Day  1
Charleston, SC

 

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, the city is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens

Day  2
Beaufort, SC

 

 

Beaufort’s history includes European explorers, Native American cultural influences, British settlements and Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages clatter along the narrow streets of this historic district, past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View historic forts and elegant homes and discover Day  3
Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of scenic beaches. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life, including the American Alligator

 

Day  4
Savannah, GA

 

 

 

With its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts," brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's magnificent shops.

Day  5
Sapelo Island, GA

 

 

 

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

 

Day  6
St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, GA

 

Discover the compelling history of Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. Today, Jekyll Island is part of Georgia’s Sea Isles and boasts “Millionaire’s Village," 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages, now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. St. Simons Island offers guests a view of he area's past including the momentous 18th c entury battlefields and sprawling, antebellum plantations

 

 Day  7
Cruising to Amelia Island, FL

 

 

 

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Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

 

Day  8
Jacksonville, FL Area (Amelia Island)

 

 

Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.

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    Le Blanc Spa Resort 

     

    Are you ready to release yourself from the cares of the world and surrender to the freedom of a serene and carefree luxurious retreat? The adults-only, all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa 5 star Resort beckons you from the white sand beaches and sparkling waters of the Caribbean.

    Nestled in a secluded enclave between Nichupte Lagoon and the glistening Caribbean Sea in Cancun, Mexico, Le Blanc is an extraordinary resort where luxury reaches its pinnacle and service is simultaneously warm, genuine and sensational. At Le Blanc you’ll quickly embrace the exhilarating freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever you want, in a tropical paradise from your most vivid dreams.

    This is one of Sharon’s favorite resorts.  Everything at the resort, from the architecture to the music playing softly in the background has been designed to make this the most relaxing serene experience possible.  The service and attention to detail at this resort is second to none.

    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

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    Le Blanc Spa Resort 

     

    Are you ready to release yourself from the cares of the world and surrender to the freedom of a serene and carefree luxurious retreat? The adults-only, all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa 5 star Resort beckons you from the white sand beaches and sparkling waters of the Caribbean.

    Nestled in a secluded enclave between Nichupte Lagoon and the glistening Caribbean Sea in Cancun, Mexico, Le Blanc is an extraordinary resort where luxury reaches its pinnacle and service is simultaneously warm, genuine and sensational. At Le Blanc you’ll quickly embrace the exhilarating freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever you want, in a tropical paradise from your most vivid dreams.

    This is one of Sharon’s favorite resorts.  Everything at the resort, from the architecture to the music playing softly in the background has been designed to make this the most relaxing serene experience possible.  The service and attention to detail at this resort is second to none.

    Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

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    Adults Only, All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, eco tours Dolphin Encounter, Fun, golf, Honeymoons, Music, Paradise, Parties, shopping, wedding planner

    Secrets Vallarta Bay

     

    INCLUDES3 nights, Secrets Vallarta Bay, Unlimited-Luxury®, adults-only & hotel transfers. BONUS $200 resort coupon. Airfare additional.

    3 nights from     $425*

    Escape to the all-new 4 ½ star, adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the golden sand beaches on the Pacific coast and located just minutes from the famous 'El Malecón' boardwalk, adults will luxuriate in a world of Unlimited-Luxury® with superior service, well-appointed suites and breathtaking views.

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net for more information

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    All-inclusive, Beaches, Butler sevice, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, Family Vacations, Fun, golf, Honeymoons, lush, Music, Parties, shopping, spa, Swimming Pools, wedding planner

    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit 

    INCLUDES 3 nights, Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort, all-inclusive & hotel transfers. EXCLUSIVEsave up to 35%.UPGRADEto a Master Parlor Oceanview for just $88 more. Airfare additional.

    Land Only

    from $815.00*

    Islands 888-554-9534 or islandstravel@earthlink.net

    This is the resort Sharon, Erica and I went to back in September.  This is a AAA 5 diamond resort, and the Grand Velas has earned every one of them.  Everything at this resort is the best, from the rooms and Views to the food and service.  I absolutely loved it here.

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    Beaches, Caribbean, Concierge sevice, Couples, dancing, Destination Weddings, Dolphin Encounter, lush, luxury, Parties

    Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort 

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort & hotel transfers. BONUS 4th night free & $50 food & beverage credit daily. UPGRADE to a Courtyard Room for only $57 more. Land Only from $715.00*

                         

             Islands 888-554-7526 or islandstravel@earthlink.net  

    Centrally located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Marriott's 4 star Grand Cayman Resort invites you to experience the ultimate Caribbean getaway. The Cayman Islands are known for a luxurious lifestyle and Caribbean charm and this Grand Cayman Hotel delivers with superior service, understated luxury and a relaxed atmosphere. Everything you need for a fantastic Cayman Island vacation is at this Marriott beach hotel. Our beachfront resort features 295 spacious rooms, all with private balconies that are drenched in tropical hues and accented with rich dark woods. Indulge yourself at La Mer Spa, guaranteed to relax, rejuvenate and restore your spirit. The resort boasts 4 restaurants with some offering oceanfront dining. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, breathtaking views and lush tropical gardens featuring a serene turtle lagoon & walkways with private seating nooks; and the white sand beaches make for a dazzling Caribbean destination wedding. Discover the ultimate Grand Cayman vacation at the Marriott Grand Cayman Resort.

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    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa 

    Land Only

    from $645.00*

    Take advantage of everything Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has to offer during your stay.  We provide our guests with live performances, lessons in hula, lei, and ukulele, as well as beach amenities, poolside services, and an array of boutique shops.

    Islandstravel@earthlink.net or 888-554-7526

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, hotel transfers & lei greeting. BONUS4th night free & buffet breakfast for 2 daily. UPGRADEto a Partial Ocean View Room for $33 more. Airfare additional.

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    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa 

    Land Only

    from $645.00*

    Take advantage of everything Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has to offer during your stay.  We provide our guests with live performances, lessons in hula, lei, and ukulele, as well as beach amenities, poolside services, and an array of boutique shops.

    Islandstravel@earthlink.net or 888-554-7526

    INCLUDES 4 nights, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, hotel transfers & lei greeting. BONUS4th night free & buffet breakfast for 2 daily. UPGRADEto a Partial Ocean View Room for $33 more. Airfare additional.

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    The Disadvantages of Online Booking

     

    By Kaukab Jhumra Smith, eHow Contributor

     

    Planning your trip over the Internet can be convenient and easy. You can research destinations at your own pace, shop around for the best fares and hotel deals, and make reservations right from your computer. But online booking can have its pitfalls. It may not always be the right choice, especially if you have special needs.

    Live Help Whenyou book online, you usually can't ask a live person questions about hotel rooms, flight routes, visa requirements or anything else you're concerned about.

    Customization Manytravel websites can't handle complicated itineraries, like a trip that combines train, bus and plane travel.

     Hidden FeesMany online travel sites advertise low rates to attract your attention, and then add fees and surcharges for a much less competitive deal.

    Special NeedsYou usually can't confirm any special requests at the time of your online reservation, such as requesting a wheelchair or adding an infant to your plane ticket.

    Limited ValidityThe bargain rates that make booking online appear so attractive often mean giving up flexibility in your dates of travel or other such constraints.

     Limited OptionsSome small inns and tour guides may not have an online presence. If you only look for businesses that have websites and online booking capability, you could miss out on some local color.

     

     

  
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