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12 Travel Tips for the Holidays

Posted on November 11, 2018 10:00 am under travel-tips | ( comments)

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, and a very busy time for traveling. It is by far the busiest time to travel whether it’s travelling home to see the family or packing up the family to take-off on an exotic vacation. Whatever the reason, it’s important to feel relaxed from the moment you leave your home until you arrive at your final destination. Don’t let the long lines at TSA, packed freeways, or canceled or delayed flights due to bad weather derail your travels. These 12 simple steps will help make any holiday travel better. (more…)

Top Ski Resorts in Colorado

Posted on October 14, 2018 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Colorado is home to 23 of the best ski resorts in the country, and is also the perfect place for skiers and snowboarders alike. Heavy snowfalls and a wide variety of terrain create perfect conditions, making this part of the Rocky Mountains an incredible venue for your next winter vacation. Twenty-Three resorts offer historic ski towns, sunshine, and some of the best ski schools around. (more…)

Vacation Planning and the Benefits of Travel Insurance

Posted on September 17, 2018 10:00 am under travel-insurance | ( comments)

When planning your trip, have you asked yourself “What’s the plan?” You’ve taken the time to plan and book your trip, but did you plan for everything? An unexpected change of plans or medical emergency could literally break your bank account. Trip travel insurance is peace of mind for travelers of all ages.  Medical emergencies while traveling happen every day. Have you ever thought how much money you would have to come up with to be flown back to the States should you or your loved one suffer a medical emergency?

A good comprehensive travel insurance program helps protect you for the following:

  • Trip cancellation
  • Flight cancellation
  • Illness or Injury on your trip
  • Lost passport or travel documents
  • Baggage delays
  • Trip interruption

When traveling, and should you need to use your travel insurance, you can expect the following:

  • Travel medical assistance
  • Live travel emergency service
  • Worldwide travel assistance
  • Concierge and personal assistance

Elite Travel Team strongly recommends buying travel insurance for all of your vacations and travels. We recently had a client who suffered a major medical emergency while out of the country. His family was able to utilize the concierge and personal assistance provided to them in their travel insurance plan. Thankfully, his family members who were traveling with him were able to have him flown home by air ambulance to his hometown for immediate and life-saving medical care. Medical expenses and the flight alone were around $30K. The insurance provided protection and help when the family needed it the most.

Are you ready to complete your travel plans? Are you ready for peace of mind when you travel? Don’t worry! Your experienced travel consultants at Elite Travel Team will help you with every step! Let Elite Travel Team help you! Our qualified travel consultants will guide you every step of the way, and will work with you to customize your perfect vacation and ensure your travel is covered with protection through well needed travel insurance. We are open 8am to midnight CST, 7 days per week. Please contact us today at https://www.elitetravelteam.com/plan-your-trip/ to get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Travel Tips For Single Parents

Posted on August 19, 2018 10:00 am under travel-tips | ( comments)

Traveling alone with your children may seem stressful and virtually impossible.  After all, it can be difficult enough to handle your precious bundle of joy at home in their own surroundings. So just thinking about how challenging the process can be away from their comfort zone might be daunting to you. As travel agents we book vacations for a variety of families, some with children, and others without.  We have compiled a list of tips and ideas to make it easy for you, whether you travel within the U.S. or overseas. (more…)

Travel Tips & Advice For Seniors and Baby Boomers

Posted on July 16, 2018 10:00 am under travel-tips | ( comments)

Baby Boomers are now traveling the globe in record numbers. Not only do they have the time and discretionary income to do so, they are also aging healthier! Travel agencies and tour companies have jumped in head first to meet this growing demand of catering to baby boomers as they travel the world. It takes detailed planning to pull off a successful, safe and worry-free vacation. This is particularly the case for seniors and baby boomers who may have health issues and mobility concerns. We have compiled a list of tips to help seniors and baby boomers with effective travel planning. (more…)

Tips To Ensure A Joyful Vacation

Posted on June 17, 2018 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

Ready to take that amazing vacation, but worry it may not go as planned?  Are you stressed out about all the unknowns?  Life is too short to spend all your time just working and worrying.  You deserve a vacation! You should reward yourself for all your hard work by taking time to get away and enjoy wonderful vacations. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you have a happy and memorable vacation: (more…)

Why Hire a Destination Wedding Travel Agent

Posted on May 13, 2018 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Are you in the process of planning a destination wedding? Have you realized that setting up the logistics for your entire wedding party is really a large task that can be overwhelming? These are the three biggest benefits of hiring a destination wedding travel planner. (more…)

Here’s Why Your Next Vacation Should be a Cruise

Posted on April 15, 2018 10:00 am under cruise-information cruising | ( comments)

Are you contemplating taking a cruise, but have some trepidation!  As experienced cruisers on most of the major cruise lines, we are assured in telling you that you will have the time of your life!  Here are a few reasons below to help you comprehend how fantastic your next cruise vacation can be.  (more…)

Best Things to do In Cape Town

Posted on March 18, 2018 10:00 am under africa | ( comments)

Cape Town is widely known as the Mother City, and is famous for its beautiful scenery, centuries-old architecture, and its cosmopolitan design. The city is recognized for its harbor, nightlife, storefronts, beaches, mountainous surroundings, and flora and fauna. (more…)

Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Posted on February 25, 2018 10:00 am under luxury-travel | ( comments)

Luxury travel can offer the absolute best including intimate experiences, personalized services, gourmet meals, and beautiful surroundings. From five star restaurants, king-sized beds and marble-lined bathrooms, complete with butlers to pack and unpack your luggage, you can also experience extravagant pampered activities that deliver a vacation experience of a lifetime. (more…)

Amazing Honeymoon Destinations

Posted on February 11, 2018 10:00 am under honeymoon-travel | ( comments)

Planning a wedding plus a honeymoon can be quite an overwhelming task. Not sure where to start? One of the most important parts of planning is setting a budget. (more…)

Top Destination Wedding Resorts

Posted on January 28, 2018 10:00 am under destination-wedding | ( comments)

Are you or someone you know planning a destination wedding?  Not sure where to start? Well, you have come to the right place.  We have helped dozens of clients plan amazing destination wedding to a variety of locations around the globe.  We take the stress out of the planning so you can focus on the nuptials.  Our clients are discerning traveler with exquisite taste.  They value opulence and convenience, relying on us to plan all the details from A to Z.  Here is a list of top destination wedding resorts. (more…)

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Playa Del Carmen

Posted on January 14, 2018 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Playa del Carmen is an easy-going city with a rich and old-style Mexican culture. It is located in the Riviera Maya, and boasts beautiful sandy beaches and quick access to Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum. Playa del Carmen is a great tourist destination and vacationer’s paradise.  It has many all-inclusive destinations that provide meals and numerous activities, all included in the room rate.  Here are some of Playa del Carmen’s best all-inclusive resorts.  (more…)

40 Things to Know About Walt Disney World Before Visiting

Posted on December 24, 2017 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

Walt Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, is most known for the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom was the first attraction, but now there are several other attractions, and the number of hotels have expanded many times over. Walt Disney World has numerous entertainment options and activities for all ages, making it a popular family destination. (more…)

Amazing Caribbean Cruise Destinations

Posted on November 26, 2017 10:00 am under cruising | ( comments)

If you are a cruise veteran or someone looking to take their first cruise, the Caribbean is always a great choice for a cruise for two, your extended family, or a large group. There is something for everyone to do in the Caribbean.  White sand beaches, turquoise water and lush rainforests make the Caribbean an exciting and relaxing cruise experience. (more…)

Hawaii Vacations & Must-do Activities

Posted on November 5, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

The Islands of Hawaii are homes to treasures unlike any other place you will travel. Hawaii is not just the birthplace of hula and modern surfing, but it is a place of relaxation, natural beauty and adventures, as wells as wonderful local people. The itineraries of travel to Hawaii can vary from adventure tours, to cultural sights, to a hike in a volcano, or endless options for other family fun. Or, you can simply find a great beach and enjoy the day soaking up the sun. No matter your itinerary, your trip can’t go wrong with visits to any of these wonderful place. (more…)

Top 10 South American Travel Destinations

Posted on October 8, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

The vastly under-explored continent of South America was once home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations. Steeped in history, South American cities have charm, beauty, and unmatched elegance, and are treasures waiting to be visited. (more…)

Top Fall Vacation Getaway Ideas

Posted on September 17, 2017 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

As the seasons change from Summer to Fall, now is the time to consider taking short weekend trips to the abundance of beautiful places across the U.S. Fall is known as the harvest season, and some of the best places to vacation include wine-country regions from California to Virginia, farmers’ markets, apple orchards, and quaint local getaways set in the mountains in various cities. (more…)

Family Holiday Vacation Destinations

Posted on September 3, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for you to plan your 2017 holiday vacation. The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy a break from the daily routines of school, and a perfect time to take a family vacation. Traveling is a way to introduce children to new cultures, languages and food, and also provides one of the best ways for children to learn and grow as individuals. Traveling, without a doubt, is a great way to expose the entire family to new information and knowledge that simply cannot be learned in a classroom. (more…)

Budget-friendly Travel Tips

Posted on August 13, 2017 10:00 am under vacations-on-a-budget | ( comments)

Ready for a quick getaway? A quick and affordable vacation can be just what you need to relieve some stress.  As you start to research travel options, you may only find high-priced last minute getaways. Don’t worry, there is always a way to take a vacation on a budget. Please don’t let the expensive vacation options prevent you from going on your dream vacation. We have outlined some tips below to help you get the best value for your money.     (more…)

Summer Travel Tips

Posted on July 23, 2017 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

The summer travel season is in full swing and this is a big time of year for going to the beach and pool parties. Above and beyond that, many Americans are still looking for vacation ideas and great summer deals without breaking the bank. For those seeking to get away, the search is on for low airfare, inexpensive hotels, and overall great excursion deals for the entire family. (more…)

Things To Do In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted on July 9, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

The U.S. Virgin Islands offer various amazing accommodations and activities on all three islands, including St. Croix.  St. Thomas, and St. John There are many things to do on the islands including kayaking, sport fishing, biking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and hiking. The islands also offer watersports such as sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.  The list below includes some of the top destination and activities the islands have to offer. (more…)

Summer Vacation Destination Ideas

Posted on June 25, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Summer is upon us, and with the kids out of school, it is now time to have fun in the sun with the entire family. Many families are short on funds and need a variety of exciting quick summer getaways that can be done on any budget with proper planning.  We have compiled a list of places below where families can escape and make the best of the long hot summer days. (more…)

Visit Fabulous Las Vegas

Posted on June 11, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Beautiful Las Vegas is located in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, and is a resort city known for its amazing nightlife, 24 hour casinos and endless entertainment options. There is literally something in Vegas for everyone to do, including designer boutiques, high end shopping, extravagant musicals and comedies, thrill rides and plenty of family oriented activities. The city is famous for its all you can eat buffets and lavish restaurants run by celebrity chefs.  Las Vegas is a place where being over the top is expected and encouraged. As the saying goes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. (more…)

Advantages of Group Travel on a Cruise

Posted on May 28, 2017 10:00 am under cruise-information | ( comments)

There are many ways to accomplish group travel. Cruising happens to be one of our favorites, as it offers great travel alternatives for groups with wide ranging interests.  Cruising offers a little bit of everything to satisfy the interest and expectations of each person, so it gives many options without the hassle of always agreeing on what to do. Elite Travel Team is experienced in arranging group travel and cruise packages for small and large groups and can help you and your group plan a memorable cruise of a lifetime.  Here is a sample of cruises we can plan for you and your group: (more…)

Visit Historic Johannesburg

Posted on May 14, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Known as the gateway to Africa, Johannesburg is a stopping point for millions of travelers annually.  It is also a great destination, and a must see when in Africa. Johannesburg, which began as a gold mining settlement in the 19th century, is South Africa’s biggest city, one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the capital of the Gauteng province. Joburg, as it is affectionately known locally, is home to OR Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport in Africa. Joburg is a fascinating and historic city. We have compiled a list of places to visit when in Joburg. (more…)

Visit Beautiful Cape Town Today

Posted on April 30, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Cape Town is considered the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, as it hosts many cultures that contribute to the city’s music, food, and festival scenes. Most tourist come to Cape Town to experience the beautiful beaches, panoramic views and vibrant restaurants. To best understand Cape Town, it is important to learn and understand the aftermath of decades of racial and economic oppression caused by apartheid.  Here are five places to see when in Cape Town. (more…)

Visit Spectacular Dubai

Posted on April 16, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Dubai is well known for its warm hospitality and opulent cultural heritage. The Emirati people are very hospitable to visitors, and each year Dubai receives millions of business and leisure travelers from around the globe. Beautiful Beaches, luxurious hotels, beautiful deserts and a huge variety of shopping choices make Dubai a must visit for any traveler. Some of the must do’s in Dubai are: (more…)

Top Destination Wedding Tips

Posted on April 2, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning destination-wedding | ( comments)

Are you planning a destination wedding? Just got engaged and need to start working on the details of your destination wedding? You have come to the right place. The destination wedding specialists at Elite Travel Team have planned many beautiful and memorable destination weddings to locations around the globe. Our destination wedding travel specialists will help you identify locations, book venues, and connect you with the right team to help you accomplish your dream destination wedding. We are devoted to ensuring you have an astonishing and stress-free wedding. We will also assist you with booking air, hotel, transfers, and just about anything else you need to make your destination wedding memorable. Not only do we take care of you, but we also take care of your guests by booking their air, hotel, excursions, and anything else they need. We have compiled a list of destination wedding tips below to help you out.  (more…)

Why You Should Visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe & Zambia

Posted on March 19, 2017 10:00 am under africa | ( comments)

We recently visited Victoria Falls in both Zimbabwe and Zambia this past December and cannot wait to go back. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited, and we highly recommend it. We stayed in a beautiful hotel in Zimbabwe overlooking Victoria Falls and Zambia in the background. Victoria Falls is one of the greatest attractions in Africa, and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world. The Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, and the defining border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also called Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders” by local tribes. The Falls was named after Queen Victoria by David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary who discovered this breathtaking waterfall in 1855. This extraordinary place is filled with so much history and allure. (more…)

Visit Amazing Botswana

Posted on March 5, 2017 10:00 am under africa | ( comments)

Botswana is a beautiful landlocked country in Southern Africa, and its capital city is Gaborone. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, Zimbabwe to the northeast, and Zambia to the north near Kazungula. It is a mid-sized country with a little over 2 million people, and is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. (more…)

10 Things to Do in Bangkok

Posted on February 19, 2017 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, is everything and more of what you would expect from such a magical country. A bustling and crowded city, Bangkok is definitely loud and full of life. The people, food and culture emanates diversity, color and abundant amazingness. The gateway to Thailand and other areas of Thailand, Bangkok is without a doubt Thailand’s anchor. Bangkok’s international airport offers multiple daily flight to other destinations within Thailand. Bangkok offers everything from world class shopping malls, great food, museums, palaces, and engaging culture to breathtaking high rises. We have compiled a list below of some of our favorite things to do in Bangkok. (more…)

The 5 Best Safari Tours in Africa

Posted on February 5, 2017 10:00 am under africa | ( comments)

Having recently spent time in Africa, we are now happy to add African safaris among our top things to do in Africa.

Since our return a few weeks ago, we have been working with multiple clients on booking their own African safari adventures. We conducted hundreds of hours in research in planning our own African safari, so we feel compelled to share our experiences with our clients. (more…)

Affordable Vacation Getaways For Retirees

Posted on January 22, 2017 10:00 am under vacations-on-a-budget | ( comments)

Many people work all their lives in hopes of one day retiring and traveling the globe. Some may start traveling while still working, and others may wait until after retirement to do so. What an awesome opportunity to finally have free time to travel and experience different cultures within and outside the U.S.  Though the desire to travel may be strong, cost and health issues may prevent many senior citizens from traveling. (more…)

Important Travel Tips

Posted on January 8, 2017 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

Americans work very hard, oftentimes working more than the typical 40-hour week.  Once the weekend finally arrives, we are just too tired to relax, unwind, and enjoy ourselves. To add even more stress, Americans on a whole are addicted to smartphones and social media, which can deprive us of necessary alone time, and even worse, sleep. For these reasons, vacations are very necessary opportunities to relax and unwind away from our own surroundings and daily stressors. Studies have shown that vacations can make people healthier and happier, which is all the more reason to take more vacations! (more…)

Affordable Honeymoon Ideas

Posted on December 11, 2016 10:00 am under honeymoon-travel | ( comments)

The average couple spend in excess of $3,000 on their honeymoon, a small fraction of what they spend on their wedding. Many honeymooners will focus more on the wedding details, leaving very little in the budget for the honeymoon. We at Elite Travel Team believe you deserve a great honeymoon, even if you have to do it on a budget. The honeymoon is a getaway designed to give the bride and groom some rest and relaxation after the stress and demands of planning their wedding. Because so many newlyweds spend a large portion of their budget on the wedding, we have come up with some ideas to help newlyweds enjoy an amazing honeymoon on a budget. The locations below are inexpensive and quite pleasurable without breaking the bank! (more…)

10 Tips for Staying Safe on Your Cruise Vacation

Posted on November 27, 2016 10:00 am under cruise-information | ( comments)

Cruising is a great way to vacation and also a less expensive way to see many destinations without a lot of hassle. A cruise vacation is ideal for travelers who want easy vacation planning that includes many activities. As avid cruisers ourselves, your travel planners at Elite Travel Team would like to ensure that our clients enjoy all the amazing things that come with cruise vacations while staying safe. Cruising is a very safe way to travel, and most cruises pass without any issues or incidents. With that said, it is still important to always maintain focus on your safety. Here are some tips below to help you stay safe while enjoying your amazing cruise vacation. (more…)

How to Plan a Family Reunion

Posted on November 13, 2016 10:00 am under vacation-planning | ( comments)

Are you planning or thinking about planning a family reunion or group vacation? Well, you have come to the right place. Elite Travel Team understands that the thought of planning or starting the planning process for your family reunion can be quite stressful and daunting. As experienced travel planners and seasoned vacationers, we can help you from start to finish so you can enjoy the planning process while also focusing on the fun you will have on your amazing vacation. (more…)

The Most Affordable Caribbean Destinations

Posted on October 30, 2016 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

The Caribbean is without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions in the world, and is a very popular tourist destination. It is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. The region is comprised of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts.  Some islands in the Caribbean are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some border both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. (more…)

Top 10 Places To Visit In Beautiful Dubai

Posted on October 16, 2016 10:00 am under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.  This beautiful metropolis is also the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Not only is Dubai a fabulous global city, but it is also host to World Expo 2020.

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Secrets to a Happy Vacation

Posted on October 2, 2016 7:03 pm under vacation-planning | ( comments)

Did you know there is a correlation between happiness and travel?  There have been several published studies that have examined some of the most important elements of the happiest vacations. Life is too short to spend all your time just working. You should reward yourself for all your hard work by taking time to get away and enjoy fabulous vacations. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of some ways to make your next trip happier. (more…)

Top 10 Reasons To Choose Elite Travel Team As Your On-Call Travel Agent

Posted on September 18, 2016 5:35 am under value-of-a-travel-agent | ( comments)

We understand that your plate is already full with many responsibilities and competing priorities for work, family, and other activities you partake in. As busy professionals ourselves, we also have some of the same issues in our own lives. With many years’ experience in the travel industry at some level or the other, we have developed numerous travel processes, procedures and best practices that have helped us tremendously in improving our business and personal lives – affording us better work life balance and an overall sense of fulfillment with our lives. (more…)

Top 5 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should be a Cruise

Posted on September 4, 2016 7:00 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Have you been thinking about taking a cruise, but have some apprehension!  Have your friends and family taken cruises and always brag about how amazing they are?  As seasoned cruisers on most of the major cruise lines, we are confident in telling you that you will have the time of your life!  We have highlighted a few reasons below to help you understand how fantastic your first cruise experience will be.   (more…)

Why You Need A Concierge Travel Agent

Posted on August 28, 2016 6:00 pm under concierge-travel | ( comments)

Elite Travel Team prides itself on providing top notch, customized and superior customer service to its clients. As a company dedicated to providing concierge travel planning services, we believe busy professional deserve the assistance of experienced and dedicated travel experts to plan and cater to all their unique travel planning needs. This is the precise reason we built our business on always going above and beyond to meet all of our clients’ needs, no matter how small or large the need may be. We value you from the moment you contact us, and we always maintain the utmost security, confidentiality and privacy in communicating with you, and also while handling all your booking needs. (more…)

8 Cruise Lines Your Kids Will Love

Posted on August 14, 2016 6:59 pm under cruise-information | ( comments)

Think cruises are just for adults? Think again. Many cruise lines have learned that parents do what kids want. Today’s kids are very discerning and savvy, and want to do more than just going to the local theme parks on their vacations. As a result, many cruise lines have capitalized on this demand by catering to families with children.  We have outlined some cruise lines below that will make you and your kids very happy. The cruise lines below have many activities that are sure to captivate your children and keep them busy for the entire time your family is onboard. (more…)

Tips for Planning your Honeymoon Cruise

Posted on July 31, 2016 6:56 pm under honeymoon-travel | ( comments)

Are you planning a wedding but feel overwhelmed by all the details needed to successfully pull off your wedding? Just want to get through the wedding so you can escape on your honeymoon?  Believe it or not, you are not alone. Maybe it is time to take a break from the wedding plans so you can have fun planning your honeymoon! Cruise lines offer many incentives to attract newly married couples! Before you decide on a cruise line, here are some things to consider to make sure you have a memorable honeymoon cruise.  (more…)

Destination Getaway or Honeymoon: Bora Bora

Posted on July 17, 2016 6:55 pm under bora-bora | ( comments)

Bora Bora is located about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti, and is home to one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world. From the dramatic scenery, to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows, everything in Bora Bora equals a perfect 10 on the romance scale. (more…)

Top 7 Reasons To Use A Cruise Travel Agent To Book Your Next Cruise

Posted on July 3, 2016 6:54 pm under value-of-a-cruise-travel-tagent | ( comments)

1. Using a cruise travel agent will save you time and money – Researching all the cruise ships and itineraries to popular destinations, such as the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe and Alaska can lead to hours of frustration on your part – and big disappointment of not finding great deals. A cruise travel agent is skilled in finding the best deals at the best prices in a fraction of the time it will take you. (more…)

Alaska Cruises and Excursions

Posted on June 26, 2016 6:52 pm under alaska-cruises | ( comments)

Alaska is still thought of as America’s last frontier, with much of the state still largely untouched by humans. It is home to wildlife, mountains, and some of the most pristine views in the world. The best way to see Alaska is from the comfort of a cruise ship traveling up the Inside Passage. An Alaskan cruise brings passengers in close proximity to wildlife and glaciers, with panoramic views from your balcony and decks.  (more…)

Benefits Of Using A Travel Agent

Posted on June 12, 2016 6:51 pm under value-of-a-cruise-travel-tagent | ( comments)

Travel agents still play a very important part in today’s leisure travel. Even though there are a myriad of DIY options for travel, using an experienced travel agent can help you in so many ways.

Time is money. You can spend countless hours researching your vacation destination, or you can simply call a travel agent with your destination, budget and timeframe for travel. The travel agent will use their vast experience to offer you the best discounts for any given destination. (more…)

How to Plan Your Vacation on a Shoestring Budget

Posted on May 29, 2016 7:02 pm under vacations-on-a-budget | ( comments)

Are you ready to get out of town and escape the daily grind of work and life?  Taking a vacation is a great way to get away with friends and family for a memorable and stress free experience.  As you start to research vacation options, you may find that everything out there seems expensive and out of your reach. Let us assure you that there is always a way to take a vacation on a budget, so don’t let the expensive vacation options deter you from your dream vacation. We have outlined some tips below to help you get the best bang for your vacation dollars.     (more…)

Top Cruise Lines for the Caribbean

Posted on May 15, 2016 6:49 pm under cruise-information | ( comments)

The Caribbean is a top destination for many cruise lovers from all over the world. White pristine beaches, beautiful clear water, and plenty of sunshine make this destination very appealing. The Caribbean is also known for its water sports activities and diverse local cultures. Choosing a top cruise line is important to maximize your vacation experience. The following cruise lines repeatedly show up as the best cruise lines in the Caribbean. (more…)

Destination Travel: Costa Rica

Posted on May 1, 2016 6:47 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Costa Rica offers incredible biodiversity and many different climates, giving the destination traveler a variety of destinations and activities to explore and enjoy. The hardest part of planning a trip to Costa Rica is that is has so much to offer. If you have never visited Costa Rica, a good way to enjoy your stay is to pick one or two regions of the country and give yourself ample time to explore. The biggest reason Costa Rica is such an exciting country to visit, is that you can see multiple locations and habitats in a single vacation of 7 to 10 days. The following is a sampling of everything Costa Rica has to offer the destination traveler. (more…)

Tips For Enjoying A Great Cruise

Posted on April 17, 2016 6:45 pm under cruise-information | ( comments)

So you’ve decided to book your first cruise because your friends keep telling you about the great time they had cruising in the past. To ensure you have the best cruise experience, here are some helpful tips from the seasoned travel experts and professional cruisers at Elite Travel Team. (more…)

Destination Travel – Sydney, Australia

Posted on April 3, 2016 6:43 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Sydney is a must see world class destination that offers cultural diversity and a modern flare. It is a beautiful city that is full of modern architecture, a breathtaking harbor, and countless other attractions that will make your stay memorable. The city has a history that dates back over 220 years. The Rocks district, the oldest part of colonized Australia, was built in the late 1700 and boasts cobblestone streets that will take you back in time. Sydney offers a wonderful blend of the past and the future, and is a city that is constantly being developed with new attractions and sights for tourists to see (more…)

Top Honeymoon Travel Destinations

Posted on March 27, 2016 6:37 pm under honeymoon-travel | ( comments)

St. Lucia: 

One of the prettiest and most popular Caribbean destinations, St. Lucia is known for its volcanic mountains, majestic rainforests, unique culture and most of all…its majestic white sand beaches. St. Lucia is an independent country under the British crown. The rich history and natural beauty of St. Lucia make the island a top spot for honeymooners wanting a unique experience. (more…)

Beautiful St. Bart

Posted on March 13, 2016 6:35 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

St. Barts (sometimes referred to as St. Barthelemy and St. Barths) is located 15 miles southeast of St. Martin and is an overseas collectivity of France. It is often referred to as the French Riviera of the Caribbean. The beautiful island is famous for being one of the most expensive islands to visit in the world. St. Barts is hilly, eight square miles, and contains 21 white-sand beaches, all of which are open to the general public.  St Barts rarely gets crowded, even during the high season. The island takes great measures to cater to the rich, wealthy, famous and infamous. Visitors cannot help but notice the many million dollar yachts that occupy the harbor of Gustavia and the islands numerous inlets. Visitors can enter the island via plane at St. Barts tiny airport, or by ferry boats from the neighboring island of St. Martin. (more…)

Top Reasons to Visit South Africa

Posted on February 14, 2016 6:23 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Post-Apartheid South Africa has gone through many historic changes within the last 20 years. One of the many compelling evidence of such historic changes is the commemoration of the country’s first non-racial elections held in 1994. This election brought Mr. Nelson Mandela of the African National Congress to power as

South Africa’s first black president. With a thriving economy, wonderful people, and amazing tourist attractions, now is a perfect time to visit South Africa. We have compiled the following list to highlight some of the many things to do while visiting South Africa. (more…)

Top 5 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be a Cruise Vacation

Posted on January 31, 2016 6:22 pm under cruise-information | ( comments)

Cruise ships are luxurious floating cities that offer anything and everything you can imagine from a vacation. They offer truly magnificent and amazing experiences that will leave you wanting more! As experienced cruise vacationers, we cruise numerous times each year, and can assure you will not be disappointed! Our cruise clients are always happy and come back over and over again to book new cruise vacations with us. You will never be bored with cruise vacations, as there are so many different cruise lines, themes and destinations to keep things interesting.  Are you ready to book your cruise vacation?  Here are some reasons to help you: (more…)

The Best Places To Visit On Your Brazilian Vacation

Posted on January 17, 2016 6:21 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

Brazil is an exciting world travel destination, and as you all know by now, the 2016 Olympic Games recently took place in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil’s most amazing cities. This was an opportunity for Brazil to further showcase its beauty and world appeal as a great destination for travelers of all types. Known for being home to one of the world’s top football teams,  and home to great soccer players including Pele, Neymar and Ronaldinho to name a few, Brazil is probably best known for the annual Rio de Janeiro Carnival, and the astonishing Iguazu Falls.

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Ready to Visit Cuba?

Posted on January 3, 2016 6:24 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

The beautiful island of Cuba lies just 90 miles off the southern tip of Florida, yet seems like such a far off land due to a volatile history with the U.S. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, and is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet. It is south of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of Jamaica. A large Caribbean island nation under communist rule, Cuba is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum.  Havana, its beautiful and dynamic capital city, is home to Spanish colonial architecture. The soul of Havana can be seen in the Salsa moves of the Cuban people in many of the city’s dance clubs, and cabaret shows can be enjoyed at the world famous Tropicana. (more…)

Ready To Take An Enchanting European River Cruise Vacation?

Posted on December 20, 2015 6:19 pm under cruise-information | ( comments)

Europe has more maneuverable rivers than any other area around the globe, with major rivers including Eastern Europe’s Danube, Germany’s Rhine, Main, Moselle, Neckar and Elbe, as well as France’s Seine, Saone and Rhone rivers.  These rivers are all very popular for river cruises, with wide-ranging itineraries by various cruise operators. (more…)

The Best of Luxury Cruising

Posted on December 6, 2015 6:50 pm under luxury-cruising | ( comments)

Luxury cruising is for travelers seeking superior cruising experience that cannot be found with the large commercial cruise ships. The following cruise lines have time and again enticed travelers seeking a superb experience, personalized services, upscale cabins, and incredible detailed itineraries. Some offer exotic voyages to faraway destinations around the globe, while others attract travelers with comfortable cabins, and enriching programs. Smaller ships can provide itineraries the larger commercial class cruise lines simply cannot offer. Luxury cruise lines are continuously upping the industry standard with new ships, upgraded staterooms, and incredible entertainment offerings.  How do you know which will deliver the best experience?  (more…)

10 Amazing Vacation Spots in Africa

Posted on November 22, 2015 6:18 pm under destination-travel-planning | ( comments)

1. Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in the world. Known to locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Cloud That Thunders”, it is loved by visitors for its beauty, boasting spray from a little over 354 feet high cascade…twice the spray of Niagara Falls. (more…)

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