Apple Vacations, Now Resorts Photo Day with All-Star Chase Utley & the Phillies.

Apple Vacations Phillies Photo Day Sponsored by Now Resorts & Spas

Apple Vacations Phillies Photo Day Sponsored by Now Resorts & Spas

Apple Vacations Philadelphia Phillies Photo Day, sponsored by Now Resorts & Spas, was held on June 28th at Citizens Bank Park. Employees of Apple Vacations, AMResorts, Now Resorts & Spas, plus our Travel Agent friends and their families, were able to enjoy a sunny afternoon together at the Phillies game.

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Destination Weddings Trend: Trash the Dress

Jackson-Hageman Punta Cana Wedding

Jackson-Hageman Punta Cana Wedding

Written By AVDW Specialist, Ashley Surkin

The days of preserving your elegant white gown are history.

In recent years “trashing” your wedding dress has become the new post-nuptials trend with more and more brides deciding to take the plunge (literally). From diving into the ocean to an epic paintball match between you and your honey, the act of “trashing” your dress makes for some pretty incredible photos.

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Opening Season for Phillies Baseball 101

Written by Kasey Minnick, Marketing Specialist

Apple Vacations and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts partnered together to sponsor the first of three Philadelphia Phillies Baseball 101 Clinics on May 27th!

This event is centered on the women-only participants, and allows them to partake in the interactive coaching from the Phillies coaches themselves.  From fielding practice on the grass to batting and pitching instructions in the cages and bullpen, coaches such as Larry Bowa, Bob McClure, Steve Henderson, and John Mizerock offered their expertise to the crowd of 200 women.

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Great All-Inclusive Deals to BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Resort

Apple Vacations has a GREAT, limited time offer out there right now to the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Resort. It is a contemporary hotel in Riviera Maya, surrounded by lush mangroves and private beachfront.

I have gotten several comments lately asking if it is a nice hotel for that amazing rate. I tell you it is a deal! One of our sales reps visited the resort recently and just posted some recent pictures, so I thought I would let them speak for themselves.

Here’s a quick look at BlueBay Grand Esmeralda!

Feel NO #MommyGuilt on an Apple Vacation!

#Mommyguilt  -  All the mommies have it, right? Well, I am on the first leg of my son’s summer break. As I was heading off to work and he was heading off to the library with Grandmom, it snuck up on me: I should be taking him to the park, pool or to a movie.

Then I remember – it’s OK!  I prepared, I planned! I have plenty of activities and trips planned for the summer, including some valuable #Familytime.

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Find Wedding Serenity at Zoetry Resorts

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Written by Megan Anderson, AVDW Expert

Everyone knows that weddings require an endless checklist of things to do.

Between deciding on a venue, tasting cakes, trying on dress after dress — it seems like the stress never stops! What’s one way to eliminate wedding planning anxiety? Choose a destination wedding at one of the breathtaking Zoetry Resort and Spa locations!

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Have a Destination Wedding Your Way

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Written by Melanie Pelouze Schmidt, AVDW Director of Sales

Do you and your sweetheart envision an intimate wedding in a stunning local rather than a big country club affair filled with aunts, cousins and your mom’s friend from grade school that you see once a decade?

Finding it hard to narrow down a guest list when you have so many people just a short drive away? Then choosing a destination wedding can be a liberating experience! It often allows you to plan a wedding much truer to your vision of a perfect day than your families while still keeping the peace!

After all, since The Knot suggests you can expect a 50% acceptance rate for destination weddings while the rate for a local weddings soars to 85%, you can make mom happy and extend an invite to distant Aunt Betty while being reasonably confident she won’t make the trek.

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