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Sandals Vs. Excellence: Let’s Take a Look

EPC beach

I was a Sandals junkie. Still am, in many ways. But then, one winter, I was forced to make a serious decision: skip the vacation altogether or look for something more budget-friendly than Sandals.

Travel Tip: Check Hotel Rates AFTER You Book

We all know that hotel rates can change drastically from one day to the next — sometimes they go up, sometimes they go down. If you’ve booked your vacation months in advance, like many people do, chances are the rate at the time of booking will change prior to check-in — and there’s always a

Travel Tip: Pack a Full Set of Clothes in Your Carry-On

Sadly, there’s always a chance your luggage won’t arrive with you, and there’s always a chance you’ll have to wait a good 24 hours (ugh…or more) before you see it. That means while you sit in your room waiting for your belongings to arrive, all your buddies are out enjoying the sun and sand. What

Travel Tip: Always Pack TOO MUCH Sunscreen

If you think you need one bottle of sunscreen for an entire week in the sun, bring two, maybe three. If you think you need two bottles, bring three or four. Why? Because you’re going to spend every waking daylight moment in the sun (afterall, it’s a beach vacation!), which means you’ll be – or

Sandals Select: A Loyalty Program You NEED to Know About

Welcome Back Treat at Sandals

I’m the kinda girl who would drive all the way across town to buy a roll of paper towel that costs much more than said paper towel at the grocery store up the road – all because the store across town is offering 5 bonus air miles with every purchase. Yep – a real sucker

A Beginner’s Guide to the All-Inclusive Resort

All-Inclusive Resort SWH French Pool

So you’re considering an all-inclusive resort but you have no idea what to expect, right? Trust me, you’re not alone! Before you book an all-inclusive, it’s imperative you understand exactly what to expect and what not to expect. Otherwise, you could walk away utterly disappointed.

6 Tips for Using TripAdvisor Effectively

TripAdvisor Android App

Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use TripAdvisor. If you really want to make an informed decision when choosing a hotel, you need to do more than what most people are doing. You need to do more than log on to tripadvisor.com, enter the name of the hotel

The Packing List: 5 Things You Probably Don’t Have On It

Suitcases

The packing list. We all have one. And for many of us tropical travelers, topping the list are things like swimwear, sunscreen, bug repellent, sunglasses, flip flops, etc. And if you’re anything like me, you add to that list every time you return from a vacation. It just seems that every time I go, there’s

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Excursions: How to Pick Just One

Enjoy Catamaran Excursions in Negril

So you’ve decided that your next vacation will include a solid week of relaxing on the beach, sipping cocktails, and soaking up the rays. You’ve spent the last few vacations exploring and going on one adventure after another, so this trip will be different – one excursion, and that’s it. The rest of the time