Ready to Book Your Cancun & Riviera Maya Apple Vacation? Wait no more!

Did you ever see a game show where the contestant waits until the last minute to make a decision or hit the buzzer, and they wait so long they wind up with nothing?

I LOVE game shows and have found myself on more than one occasion screaming at the screen, “push the button!” or “take the deal!”

Many people wait to book their vacations, and yes, sometimes it works out and they catch a Last Minute Special – especially if they are very flexible. But that is not always the case.

I recently returned from my vacation in Cancun’s Riviera Maya. I was pleased to see that my resort was almost 100% full. And it was not the only one.

With this current cold weather, polar vortex, snow and ice across the US, people want to see the sun. And with Cancun being such an easy flight, the resorts I spoke to were doing very well.

Especially because of the cold, friends and family call me and asking, “when are the really low prices coming out?” and “when is the next big sale?” I keep telling them that if they want to book, go ahead and book now.

Don’t wait.

We have some amazing rates to Mexico (and the Caribbean of course) right on our website If you hesitate, the dates and resort you want might not be available for long. And prices can go up.

I was pricing out a vacation the other night and by the next morning, the same package price was $200 more per person! The hotel had sold all of the “sale rooms.”

So, thank you mother nature for making my job just a little bit easier right now. And go ahead and book that vacation to Mexico or the Caribbean right now, or you could truly be left in the cold.

Apple Vacations Cyber Monday Promo code just for YOU!


Apple Vacations has had a lot of requests for Promo Codes lately. If you missed the Black Friday offer, here is a new one just for Cyber Monday. It is valid starting at midnight EST.  Use Apple Vacations Cyber Monday Promo Code to take a Festive $50 off YOUR next Apple Vacation!  YOU have a whole year’s worth of dates to choose from.

The Promo Code is FESTIVE50

Enter this code at the time of check out and save up to $50.00 per couple off of our great SuperSale prices to Mexico, The Caribbean and Hawaii on YOUR Apple Vacation! That’s right, the Cyber Monday promo code can be added to our already great SuperSale rates for even more savings!


PICK YOUR DATE, YOUR DESTINATION, YOUR HOTEL, YOUR AIRLINE!  But hurry – it’s for bookings made 11/26/12 only. All bookings also have to be on-line only by you or your travel agent.


What destination are YOU going to choose?




Discount will be applied as $25.00 per adult fare on an air (charter and scheduled air) and hotel inclusive Apple Vacation or land only package of 4 nights or more.

Book 11/26/2012 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM EST.  On-Line bookings only. Travel 12/19/12-4/30/13 (Blackout dates: 3/16/13 – 3/31/13) to Mexico, The Caribbean or Hawaii. One discount can be applied per person on a booking. Offer not valid on group bookings, cancelled or expired bookings.
Promo code must be applied at the time of booking. Adjustments to past bookings or future bookings cannot be made. Promo code not valid on square deals.

Minimum 4 – night stay required.

Get Fit 2 Ski This Season

Photo Credit: Apple Vacations - Aspen


Unless you’ve been skiing in South America and New Zealand this summer, it’s less than 30 days until ski resorts will start opening around the world. Travelers will soon be arriving in their favorite mountain towns such as: Whistler, Park City, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Breckenridge, and Lake Tahoe. Avid skiers and snowboarders will be pulling out their gear for waxing and tuning. Hopefully, everyone has been staying active for the last 6-7 months and keeping their body in shape for the 2012-2013 ski season.

If not, then it is time to hit the mountains for some hiking or trail running. If you live in flatter regions then the elliptical machine would be the next best option. You want to make sure you are ready to be a weekend warrior from the beginning.

The best part of skiing is that it helps you exercise your entire body while having the time of your life. Building strength in certain muscle groups such as quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, inner and outer thighs, calves, abs, back and arms is very important.

So, let the countdown begin and get in the best shape you can before first tracks of opening day arrive.

Click here and Get Fit 2 Ski and save up to 35% off your 2012-2013 ski vacation!


Book Early, Save Big during the 2012-2013 Ski Season

When October hits I begin looking forward to the snowfall in the Wasatch Mountains surrounding my home in Salt Lake City, UT. Living and working 20 minutes from some of the best riding in the world at resorts like Solitude, Snowbird, Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort make winter months a time to get excited about. I’ll pull out my snowboard and start collecting all of my gear and start watching for deals on new gear. This year it will be a new pair of gloves.  

I also begin planning my ski vacations. Last year was all about Colorado. I was able to hit Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek in the same weekend. I also had a chance to ride at all of the resorts in Utah and visit Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort. This 2012-2013 ski season is about our neighbor to the north and my first trip to Whistler Blackcomb during the winter. I can’t wait to ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola and the 16 alpine bowls that make up the 8171 acre resort the largest in North America.


Photo Credit Matt Walker - Peak to Peak Test Gondola Unveiling


I am also planning to visit Aspen Snowmass with my industry friends from around the world for some spring skiing in March. I can’t wait to try the food at the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at the base. I’ve been hearing about the amazing mountain with over 64 miles of trails for many years and can’t wait to make my first visit this season!

Photo Credit Matt Walker - Friends enjoying Aspen Snowmass


Now is the perfect time to start planning your ski vacation. You want to book early so that you get the best savings and also get the best lodging options during popular travel times like Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day Weekend, and spring break.

Click here to book during our Book Early Save Big promotion!




Shopping for an Apple Vacation and want to know when to book?

Are you shopping around for an Apple Vacation and see a great price at a popular hotel and can’t decide what to do? Go ahead and book it! It may NOT be there tomorrow. Apple Vacations from time to time offers a one week, flash or 72 – hour sale for example. We are currently in the middle of a one – week sale to RIU Hotels and Resorts. And, it is truly a rate that expires at the end of the week.

RIU Hotels & Resorts go the extra mile to deliver the perfect ingredients for the perfect vacation...beautiful beachfront locations, upscale amenities and the highest level of personalized service.

I hear people say all the time “ I’m going to wait and see if the price goes down later”. Why take that chance?  It may not be available later, the seats may sell out, the hotel may sell out, or either of them can increase the rate at any time.  A better option is to book it and take AVOK plus with best price guarantee. If the rate happens to go down, you get a refund for the difference. Problem solved!

I always encourage people especially if they want a specific hotel, or have specific dates of travel to book as early as possible. With the new DOT rules, you also can place a 24 – hour courtesy hold on any air – inclusive vacation without penalty.



If you are a consumer or an agent, please go ahead and book a deal when you see it! So many times people call to say I want to book this offer, I saw it yesterday;  or I saw this price an hour ago, and it’s gone.  Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t delay, book your Apple Vacation today!





Apple Vacations Winter Savings Event Part II!

Here are some more specials  — I wanted to point out — with additional departure cities!

Iberostar Paraiso del Mar in Riviera Maya departing from Chicago for 3 nights from $599.99 effective 1/24, 1/31
Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios departing from Milwaukee for 4 nights from $799.99 effective 2/5-2/12, 2/26
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana departing from St. Louis for 3 nights from $649.99 effective 1/6-1/27
Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun in Riviera Maya departing from Detroit for 3 nights from $749.99 effective 2/2, 2/9
Riu Caribe in Cancun departing from Lansing for 7 nights from $799.99 effective 1/17, 1/19, 1/26
El Cozumeleno Beach Resort in Cozumel departing from Denver for 7 nights from $899.99 effective 2/3, 2/10
Gran Bahia Principe Coba in Riviera Maya departing from Minneapolis for 7 nights from $999.99 effective 2/7, 2/14

Book by January 20, 2011 for great values on these and other great winter vacations! The Apple Vacations Winter Savings Event makes fun in the sun more affordable than ever!  Check out or Ask an Agent!  for more great Apple Vacations.

It’s Apple Vacations Winter Savings Event!

imgThe Holidays are over and now it is time to plan your winter getaway!

Book by January 20, 2011 for great values on winter vacations! You can’t beat $499.99 for 3 all-inclusive nights including air, hotel, all meals, drinks and more! Plus, take advantage of value-added extras. The Apple Vacations Winter Savings Event makes fun in the sun more affordable than ever!

We are running a lot of ads across the U.S. featuring many hotels and destinations. We’ll make sure we post them all to our youtube page, so you can check them out.

One of the featured hotels is Now Resorts & Spas. Just look at these great rates at Now Sapphire!!!!
From BWI 3nts $799.99 (originally $1299.99) effective Jan 15,16,17,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31
From PHL 3nts $799.99 (originally $1299.99) effective Jan 27; Feb 3,10
From CLE 3nts $799.99 (originally $1299) effective Jan 27, Feb 3, 10
From PIT 3nts $799.99 (originally $1299) effective Jan 27, Feb 3, 10
From CVG 7nts $1099.99 (originally $1999.99) effective Jan 29, Feb 5, 12
From SWF 7nts $1099.99 (originally $1999.99) effective Feb 12, 19, 26
From CMH 7nts $1099.99 (originally $1999.99) effective Feb 20, 27; March 6

Stay tuned for our ads and more offers to be posted this week or click here for  more departure cities, destinations and dates.