireland to see, so make to check out a few of these fascinating structures. Top of the list should be Bunratty Castle, a former Viking trading camp, or the Ross Castle, which was built somewhere around the 15th century. Don’t miss Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim, a restored medieval castle. If you loved the television show The Tudors, then check out The Irish Castle at Cahir in County Tipperary where some of the show was filmed. Of course, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the famous Blarney Castle and a upside down kiss on the Blarney Stone.

Mountain-biking: Get out and explore the plush Ireland countryside, but do it on a mountain bike at Ballyhoura, the largest trail network in Ireland. Some spots of the trail are easy, while some are extremely challenging, so be ready. Adventure seekers can also go cycling or kayaking in Kilkenny, take a cliff walk at the Greystones, hike at Wicklow Mountains or hike Ireland’s remote and rugged Cliffs of Moher.

Spelunking: Cave lovers will want to explore Ireland’s many hollows, such as Aillwee Caves where you can tour chasms and see unique formations and frozen waterfalls.

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If you’re a roller coaster junkie and you have a need for speed, then taking a tour of the top rollercoasters around the country is a great way to feed your coaster cravings.

Head West Young Man: Here you will find the scariest 116-degree drop and 70mph ride on Cannibal at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah. A one-day visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, gets the coaster lover 18 rides to try, including the Green Lantern, which comes with a 144-foot drop, followed immediately by a 121-foot loop. And of course, you have to ride Superman: Escape from Krypton, where you’ll launch right out of the gate at 100mph … backwards.

Or go East: Your northeast rollercoaster tour should include stops at Jackson, New Jersey, where the wooden coaster, the El Toro, which has a maximum velocity of 70mph, is one of the most popular rides at Six Flags Great Adventure. If you’re spending the day at Six Flags, then spend some time on line at Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world, where you shoot out at 128mph and head down a staggering 418ft drop! A short drive into Pennsylvania and you’ll be on Skyrush at

Hersheypark in Hershey, where you will reach five Gs on the first drop alone. Then head over to The GateKeeper at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, the tallest and fastest wing coaster that inverts a harrowing six times at 67mph.

Going South: If you’re heading down south to try the coasters, then Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina must be on your list. It is home to the Fury 325, the tallest chain-lift roller coaster in the world at 325ft and a whopping 95 mph. Walt Disney World has must-rides in the dark Space Mountain, even though it’s only 27 mph, and Mission: SPACE, a realistic simulated liftoff and flight. In Doswell, Virginia, the Intimidator 305 is at the Kings Dominion and, hang on, it has multiple low-to-the-ground hairpin turns and is a 90mph challenge for the best of the best rollercoaster lovers.

Midwest: Finally, are you the Davy to Six Flags’ Goliath? In Gurnee, Illinois, you can give it a shot on the Goliath, which has the longest (180ft) and steepest (85 degrees) drop of any wooden roller coaster in the country.

There are almost 500 rollercoasters of varying shapes, sizes and speeds, so plan your US tour for this upcoming summer season.

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Adventure in Jamaica

by JuJuB

Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Whether you just love to put your toes in the sand and soak up some sun or you are more of an adventurist, there is always something to do.

Beaches: Take your pick. There’s Treasure Beach, a six-mile stretch of coral-colored and black sands, private coves and rocky shores. Montego Bay, a major cruise ship port has Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. Founded in 1906, Doctor’s Cave Beach Club is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. Explore Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica’s hot spot for sunbathers, including a few nudies in designated areas. You can also go horseback riding to see Jamaica’s trails and then take the horses right into the Caribbean.

Water fun: The green and blue ocean water shouldn’t just be watched from the shoreline, it should be explored. Located in Ocho Rios, the Rio Nuevo Wall is a diver’s paradise, with a 25-foot dive. Dunn’s River Falls is also a must-see for visitors where you can climb 600-foot cascades and snorkel below. Surfers can’t go to Jamaica without hanging 10 on Boston Bay Beach, one of the bluest, most beautiful beaches on the island.

Safari: Take a trip in a safari jeep up to the highest viewpoint of Ocho Rios, “Murphy Hill” (2000 feet above sea level) to really see what this beautiful country is all about. Ziplining is across the island is another way to see the stunning sights.

Hiking: The Blue Mountain Peak Trail takes approximately several hours to hike, ending at Blue Mountain Peak. Known for its Blue Mountain coffee, the Peak is the highest mountain in Jamaica at 7,402 ft., making it a prime location for trekkers. If you want to maximize trail time, Portland Gap is a convenient overnight stay on the trail.

Music: Get your groove on, because July 1 is International Reggae Day. Jamaica reveres this day with a 24-hour celebration of its reggae culture and influence. If that’s not long enough of a celebration, the Jamaica Festival is a one-week celebration honoring Jamaica’s independence.

Eat: Tasting the Jamaican delicacies is always an adventure in itself. Be sure to try their famous Jerk chicken, curry goat, fried dumplings, fried plantain, and steamed cabbage. Of course, a little Jamaican rum is a great way to top off a wonderful vacation.

So much to do, so little time!


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