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Is a Travel Professional worth the money? When Mr and Mrs Travelling Seymour  set out to visit Hawaii they interviewed three travel experts. One had never been to Hawaii. One they found hesitant and short of ideas. In the end, they hired Just Let Me Travel. The Seymours were well-traveled, had an eye for detail and knew they wanted to find the hidden gems.  Since I have traveled to the islands on several occasions and spent countless hours reading blogs about where to go and what to see I was able to customize a trip to meet the needs of the Seymours.  An hour was spent determining the Seymours needs and wants then another two hours going over various options. Several hours were spent to find the “right” places to stay at the price and within their budget. In the days leading up to the trip they were in contact with me and all plans were finalized flights verified and they were ready to go. They could rely on me to make sure the trip went off without a hitch and we are there for you if there is a problem.  Gone are the days of the old-school travel agents, with their 9-to-5 days and their reflexive love of the all-inclusive cruise. Today’s travel advisers promise to deliver convenience, access and hard-core expertise.  “People desperately need travel planning help, you wouldn’t think so because of Expedia but they are frustrated by online stuff and don’t know who to trust.” In addition who to call when things go wrong.  A time-rich traveler can still plan his or her own vacation but for those with high expectations and complex lives (think: children, a desire to experience closed cultures, tight schedules and the inarticulate but clear assumption of luxury) travel advisers are essential.  The benefits lie not just in the service but in the trip planners’ abilities to negotiate after-hours or VIP access for their clients. We have “those” connections with travel suppliers to help meet special needs or special request you just cannot get from a website. Not to mention those secret places only the locals know about.  Can you book the trip at the same price?  In most cases the answer is yes you can get very close to the same price. The questions you must ask yourself, how much is my time worth, how many hours will it take me to plan the “perfect” trip, what if I make a mistake. We spend those hours doing the work and just like  you we like to earn money for hard work which spend a few hours scouring the various tour groups and you will understand it can be a lot of hours to make your trip what you expect. The value you get is by keeping your hours for use in something you choose to do. The price is going to be very close to what you would find on your own minus all the hours of research you would need to do. There are a few more values such as price breaks if you happen to be on a cruise where we buy a “block” of rooms which gives us a “buyers” discount which we can pass on to you.

Which Hawiian Island Is Right for me

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Cruise lines differentiate itineraries by Eastern vs. Western Caribbean 

Do you know which is right for you? Which Cruise line will offer what you are looking for? 


Geographically, the Caribbean islands (East and West) are located near the equator in the tropics with year round warm weather. Eastern and Western Caribbean islands are all easy to reach from the southeastern coast of the United States, making them an easy cruise getaway for anyone who craves warm, sunny weather and lots of time outdoors.  In addition to weather, the general attitude is often comparable in both places. Life moves more slowly, both because of the heat and because of the friendly locals' desire to savor everything with an appreciation not regularly found in other more fast-paced areas of the world. Locals are often not punctual, and schedules are viewed only as rough estimates. This is known as "running on Caribbean time." (Note: Your ship does not run on Caribbean time, so don't be late getting back onboard!)


The biggest differences you'll encounter when comparing Eastern Caribbean versus Western Caribbean cruises are the actual itineraries or where the ship stops. Western voyages are usually shorter and therefore less expensive, while Eastern sailings tend to be a little longer and are therefore more expensive.

Western routes are best for history and nature, and Eastern ones rank high for beach hopping.


There are also custom WindJammer Cruises that put you on a smaller vessel and give you an up close experience. We can arrange a private Catatmarn with a full staff if you would like as well.


Grand Cayman Island

Is a fascinating port with unique history and good shopping.  The famous Seven-Mile-Beach in Grand Cayman is a dream for those who love lay out on the beach and enjoy swimming and water-sports. Unique to Grand Cayman visitors can visit a unique town called “Hell”, so you can actually send a postcard from “Hell”.


Barbados

Barbados is a cosmopolitan country with a strong character of its own. It is prosperous and progressive and still full of natural charm. The people are friendly, fun loving and warm. 

Most turtle tours are on catamarans which provide lunch, masks and snorkels. It's a great day out - sailing down the beautiful coastline, a delicious lunch, rum punches and other drinks, and of course seeing the magnificent turtles and snorkeling in the Caribbean sea. Some tours include stops at the beach and snorkeling over shipwrecks.


Curaçao’   

Historic downtown Willemstad  First established in 1634 with the construction of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad is the feather in Curaçao’s historical cap. Its downtown, an Unesco World Heritage site filled with candy-colored Dutch colonial buildings once you see them you will never forget. Plenty of beaches, night life, places to eat and do not forget to check out the 'blue hole"









Caribbean Cruise and Islands

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Cruise lines differentiate itineraries by Eastern vs. Western Caribbean 
Do you know which is right for you? Which Cruise line will offer what you are looking for? 

Geographically, the Caribbean islands (East and West) are located near the equator in the tropics with year round warm weather. Eastern and Western Caribbean islands are all easy to reach from the southeastern coast of the United States, making them an easy cruise getaway for anyone who craves warm, sunny weather and lots of time outdoors.  In addition to weather, the general attitude is often comparable in both places. Life moves more slowly, both because of the heat and because of the friendly locals' desire to savor everything with an appreciation not regularly found in other more fast-paced areas of the world. Locals are often not punctual, and schedules are viewed only as rough estimates. This is known as "running on Caribbean time." (Note: Your ship does not run on Caribbean time, so don't be late getting back onboard!)

The biggest differences you'll encounter when comparing Eastern Caribbean versus Western Caribbean cruises are the actual itineraries or where the ship stops. Western voyages are usually shorter and therefore less expensive, while Eastern sailings tend to be a little longer and are therefore more expensive.
Western routes are best for history and nature, and Eastern ones rank high for beach hopping.

There are also custom WindJammer Cruises that put you on a smaller vessel and give you an up close experience. We can arrange a private Catatmarn with a full staff if you would like as well.

Grand Cayman Island
Is a fascinating port with unique history and good shopping.  The famous Seven-Mile-Beach in Grand Cayman is a dream for those who love lay out on the beach and enjoy swimming and water-sports. Unique to Grand Cayman visitors can visit a unique town called “Hell”, so you can actually send a postcard from “Hell”.

Barbados
Barbados is a cosmopolitan country with a strong character of its own. It is prosperous and progressive and still full of natural charm. The people are friendly, fun loving and warm. 
Most turtle tours are on catamarans which provide lunch, masks and snorkels. It's a great day out - sailing down the beautiful coastline, a delicious lunch, rum punches and other drinks, and of course seeing the magnificent turtles and snorkeling in the Caribbean sea. Some tours include stops at the beach and snorkeling over shipwrecks.

Curaçao’   
Historic downtown Willemstad  First established in 1634 with the construction of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad is the feather in Curaçao’s historical cap. Its downtown, an Unesco World Heritage site filled with candy-colored Dutch colonial buildings once you see them you will never forget. Plenty of beaches, night life, places to eat and do not forget to check out the 'blue hole" hawaii travel cruise travel agency website for travel agency

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Playa del Carmen 

Is one of the top diving destinations in the world, thanks to vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns. Spend some quality time on the golf course or wave hello to the playful spider monkeys at The Jungle Place sanctuary. Explore the ancient ruins of the Coba Mayan Village, or get in some quality people-watching as you shop and stroll along 5th Avenue.


Cabo San Lucas 

Is a well-known destination for both spring breakers and A-list travelers in need of a getaway. Beaches here range in temperament, from the serene waters of the Sea of Cortez and Playa del Amor to a surfing paradise. Meetup with locals and head to the coves and rock formations of the Cannery beaches. Kids will have a blast communing with the local animals by swimming with dolphins or taking a camel ride through the Desert Park Natural Reserve.


Puerto Vallarta

Strolling, shopping, and sipping cold drinks along the Malecon boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is the best way to kick off vacation. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta and browse the flea market for handmade crafts. The calm, warm waters of the Bay of Banderas make for great diving . The cluster of fine art galleries in El Centro are perfect spots to find some unique artwork.


Tulum

Mayan ruins offer spectatcular view of the sea.. The formerly walled city was one of the last to be built by the Mayans, and its archaeological sites are incredibly well preserved. Explore an underground river under a canopy of stalactites in the sacred caverns of LabnaHa Eco Park, or dive into Cenote Dos Ojos to snorkel inside of caves in the middle of a forest.


Cozumel

Another top diving destination known for its bright storybook coral reefs, the island of Cozumel is also home to a variety of natural beaches. A destination for both adventure and romance, Cozumel has a year-round Caribbean climate, and abundant nightlife.


Cancun

While known for its party atmosphere and close proximety to the airport it has much more to offer than its party-town reputation might suggest. Plenty of gorgeous, drama-free family resorts cater to folks who want to experience the tropical Yucatan climate . 



News Stories About Travel

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If you ever needed a reason to go to Hawaii NEW YORK >> Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company.  The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.  Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That’s the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The government doesn’t track every flu case but comes up with estimates; one measure is how many people seek medical care for fever, cough, aches and other flu symptoms.  Flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii, and 39 states reported high flu traffic for doctors last week, up from 32.  At this rate, by the end of the season somewhere around 34 million Americans will have gotten sick from the flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.  Some good news: Hospital stays and deaths from the flu among the elderly so far haven’t been as high as in some other recent flu seasons. However, hospitalization rates for people 50 to 64 — baby boomers, mostly — has been unusually high, CDC officials said in the report, which covers the week ending Jan. 20.  This year’s flu shot targets the strains that are making Americans sick, mostly the H3N2 flu virus. But exactly how well it is working won’t be known until next month. It’s the same main bug from last winter, when the flu season wasn’t so bad. It’s not clear why this season — with the same bug — is worse, some experts said.  “That’s the kicker. This virus really doesn’t look that different from what we saw last year,” said Richard Webby, a flu researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  It may be that many of the people getting sick this year managed to avoid infection last year. Or there may be some change in the virus that hasn’t been detected yet, said the CDC’s Dr. Dan Jernigan, in a call with reporters today.  Based on patterns from past seasons, it’s likely the flu season will start to wane soon, experts say. There are some places, like California, where the season already seems to be easing, CDC officials said.  “If I was a betting man, I’d put money on it going down,” Webby said. “But I’ve lost money on bets before.”  The season usually peaks in February, but this season started early and took off in December.  Flu is a contagious respiratory illness. It can cause a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, but more a more severe illness in others. Young children and the elderly are at greatest risk from flu and its complications. In a bad season, there as many as 56,000 deaths connected to the flu.  In the U.S., annual flu shots are recommended for everyone age 6 months or older. Last seasons, about 47 percent of Americans got vaccinated, according to CDC figures.