• Safety at Large-Scale Events

    Posted on June 7, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Attending large-scale events such as the Olympics or the World Cup can be exciting and often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most travelers. But unfortunately, these events can also attract less desirable people or situations that can ruin your trip if you are not careful. Cities hosting large-scale events are often more than adequately prepared for […]

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  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Travel

    Posted on June 7, 2014 by in Elle Renee, Theme Travel

    Bachelor and Bachelorette parties have been around for quite some time so naturally these traditional customs had to evolve. A modern twist for such gatherings is travel, but not just any travel. Many bachelor and bachelorette party ideas have moved away from the typical night/exotic club scene to excursions based on the interests of the […]

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  • Choosing a Destination Wedding Location

    Posted on June 7, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    There is no “best” location to have a destination wedding because what works for one couple won’t work for the next. Couples should choose their location based on their unique needs and desires. Begin by researching marriage requirements for each location as they vary greatly. Next, think about the types of things you and your […]

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  • Martinique

    Posted on June 1, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    “The Island of Flowers” is located between Dominica and St Lucia and is a region of France. The official languages are Creole and French however English and Spanish are commonly spoken in the resort areas. Though easily accessible from many countries, Martinique is still relatively unspoiled with 60% of its land protected with several ecosystems […]

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  • Booking Destination Weddings

    Posted on June 1, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    Destination Weddings have been steadily rising in the past few years and they show no signs of slowing down. But they can be difficult to plan if not approached appropriately. First, set a realistic budget and stick to it. You don’t want to be shown options that don’t coincide with what you’re able to spend. […]

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  • Standard vs. Luxury Cruises

    Posted on June 1, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    A cruise is a cruise, right? Wrong! All cruises are not made equal and here are the basic differences between standard and luxury cruising. Standard cruises generally offer small inside cabins, buffet food with lemonade, ice tea and water and large scale Vegas-style entertainment. Often not included are specialty restaurants, beverages (sodas, juices and alcohol), […]

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  • Grenada

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Grenada is comprised of 3 different islands; Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Its location allows for year-round diving with over 50 dive sites, 20 of which are ship wrecks. Boasting over 45 white and black sand beaches, Grenada provides the perfect romantic backdrop for weddings, honeymoons and couple getaways. Mother Nature takes center stage with […]

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  • Boutique Hotels

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    The term Boutique Hotel has been growing in common vernacular in recent years however they have been around since the 1980s. Popular in North America and the UK, it usually refers to hotels with 10-100 rooms. They often contain luxury facilities in exclusive or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Unlike large chain hotels, boutique […]

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  • Ecotourism

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by in Elle Renee, Theme Travel

    According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”. With the increasing awareness of the general population in regards to environmental impact, this type of travel has been increasing in popularity in hopes of decreasing individual carbon […]

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  • Languedoc-Roussillon, France

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located in the South of France, along the Mediterranean Coast between Spain and Provence, the Languedoc-Roussillon region offers the best of most worlds. It is home to 6 World Heritage sites, many of which are remnants from the Roman age. Some of the best World-renowned French cuisine is found here, marrying traditional French ingredients with […]

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