Monday, December 14, 2009

Craig and Ronda's Wedding and Honeymoon in Scotland and Ireland

We wanted a very special wedding ceremony and honeymoon trip, but we knew that it would require a tremendous amount of planning, organizing, and networking. We chose to have Kelly and her team do everything for us. We are pleased to share that our dream wedding in a Scottish castle and the honeymoon through Scotland and Ireland exceeded our expectations! Every detail was perfect. "If you can dream it, they can plan it!"

Our wedding day at Duns Castle, Duns, Scotland. 9/9/09. Every detail from the bagpiper to the photographer was expertly taken care of by Kelly and her team.
We had the opportunity to experience many Edinburgh pubs. One of our favorites seemed to have been named after Craig!
Our B & B room in Edinburgh was with the wonderful Shanks family. They catered to us and made sure our stay was fabulous. The Royal Bank of Scotland provided an hour long fireworks show over Edinburgh Castle, which we were able to easily view from our bedroom window.

As we traveled through Ireland, we saw so many beautiful sights. One day we stopped the car to take a few photos and we had the chance to observe a sheepdog skillfully herd sheep from one pasture to another. It was at this spot that we chose to take one of our special "feet" photos. Sadly, we have determined that neither of us are very photogenic, and we have the unfortunate skill of always blinking when we take photos. We are proud to show everyone all of our feet photos from around the world because, "Feet Don't Blink!"

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Truk, Micronesia Diving Trip

Your Arrival

When you arrive, you will be met at the airport and brought to the Blue Lagoon Dive Resort.

Want to say thank you? In Chuuk it's "kinisou chapur." You'll get a smile for your effort!!

The Blue Lagoon hotel's low two story design of 54 modern, spacious, air conditioned rooms blends perfectly with the island's tropical and serene atmosphere. You can enjoy a view of the lagoon from the balcony of all of our rooms.

There is a boat dock at the resort which makes it simple for you to take motorboat excursions to distant atolls, for your diving trips. Your package includes 6 days of diving 2 tank dives per day.

The Trip consists of scuba diving around the sunken shipwrecks in the lagoon. The dive shop has a fleet of comfortable, fast boats and the most experienced guides in Chuuk.

Total Package Includes:

Roundtrip Airfare from LAX to Micronesia
Roundtrip Transfers from the Airport to the Hotel
8 Nights accommodations at the Truk Blue Lagoon Resort
6 days of diving 2 dives per day with two tanks
Diving Permit Fee
Tanks and weights

Call Unique Travel Concepts at 1-800-879-8635 for current quote!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Dove's Pacific Coastal Cruise

On May 31, 2009 Unique Travel Concepts planned a cruise for us with Royal Caribbean that we will never forget.

The ship left from Los Angeles and its first port of call was San Francisco. We purchased two tours one to the Muir Woods and the other tour was to Alcatraz.
This is our view from the boat taking us to Alcatraz.

Our next tour was to the Muir Woods we were awe struck by the beautiful redwoods.

Our next Port that we stopped at was Victoria, British Columbia. We went to Buchart Gardens and had a picnic.

Here are some pictures of what we saw at Buchart Gardens

Our last Port of call was Seattle. This city is amazing and we took many pictures here are a few

Thank you Unique Travel Concepts for a perfect 7 days.....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why Travel Insurance is Worth the Price

With times so uncertain, it's especially important today to be prepared for the unexpected. Travel Insurance's additional cost (typically 10%) of the trip total cost will seem like a bargain if you have to cancel or interrupt your vacation.

Unique Travel handles many Travel Insurance Policies. One in particular is CSA. This is what CSA covers:

  • Medical Referral - if an emergency occurs during a trip that requires you to visit a doctor, CSA has an Emergency Hotline to obtain the names of local qualified doctors who speak your language.
  • No Out-of Pocket Medical Expense - If you develop an acute illness while on your trip and use the in-network physician they gave you, the assistance provider will schedule the medical visit and guarantee payment to the physician for a one-time medical visit not to exceed $1,000.00.
  • Trip Cancellation Benefits - Benefits will be paid up to the Maximum Benefit Amount purchased to cover an Insured for the Published Penalties and unused non-refundable prepaid expenses for Travel Arrangements when an insured is prevented from taking his or her trip. The following are the some of the reasons:
  • Death of an Insured or Family Member
  • A Sickness or injury involving an Insured, Traveling Companion or Family Member
  • An Insured or Traveling Companion being hijacked, quarantined to name a few.
  • An Insured or Traveling Companion's place of residence being rendered inhabitable by burglary, fire, flood, volcano, earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster within 10 days of departure.
  • Bankruptcy or Default of an airline, cruise line, or tour operator or Travel Supplier.
  • Traveling Companion Assistance - If a Traveling Companion loses previously-made travel arrangements due to your medical emergency, the assistance provider will arrange for your Traveling Companion's return home.
  • Emergency Cash Transfer
  • Legal Referral
  • Replacement of Medication and Eyeglasses
  • Embassy and Consular Services

Upgrades may be available to cover pre-existing conditions and cancel for any reason.

Purchasing Travel Insurance from Unique Travel will allow you to book your trip with the peace of mind that if any emergency does occur you are covered.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kayaking Adventures

Unique Travel Concepts planned a wonderful Kayaking adventure for us. San Diego to Yosemite.

Day 1-3 - At the left we are about to launch our kayaks into the bay near Santa Barbara! We stayed at a great hotel that had a beach that we launched our kayaks from...

Day4-6 - We stayed at Bass Lake. It took two days to conquer the whole lake. There was an abundance of wildlife, an eagle soared overhead, a racoon was swimming in the lake and tried to hitch a ride until he saw me and thought twice about it.

If you would like a Kayaking trip call Unique Travel they do an awesome job.