Haunted Travel Destinations

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Apple Vacations offers travelers more than 40 destinations, all with their own colorful legends and histories. For those wanting to explore the chilling and mysterious side of these destinations, here are some haunted travel options courtesy of Apple Vacations:

Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

Perhaps the most famous haunted destination in the Caribbean is the Rose Hall Great House in Jamaica. This landmark Georgian mansion sits high on a hill in Montego Bay with sweeping views of the ocean. In the early 1800s, it was owned by Annie Palmer, whose three husbands died suspiciously. Countless slaves also met their death due to her torture. The locals called her The White Witch due to her voodoo practices. Today, Annie, who was killed in her bed in a slave uprising in the 1830s, has been seen walking the halls of the Great House. Learn all about Annie during Apple Vacations’ Bewitched Tour, as guides tell the chilling stories by candlelight.

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, HI

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, HI

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is a well-known hot spot for supernatural activity. For over 15 years, Oahu Ghost Tours has operated creepy and haunted guided tours across the island. Explore the ancient stories of the Hawaiian history and culture, the ghostly side of downtown Honolulu, and ceremonial events at native sites. Be sure to bring a camera! Many guests have observed unexplained orbs and events at these sites.

The original Pirates of the Caribbean

The original Pirates of the Caribbean

While Nassau, Bahamas might be known for modern hotels and colorful casinos, you can learn all about its pirate history on the Historic Tour of Nassau City. Perhaps the most notorious pirate was Blackbeard, who would terrorize sailors on the Atlantic and Caribbean in the 1700s. Nassau was a famous pirate hideout during this time, and it’s said that Blackbeard himself haunts the Old Fort of Nassau.

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Plaza de Catredal, Havana, Cuba

Step back in time and visit the historic Plaza de la Catedral in Old Havana, Cuba. Witnesses have reported seeing a nun on the roof of the Cathedral. At times, she floats off the roof onto the streets of the Plaza and walks toward bystanders only to disappear as she gets closer.

Between the real pirates of the Caribbean, the mighty, but violent, legacies of the Aztec and Mayan Indians, and the ancient stories of native Hawaiians, Apple Vacations’ portfolio is full of locations with mystical and/or spooky tales. Book your vacation package today!

Havana Nights, Honeymoon Style

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Cuba Dayz

SHOP THIS STYLE

Walk it, read it, watch it – learn about the history and experience the ins and outs of vintage Havana.

1. Free People 2. Imoshion Reversible Bag 3. Gabby Sandal 4. Eralise Sandal 5. Wayfarers 6. Bikini Top / Bottom 7. Espadrilles 8. Blouse with Belt 9. Self-Portrait Off-Shoulder Top 10. Crochet Knit Pant

I would normally say that by a certain age (in your 30’s) it’s time to retire your neon colored clothes, any over-sized prints or outdated fits. However, when traveling to a “dated” destination like Cuba, it’s not only acceptable to make the old new again, it’s actually the style there. Bright lights and antique buildings, we’re dressing up and cruisin’ round this 50’s city…

As if you’ve traveled back to the future in Cuba, the cars, paint and architecture are original, yet worn. There is a sweet charm with strong character there. And, some of the best things have yet to change like the decor, the dancing, music, food scene and personality!

To me, Cuba is a dream destination for a couple; there is nothing sexier than dancing the night away with your partner, listening to the local jazz band by a beach cafe or sipping on Cuba Libres after an antique car tour around town.

Don’t just enjoy the ride, play along. Take advantage of the style warp and bring your most flavorful wardrobe. Here are some outfit ideas and essentials that will liven up your style and thrive in the streets of Havana during your stay*.

*This same wardrobe will also pack well for your overnight in Miami, the other city of neon nights…

Havana Nights

SHOP THESE LOOKS
1. Hat, Crochet Dress, Jealous Games Shades, Slingback Kitten Heel
2. Head Scarf, Razer Dress, Gladiator Peep Pump
3. Deco Etro Hat, Havana Dancing Dress, Multi-Scarf, Schutz Sandal

And, remember to take more pictures to remember the experience, the life and style as it remains.

*All stock and availability above may vary so book and buy now or find similar items and style inspiration here: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Stylist Melissa Lynn has more than 15+ years in the industry with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. SML has styled television appearances and music videos, viral and print advertising campaigns, red carpets, editorial shoots + look books.

Her work has been featured on major television shows and publications like Cosmopolitan, Dazed Magazine, LA Times, MTV and she contributes expert opinion for fashion news leaders such as Luxury Daily and TheHauteMess.com.

Apple Vacations “People to People” Trip in Cuba!

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I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba on a “People to People” trip.

With the recent relaxation of regulations to obtain required licenses for travel to Cuba, the island nation has become more available to eager travelers from the United States. On our trip, we visited several different regions of the country, starting in Trinidad, then on to Cienfuegos (both in central Cuba). We also visited Havana and Old Havana (both in western Cuba).

It was an unforgettable experience and I can’t wait to share my blogs with you, including travel tips and highlights of each region.

First off, my overall impressions and favorite experiences in Cuba.

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72 Hour Sale: Yes, you CAN  … CUN!  

Secrets the Vine

Secrets the Vine Cancun

Calling all procrastinators and those of you who just love a last-minute deal!

Apple Vacations is launching a 3-Day Sale TODAY. WOW – The rates are amazing, especially if you can travel in June. Cancun and Riviera Maya really have some hot, hot deals. But don’t worry, Punta Cana, Aruba, Curacao, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Nassau, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Ixtapa, Huatulco, and St. Thomas are also all included!

Book: 6/9/15 – 6/11/15
Travel: 6/10/15 – 9/30/15

Just imagine: You can be sitting with your toes in the sand, gazing at the sea, under a palapa, with a frosty beverage this month.

So, who’s in?

If you are, contact your favorite travel agent or Click here to pick out your Apple Vacation! That’s right – Click, Book, GO!

Welcome to June! The month of Weddings, Weddings, Weddings!

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Winter is officially over.

The weather is nice (but not too hot) and it is one of the most popular times of year for weddings and honeymoons. With so many choices of both destinations and resorts in the “Adults Only” category, I wanted to share two of my absolute favorites for destination weddings and honeymoons.

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Philadelphia Eagles Alum Return From Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana!

Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17) at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana.

Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17) at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana.

The NFL draft is upon us.

And in Philadelphia, there has been plenty of speculation about where the Philadelphia Eagles are going to ultimately pick and which players will be a member of the Eagles by the end of the weekend.

Apple Vacations works with several of the NFL teams on come-along trips and calendar shoots, so we often follow teams from season-to-season. Over the years we’ve had the honor of hosting two local legends in resort – Eagles pro–bowl wide receivers, Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17). Both are still very active in the Philadelphia sports community.

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Summer Fun for EVERYONE with Apple Vacations & Riu Palace St. Martin!  

Riu Palace St. Martin

Riu Palace St. Martin

Ready to relax, unwind and enjoy some family time?

With so many resorts to choose from in Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and The Caribbean, we wanted to highlight some unique resorts for Summer Fun  2015. Consider taking your next Apple Vacation to The Riu Palace St. Martin*.

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