5 Romantic Experiences To Add To Your Bucket List

Are you tired of the same old dinner and a movie “date night”? Has your idea of romance turned into nothing more than a few hours without the kids and a bottle of wine at the local restaurant? Change it up this year and try one of these exciting and intimate activities that’ll be sure to bring out the fire in your relationship!

A Night Out In Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone

Puerto Vallarta Romantic ZoneAlso known as Old Town, Vallarta’s Romantic Zone is paved with cobblestone streets, boutique shops, and quaint restaurants and cafes that embody the true essential of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a traditional dinner, followed by strolling through art galleries and stopping in the local bars for a cocktail. If you’re seeking an authentic experience of Mexican culture with your significant other, look no further than the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Puerto Vallarta

Watching The Sunrise On Mount Haleakala

Haleakala SunriseLocated on the island of Maui, Mount Haleakala stands 10,000ft above sea level towering over the clouds below. These conditions give way to spectacular sunrises for those willing to make the morning trek. Be sure to grab a cup of locally brewed Hawaiian coffee and a blanket for you to snuggle up next to your partner.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Maui

A Barefoot Sunset Dinner In Aruba

Barefoot Aruba RestaurantScattered across the white sand beaches of Aruba are dozens of restaurants that offer barefoot dining. Sit back and watch the sun set while the only thing between you and your partner is a gentle ocean breeze. And if you’re wondering, the answer is “Yes”: food and cocktails do taste better when the sand’s between your toes.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Aruba

An Over-The-Water Cabana In Riviera Cancun

Over pool cabanaExperience Riviera Cancun in luxury with the all-new over-pool cabana suites at Secrets Silversands. After pampering yourself with a variety of spa treatments and massages at the world-class Spa by Pevonia, retreat back to your lavish cabana for some relaxation before a romantic candle-lit dinner or a night on the town.

Flight and Vacation Packages To Secrets Silversands

Find A Secret Beach On St. Martin

St. Martin Secret BeachThe Dutch and French Island is littered with hundreds of secret beaches that can only be accessed by water. Rent a sunfish or a kayak for a romantic day of secret beach-hopping and soaking up the rays on your own private stretch of sand. Bring a lunch, your favorite drink, and a blanket for an intimate picnic for just the two of you.

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THE PARTY PACK Celebrate In Style

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn
The holidays can be full of beautiful surprises, especially when traveling to new places with new adventures scheduled.

But, not all celebrations can go as planned. Fortunately, there are essentials you can prepare to ring in the new year with success. Pack these stylish wear-anywhere items for wherever this season’s’ festivities take you. From ugly sweaters to sequins and sparkles, you’ll be ready-set to keep the spirit bright in front of the fire or laying beachside…

A Casual Chic Christmas…

CasualChic XMAS- B1Party Place: The May Fair London
Items Links: Replay Blazer | TumiTegra Lite | Kate Spade Keds | NIKE Air Max | Sakroots Travel Case | Classic Flannel Set | Hobo Abrielle | Sequin Uggs

Mix/Match and be Merry
MM Merry, B2Party Place: Riu Plaza Panama
Items Links: Eliza J Skirt | Roxie Ankle-Tie Pumps | Minimercengy | Alexis Leona Dress | Carlene Bow Pumps | NARS Jungle Red | Gabi Dress | Atelje Jask Sandal | Pointsettia Drops Earrings

Winter by the Waves

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 3.35.41 PMParty Place: Melia Nassau Beach
Item Links: Linen and Sequin Tote | Le Specs | Petalo by M. Gemi | Snake Print Maxi | Gigi Burris Hat | River Island Wrap Suit | Beats Wireless | Sonix Bahamas Phone Case

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.



I have a Secret … well lots of them. And no, it is not that I am happy it is back to school time! OK … maybe a little. It’s actually Secret’s Resorts & Spas. The newest resort is opening this fall – WELCOME SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya opens November 1, 2015 and it makes the perfect vacation if you are looking for an adult escape! The resort is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along those beautiful white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.

The resort is one hour south of the Cancun airport and will open with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views.

This brand new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque vacation, complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury® experience.


Welcome cocktail and cool towel

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day

Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages

Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily

24-hour room and concierge services

Pool and beach wait service

Non-motorized water sports

Open-air theatre

Fitness center

Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

Internet access

Expansive oceanfront infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

All taxes and gratuities

So if the kids are heading back to school (or already there), or if you are looking for a romantic couples vacation, girls getaway or relaxing time at the spa; make sure you look to the new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. We all deserve a little “me” time and this is the perfect place.

For more details click here –> http://applev.ac/1Sk7Bao


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Puerto Vallarta – Enhance the Experience

Puerto Vallarta has become a hugely popular international vacation destination.  Somehow, it magically combines all that is wonderful about Mexico; its people, its diverse cultures and architecture, its sheer beauty and its food and drink! From the bustling old village to the plush resorts of Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer. So when I visited last September, I knew I was going to have a lot of “MUST- DO” activities.  Without question I knew I was going to the Malecon. I wanted to take a walk on the cobblestone streets and visit the iconic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is on nearly every post card from Puerto Vallarta.  I made a promise to myself that I would really embrace this destination and get out of the resort. I usually opt for the infinity pool or nice spot on the beach under a palapa. Not this time – I booked 3 excursions during my 4 day trip. (Plus a spa treatment at Pevonia while I was at Secrets Vallarta Bay).

Small Fishing town

Sayulita – Small Fishing & Surf town

My first excursion was to a fishing town on the coast of Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit/Nuevo Vallarta. We drove alongside the Banderas Bay, the Sierra Madre Mountains and arrived in Sayulita. It’s a laidback seaside surfer town. While walking around I saw tortillas being made from scratch for fresh fish tacos, visited a shop with some majorly cool Day of the Dead gear and had a piña colada on the beach while I watched blue-green waves crash in front of me.  Excursion #1, success!


Turtle Release

Turtle Release in Puerto Vallarta

It’s not just tourists that like the beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Sea turtles love them, too. I couldn’t wait to check out the Turtle Release at Dreams Villamagna Resort & Spa – Here’s how it worked…. A staff member explained how to handle the turtles with care. Everyone lined up parallel to the ocean and was instructed to walk 3 feet toward the water. Everyone was to release their turtle and step back to watch. It was hard not to smile as everyone observed these tiny turtles make their landmark journey to the sea. Excursion #2, success!


For my last excursion, I really got out of my comfort zone! I swallowed my fears and tried to brace myself for what I just agreed to with the Canopy Tour – Ziplining!  I could handle riding a mule back up the hill, it was getting down the hill on a metal wire that was freaking me out! O.M.G. I was so nervous, excited and filled with adrenaline at the same time.

Puerto Vallarta Ziplining

Puerto Vallarta Ziplining

“fly through a thrilling series of zip-lines, rappel down waterfalls, traverse jungle bridges and finally splash through streams and natural river pools. With some of Mexico’s highest and longest zip-lines, at almost 1,000 ft long and 250 ft high, it’s no wonder we call it one the greatest adventures on earth.” -Amstardmc.com

I still can’t believe I actually went through with it! But I have proof. Excursion #3, success!

Needless to say – I LOVE PUERTO VALLARTA. I highly recommend going and I can’t wait to go back. But please take my advice; get out of the resort and experience all of what this destination has to offer!

Breathless Punta Cana Opening Event – Photo Blog

Check out exclusive photos from Breathless Punta Cana opening celebration! Keep an eye out for the President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick and DJ Rhiannon. Looks like it was a great party!


Greetings from Sunny Puerto Vallarta!

Puerto Vallarta is a popular Apple Vacations destination.  It is about to become increasingly more popular with Apple Vacationers, as this winter we’ll  make it easier to get there from many popular U.S. gateways! Apple Vacations will offer NEW service from New York’s JFK and Philadelphia in addition to  flights from Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, together they provide an exotic backdrop and unique blend of culture, old world charm and nature at its finest.   It is a stunning destination.  Puerto Vallarta’s sunny weather is ideal for vacation planning with average temperatures in the mid-eighties year–round.

In addition to beautiful hotels, colonial architecture, and, of course, nice beaches, Puerto Vallarta has many unique features which keep visitors returning year after year.  A seasonal immensely popular favorite in Puerto Vallarta is Whale Watching.  Vacationers can watch whales up close in Banderas Bay from December through April.  It is a thrilling excursion which many destinations simply can’t offer, and many people schedule their Puerto Vallarta vacation during this time frame to ensure they can experience this marvel.   A year–round favorite in Puerto Vallarta is strolling The Malecon. The Malecon is where you can find open air cafés, boutiques, art galleries, local entertainment, dining and unique gifts.   When the sun goes down the nightclubs open and The Malecon is a fun evening attraction as well.

Puerto Vallarta is comprised of two major resort areas – Puerto Vallarta to the south and Riviera Nayarit to the north. Within each, you’ll find a unique destination with its very own personality and charm.  Stay tuned to this blog over the next few weeks as we point out some of the highlights of this enchanted destination from hotel reviews, to excursions to shopping tips. Apple Vacations Sales team just got back and gave me great information to tell you about!

Phillies Baseball Phans, are you ready for an All-Inclusive Phancation?

philliesLogoApple Vacations, a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Phillies, invites you on an all-inclusive Phancation to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun hosted by Scott Palmer, the Phillie Phanatic and some of your favorite Phillies VIPs and players this Winter. Take off with Apple Vacations and the Philadelphia Phillies for some – Phun in the Sun – in Cancun’s Riviera Maya. Spend a week enjoying the sunshine, sugar-white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

With Apple Vacations Phun in the Sun Phancation, It’s ALL included!

Prices start at $1499 per person for a full week including:

– Non- stop, round-trip flight on the Phillies Express to Cancun
– Deluxe unlimited luxury hotel accommodations at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
– ALL meals, drinks, tips and transfers in resort.
– Phancation group photo, gift, private beach parties and games with the Phillies players and VIPs and more!

That’s right, for one affordable price – it’s all included on Apple Vacations’ Phancation!

What could be more fun than a week in the sun in the winter with your favorite Phillies players?

For more details, log on to applevacations.com/phillies. Space is limited!

*Based on double occupancy, includes gov’t taxes & fees. Price is per person from Philadelphia International on Frontier Airlines. 7 nights depart January 5, 2014. Price will vary for other departure cities. Phillies Players and VIP’s are subject to change.