Welcome to Vacation Plus Travel
As a member of Vacation Plus Travel, you'll never have to worry about not getting the absolutely best price on every trip you take. In fact, WE GUARANTEE IT. So, go to bed tonight and rest easy. You've just ensured your family will be vacationing in style for the rest of their lives. As if that's not enough, you have a member's only concierge service that guarantees to bring you specially negotiated 'member only' rates; rates that are so good, they cannot be shown to the general public.
Take a vacation...and make a memory with those you love the most.
Life is about experiences, right? Well isn’t it about time you experience what it’s like to vacation in a spacious Resort Condo? It’s like being on vacation with all the conveniences of home. Amenities include full kitchens, 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, washers & dryers, microwave ovens, and more. And talk about selection… our Condo Getaways and Resort Condo Engine provides access to thousands of full week stays, in resorts all over the world.
Our members love cruising, and what they love even more, is getting the guaranteed best pricing on any cruise, anytime, anywhere, on any cruise line. Our Cruise Getaways Program and live cruise-booking engine provide access to thousands of diverse itineraries worldwide, on every major cruise line. Be sure to login to your member-only website to search and book your next cruise, and enjoy member-only rates that simply can’t be beaten.
Worldwide Hotel Access:
Whether it’s a luxury 5 star hotel in San Francisco or a romantic getaway to a quaint little bed & breakfast on the Oregon coast, we’ve got you covered. Just login to your member-only website and search our live, online database of hotels, and find just what you’re looking for. No need for you to check the price on those ‘Retail’ sites either; we’ve already done all the research for you. We show you the price on the Internet, and the member-only rate we’ve negotiated. You guessed it — we guarantee your member-only price will always be better than any public website.
Service, service, service, and did we say, service? Whether it’s putting together a complicated vacation package to Europe, or something as simple as arranging a transfer from the airport on your next vacation, our Travel Specialists are standing by at the ready to take your call for anything. We proudly display our phone number on every page of your member-only website… so rest easy, we’ll be there when you need us.
Changing Attitudes... Changing Latitudes
Let us be the first to congratulate you on making one of the most important decisions of your life. The decision to start taking quality vacations with those that you love the most…your family. That may sound like a bold statement, but, in our minds, it’s really not. Think about something; when someone’s home catches on fire and is burning to the ground, what do they run back in for? Of course, their family is number one, but, after that, most people try to save their family photos, videos and memorabilia. If you think about it, everything else is replaceable, but your family and your family memories, are not. Vacations are one of the most important gifts we can give to our families, and ourselves. Sure, we go to work every day, and many of us love our jobs. But, let’s face it; a job is really just a means to an end. One of those ends is spending quality time with those that we love the most…our families. And what better way to do that than taking family vacations together? We invite you to step into a new world, our world; a world where vacations are a priority. A world where we make taking vacations more affordable, and therefore more accessible. You’ll never take quality vacations with your family unless you make it a priority in your life. That’s why we congratulate you on your decision to join our family…and to make vacationing with your loved ones a top priority. Let us change your Latitude; and we promise…it will change your Attitude!!!
Life is About Experiences... Right?
Isn’t it time you and your family experienced what it’s like to vacation in spacious Resort Condos that include 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms? Some are over 1,000 square feet, and many have full kitchens, washers & dryers, microwave ovens, lavish resort pools, and more. We also believe in saying YES! YES it’s available, and YES we have it at the lowest price you’re going to find anywhere... Guaranteed! Put it all together, and you get the very best Resort Condo program anywhere.
Search, Book and Go
Your member-only website is your gateway to a world full of awesome vacation experiences. You can search and book thousands of weeks in luxury condo resorts all over the world. Experience the wonder of hiking one of the most breathtaking trails in the world, along Kauai’s famed Na Pali Coast. Your stomach will drop as you ride some of the most thrilling roller coasters in the world, at Universal Orlando. Feel the powder on your face as you cut your skis deep into the pristine powder in Steamboat Springs. And what romantic vacation would be complete without sitting on the beach and watching the giant, blood-orange colored Sun, slowly melt into the azure waters of the Caribbean? Resort condos can take you to all of these places, and more.
Our Value Escapes program is a listing of resort condos that are available at prices starting at just $199 per week. You heard right…as little as $199 for an entire week. That’s under $29 per night! Is it any wonder that in our Value Escapes Program we have a motto; ‘A Vacation For Every Family?’ Simply login to your member only website and select ‘Condo Getaways’ to see the ever changing array of hand selected deals our Resort Condo team has put together.
For our members that define ‘value’ as getting the best for less, our ‘Premier Escapes’ program is the perfect choice, delivering ‘Value at Any Level.’ Full week stays start at just $400, or around $57 per night, and go up to… well, there is actually no top end limit on weeks in Premier Escapes. That’s because Premier Escapes offers Value at Any Level. In fact, many times you’ll see weeks at Marriott Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Club and other prestigious brands. These weeks might be listed for as much as $2,500 for a full week stay, but, when compared with retail prices on ‘public websites,’ they deliver outstanding value. While clearly not for everyone, for those members that want the best for less, Premier Escapes delivers, in spades.
Where to go... What to do...
From South America & Mexico, to the US & Canada . . . From the South Pacific to the Islands of the Caribbean . . . From the British Isles & Europe to Indonesia, Australia and Asia . . . Discover the world in ways that you’ve never imagined.
Thousands of luxury resort condos worldwide. • With 2 & 3 bedroom units, there’s plenty of room to spread out. • On the beach, on the ski slopes, on the golf course, tell us where you want to go, and we’ll get you there. • Enjoy the comforts of home with full kitchens, laundry facilities, flat screen TVs, DVD players, swimming pools, hot tubs and more. • Myriad entertainment options including: wind surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, wave runners, snow skiing, outlet shopping, sightseeing, scuba diving, spa treatments, massages, golf, tennis & more. • Rest, relax and recharge your batteries. Take a nap in a hammock under a shady palm tree and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the ocean.
Florida... The Sunshine State • South Beach, (SOBE) • Space Coast and Cape Canaveral • Naples to Tampa and the West Coast • Orlando, Disney World, Universal Studios • Destin, Panama City, the Panhandle
Sunshine, beaches, theme parks and more… It’s all there in this great State. From the sexy beaches of the now famed South Beach, to the white sugar sand beaches of the west coast, to the emerald green waters of Destin and Panama City. Take in some world-class sport fishing in the Florida Keys, or go visit Key West, the southern most point in the US. Golf, fishing, nightlife, Disney World, Universal Studios, Cape Canaveral, the Space Shuttle… and so much more. Florida just seems to have it all. Catch some fun in the Florida sun... There’s nothing like the smell of the ocean in the morning, or the sound of your captain firing up the engines of your 53’ Hatteras fishing boat. Feel the excitement as you watch your son catch and release his first monster sailfish. Take the kids out on one of Florida’s awesome bays for a thrilling ride on a wave runner. How about some parasailing this afternoon…it’s time to go for it! Did somebody say Spa Treatments? How about taking in 18 holes at Doral’s famed Blue Monster, while your wife spoils herself at their famous world-class spa. As night falls… It’s nighttime in South Beach, and that means dancing and romance! Feel the pulse of the Latin beat, as you stroll from club to club in the cool evening air. All of a sudden… it’s salsa time! Dance the night away with that someone special on the lighted dance floor. Take in a concert or a play. How about placing a bet at the world famous Hard Rock Casino or Gulf stream Racetrack? Football, baseball or basketball anyone? No problem, Florida has 3 professional football teams, 2 professional baseball teams and 2 professional basketball teams. Or, just find a hammock; relax, and watch as the blood-orange sun slowly slips below the horizon, but not before it puts on the best light show you’ve ever seen. If you can dream it, you can do it in Florida.
California Dreaming & The Great Northwest
• Northern California • California Interior • Southern California • Oregon • California Coast • Washington
If You Can Dream it… You Can Do it! Perhaps Momma said it best when she sang the words, “California dreaming is becoming a reality.” Truly one of the most diverse states, California is known for its dreaming. Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, and you will too. From Fisherman’s Wharf to the famous chocolate of Ghirardelli Square, to Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world. Take a panoramic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, or take a tour of the world famous Alcatraz prison. Cruise down HWY 101 to the famed 17 mile drive, and tee it up at Pebble Beach & Spyglass Hill. Take in Carmel, Big Sur and the Hearst Mansion. Romance anyone? How about a romantic dinner in San Diego’s famous Gaslight district, or a sunset cruise to Catalina Island? Of course, no trip to California would be complete without a visit to Napa Valley. Experience a culinary adventure at Thomas Keller’s famous French Laundry restaurant, while you sip some of California’s world famous vintages. Explore the great Pacific Northwest all along Hwy 101. From humpback whale watching off the Oregon Coast, to killer whale watching in Puget Sound. Take the kids to see the towering Redwoods and Sequoia’s of the Muir Woods or catch a seaplane from Seattle’s Lake Union to beautiful Vancouver Island. California and the great Northwest…it’s yours to discover!!!
Did Somebody Say... Aloha?
Island Spirit… Island Charm. From Kauai’s 3,000-foot deep Waimea Canyon, called the Grand Canyon of Hawaii, to the beauty and splendor of Maui’s 10,000-foot high Mt. Haleakala, Hawaii is truly a paradise. Explore Kauai’s famous Na Pali coast and see where they filmed Jurassic Park and Bali Hai. Hit the links on some of the most famous and beautiful golf courses in the world. Snorkeling takes on a whole new meaning at Hanauma Bay, a sunken volcanic crater on the Island of Oahu, where your kids will literally have fish eating right out of their hand. Got nerve? Surf the famed 30’ swells on Oahu’s north shore or go body surfing at Makapuu beach, one of the best body surfing beaches in the world. End your day with a stroll along a black sand beach with that someone special; sip Mai Tai’s as you watch the sun melt into the ocean right between the islands of Molokai and Lanai, off in the distance. The Islands of Aloha beckon you… answer the call.
New England & The Northeast
• Along the Coast • Moving Inland Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Maine, Rhode Island, Maine & Massachusetts Massachusetts & Pennsylvania
One vacation, four beautiful seasons, you choose. Ahhhh, fall in New England; the foliage literally explodes with colors. Deep reds, brilliant yellows, bright oranges, you’ve just got to see it. Visit the Squam lakes in New Hampshire, site of the movie, On Golden Pond. Take your kids to one of New England’s rocky beaches and watch in amazement as they dig their toes into the sand to find their very first clam. Take a deep breath, the air is fresh, the ocean spray is salty, and you just might get a whiff of a famous New England clambake. Let’s not forget about skiing either. Enjoy Stowe, VT and find some of the best slopes the Northeast has to offer. Work your way south to Ocean City, MD for some of the best soft shell crabs you’ve ever had.
The Eastern Seaboard & Mid Atlantic
• Along the Coast • Moving Inland Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina Virginia, Washington D.C. & North Carolina Spotlight: Hilton Head, SC
Called the low country, many areas of Hilton Head actually sit at or near sea level; giving Hilton Head much of its character. Expansive salt marshes, grassy estuaries, and beautiful tidal rivers, are teaming with wildlife. Take in a round of championship golf at the world famous Harbor Town Golf Links on Sea Pines Plantation. Sip a frosty beer on the 19th hole while you gaze out on famed Calabogie Sound, and watch playful dolphins leap and jump right before your eyes. As night falls, take a romantic stroll down one of Hilton Heads wide-open beaches with that someone special, as the sun melts slowly into the ocean. Dinner plans? It’ll be tough to choose from the many outstanding restaurants that Hilton Head has to offer. Will it be prime beef or some of the freshest seafood you’re ever going to taste? The fish literally just came off the boat that morning; it just doesn’t get any better than this! Ever wonder what life was like in the 18th century? You’ll wonder no more once you spend a little time in Williamsburg, VA. Dance with an 18th-century dance instructor, follow along with gardeners as they take you on a tour of the beautiful gardens, view and discuss artifacts with a curator, partake in a witch trial or step in time with the Fife and Drums. You’ll do all these things and more in historic Williamsburg.
• Along the Coast Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama • Moving Inland Georgia, Tennessee & Kentucky • Spotlight Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN
Bring the kids; sit a spell… ya’ll come back now, you hear? Talk about a place to make vacation memories, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN have it all. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this area is truly something you’ll want to share with your kids over and over again. It’s late afternoon and you arrive at your 3-bedroom chalet. The kids are so excited they won’t stop. You open the door and stand there, breathless, as you gaze up at the 15 foot vaulted wood-beamed ceilings of the living room. The kids rush past you and are quick to point out the large, wood-burning fireplace. They imagine the S’mores they’ll be making every night. They run to their own bedrooms and bounce up and down on the beds just to test them. You open the back door and step out onto a huge, planked deck, perched 150 feet up on the side of a beautiful tree covered mountain. You look up and see the cable car to Ober Gatlinburg above your head shuttling visitors to the top of the mountain. You close your eyes, and listen. You hear nothing. Peace, quiet and the occasional sound of a cricket or bird as it soars high above it all. You take it all in, this is what life is all about, this is what you and your family deserve. These are memories you will treasure forever.
You sit down on that beautiful deck, sip a tall, cool glass of lemonade and begin planning the events of the next few days. The kids will certainly want to see Dollywood, a 125-acre theme park cut right out of the Smoky Mountains. Perhaps they’ll want go fishing for mountain trout in one of the many cool running streams in the area. Or, maybe you’ll take them mining for precious gems. Take in a top country act at one of the many music theaters located in Pigeon Forge. For a little adult time you can tee it up at one the many outstanding, and very hilly, golf courses in the area. As if all this was not enough, the area boasts some top restaurants, and great shopping as well. One thing is for sure, the old saying, “Ya’ll come back now,” has never been more true than here in Tennessee. You will be back! Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival, Savannah, Shrimp and Grits Head on down to Bourbon Street, take in Mardi Gras, have some King cake, catch some beads and have some fun. Visit New Orleans, where you’ll discover one of the most unique cities in the world. Post Katrina New Orleans has made an incredible comeback; you’ve just gotta see it for yourself. The definition of what southern charm is all about is Savannah, GA. Home to Forrest Gump, Savannah boasts more city squares than any other city in America. Savannah is also a burgeoning food scene, with some of America’s most talented celebrity chefs showcasing their talents in this historical city. Just a short ‘piece’ up the proverbial road you’ll find the charming city of Charleston, SC. Home to famous King Street, where you can literally shop til’ you drop, this lively southern town has also become one of America’s most exciting ‘foodie’ hot spots.
Rocky Mountain High
• Colorado • Utah & Idaho • Wyoming & Montana
Get Outside As John Denver sang, “The Colorado Rocky Mountain high, you can see it raining fire in the sky.” Everything about this area of the great United States seems to speak to the soul. Whether you’re taking in the awesome powder on one of those clear, cold, beautiful days, or hiking through one of natures most incredibly beautiful forests in the middle of summer, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho truly represent the very best of the out of doors. Once you experience nature in this way, you’ll want to travel here over and over again. Got the nerve to take on Class 5 rapids? You can do it here, and a whole lot more. Zion, Bryce Canyon, the great Mormon Tabernacle, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Steamboat, Snowmass, Telluride, and the Mile High City of Denver. There are so many awesome places to visit out here. As if that’s not enough, there are incredible restaurants, quaint little ski villages like Park City and Vail, and world-class shopping. What are you waiting for… come and get your Rocky Mountain High.
The Great Southwest
• Arizona • Las Vegas • Reno & Lake Tahoe • New Mexico • Coastal Texas • Inland Texas
Deserts, lakes, casinos and more
There’s no place like Las Vegas for some adult fun and there are no shortage of things to do there. From world-class shows to five star celebrity chef-owned restaurants, to Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering wonders in the world. Burn up some calories while dancing the night away 50 stories above the strip at the Voodoo Lounge; on top of the Rio Hotel, then sleep in, and have breakfast at Thomas Keller’s famed Bouchon restaurant at the Venetian Resort, and spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool. Vegas is anything you want it to be, but one thing it’s not is boring. Visit the clear emerald green waters of Lake Tahoe, and then jump on a glass-bottomed ferry for a sunset dinner cruise. Take a drive from Scottsdale up to see the famous Red Rocks National Park in Sedona, AZ. Get up at sunrise the next morning, and stare in amazement at the colorful light show in Oak Creek Canyon as you make your way to one of the world’s most precious gifts, the Grand Canyon. Visit New Mexico and connect with your inner spirit in this ‘Land of Enchantment. Experience Austin’s famed Sixth street and take in some world-class jazz while sampling some world-class BBQ. Drive about 90 miles south and visit San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk. You’ll swear that you are in Europe as you stroll the miles of riverfront whilst crossing back and forth over quaint, tumbled stone bridges. There’s so much to see in the great Southwestern US, it’ll take more than one vacation to get it all done, but it will be fun trying.
Mexico, the Spirit of Mariachi
• Northwestern Mexico Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlan • Southeastern Mexico Mexico City, Cancun, Huatulco, Cozumel & Riviera Maya • Southwestern Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa, Acapulco, Manzanillo
Multi-faceted, multi cultural Mexico Mexico is a country with beautiful people, and the soul of “Mariachi.” Most people think that Mariachi is three or four musicians with guitars singing Mexican songs. Far from it… Mariachi is the soul of the Mexican people. Mariachi evokes feelings in Mexican people that transcend words. They stroll into restaurants right off the street and begin playing songs that reach deep into the heart. Songs that were sung when they were just children and are carried on through time by the music of the Mariachi. It is not uncommon at all for everyone in a restaurant to simultaneously break into song as the Mariachi plays the songs that stir their hearts. Mariachi will always be Mexico and the story of Mexico will always be told through the music of Mariachi. From the sun splashed beaches of Cancun, perched in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, to the ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, Mexico truly has something for everyone. Enjoy outstanding snorkeling and diving in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, then trek to Guadalajara, the mile high city of Mexico, which has a climate similar to Denver. Visit Puerto Vallarta where the Marlon Brando movie, “Night of the Iguana” was filmed, and the majestic Sierra Madres dip down and kiss the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Whether you’re whale watching off the coast of Mazatlan, or sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a beautiful country, where the warm souls of the Mexican people welcome you.
Canada • Eastern Canada Ontario, Quebec & Newfoundland • Western Canada British Columbia, Alberta & Calgary
Oh Canada! From the Maritimes in the east, to charming Quebec City, and the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver in the west, Canada is truly a remarkable country; with beauty, charm and wonder. Whether the climate is cold or warm, whether the people are speaking French or English, you can always expect a warm welcome, and that unique Canadian hospitality, wherever you go. If you’re a skier, you can hit the slopes on Quebec’s famous Mount Tremblant, or in the west, on the world-class slopes of Whistler, BC. Explore the rugged coast in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, or catch a Walleye Pike in one of Canada’s clear mountain lakes. Canada also has some of the best hockey teams in the world, and cowboys abound at Calgary’s famous rodeo and stampede. Come on up north and visit your neighbors, where a warm greeting is always extended.
• The Islands of the Bahamas • St. Thomas, St. Croix, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts, Aruba, Cayman Islands and more
Twinkling Stars Gleaming like stars that fell from the heavens, the islands of the Caribbean twinkle against the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Culture abounds on these enchanted isles, as many of them were a part of various countries throughout the years. Sint Maarten or Saint Martin, take your pick of how you spell it, but this beautiful tropical island is split nearly right down the middle, with French influence on the Saint Martin side, and Dutch influence on the Sint Maarten side. With beautiful beaches, luxury condos, hotels and world-class jewelry stores, this island star shines brightly. A trip to the Caribbean would not be complete without a stop in either the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John) or the British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke). Immerse yourself in all that is the Caribbean on these beautiful and diverse islands. Rent a scooter in lovely St. Thomas and see the view from the top of a mountain 1,500 feet above the Caribbean Sea. Strap yourself into the fighting chair as you reel in that world-class Marlin. End the day with a romantic stroll on the sun-kissed beaches with that someone special. The Virgin Islands will take your breath away.
• British Isles England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland • Central Europe Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany & Switzerland • Western Mediterranea Canary Islands, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal & Spain • Eastern Mediterranean Greece, Cyprus & Turkey • Scandinavia Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark & the Netherlands
Many layers, many cultures Like a sweet, succulent onion, Europe reveals herself in its many layers of flavor. History, cuisine, culture, beauty, art, music and technology, the countries of Europe have it all. From the vineyards and bullet trains of France, to the towering Alps in Austria & Switzerland. From the spectacular fjords of Scandinavia, to Belgium’s famous fries. From Scotland, the birthplace of golf, to the vibrant Irish countryside’s. From feta cheese and Olive Oil in Greece to the Tapas bars of Spain; Europe is alive and diverse. You could spend a week or a year in Italy and never see it all. See the spectacular views of Portofino and the Amalfi Coast, then tour Rome, Vatican City and the romantic canals of Venice. There are leaning towers and ancient coliseum’s, Michael Angelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Italy is steeped in culture, music, art, cuisine, beauty and tradition. Plan a trip to Europe, she’s been ripening for centuries, and is just right, now.
Indonesia and Asia
• Indonesia • Singapore • Malaysia• Thailand• Philippines
Mysterious and Fascinating With over 237 million people, Indonesia is the world’s forth most populated country. Visit cosmopolitan Singapore, and enjoy a meal while drifting down the Singapore River on a traditional bumboat. Get rocketed 180 feet in the air on a reverse bungee ride, then escape to an afternoon of relaxation at their famous spa. Hong Kong is one of the biggest most diverse cities in the world. Victoria harbor is not only beautiful, but is a contrast in the old and the new. With its towering, modern skyscrapers on one hand, and the old world charm of Chinese Junk’s (boats) that ply the waters of the harbor. Need a suit made? Hong Kong tailors are famous for their expertise and outstanding craftsmanship… not to mention great prices.
Australia and the South Pacific
• Australia • New Zealand • French Polynesia: Fiji, Tahiti
Spirit, Adventure, Thrill Seeking. Koala’s, Sidney Harbor and Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, Crocodile Dundee and “Throw another shrimp on the Barbie,” are just some of the things Australia has given the world. Australia is the largest island in the world, with a topography that is both interesting and varied. Dive the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland; visit Ayers Rock, or “Uluru” as it is called by the Aboriginal people; formed over 500 million years ago, when sand piled up on the floor of an ocean that was once in the center of Australia. At 1,142 feet high and over 5 miles around at the base, it is the world’s largest monolith, and truly a spectacular site. Head on down to New Zealand and see the beauty where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Rugged mountain ranges, green valleys, warm people, and the culture of the Maury people are all unique to this enchanted land. This is also the land where bungee jumping and jet boating were born. If you dare, take a swing on the Nevis Arc, the world’s largest swing.
If you’ve never been on a cruise before, you have missed out on one of life’s most enjoyable vacations. Offering anywhere from 3 to 20+ day itineraries, and ranging from the “Fun Ships” of Carnival to the stately elegance of Crystal Cruise Lines, to the great River Cruises of Europe; cruises run the full gamut of price ranges and personal styles. Newer ships are truly floating cities, with parks, golf courses, sky diving, wave surfing, restaurants with rock star chef’s, Ice bars at sea, and so much more! Best of all, most cruise lines are moving to a full all-inclusive format, where dining in fabulous specialty restaurants, premium wines and liquors, as well as all entertainment, is included. What are you waiting for? If you haven’t cruised lately, you simply haven’t cruised.
Cruise Getaways – Hot Ticket
Cruise Getaways – “Hot Ticket” offers a minimum of 15 cruises that are either priced so low, or provide so many value added extras, that these deals are only available for up to one week at a time. Our Cruise team works directly with all of our cruise partners, and pre-negotiates outstanding deals on the best ships and itineraries in the world. You’ll see all of these cruises listed in the Hot Ticket section of our Cruise Getaways Program at all times. But they are constantly changing, so be sure to check back often.
Cruise Getaways – Buy it Now
Cruise Getaways – “Buy it Now.” If you don’t see just what you want in our Hot Ticket section, our Buy It Now program offers any other cruise, no matter the date, ship, cruise line or itinerary, at the guaranteed lowest Member Only prices. Our robust search engine makes it easy to find the exact cruise you’re looking for, while checking out the ships, itineraries, deck plans, restaurants and more. Book your cruise directly on our website, or, if you prefer, give one of our friendly Cruise Specialists a call to discuss your specific desires. Either way, we’re here for YOU!
The Bahamas Cruise
• 3 and 4 day Cruises Typical Ports of Call, include: Freeport, Nassau, Various Private Islands owned or leased by the cruise lines, & Key West, FL
The friendly Bahamian people welcome you to their islands… over 700 of them. Tour the famous straw market and bargain with the locals for souvenirs. Negotiation is part of their culture and will be part of the fun for you. Bring your adventurous spirit; there is so much to do. How about a round of golf at the former home of the World Long Driving Championship? Charter a boat for some world-class deep-sea fishing. Bring your fish back onto the ship and have the chef prepare it for you. Talk about fresh, it doesn’t get any fresher than that. Be sure to eat at a local restaurant and have the peas and rice; it’s a Bahamian specialty and you’ll love it. If you’re real nice, they might even give you the recipe.
The Caribbean Cruise
• Eastern Caribbean 7 day Cruises Ports of Call: St. Thomas, St. Martin, Antigua, San Juan, Turks and Caicos, Road Town & Tortola (B.V.I.) • Western Caribbean 4, 5 & 7 day Cruises Ports of Call: Grand Cayman & Cozumel, New Orleans & Ocho Rios, Jamaica • Southern Caribbean 7-10 day Cruises Ports of Call: St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbuda, Nevis & San Juan • Exotic Caribbean 10 & 11 day Cruises Ports of Call: Many different island
The sun-splashed islands of the Caribbean are as diverse in topography as the multiple cultures they represent. Play golf at Mahogany Run in St. Thomas 1,500 foot above sea level, visit an active volcano on Montserrat, take a jaunt over to Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela… it’s a short trip from Aruba. Dine and shop til you drop in the duty free shops in Sint Maarten & St. Thomas, the prices can’t be beaten. Swim with thousands of stingrays in the Cayman Islands, it’s all there for you to discover. And best of all, your outstanding accommodations travel right along with you.
• Baja 3 & 4 day Cruises Ports of Call: Ensenada & Catalina • Mexican Riviera 7 day Cruises Ports of Call: Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta & Acapulco
Mexico is alive and waiting for you to discover her. From the stunning Sierra Madres that tower above the coast in Puerto Vallarta, to the cliff divers of Acapulco; Mexico is a present just waiting to be opened. If you’re a foodie, then you’ll certainly love the diversity of restaurants available in Mexico. Sample some of the amazing local flavors or visit an array of famous celebrity chef-owned restaurants. Bring your golf clubs along and be sure to play one of the many world-class golf courses in Cabo San Lucas. If you’re a nature lover then you must make time to go whale watching. Every year, between December and March, large pods of humpback whales make their way down to the Sea of Cortez. They can be seen from Cabo San Lucas all the way down to Puerto Vallarta.
The Mediterranean Cruise
• Western Mediterranean 7, 9 & 10 day Cruises Ports of Call: Rome, Naples, Barcelona, Monte Carlo & Malta • Eastern Mediterranean 7, 9 & 10 day Cruises Ports of Call: Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Rhodes & Istanbul
It just doesn’t get any better than a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the sun and fun on Spain’s Costa del Sol, see St. Peters Basilica in Rome, visit the Sistine Chapel where Michael Angelo laid on his back painting what many consider to be one of the greatest masterpieces in the modern world. Make sure to see Athens, the birthplace of the Olympics, and home to some of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. How about a lucky roll of the dice, or perhaps a game of blackjack in Monte Carlo, home to the rich and famous… and many a James Bond film. Tour the markets in old Algiers and Istanbul. There is so much to do, so much culture to experience. One thing is for sure; you’ll never forget the memories you make on your Mediterranean cruise.
• Roundtrip 7 day Cruises Roundtrip from Vancouver, BC & Seattle • Northbound 7 day Cruises Departing from Vancouver, BC Ports of Call: Alaska’s Inside Passage & Anchorage. Sitka, Lynn Canal, Ketchikan, Juno, College Fjord & Whittier • Southbound 7 day Cruises Departing from Whittier, AK Ports of Call: Vancouver, BC, Whittier, College Fjord, Sitka, Juneau, Lynn Canal & Ketchikan • Sea & Land Tours 9 - 14 day Cruises Land Excursions: Canadian Rockies, Denali State Park & Denali
Wonderfully Wild Kodiak Bears, Polar Bears, Killer Whales, Giant Halibut, King Crabs, Glaciers & Denali (formerly Mount McKinley). It seems like everything in Alaska is bigger than life. It’s hard to believe that all of these things can exist one place, but Alaska has them all. Come enjoy this wild, beautiful & unspoiled land. There’s no better way to experience Alaska than on a cruise. Step out onto your balcony and catch a pod of killer whales breaching the surface of the ocean. How about some world-class salmon fishing. Take a helicopter tour of a giant glacier and walk where few have ever set foot. Or, just relax on the ship and take in the beauty as it sails past your balcony. How many vacations can you take where the scenery outside your room changes daily? Come cruise Alaska; you will never forget the experience.
South Pacific Cruise
• Inter Island 7 day Cruises from Honolulu • Southbound 10 day Cruises from Vancouver, British Columbia • Roundtrip 12 & 14 day Cruises from Los Angeles and San Diego 32+ day Cruises from Sydney and Southern California
See Hawaii like you’ve never seen it before: from the balcony of your room, as it sails past you. See waterfalls tumble thousands of feet into the ocean on Kauai; watch as Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano, creates the newest ground on earth, as hot lava tumbles into the sea and hardens instantly. See Haleakala, Maui’s 10,000-foot high volcano, or how about Diamond Head, near Waikiki on the island of Oahu? Hawaii has it all and is awaiting your arrival.
Staycation Getaways & Hotels
Jump in the Car and Go!
There’s nothing like jumping in the car and hitting the open road for a long weekend. And our popular Staycation Getaways Program is the just the ticket. Each week our team of travel junkies put together a diverse assortment of two, three and four night stays at luxury resorts all over the USA. You’re bound to find something that’s within driving distance, and, best of all, these deals are pre-negotiated, at prices that will make you say, WOW! From deluxe hotels and bed & breakfasts in our “Luxury Collection,” to romantic hot spots, spa weekends, awesome beaches or the hottest ski slopes; we’ve got everything taken care of. So, whether you’re on a budget, or the occasion calls for something a little more special, let our Staycation Getaways Program take you away!
For business travel, relatives coming into town, or a quick visit to see friends or family, our Hotel booking engine is just the ticket. Providing access to thousands of hotels worldwide, from New York to L.A. and Miami to Seattle, from luxury brands like Four Seasons to budget conscious hotels like Best Western, and everything in between. Simply login, navigate to Hotels, search, book and go… it’s that simple. With so many great properties to choose from, you’re bound to find something that works for you, at any budget. Best of all, as a member you’ll get the guaranteed lowest price, period. No muss, no fuss, just great deals… all the time.
Once in a Lifetime… or Once a Year, You Decide!!!
Our Fantasy Getaways Program is one of our most popular benefits, showcasing a diverse collection of packaged vacations; every one of which offers our clients exclusive and unbelievable savings. We have cruise only, cruise and land packages, land only, all-inclusive, international destinations, luxury trips, bed & breakfast getaways, and more. Our Fantasy Getaways are unique. In fact, you won’t find them anywhere else. We have a dedicated team of experienced travel professionals, whose only job is to negotiate deep discounts with some of the world’s largest and most reputable suppliers; then we package these negotiated rates into various combinations. The result is a unique collection of Fantasy Getaways, all of which are offered at prices you won’t find anywhere else. So, whether you’re looking to go on that once in a lifetime ‘bucket list’ vacation, or a once a year extravagant and memorable trip, Fantasy Getaways is your ticket to fun. It’s no wonder our members love this program, and we know you will too!
Get Ready, Get Set... Go!!!
Service, service, service, and did we say service? It’s what we live for. You are the reason we are here. There is no request too big or small. You’re a member now, and we love treating our members like gold. You can use your member-only website to search find and book most anything, and all at ‘member-only’ rates that are guaranteed to be better than anything you could find on your own. Even so, you may want to speak with a friendly voice to get the lay of the land in a particular area, or find out more about a region your thinking about visiting, or even find out what a river cruise is really all about. That’s what we’re here for. We want to be your one stop shop for all things travel related. Whenever, wherever or whatever you want to do, we can get you there. Just give us a call and let our team of talented and friendly staff go to work making your travel dreams an absolute reality.
• Vacation Packages • Exotic Destinations • Tours • Special Deals
Do everything or do nothing but relax… it’s your choice.
Worldwide Vacation Options
They’re Hot, Hot, Hot! Can you pass up a bargain? Well we can’t either! And we get so excited when one of the many suppliers we work with comes up with a special deal just for our members. We simply cannot control ourselves, we’ve just got to pass these specials right on to you through e-mails, postings to the website, or on the phone when you call in looking for something special. Talk about proactive; we literally send out thousands of e-mails a week to interested members, bringing the best deals directly to your inbox. Best of all… you get all the savings. What Have You Got in Mind? How about a three-day hike up and down Mount Kilimanjaro in the heart of Africa? See the sunset on the Serengeti from the top; it will take your breath away. Visit Egypt with all of its splendor and wonder. See the pyramids, the sphinx, and more. See the tombs of famous kings and queens. Bargain for souvenirs in Morocco. Why not round out a two-week vacation in Africa with a Safari. Whether you’re a big game hunter for real or you’d prefer to go “photo hunting” and capture all of the Big 5 on your digital camera, we can make it happen. Your wish is our command, literally. Some members call and already have an idea of what they want to do, and that’s great. But there are those times when you’d like to say… I don’t know where I’d like to go or what I’d like to do… just take me away. And get me a deal. That’s like music to our ears. Your pick or our pick, we’ll get you there at the lowest price available, it’s just that simple.
We Work For You
Whatever you want, whenever you want it, that’s what we’re all about. Take a look below at the many benefits your membership provides you with. • Condo Getaways — Two great programs in one: Value Escapes: Full Week stays from just $199… at these prices, Value Escapes truly offers ‘A Vacation For Every Family.’ Premier Escapes: For our members that define ‘value’ as getting the best for less, our Premier Escapes program is the perfect choice, delivering ‘Value at Any Level,’ and offering many famous brand name resorts, at prices that blow away public websites. • Cruises — Two great programs in one: Hot Ticket: Pre-negotiated cruises that change weekly. Buy it Now: Use our booking engine to book any other cruise, anytime, anywhere, and at member-only rates that can’t be beaten. • Staycation Getaways — Showcases 3 to 5 night escapes, to beautiful Hotels & Resorts, all over the USA, and at pre-negotiated rates that can’t be beaten! So, whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous with that someone special, or just piling the whole family in the car to get away from it all, our Staycation Getaways program is the perfect solution. • Fantasy Getaways — Featuring 25 or more once in a lifetime or once a year types of exotic vacations, all at spectacular member-only prices. Take ride on the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul, or how about a 21-day luxury cruise through the Panama Canal? Fantasy Getaways turns your vacation dreams in absolute reality. • Hotels — Search and book thousands of hotels worldwide, all at member-only rates guaranteed to beat any public website. • Resort Condos — Search and book thousands of full week stays in luxury condo resorts worldwide... at prices you have to see to believe.
Life is an Adventure… Dream it… Do it… Experience it!