It’s the Little Things – Small Touches that Make a Big Impact

11 Aug 2022

  Aside from the visual aesthetic, what makes a hotel stand out to you? For us at Acendas Vacations, it’s the little things – the special touches hotels and resorts include for their guests to ensure their stays are even more memorable. That’s where hotel amenities come in. Varying by property type, amenities comprise anything beyond the basics of room, bathroom, and clean, safe surroundings.... View Article

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Travel Advisor Spotlight: Kristen Hosek Walker

21 Jul 2022

    Mark Twain once said, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Acendas Vacations travel advisor, Kristen Hosek Walker, lives by those words, literally and figuratively. Since graduating from International Air Academy in 1991, Kristen’s 31-year career in the travel industry has thrived, though you could say she’s never worked at all! Read... View Article

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — for a Cruise

07 Jun 2022

Beginning in late November, Christmas markets transform the main squares of cities across Europe into a winter wonderland. Wooden huts adorned with twinkling lights and boughs of holly line the streets. A blend of mulled wine and fresh pretzels fills the air. It’s a whole experience filled with sounds, smells, visuals, and the kind of Christmas spirit born from centuries of history and tradition Since... View Article

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Will Travel for Food

17 May 2022

You’ve heard the old saying, “getting there is half the fun.” Well, in our experience, eating there is the other half! If you’re a foodie looking for the ultimate cuisine-inspired experience, might we suggest a luxury cruise to satisfy your palate? The dining found aboard a luxury cruise liner rates among some of the best dining experiences worldwide. Offerings range from traditional dining rooms to... View Article

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“Good things come in small packages.”

20 Apr 2022

At Acendas Vacations, we believe that travel can come in many shapes and sizes. And while we love the grandiose resorts, we understand that certain moments in life call for a more intimate setting – a time dedicated to cultivating a sense of closeness to both the destination and those traveling alongside you. If you are searching for such an experience, we invite you to consider... View Article

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Best Tips for a Great Alaskan Experience

11 Mar 2022

  We all have a unique and diverse bucket list when it comes to travel. But one place seems to be on just about everyone’s bucket list. It should come as no surprise that it’s none other than glorious Alaska. Whether you’re looking to wade knee-deep in a river salmon fishing or experience the glaciers from the deck of your cabin, everyone seems to have... View Article

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Our Travel Advisors Share Their Favorite Destinations

08 Feb 2022

What’s your favorite vacation destination? For some people, that’s an easy question. Others may need time to reflect, compare the pros and cons, and narrow it down to just one favorite. And some haven’t yet found it (though we’ll bet they’re having fun as they seek it out).  But what exactly makes a destination worthy of being a favorite? At Acendas Vacations, we’ve heard a... View Article

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The Pocket Travel App – Boosting Happiness One Download at a Time!

06 Jan 2022

When does your vacation begin? Once you’ve passed security, settled into your seat, and the aircraft doors have closed? Or is it when you check in to your hotel room? More than likely, the experience begins long before that. According to a 2019 study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life about the connection between anticipation and happiness, it was revealed that... View Article

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The Value of a Travel Advisor: Knowledge is Power

16 Dec 2021

We’ve all been there – you wake up to a small, seemingly minor health ailment. Against your better judgment, you find yourself on WebMD.com, investigating every possible reason. Before you know it, you’ve spent two hours researching the potentially life-threatening causes of a sore throat, and you’re left wondering if you should rush to the emergency room. If we have learned anything in the wake... View Article

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All-inclusive Resorts: How to Pick the Right One for You

18 Nov 2021

It’s a question that gets asked often: What is an all-inclusive resort, exactly? On the surface, the answer is simple. All-inclusive resorts are properties in vacation destinations where most of the main elements of the trip are pre-paid. However, not all all-inclusive resorts are the same, and some packages include more things than others.  All-inclusive resorts are mostly found in Mexico and specific islands in... View Article

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