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Tips for Buying All Inclusive Vacations on Black Friday

Tips for Buying All Inclusive Vacations on Black Friday

0.0 00 Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to save big on everything you want to buy, and that includes booking your all inclusive family vacations! No matter where you like to travel, everyone knows that the best family vacations start with discounts! So with the spirit of savings in mind, here are some pro tips for buying your all inclusive getaway during Black Friday. Know Your Destination In order to find the best deals on Black Friday, it’s helpful to first narrow your online search to your favorite destination and even your favorite resort. For example if you know you want to travel to Mexico, you could start by researching the best all inclusive resorts in Mexico and see if you find a particular city or resort that you like. Know Your Resort Style Narrow your search even more by knowing what kind of resort you prefer. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront resort, a spa resort, a resort with penthouse suites, a family friendly resort, an adults only …

Kids Activities at Garza Blanca Make Summer Unforgettable

Kids Activities at Garza Blanca Make Summer Unforgettable

5.0 01 Every child looks forward to special summer vacations, and when you plan your own family getaway at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, the kids in your life will undoubtedly have a trip of a lifetime. Whether you wish to travel with children of your own, your grandkids or perhaps your beloved nieces and nephews, Garza Blanca is the ideal place to visit during the summer months. Children will be delighted with the impressive range of special summer kids activities that have been tailored especially for them. Prepare to experience a summer family vacation filled with exceptional memories at Garza Blanca. Kids love having their own activities When you are thinking of booking a summer vacation for your family, look no further than Garza Blanca Resort in Puerto Vallarta. With a fantastic activities program which includes a number of fun things to do specially created with children in mind, kids are bound to have an amazing time. In addition to a plethora of activities to experience, there will also be several …

Getting Through Airport Security

Getting Through Airport Security

0.0 00 No matter where your air travel plans might take you, it is necessary for you to go through airport security before you can fly the friendly skies. If you happen to fly regularly, you have probably had some unpleasant experiences in dealing with getting through airport security, whether waiting in long lines or being asked to remove items you are wearing. So, how do you avoid any further delays and breeze through security without any trouble? Follow these easy tips and you will be getting through airport security faster and easier than ever before!   Make Sure Your ID is Readily Available This might seem pretty obvious, but keeping your passport and/or your driver’s license somewhere that is instantly accessible when you need it will make traveling so much easier, especially as you navigate the security area. You should also keep your boarding pass handy since you will need to show it to a security officer as you enter the screening area. Minimize Wearing Metal The less metal you have on you when …

What Clothes to Bring for a Sunny Vacation to Puerto Vallarta

What Clothes to Bring for a Sunny Vacation to Puerto Vallarta

3.5 02 As you begin to pack for your next getaway to Puerto Vallarta, you are probably wondering which clothing items and accessories are must-haves and which are better left at home. Although the waterfront city definitely has a laid-back vibe, you will surely want to look put together no matter what your days there may bring. Depending on your mood, you might find yourself lounging on the beach, braving a zipline tour through the jungle, shopping at local markets and boutiques or dining on a gourmet meal at an upscale restaurant. Of course you will want to feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! So how do you make sure you pack enough clothing for a wide range of activities? Take a look at what clothes to bring for a sunny vacation to Puerto Vallarta so you look and feel effortlessly chic: A Stunning Dress Whether you prefer minis, maxis or something in between, a fabulous dress that can be dressed up or down is …

Holiday or Vacation - What's the difference?

Holiday or Vacation – What’s the difference?

0.0 00 Depending on which side of the “pond” (Atlantic Ocean) you are from, you may have different things come to mind when you hear the word holiday. For those who live in the United Kingdom, British English uses the term “holiday” to mean a vacation or getaway. However, for those who live in the United States or Canada, a holiday refers to a particular day in the year that is chosen to observe a special occasion such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and so on. A vacation, on the other hand, is the term used when going somewhere to enjoy a bit of time away from the everyday grind. Whether it is going to include excitement and adventure or rest and relaxation (or all of the above!), a vacation (or a holiday for British folks) is a well-deserved and necessary part of enjoying life to the fullest. A “Holiday” Inspired by Music Even though Madonna might hail from the United States, her 1983 hit “Holiday” had nothing to do with …

Black Friday’s History

Black Friday’s History

5.0 01 As one of the biggest retail shopping days of the year in the United States, Black Friday is an enduring tradition with no signs of slowing down. In fact, retailers seem to be taking the concept further with each passing year, with many stores now opening at some point on Thanksgiving Day itself rather than waiting until the day after. There are many people who are against Black Friday because they feel that Thanksgiving weekend should be about spending time with family and friends instead of hunting for bargains and fighting the massive shopping crowds. Shoppers can become aggressive in their quest for the best deals, which is another reason why some people prefer to steer clear of the shopping madness. Regardless, Black Friday sales often feature the most incredible discounts of the year, which lure countless shoppers out to score some amazing deals for themselves. Understandably, many people like to use Black Friday as a good starting point for their holiday shopping. The History of the term “Black Friday” In modern times, …

Tandem Kayaking at Garza Blanca Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Joy of Tandem Kayaking

5.0 01 A vacation spent at the splendid Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta is sure to deliver incredible memories that you will never forget. The awe-inspiring natural surroundings, from the lush palm tree-dotted mountains to the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, set the perfect scene for an amazing outdoor adventure. Watersports are particularly tempting to try, and tandem kayaking is a great deal of fun when you have someone to share the experience with! Tandem kayaking is a terrific way for you and a travel companion to get out on the water and tour around on a totally customized adventure for two. As a guest of the resort, you will enjoy access to both single and two-person kayaks and all of the necessary gear related to the activity. Tandem Kayaking at Garza Blanca Tandem kayaking is a terrific way to explore the breathtaking coastline on Puerto Vallarta’s south shore while deepening your bond with whomever you choose to kayak with. The stunning Los Arcos rock formations, which are located nearby to Garza …

Best Hotels offer Impeccable Service

Personalized Service at Garza Blanca is Sure to Impress

5.0 01 When you arrange for a getaway at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, you know you can look forward to a sensational vacation. Part of the reason guests and members experience such unforgettable trips to the seaside haven is that personalized service is given a great deal of importance at the resort. Staff members are eager to help you make your vacation as outstanding as possible, and you will undoubtedly notice how devoted everyone working at the resort is to ensuring you a pleasant and comfortable stay. The tremendous personalized service on offer is one reason why many guests choose to return to Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa time and time again. Here are just a few examples of the types of personalized service that staff members at Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta provide to take your vacation to the next level of excellence:  Friendly, Inviting Hospitality Mexico is a country that is beloved for its inviting hospitality and friendly people, and both of those things are found …

Picnics and Romance in Puerto Vallarta

Picnics and Romance in Puerto Vallarta

0.0 00 When you really want to up the romance factor with your beloved, a picnic for two is hard to beat!  It is a fun activity to plan together, yet also makes for a perfect surprise if you really want to wow your sweetheart.  Imagine basking in the sublime beauty of nature while spending quality time together on a vacation in Puerto Vallarta.  Enjoying a meal with your love is a terrific way to reconnect with one another.  Whether you plan on indulging in some easy finger foods or an over the top lavish meal, dining in the magnificent outdoors always makes the experience even more spectacular.   Allowing yourselves to take pleasure in each other’s company while enjoying a picnic, every so often, is a great way to keep things feeling new and exciting.    Picnics and Romance in Puerto Vallarta at Garza Blanca Staying at the majestic Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa comes with many perks, one of them being that you have access to a plethora of distinctive activities such as …

Best Hotels in Banderas Bay, Mexico

Best Hotels in Banderas Bay

0.0 00 The Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Banderas Bay is well known as being one of the very best resorts in the area. As a 5-star resort which offers optional all-inclusive plans with gourmet cuisine and range of suites and residences, it ranks highly on sites like TripAdvisor, and has received many great reviews from happy guests! So, what is it about Garza Blanca Resort & Spa that sets it apart from its competitors as one of the best hotels in Banderas Bay? Best Hotels offer Impeccable Service Service, service, service! Good service can make up for many shortfalls, and bad service can ruin everything. However, the best hotels in Banderas Bay, like Garza Blanca, are known for offering exceptional service to their guests, setting them in another category. In fact, many Garza Blanca Resort & Spa reviews specifically speak about the impeccable service experienced while staying there. Best hotels in Banderas Bay offer a choice of luxury accommodations Choice is up there with quality when it comes to marking out a hotel …

Vacation Tips for Travel with Elderly Parents

Vacation Tips for Travel with Elderly Parents

0.0 00 Family vacations are the highlight of any year; we have no doubt that you too have many great memories of spending time with parents and grandparents. It’s only natural, therefore, to want to continue this tradition as you yourself get older. The downside, of course, is that travelling can become quite a chore for elderly people. Well, never fear! We have some tips and advice as to how you can make the journey less arduous for your elderly family members and make sure that they have the best vacation possible! Research Once you know where you want to go and what the ideal dates are you can begin to plan and make reservations. Obviously it would be best to first research your travel and accommodation options. Research the most comfortable travel and accommodation options as well as the shortest journeys and best accommodations; somewhere in-between you’ll find the one that is right for you. Request Special Services If there are special services and requirements that you need met be sure to book them …

what is the history of the marigalante pirate ship

What is the History of the Marigalante Pirate Ship?

5.0 03 Without a doubt, one of the most iconic images of Puerto Vallarta’s coastline is the Marigalante pirate ship that sails each night of the year rain or shine. Alongside a photograph of the Los Arcos rock formation that rises from the sea just south of Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, taking a selfie with the pirate ship in the background is a must-do while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. But did you know that the Marigalante pirate ship is not just one of Puerto Vallarta’s top tourist attractions? Read on to discover the true history behind the ship that features in Puerto Vallarta’s most popular tour. The Marigalante pirate ship is not just a pretty face The Marigalante was not always a pirate ship. It was carefully crafted between 1980-1987, taking 7 years to complete the work of art with the intention to commemorate the 500th Anniversary (in 1992) of the discovery of America with a series of international voyages. The replica of the Santa Maria, the Spanish galleon sailed by Christopher Columbus, …

Book Early or Last Minute?

Book Early or Last Minute?

0.0 00 It seems like we all know someone who falls into one of two extreme types of travel planners: there is the hyper-organized type who will carefully book every detail of a trip months in advance, and then there is the bargain-crazed last minute traveler who always seems to score an amazing deal on dreamy getaways.  But what if you fall somewhere in between these two extremes and can’t figure out what your best option is? If you are wondering whether you should book your travel plans early or hold off with the hopes of an incredible deal, you first need to take stock of what you are looking for, as well as your current lifestyle.  Here are some factors to consider as you choose the best option for your travel needs: Your Personal Situation This carries more weight, perhaps, than any other factor as you decide how to book your travel.  If you have a specific vacation in mind, can only take limited days off of work or have children in school, booking …

Gaining Weight on Vacation

Gaining Weight on Vacation

0.0 00 The media really loves to extol the dangers of “holiday weight gain,” in both the seasonal and vacation sense, and when it comes to vacations, there are screeds of glossy magazines in place to tell us how to avoid gaining vacation weight, and how to shift it if we do. But, is it really that much of an issue? After all, even if you indulge, you are really only likely to put on a pound or so in a week, so it is not likely that you will require a whole new wardrobe, or that you’ll need to spend hours and hours in the gym each week to get the weight off. Here’s the skinny, so to speak, on vacation weight gain: What is Normal Weight Gain? As we said before, unless you eat morning, noon, and night, you will probably only gain around a pound in a week, and that may very well be water weight! So, if you overindulge a little it’s not the end of the world! It shouldn’t take …

Kids Shows and Summer Activities

Summer Activities

5.0 01 Summer in Puerto Vallarta is a great choice for families, and staying at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa provides the perfect backdrop to your vacations in the sun. Not only can you book large suites with full kitchens where you can spread out with all the family, but summer at Garza Blanca means your children can enjoy a packed program of kids shows and activities. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa on Puerto Vallarta’s south shore is the place to be this summer for fun in the sun and a buzzing program of activities for your children. To complement a host of fun outdoor activities and non-motorized water sports for everyone to enjoy, the luxury beach resort will be hosting a series of kids’ shows to entertain our youngest guests. You and your little ones can enjoy a great series of entertaining kids shows that run during the summer vacation and holiday seasons. Enjoy the pirate show with treasure hunt, an amusing clown with his trained dog and exotic animal expo. Activities for all …