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.

  • Barbados

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    My Trip to Barbados 2013

    I truly loved my time in Barbados and reall7 enjoyed the tradewind that were present for most of my stay. Some basci facts about Barbados are:

    Barbados has over 65 miles of gorgeous beaches.  There are coral reefs with sunken ships for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. There are beautiful golf courses and hiking trails. The National sport is Polo. They also have the Mount Gay Rum distillery with tours and The Caribbean Cigar Company.

     

    One of my favorite things about Barbados was how clean and beautiful the entire island is.  The Barbadians are very friendly and helpful.  Barbados has a very high literacy rate and standard of living. And last but not least, my resort-The Crane.  Not only was it beautiful, but I had my own washer and dryer in my suite!

     

    One of our days in Barbados was spent visiting some of their Historical sights, and they have many.  We went to the Garrison Historic District (A Unesco World Heritage Site) and saw the changing of the guards and visited the house George Washington stayed in for 6 weeks during 1751as a young man visiting his sick brother.  It was Washington’s only trip outside the continental US.  Then we went and saw the garrison itself, St Annes Garrison built by the British in 1789.  In November of 1966, when Barbados achieved its full Independence from Britain the Garrison raised the Barbados Flag. They have a very large collection of historical cannons preserved at the fort.

     

    On another day we went to the Barbados Concorde Experience, which frankly I wasn’t too excited about.  But I was wrong.  In addition to having the original jet, (that flew from London to Barbados) all set up to tour, they also had a mockup of the waiting lounge and the cockpit.  I was both educational and fun.  That same day, a small group of us went to Harrisons Cave.  Another awe inspiring excursion.  You ride down into these massive caverns, covered with stalagmites and stalactites that are breathtaking, little rivers and pools dotting the areas.  While on the tour they explain how the island was formed, and where their water supply comes from.

     

    That night we went to Oistins fish Fry.  Every kind of food under the sun, live bands, with dance floors set up and all types of local crafts, jewelry and toys for sale in little booths.  For more upscale restaurants and clubs, you can’t go wrong with St Lawrence Gap.  There are also some awesome shopping opportunities on Barbados.

     

    There truly is something for everyone in the family on this Island.  There are some all inclusive resorts here and some adults only resorts too, As a matter of fact, Barbados is the location of the newest Sandals resort!

     

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    Norway- Fjords, Bergen & Oslo

    Experience all the beauty and majesty Norway has to offer as you explore the quaint villages and majestic landscapes that make up this scenic country that served as an inspiration for the animated comedic-adventure, Frozen. You and your family will follow in the filmmakers' footsteps as you hike, raft and traverse the awe-inspiring terrain.

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    Los Cabos

    At the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula lies Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos is located where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by dramatic desert and mountains, offering a contrast of beauties. It is a destination of two towns, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and the Corridor, which runs between them and is home to some of the world’s top resorts. Enjoy championship golf and world-renowned sport fishing, as well as the chance to get a birds-eye view of the desert via zipline. Whale watchers flock here between December and April to see the whales breach in their triumphant glory. Beaches here are beautiful, dramatic and diverse.

    Some of Mexico's best wines are produced in the northern Baja California region. On your next trip to Los Cabos discover Baja's best kept secret.

    THINGS TO SEE & DO

     

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    Smugglers Cove Beach-Tortola

    The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands, is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. Wikipedia

    The British Virgin Islandsconsist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays.

     

    Population: 23,552 (2007)

    Capital: Road Town

    Dialing code: 284

    Currency: US$

    Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Representative democracy

    Official language: English Language

     

    Top Reasons to Go to the BVI

    The Perfect Place to Sail: With more than 60 islands in the chain, sailors can drop anchor at a different, perfect beach every day.Low-Key Resorts: Laid-back luxury resorts offer a full-scale retreat from your everyday life.Diving and Snorkeling: Both are great, and vibrant reefs are often just feet from the shore. Jost Van Dyke: Your trip isn't complete until you've chilled at the casual beach bars here. Few Crowds: There's no mass tourism; the farther you get from Tortola, the quieter things become.

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    Tropical Drink Recipe: Painkiller

    The story goes that this drink was invented at a bar called the Soggy Dollar, so named because you have to swim to get to it!
    The official cocktail of the British Virgin Islands and one the most popular mixed drinks in the Caribbean
    SERVES 1-2
    2-4 oz. of Pusser's Rum
    4 oz. pineapple juice
    1 oz. cream of coconut
    1 oz. orange juice
    Grated fresh nutmeg
    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add first four ingredients and stir. Pour into cocktail glasses and top with grated nutmeg.

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    COSTA RICA Your way

    LUXURY HOLIDAY WITH ADVENTURES

    Costa Rica offers the perfect combination of rainforest and beach, making it a top destination for family vacations. Families with older children will enjoy the many thermal pools and waterfalls which vary in temperature and are spread around the hot springs resort gardens. More than 500 species of plants and flowers are found throughout.

    There are exciting and fascinating nature tours and soft adventures to enjoy. Choose from hikes along Arenal's Hanging Bridges, hikes in the rainforest, a visit to the ArenalVolcano National Park, a boat ride and nature safari in the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, and tours on horseback. Or, go for a full adrenaline rush with a canyoning tour, Sky Trek / Tram canopy zip lines, or a Class III + white water rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River. Looking for something more active: jump on a mountain bike, chart a challenging hike in Cerro Chato, or go kayaking or canoeing in the rivers or on Lake Arenal.

    The Arenal Volcano Region is rich in nature and adventure. Over the years, its popularity has established the area as the starting or ending point to any Costa Rica Luxury Vacation. The intriguing mix of activities, hot springs, rainforest and volcano make this a must-visit part of the country.

    Call Islands 888-554-7526 for more information or email us islandstravel@earthlink.net

    Please tell us your needs and interests. We work hard to exceed your expectations, to ensure a perfect family vacation in Costa Rica

     

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    Did you know? The Caribbean:

    Pristine,sugar-white beaches extend as far as the eye can see. Sparkling azure waters glisten, fragrant tropical gardens explode in dazzling color and picture perfect sunsets ignite the sky. Meander along the shores that once provided shelter to swashbuckling pirates. Listen to the soft sounds of the tree frog s as they mingle with the high notes of a distant steel drum band. These are the islands of the Caribbean, where dreams of paradise become a blissful reality. Indulge at a luxury spa on breathtaking Antigua. Enjoy the feeling of coming home that awaits in Jamaica. Enjoy international cuisine in spectacular Aruba, or immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Dominican Republic. Looking for seclusion and natural beauty of the Exotic Caribbean? Explore the emerald rain forests of St Kitts, or traverse the unspoiled beauty of Belize. No matter which island strikes your fancy, you have the freedom to do it all or nothing at all.

     

     

     

     

  
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