2 Great Reasons Why It’s Okay To Take  A Mommy & Daddy Trip

2 Great Reasons Why It’s Okay To Take A Mommy & Daddy Trip

2 Great Reasons Why It’s Okay To Take
 A Mommy & Daddy Trip   

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes mommy with the baby carriage…and everything changes! You go from being a couple to being a family. Then maybe another one comes along… and you are the typical family with 2.5 kids, the minivan, sleepless nights or just interrupted sleep, the family pet, the errands, the dinners, the soccer games, the doctors appointments, the school plays, the field trips, the never ending questions from 4 year old…should I go on?

The love and the attention that you give to your children is beyond measure and as loving parents we are more than happy to do for them, right? What else is happening to the couple you are still a part of while all of this (life) is going on? Oh yes… you are still a “couple”.

I am giving you permission to get a sitter, call the grandparents and get the hell out of that routine and take a trip as a couple.

I have 2  GREAT reasons why you MUST take Mommy and Daddy trips

1-     Reboot.

What happens when our phones and computers get stuck? What do we do? REBOOT! We get stuck in life, in the day to day errands and we get stuck in our relationship with our spouse. A great way to reboot the relationship is to reboot. Turn off all of those distractions and turn ON the relationship. An adult only trip with your spouse will put the distractions out of sight for a few days while you focus on each other again. You will come back and be refreshed allowing you to be better parents, better co-worker’s,etc

2-     Example.


What example do you want your kids to see? Do you want them to see the love you share for each other and that working ON your marriage is a priority? This something couples often forget about. Think about the example your parents set for you. Was it good or bad? I know my parents set an excellent example of two people remaining a couple even though they had four kids to tend to they always set aside time for each other. They did not have the luxury of traveling however they went out on dates, they danced in the living room, they wrote love letters to each other, they kept their focus on each other as a couple. Be the example of what type of relationship you want your children to have.

As a bonus for you I am also including in this article a permission slip for you …just have your child sign it and present this to your favorite travel consultant to begin the planning process of your trip to paradise. (wink wink)

5 Reasons Why The Caribbean is a Romantic Destination


The sounds of the waves crashing into the shore. The clear blues skies matching the blue waters so close its hard to tell the sky from the sea. The sound of steel drum music enticing you pat your feet and nod your head to the beat. The temptations of the exotic food, the tastes of delicious rum and feeling the soft sea breeze is all a perfect mixture for a romantic Caribbean escape.

Top 5 reasons why the Caribbean is a romantic destination

  1. Spectacular Landscapes

One reason people choose the Caribbean as their Paradise is because it offers some amazing landscapes that are unique all around the world. Lush tropical gardens, exotic plants, rainforests, bluffs, mountains and even a volcano in some island locations.  There is so much beauty to be found in nature and our surroundings.  When we take the time to appreciate the beauty around us we can easily see the beauty with in ourselves and with in our special loved one.

Bird of Paradise Plant in Full Bloom

  1. Turquoise blue water

Refreshing, rejuvenating and relaxing. The moment you see the clear blue waters from the window of your plane you are tempted to just jump right in. The water is inviting and fun to play and have fun in as a couple.

Happy Senior Couple Dancing Holding Hands on A Tropical Beach

  1. Blissful Beaches

There is something romantic about a beach. It may have been romanticized even more because of the 1953 film From Here to Eternity with the ever popular image of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr exchanging a hot sexy kissing scene with the waves crashing on them. Make sure you are cuddling under an umbrella, searching for sea shells or creating your own hot and steamy kissing session on the beach with someone special!


  1. Dreamy Sunsets

Colors from so many palettes paint the sky at sunset time. The warm colors that create a magical atmosphere. It is like being in a fairytale. For a moment you both stare in awe at the sky and then at the each other. Things that have this type of beauty make you appreciate the beauty in each other and in your life.

A young couple share a romantic dinner on the beach

  1. Tranquil Nights

Lovers from all over the world enjoy long walks during the night. There is something about the stars and the moon that can create the perfect setting for one of the most romantic experiences in the Caribbean. The moonlight gives a beautiful soft glow over the water and each other. The stars are countless. The sounds are tantalizing, the sounds of waves, the wind are the perfect setting for a romantic night.


  1. Captivating food and drinks

The Caribbean is full of tempting foods and drinks. Foods full of flavor, aromas, and textures allow you to have fun and enjoy new cultures. Experiencing dinner by candle light with a picturesque setting of the Caribbean and sharing food with your loved one is the perfect way to start off a loving night in Paradise. The rum, the wine and spirits flow generously in the Caribbean creating a mood like no other.

whitehouse romantic dinner

3 Things You Need To Know About Travel Professionals. Especially me.

3 Things You Need To Know About Travel Professionals. Especially me.

Back in the day (not that I am that old wink wink)  travel agents were basically the only way people were able to book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and vacations.  Store front agencies were all over.  People would walk in, sit at the desk and tell the “agent” they want to go to (fill in the blank with your favorite destination).  Then the travel agent would get up and go to the “brochure rack” and  hand them to the client to look at. They would book airline tickets and PRINT them , call up Disney world or a Cruise line to book the reservations.  This was kind of like going to a “record” store and buying a new album.  Wow, have times changed.

Fast forward 25 years, the internet is here, there is an APP for everything.  There are people out there that have never heard of a travel agent!  There are people out there that do not realize the benefit and the value of using a travel professional.  I like to call them travel professionals or a travel consultant because we are more than an agent now! I’ll admit while this article pertains to most travel professionals this is truly about my personal passion for my job. Here are 3 things you may have not known about travel professionals.

1- Excitement…yes. They (well I am and most are) are just as excited about this trip as you are.  You are not just data that is being entered into a search engine.  You are a real person and we are so excited to make this dream trip come true for you.  Personally, the favorite part of my job is “when I meet with a client to go over documents before they leave.  I feel like I’m going on the trip too!”-Shannon

2 – Connections– I make it a point to create relationships with resort managers, vendors, suppliers and other agents.  I have access to information that is not available to the general public. What does this mean to you?  Better customer service, better knowledge of products and destinations from real people that can be passed along to you to make your trip even better.

3- Knowledge– I went to school for travel and tourism for 14 months.  I learned the ins and outs of the travel industry.  I continue my education by attending conferences, classes, seminars, and webinars on a regular basis.  Travel is a passion and I have knowledge and expertise that will guide you along your travels to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Now you know…. now you can help spread the word and make more people aware of how beneficial a travel professional is.  Share this with someone you know that is engaged, thinking of a destination wedding, wanting to plan a romantic getaway.  I would love to make their DREAM come true!  It’s my purpose and my passion!

Contact Shannon

shannon@paradisevacatinescapes.com | http://www.paradisevacationescapes.com