National Plan a Vacation Day: Acendas Dreams Part 2

01 Feb 2017

Here at Acendas Travel, we believe that every day should be “National Plan a Vacation Day!”

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t let their workday mind wander to a soft sandy beach or a breezy mountain summit? Or picture themselves sitting at a streetside cafe in Paris, sipping wine and watching the beautiful people stroll by?

They say that anticipation is half of the fun when looking forward to a vacation, so why miss out on a good time?

In part two of our feature about “National Plan a Vacation Day,” we return to our coworkers here at Acendas Travel and ask more about their vacation dreams.

Maldives over-water resort

The Maldives

Corporate Account Manager Kelsey Pulley, when asked where she would go if she suddenly found she had 8-10 days of unused vacation time, immediately responded with “the Maldives!” Understanding that it would take a minimum of 24 hours of flight time each way, she would still choose to visit these unique tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, known for their luxurious over-water resorts, secluded beaches and gourmet food. “My cousin, who has been everywhere in the world, just honeymooned in the Maldives and she fell absolutely in love with the islands,” Kelsey gushed.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand


Nick Tuttle, also an Account Manager with Acendas, has been yearning to visit Thailand. “It’s been on my bucket list forever,” said Nick. “I really want to experience both the big city of Bangkok and the surrounding exotic countryside and I’d also like to get to know the people and eat some great Thai food.”

Ashford Castle, Ireland


Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is at the top of Stephanie Clifton’s list. She is Director of Meetings and Incentives at Acendas and has working relationships with several Irish manor and castle hotels in Ireland. “I’d start in Dublin, hire a driver and then go visit each of these charming hotels throughout the country.”

Paradise Beach on beautiful island South Water Caye – Belize


Martie Harter, receptionist with Acendas, did not have to think twice about her plans. Having formerly worked for Sporting KC, she is a huge soccer fan and dreams of going to Belize to watch a big game, and of course, get in some quality beach time as well.

As for myself, I’ve been lucky to have already seen much of the world. But when I start dreaming of an 8-10 day vacation in my future, I picture myself in a small beachside village along the Pacific coast of Mexico. Nothing fancy. Just a simple bungalow on the beach, with a hammock hanging between two palm trees, lots of books, friendly neighbors and plenty of really good, authentic Mexican food paired with an assortment of nice cold beverages.

Why not start making your vacation plans a reality by talking with an Acendas Travel Advisor today? Wherever you dream of going in the world, Acendas would love to make it happen for you.