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Hey Shelly!!
We had an excellent time and we really were sad to leave the nice weather...
All the food was great! The speciality A La carte restaurants there were all great! The seaside grill was great too for lunch and dinner.... And the buffet was great during all meals (breakfast, lunch, supper) also...
We had a blast! The nightly entertainment was great! And there was lots of games and fun daily activities also.
There is a lot of fun things there for kids, games rooms and bouncy things in beach water so they'll enjoy it I'm sure. There were quite a few families there....
Thanks again for everything and we'll definitely contact you for our next vacation. I'm starting to look already... Lol
Talk soon!

- Steve & Candice Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana March 2014
Dear Shelly:
We’ve been and we’re back! It was a wonderful experience, and we would give Royal Carribean a lot of credit for how hard they work to make people feel welcome. It was a great itinerary.

Thank you for all your help. Everything went right on plan. While the trip home yesterday was a marathon, we would have to say we were certainly rested up for it!

Take care.
Richard and Gwen

- Richard & Gwen, Royal Caribbean cruise Feb 2014
You have given me very good advice , over the last 20years or so.

One of the best is your recommendation of a travel agent Shelly,
she is a gem.

Thanks for the recommendation and please continue to recommend her services to my colleagues. We tend to be a grizzled, burnt out bunch in desperate need of a vacation.
Shelly can help


- John, El Dorado Casitas Royale, Mexico Feb 2014
Hi Shelly,
We came back from Punta Cana Thursday. It was an amazing vacation. We would like to thank you very much and we will for sure contact you for future vacation.

Thank you and best regards,

- Iulia, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Punta Cana Jan 2014
Shelly it was wonderful. No words can describe it other than paradise. The Maui kamaole was a fantastic condo. There were zero hitches with anything on the trip. Flights were on time, made connections ok, luggage arrived, car was great (we upgraded to a soft top jeep wrangler) and the condo was so homey. Most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Beautiful views. For sure would stay there again. We love Hawaii so much it is likely going to be our new vacation destination. Maui felt like a home away from home!

Thanks for all your assistance!!!
Erin & Ben

- Erin & Ben, Maui Hawaii May 2013
Hi Shelly,

The trip was absolutely wonderful! Everyone seemed to have had a fabulous time, the villas were all stunning, the weather was great, the drinks were flowing, and the company was the best.

Thanks so much for all of your help organizing this. Escape Villas were very professional while we were down there, and our host Ricky was quite good, and eager to help in any way.

Would not have changed a single thing about the trip. We've attached a picture of the happy crowd at Casa Fantastica! Thanks again for everything.

Julie & Patricia

- Julie & Patricia & Dal Grad group, Costa Rica May 2013
Hey Shelly
What a week. It's the first vacation I had and nothing went wrong. The flight was good. The resort and room were great. I would recommend it to anyone. The room upgrade was worth the cost. Quality inn was good. They let us check out late
Kelli and I thank you for all your help and making it a beautiful vacation.
We will be in touch soon to plan next year. Thinking of a cruise next march break

Thanks again

- Dave & Kelli, Lady Hamilton resort Jamaica April 2013
Hi Shelly

We had a fantastic vacation, great reunion with our friends. The resort was really nice, clean and lots of food. I was fussy when it came to the food, but there was all kinds for different cultures. The resort was kept clean, there were maids though out the resort cleaning all the time. Yes there were areas that were a little dirty , but nothing major. Our room was always well kept, lots of towels fresh linens in the beds. The key down there is to tip your maid and the person that stocks the fridge. That resort is huge, but it’s not cramped together, spread out nicely over a big area. I can’t say anything bad about this place, we would go there again in a heartbeat.

We had nice weather while we were there, one night of rain and into the morning then cleared off for the afternoon. We left the resort several times and went to Varadero on the double decker bus. That was nice, we could get on and off. We had more control of where we stopped to get off then on the excursions. The jeep tour was ok, but found it a long day. A lot of the reason was others taking longer than scheduled to do their own exploring.

I found the airport a little intimidating with the military presence there, but once we got out of it everything fell into place. The Sunwing rep was there, directed us to our bus, the bus rep got us settled and off to the resort we went.

Maureen can probably add more, but that sums it up for me.

Two thumbs up Shelly, Thank you very much for all you have done. We will recommend you to others, and we will go through you when we travel again.

Kent & Maureen

- Kent & Maureen, Riu Varadero Cuba March 2013
Vegas was awesome! We had soo much fun and the weather J Caesar’s Palace blew our mind, we had a beautiful room to start but there was a letter on the desk explaining that the water was going to be shut off so we went down and the changed all our rooms to the Augustus tower! Well the rooms were to die for and they were very apologetic… We walked around quite a bit and the sights wow! Freemont street was something else. We took the bus to the North end outlet shops and did the tourist thing. We took the airplane tour to the Grand Canyon and our pilot (who was cute ;-) invited us up to the cockpit to let all of us see their view…Breathtaking does not do it justice!! We had no problems with any of our flights except we did not want to come home!

Thanks so much for all your help and I hope that you had a wonderful trip to Europe, need to see some pics on facebook

- Julie, Las Vegas, Nov 2012
Everything was great and worked like clock work. Disney is a well oiled machine.

Loved the timing as it was not busy at all and the weather was great.

Don’t think I would change a thing.

Hope your trip was good. Thanks for everything Shelly.

- Judy, Walt Disney World Dec 2012
" thanks to Shelly, our dream family vacation was all ready to go. Our bags were packed and we were literally at the front door on our way to the airport when the phone rang. It was Shelly. She briefly spoke to my husband , in which he said "I' ll let you speak to my wife." this is never a good sign... Shelly, most graciously, told us that there was an outbreak of an illness at our resort and to make a long story short we could no longer travel to our destination. I was devastated and I could tell Shelly was as well. Shelly has planned a beautiful family vacation for us, specifically suited for our needs as a young family and we were all very excited for the experience.
Within minutes of the phone call, Shelly was sending me new ideas of areas to visit that would accommodate our interests and be suitable for our daughter.
In a very short period of time (literally a few hours) Shelly was somehow able to book us a truly unforgettable week- long family vacation to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Some travel agents spend weeks and months planning a Disney trip...but not Shelly! ( Although I'm sure she prefers much more notice! ) Our flight, accommodations and activities were seamless- no issues, no worries and no stress.
If we could do it all over again we wouldn't change a thing. I'm not sure what happened behind the scenes, but Shelly once again came through without breaking a sweat.
We have come to experience that Shelly is a consummate professional and is perfectly suited for her job that clearly she enjoys very much. Her passion for travel shines through in her dedication to take excellent care of her clients. We highly recommend Shelly for any future travelers!
Meaghan, Jason & Alexis

- Meaghan, Jason & Alexis Walt Disney World June 2012
Hi Shelly,
We absolutely loved it! Perfect weather, very nice and clean resort, pool and beach were lovely! Thank you for helping us, it was an awesome time.The food was good, a bit different but it was to be expected; the Japanese restaurant was our favorite, we went twice!

We will talk again next year, as we are anticipating our second trip already!

- Natalie, Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana DR April 2012
Hi Shelly. Time has just gotten away from me with school. Ugh. I arrived home from Dubai and I haven't stopped. I loved my time there; it truly was a trip of a lifetime. I didn't have any issues at all, no sickness, nothing negative; all absolutely wonderful. I saw so much, ate like a queen, laughed with heather, travelled well, slept well and have created a picture story book of my tym travel. Thank you so much for helping me make this trip a reality. Your time, consideration and professionalism went beyond any person could ask for. Please know that all future adventures will involve you 100%. Because of you, I went to a far off land. Thank you. Jennifer
- Jennifer, Dubai UAE trip March 2012
We had a wonderful vacation! We love Mexico and loved our resort. The grounds were beautiful with pebble stone walk ways! We spent most our days of the beach, followed by the pool bar around 4:30ish.
The food was abundant and delicious. We really enjoyed the Japanese restaurant, quite talented cook… we all tried sushi and Brad loved it.

It’s always sad to leave the dream/wonderland. Back to reality and starting another trip fund so we can travel again soon.
P.S. Thank you for looking after us.

- Julie & Brad, Valentin Imperial Maya Mexico April 2012
Hi Shelly;
The entire trip was a breeze, flights were excellent, beautiful place and people, food, beach etc... We all had a great trip, thanks for your part..cheers...
Roger and Trudie

- Roger, Be Live Grand Marien Puerto Plata DR March 2012
Hi Shelly
Great trip. Fabulous place. Spoiled rotten and we are now ruined for all subsequent all-inclusive experiences! Took a while to figure out the best a la carte restaurants but we managed. The place was only 40/50% full so we had the run of the place – people waiting on you hand and foot. Golf was great, Weather was great. Lots of fun. Thanks for hooking us up with this place. Definitely worth the premium we paid, and I am sure we’ll be back.


- Chris, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso Mexico March 2012
If anyone is planning a trip I highly recommend you check with our travel agent...Shelly Monroe at Sweet Escapes travel agency...Email...smonroe@tpi.c​a...1-902-827-2347. We have booked two trips through her. She has gotten us excellent deals and we have no nasty surprises! Everything has been exactly as promised with no hitches or problems! Please check her out...she has a small home-based company and I like supporting anybody with a small business.
- Mona & Gary, Bermuda trip March 2012

Things were great...nice resort and we had a great time! Having been to the same area now twice I will be trying another area of Cuba or another country next time.

Thanks again for your planning...I love your service:)

- Sheridan, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba Jan 2012
We loved our vacation! It was wonderful, thank you so much for all of your help in making it so great!
The resort was fantastic. I have some pictures I will send you when I get home from work. The resort was very clean...I would put my empty glass down and
within 2 minutes someone would have picked it up!
The food was pretty good...I loved the different restaurants...they were
all themed and decorated so nicely. They had a beach buffet thing, where you
could just grab a pizza or sandwich...I really enjoyed that. The room was
stocked everyday with treats, pop, and water.
The room was gorgeous, they had a sign on our door saying "honeymooners"
and in our suite was wine and fruit. We also got a free breaskfast in bed.
I was really glad we did the 18+ resort, there were mostly older people
there and it was pretty quiet...a lot of times we had one of the pool to
The shows at night were very well done. We were only going to go to one but
we ended up going to all of them because they were so good. The had the Michael
Jackson show which we loved. My favorite I think was the circus one....they had
a special "pool side supper" then the circus show after.
They had different things offered everyday like horseback riding, bike
tours and spanish lessons which we intended to go to but got too lazy at the

Overall I was very impressed with the hotel, we couldn't of asked for a
better vacation. Thank you again for your help, you have been so great!
I will send you some pictures tomorrow:)


- Chelsey, Honeymoon Excellence Punta Cana Jan 2012
Hi Shelly,
Our trip was fabulous! All are back home, no lost luggage. For a group of 13 the all-inclusive option was perfect. The weather co-operated, warm with a few drops of rain only occasionally. We felt very safe and children were allowed to walk around the resort alone, back and forth to their rooms from the pool and restaurants, order food on their own. Staff were very courteous, attentive. Food was delicious, accommodation deluxe. The $1500 credits meant excursions were enjoyed with only minimal additional charges for food and water. We enjoyed the spa using credits; services were excellent.
Wanted you to know that the Cozumel Palace was an exceptional vacation destination; all went out of their way to make our stay an experience to remember.
Thanks for all you did arranging our special vacation,

- Joyce, Cozumel Palace Jan 2012
Hi Shelly,
We had a wonderful time in Punta Cana and are trying to adjust to the cold and being back to work. We had nice weather and great service. The food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our stay at the Majestic Elegance was wonderful. The food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are definitely planning on going back soon. Thank you for everything !
FYI we did get the travel bug!!! We are planning to return to the same resort next winter so you will be hearing from us! We loved our experience as well as your services. We have already referred you to friends! :)

- Helene, Majestic Elegance Jan 2011
The trip was LOVELY! We had such a wonderful time, and we had excellent weather. Not a drop of rain, and lovely warm afternoons. Our last day there we got to spend 4 hours swimming and lounging by the was paradise.
The resort was beautiful, they had excellent food, and the quick service meal plan was excellent. We only purchased one meal, and that was a character breakfast, and a couple of snacks the day we went to Sea world. The car rental worked out perfectly, and we were able to stop at the outlets in Orlando...lots of fun there as well.

Thank you so much for booking everything for us. I wouldn't have done it any other way because staying on the resort is the only way to do Disney...or at least the most was awesome, and we would absolutely recommend you and book with you again

- Beth, Walt Disney World Caribbean Beach Resort Feb 2011
Hi Shelly,
We sure had a wonderful time! And personally want to thank you for helping us make it happen. The resort was like a Paradise and people were so friendly and helpful. It was amazing! We had ourselves a ball!! We toured the canal and it was very interesting but a little long. Paul took hundreds of pictures. It was very impressive!! Here’s a couple of pics of us at the resort!
Yes it really was too beautiful for words and a good time for all! We will be sure to be in touch with you to help us plan our next trip…Many thanks for everything,

- Sylvie, Breezes Resort Panama Feb 2011
Punta Cana - Gran Bahia Principe Ambar - was the most relaxing wonderful vacation I could have imagined and nothing was left to chance. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a beautiful beach, wonderful food and the friendliest people I have ever met.

Shelly was fantastic in helping book this amazing vacation and made sure everything was arranged and that I knew everything I needed to to have an amazing and relaxing vacation. Shelly provided tips for me, first time traveler to somewhere hot, and made sure I was confident in where I needed to be and when.

- Nina, Punta Cana March 2011