If you have diabetes, there are a number of daily responsibilities you have to keep in mind in order to stay healthy. This is still true when you go on vacation, making it a good idea to do some homework and figure out the best ways to get ready.
Watch this video for a few tips that will help you plan a successful vacation while minding your diabetes needs. Thinking ahead will help you stay healthy and avoid any harmful situations. You can prepare by packing plenty of insulin, a meter, glucose tabs, and medical identification.
Now it is time to start planning! Contact Brentwood Travel in St. Louis to plan an exciting vacation to your dream destination. Call us at (314) 439-5700 to learn about our travel agency.
Soon after getting engaged, many couples start to think about where they want to go on their honeymoon. Consider starting your honeymoon early by planning a destination wedding. This term refers to any wedding that takes place a plane ride away from where the couple lives. While tropical destination weddings in Hawaii or the Caribbean are popular, you could have a destination wedding anywhere. Destination weddings are so popular because they allow you to:
Avoid Favoring One Spouse’s Family
Many couples these days hail from opposite ends of the country. If, for example, the couple and the groom’s family live in St. Louis but the bride’s family is all in Boston, choosing one city over the other puts an unequal financial burden on one family. Traveling to a different place for a destination wedding in a third city puts everyone on equal footing and can create an exciting mini-vacation for all the guests.
Keep Wedding Expenses Down
You may not think that a destination wedding can be affordable. However, since you can expect a much lower rate of RSVPs than you would get for a hometown wedding, you’ll have fewer guests overall, which means you’ll save on food, drinks, and venue rental. Also, destination wedding etiquette stipulates that guests should pay for their own flights and hotels. To make booking easier, refer all your guests to the same travel agent.
Start Your Honeymoon Early
For a very low-stress wedding and honeymoon, plan both in the same place. That way, once you collapse into bed exhausted after the inevitable wedding day whirlwind, you’ll already be on you honeymoon once you wake up. If you think that you’ll want private time away from friends and family, consider holding the wedding in the Caribbean and then starting your honeymoon on a cruise the day after.
Whether you want a winter wedding in the tropics or a summer wedding in the mountains, the agents at Brentwood Travel can handle logistics for you and your guests. To learn more about our destination wedding and honeymoon travel packages, call us today at (314) 439-5700.
Taking a cruise can be one of the easiest ways to vacation. Once you are on board, you don’t have to worry about figuring out where to eat, because food is included. You don’t need to worry about figuring out where to go either, because the ship will make scheduled stops. To help narrow down your choices before you talk to a travel agent about booking a cruise, consider the following:
Do You Want an Adventure or a Leisure Cruise?
Vacations come in two basic flavors: adventurous and relaxing. While it’s often possible to combine the two, a cruise will tend to have more of one “flavor” than the other. A cruise somewhere warm on a ship with an on-board pool is your best bet for relaxation. If you want a more exciting vacation, an Alaskan or an even more exotic Antarctic cruise may suit you better.
Do You Want to Bring the Kids or Leave Them Behind?
Many cruise ships cater to families, with décor from popular children’s cartoons and even themed shows on board. These cruises are often the perfect getaway to take with the whole family, because they’re designed to provide the kids with constant activity and engagement. For a more romantic getaway on a cruise with fewer children, ask a travel agent for specific cruise line recommendations.
Do You Want a Quick Getaway or a Long Vacation?
Cruises can be as short as a few days or last several weeks. For a few days’ escape on short notice, a Caribbean cruise is your best bet. You can get tickets to fly directly into the port and back home after, and spend a little while in the sun. The destination cruises, such as Alaskan cruises, generally last longer because they go further and take you to several different locations. To get the most out of these, book a longer voyage.
Call Brentwood Travel today at (314) 439-5700 if you want to book a cruise vacation. Our expert travel agents can help you choose the ship, destination, and voyage that are perfect for your vacation goals.
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