Even travel agents have a list of places they have always dreamed of going. My “bucket list” is very long and varied, and I promise you, someday I will see the world.
Travel is a passion, I love my job, I love helping people plan a dream vacation, the only problem is that I want to see the entire world! When I’m talking to a customer about their vacation I drool over the brochures with them and dream about taking my next vacation there as well.
My list runs from the somewhat affordable to the luxury trip of a lifetime. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share some of those dreams and maybe inspire your vacation plans!
I absolutely love Mexico! It is my favorite place to visit and I dream of living there someday! I would love to serve drinks at a tiki bar on the beach. The strangest part, I have never been to Cancun. I have traveled to Cabo San Lucas about eight times and I love it! And Puerto Vallarta trip number three is this fall. Next year is Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Riviera Maya, Mexico – El Dorado Casitas Royale
The El Dorado Casitas Royale is one of Conde Nast Travelers top 100 hotels in the world! The minute I heard about the El Dorado Royale and the swim up Jacuzzi suites, it made it to the bucket list!
A few of the many reasons I must stay here:
1) Swim-up Jacuzzi suites. Imagine lounging on your terrace in a hammock, enjoying a fruity umbrella drink, then walking down a couple of steps, and relaxing in the lazy river that runs by your room.
2) Gourmet inclusive. Includes superb cuisine, beach beds for two, full service concierge, premium beverages, and cocktails made from top shelf liquors.
3) Spa treatments. Need I say more?
And considering how awesome this place is, the price isn’t too bad. I’m definitely making it happen in 2011!
The Seychelles Islands
Located in the Indian Ocean, I first heard of the Seychelles when I attended the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France. The Seychelles and Maldives are off of the coast of Africa and are truly two of the most beautiful places I’ve ever dreamed of. The water is some of the clearest in the entire world!
Why Seychelles? It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world to enjoy sailing, snorkeling, fishing, relaxing, and is also one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. There is something for everyone in the Seychelles. Those who would like to venture out can visit Mahe’s Victoria, the capital, for its numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, casinos, and discover the graciousness of the people of Seychelles, known as Seychellois. Or you may want to enjoy the many romantic beaches, tropical gardens, or exciting water sports that await you!
Stay tuned for our next bucket list feature, or let us help you plan a vacation from your own bucket list!
Kimberly Roche, CTIE
About Kim Roche
Kim Roche serves as the Business Development Manager of AurTravel. Responsible for the development and growth of AurTravel’s corporate, incentive, and group travel business as well as marketing the services of the agency’s newest division, Amazing Honeymoons, Kim has over 23 years of experience in the travel industry, including 13 spent in sales and management capacities. Kim holds numerous designations and certifications, including Certified Travel Consultant (CTE), Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE), Western Europe Specialist, and Disney Specialist.