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How to Get the Best Travel Deals on Black Friday

How to Get the Best Travel Deals on Black Friday

Businesses in every industry offer their best deals of the year on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. This can be the best time of the year to plan your vacation. No matter where you like to travel, everyone knows that the best family vacations start with discounts!  Here are some tips for buying vacation packages during Black Friday sales. 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 resort, etc. Thinking about what features best fit …

Make a Splash on Vacation with Pools Aplenty

Make a Splash on Vacation with Pools Aplenty

Spending your well-deserved getaway at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa will make you feel spoiled at every turn, and this even extends to the time you spend at the pool! There are five different swimming pools to choose from where you will find comfortable lounge chairs and plentiful shade if you need it. These poolside areas are the perfect spots to order an ice-cold beer or a refreshing cocktail while enjoying the sunny weather. You can even order some snacks or lunch when hunger strikes, thanks to the friendly pool concierges who are ready to take care of your every need. Take a look at the various pools you can look forward to spending time in during your vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun: Main Pool As the largest pool at the resort, the main pool is a terrific place to lounge around, soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in the water or even make some new friends. All of the pool activities available at the resort such as …

Airport Security - Getting Through Easily

Airport Security – Getting Through Easily

Regardless of where you are heading on your next flight, you know that first you will have to get through airport security. From waiting in lengthy lines to requests from security guards to remove certain things you may be wearing, going through airport security can feel like a complete hassle even for the most experienced travelers. What are some tried and true tips to help make getting through airport security an easier, more pleasant experience? Check out these simple ideas and prepare to enjoy a smoother experience when going through airport security during your next trip.       Always Remain Alert The security screening areas at airports are, more often than not, a hectic and busy place to be. That makes it a crucial spot to pay attention to what is going on around you. Make sure you watch your belongings closely as they are screened; keeping a watchful eye could keep your things from being taken by someone else (whether by accident or on purpose). After you have all of your items back in your …

Fashion Tips for Well-Dressed Beach Vacations

Fashion Tips for Well-Dressed Beach Vacations

If you are in the process of packing for your next vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun, fashion is important and you are probably trying to figure out which clothing items and accessories are worthy of taking with you. Yes, Cancun definitely has a relaxed atmosphere overall since it is a resort destination, but you will feel confident when you look put together during your entire getaway. Whether you are lounging on the beach, dining on a scrumptious gourmet meal, enjoying heart-racing thrills with outdoor adventures like zipline tours, or taking a closer look at the goods for sale at the various shopping venues, your days in Cancun are sure to be unforgettable. With so many activities to experience, you should take along items that will help you look amazing while remaining comfortable, regardless of your day’s itinerary. Consider taking along the following items for a fashionable stay in this Caribbean paradise: Footwear Choices If your feet are hurting, you will not be able to enjoy your vacation, period. So packing a few footwear options …

Holiday or Vacation - What's the difference?

Holiday or Vacation – What’s the difference?

Depending on which side of the Atlantic Ocean you are from, hearing the word holiday, for you, may conjure up a very different meaning than the people who reside on the other side of the ocean. For anyone who hails from the United Kingdom, they use the term “holiday” in British English to refer to a vacation away from home. However, for anyone from Canada or the United States, the term “holiday” refers to certain days of the year that are selected to observe important occasions such as New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. On the other hand, a vacation to them is the act of going somewhere to get away from everyday life to unwind and relax. Regardless of whether you prefer to call your getaways a holiday or a vacation, it is important to treat yourself to some time off so that you can return to your regular routine back home feeling refreshed and motivated. Follow the Example of “Holiday” Madonna may be from the United States but that did …

Cancun’s Mayan Winter Solstice

Cancun’s Mayan Winter Solstice

The holiday season is quickly approaching once more, and with it always comes many celebrations that bring extra joy to our lives. The month of December is a busy time for people all over the world as they gather with loved ones to enjoy the season together. Holiday traditions are especially important in Mexico, from the lively Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe to New Year’s Eve when 12 grapes are consumed to ring in the coming year. The Mayan winter solstice, however, is an enchanting celebration that is particularly unique and special. Mayan Winter Solstice At one time, the ancient Mayan Civilization ruled massive portions of Mexico and Central America. This powerful indigenous group honored December’s winter solstice with several fascinating rituals. The winter solstice arrives every year on December 21st and also happens to be the shortest day of daylight in the entire year. To the ancient Maya, this noteworthy day was a time to contemplate the blessings that were sure to come as spring arrived. The winter solstice symbolized the renewal of …

Christmas Dinner Around the World

Christmas Dinner Around the World

Just as each unique family has its own particular way of celebrating Christmas through the food they eat, cultures throughout the world also have their own culinary spin on the holiday.  Although traditional Christmas dinners served in countries such as Great Britain and the United States focus on a meat dish like turkey, roast or ham which is accompanied by delectable side dishes like cranberries, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, mashed potatoes, rich desserts and so on, Christmas dinner tables around the globe feature many other types of meals. Check out what some of our global friends feast upon for Christmas dinner: Mexico Christmas meals are a flavorful affair including traditional stews and soups like pozole, fish dishes, savory tamales and sweet treats such as buñuelos. Poland Dishes such as dumplings and borscht feed loved ones as they get together for a massive feast known as Wigilia (Star Supper). Italy Specialty dishes like fried eel star during the Christmas Eve celebration known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes, and on Christmas Day, pasta …

The History of Black Friday

The History of Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday in the United States, has become a retail tradition over the years and continues to grow and evolve. With each successive year, it seems that retailers are pushing the envelope even further. Many stores now open their doors during Thanksgiving Day instead of holding off until the wee hours of the next morning. Even though most retailers offer some of their best deals of the entire year during Black Friday, there are plenty of folks who choose not to participate because they still want to focus on spending quality time with loved ones. With huge shopping crowds and incredible deals comes competition and aggression amongst certain shoppers, which is reason enough for many people to stay away from the chaos. However, with steep discounts offered on just about every type of product one can imagine, tempting sales still draw enormous crowds of shoppers, many of whom take advantage of the deals as they begin their holiday shopping. Why is it called “Black Friday”? Black Friday has long …

What is Personalized Service?

What is Personalized Service?

When you book a vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun, you know that your escape to the sought-after Caribbean getaway is going to be phenomenal, thanks in large part to the personalized service that the resort is known for. Have you ever thought about what personalized service means to the staff members who go out of their way to make your stay as memorable as possible? Their dedication to your utmost comfort and enjoyment during every part of your vacation is sure to make an impression with each return you make to the resort. In fact, when you receive such unparalleled levels of service, you may not ever want to go back home! Take a look at just a few ways in which the staff members at Villa del Palmar Cancun provide outstanding, personalized service that will make your upcoming vacation truly unforgettable: Warm, Welcoming Hospitality The country of Mexico is famous for its friendly faces and warm, welcoming hospitality, and you will experience those exact things at Villa del Palmar Cancun! From the moment …

Getting Romantic in Cancun

Best romantic things to do in Cancun

Cancun is one of the most delightful destinations in all of Mexico, and it is an especially inviting place for couples to visit thanks to its romantic atmosphere and splendid activities.  Situated along gorgeous white sand beaches that overlook the serene turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun provides an idyllic setting for romance.  If you are planning a getaway with your significant other, you may be wondering which activities will make your vacation as memorable as possible.  Fortunately, you can pick and choose from the following activities to help create a romantic escape that neither of you will ever forget! Swim in a Cenote This once-in-a-lifetime experience is something you will definitely want to take part in with your sweetheart.  Cenotes are underground freshwater sinkholes that contain mineral-rich water just begging for you to take a dip and cool off.  The mystical atmosphere will delight you both! Visit Tulum As one of the region’s most remarkable historical sites, Tulum is sure to amaze each and every visitor.  It is the only ancient Mayan city …