by Michael Kerbelis | Nov 28, 2019 | Adults Only, Advice, All Inclusive, Couples, Family, Mexico, Resorts
Earlier this month, our founders, Mike and Lauren Kerbelis, had the chance to explore the award-winning Finest Playa Mujeres while attending an industry event in Mexico. Seizing the perfect opportunity to also reset and reconnect with one another, the pair shares their top 5 reasons why couples and families alike should pay a visit to this luxury resort in 2020. Keep reading to find out what sets Finest apart from their Cancun counterparts! (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Oct 9, 2019 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos
The highly anticipated reopening of Beaches Turks & Caicos resort comes this month after reports of permanent closure circulated throughout early 2019. Thankfully, vacationing families no longer need to worry — the world’s leading all inclusive family resort is set to reopen on October 15th and is here to stay! Our expert team of luxury travel advisors got the inside scoop on what travelers can expect from upcoming vacations at Beaches Turks & Caicos. (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Sep 6, 2019 | Family, Groups, Maldives, One & Only, Resorts
Last month, Southern Travel Agency had the pleasure of arranging the summer vacation of dreams for our clients, the Carter family. A group of seven, the Carters jetted off for a four-day getaway and some quality time at the luxurious One&Only resort in the Maldives, a lush tropical paradise off the coast of India. Read on to find out why Lee Ann, the matriarch of the Carter clan and a seasoned STA traveler, felt this vacation at the One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort Hotel stood out from all the rest. (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | May 5, 2018 | Adventure, Advice, Family, Groups, South America
Itching to dance the Samba, spot curly-tailed monkeys swinging through the trees, or marvel at ancient manmade wonders? You can do it all in South America! For a custom tailored family fun time or group vacation unlike any other, it may be time to plan a trip down south to check out one of these top South America vacation destinations. Photo by Elizeu Dias on Unsplash (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Mar 12, 2018 | Caribbean, Cruises, Europe, Family, North America
Long lines, crowded photo opps, and “kid-friendly” (aka boooring) food options …. That’s what many people imagine when they think about a theme park vacation. Luckily, Disney makes it easy to upgrade the theme park resort experience with luxury add ons. Plus, Disney has expanded outside of the theme park resort vacation with travel options that make Disney fans and general luxury travelers alike say “wow!” Explore our favorite luxury Disney vacation options below: (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 28, 2018 | Adventure, Africa, Family, Groups
Esther and one of her grandsons on Safari in Africa.
We’ve had the absolute pleasure of planning some very special trips for our client Esther Murray over the years: Each time one of her grandchildren turns 20 years old, Esther takes them on an incredible luxury family vacation abroad! Top Photo by Tobin Rogers on Unsplash (more…)
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 24, 2018 | Europe, Family, Food
Some people travel for a sense of adventure, while others just want to unwind and relax. But almost all travelers look forward to tasting something new on vacation. Get in touch with your inner foodie with these four can’t-miss culinary experiences on your foodie trip in vacation hot spots around the world. Photo by Mike Fox on Unsplash
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 12, 2018 | Europe, Family, Groups, Italy
Italy is one of those European destinations that you can never grown tired of. That’s why we love creating custom family group trips to Italy! There’s always something new to discover — which is why West Virginia resident Andrew Kinsey, along with his wife, brother, and sister-in-law, decided to return. From the breathtaking vistas of the Cinque Terre cliffside towns to the winding alleys and waterways of romantic Venice, here’s what Andrew and his travel companions discovered on this European trip:
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 10, 2018 | Adventure, Europe, Family, France
Family vacations are the perfect time to strengthen bonds while traveling with teenagers, go on new adventures together, and create family memories that will last a lifetime. But if you’re the parent or grandparent of a tween or teenager, you know how hard it can be to get kids at this age to get excited about anything — even a vacation! Instead of seeing the sights with the family, tweens and teenagers are too busy rolling their eyes or texting on their iPhones to notice. But traveling with your older kids can be rewarding, if you know how to keep them interested. Our client Kari Baker shares her family travel experiences about her fantastic 10-day trip to Lucerne, Paris, and London with her husband and 12-year-old twin daughters.
by Michael Kerbelis | Feb 9, 2018 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Groups, Romantic, Turks and Caicos, Vacations, Weddings
Our clients Colleen and her husband Wil celebrated their destination wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos. It was an experience the couple and their lucky guests won’t forget!
Below, Colleen shares her perspective on destination weddings (and specifically the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort) — read on to see if an experience like this might work for you or a loved one with upcoming nuptials:
by Michael Kerbelis | Jan 2, 2018 | All Inclusive, Caribbean, Family, Mexico, Resorts, Turks and Caicos
From early morning school drop offs to harried homework sessions each afternoon — by the time your kids’ spring break comes around, you’re ready for a break too! That’s why Southern Travel Agency loves planning spring break trips that include a little luxury and to introduce the best luxury all inclusive resorts for families to you.
It’s an amazing chance to relax and unwind together as a family.
by Michael Kerbelis | Nov 16, 2017 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Resorts, Turks and Caicos
There’s just nothing like the Beaches Turks and Caicos all inclusive family resorts. These all inclusive family resorts have it all, from spacious family suites to grand, refreshing pools. And don’t forget the world-class beaches of the island, which lead into some of the clearest water found in the Caribbean. Beaches Turks and Caicos resorts boasts five elegant villages with luxury accommodations to choose from. Two, though, we think are particularly suited to families in search of an incredible island getaway: the Italian Village and the Caribbean Village. Read on to discover what makes these two Beaches Turks and Caicos villages so special:
by Michael Kerbelis | Nov 10, 2017 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Caribbean, Couples, Family, Honeymoons, Resorts, Romantic, Sandals, Turks and Caicos
Our clients love Sandals resorts for a reason. Like you can see in the latest Sandals resort news, they’re truly all inclusive resorts that put the focus on creating utterly romantic experiences in some of the most breathtaking tropical locales in the world.
True to its innovating ways, Sandals Resorts International has made a host of big announcements about upcoming projects and changes we want you to know about. Read on to find out which resorts are re-opening after major facelifts and where Sandals plans to open its newest resorts for both adults and families, including the cutting-edge amenities you can expect. This new will influence where you’ll want to vacation with Sandals next! Here’s what’s new at Sandals right now:
by Michael Kerbelis | May 10, 2017 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Resorts, Turks and Caicos
Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting all-inclusive Beaches Turks and Caicos vacation for the whole family. A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the new Xbox 360 Game Garage and a sizzlin’ teen disco, Liquid at Beaches — all located on one of the world’s best beaches.
by Michael Kerbelis | Apr 19, 2017 | Anniversaries, Family, Honeymoons, Weddings
The Iberostar hotels and resorts are in the best seaside resorts in the world. They are architecturally beautiful and decorated in local styles which vary across destinations.
Iberostar hotels and resorts feature outdoor swimming pools and spectacular pool bars, surrounded by lavish gardens where native plants grow.
by Michael Kerbelis | Apr 1, 2017 | All Inclusive, Beaches, Family, Weddings
Embark on an all inclusive family vacation you’ll never forget, at Beaches Negril all inclusive resort & spa. Nestled on one of Jamaica’s most pristine stretches of beach, this all-inclusive resort enchants with soaring trees, clear turquoise water, and that unmistakable island spirit. Unforgettable fun awaits the whole family, thanks to Beaches resorts included water and land sports, variety of restaurants, and service that always puts you first. We love sending our clients to Beaches resort properties — we know they’ll have an incredible vacation full of memory-making moments!
by Michael Kerbelis | Mar 16, 2017 | Adventure, Family, USA
When summer vacation rolls around, it’s tempting to just pack the kids in the car and head to the closest beach for a week. But summer vacation doesn’t have to mean doing the same old, same old! If you’re in search of educational, out-of-the-box family summer vacation ideas, we suggest a trip out west.
If you live on the east coast, a trip out west can be far more exotic than hoping on a plane for the Caribbean. Have your children yet experienced the majesty of the Grand Canyon or Montana’s Big Sky Country? How do these summer vacation ideas sound? It’s like a whole different world out there!