Dreams and Destinations Travel

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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! JAMAICA!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Donnie!!!
Negril, Jamaica...is truly paradise! The sunsets were AMAZING! This is one of my favorite vacations to date! Thank you, Donnie for putting this trip together! We had a wonderful, relaxing, stress free time and hated having to come back to reality! I cannot say enough about the amazing and friendly staff at our resort! The food, pool, beach, & entire resort atmosphere was wonderful! Looking forward to the next vacation and as always...working with YOU!!!
Kayaking on our Honeymoon at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica, August 2012.
Robert’s Caye, Belize 2013. Magical place where we spent part of our honeymoon. Hands down the best trip we have ever been on!!!
Looking out of the port holes on the submarine excursion - November 2015. Celebrity Southern Caribbean.
Also from the Celebrity Southern Caribbean Thanksgiving cruise from 2015!
Trying again! This is a picture under the water during a submarine excursion from our Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity over Thanksgiving 2015. Thanks to Donnie for helping us book!
Thank you, Donnie for always making our vacations stress free and amazing!
Playa Del Carmen...A little quiet spot of PARADISE!
20th wedding anniversary trip to Sandals, Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Thank you, Donnie Thompson Loved every minute.
Couldn't ask for a better honeymoon! We had an amazing trip to Greece! Thanks to the amazing planning of Donnie Thompson my husband's wedding planning duty was made easy!
My first cruise for my 40th Birthday.. planned by Donnie Thompson .. This was St. Lucia overlooking the Pitons....after that cruise I was addicted to cruising... we have booked 7 more cruises since with Donnie!!

At Dreams and Destinations Travel we are designers of all things travel with a focus on romantic honeymoons, idyllic destination weddings, anything Disney, fun family vacations and custom itineraries worldwide. Where will your dreams take you?

Designers of much needed vacay relief, amazing #honeymoons and exotic #destinationweddings . Our main office is located in the DC Metro/Northern Virginia region with Independent Travel Consultants located throughout the Southeast United States. Together we assist clients worldwide in making their travel dreams a reality with a strong focus on romance, group and family travel. Hours at our main office in Ashburn, Virginia and at our Triad North Carolina location are by appointment and we are always available via email, IM and Social Media. Dreams and Destinations Travel--Where will your dreams take you?

Mission: Our Award-winning team of Travel Specialists are dedicated to giving you the personalized, professional service you deserve while delivering the BEST POSSIBLE VACATION VALUE! We know you have a choice when you travel, and we appreciate your business!

Normally we try to fill our accounts with fun photos and loads of travel inspiration. Today we decided to talk about travel insurance though. We know, we know.... say insurance and we can almost hear the groans and see the eye rolls. Over the years we've heard a lot of reasons why clients don't feel they need insurance

“I’m going on this trip no matter what”
“My whole family is healthy, I’m not worried about not being able to travel”
“My health insurance will cover me if anything happens”
“I have insurance through my credit card”
“I have never needed insurance I’ve purchased so I don’t think I need it now”

We’ve heard all of these and more. BUT have you ever thought about the “what ifs”? What if something did happen? What if you did need it? Foreign health systems do not work like emergency rooms in the USA, you are not entitled to assessment and treatment regardless of your ability to pay. Your US health insurance in most cases will also not reimburse for foreign health care.

Have you researched your options? Are you sure your credit card has insurance to cover your package? A number of cards only cover rental vehicles and travelers may find that they didn’t have coverage for medical, trip cancellation or interruption when they thought they did.

Ask any travel advisor and you will hear story after story of the unexpected and how insurance saved the day, or lack of insurance created issue after issue. We all have a list of things we’ve seen happen that add value to protecting your trip. Last week though, one of our own got to add personal experience to her list of reasons to purchase insurance. Something as simple as a missed step with a trip + fall led to daily clinic visits, follow-up treatment in the US and medical costs that were higher than the combined cost of her few years of travel insurance policies that she didn’t use. Every day her insurer’s medical team checked in with her (thanks @travelguard !) And when there was a question of being cleared to fly she was able to rest easy knowing they would step in and get her home medically if she couldn’t fly commercially.

At the end of the day it didn’t matter about all of the other times she purchased insurance and didn’t use it. What did matter, is when in fact insurance was needed, it was there. So the next time you think of waiving insurance think about the “what ifs” and if you (or your family) would be prepared to cover the cost.

THEN plan your next trip and get that insurance! 🌐 ❤️

XOXO,
Your Dreams and Destinations Team

Our Dreams and Destinations team is heading deep into the Caribbean for our annual Jumpstart conference tomorrow! ☀️🌴

This island is home to a world famous musician along with Calypso, Cricket, gorgeous beaches and dramatic coastlines. 🏝️

Any guesses where we're going?!?!
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#firsttripoftheyear #Caribbean #islandvibes #beachvibe #loveourjob #guesswhere #traveldesigner #travelinspiration #DreamsandDestinations #Jumpstart2020 #dreamteam #honeymoons #destinationwedding #vacation #travel

Happy New Year! 🍾🥂

#welcome2020 #newyear #newdecade
#hope #possibilities #goals #morepassportstamps #bucketlists #travel #followyourdreams #DreamsandDestinations

What a year 2019 was! We are incredibly thankful for our suppliers and travel partners that help us do what we do on a daily basis. ♥️

For our amazing team that makes work feel less like work and who have achieved so much this year. 🏆

BUT, most importantly, we are so very thankful for each client who entrusted their vacations, weddings and groups with us. 💕 YOU are the heart of what we do. YOU are why our 2019 rocked and YOU are why we are so excited for 2020.

We wish each of you the happiest New Year and a new decade full of the best of life, lots of travel and bucket list memories! CHEERS!! 🍾🥂
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#happynewyear #thankful

@stacey_ackley @annahcrawford @mandyzytnik @wallacepeaches @adventuresbyleslie @gowithdonnie @dreamteamclt @rupijones
@sandalsresorts @beachesresorts @classic4agents @travelimpressions @funjetvacations @karismahotels @aichotelgroup @lomastravel

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with love and joy! 🎄

Excited to head out to @turksandcaicos and @beachesresorts for 🌟Awards! We aren't just packing bathing suits and evening gowns though!

Did you know even on your vacation you can make a difference with @packforapurpose ? We had so much fun shopping for awesome art, books and school supplies. We can't wait to deliver these to @sandalsfoundation where they will go to a local school.

Next time we post it will be from one of our fav resorts on an island where there is #nofilterneeded ❤️ #TGIF y'all!

#packforapurpose #beachesturksandcaicos #sandalsstarawards

Do you know when you purchase a vacation from a large, internationally known, online travel site you are actually purchasing from a virtual travel agency? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Why not purchase that same vacation through a local travel agency and support a small business who takes the time to really get to know you and your travel preferences? A local business who cares about and gives back to their community? A business who always has you in mind when they are looking for the best experience for the best value? Did you know many local travel agencies price as good, if not better than the online travel giants? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What time did your Black Friday start? Did you just roll out of bed or were you scoring deals long before daylight? Still shopping or done by the time the sun came up? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our phones started ringing early today (don't worry! We brewed our STRONG holiday coffee) and we've been hard at work creating perfect holiday gifts. The gift of travel is always one of the best gifts under the tree!

"For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️

Rain, rain go away! Talk about messy weather this week! Do you have 🌧, ❄ or ☀? Our gray, rainy Wednesday has us dreaming of last week and our favorite spot for a beachside nap @secretsmaroma 🌴💤

Last week we had a chance to celebrate our hard working Dreams and Destinations team of travel and destination wedding advisors, as well as our amazing clients who made us a #travelimpressions Best of the Best agency again in 2019. 🏆

Back in the office today and wishing we were still poolside at one of our all time favorite resorts @secretsmaroma 🌴 BUT excited to continue working on amazing trips to close out this year and fabulous dream destinations for 2020.

Speaking of Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun , we have FANTASTIC Black Friday deals so if you are looking for the perfect adults-only, all-inclusive vacation on one of the best white sand beaches 🏖️ DM us or contact us to get a customized quote.

http://wheredreamslead.com/contact

#TIBOB2019

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Hint: One of the top beaches in the world

Beach lovers don't worry! We'll be filling our feed with warm sand and turquoise water for the rest of the week, but we wanted to make sure our snow lovers had a little travel inspiration too. Even if you prefer sand over snow who can resist Switzerland? Home of chocolate, Rolex and some of the prettiest winter scenery on earth. Just the thought makes us want to curl up by a warm fire with a Gluhwein and watch the snow fall.

#Matterhorn #Switzerland

Did you know Chiang Mai is #3 on the @travelandleisure Top 15 Cities Worldwide list for 2019? Chiang Mai offers lush vistas, animal sanctuaries, ancient temples, amazing shopping and fabulous spa resorts. This city is definitely a must see for any Thailand itinerary!

#travelthailand #chiangmai

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#bucketlist #travelinspiration

Who has Northern lights on their bucket list? ✋ Depending on your preferred destination the best viewing season ranges from August/September until March/April so now is the time to grab your passport, parka and check that box off. ☑️

No passport? No worries! Head up to Fairbanks, Alaska (one of the best viewing locations in the 🇺🇲) for some pretty amazing aurora views + great odds of seeing them!

#northernlights #auroraborealis

Y'all we are the SAME temp as Anchorage , AK. Let that sink in for a minute. The Southeast is on par with the frozen GREATLAND. ❄️
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Do you know where isn't the same temp as us and Alaska??? Hawaii!! 🌺
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We are turning on the fireplace, putting on a second pair of socks and spending the rest of the day planning our escape. Mai Tai and Diamond Head views included.
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#gohawaii #lethawaiihappen

Don't miss rock legend BRET MICHAELS live in concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana on December 21, 2019! Book your vacay at Hard Rock Punta Cana over December 21st and you automatically get 2 concert tickets! PLUS Dreams and Destinations has exclusive promo codes for a discounted stay!

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1-866-585-1631

#MadeForMusic #RockYourVacation

When the forecaster says "chance of snow" ❄️ we hear "pack your bags and don't forget sunscreen" ☀️

Who else gets visions of white sand and turquoise water when the flurries start flying? 🌨️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice! We know the freedoms we cherish, including the freedom to explore this beautiful world, came at great cost to many through the decades. We are forever grateful for you. ❤️

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Dreams and Destinations Travel - Azul Beach Resort Negril

Check-out one of our favorite Negril resorts! We love Azul Beach for family vacations, good friend getaways, group vacations and destination weddings. Awesome food and on the best spot on 7 Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. We're ready to pack our bags today!

Azul Beach Resorts, by Karisma #Negril #Jamaica #AzulBeachNegril #DestinationWeddings #Vacations #DestinationsbyDreams #DreamsandDestinations

https://youtu.be/BJUae5u6Y4k

On the best stretch of 7 Mile Beach with the best sunsets in the world...we LOVE Azul Beach Resort Negril!

[10/30/19]   Candy corn... one of the most controversial Halloween candies. Today is National Candy Corn Day and we want to know what you think.... 😍 or 😝?

#NationalCandyCornDay #CandyCorn #HalloweenCandy #Candy #Love #Hate #Meh

There's a reason why we think of @COMOShambhalaEstate #Bali when we think of total relaxation... 😍
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#Ubud #retreat #wellnessretreat #baliindonesia #balivacation #balivibes #balitravel #balitrip #travelbali #luxurytravel #luxuryworldtraveler #classicvacations #dreamsanddestinations #DestinationsbyDreams #travelmore

Did you know in 2018 almost half of all Americans did not take a vacation?!? According to @U.S.TravelAssociation approximately 786 million vacation days were unused and left on the table! 😯
People who make time to vacation actually benefit from reduced stress, increased productivity and improved mood. We def want more vacation time in our lives. What do you want/need to make time for? ✈️🧳
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#dreamsanddestinations #destinationsbydreams

Sunday showers 🌦️ have us wishing for palm trees and a tropical breeze ✨🌴
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#travel #vacationinspiration #dreamsanddestinations #traveldesigners
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#weekendescapes

We know most of us are thinking about 🎃 BUT for that person who just realized there is a month until the start of the holiday season AND 59 days to shop before Christmas 🎄we are here for you. 🤩 There are still some amazing holiday and Festive week travel deals to be had, and travel is the perfect gift for even the most difficult person on your list. If you want to make amazing holiday memories this year let us help! We'll even gift wrap them for you 🎁 DM or Contact us in bio
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#Holidayshopping #holidaygifts #holidayescape #travel #traveldesigner #destinationsbydreams #holidayinspiration #travelinspiration #travelmore
#giftideas #giftoftravel #makememories

Excited to be at @asidcarolinas annual conference. Love talking with designers and vendors about our Designing Destinations trips and one of our favorite destinations, @sanmigueldeallende Interested?
www.wheredreamslead.com/asidcarolinas
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#annualconference #interiordesign #asiddesigners #asidstudents #asidcarolinasfallconference19 #asidevents #dreamsanddestinations #designingdestinations #sanmigueldeallende #travel #design #designer

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Hurricane Dorian | Help Bahamas Recover — Pan American Development Foundation | PADF

We ❤️ that Royal Caribbean International is giving back to a destination that has welcomed their passengers for decades! Royal Caribbean, in addition to sending a ship with much needed supplies, is also partnering with Pan American Development Foundation to provide disaster relief to Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands following Hurricane Dorian. Royal Caribbean is also matching all donations, up to $500K! #BahamasStrong #GrandBahamaStrong #AbacoStrong #RoyalCaribbean #RCCL 🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸

https://www.padf.org/hurricane-dorian-royal

padf.org Hurricane Dorian has ravaged communities in the Bahamas. Help families regain their stability in the wake of disaster. Donate now.

Today for International Day of Charity Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts will be matching, dollar for dollar, all donations to Sandals Foundation 💯 of all donations will go to post Hurricane Dorian disaster relief in the islands of the Northern Bahamas, specifically Grand Bahama and Abaco. www.sandalsfoundation.org/donation be sure to select "Disaster Relief".

#BahamasStrong #InternationalDayofCharity #SandalsResortsInternational #SandalsFoundation #LovefortheBahamas 🇧🇸❤️

Right now Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands are in desperate need of post-hurricane assistance following Hurricane Dorian and Sandals Foundation has established two collection centers, one in Nassau, Bahamas and one in Miami, Florida to accept relief items for swift delivery to those in need as soon as it becomes possible. Monetary donations are also welcome at sandalsfoundation.org/donation 100% of proceeds will go to those affected the Northern Bahamas. #BahamasStrong #SandalsFoundation Sandals Foundation Sandals Resorts Beaches Resorts

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World Central Kitchen

It is a helpless feeling watching islands we so dearly love suffer, and our hearts are heavy as we await full word on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island. But in the midst of concern and sadness we are also so proud of our own hometown chef, Jose Andres, and the work that his World Central Kitchen does in the middle of disasters like these.

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