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Central America & Caribbean

A Weekend Getaway to the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa as Reviewed by a Travel Agent thumbnail

A long weekend in sunny Mexico was exactly what my husband and I needed. With Apple Vacations nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, we were able to maximize our time on our mini vacation. Just 3 hours and 10 minutes of flight time from the close and easily accessible Capital City Airport and you are… [Read More]

A Travel Agent’s Reflection of The Ocean Riviera Paradise-Riviera Maya, Mexico thumbnail

Since most everyone has been to the Riviera Maya and has done all the wonderful things it has to offer I thought I would just give you a description of the resort I stayed at, Ocean Riviera Paradise. This is a 5-star resort and has so much to offer. There are 4 different category areas… [Read More]

A Travel Agent’s Review of Riu Hotels & Resorts (and More) in Cancun thumbnail

Written by Julie Schafer. I recently returned from escorting a successful group to Cancun. I visited all the Riu Hotels & Resorts in Cancun and a few others during my stay and I wanted to pass along my personal review on each property. Please contact me if you have any questions and to book your… [Read More]

A Travel Agent’s Review of RIU Republica Dominican Republic (Adults-Only) thumbnail

Written by Denise McCain. The best part of the Dominican Republic is the beaches. These beaches are compact sand you can walk for miles on without struggling with balance or sinking. Nothing better than listening to the ocean, feeling the breeze, while casually strolling/wading along the beach. The RIU Republica is a long property with… [Read More]

Cruising the Caribbean from New Orleans – A Travel Agent’s Tips thumbnail

Written by Debb Endres-Scamehorn. NEW ORLEANS Let me first say that if you have never taken a cruise out of New Orleans – you should! It is the easiest port that I have ever gone thru. I had the opportunity to sail aboard the Norwegian Pearl for a 9-night cruise instead of the usual 7-night… [Read More]

New! Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana – Not Exactly What You’d Expect! thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. I was expecting SpongeBob SquarePants and a fleet of other Nickelodeon characters to greet me and to be bombarded with them wherever I went. I assumed all that would be available to eat would be hot dogs and cheeseburgers. Honestly, I thought I’d hear children screaming everywhere. Nevertheless, I signed up… [Read More]

Sailing & Scuba Diving the Virgin Islands thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. 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… [Read More]

Destination Weddings in Riviera Maya, Mexico thumbnail

Written by Linda Dolecki. 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… [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

Written by Sharon Sinclair. 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… [Read More]

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