Save Big on Your Romantic Getaway: Free Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package

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Planning a honeymoon or a romantic getaway?  When you book with Fox World Travel and Apple Vacations receive a complementary honeymoon package when booking the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights

This package includes:

  • Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers in room upon arrival
  • Breakfast in bed with Mimosas one morning of stay, reservation with concierge required
  • Tension Release Massage for two in couple massage suites (25 minutes)
  • Choice of either a European Facial or a Salt Glow Scrub body treatment for two (25 minutes)
  • Private beachfront dinner one evening – upon return from dinner you will find a romantic turndown service (includes a bottle of domestic wine and silver menu for two)
  • Private petit fours each evening at turndown service
  • Free Anniversary Nights (stay a minimum of 5 nights over first anniversary date and receive 2 additional nights free or stay 4 nights over first anniversary date and receive one additional night free)

Select your Secrets Resort & Spa:

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-  Secrets The Vine Cancun

-  Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa

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Cozumel

-  Secrets Aura Cozumel

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Riviera Maya

-  Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

-  Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

-  Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

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 Huatulco

-  Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

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 Jamaica

-  Secrets St. James Montego Bay

-  Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

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-  Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

-  Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort

Punta Cana

-  Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

 Puerto Vallarta

-  Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Some terms and conditions apply.  Learn more: Contact a Vacation Travel Consultant Today!

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Lavish Castle Hotel Opens in Dalian, China: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!

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The Luxury Collection, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of The Castle Hotel, Dalian.  Featuring an array of mountain, ocean, and city skyline views with lavish amenities such as rainforest showers, separate soaking tubs, cuisine prepared by celebrated executive chefs, and pristine ballrooms for special events, this retreat is like something from a Disney movie!  Learn more about this lavish retreat here:

Live Link a King: Starwood Resorts Opens Amazing Castle Hotel in Northeast China:  http://onforb.es/YcjUed

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Livin’ It Up in Punta Cana

Tammy of Fox World Travel recently took a trip to Punta Cana which she described as  “breathtaking”, “lively”, and “immaculate”.  Hear about her trip details and inside advice on the Puna Cana area and the Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa.

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My trip planning began when I had booked my flights with Apple Vacations on their Charter and flew Frontier Airlines. I had purchased the Preferred Perks with seat assignments which includes fresh meal/snack box & two standard alcoholic beverages per adult (21+) on each flight, access to the preferred check-in security line, separate preferred check-in line at the ticket counter, preferred boarding, and preferred baggage handling.  This was the first time that I personally did this, and I believe that this is entirely worth the extra cost! I would highly recommend this for all travelers.

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Master Suite Bathroom

We finally arrived at our resort, the Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa, and at check in we received an upgrade to the Xhale Club Privilege Ocean Front Junior Suite Room. It was an absolutely beautiful room and the views were gorgeous. With the Xhale Club Privilege, I got to experience personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service. We had access to two private Xhale Club Pools, which also had pool concierge and service. We had a Jacuzzi on a private beach, and also had an upgraded min-bar and room service menu.

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Xhale Lounge

The Breathless Punta Cana resort has 13 gourmet restaurants and eight stylish bars and lounges. We did take advantage of some of them. We got to eat at the Coco Café which offers premium coffee and pastries. (They have the best cappuccino here; A must for any coffee lover!) We tried he Culinarian, which is the international specialty restaurant; the Coquette, which serves French cuisine; and the Strip, which specializes in the gourmet grilled fare. The most delicious restaurant, in my opinion, was the Silk City Pan-Asian Cuisine. The food was delectable and the restaurant décor was fabulous.

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Pan Silk City Restaurant

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Coco Cafe

The grounds at the Breathless Punta Cana Resort are breathtaking and well kept up; the pools were immaculate as well. They always had lots of activities taking place throughout the resort daily, which included a foam party in the pool area during the daytime and live entertainment in the evening. Also, one of the nights they had a DJ performing on the beach, and it was so much fun to see so many people dancing and enjoying themselves.  As for the beach, it is gorgeous and the ocean was a breathtaking turquoise color.

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Unfortunately, it was not the best place for swimming in the ocean.  It’s quite rocky and has so many coral reefs, thus we never saw anyone swimming in the water at this resort. Also, if anyone is looking to do some shopping, it’s an easy walk from the resort to a little market shopping area, which was fun to check out some souvenirs shops.

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Breathless Resort Pool

Overall, the resort was wonderful. The service was excellent and the staff was very hard working and accommodating. I would highly recommend this property to younger adults only due to the liveliness of the resort.

Learn more and contact a vacation travel consultant today!

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7 Can’t-Miss Travel Sites in Denver, CO

Wanda, of Fox World Travel, recently went on a trip to Denver.  She says that there are 7 stops that you absolutely cannot miss! 

1.  Historic Cripple Creek:  A visit to the World’s Greatest Gold Camp is a look into the past and an adventure in the present. The area’s rich and colorful history comes to life in one of the many museums or tours.

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2.  Echo Canyon River:  A great place to visit if you have an adventurous side.  Eco Canyon River Expeditions offers gorge trip, zip-lining, ATV adventures, camping, rafting, and so much more!

echo-slider-floating3.  Historic Manitou Spring:  Manitou is a wonderful community home to world class artisans, musicians, attractions and public art displays. With 11 natural springs throughout the town, many Native American tribes found the area to hold special healing powers!  Manitou had some of the best shopping and local dining establishments around.  The Historic District is lined with unique art galleries, one-of-a-kind gift shops and trading posts with handcrafted Native American treasures. Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artists and art galleries.

Manitou-Springs-slider14.  Garden of the Gods:  The world-class Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is your gateway to the Park. This most visited attraction in the Pikes Peak region offers guided nature walks and free interpretive presentations daily.garden of the gods

5.  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s ONLY mountain zoo and home to one of the largest giraffe herds in the world! With incredible views, a large collection of incredible species of animals, hands-on learning activities and much more, your family will love this adventure!CMZoo-Tiger-942x463

6.  Cave of the Winds:  With two amazing cave tours and daring attractions atop breathtaking Williams Canyon, Cave of the Winds is the perfect adventure for your family! Your family can explore deep inside the mountains with their really cool cave tours and then experience the thrill of high-flying action outside with their rides, especially the new Terror-Dactyl open now!

caveslider17.  Pikes Peak:  Grab your family and bring your own car to take this 19-mile scenic journey above the clouds! The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak Mountain and the Pikes Peak Highway at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you’ll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds…all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America’s most famous mountain.

Along the way, you’ll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our “Meet the Ranger” Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Reveals First Ever SmartShip

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Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines introduces an all new, state of the art cruise ship to its fleet, the Quantum of the Sea. There’s only one word that can possibly sum up this ship: WOW. Newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking venues and the best dining are just the start of what you’ll find onboard. Take a look at some of the first-at-sea features that only this ship offers.

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Take yourself to new heights with the jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends over 300 feet above sea level. Breathtaking 360° views of the sea and our destinations make the North Star one of the most anticipated features on this ship.

 

 

 RipCord by iFly

Rip Core by iFlyIntroducing the first ever sky-diving simulator at sea! Experience the sheer thrill and exhilaration of flying in an air machine that lets you soar in a safe, controlled environment

 

 

 

 

Newly Designed Staterooms

Newly Designed StateroomsSay hello to your home on the high seas – now with more family-friendly modular staterooms that interconnect and the first virtual balconies at sea.

 

 

 

 

Dynamic Dining

Dynamic DiningDynamic dining re-imagines dining at sea to give you more distinct options plus total flexibility to shape your own delectable journey. There are no set dining times, no assigned seats, no required formal nights.

 

 

 

Transformative Venues

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Experience completely revolutionary spaces that transform from day to night. Play basketball, go roller skating and ride bumper cars at the SeaplexSM. Relax with a book at Two70°SM and come back at night for a spectacular aerial show.

 

 

 

New and improved boarding process

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Passengers will be able to generate boarding documents at home online, upload their own identification photo and receive digital boarding credentials. So when they get to the terminal, they can go straight on board–no check-in counter, no forms to fill out, no lines. Royal Caribbean is touting “from sidewalk to ship in 10 minutes.”
   

 

RFID Technology

wow-band-bgSmall microchips are embeddable in all sorts of objects that allow information to be transmitted wirelessly over a short distance.  RFID wristbands are the new room keys—no more demagnetization—and RFID is being used for everything from aiding passengers in navigation of the ship to allowing them to track their luggage during the boarding process.
    

 

Other WOW Factors

Advanced technology will be featured in the new Bionic Bar, where cocktails will mixed by an attentive staff of robots. This will no doubt help cultivate the Royal Caribbean mythos that is driving a lot of its success right now among casual cruisers—these are the ships with the rock climbing walls and the indoor parks and all sorts of fun things that, when taken together, make the idea of a cruise seem fun and exciting.
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Exclusive Offer: 3 For FREE Sales Event

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3 For FREE Sales Event

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Back by popular demand, Princess Cruise Line and Fox World Travel OnboardExperience_Sabatinis_640x370v2are celebrating their 50th Anniversary season with the return of their popular 3 for Free Sales Event, which starts September 3rd. All sailings during their 50th Anniversary will feature special events and surprises that you simply can’t miss, including Love Boat® deck parties or being a part of our new “Chocolate Journey’s” experience! During 3 for Free, those who book a 2015 cruise can explore the glaciers and wildlife in Alaska, discover Europe’s historic attractions or immerse themselves in Japan’s fascinating culture and receive all three of these incredible free offers (they aren’t forced to choose just one)!

1)gp_ss_suite_photo_lg FREE stateroom location upgrades!  All staterooms are richly appointed with fine amenities including 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, Private bathroom with shower, Daily housekeeping service, and Evening bed turn-down with chocolates on your pillow.

2) Up to $200 FREE shore excursion spending money to use toward a memorable helicopter glacier landing experience, a gondola ride in Venice or perhaps a tour of a historic temple in Japan.

3) Up to $100 FREE onboard spending money to use toward a relaxing massage, or perhaps a limited time, keepsake item like a 50th Anniversary Citizen watch, 50th Anniversary Swarovski jewelry, or maybe 50th Anniversary branded apparel from the onboard boutiques!

PLUS, you can book with a refundable deposit of only $100!

 

Contact a Travel Specialist for more details!

 

 

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7 Tips for Taking Awe-Inspiring Travel Photos

Many have heard the travel quote, “Trips end but the memories last a lifetime”.  Here are 7 tips for taking awe-inspiring travel photos so those memories will never fade.

1.  Invest in a quality camera and gear and get to know the product before you go

Quality makes a huge difference on photos and whether you are a frequent traveler, or if you just want to be sure that you capture some great vacation shots, you may want to consider investing in the proper gear.  One common mistake is that people purchase a top notch camera for their vacation, but know nothing on how to use it and the different features.  Be sure to practice for a few weeks before the big trip so you can take full advantage of the investment!1

 

2.  Patience is key.

Capturing just the right shot can take time!  The view from your hotel window may become even more breathtaking as the sun sets over the cityscape. See a charming village street?  Waiting for an interesting person to walk into the frame may give it that extra authentic feel.  When you look back on your travel pics and you feel like you are there again, you will be glad that you took the time to capture the perfect shots! 2

 

3.  Take note of the small things.

When you’re looking at a building from far away it can appear very impressive, but up close it can be incredible. Even capturing signs with the local language, flowers, fruit, seashells and anything you find intriguing and different to your life at home can help to really capture the experience.44

4.  Capture a feeling.

If there’s something you come across that makes you feel a certain way – happy, sad, relaxed, inspired…. try and capture that. Think about taking a number of photos in various perspectives and see what you can come up with. Don’t be afraid to take risks!6

5.  Rise and Shine!

Avoid the overly crowded, cliché, ‘touristy’ photos.  A great way to capture authentic shots is to wake up before the city wakes. This image was taken early in the morning, before tourists filled the streets.8

6.  Don’t over-edit.

It’s an easy trap to fall into.  That Caribbean sunset does look extra vibrant when you turn the Photoshop settings up to extreme, but that is not how you want to remember your travel experience.  Over editing your photos can often make them look cheesy and faux.  So don’t be one of those people who overdoes it and can’t even remember what that sunset actually looked like!

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7.  The Golden Rule of Travel Photography: You can never take too many photos. greece photo collage

 

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