How to Destination Wed like a High-Rolling Celeb

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Specialist

From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s beach bash to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Italian nuptials, celebrities are in love with destination weddings.

Tying the knot abroad isn’t just for the rich and famous though, even you could wed like a celeb without breaking the bank! Here are a few helpful hints when planning your star-studded affair.

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Brave Enough for a Cancun Whale Shark Tour?

Swimming alongside dolphins is a popular and safe adventure for vacationers in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

But what about sharks?

If you’re feeling brave, you can take part in a Whale Shark Tour! Watch and swim with enormous local Whale Sharks, a species of shark that got its name for being the size of some whales.

The best part about this excursion? Unless you’re plankton, there’s no need to fear!

 

Iselle & Julio Have Hawaii Surfers Riding High

While Iselle & Julio may be a rare (22 years to be exact) hiccup in the quest for vacation sun and sand, the back-to-back storms are also creating a dream playground and adventure for advanced surfers!

Beautiful South Shore on the Big Island of Hawaii is expecting giant waves. For the next few days, watch the live web cam now below!

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5 Ways to be the Coolest Destination Wedding Bride

Destination Weddings

Carolina and Patrick – Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa

Written by Courtney Bradley, AVDW Specialist

Being newly engaged and planning the perfect wedding may be a dream come true for most brides. It’s easy to get lost in the cake tasting and table arrangements, stressed over what the groomsmen, bridesmaids, even you are going to wear.

But breathe.

And while you take a time out, think about the people in your life who are helping to make your fairy tale a reality. From bridesmaids to guests and everyone in between, we’ll layout how you could be the coolest bride in town, while still getting everything you want on your special day.

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2015 Denver Broncos Calendar Shoot at Riu Palace Mexico

Denver Broncos Cheerleaders

Denver Broncos Cheerleaders at Riu Palace Mexico

From July 10th to 17th, 26 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and 14 staff members recently returned from beautiful Riu Palace Mexico in Riviera Maya. There, Riu Palace, Xcaret Park and Isla Mujeres played the backdrop for the team’s 2015 Swimsuit Calendar photoshoot.

Apple Vacations & Riu Hotels and Resorts will be included in the Making of the Denver Broncos Cheerleading Calendar special, which airs on Wednesday, September 24th.

The calendar is scheduled to be released at the end of August!

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Gems of Riviera Maya: Now Jade & Now Sapphire

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Jade Riviera Cancun are truly “gems” in Riviera Maya.

Aside from their reputation of being family-friendly, fun and boasting luxurious accommodations, what makes these two resorts so special is that they are consistently included in great all-inclusive package deals!

They are both very unique and yet both provide wonderful vacation spots for the whole family. Here are my favorite things about each resort. Continue reading

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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