Starship Concert in Cancun with K-HITS Chicago and WCSX Detroit

Apple Vacations partnered with K-HITS Chicago and WCSX Detroit to bring Starship to Riviera Cancun! Starship performed live from Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort on February 3rd, with over 300 people in attendance. The band played some of its greatest hits, like “We Built This City,” “Somebody to Love” and “Sarah.”

Dave Fogel from K-HITS Morning Show, broadcasted live from Moon Palace during the week of Feb 2nd. WCSX Afternoon Host, Doug Podell, also broadcasted live throughout the week. Fans from both stations traveled with the radio DJs, enjoyed the resort broadcasts, and attended the Starship concert at the resort. A big thanks to Moon Palace for partnering to make this trip possible!

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Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya Time Change

Cancun Time Change

Apple Vacations has received notice that on Feb. 1, 2015 at 2 a.m., the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya, will change clocks to Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Local time in destination for all arriving and departing flights will move forward one hour. Departure and arrival times in the US will not be affected.

The change does not apply to the rest of Mexico nor to the state of Yucatan.

Apple Vacations and the airlines are in the process of making adjustments to flight times in their systems to reflect this change. In the meantime, Apple Vacationers should confirm their return hotel transfer and departure flight time with their local Apple Vacations Representative in resort.

Iberostar, Cancun Win Big at 2014 Golden Apple Awards

Backdrop at the Golden Apple Awards 2014

Backdrop at the Golden Apple Awards 2014

On Monday night at the famed Art Institute of Chicago, dignitaries from all across the travel industry came together for the 2014 Golden Apple Awards, hosted by Apple Vacations.

2014 Crystal Apple Awards

Award for Best All-Inclusive – Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Best Staff & Service – Mexico — Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Best Staff & Service – Caribbean — Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection

Best Staff & Service – Central America — Riu Palace Costa Rica

Best Staff & Service – Hawaiian Islands — Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Best All-Inclusive Family Resort — Iberostar Playa Mita

Best Hotel Chain — Secrets Resorts & Spas

Best Destination — Cancun

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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!

 

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

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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