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Sailing & Scuba Diving the Virgin Islands thumbnail

I couldn’t imagine going to the Virgin Islands and only staying on one island. All you need is one week, and you can see it all! Well, you can get a good summary of things. The way to do the Virgin Islands is simply by sailing. We had a private catamaran tour, where our captain… [Read More]

Destination Weddings in Riviera Maya, Mexico thumbnail

Riviera Maya offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding, featuring stunning white sand beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters, tropical jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins. The first thing you should know about planning a destination wedding is to use a travel agent. I have the expertise to match you with your ideal destination, resort, and experience. Once… [Read More]

Written by Molly Goldsmith (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Cuba is not a particularly dangerous island nation. Despite this fact, nearly all travel, trade, and business from the United States has been restricted for over 60 years. Human rights organizations and advocacy groups have maintained that the embargo causes detrimental effects to the Cuban economy… [Read More]

Sharon’s Jamaica FAM thumbnail

As a Classic Travel Specialist, MLT invited me to participate in a FAM Trip to Jamaica, the number one destination for vacations and honeymoons in the Caribbean. The purpose of a “FAM” is to provide the opportunity for travel agents to become “familiar” with a destination including the hotels, in order to learn firsthand what… [Read More]

Hannah’s Bahamian Adventure thumbnail

There is something special about your first FAM trip. I am new to the industry, so I was eager to sink my teeth into all things travel. In May, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to the Bahamas with MLT Vacations. It was an early start to the trip with a… [Read More]

Our Jamaican Honeymoon thumbnail

Written by Bobby and Meghan Koivunen. My husband and I recently spent eight nights at Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We had an amazing time, but could not have done it without the help of our fabulous travel agent, Tamara. She was able to set us up with first class flights and a… [Read More]

PERFECTION! Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos thumbnail

As a travel counselor, it is in my job description to qualify my clients to lead them to the perfect vacation for their needs. So when it became time for me to plan my own family’s vacation, the Key West Luxury Village at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort in Turks and Caicos fit the… [Read More]

St. Lucia – Paradise FOUND! thumbnail

My husband and I celebrated our 15-year wedding anniversary on the beautiful island of St. Lucia at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. We absolutely LOVED it! Although it was a long and winding drive (after a 2-hour flight delay) from the Hewanorra Airport to Sandals Grande St. Lucian, once I saw the view from our… [Read More]

Bavaro Runners Tour in Punta Cana thumbnail

We all know that Punta Cana has wonderful beaches and amazing resorts, so I thought I would tell you about an exciting tour adventure I did during recent my visit. You will see spectacular views and unforgettable experiences. A camera is a must! It was with Bavaro Runners in an open air adventurous safari truck… [Read More]

Exploring Costa Rica thumbnail

After spending four relaxing days sipping Costa Rican mojitos by the pool at the Westin Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, we were off to Arenal. The Westin arranged a private transfer for our journey to Arenal Springs Resort. The transfer took about 4.5 hours because there was a lot of construction on the highways and roads… [Read More]

NOW ON SALE: Over-the-Water Suites in the Caribbean! The most important thing to do is book with an informed Travel Agent. There is no cost to you when you book with Classic Travel, but our expertise can be priceless when it comes to making the right decision for a lifelong memory. Classic Travel's Tamara Corrie recently visited… [Read More]

Unique, Special and Romantic – Sunset at the Palms in Negril, Jamaica thumbnail

My husband and I recently were invited to explore Sunset at the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica. For us it was like a second honeymoon, since our first was also in Negril. But this resort is very different and unique among resorts. This all-inclusive resort is set among a lush, tropical setting with winding pathways and wonderful flora… [Read More]

Written by Jill Tribell. We have a list of vacations that we would like to take hanging up on our refrigerator. Since this year marks our 30th wedding anniversary, we thought we'd choose an extra special item from our wish list to celebrate. Planning for a Caribbean cruise for the first time is just as exciting… [Read More]

The cruising experience is something everyone should try. The trick is to find the right destinations and cruise line for you. The professionals at Classic Travel can help you with that. They know what'll work best with your lifestyle. And, when you're matched with the right ship, on the right itinerary - it's a match made… [Read More]

Written by Nikali Luke. Arrival: After landing and clearing a very loose customs we were greeted by our agent who was expecting us. We grabbed our bags and were on our way. About 3 hours of very twisty, turny, and bumpy roads with, narrow bridges and steep inclines we arrived at La Fortuna/Arenal. Our driver quickly pointed… [Read More]

Written by Amber Feldpausch. This past December, my husband Neil and I were able to travel to the beautiful Dominican Republic. What a pleasant surprise it was. As an agent, I have always referred people to the Dominican Republic because it lies in the Caribbean, it's warm, and prices are great. But I did always… [Read More]

Written by Ann Cook. Sun, Dec 20, 2009 We left the freshly fallen snow in Lansing early in the morning and took the Michigan Flyer to the Detroit airport, arriving in the Dominican Republic at about 3:30 p.m. local time. The first thing we saw as we disembarked the plane was the thatched roof of… [Read More]

Cabin fever is real – I live in Michigan, I know it firsthand. So, after a particularly long winter, I was beside myself with anticipation when Helen, my Mother in-law, offered to take her children to the sunny, beautiful, Dominican Republic in February. We were going to Punta Cana at the perfect time - the… [Read More]

Written by Danielle Lenz. Finally, it was our first vacation together as a married couple and we headed to what I have to say is one of the most beautiful destinations I have been to. David and I booked our honeymoon with Funjet Vacations and began our adventure to St. Lucia early Monday morning taking the… [Read More]

St. Kitts: A Caribbean Pearl thumbnail

If it is beaches, food and stunning topography you like for your tropical vacation than St. Kitts definitely fits the bill. This volcanic island has lush covered peaks with gorgeous vistas at every turn. It still maintains the 'Old Caribbean' feel with a first-class hotel option that meets the accommodation and amenity luxuries we have come… [Read More]