Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Best Family Reunion Vacation Destinations

For a lot of families, selecting a destination for a family reunion can be tough.  There's a lot to think about.  The location, the date, the food, entertainment, etc.  There are a lot of people to please and of course no one wants to let anyone down.  But family  vacations are all about being together, as a family!  So we are here to give you some advice on planning your next family reunion.

Have a game plan!
Grab a couple other family members if you can, and map out your plan.  Select a few areas that people may be interested in and then hold a family poll on facebook or email for quick responses.  This can help narrow down your destination and get everyone's input.

Book early!
You can certainly get away with throwing together a last minute family reunion, however due to high demand of accommodations, we always recommend booking ahead.  If you have a large family, it's a whole lot easier to find a place that can accommodate all of your guests if you book early.  We have had families of up to 100 people needing accommodations which takes some advance planning. 

Plan activities
This can be a little tough, as families are very diverse!  Try and plan a few activities that everyone can participate in.  Schedule one or two meals together, a nice picnic, a trip to the shopping area, a boat excursion, sightseeing trip, to the movies, and so on.  There are several activities you can do to include everyone, yet give people the freedom to choose their own activities.

Keep the kids happy
We all now that the little ones can get terribly bored and terribly whiny at times.  Try and plan enough for the kids to keep busy!  Swimming, going on a hiking adventure, riding a trolley, playing in the game room.   Even throwing movie nights in someone's condo every night will keep them happy.  Just don't forget the popcorn! 

If you aren't sure where to plan your family reunion, here are our top family reunion destinations!  We've had countless successful family reunions in each destination(and more destinations too).

Disney and Orlando, Florida areas
Disney-area vacation rentals for family reunions















Outer Banks of North Carolina
Outer Banks, North Carolina vacation rentals
  














Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe family reunion accommodations















Sevierville, Tennessee
Family vacation cabins in Sevierville, Tennessee















Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores vacation rentals
Of course we have thousands of more destinations for your family reunion!  If you need help finding the perfect place for your family reunion, contact our travel specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 70,000  vacation rental properties in over 103 countries and 6,600 cities.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Best Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean

After all the celebrating, many couples get to go on their highly anticipated honeymoon!  But, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to plan a honeymoon.  So we are here to help!  If you are looking for a honeymoon in the Caribbean, we have some great tips for you.  The Caribbean offers some of the best weather year-round, gorgeous beaches, much needed relaxation, and some fun too!  Just think, soon you will be sitting on the beach watching the sunset with your loved one!  Cheers!

The Bahamas
Bahamas resort vacation rental, great for honeymoons!
This fantastic chain of islands just southeast of Florida is very popular for honeymooners because of its close distance to the United States and for its beautiful beaches.  Another perk,  island hopping!  Stay at one island, and hop to the rest!  You can take a boat ride or a short plane ride to the other islands for the day, or why not split your trip up and stay on more than one island?  With some of the most beautiful blue green waters, and the tranquility people are looking for, the Bahamas is top on the list!

Resort style vacation rental in the Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman
This island is the largest of the Cayman Islands and thus, it is the most visited.  It also has some of the most clear water around, making it a great destination for those who want to swim with the sea life!  One of the most popular activities is swimming with the stingrays.  Don't worry, they are very friendly!  Honeymooners will love relaxing on the beach, going for walks along the beach, and visiting some of the hotspots for dinning and drinks!

Punta Cana
Punta Cana honeymoon accommodations
Located on the Easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is known for it's beautiful Caribbean Sea water.  The water in Punta Cana is warm and tranquil, perfect for swimming!  It also has some of the best golf courses in the World.  So if golfing is on your list, you might want to try Punta Cana.  If golf isn't your thing, spend your days on the beautiful beach with your loved one, take a day trip around the island, and check out some of the great nightlife the island has to offer.

Now that you have seen some of the top destinations for honeymoons in the Caribbean, we hope you are even more excited for your wedding and honeymoon!  Not sure what honeymoon destination is right for you?  Check out over 70,000 vacation rental properties around the world for more ideas!  If you aren't sure where to travel, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their honeymoon! 

PerfectPlaces.com has over 70,000  vacation rental properties in over 103 countries and 6,600 cities.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.