Travel More For Less With Travel Membership

Do you look at family and friends pictures on social media websites and find yourself wondering “how can they afford to travel so much?” From booking a cruise to flying to an all-inclusive resort to renting a car and driving across country all in one year, your family and friends are always on the go. Yeah, bummer right? They take two or more vacations a year, and you’ve only had one vacation within the last five years. You’re still reminiscing about that vacation and only dreaming of taking another one. I am here to share with you the big secret. Most of your family and friends have travel memberships.

You can travel just as much as they do. You have the opportunity to turn your dream vacations into your reality vacations. I am sure you are thinking how is that possible? It is possible through purchasing travel membership. You will save money by enrolling in a travel membership program.  As a person whom loves to travel a lot, I know that travel membership gives you the opportunity for huge savings. Yes I am a travel agent but, I am also a travel member. I see the huge discounts and savings travel members receive on a daily basis. I did a price comparison just for you. The average retail price for a five star hotel in Las Vegas during the summer months averaged $322 per night.  The same hotels with Booking Ninja Membership averaged $282 per night.  This is $120 savings on just hotel accommodations. You will still receive savings on flights and rental cars.

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Prior to becoming a travel member, I tried membership with various travel companies.  I have found that Booking Ninja is the absolute best for my family as it offered the best discounts and perks.  Not only has Booking Ninja worked for me, but my clients have reported 100% satisfaction.  I can only tell you about Booking Ninja because of my satisfaction and loyalty to the program.

Booking ninja can save members 70% off the retail price.  When you book online at booking sites, you are booking travel products at retail price.  Yes you are saving, but you are not saving as much as you should. As a Booking Ninja member you will book at wholesale prices.  Just think, now you don’t have to compromise your dream destination due to your budget.  You can now take that trip to Dubai, Bora Bora or Paris at wholesale prices. Membership with Booking Ninja includes savings on accommodations, cruises, car rentals, flights, wine clubs, golf clubs, restaurant dining and more.

There are no blackout dates for Booking Ninja Members. You don’t have to wait to off peak season to travel. Most people wait to the winter months to travel, but now travel members don’t have to wait for off season. Now you can book that condo in Cancun or Puerto Vallarta anytime. The summer months are likely better for you because the children are out of school. Well take that trip in June or July. There are no restrictions when you travel.

You can choose to be rewarded with points or with money when you book.  As a Booking Ninja member, I can view my savings per trip and annually. How cool is that?  The nest feeling in the world is to travel more with my husband and boys for less. We’re headed to our third vacation of the year in a few weeks.  For more information please visit my link shannon4travel.bookingninja.com or click travel membership at yescruisefanatic.com. Go travel more for less with Booking Ninja Membership!

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Six reasons why you should go on a cruise

Are you stuck trying to decide where you would like to go for your next big vacation? You’re pondering about peaceful nights at a resort in Atlantis or days at the beach in Cancun, what about horseback riding in Dominican Republic or maybe poolside views in Montego Bay. Then on the other hand you think, well maybe I should sail the seas for seven to fourteen days in Hawaii or Aruba. Planning a vacation can be stressful, but it shouldn’t be. As a Travel Professional, I intend to help you make a decision between taking a land trip or going on a cruise.I have been blessed with both experiences, land trips and cruises. I enjoyed both, but I must admit that I have developed a love for cruising. I hope you enjoy reading my six reasons why I prefer cruises now.

Easy Planning
No need for the stress! Cruise Vacations are easy to plan.It is as easy as contacting your travel agent to do the work. From there your travel agent will help you choose your port of call, ship, itinerary, and cabin. You pay your deposit, and you’re all set to go.It’s just that simple! The process is that simple and easy from single bookings to group bookings. Yes you can book group cruises. Cruise Lines make accommodations for groups too.I have planned and booked family reunions by way of cruises,as well as class reunions and group graduation cruises. Your travel agent can also help you arrange airfare, as well as transfers to and from the port, hotel & airport too.Planning is so simple and easy. Let your travel agent do all of the work!

Great Value
Cruises offer great value for your vacation bucks. Cruises are typically $50-$75 per person a day. This is so good considering that your cruise fares include nearly everything you’ll need from food, accommodations,transportation between destinations; not to mention the awesome day & night entertainment.There is not extra cost for the Broadway shows. You will pay additional cost for shows and entertainment when you go on a land trips.You will also pay for your hotel accommodations, food,tips at restaurants, public transportation, gas and/or parking fees on land trips.

Stress Free Traveling
Not only is the planning is easy, but traveling is too! When you cruise you unpack once while you float from island to island. You don’t have to worry about bringing your luggage with you. Your luggage is unpacked and safely stored in your room. You don’t have to worry about driving to a restaurant for your meals.You can eat anytime you’re hungry, and you have multiple choices when it comes to food. On cruises you have the choice of buffet and fine dining. You don’t have to concern yourself with the ferry or train schedules. You would have to pack and unpack; lug your luggage along with you on land trips especially if you’re traveling to more than one location.

Changing Ocean Views
You can’t decide between Ocho Rios or Grand Caymans? Why choose when you can experience both? With cruises you can select an itinerary that offers both. Every morning you’ll wake up in a new place with a different view. With land trips you have the same view. Then as mentioned before, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of transporting your luggage along with you to the different islands.You can also schedule tours, excursions or a day at the beach during your cruise. My greatest experience was touring Nassau with Joan’s Taxi & Tourism services. I enjoyed the culture. I met new people and toured Atlantis and Nassau. Now you have the option of the added bonus to choose a cruise itinerary that offers overnight stays on land. Luxury cruise lines offer overnight stays. Hotel overnight stay in Cuba is one promotion that is offered now.

Cruise Ships are Family Friendly
From toddlers to teens, grandchildren to grandparents, cruises are designed for all ages.Cruise ships offer activities for all ages. I’ve seen Cartoon themed shows, arcades, casinos, art classes, yoga, bingo, sing along, line dancing,clubs and teens sports & social activities. Moms and dads can drop the kids off and head to movie night or romantic dinner together.Cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy.

Social Opportunities
Cruises seems to bring out the best in people. Everyone on board the ship are very happy and friendly. Cruises provide the perfect opportunity to make new friends.You’ll meet new people at your dinner table, at the Broadway shows or by the pool.I have met friends and new clients while on cruises. We changed information, connected on social media and have maintained contact since then. I’ve met married couples who met while they were on a cruise.

Cruises are fun and very addictive. There is a saying, “If you are not on a cruise, you are either planning one or thinking about your next one.” This is very true. I was still in the Bahamas already booking my Eastern Caribbean cruise. as you can see, I love cruises for the very reasons listed above. Please share your thoughts on your preference between land trips and cruises? Where is your favorite destination and what is next on your bucket list?
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First blog post

Are you one of those employees who don’t take your vacation days? Every year you accumulate more vacation days, and in most cases you loose vacation time. You are always focused on the next project, report, sales goals, task, budget or fiscal year at the job? I am here to remind you that you should take advantage of your vacation days annually. Take time off from work to enjoy life. That means shutting down the laptop; setting the out of office reply to your email and turning off the company’s cell phone. Go on a cruise. Fly to an all-inclusive resort or simply enjoy a few days at the beach.Vacation time from work is good for your mental and physical health.

Chronic work related stress causes a lot of issues to your body. I can attest to this as I noticed increased medical diagnosis when I worked in a stressful work environment: high cholesterol, weight gain, insomnia, Prediabetes and elevated blood pressure. Taking a vacation gives you the opportunity to rest your body, relax your mind and turn off the stress system. People who take vacation days are more productive. They often report less mistakes at work, increased ability to focus and to make better decisions as their minds are clear. They tend to be happier individuals/employees. It seems that more employers should encourage employees to take their vacation time. However, most will not so you have to take charge of your own health. You really should take one big vacation annually and a few mini trips throughout the year.

Why am I writing about this? This is an issue that’s dear to my heart as I watched my 61 year old aunt work very hard for 40 years. She would work ten hour shifts at one job and weekend shifts at another job only dreaming of taking vacations. Her life was centered around work and caring for her family which was a third job. She once stated, “I guess the family reunions at the cabin, my riverboat cruise or attending a beach wedding counts for something huh.” Well in 2016, she was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer which forced her to retire from work. The company that she worked for filled her position less than one month after she completed her retirement forms. As I watched her and listened to her in her final months, I was reminded to just enjoy life. My Aunt would say, “I want you to plan a cruise for me when I get better.” Unfortunately she did not receive her second chance that we so desperately wanted. Exactly eight months after being diagnosed she passed away. She never vacationed for a week at the beach. She never experienced a cruise or destination trip in the Caribbeans.

I hope this blog inspire you to take time for yourself by taking time off from work.Vacation is not a luxury. It is a necessity for maintaining a healthy balanced life.Please remember that you were not born to just work, pay bills, work some more and die. The world is huge and the world is beautiful! You should go see it.