The Mexico Travel Warning: A Travel Agent’s Perspective

By Melissa Rice on September 6, 2017

‘Multiple People Shot in Seaside Shooting’ ‘Gunman Opens Fire at Nightclub’ ‘Travel Warnings Issued Amid Protests and Violence’ Based on recent media attention, it would be easy to assume that headlines like these describe Mexico. In actuality, they were news articles covering incidents in Myrtle Beach and Orlando, as well as advisories issued by several other... Read More

LoveShack Vacations’ Couple Spotlight: Katie & Dean

By Michelle Bakula on July 7, 2017

Dean and Katie love experiencing new adventures together and in the fall, they will be starting their biggest adventure yet as husband and wife. This happy couple met LoveShack Vacations travel agent John Michalski at a local bridal show in Costa Mesa, California back in January. In addition to receiving some inspiration for their big day,... Read More

Choosing Your Destination Wedding Specialist

By Will Medina on June 7, 2017

Whether your destination wedding is going to be on a cruise ship off the shore of Alaska or on the beach at sunset in Riviera Maya, you’re going to want to work with a Destination Wedding Specialist to make sure that every detail is as picture-perfect as you’ve been imagining. Unfortunately, not all travel agents are... Read More

Four of the Biggest Travel Trends in 2017

By Melissa Rice on May 18, 2017

Between new hotels and cruise ships, emerging destinations, and changes to security regulations, keeping up with what’s new in travel can be a full-time job! We asked our LoveShack travel agents which topics they’re hearing about most about so far this year. Read on as we share four of the biggest travel trends in 2017 … UNICO... Read More

Group Travel: The More, the Merrier

By Melissa Rice on April 26, 2017

Would you like to multiply the fun of your next vacation?  Group travel can do that, plus so much more! Whether you are exploring a new destination or just relaxing around the pool, being with friends adds to the conversations, the laughs, and makes the experience more memorable for everyone.  Traveling together can also increase... Read More

Congratulations to the LoveShack Vacations Agents of the Year

By Melissa Rice on April 6, 2017

Congratulations to two of our LoveShack Vacations travel agents, Nicole Dobrich and Carissa Dembraski. Both agents were recognized for their success in 2016 during KHM Travel Group’s Crystal Awards held on the Carnival Conquest. After her incredibly successful start as a romance travel specialist, Nicole Dobrich was named the LoveShack Vacations Rookie Agent of the... Read More

Five Ways to Boost Your Travel Budget

By Melissa Rice on February 24, 2017

Have you booked your 2017 travel plans yet? Is your wallet holding you back? Whether it’s a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, or something in between, we would all love a boost in our vacation budget. Here are five ideas to help you save enough to add a new passport stamp or... Read More

Five Things I Pack for Every Cruise

By Melissa Rice on January 24, 2017

Whether it’s your first vacation at sea or you’re a veteran cruiser, at some point during your travel planning you’ll have to answer the same question: What should I pack? Beyond the obvious necessities–clothes, toiletries, and travel documents–there are several items you’ll find in my suitcase every time I sail. 1. Hanging Toiletry Bag Space is... Read More

Resort Review: Valentin Imperial Maya

By Guest on January 17, 2017

The author of this guest post is Carissa Dembraski. Carissa is a LoveShack Vacations Travel Agent from Wisconsin. I visited the Valentin Imperial Maya resort in Riviera Maya on a site inspection, and I wanted to share my experience because it was one of my favorite resorts I saw while in Mexico. The Sales Executive that gave... Read More

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

By Amanda Bates on November 29, 2016

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and here at LoveShack Vacations, we’re never not thinking about travel. If you’re at a loss at what to get the frequent flyer, road tripper or adventure-seeker in your life, our list of gift ideas will help make their next trip a treat! 1. J. Crew Eye Mask Those frequently on-the-go... Read More