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Happy 2018!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Destination Weddings, Family Trips, Honeymoons

Well, here it is the end of the month and I’m just now here to say Happy New Year! It’s been a crazy month, but a great month and it is ending on a high note. Before I get in to that, I first want to apologize. Like many others, I’m sure you have noticed my blog posts stopped coming quite some time ago. Without boring you with all of the details, I can assure you that no one was happier to see 2018 come around than me! Of course, taking care of my clients who trust me with their hard earned vacation time and dollars was and will always be a priority. I hope you understand and will enjoy my future posts! My Travel Times posts will focus on helpful hints, tips, and travel information. If you have something you would like me to write about, I’m always open to your ideas. This week, I was once again honored as a Cruise Planners top producing agent for 2017 earning me the 2018 Millionaire Club Status. I can’t thank enough all of those who help me do what I love to do! If it weren’t for my valuable clients trusting me with their vacations and my very patient friends and family putting up with my crazy schedule, I would never earn the accolades… Thank you for letting me be me! Here’s a picture of the balloons Cruise Planners home office sent acknowledging the achievement. One of the first things I want to remind you about in the new year is to check your passport expiration dates! Did you know that many destinations require your passport to be valid for at least 6 months PAST your date of travel? That’s right! I always try to remind you when you book travel to check your passport expiration, but without fail… someone forgets and we run in to a time crunch. In 2007 legislation was passed that extended the need for passports when traveling internationally. They issued 18 million passports in 2007, which means they expired in 2017. Last year was a busy year for renewals and they expect this year to be no different. International travel is also on the rise again so they are expecting higher numbers for first time passport applications as well. If you don’t already have a valid passport in your possession, now is the time to do it! There may also be a need to carry a passport for domestic flights in the US in the not too distant future. There are still 9 states that are not in compliance with the Real ID act, those 9 states have been granted an extension until October 2018 to come in to compliance. If they do not, residents of those 9 states will need passports to board a flight. The original effective date was January 22, 2018, but...

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Passport to Love Open House Recap! – Wedding Planner in San Antonio

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons

Passport to Love Open House Recap! – Wedding Planner in San Antonio

Our Passport To Love Open House, produced by Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings, Haute Weddings, and Kendall Plantation was an absolute success! Newly engaged couples were able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the beautiful Kendall Plantation, and enjoy delicious eats, drinks, and treats, as they visited one on one with over 30 local and international vendors. It was a great event full of fun and energy! Here are some photos from the evening, courtesy of Ara Photography! From the Hill Country to Hawaii, we had representatives from Sandals, Royal Caribbean, Karisma Resorts in Mexico and Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico. All the caterers had a theme that they incorporated, Spice of Life did Jamaican, Heavenly Gourmet did Italian, Anne Marie’s did Asian Fusion and Pappas Catering did Mexican. Bartenders 4 You served up international signature drinks that went with each theme. A huge thanks to Ara Photography for taking the photos for the event! Here are some of the other wonderful photographers that came out! Now back to our gallery of photos courtesy of Ara Photography of additional vendors and attendees at this one-of-a-kind open house! A special thanks to Philip Chancellor with 5150 Productions who provided the entertainment for our guests with a classic game show concept. Winners received cash prizes and moved up in rounds to win the FREE Honeymoon courtesy of Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings. We had over 50 brides attend the Passport to Love Open House and it was a tremendous success! We are so excited to build off this momentum and produce another open house just as awesome in the future so stay tuned… Thanks again to all the wonderful vendors who helped bring our vision together and put on a spectacular event! Until next...

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Confessions of a Serial Overpacker

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Destination Weddings, Family Trips, Honeymoons

Confessions of a Serial Overpacker

Ok, I admit it: I’m a recovering Serial Over-packer. I used to be the lady in baggage claim with the cart loaded with 3, ok 4, huge suitcases for a weekend getaway. On a family vacation to Europe once my husband had to take a separate cab to the hotel from the airport with the luggage because 11, you read that right, 11 suitcases and 4 people didn’t fit in 1 cab, go figure. (Yes, we are still happily married and yes I do know how blessed I am). Fast forward to air travel today, and I have been forced to face my over packing issues. I start out with the best of intentions, I plan my outfits for each day with 1 back up, choosing easy simple items that can interchange and all coordinate with 1 or 2 pairs of shoes. All good so far right?… Then it strikes, that “oh, what if?” thought that sends me running back to the closet for anything, and well everything, I might possibly need. The list is endless of the things I have packed in the off chance it snows in July, rains in the desert or I somehow get to swim in the snow. I don’t know if there is a clinical term for this condition, I could come up with a few, my husband would be more umm, descriptive, we’ll say. Either way, I am conquering the beast a little more with each trip. About now you’re thinking that as a Travel Consultant, I should be an expert on efficient packing, and in a way I am. Do you have any idea how creative you must be to fit a month’s worth of clothes for a 7-day trip into 2 suitcases? It’s an art. I have found that utilizing travel tools helps. Like the travel planner on our website. Now, once I have what I need, I zip up the suitcase and I am done. No exceptions. With baggage fees and weight limits on most airlines, I recommend to my clients to be very conscious of what you need. If you don’t workout every day, leave the workout clothes at home. I walk everyday at home, but it’s more about walking the dog than exercise, so I tend to leave the workout shoes and such at home. Most times I end up not using them when I do pack them. There are many things I can leave behind, especially if the hotel has them available: hairdryer, toiletries and such. As your Travel Consultant, I will check these things for you so you know what goes in the suitcase and what stays home. What should you pack in your carry-on baggage? Please always be sure to pack any medications in your carry-on luggage, as well as all travel documents and identification. If you are taking a cruise and are not...

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Travel Gift Registry

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons

Travel Gift Registry

What is the Growing Trend in Wedding and Honeymoon Travel? Travel Gift Registry! Thinking you’d like to skip the bath towels and blenders, and request the gift of travel and adventure for your destination wedding and/or honeymoon? Although not a new concept, travel gift registries are gaining in popularity and will help make your wishes become a reality. When you book with Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings & Honeymoons by Sea Blue Cruise and Travel, you can set up a Travel Gift Registry account. Within a few clicks, you can register for gifts such as a cruise, tour or land adventure, upgrade to a suite, shore excursions, romantic dining, spa services, and so much more. The list is endless! And there’s no cost to YOU! How does it work? REGISTER Your Honeymoon Plans REVEAL To Your Family & Friends RECEIVE Your Wonderful Gifts REMEMBER Your Honeymoon Forever How will my friends and family know where I’m registered? When signing up for your registry, you will be provided the opportunity to download announcements for print or email, create a personal wedding website, an on-line photo album, a wedding blog, and a share tool so you can post your registry on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. What other happy couples are saying: This honeymoon registry was our favorite registry by far, and this trip would not have been possible without it. Your help and service have been much appreciated. I would recommend this site to anyone. – J. & D. Martin Our guests loved the honeymoon registry; they said it made registry shopping fun because it wasn’t the normal china and silver patterns. You have been so great with all of your assistance. Thank you for helping us have the honeymoon of our dreams! – S. & C....

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