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Planning Around The Holidays

Experience a magical time of Christmas in Europe
Experience a magical time of Christmas in Europe

Hope everyone is in a festive spirit and getting ready for a wonderful holiday! In addition to shopping and trimming the tree, TET has been busy checking out a host of  resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and learning what’s new out there for couples in love, families looking to spend quality time, destination weddings your guests will never forget, girlfriend getaways, bachelor groups and MORE! To see pictures from our latest trips visit Total Experience Travel’s Facebook page There are plenty of albums to get lost in, and more to come.  Look for Jamaica in January!

Know someone getting engaged? Recommend a trusted travel pro for their honeymoon or destination wedding!
Know someone getting engaged? Recommend a trusted travel pro for their honeymoon or destination wedding planning.

Did you know it’s not only the holidays but, it’s engagement season? More couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentines day, than any other time of year.  Did you also know that more than 70% of couples choose an all-inclusive tropical honeymoon?  As a certified Honeymoon/Destination Wedding Specialist, I CAN tell you why!

 

Whether in the Caribbean or Mexico, there is an all inclusive resort for every style and budget. Ask me which is best for you
Whether in the Caribbean or Mexico, there is an all inclusive resort for every style and budget. Ask me which is best for you.

I will help YOU decide which resort and room is best,  be there for you from research thru return, add personal touches & perks –that only a live trusted agent can! Don’t listen to what those paid advertisements tell you, collaborate with someone you can trust. Pssst- it’s the same cost as doing it all yourself.

Christmastime is about the joy of giving. Give the best gift of all, the gift of travel!  It’s not to early to start planning for next Christmas and not too late to plan for that family Spring Break in 2017.  I have all kinds of wonderful recommendations; something to fit every style.

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A favorite for FAMILIES and GROUPS – old and young! Books up fast – don’t wait to contact me.

 

 

Ask me about my new favorite family resort.

 

 

New Year's Eve in the Caribbean!
New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean! Don’t wait – contact me today!

 

Or the hottest New Year’s Eve party in the Caribbean! There’s still limited space for 2016 and it’s NOT too early to plan for 2017!

 

 

Still not sure where to go next year – read my latest Travel Tips with info on Alaska, traveling abroad, ship nightlife, and Disney cruises for inspiration.  Then, contact me to start planning! I am specialized in All Inclusive Resorts, Ocean & River Cruises, and Guided Tours because these vacations offer best values and are the kind my family and I love to take!  What I haven’t done personally, my clients or peers have.  In addition to expertise, I’m independent so, can be objective when planning a vacation that’s just right for YOU!  It’s a No Brainer

Chris Rakes - Travel Planner & Honeymoon / Destination Wedding Specialist
Chris Rakes – Travel Planner & Honeymoon / Destination Wedding Specialist

When you are ready to plan, plan with Chris 919.589.2437 / info@totalexperiencetravel.com

Happy Holidays from Total Experience Travel!
Happy Holidays from Total Experience Travel!

 

 

The Lowdown on Tours

Adventure, escorted, hosted, independent; here’s the lowdown on Touring!

Couple touring
Couple touring independently

The advantage is clear: you choose an escorted tour to travel stress free. The tour company handles the transportation, daily sightseeing and the local guides, leaving you to absorb as much of the destination as possible. If this sounds like an appealing way to travel, consider these factors before choosing your tour destination.

Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe -France
Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe -France

V.I.P. Access – Line cutters rejoice! Tour groups are often escorted straight to the main entrances of major attractions and ushered directly inside without waiting in line or having to buy individual tickets.

Themes – Some tours are based around a theme, such as wine, gastronomy, hiking, golf, even the sparkling, seasonal Christmas Markets. If you’re looking to make some new friends who share a common interest, look no further.

Great tours are available for all ages and types of traveler.
Great tours are available for all ages and types of traveler.

Age Range – Escorted tours generally attract seasoned travelers who enjoy hassle-free experiences. If the tour has a high activity level with long hikes, then chances are the average age will be on the south side of 50.

history, art, architecture and more
history, art, architecture and more

Exotic Destinations – Escorted tours are ideal for going more afar than you typically would on your own, to places where the customs and languages are completely foreign and the camaraderie of the tour group is comforting.

local knowledgeable expert & tour guide
local knowledgeable expert & tour guide

Questions Answered – Anytime you experience an international destination, your mind is filled with a thousand questions per minute about all of the new and exotic things you see, hear and smell. Thanks to your local tour guide’s constant presence and regional knowledge, you learn the answers to all of your questions and more.

And, thanks to an expert planner, you are sure to go on a tour that is perfect for you! Don’t wait,  contact Total Experience Travel to start planning.  919.589.2437

Chris Rakes is a River Cruise, Tour and All Inclusive Expert Travel Planner.
Chris Rakes is an independent travel planner and tour expert. http://www.totalexperiencetravel.com