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Secrets Capri has always been my favorite resort until I stayed at Secrets Akumal, which is now my favorite resort by far. The only part I did not like was the long transfer down from the airport in Cancun to Akumal, which was just over an hour. The room at the resort was amazing and ideal… [Read More]

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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]

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Written by Joy Yin (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2014). My seven-day vacation in Cancun with my roommate during winter break is one of the most unforgettable vacations ever in my life. Everything that I can think of to make a vacation perfect, Cancun has it. There are amazing beaches, delicious food, and tons of activities… [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]

Written by Rick and Joy Terry. Where do I begin this letter? First, let me say thank you for guiding us towards Vallarta Palace in Nuevo Vallarta. It was by far the most relaxing, pleasant, and fun experience that Joy and I have ever embarked on! The resort as a whole was absolutely top notch in… [Read More]

The Riviera Maya is one of my and Tom's favorite resort areas. Here are some of the reasons why. The travel time and time zone makes the destination a breeze on travel days. The flight time is just over 3 hours. Northwest and Spirit fly nonstop commercially and the charter flights operate daily in the… [Read More]

Written by Liz Hill. Finals are over, what better place to celebrate than the beautiful Riviera Maya? My colleague and friend, Danielle Artibee, and I were given the opportunity from Joy and Tom to check out the Riviera Maya, and see what it's all about. I know what you're thinking, “two college girls in Mexico… [Read More]

Written by Angela Brya. When you leave the Cancun Airport you come upon two signs, one directing you left toward the resort strip known as Cancun, and the other pointing right toward the fastest growing vacation destination in Mexico-Riviera Maya. Increasingly visitors are turning right, eager to discover one of the most beautiful tropical destinations… [Read More]

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The past few years the Mayan Riviera, also known as Playacar or Playa Del Carmen, has been growing in popularity. Recently, I visited there for four nights and saw for myself what all the fuss is about. This Mexican destination has beautiful beaches, gorgeous resorts, blue-turquoise water, and great Mexican shopping. Everything you need to… [Read More]

Written by Colleen Pero. In the last 18 months, Dan and I have been fortunate enough to visit the Mayan Riviera three times...in three distinct ways. The first visit was a long weekend with two friends. We stayed at the Porto Real on the European Plan (i.e., none of our food or drinks were included). The… [Read More]

Written by Molly Brunette. Upon completion of the Magic of Mexico seminar, Marcia Bethea and I were invited by the Mexican Tourist Board to be their guests in the city of our choice. That was a difficult decision to make, as there are so many wonderful destinations which to choose from. We decided on Puerto… [Read More]

A Note From Andrea Polverento. What a WONDERFUL vacation we had! We opted to do the $139 first class upgrades for Sun Country at the airport, and that was the best $139 we could have spent! Sun Country was fantastic - the staff was great, the drinks were great, even the food was great! The Lansing airport is so… [Read More]

Written by Todd Thrun. Recently, my son Scott and I decided to take one of the hottest trends in travel today… a cruise. I have been on many cruises, however this was Scott's first time. We flew from Lansing to Los Angles and boarded Royal Caribbean's Viking Serenade, which is a 3 night cruise which… [Read More]

Written by Joel Lowy. My read ahead about the town included using three major travel guides, Fodor's, Frommer's and Lonely Planet and a “specialty” book called Hidden PV. They of course overlap a good deal but each does some areas a little better than the others. Best map – Lonely Planet followed by Frommers for… [Read More]

When my husband, Bob, asked Joy at Classic Travel to "book us something for next week" - I was shocked. I didn't think we had time for a vacation. Then I realized we had the time to go, what we didn't have time for was planning a vacation. Joy took care of everything for us… [Read More]

Destination--Los Cabos; Assignment--check out the hotels, activities and Maritur. Maritur is a destination management company that works with Classic Travel for planning the activities of our groups. Whether it is corporate incentive travel, a family reunion or anything in between - they can be enlisted to make the trip more enjoyable and the coordinating seamless… [Read More]

Written by Kelli Furgason. I was lucky enough to go on a Travel Agent Familiarization trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. My resort, "The Marina El Cid Resort & Spa", is located in Puerto Morelos - nicknamed "La Joya del Caribe" or "Jewel of the Mexican Caribbean". Puerto Morelos is nestled between Cancun and… [Read More]

Why Are Carnival’s “Fun Ships” So Much Fun? thumbnail

Just what makes Carnival's "Fun Ships" so much fun? In search of the answer, I embarked on two of Carnival's "Fun Ships" --- the Imagination and the Fantasy, to find out for myself. We departed from the port of Miami on Imagination's 5-day Western Caribbean itinerary. This itinerary included two "Fun Days at Sea", a… [Read More]

Written by Jennifer Holmes. I recently had the exceptional opportunity of taking a familiarization trip with several other travel agents, completing site inspections of resorts in the Cancun and Riviera Maya areas of Mexico. It was a whirlwind tour, visiting 24 resorts in just a few short days. During my time there I was fortunate… [Read More]

THE GIFT OF TOTAL RELAXATION Instead of hitting the mall in search of the perfect college graduation gift for my significant other, I decided to give the gift of travel. After 4 years of grueling class schedules, long nights of studying, and exams, it was clear that Nick was in need of a little sun… [Read More]