Tuesday, November 29, 2011


El Dorado Casitas Royale, by Karisma: Our room from accross the pool

We had an excellent stay at the El Dorado Royale Casitas. The food and service were top notch. All the restaurants have gourmet international food selections and an array of menu items. The beaches were well groomed and were comfortable to relax on with all the huts. Drinks were delivered poolside, ocean side, and in the room. The room was clean, well maintained, spacious, and the outdoor shower was awesome! The concierges booked everything for us including spa treatments, dinner reservations, and activities. The highlight of our trip was scuba diving for the first time. The funjet representatives set everything up. We took a short ride to the marina nearby where we saw gorgeous coral reefs and sea life on our dive. The funjet reps got us from the plane to our shuttle to the resort and back without trouble. It was a fantastic trip and an amazing place to have our honeymoon. We can not wait to go back!!!

Emily and Cameron

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Springtime Cruise Sale


Save Up to $400 Per Couple on Springtime Cruises!

Spring Cruises

This Spring enjoy a Blount small ship cruise - all leaving from domestic ports in the U.S.! Sail the mighty Mississippi River admiring the stunning views of New Orleans, the lively ambiance in Nashville, or the music of Memphis. Or select one of our Southern Charms cruises exploring either the antebellum south from Charlestown to the Chesapeake; or the splendors of the coast from Jacksonville, FL to Newport, RI. With never more than 96 passengers, your cruise will be filled with personal experiences, delicious meals, and hassle-free visits to local ports.

Southern Traces: New Orleans to Nashville

12 days, 11 nights

Starting at $3,699 per person

Save $400 per couple* on 3/23/2012 departure

Ports Visited:

New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL Demopolis, AL

Columbus, MS Pickwick, TN Waverly, TN

Kuttawa, KY Clarksville, TN Nashville, TN

Click for full itinerary

Tennessee Traditions on the Mississippi


8 days, 7 nights

Starting at $2,359 per person

Save $300 per couple* on 4/5/2012 departure

Ports Visited:

Nashville, TN Clarksville, TN Kuttawa, KY

Memphis, TN

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Cultures & Traditions: Charleston to the Chesapeake

10 days, 9 nights

Starting at $2,949 per person

Ports Visited:

Charleston, SCGeorgetown, SC

Wilmington, NC Beaufort, NC Belhaven, NC

Norfolk, VA Baltimore, MD Philadelphia, PA

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Atlantic Coastal Waterways

15 days, 14 nights

Starting at $4,589 per person

Ports Visited:

Jacksonville, FLAmelia Island, FL

Brunswick, GA Savannah, GA Beaufort, SC,

Charleston, SCGeorgetown, SC

Wilmington, NC (northbound only)

Southport, NC (southbound only) Beaufort, NC

Belhaven, NCNorfolk, VA

St. Michaels, MD (southbound only)

Baltimore, MD Newport, RI Warren, RI

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Thanksgiving we pause to reflect on all that we are grateful.

Travel For You wishes you and your families a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Specials from Funjet Vacations

Happy Thanksgiving from Funjet Vacations and Travel For You

The Holidays are fast approaching and Funjet has great Holiday pricing for those that want to escape the cold and create special new memories.

Here are some of this week’s Holiday Specials:

*Note that transfers are NOT included in pricing below.

Great holiday savings:


Riu Yucatan AI (4*) – Standard

5 nights from $799.99

Departures: 12/31/11

Save Big or Stay Home. Save $1250 per couple!

El Dorado Royale AI (5*) – Jacuzzi Junior Suite

3 nights from $899.99

Departures: 12/29/11

Wow Deal! Includes a savings of over $1220 per couple! Must book be 11/24! Great steals at El Dorado Maroma too!


Riu Bambu AI (4*) – Junior Suite

7 nights from $999.99

Departures: 12/31/11

Wow Deal! Receive 15% off at the Spa! Includes a savings of over $1100 per couple! Must book be 11/24!

Barcelo Dominican Beach AI (3*) – Double

7 nights from $899.99

Departures: 12/31/11

Save Big or Stay Home. Funjet now and save up to $699 per couple!

HOT winter deals:


Royal Solaris Cancun AI (3.5*) – Deluxe Lagoonview

7 nights from $849.99

Departures: 1/12/12, 1/14/12, 1/19/12, 1/21/12, 1/26/12, 1/28/12

Save Big or Stay Home. Save $1120 per couple!

Riu Yucatan AI (4*) – Standard

7 nights from $999.99

Departures: 1/5/12, 1/7/12, 1/12/12, 1/14/12

Save Big or Stay Home. Save $1200 per couple!

Valentin Imperial Maya AI (5*) – Deluxe Junior Suite

7 nights from $1349.99

Departures: 1/5/12, 1/12/12, 1/26/12

Save Big or Stay Home. Save $1150 per couple! Upgrade your stay from just $40 per person!


Riu Montego Bay AI (5*) - Standard

7 nights from $949.99

Departures: 1/9/12

Wow Deal! Save up to $2400 Per Couple! Plus Receive a $20 Spa Credit! Must book be 11/24!

Grand Palladium Montego Bay Jamaica AI (4*) – Super Saver Junior Suite

7 nights from $1199.99

Departures: Mondays 1/2/12 - 1/30/12

Exclusive Savings! Save Big or Stay Home. Funjet now and save up to $1400 per couple! Stay at One, Play at Two!


Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa AI (4*) – Deluxe

7 nights from $899.99

Departures: 1/7/12

Save Big or Stay Home. Funjet now and save up to $899 per couple!

Riu Palace BavaroAI (5*) – Standard

7 nights from $1299.99

Departures: 1/7/12

Wow Deal! Receive 15% off at the Spa! Price was $3399.99! Must book be 11/24!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


In July, one of my favorite clients stayed at the Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana. They loved it and emailed me the picture below. I have included the link to the property also.


Apple Vacations offers non-stop charter flights from St. Louis to Punta Cana.


Gutsy Women Travel

Gutsy Women Travel was created to provide exceptional guided vacation experiences for like-minded women from all walks of life who love to travel and want to share the experience with other women.

Entering into a new partnership with Trafalgar means Gutsy Women Travel is able to offer an expanded range of vacations with unique travel experiences in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, South America and more.
Limited-time savings!
Book a 2012 Gutsy Women Travel vacation
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Gutsy Women Travel vacations, powered by Trafalgar, are now available for sale!

Terms and conditions: *Save $400 per person on air-inclusive vacations (12EB400); or save $250 per person on land-only vacations (12EB250). Offers valid on new 2012 Europe bookings for travel 04/01/12 through 10/31/12 when made and paid in full (land and air as applicable) between 09/12/11 and 12/01/11. Offer is not valid on all itineraries, including City Breaks, Train and Eastern Mediterranean vacations. Offers are combinable with standard discounts (except Early Payment Discount) but are not combinable with other promotions or offers. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20


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Denise Massmann
Travel For You

El Dorado Spa Resort & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma
Rock Bottom Savings
El Dorado Spa Resort & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma

We're offering our lowest prices of the year with Rockbottom Savings of up to 63% off Gourmet Inclusive vacations!

El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels are adults only, luxury resorts, while Azul Hotels offer fun for all ages. Wherever you book your clients, they will find wonderful gourmet dining, 24 hour room service, relaxing spa services, beautiful suites, and entertainment.

Book now, and not only will you get huge discounts, but you can take advantage of booking bonuses like credits toward beach front dinners, wine, massages and wellness packages at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, and free kids stays at Azul Hotels.

Gourmet Inclusive Rates

Booking Window: November 3 - December 14, 2011
Travel Window: November 3 - April 30, 2012

Click here for more details
Promotion can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Discounts apply to all room categories. Discount prices listed above reflect various room categories & will depend on the time of travel and category booked. Travel dates apply to all properties except El Dorado Maroma and Azul Beach. Travel window for those properties: El Dorado Maroma - November 25, 2011 – April 30, 2012; Azul Beach - November 27, 2011 – April 30, 2012. EL DORADO SPA RESORTS & HOTELS: *ADDED VALUES = $250 in resort credits 5 X $10 credits towards a Bottle of Wine, $100 credit to Couple's Sky Massage, $50 credit towards a Beachfront Dinner and $50 credit towards Wellness Package. AZUL HOTELS: **Kids stay free details: kids aged 3-12.99 FREE of charge. Azul Fives in all categories when sharing room with 2 adults. (Max 2 Kids). Azul Beach / Azul Sensatori in Family Suite categories when sharing room with 2 adults. (Max 2 Kids) Does not apply on President's Day Weekend (2/18-2/25/12). Promotion only valid for travel originating from the US. RATES ARE PACKAGE RATES

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Funjet Specials

Holiday Specials from FUNJET and the El Dorado Resorts

Pricing includes Nonstop Flights on Sun Country Airlines and round trip airport transfers in Cancun/Riviera Maya

Swim-Up Jacuzzi Suite

12/29 – 3 nights

· El Dorado Royale - $899.99 (savings of $1240 per couple!)

· El Dorado Maroma - $979.99 (savings of $1230 per couple!)

12/31 – 5 nights

· El Dorado Royale - $1079.99 (savings of $1840 per couple!)

· El Dorado Maroma - $1269.99 (savings of $1680 per couple!)

12/29 – 7 nights

· El Dorado Royale - $1499.99 (savings of $2050 per couple!)

· El Dorado Maroma - $1849.99 (savings of $1650 per couple!)

12/31 – 7 nights

· El Dorado Royale - $1379.99 (savings of $1890 per couple!)

· El Dorado Maroma - $1679.99 (savings of $1570 per couple!)

Iberostar Winter Special

Time is running out on the Iberostar Cancun Winter special below. In order to receive free nights and resort credit, your vacation must be booked by Nov. 30, 2011 for travel between Dec 24, 2011 - April 30, 2012.

Below is our newest Iberostar Resort property in Cancun! She will be open for guests on December 1st. If you have been to an Iberostar before, you know how wonderful these properties are.

The resort is also offering special for vacationers, including two free nights and a $500 resort credit for travelers who book six or more nights, and one free night and a $250 credit to vacationers who book three, four or five nights. Stays must be booked by Nov. 30, 2011, for travel from Dec. 24, 2011, to April 30, 2012. The 426-room, all ocean-view Iberostar Cancun will open Dec. 1.

A link to the property is: http://www.applevacations.com/hotels/iberostar-cancun.html

Expansive, elegant, enticing. Welcome to Iberostar’s newest destination, IBEROSTAR Cancún. Situated on one of Mexico’s most magnificent beachfronts, IBEROSTAR Cancún features a sprawling complex where every suite is oceanview. At this remarkable hotel, the kids can live it up at the supervised Kids Club — complete with a water park — while the adults play a round of golf on the area’s only 18-hole championship course, relax in the stunning spa or wile away the hours in any of the seven pools including a spectacular infinity pool. At this all-inclusive destination, dining is a family dream. From four gourmet specialty restaurants to the casual poolside snack bar, the ice cream parlor to the cigar lounge — IBEROSTAR Cancún caters to every member of the family as only IBEROSTAR can do.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Soon, ski season will be here!

Do you love the mountains, first tracks in the powder, outdoor hot tubs, and beautiful scenery?

Confirm your Domestic or International Ski Vacation with Travel For You.

We will include transportation, accommodations, lift tickets, ski lessons, and ski rentals


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Escorted Costa Rica 10-day Tour

Costa Rica Natural Paradise

10 Days from $995

Tours available year round.

What is included in the tour price?

Virtually everything! Hotels, all meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors conduct every land tour from start to finish. They are fluent in English, experienced and fun, ensuring a worry free vacation.

What is not included in the tour price?

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Can your tours be enjoyed by all age groups?

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Most tours will be joined by adults of all ages. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.


Costa Rica Tour Map
Begins and Ends: San Jose, Costa Rica

Day 1 – San José, Costa Rica Welcome to the “rich coast,” friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty. With naturalist guides, see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs and cruise through biological reserves. Relax on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Caravan provides transfers from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 p.m. Dine at your hotel, then join Caravan for a 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. D

Day 2 – Poás Volcano, Cloud Forest
This morning, enjoy a drive through Costa Rica’s famous coffee growing region. Next, visit Poás Volcano. Weather permitting, you can see inside the active crater from an overlook. Next, hike the Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail, home to epiphytes, orchids, ferns and tropical hummingbirds. Cloud forests are like rainforests, but with less rain and more humidity. Lunch. Next, visit Cafe Brit, a coffee plantation nestled in Barva de Heredia, on the slopes of the extinct Barva Volcano. Enjoy a guided tour and sample fresh Costa Rican coffee. Then, see San José’s Plaza de la Cultura, Central Park and the National Theatre. Dinner. BLD

Day 3 – Butterfly Garden, Tortuguero Park
Scenic morning drive through Braulio Carrillo Park. Look for cascading waterfalls. Visit a butterfly garden. Enjoy lunch. Drive by a banana plantation. Then, cruise through rivers and canals to the 47,000 acre Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero is home to more than 300 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, kingfishers and the rare green macaw. Free time to enjoy the swimming pool and tropical flower gardens at your lodge. Listen to joyful jungle sounds. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge. Dinner. BLD

Day 4 – Tortuguero Park, Canal Cruise
Cruise this morning with naturalist guides along canals lined by raffia palm, the habitat of howler and white-faced monkeys, green iguanas and tropical birds. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. Then, enter the mysterious reflecting waters of Caño Palma wildlife reserve. Next, visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Learn about efforts to protect the turtles. Walk along the Atlantic turtle nesting beaches with a naturalist guide. Next, to Tortuguero village. Meet Costa Rican school children on your visit to a local school (when in session). Return to your lodge for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon boat excursion into Tortuguero Park. Look for otters, turtles and manatees. Dinner. BLD

Day 5 – Pineapple Tour, Fortuna
Morning cruise on Tortuguero River. Enjoy lunch. Visit a pineapple plantation. Sample Costa Rica’s famous sweet organic pineapples. Next, through scenic countryside to the San Carlos Valley for a two night stay in Fortuna. Dinner. BLD

Day 6 – Caño Negro, Hot Springs, Arenal
Head north this morning, passing through sugar cane, teak and orange plantations. Then, cruise on the Rio Frio which runs through the world famous Caño Negro wildlife refuge, home to many migratory birds found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Look for whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, cormorants, anhingas, blue heron, and northern jacanas. Watch for caimans, crocodiles, spider monkeys, and web-footed, water-walking lizards. Lunch. Return to Fortuna. Then, enjoy a relaxing soak in the volcanic hot springs. Weather permitting, see nearby Arenal Volcano’s softly glowing lava flow. Enjoy dinner. BLD

Day 7 – Hanging Bridges, Guanacaste
This morning enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the rainforest at the Hanging Bridges, rated one of Costa Rica’s top tourist attractions. Hike on six suspension bridges, through lush tropical rainforest canopy. Enjoy views of a waterfall and look for tropical birds. Later, a scenic drive around Lake Arenal. Enjoy lunch. Next, enter the Guanacaste province. Drive through the only tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. Stop in Liberia. Then, to Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast for a two night stay. Dinner is at your resort. BLD

Day 8 – Pacific Coast, Guanacaste
Whole day at leisure to enjoy your magnificent beach resort. Swim in your hotel's infinity pool, the largest in Central America, indulge yourself in the world class spa or just simply relax. Lunch. Enjoy a carefree afternoon. Time to beachcomb or stroll the pristine beaches of your resort. Dinner. BLD

Day 9 – Tarcoles Cruise, San José
Morning drive through the cattle ranches of Guanacaste. Lunch. Next, enjoy a bird and crocodile spotting cruise on the Tarcoles River, adjacent to the Carara Biological Reserve. Cruise through a mangrove reserve. This tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary is a nesting site for the scarlet macaw. Return to San José. Farewell dinner. BLD

Day 10 – San José
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica arriving at 5:00 a.m, 7:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. ¡Hasta la vista! B

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line


Denise Massmann
Travel For You


Think the Caribbean is out of your reach? Think again! Royal Caribbean International® has three ships sailing from the Gulf, only a short flight or drive away. Take in the sun and sand all while enjoying the world's most innovative ships at sea. This fall, your Caribbean getaway options include 7, 5 and 4-night Western Caribbean itineraries. Click on the icons below to start planning your Caribbean vacation!

†Royal Caribbean International® reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise.

*Prices are per person, cruise only, double occupancy, and in U.S. Dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions apply. Government taxes and fees are additional.