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    I am a former Best Destination Wedding bride! My husband and I are now a destination wedding and portrait photography team based in Southern California but documenting love all over the world. We love working with destination wedding couples! To see our work visit www.mariesamsanchez.com or www.mariesamsanchez.com/blog

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  1. I have to preface this by saying, I am NOT a waterpark person. I am more of a lounge by the quiet pool or lay on the beach all day in the sun type of person. Waterparks seem like an invitation for complete chaos and children loudly running around -- and I'm a mother of two, so trust me, it's not that I don't like being around kids. Water parks just aren't my thing. So imagine my surprise when I spent a full afternoon at the water park at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico, and absolutely loved the experience so much I spent the next day there too. For those familiar with The Grand, it's a huge luxury resort with a variety of areas to keep its guests busy. The main buildings are filled with several eateries, an arcade filled with every game imaginable, a 24-hour cafe, shops, a theater, bowling alley and a world class spa. If you're the outdoorsy type, there are pools located throughout the resort, including an adults-only pool club and lounge and of course the blissful sights and sounds of the shore and the Caribbean Sea. So there is no lack of things to do here, but the resort's water park is truly a hub of fun for all ages. At the water park, you can float in a lazy river, splash in a wave pool, and choose from a selection of different thrill-seeking slides. Guests of The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun have unlimited access to all these areas. The Lazy River The serene waters that encircle the Playroom give resort-goers a relaxing way to move with the river's flow using the inflatable ring floats at the water park. The Wave Pool With the state-of-the-art wave pool, you can experience oceanic thrills for swimmers big and small. The Water Slide With a collection of pool slides, guest of all ages are sure to splash up thrills and safe fun. The Splash Pad This playground offers a safe and fun way for little swimmers to enjoy water play. The Playroom This indoor playzone in the middle of the water park is filled with amazing activities such as: Neon Mini Golf, a 3-floor Labyrinth, Arcade, Bumper Cars, Laser Maze, Time Freak, Interactive Sports, Sky Trail, Mirror Maze, and much more. There's also a counter where you can grab a quick snack or drinks if you need a quick break from all the fun. The upper floor of the Playroom is open to children from 4 to 7 years old. Kids under 4 years are welcome under the supervision of a responsible adult guardian at all times. The ground floor is open to children from 8 to 17 years old. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. The Playroom is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Food Trucks and Bar To ensure that those at the water park have everything they need and more, the park is also equipped with food carts and a full-service bar. Food carts offering freshly made hot dogs, corn dogs, tacos and shawarmas are available for guests throughout the day - and this isn't amusement park food, the food is made to order and it's delicious! There are also carts with freshly made ice cream, paletas and shaved ice to cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth. All dining options are part of your all-inclusive experience at the resort, so you don't pay a thing. To book your stay, destination wedding or honeymoon at The Grand at Moon Palace, contact one of the Best Destination Wedding travel agents who specialize in destination wedding and honeymoon travel. You can contact them HERE! or visit the website at www.wrighttravelagency.com - - - About me: I am a former BDW Bride AKA as MarieSam and I was addicted to this forum as I planned my own wedding in 2009. Since 2010, I have been the proud owner of MarieSam Sanchez Photography -- a husband and wife photography team based in Southern California and documenting love all over the world. I am also a mother to two girls, an avid traveler and a destination wedding photographer and writer/blogger.
  2. With so many great destination location options throughout the world, choosing the perfect location for your wedding festivities can be a tough task. But the agents of Wright Travel Agency -- the official agency of the Best Destination Wedding Forum -- are experts on the most popular destination regions and they are happy to share their insight when it comes to choosing the best destination area for your dream wedding celebration. Here are five reason why getting married in the Riviera Maya, Mexico is the right choice for you. 1. You're Looking for a Good Variety of Accommodations for Your Destination Wedding: The Riviera Maya is the gorgeous stretch of land between Cancun and the areas of Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. In this areas, you'll discover a wonderful mix of simple and affordable and posh and luxurious accommodations -- all lined along the warm turquoise waters the areas is known for. 2. You Want to Be Near the Activities and Action: Most of the region's theme parks and natural attractions can be found along the stretch of the Riviera Maya. From Xcaret Park to Xplor and cenotes galore -- you will never run out of things to do in this region. 3. You Don't Want to be Around City Crowds: If you're trying to stay away from the city life and traffic of Cancun or Playa del Carmen, then finding a resort along the Riviera Maya is the perfect choice. The resorts along this area are like little islands, so rest assure, you and your guests will enjoy the serenity and peace. 4. You Enjoy Incredible Beaches: This stretch along the Yucutan is filled with beautiful beaches to you and your guests to enjoy. So if you have your heart set on a beach wedding or want to enjoy sun, sand and bliss, no need to look further. 5. You are Close to the Big Cities: While you may want to relish in the serenity away from the city, you may also want easy access to the hustle and bustle of city life. If you choose to stay along the Riviera Maya, city life is never too far. Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Akumal/Tulum are just a short drive away. So you have the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds if you choose. To book or inquire about a location for a destination wedding elopement or wedding, contact one of the Best Destination Wedding travel agents who specialize in destination wedding and honeymoon travel. You can contact them HERE! or visit the website at www.wrighttravelagency.com - - - About me: I am a former BDW Bride AKA as MarieSam and I was addicted to this forum as I planned my own wedding in 2009. Since 2010, I have been the proud owner of MarieSam Sanchez Photography -- a husband and wife photography team based in Southern California and documenting love all over the world. I am also a mother to two girls, an avid traveler and a destination wedding photographer and writer/blogger.
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    Marrying the woman I don't truly deserve.

    Congrats on finding the perfect person for you! Love is a journey of patience and time Where are you guys planning on getting married?
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    Hotel Xcaret: What is the All-Fun Inclusive Program?

    it's a great program that saves guests a ton of money!!!
  5. Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties have become more popular over the past decade, and when it comes to an ideal party destination, Cabo San Lucas is at the very top of the list. But with so many resort and condo/home rental options, pinpointing the perfect resort for the festive getaway can be quite the task. However, there is one resort that is truly made for fun group trips and that is Breathless Cabo San Lucas. Ideally Located Located at the juncture of Marina Cabo San Lucas and Playa Medano — the town’s main beach — guests at the 169-room resort are spoiled by both beautiful ocean views and marina life. Every room has a balcony overlooking the marina, which gives way to watching the boats quietly sail in and out of the harbor throughout the day, spotting rays or seals playfully poke their head out of the water and epic sunsets dipping beyond the marina horizon. You can also choose from different room categories from the standard Allure suites to the upgraded Xhale Club Master Three Bedroom suites with preferred club access. The resort is on the smaller end -- the perfect size for bachelor/bachelorette party or a fun trip with friends. It’s intimate feel gives you a perfectly mixed ambiance of modern chic and a fun lively setting. Breathless guests can easily walk down onto the main beach and partake in the fun at the beach’s party-like atmosphere at the famed Mango Deck or The Office. A Pool to Suit Your Mood When it comes to pools, you have your choice of two options. The serenity of the quiet pool, which overlooks the marina and is next to the Bites restaurant and Wink the main lobby bar so you can enjoy food and drinks as you lounge poolside. You’re also close to the 24-hour Nook cafe, which offers quick snacks, baked goods, delicious coffee and other drinks. The other pool, which is known as the party pool, offers a vastly different experience. Here, you can lounge poolside and enjoy picturesque views of the main beach and all its hustle and bustle just down the shore. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a fun-filled foam party at this pool complete with a champagne spray. Loungers receive poolside service throughout the day, including delicious lunch offerings (nachos, wings, quesadillas) served in bento boxes. The Spoon International Buffet is on the same level along with Foam the poolside bar. But what really sets this pool’s vibe is the house DJ, who spins a mix of today’s hits and popular music from the past few decades starting at about noon each day. It’s not necessarily a wild and raucous party atmosphere, but it definitely serves up chic pool party vibes with a lot of fun in between — perfect for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration. Relaxing Spa Treatments for the Entire Group As you relax at either pool, staff from the resort’s Relax Spa by Pevonia will come around and share their menu of daily specials. The spa located on the floor just under the party pool offers a selection of luxurious and innovative spa and salon treatments. The resort also has party packages catered for bachelorette parties that include spa treatments so your entire group can partake in some true relaxation in between the fun in the sun. Incredible Dining Choices If you and your friends enjoy a good meal, you’ll find no shortage of delicious food at this resort. Most of the resort’s restaurants are located on the first floor facing Playa Medano — with ample outdoor seating at all the eateries, you can wine and dine while enjoying the ocean view. The restaurants here offer a plethora of dining options, including an international buffet, tapas and small bites, seafood, Mexican, Mediterranean and Italian food. Unmatched Nightlife When it comes to nightlife, you truly cannot pick a better resort than Breathless Cabo San Lucas. If you choose to stay on-site the VIP rooftop lounge a great spot to gather and toast the end of the day with 360-degree views of the marina and beach. And when you’re ready to enjoy the festive nightlife that Cabo is known for, it’s just a less than 5-minute cab ride to the nightclub zone or a short 10 to 15-minute walk thru the marina where you’ll find shops, bars, restaurants and eventually end up in the heart of all the nightlife action. Here you’ll find the music pulsating throughout the streets from clubs and bars and several small eateries mixed in between. If you and your friends want to live it up and party — this is the place to be at night. From top to bottom, Breathless Cabo San Lucas is the perfect resort for a fun group trip, like a bachelor or bachelorette getaway. For more information on booking a trip to this resort contact info@wrighttravelagency.com Wright Travel Agency is the official travel agency of the Best Destination Wedding Forum. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or getaway at Breathless Cabo San Lucas, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
  6. When you first find out the extra posh and luxurious Breathless Cabo San Lucas is equipped with just two pools, your immediate reaction might be, “that’s it?” But believe me when I say, the two pools at this all-inclusive adults-only resort gives you exactly what you need and more. Perfectly located at the elbow of the marina and Playa Medano Beach, this beautiful 169-room resort is the perfect mix of a chic and modern marina-beachfront setting. One pool — also known as the quiet pool — overlooks the marina, giving pool-goers the perfect view for people watching and admiring the boats and water vessels that sail in and out of the harbor throughout the day. You may also catch the rays jumping out of the water or spot seals popping their heads out of the water. It’s also a delight to see the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on their boats. The marina pool is set alongside the Bites restaurant and Wink the main lobby bar so you’re able to receive drink and food service as you lounge. The 24-hour Nook cafe is also nearby for quick snacks, baked goods and delicious coffee and other drinks served both day and night. At the other pool — also known as the freestyle pool — the setting is quite picturesque as it overlooks the main beach. You’ll find an abundance of loungers surrounding this pool along with poolside service throughout the day, including plenty of drinks and tasty lunch offerings (nachos, wings, quesadillas) served in bento boxes. The Spoon International Buffet is also close by along with Foam the poolside bar and several of the hotel’s fine restaurants are just a few floors down from the pool area. But what really gives this pool its “party” atmosphere is the house DJ, who begins spinning the perfect mix of today’s hits and popular music from the past three decades starting at about noon each day. On certain days, you’ll also be able to witness the popular foam party complete with festive floats and a champagne spray — it’s a festive and fun atmosphere for adults of all ages. So whatever your mood is for a day of pool lounging, Breathless Cabo San Lucas delivers the perfect setting. And don’t forget, if you’d rather spend the day at the beach under the Cabo sun, Playa Medano is just steps away. Or if you’d rather spend some downtime at the resort’s spa, it’s just a mere floor away from the party pool. Breathless Cabo San Lucas is the ideal spot for a romantic couple's getaway, a festive Bachelor or Bachelorette celebration or simply a fun vacation for a group of family and friends. For more information about booking a trip to this resort contact info@wrighttravelagency.com Wright Travel Agency is the official travel agency of the Best Destination Wedding Forum. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or getaway at Breathless Cabo San Lucas, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
  7. Travelers departing on flights from the Dominican Republic are facing newly implemented restrictions when it comes to their carry-on and checked luggages. Passengers must dispose of, or pack in their checked baggage, coffee beans/ground coffee, spices and the other items on the complete list below. The items listed will no longer be allowed through security. Once through security, passengers may purchase these items and bring them on the aircraft. Other important factors to take note of: Unless the passenger has a doctor’s note, Security personnel is also directing passengers to put all medicine in their checked bags. Alcohol/Perfume - All bottles of alcohol/perfume etc, must be placed in checked baggage - alcohol has a 5 liter maximum. The TSA 3-1-1 rule does not apply – even liquids in containers of 3 oz. or less will NOT be allowed through security. So toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and lipstick must now be placed in checked baggages unless purchased after passing through security. When departing the Dominican Republic, the following items are no longer allowed in a carry-on bag and MUST be packed in checked baggage. Sharp object restrictions: Axes Box cutter Cattle instruments Cork screw Cuticle nippers Eyelash curler Ice pics Knives Machetes Metal files Multipurpose tools Razor/clippers Scalpel Scissors Sewing kits Tweezers Umbrellas Liquids/other items not allowed through security: Alcohol All kinds of foam All kinds of perfume/cologne All other gels All types of toothpaste Coffee Contact solution Gel deodorant Hair gel Jams Lip gel Lipstick Liquid soap Medication (need a Doctor’s note) Metal cleaner Oils Pasta Powdered milk Salsa Shampoo/conditioner Shaving cream/gel Soup Spices Syrups Water To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding at any resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
  8. From complimentary rooms and free room upgrades to a $1,000 group credit for the wedding couple, Hotel Xcaret Mexico is offering groups incredible perks for weddings booked before September 30, 2018. For weddings booked before the deadline, the couple is eligible to receive: a $1,000 USD group credit), plus 1 free room for every 10 paid rooms (with a maximum of 3 complimentary rooms). In addition, for every 10 paid rooms (of at least double occupancy), the group will receive 1 complimentary room UPGRADE non-cumulative (with a maximum of 3 upgrades). The wedding group will also receive: • 1 Hour complimentary cocktail party with domestic drinks. (Venue to be confirmed by your group coordinator) 30 days advance notice required • 25% Discount on Food & Beverage on private events (applies for leisure groups only, not weddings) T E R M S & C O N D I T I O N S • This offer is valid for WEDDING GROUPS and LEISURE GROUPS • Only $1,000 USD credit per group • Applies to Groups of Fifteen (15) rooms or more • A group contract is required. Does Not apply to FIT Groups or programs • Minimum group stay required is three (3) nights per room/reservation • Valid on all new reservations and requests • Complimentary room(s) will be given in the lowest room category contracted per night, non-cumulative • Blackout: Feb 14-21, 2019, April 14-27, 2019 • This promotion can be withdrawn/discontinued/closed out at any time • Applies only to the USA Market. Other restrictions may apply. BRIDE & GROOM FLY FREE PROMOTION BOOKING WINDOW: August 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018 TRAVEL WINDOW: January 3 – June 30, 2019 Wright Travel Agency is the official travel agency of the Best Destination Wedding Forum. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
  9. From complimentary rooms and free room upgrades to a $1,000 group credit for the wedding couple, Hotel Xcaret Mexico is offering groups incredible perks for weddings booked before September 30, 2018. For weddings booked before the deadline, the couple is eligible to receive: a $1,000 USD group credit), plus 1 free room for every 10 paid rooms (with a maximum of 3 complimentary rooms). In addition, for every 10 paid rooms (of at least double occupancy), the group will receive 1 complimentary room UPGRADE non-cumulative (with a maximum of 3 upgrades). The wedding group will also receive: • 1 Hour complimentary cocktail party with domestic drinks. (Venue to be confirmed by your group coordinator) 30 days advance notice required • 25% Discount on Food & Beverage on private events (applies for leisure groups only, not weddings) T E R M S & C O N D I T I O N S • This offer is valid for WEDDING GROUPS and LEISURE GROUPS • Only $1,000 USD credit per group • Applies to Groups of Fifteen (15) rooms or more • A group contract is required. Does Not apply to FIT Groups or programs • Minimum group stay required is three (3) nights per room/reservation • Valid on all new reservations and requests • Complimentary room(s) will be given in the lowest room category contracted per night, non-cumulative • Blackout: Feb 14-21, 2019, April 14-27, 2019 • This promotion can be withdrawn/discontinued/closed out at any time • Applies only to the USA Market. Other restrictions may apply. BRIDE & GROOM FLY FREE PROMOTION BOOKING WINDOW: August 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018 TRAVEL WINDOW: January 3 – June 30, 2019 Wright Travel Agency is the official travel agency of the Best Destination Wedding Forum. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
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    Hotel Xcaret Mexico: The Experience Photo Pass

    Documenting your adventures and experiences during a vacation can sometimes be challenging, especially when you want to get a photo with everyone in it -- inevitably, there's always that one person who's taking all the pictures but missing from the shots because he/she is too busy behind the camera. But Hotel Xcaret Mexico and its partnered theme parks have come up with a solution that will allow you to document your entire vacation experience without ever having to pick up a camera through the Experience Photo Pass. The Experience Photo Pass is offered to each guests Hotel Xcaret by way of the resort's mandatory bracelet, which allows guests access into their hotel room and entry into the theme parks. But the bracelet also gives guests access to innovative photo stations conveniently located throughout the resort and the various theme parks, including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xenses, Xplor, and Xplor Fuego. The photo stations are usually distinguished by colorful exteriors surrounding the photo pass camera and when guests simply scan their bracelet at these stations, a photograph is taken -- which can be later be viewed at that particular theme park or at the resort. There is no limit to how many photos you take and you can then purchase access to download these images. Each park has its own price for the photos pass. However, Hotel Xcaret also offers a package that covers as many parks as you'd like. If you buy multiple parks, the pictures taken at the hotel are included for free. For more information about the Experience Photo Pass, contact hxmfoto@experienciasxcaret.com.mx The Experience Photo Pass is just one of the many perks offered at Hotel Xcaret Mexico -- the brand new all-inclusive, all-fun luxury resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. For more information on booking your wedding or group/event at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, contact one of the Best Destination Wedding travel agents who specialize in destination wedding and honeymoon travel. You can contact them HERE! or use the contact form on the website at www.wrighttravelagency.com
  11. What do you get when you combine festive live music, a Mexican Gondola, endless streams of tequila, traditional cuisine and a night full of laughter and dancing? Xoximilco Cancun, of course! Xoximilco Cancun is a your chance to party the night away aboard a Mexican gondola in Cancun. On this evening excursion, one can experience the excitement of the Mexican culture, customs and traditions through live music, food, dance, and games on a celebration floating along a Cancun lagoon. You'll begin your evening at a Mexican Carnival, where you can enjoy a traditional Mexican drinks and snacks and peruse through some fun games: foosball, marble game, dart throwing and pin the tail on the donkey, as well as music to get you in the mood. Prior to boarding the ship, you are encouraged to visit the restroom as the gondolas do not have bathrooms and the first half of the ride last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Because you will be floating on a lagoon that is in the middle of the jungle, mosquitos are commonly found in the area. So partygoers should ideally wear long pants and closed toe shoes. As part of your entry, you are free to use the biodegradable insect repellent in the restroom area -- Important Tip: lather up from neck to toes!!! The repellent works well and will help keep you protected throughout the night from the pesky mosquitos, who also don’t want to miss the party! If you are prone to mosquito bites, you should also bring your own personal insect repellent with you on the boat. Once aboard the Mexican gondola, which holds roughly 25 to 30 guests, you'll have the chance to enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner featuring Mexican cuisine, tequila, beer, soft drinks and fresh water open bar. You'll also enjoy live music with a great variety of music genres to dance and sing to all night and a host that will make sure you enjoy every moment. In total, the boat ride last about 2 to 3 hours (with a break in between) and it will make several short stops at different stations where live musicians fill the air with music. If you are a destination wedding couple looking for a fun outing for you and your guests, Xoximilco Cancun is a unique evening excursion that will keep your group entertained and laughing for several hours. Admission begins at $80.99 with additional fees for transportation to/from the location. But as a guest of Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Xoximilco Cancun is one of the included excursions in the All-Fun Inclusive Program -- so there is no extra costs to you and it includes pickup and drop off at the resort. To participate in an evening at Xoximilco Cancun, you must however, make a reservation with guest services in advance. Wright Travel Agency has information on special promotions for weddings and group bookings at Hotel Xcaret Mexico. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
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    Hotel Xcaret: What is the All-Fun Inclusive Program?

    When it comes to providing guests with a complete vacation experience, Hotel Xcaret Mexico takes the all-inclusive experience to a new heights with their unique all-fun inclusive program. What is the All-Fun Inclusive Program? Hotel Xcaret Mexico, a resort in the making for nearly a decade, opened its doors in December 2018 and has wowed its guests with its incredible paradise-like atmosphere and delicious all-inclusive dining program. But what has truly set it apart from other 5-star luxury resorts, is its all-fun inclusive concept. which gives each guest full and free access into local water/nature parks and tours to local ruins and cenotes. As a guests of the resort, you are allowed unlimited entry and access to: Xcaret Park: Nature-based theme park that includes zoo and marine animals, snorkeling, water activities and cultural highlights Xel-Ha: Nature-based aquatic water park that features a natural aquarium-like setting for water activities, ziplines and a natural inlet and lagoon for swimming and snorkeling (requires reservation.) Xplor Park: Jungle adventure park featuring ziplines, off-road vehicles, rafting & underground rivers. Xplor Fuego Park: The evening version of Xplor Park lit up at night giving visitors an entirely different experience from the daytime setting Xoximilco Cancun: A nightly dinner cruise combined with a cultural Mexican fiesta and live music on a lagoon setting in Cancun (requires reservation) Xenses Park: A unique adventure and nature-based theme park that challenge your senses Hotel guests also have the ability to partake in the following tours for free: Xenotes Enigmatic Waters Tour: A tour to several local cenotes immersed in the jungle of the Riviera Maya featuring rappelling, kayaking, swimming and ziplining (requires reservation) Xichen Deluxe Tour: A guided tour to the Chichén Itzá ruins and the town of Valladolid (requires reservation) Xel-Ha and Tulum Tour: A tour to the Tulum ruins and Xel-Há water park (requires reservation) Xel-Ha and Coba Tour: A tour to the Coba ruins and Xel-Ha water park (requires reservation) For each of these outings, guests simply go the hotel's main lobby and hop aboard the pink shuttle buses that travel to and from the parks every 15 minutes. At each park, guests will also find a shuttle station where they can hop on the bus to return to the resort. Guests of Hotel Xcaret can ride these shuttle buses free of charge from morning to each of the park's closing hours, and you can also transfer to and from the different parks on these buses if you'd like to visit multiple parks in one day. While most of the parks do not require advanced reservations, a few of them do -- Xel-Ha and Xoximilco Cancun as well as all the tours. Advanced reservations can be made with the guests services department at the hotel. The above parks and tours typically costs anywhere between $80 to $150/per person for entry and all-inclusive food and drinks, so having the ability to enjoy these excursions for free as part of your stay at the resort is huge benefit with great value. What About Food and Drinks When You Go Off-Site? In addition to access and transporation to these parks and tours, guests can also enjoy unlimited food and beverages at these parks and tours -- so your entire experience and outing is truly all-inclusive. These hotel perks allow vacationers the unique privilege of never feeling tied down to the resort to enjoy what they paid for. Instead it gives guests the freedom to enjoy off-site activities and fun while still taking advantage of the resort's all-inclusive benefits -- there is truly nothing like it in the region. Why is Hotel Xcaret Mexico Perfect for Destination Groups? The all-fun inclusive concept is great for couples but it's truly ideal for families and groups who want to plan fun outings together. Each park and tour offers something different and accommodates people of all ages, so if you're a group planning to visit one of the parks, you can rest assure everyone can find something to enjoy. One of the best things about having a destination wedding is creating memories with the group that has traveled both near and far for your wedding day. Many destination wedding couples like to plan their festivities so that it is more of a 3 to 4 day experience for their guests rather than just a one day celebration. So often times couples will plan a fun activity for all the guests to do together -- perhaps a beach day, a catamaran ride or a trip to one of the Mayan ruins. But planning excursions or activities like that usually require the couple and their guests to spend more money to participate. When it comes to Hotel Xcaret -- there are no extra expenses to planning a fun excursion for the entire group because the all-fun inclusive program gives you so many options at no additional costs. This is a huge money-saver for wedding groups because they can plan these fun outings as long as everyone is a guests at Hotel Xcaret -- this aspect alone will take your destination celebration to a whole new level and make the planning process that much easier. The all-fun inclusive program at Hotel Xcaret Mexico is truly a game-changer when it comes to the all-inclusive experience. It gives each guest the freedom to enjoy the resort's amenities and benefits both on and off the property, with a lot of wonderful experiences and memories created in between. Wright Travel Agency has information on special promotions for weddings and group bookings at Hotel Xcaret Mexico. To find out more details about booking your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, or any other resort/location, contact Wright Travel Agency at: www.wrighttravelagency.com or you can contact them HERE!
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    Changes to Dominican Republic Entry Requirements

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: As of April 2018, the cost of the tourist card while visiting the Dominican Republic will be included in airline tickets. With the new inclusion, visitors of the Dominican Republic will no longer need to purchase a tourist card separately. If staying beyond 30 days, visitors can expect to pay an additional fee upon departure–determined on a sliding scale according to the total length of your stay. Those fees can be be paid at the airport’s immigration section–after check-in and past security–upon departure. There is also a US $20 departure tax required by law, which is always included in your airfare.
  14. Plunging necklines are definitely a modern approach and I LOVE them!!!
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    Going away for brother's wedding :)

    Definitely get a home alarm system, that's always a great line of protection when you are away. Also try contacting your local sheriff's or police station and ask if they do vacation checkups. Many cities will offer this when residents are away for an extended period of time -- basically a law enforcement officer will drive by your home periodically while you are away just to check on things.
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