Destination: Negril, Jamaica
Resort: Riu Palace Tropical Bay
The Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel is located on Negril Beach, one of Jamaica's most stunning locations. This 24-Hour All-Inclusive hotel is one of the best hotels in Negril, thanks to its brand new complete renovation, comprehensive facilities and the exclusive services that characterize RIU Hotels & Resorts.
In its more than 400 rooms, you'll find all the comforts you need, like a minibar, satellite TV, a safe, beverage dispensers, a coffee machine, and a balcony or terrace. Plus, the 24-hour room service this all-inclusive hotel in Negril offers means that you'll have everything you need during your stay with them.
Destination: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Resort: The Fives Azul Beach
Bring out your inner child (or your real one) and inner foodie when visiting The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen By Karisma – a AAA Four Diamond Award resort! This Gourmet Inclusive playground will bring out the playful side of everyone. At the same time, The Fives Azul Beach's luxurious accommodations and impeccable service will satisfy the most discriminating adult tastes. At The Fives Plaza, you’ll discover trendy shops, live entertainment, restaurants and bars. Then make your way down to the white sand beach, where swim-up bars, waterfront activities and gourmet a la carte eateries satiate even the heartiest appetite for food and fun.
This year, Romance Travel Group’s Cathy Westereng had the pleasure to tour the Tuscany region in Italy with one of our favorite Italian partners. “We walked Renaissance squares, made pasta from scratch and tasted wine at centuries-old vineyards! And the best part? I never once felt like a tourist,” says Cathy.
“One of my favorite memories from this trip, I have to say, was a wine tasting near Pienza, Italy. Pienza is located in the untouched Val d’Orcia region – a scenic valley about 2 hours from Florence. First, we toured the historic vineyard -- walking among the grape vines. Next, we enjoyed a private tasting with the winery owner. Even better, this epic tasting was inside the cellar where the wine ages! I was in heaven.”
What made this experience even more special for Cathy was the chance to do it with a local guide. She was so thrilled to share this gorgeous area that so few Americans know about. “As our day came to a close, I glanced out over the Tuscan wine country -- the sun dipping behind the hills -- and said under my breath: "This is the real Italy."
Who’s ready to savor the real Italy? Cathy is here to make your Italian dream a lived reality. Contact Cathy at Cathy@RomanceTravelGroup.com or 952-583-5033 to book your Italy experience today!
Hilltop Monteriggioni is tucked near Siena. The town of Monteriggioni is actually a medieval walled castle – topped in stone towers. Perched above a green valley, Monteriggioni was built between in the 13th century. Intact towers and two gates crown this castle-city’s rock walls.
RADDA IN CHIANTI
This tiny gem of a town is framed by stone ramparts. Easily reachable from Siena or Florence, Radda in Chianti offers up meandering medieval streets and scenic views of the Tuscan wine country. Located near some of Tuscany’s main roads, Radda in Chianti makes for a stunning stop a day of wine-tasting.
Pienza is an icon of Renaissance design and architecture. Located in the lush Val d’Orcia region, Pienza is framed by green valleys, sunflower fields and rolling vineyards. From here, travelers can enjoy a day trip the hilltop jewel of Montalcino or spend the day sipping Brunello wine.
P.S. Contact Cathy@RomanceTravelGroup.com to make your own Tuscan dream a reality. Ready to plan an Italian honeymoon? Get started now! Ciao, ciao!