By: Beach Bum Hayley
The initial travel planning vision typically consists of your choice/dream destination, flights, a resort or hotel, the room, airport shuttle services & taxes. “What else is there to think about? We’re done, right? I mean I’ve just gotta lose weight, shop for new clothes and pack!” So this is yet another reason why consulting a travel professional will rescue you & your precious time away! You truly have no idea how much more there is to consider in order to get the most out of your travel experience until you speak to someone who has been there, done that, on a multitude of occasions. Someone like your friendly, FREE, Beach Bum Travel Concierge!
Let’s start with the flight; you always want to check to see how much additional first or business class is. Traveling in comfort and luxury with more legroom, receiving attentive, personalized service, complimentary beverages/food, first on and off the aircraft, often times complimentary newspapers, headphones, blankets & pillows, and a movie is undoubtedly a bonus. Not to mention, you feel important! If its above your price range don’t forget to ask the ticket counter agent at time of check in; many times the airlines will release seats at the ticket counter for much less than the cost of pre-paying to actually reserve first or business class seats.
Airport shuttle services; did you know you can upgrade to a nonstop transfer shuttle, or even better; a private, nonstop shuttle directly to your resort from the airport? The typical airport transportation service that’s included with your package will more than likely be shared by many other travelers and will make several stops before reaching your resort or hotel. You will find this annoying, and it will delay the start of your vacation which can be very frustrating. Ask your travel professional the cost to upgrade to a private, nonstop transfer, roundtrip. It doesn’t cost that much more. It’s worth every penny, and will save you time & aggravation.
Regardless of what anyone says the view from your room is important. “We won’t be in the room anyway” is a good way to try and justify not spending the extra little bit of money to upgrade to a nice view. We go on vacation to see beautiful scenery; turquoise waters, burnt orange & red fiery skies, powder white beaches… Don’t sell yourself short & be stuck in the back of the resort with no view, or worse; an unsightly view of a la parking lot! It truly can make or break your once a year getaway or honeymoon. No one wants a noisy, beat up, run down, smelling room with a terrible view. Do not cheap out on the room, your accommodations are more of an integral part of your travel experience than you may initially realize.
Now that you’ve got yourself set up with the very best flights, room and airport shuttle services let’s take this getaway from good to great, from nice to the ultimate! It wouldn’t be an ultimate getaway if you didn’t have some amazing moments in time to share with your friends & family, moments that have taken your breath away, moments that have created everlasting special memories for you to treasure always. Here are some ideas to put the icing on your vacation/honeymoon; book a couple of tours/excursions during your stay such as zip lining, swim with the dolphins, feed a stingray, bicycle through a waterfall, climb a waterfall, horseback ride on the beach, take a helicopter tour, visit a local school or orphanage (Beach Bum CARES will facilitate this for you)… just to name a few. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the spa; you’re supposed to pamper yourself while you’re away! Do NOT feel guilty! Relax and Enjoy!
You work hard, you deserve it so talk to a Beach Bum Vacation Travel Concierge today to find out how you can plan the most amazing, enhanced getaway today!