4 Awesome Trips to Put Under the Tree this Holiday!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I just love the holidays at home with my family… cozy nights, celebrations all month, and making plans for the year ahead.

But here’s a crazy idea … this year instead of going crazy with plastic toys and more STUFF, why not wrap up a fun family EXPERIENCE and put that under the tree??

Here are just a few ideas – and special offers – you can nab right now and give your family the gift of travel in 2019.

Costa Rica

When visiting Costa Rica with kids, a visit to Manual Antonio National Park is a must. Located along the country’s Southern Pacific coast, sloths hang in the trees and jungle frogs sing you to sleep each night.

Arenas Del Mar is one of my favorite properties in Central America. Not only is it the only truly beachfront property in Manual Antonio, but their Ocean Breeze suite works well for families of 4. They also have a nice range of connecting rooms for larger families.

For a limited time, I can score you a “book 4 nights for the price of 3” special for travel any time between May and December 2019. You can’t go wrong with this property! Consider booking 4 nights here and surprising the family with this amazing getaway. Then we can work together to round out a complete itinerary in Costa Rica.


For a fun and easy family getaway, check out the Park Hyatt Aviara in San Diego, California. I love this property for extended family groups thanks to the beautiful beaches, miles of hiking trails, unique shopping and fine dining all nearby. Kids love the year round heated pools and adults love the spa and golf right on property.

Relax and enjoy the resort, or check out LEGOLAND California (just 5 miles away), the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld or Safari Park (all a short 30-minute drive).

Ans now, book before the end of the year and get every 4th night free in addition to some exclusive amenities including complimentary breakfast and a nice resort credit.


Sure, it may seem like a long way to travel, but once you arrive Bali offers excellent value for money. And this special offer from the lovely collection of COMO hotels is one to gobble up.

The COMO Uma Ubud  is quintessentially Balinese.  Enjoy delicious fresh food and ample opportunities for holistic wellness including temple visits, biking and trekking in the area.

Book before the end of the year and receive a flat 20% discount off all 2019 stays!


Mid April through Mid December is a fantastic time to journey to Belize, and this year the Coppola-owned Blancaneaux Lodge is offering  the 4th night free during stays in this time frame.

A perfect home base from which to explore the Mayan ruins in the area, including the famed Tikal just over the border into Guatemala, this secluded mountain retreat is certainly dramatic..

Choose from an array of rooms that work well for families, including the owner’s villa or the peaceful riverfront cabanas overlooking the waterfalls of Privassion Creek.

Interested in giving your family a fun and memorable travel experience this year instead of just more “stuff”? Give me a call today to customize a very special gift.

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