Are you getting ready for a trip to Jamaica? This island country is beautiful and exciting, making it the perfect destination for a much needed break from home! Exploring Jamaica is a great way to spend your time away from work, school, and other responsibilities.
Music fans are sure to love spending time in Jamaica’s Bob Marley Museum. Once Bob Marley’s home and studio, this museum is now a top destination for people visiting Jamaica. This popular spot gives visitors at Bob Marley’s journey to becoming one of music’s most beloved and missed legends. Take a guided tour of the home and music studio to get a better understanding of the man who lived behind the music.
If you are interested in exploring the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica, contact Brentwood Travel today! We offer a wonderful selection of travel services, including luxury cruises, honeymoon trips, and much more. Call us at (314) 439-5700 for more information.
Here comes the bride—in a totally new location! Destination weddings make it easy for happy couples to have the perfect weather and background for their special days. A travel agency can help you get the tickets to your loved one’s destination wedding, but these tips can help you figure out what to pack:
Think About the Location
It is always important to consider the location when packing for any type of trip, including the destination wedding of a loved one. Many couples choose tropical locations for their destination weddings to get away from the colder weather they experience at home. If your loved one’s wedding will be held in a tropical locale, be sure to bring clothing that will keep you comfortable without making you feel too warm.
Look to the Invitation for Clues
If you are having trouble figuring out what to wear to the wedding and on the rest of the trip, look to the wedding invitation for clues. Brides- and grooms-to-be typically set the mood for their weddings with their invitations. Look for specific words such as formal or casual to help you choose an appropriate ensemble.
Nobody wants to be overdressed or underdressed for a wedding! That is why it is important to know what the bride and groom want for their big day. If you cannot figure out how to pack on your own, try asking the best man or maid of honor for advice regarding what to pack. These two bridal party members will know what will work and what won’t work for the special event.
Keep it Simple
You do not want to deal with a large suitcase filled to the brim! It is better to keep it simple when it comes to packing for a destination wedding. Other than the ensemble you plan to wear to the ceremony, pack a few simple pieces you can mix and match to create new outfits.
Working with Brentwood Travel can help you get the best deal for your loved one’s big day. Discover the perks of our all-inclusive specials by calling our travel agency at (314) 439-5700.
A trip to Italy is on most people’s to-do lists and if you are lucky enough to plan your own trip there, you should make sure to do it right. Milan is one of Italy’s biggest and brightest cities. Keep reading for some tips on figuring out how to travel on the city’s convenient public transportation system:
Taking the Metro
Milan’s subway system is small but it is effective. With only three lines, it is pretty simple to find your desired destination and plan out the best route to get there. If you are just starting out on your trip, talk to the concierge at your hotel about the easiest way to get to your desired destinations. Make sure to buy a ticket before you get on the subway, though, because the city does have police officers patrolling the stations.
Getting the Tram
The tram in Milan is actually a bigger system than the subway and has 19 different lines. The tram provides quick and easy transportation options wherever you are in the city. If you are looking at a map of the city, the tramlines are numbered 1-33. As long as you know the number of the tram you need and a list of stops for which you are looking, you can easily navigate the tram system.
Riding the Buses
With a bus system that spans the city, you never need to splurge on a taxi to get where you need to go. The system is very similar to other big cities. If you are not staying near a Metro or a tram station, there are 79 different bus lines throughout the city to give you a ride.
Your travel agent at Brentwood Travel can help you figure out the best way to navigate the city based on your needs. With all-inclusive deals and packages, we help you plan any kind of vacation. To learn more about our travel services in St. Louis, visit us online or call (314) 439-5700.
Traditional Foods to Try in Hawaii
When you go on a vacation, it is always fun to indulge in the local customs! This means checking out the popular attractions, enjoying the local nightlife, and of course trying some of the food. Visiting Hawaii means having access to a variety of amazing dishes and ingredients, making it fun and easy to try to local cuisine.
Learning about Hawaii’s traditional foods can help you figure out what to eat during your next vacation. Start your culinary adventure with a taro root paste known as poi. This starch ingredient is found in many Hawaiian dishes, meaning you will not have a hard time finding a poi-filled meal! Kalua pig is another popular dish that visitors love to try. Of course, you cannot leave Hawaii without indulging in some sweet fresh pineapple! This fruit is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.
Brentwood Travel can help you plan the perfect trip to Hawaii! Check us out online to learn about our current cruise deals and all-inclusive trips. Call us at (314) 439-5700 to start planning.
What could be better than an island getaway? If you could use some time away from home and enjoy the beauty of an island paradise, consider taking a trip to Grenada! This Caribbean island offers amazing views, delicious food, and everything else you need for the perfect vacation:
Grenada celebrates the beloved Carnival event in August, so you have plenty of time to plan your trip! This exciting event has something for everyone, including parades, costumes, and plenty of live music that is sure to inspire some dancing. You can dress up and participate or stand back, watch, and listen to the sights and sounds. Visitors also love the Grenada Drum Festival, which gives a platform to dancers and drummers from countries around the world. If you prefer active events, check out the Grenada Sailing Festival or Spice Island Billfish Tournament.
You cannot visit Grenada without getting into the water! This popular island vacation destination offers plenty of exciting water activities for visitors of all ages. You and your family or friends can charter a boat to make the most of your time on the water. Spend the day snorkeling to see the variety of aquatic life found in Grenada. You can also have some fun by going fishing, learning how to water ski, or just relaxing and taking in the beautiful views on the boat.
Shopping and Dining
Don’t forget to pick up a few souvenirs so you can remember your time in Grenada! Merchants sell a variety of gorgeous handmade items, including outstanding art, amazing jewelry, and plenty of homemade rum. Bring some of the flavors of Grenada back home by checking out the wide variety of spices available for sale. Try cooking in Grenada so you can create authentic dishes when you get back home.
Make your next vacation an island retreat with help from the travel agents at Brentwood Travel. Give us a call at (314) 439-5700 to learn about our cruise deals, all-inclusive trips, and other travel agency services to help you plan an amazing trip.
Are you planning your first cruise? Brentwood Travel offers a variety of cruise deals, helping our clients plan the perfect trip every time. Use this guide to get the most of your first cruise experience:
Work with a Travel Agency
A cruise should be an exciting getaway, not a stress-inducing experience! Planning a cruise on your own can be frustrating and confusing, which is why it is a good idea to work with a travel agency. These professionals work with a variety of cruise lines, providing a great selection of cruise deals and location options. Start your cruise the right way by working with the right team. This will help you find the perfect cruise deal and get the most out of your vacation budget.
Explore the Ship
You may want to get to your cabin as soon as you step onto the ship, but it is important not to spend too much time there. Your cabin should provide a luxurious and inviting place to rest, relax, and take a break from activities. But spending too much time in your cabin can take away from the experience. Be sure to get plenty of rest at night so that you can explore the ship during the day. Depending on the type of cruise you take, you will be able to choose from pools, games, live performances, and other great activities to occupy your time.
Check Out the Dining Options
If you have ever talked to a friend or family member who has been on a cruise, you have likely heard about the food. Cruises are known for offering a variety of dining options, making it easy to enjoy delicious meals and snacks during your vacation. Get a guide to all of the dining options available on your cruise and try everything that appeals to you.
Brentwood Travel takes all of the worry out of finding the best cruise deals! Contact us at (314) 439-5700 to discover our cruise partners and start planning your unforgettable luxury cruise vacation.
Family vacations are always fun, but getting there can be a bit of challenge. Traveling with babies can be overwhelming, which is why it is important to plan ahead and be ready for any situation.
As you will see in this video, you should always visit your pediatrician before taking any trips with your children. Stock up on medication and ask the pediatrician for an extra prescription in case of emergency. Make sure your child stays occupied during the flight by bringing plenty of age-appropriate toys along.
Planning ahead will help your child stay comfortable and safe while traveling. If you are ready to start planning your next family vacation, contact the travel agents here at Brentwood Travel! Give us a call at (314) 439-5700 for more information about our vacation deals.
Nothing compares to the fun and excitement of a music festival! Brentwood Travel can help you explore your love of music with a festival-filled trip to Jamaica this spring or summer. Jamaica is home to amazing views, wonderful food, and a variety of beloved music genres. See your favorite artists or explore your musical horizons by attending some of these music festivals in Jamaica:
Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
This annual event brings music fans to Montego Bay every year! Nearly 30,000 fans attend this three-day event featuring 25 live acts that represent various aspects of jazz and blues music. The 2014 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will start on January 30th, kicking off a year of amazing music festivals in the Caribbean. This year’s lineup includes many famous names, such as Chaka Khan, Aaron Neville, the O’Jays, Beres Hammond, Toni Braxton, Chronixx, and Chalice.
Experience amazing music and other great activities by checking out Jamaica’s annual Carnival event. Carnival, or Bacchanal, is an exciting yearly festival where residents and visitors can dress up, let loose, and have an amazing time. Dress up to compete in costume contests or check out the live performances for great music and plenty of dancing!
If you prefer the cool sounds of reggae to other musical styles, you cannot miss the Reggae Sumfest taking place in July. The first Reggae Sumfest was held over 20 years, and guests keep coming back each year to see more. Event organizers aspire to open up the world of reggae music to a more diverse audience. That is why they put together an amazing lineup of reggae artists to rock the house and the crowd at each Sumfest. This year’s performer list will not be out until summer, but past performers include Miguel, Flo Rida, Damian Marley, Lady Saw, and Baby Tash.
Brentwood Travel can help you discover other music festivals and fabulous activities for a trip to Jamaica. Learn about the benefits of working with our travel agents by giving us a call today at (314) 439-5700.
Exploring Sydney, Australia
With all of the amazing sites and attractions that Sydney has to offer, it's no wonder that it's such a popular destination for tourists from around the world. To begin your exploration of the bustling capital of New South Wales, visit Circular Quay, which is near to locations like the Sydney Opera House. Next, visit Darling Harbour, which is full of must-see parks and tasty restaurants and bars. From there, learn about Australia's unique wildlife by heading to the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. If one of your travel goals while visiting Sydney is to hit the surf, visit world-famous Bondi Beach or surfer-friendly Manly Beach. You can learn more about activities to enjoy while in Sydney by watching this video.
The travel agents here at Brentwood Travel in St. Louis have over 55 years of experience helping residents explore all that this exciting world has to offer. To begin booking a vacation with us, call us at (314) 439-5700.
Brentwood Travel Vacation Experts
In the 64 years since Brentwood Travel was founded in 1957, we've grown into the largest, full-service travel agency in the Greater St. Louis area. No matter what your travel needs may be, our consultants will be able to assist you.