Welcome to travel time with terrorists with your host chair and -- and owner of weeks cruises into the get ready to visit some exotic places at home and around the world and find out how to make your next vacation the experience -- my whole life time. Now it appears here. Everything and being here and -- a lot of -- -- yeah. I'm Karen Duncan owner yeah -- -- and leisure travel agency in the Austin area who are over eighteen years. We specialize in travel that peaks your passions if you need help. -- travel planning group travel management. Or like to learn to be a group leader contact one of our agents that I have 122528919. Or visit us at WWW. Peaks cruises to -- come we would love to work with you. Well. How are you this dead -- Sunday. I know last week when I was here we are back to deuce and Super Bowl staff and I guess you hate me because the Seahawks and anyway. Wanted to tell you that we're going I had a group leader information session. On February the 27. From six to 730 at -- really is Mexican grill in Libreville Texas so if you're interested. You need to send me an email at Caron at travel time with Caron dot com. Four and send it on FaceBook I know you guys are out there on FaceBook you need to like MySpace page outputs and beautiful pictures out there. That's a lovely destinations that we're going to or have been or would like to go to. In a lot of nice travel specials that idea last minute. So if you like us on FaceBook keep it deceive those. Am speaking -- Morelli just I'd like to give a shout out CU are very good brand and bar manager at a rally has Sealy. Hi Julie I hope you listen and. -- it was our bartender down in Mexico across the border land and my husband -- or started dating. And we would cross over and go to one little bar over there and sit there and look on green lighted each other in -- was our bartender. And he ended up in -- -- Texas of all places in the United States. He's working in Libreville and we get to see him all the time now it's wonderful. But let me tell you about Morelli has wonderful fresh Mexican food it's -- and we Allen Texas grown restaurant. The start an -- again I believe. So they have several locations in the -- -- restaurant is in the stone hill shopping center. It's beautiful brain and to really very nice to you you'll be surprised when you walk walk in there. They have great meeting space or events also. Services always good and they take really care of us when we have our travel -- there. So even though they don't know it yet Sylvia if you're listening. She always -- press to have our events. We are hoping to have our meeting over there on 27 -- is a great way to make a reservation minute. But silly my brother. If you listen and -- thank you so much for those great margaritas last night but it was great as usual. Not shout out goes to Lucy's fried chicken. And we saw this show on the Travel Channel -- on the idea. And head to trying this fried chicken because that's kind of like one of my most favorite things in the whole wide world. And since Mitchell loves doubled DAX. And they have fried doubled aches as appetizers. We had to try so we win. One of those cold days last week. Is not your ass that'd chicken place so it's gonna cost -- a little bit more than going to net one of those places on that on call name's. But it was so worth it. The satellite radio station country stations plan on the jukebox is definitely one of those great Austin restaurants. One of those places when you have company come in town and they wanted to do some and Austin. They need to go over to. Lucy's pride chicken. When they come in town we went to the burn it location. And it was banned list the service was a wonderful. And did I mention they have smoked potato salad. -- good stuff. And I had greens and cold numbering it and they were real. Caring enough about the. And in Hungary just talking about it. But I'd give those restaurants. As destinations. Of the week a local destination so you need to check amount. -- -- Ill discussing the travel traveler personalities real quick I want it kind of go through a couple -- leading get to that last week. So we started with a classic traveler harmonious traveler are terroristic traveler the posh traveler. That she'll traveler. And offbeat traveler. So this week's travelers are the scholarly travels travelers. Who -- thinkers. Bankers that makes sense than it. And they're low of logic innovation. Velocity. And art. Will lead them to places like Florence Italy. -- architecture and history. They extreme travelers. Are intense and energetic adrenaline junkies and sports fanatics. They like hello skiing or shark cage diving and Australia. I'm not on do either one of those but if year one of those extreme travelers out there. Give us a call we'd love to -- need to Australia. Problem is for this week am real quick I think I might have mentioned it last week but Galveston. Is hosting Mardi Gras. Until March the fourth. And the San Luis resort and spot currently has some great room rates. Because he'd get two dead dates the more expensive those rooms become so. You want to give us a call or give them -- call and -- you a one of their rooms at. San Luis resort in spots they can go to Mardi Gras. And some. The navigator. Royal Caribbean is navigator we've been kind of talking about that for the longest. About it getting a face lift -- back in Galveston and it's and it's gonna sail out today. And there are a few spaces available for our -- we're gonna do a private tour of the navigator on the 23. February in the world will get to take over a full store will do lunch. And see the ship and all its new upgrades so if you're interested. In need to give us a call or send us an email. And we would. Like for you to take it to take this trip to Galveston with us to take a look better. That's the ship were gonna do our jazz cruise on an October. Now we're getting close to a break but after the break we've been taught to Maria land around MacKey of the unique vacations who will talk to us about sandals and beaches. You know romances in the air nothing like the -- traveling most romantic holiday on the map with Nevada nice gift certificate. Come on guys don't get caught this year with nothing good -- -- in a minute. Location every one wants to go on where all the magic of the Caribbean included her parents and kids of all ages from pirate island water park an Xbox game garage just -- DJ academy we. Pozen -- this -- even characters from Sesame Street beaches where every day is the perfect day. Further information. Ensures that you. It's -- that. Okay. Every measure is included on its sure. Gold plummeted by gourmet cuisine. Can -- include. For further information. Sure he doesn't. Then to travel time with Karen on top thirteen seven and once again and here's your host Karen Duncan. Hello hello my grand theft and is wonderful let me winters Sunday for some of the but its nuclear and -- Think we're gonna hit seventy degrees. Anyway I have Maria land brown Mackie who is the business development manager. Unique vacations. Who own sandals and beaches resorts. And she works with me a lot Maria are you there. Yes good morning got captured -- Karen how are you. I'm doing great a little bit chilly hearing Houston. Not is wonderful here and possibly need becomes the yes yes definitely. We'll I want -- to you. Tell everybody about what. Sandals is all about sandals and beaches I love them but it always sounds better when it comes from somebody who. Is not me so I'm hoping you can give -- an item problem given information. Sure well we have -- -- something for everyone. He angels of course for couple's -- only. Dana we'll have our beaches properties which is open to everybody believe how I institute on the family market because of all of the activities that the heat as India she. And that GO that young -- in our hearts. We also have our -- pineapple resort for that person Lorena but it style. That's still want to expand feel inclusive we have our Friday -- India here that's cost traps heat in real pop writing their injury so we really do offers something for -- Why I didn't know about the private -- Yes. Passport apparently unique. I have to just come on there they can actually -- well what's unique about unique vacation. I'm unique education is one of the things that we partnered with our CEO. In our chairman mr. Adams. Stewart is -- CE OMR butch. Importance -- Gordon butch Stewart and our our chairman of the company entered otter and his daughter -- Started act this -- foundation is giving back to the communities where we have. Our resorts. Each one of our property has partnered with the local sports and we do different activities from. Assisting in the construction of -- new building or finishing up bodybuilding. Reading -- kids. So we do you eat their monetary. Assistance or physical volunteer. Assistance we also creating a program where we're teaching. This picture and about. -- -- -- there and how -- target those area not only just going out there and fishing so. We give it back to Caminiti AFLAC. I love that that's sustainable terrorism and I -- sex classes Austin community college and. I I really liked that about sandals that you give back to the destination and -- part. And everybody that comes down like I said he could eat eat regular monetary. Each restored will take it day of the week. And -- our guests are welcome to join us at the school. Or whichever area we're targeting we -- -- hack. Assistance from dentists that Intel community I doctors are coming to the -- and that -- with cleaning each. -- -- Mikey. We get that tax -- that comes out there it's our way at -- safe sustainable tourism giving back to the community. Perfect alert we're gonna do a trip down there in June on the talk about that a little bit later in May be. One of the days that we're there we can go over to the school in Montego Bay and work with them and our economic that would be off. So what islands do you have resorts on. Scandals are located in -- of course. Senior staff and T yeah the -- comments. We just recently opening grainy out December 21 last year in December of this year we will be opening scandals Barbados. Nice stand. Yes -- our beaches properties are in Jamaica any Turks and caicos are now. I'll we've announced that we purchased the property in Barbados and -- become a beach property at buffalo will have won a beach. Excellently you know mr. -- sent the travel agency. Community a nice beautiful brochure about Grenada. And yeah all I can say is. That next June 2015. I will be taking a group to Grenada because I cannot wait to get there. Count me in on that route okay. I'm -- you -- so you say beaches as the family friendly resort correct. And and and where you sit there and where. Few properties in Jamaica light into braille and running nurture Rios and then we have our property in Turks and -- so early in gallant. And we he announced. Last December that he also purchased property in Barbados. So we will be building eight BH's -- door in our eight. Great now the commercials always talk about more -- inclusion than anyone else what does that mean. Teach it and he's been EU cover what I art pieces is the coaster you looked the better we look. It's true -- -- it's so all of your meals unlimited dining options throughout the -- your snack. Or just Beatles and the keep secure our beaches are pretty. All of your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages your kids are included your transfers. -- from the airport -- include age but also on your non motorized and border rice water sports in your land ports though. With a motorized water sports include anything from water skiing in Jimmy got pull your staff. Go about writing -- that certified diver. They're not certified we even offer resort course and then all of your guiding it included after that though she. It an -- and not fully certified diver with age resort course TJ so come dieting without. In all of that chips. The equipment and the transfers from the resort to that Murray -- are included as part of your package. What about golf. Softly do you include golf in the areas where. -- is Jimmy cap any seniors out an -- -- in the comments being great -- markets and in our ball. Because we do have a beach is property in archery at Jimmy eat and the kids can play off. It would be your green eating your tracks -- are included a part of your package. Nice that super nice -- all inclusive. And I always -- Commercial with couples. At. Sandals. Are they just for honeymooners. No we're actually for that cutting corners definitely. But also for that couple that want to get away from it all just do a quick trip if you -- come down to do any sort of a comment. I have family reunions so we are now all -- -- heavy with groups whether they are all adults. So they can stay with us that's scandals -- you have to at least. We you'd have a lot of single people that you need to partnered together or just a lot of -- seek to bring along and we also have our group's program that we're working west. Nice and I saw something recently about girlfriend getaways. Oh yes RDF that's generally our beaches and forever getaway program -- we have Q8 8188. -- -- and running in October and that extra eyes -- that need to get away from market is scheduled to leave tickets. Behind -- the husband behind. -- -- -- Behind and just enjoy each other. Meet new people or -- -- along. I'm just to get away we tax them friends that have done multi. Generational trip in just the girl does that. Family -- come down to our -- property for that program. Eight Q all kinds of activities beach party pajama party. Make up. Fashions. Glad he's on the beach. -- on each. And we do you try to keep our lady entertain a matchup we can't. Great and and for groups like -- -- we're about to run out of time will you be able to hold on for a little after I am after we go to break. OK but listed first so for groups what constitutes a group. I pressed five -- considered a group of course the amenities that the group -- we eat it and on the number of group of brilliance that you end up went. Speaking from eleven greens get the -- group Bree would you destination weddings family reunions. Incentive groups. Any team that he can think of can be turned into groups so we'd love and rock and groups to any of The Beatles or beach property. Perfect and are there any special incentives or groups. It depends on the amenities that they're working wage means is we've gotten costs turning groups where we created a tournament for that particular group. Step -- group depending on the site sometimes we're able huge just house then have their own boats. I can also reach of the property they elect -- So really the amenities will depend on the number of -- that they that wedge and or family -- sometimes we include such a picture for each -- Does family. And I'm really activity that we're targeting. Perfect we'll we're gonna go we're gonna take a commercial break real quick and when we come back we're gonna finish that miss Maria thanks. Every measures include. Sure. Gold plummeted by gourmet cuisine Walgreens buying suites. If you -- include. For further information. -- -- -- Go on where all the magic of the Caribbean included her parents and kids of all ages from pirate island water park an Xbox. Scheme garage distressed DJ academy of red ink spots and plus there's this week. Even characters from. Sesame street -- his -- every day is the perfect day. Further information. -- Welcome back to travel time with Karen on -- thirteen seven. Once again here's your host Karen Duncan. Well well well we're back -- Maria land ground. Unique vacation sandals B. Which island and resort would you suggest as your most romantic and. Oh my goodness. How hard line. All of our lead story tonight that nations are the perfect spot for Valentine's. But just looking. At this unique aspect of screening out where -- in tight to we knew it seems like the sky people. I you're looking for something ex sonic -- different. I would definitely recommend draining out of the sky -- and of course the run ovals we. But even Saint Lucia I and other exotic island we have three resorts there. He act our peaches indication that they army story in unbeaten Sunday she casting vote it -- most romantic beach. For eleven years in our -- don't -- it giving it can collect your client planet do you which. Each one or how their own little individual -- anti aircraft. Well that sounds good to me -- guys if you're out there you still look and we've got some space we can put you in for a Valentine's thanks so much every effort taken time out this Sunday afternoon. And here are already had a great thank you so much hope to see -- them. -- -- Well there you go sandals as the place if Theres still look and or something and fund for the summer. You've got that. That special occasion that you're trying to figure out something nice to do even with. A large groups of -- in brands he couldn't he can do it at sandals so let's talk about our destination of the week. Turks and caicos Maria kind of mention Turks and caicos because they have a property and -- property there. I thought would be fun to get it. Get some ins and outs about taxing cake as it set -- percent to forty islands just south east of Miami below the Bahamas. And the main tourist area is propped against the Dallas. Or otherwise known as pro vote it's how will find the best beaches in the Caribbean grace today. Now TCI Turks and caicos. Is not your typical mass island tourism deck spot it's classy and classic and it's the third largest. Has the third largest barrier reef. There. Restaurants. Are great for culinary arts. Does -- culinary artist. And it's home for it but what the only -- arm and he'd get -- Is home ansari it's home of the only cop bar. So Beckett be really interest in a take a look at -- Mitchell and I stopped at the grand -- this past October Annan on a cruise while we are there. And grand Turk is the capital and home of the cruise ships and -- and coral walls to reach about fifty feet below the surface. So fortunately for Turks and -- is also one of the fastest growing economies in the Caribbean. And they are expanding their international airport with completion to be expected later this year. So Turks is actually one of those really. It's a new hot spot and I know a lot of people are familiar with it because there was a lease or re and a was married to the prime minister there they had television show. But Turks is really one of those small little island set -- islands that not a lot of people know about yet. But it's growing so if you want great food and Turks and caicos I recommend Thursday nights and bright part and I park. As a place where he can get fish fry at Rockies. And a couple of dunks -- serves up some great fried fish bowls of Cobb salad and lobster Mac and cheese. That sounds amazing. There the local adult beverage is a -- wash concoction of gin and coconut water. And there's plenty of Latin music. The neighborhood of Blue Hills debt -- Shaq is the quintessential beach bar and everyone loves their -- laced drinks. With the Romney must partake in some party seafood. You better eat before you drink. So that you can have heaping platters of pride -- call operators with pepper sauce answered each and. Anyway. Lots of new hotels are opening in searching -- as the -- haven is opening for the discerning traveler who may want to bring their 220 foot yacht. It's for the active traveler deep sea fishing diving and kayaking -- the blue. The blue paint and beaches has expanded in taxing cake you know it -- Stanley products sandals like we just discussed. And. It's a fabulous. Resort all inclusive resorts -- EU all inclusive resorts on the island. There -- nineteen restaurants on sight snorkeling trips boat rides and nightly entertainment is included. -- newest addition is to Key West village which includes a sushi bar. Bobby. -- French skated and Arizona's which is a Caribbean menu by day and ticks ticks by night. So some aspects about the Turks and Caicos Islands. Only caught farm in the world. Molasses reef -- is the oldest -- in the Northern Hemisphere. During the American revolution George Washington -- rested. And had salt been blown in from these islands due to the quality of the -- And in 1950 saw Kate had a population of about 500 while problem head Provo had a population of less than 500. Today. Less than 100 -- people live on -- case. And 25000. People live problem. The islands are -- texture its jurisdiction and have no taxes on income capital games. Corporate profits inheritance or states. Now don't everybody from the United States go running down and Turks and caicos because of this bit tax implications there. He'll make it crowded for the rest of us just stay on at -- in Texas. And his visit. And so Turks and caicos is our destination and a week. So romance we've kind of talked about romance today valentines is this week. Right and so. You gotta make sure. That you are prepared so -- get to travel for Valentine's. Is. What I'm suggesting. A gift certificate we can make you a gift certificate. To present in a nice beautiful card for your loved one. And -- I did that to Mitchell one year. Actually it was the year we got married. But he says that tree in my entry -- but I did little. Put our confirmation for Jamaica in his in his Valentine's card and said we're going to Jamaica in June so he didn't actually did it on Valentine's but it was a Valentine's gift. And then I made it marry me before we went. Let's talk about some new group's real quick I think I mentioned that cost them -- -- June 23 and 29 Austin. So direct flight staying instead -- cousin now. And it is a diet group children are welcome. Says Peter and just it in dieting or going on this trip we've got some great rates -- need to give us a call or contact us there -- web site. And then the newest one that I just put together. And we are hosting this one with some friends of -- let Tonya and James -- yes and put your name out there. On June 6 it at thirteen. We're going from Dallas to Montego Bay. We're gonna stay as it sandals Royal Caribbean resort and spa and private island. And this is going to be a lot of -- said he'd never been on -- sandals resort then this might be place that you. Or at a time that you get to GAAP and will be there it'll be a lot of fun. So contact -- that peaks Cruz's two hours dot com and peaks is spelled PE EEK and it's. -- -- cruises -- dot com. And join us. And so I wanna say thanks for listening to us today. We'll. Talk to you next week. And it -- No better time than now. Wall Street Journal. 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