Go Green with These Eco-Friendly Resorts

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

For many, “Eco-Friendly” is an empty buzzword.

For these 33 resorts, Eco-Friendly is a lifestyle in preservation. It’s protecting the fragile ecosystems of the beautiful jungles, beaches and oceans that millions enjoy and the local cultures thrive on.

It’s an extra effort with future generations in mind.

But what does Eco-Friendly actually mean? Here’s a taste of what some resorts are doing to #GoGreen.

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So You’re Attending A Destination Wedding …

Photo: Antonia-Dustin Wedding, Dreams Tulum

Photo: Antonia-Dustin Wedding, Dreams Tulum

Written by Apple Vacations Destination Weddings Expert, Ashley Surkin

You’re invited! Whether it’s a sibling, cousin or friend, your presence is important to the happy couple so pack your bags, you’re attending a destination wedding.

While this could be a great opportunity to take some time off and relax in paradise, it can also leave you with some big decisions and even bigger questions.

Here are few helpful hints to keep in mind:

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Want an All-Inclusive Vacation? Here’s what that means

If you weren’t quite sure what an “All-Inclusive Vacation” actually means, think relaxation. The ultimate goal of an all-inclusive package is to allow you the simple pleasure of  hopping on a plane to your ideal destination with as few financial worries as possible.

It’s a ‘leave your wallet at home’ plan.

We frequently get asked, “does an all-inclusive plan mean that all food and drink is covered?” YES! Want a drink (or three) from the bar? Just ask. Enjoy coffee in the morning? It’s free! Looking for a great meal after a day on the beach? Simply pick a restaurant and go. Hungry for some fish tacos back in your room? Call room service!

Be treated like royalty, it’s all covered in your package price.

Here’s what’s included in your Apple Vacation:

- Roundtrip airfare
- Your Hotel Stay
- Roundtrip transportation to and from the airport and your hotel
- An Apple Representative, in resort, to assist you no matter what your need
- All taxes and tips
- Meals, snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages
- Non-motorized watersports at most resorts
- Daytime activities, nightly entertainment
- All Tips

But aside from endless food and drink, where an all-inclusive package earns its keep is in the little things that vacationers often don’t budget for — taxes, tips and transportation.

Our packages get you to and from the airport and already include the extra tax fees tacked onto your bill. Although many vacationers choose to tip on their own for exemplary service, gratuity is covered in your initial charge and is not necessary.

If you would like more information on all-inclusive packages, click here — http://applev.ac/1o57qk3

Watch: The Fray, Johnny Rzeznik & Josh Kelley Play Secrets Puerto Los Cabos

Apple Vacations and Chicago’s Morning Show, Eric & Kathy on The MIX, recently traveled to beautiful Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort & Spa for, “Chips, Dip and A Mexico Trip… CABO!”

To celebrate their 10th anniversary trip with Apple, they brought almost 300 passengers to resort and a few friends, including Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, American Authors and Josh Kelley.

To watch more videos from the trip, check out the Eric & Kathy YouTube page, here!

Escape the Typical, Go Tropical – Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Beach View 2

Written By: AVDW Wedding Specialist, Amanda Martin

Are you searching for the next up-and-coming destination for your big day? Somewhere where you and your guests can relax and explore without breaking the bank? Then look no further than that little country South of Mexico, Costa Rica!

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The 5 things I LOVED about Dreams Puerto Aventuras

Tulum, Mexico

As told by Liz Bondelid, Apple Vacations E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator

When March rolls around, it seems like it’s time for the brutal cold to start letting up. Philadelphia had other plans, with snow days and wind chills in the first week of March this year. Leaving my coat behind as I left for the airport, I wondered what it felt like to be warm again. By the end of the day, I had sand in my toes, saltwater in my hair, and a margarita in hand.

From beginning to end, I was blown away by everything I encountered at Dreams Puerto Aventuras – and no, I never mentioned to anyone that I work for Apple! If I have to narrow it down, let me give you a taste of my favorite things there.

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Destination Wedding Trends: Go Green with Your Bling

Dreams Tulum Green Wedding Beach

As told by Apple Vacations Destination Weddings Expert, Ashley Surkin

We’ve all witnessed the steps being taken towards creating a healthier environment; many of us have even participated in these efforts. If you choose reusable bags over plastic or are the ruler of the carpool trend, why shouldn’t you consider the impact your destination wedding could have on global warming, pollution, loss of animal habitats, etc.?

In fact, one of the latest trends in the bridal industry is wearing the Green Bride crown with pride. Here are a few helpful tips for having an environment-friendly wedding day!

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