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All-inclusive Vacations, One Size Does not Fit All!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The old adage; â??one size fits allâ? has never applied to traveling.  Open up the travel section of the newspaper or plug in your favorite travel website and you are bombarded with a plethora of ideas on where to go.  From family getaways, to a weekend romp the simplicity of planning a vacation seems more complicated as the web gives you more and more choices.  Add to the state of our economy, making sure you pick the right vacation is just as important as picking up the best bargain.

All inclusive resorts have made a surge to the top of this vacationerâ??s list in recent years due to their convenience and pricing.  A beachfront paradise retreat nestled on long strips of sand and the bluest water is enough for any beachcomber style.  Most beach lovers will go along merrily to a tropical spot on the map, but throw in the fact that your meals and that fruity drink with an umbrella in it is included and it might even tempt the semi-beach lover.

My â??one size does not fit allâ? analogy applies perfectly to All-Inclusive travel.  The mere mention of â??All-Inclusiveâ? may not include alcoholic drinks or dining in restaurants.  Always double check the web site to see exactly what is included! Some may be for couples only, such as the famous Hedonism II which include just about everything you can eat, drink and do.  This adults only vacation starts at $729+: Air & 4nts Adults Only All Inclusive Resort. All Your Meals, Drinks & Activities

Other all inclusives are a nice mix of families, friends and couples. Most of them do a good job of separating the kids pools from adult pools, kid friendly restaurants to gourmet dining. The couples who do not want to hear the pitter patter of little feet, do not have to.  However, as the competition for the most cutting edge â??kids clubâ?? is high, the kids clubs are getting more creative and fun!  For example, I learned about the Meliá Caribe Tropical where the entire kids club is set up like Bedrock from the Flintstones! I wish this was around when I was a kid.

The first step to find the all-inclusive that fits your needs is to understand exactly what is included in the price. There are different types of “all inclusives”. The difference between a 24hr all inclusive and an all-inclusive that does not claim to be 24/7 is your access to food and drinks. Also, the more deluxe the resort, the more restaurant choices you will have and the longer time spans. The less expensive ones are still a great experience, however, however expect more buffet style restaurants open at specific times.

Here are two examples of Deluxe 24/7 all inclusive deals that will not break the bank:

The Dominican Republic, specifically Punta Cana, is known for their all inclusive resorts and reasonable pricing.  One in particular is the Ocean Blue Golf & Beach Resort.  This 24 hour all inclusive resort has everything you will need to make your vacation as relaxing or exciting as you want.  To make this deal even sweeter, they are offering one child free (food, activities, etc), so your family can take full advantage of all the food and activities you can handle�24 hours a day!  Enjoy a private Jacuzzi a gorgeous beach and a wide variety of themed restaurants and all drinks included in the price. I found the 7 night deal in that includes airfare for only $999 per adult.

Another 24 hour All-Inclusive resort in Punta Cana is the Majestic Colonial.  This wonderful resort is a beachfront exclusive facility and an ideal spot for a great holiday.  Enjoy 6 restaurants and 9 bars on this wonderful escape.  This amazing deal includes air for 4 nights starting at $677.

If you are also interested in Golf before relaxing in your hammock, check out the Melia Cabo Real located in Los Cabos, Mexico. Next door to the Robert Trent Jones II designed Cabo Real Championship Golf Course. the Melia Cabo Real puts a bit of a new twist on the all-inclusive genre.  Stay at this luxurious resort for $115 per person and enjoy free unlimited golf!  A round of golf followed by a refreshing dip in any of their pools might be exactly the vacation that any golfer would love.  Unlimited breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks add to make this the perfect trip.

The list for all-inclusive resorts is immeasurable.  You can find all of the best deals conveniently located in one place;  With a little homework, youâ??ll be able to grab your bag, hit the trail and wind up on that moon-lit bay that you have been dreaming about.

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Discover Aspen Colorado Vacations With Your Family

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with Aspen, Colorado Vacations.

Aspen is a city of festivals that begin in January with the Winterskol a great winter carnival. In June you can attend the Food and Wine Classic while in the summer you can enjoy the Aspen Music Festival.

Nearby if you’d like a diversion for a little while you can go to Ashcroft or Independence Ghost Towns. This you’ll enjoy with or without the kids.

Did you know that Aspen is also a wonderful Summer vacation spot for the whole family? Well it is! To begin you can enjoy the clean mountain air while you sleep late the first day or two. They enjoy a show at the Opera House. Try a hike or a bike ride or something different like the Fairy Caves for a change of pace.

So what else can you do in the summer in Aspen you ask? Well here’s a partial listing to help you get your planning ideas together:

Enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain boarding, overnight camping, arts and crafts, Hallam Lake nature preserve tours, bird watching, swimming, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, enjoy Camp Snowmass or Camp Aspen Club, enjoy the Aspen Mountain Obstacle Course, Tennis and Yoga lessons at the Gant, horseback riding, cooking classes, adventure hikes, outdoor education, climbing wall, miniature golf, mine tours, gold panning, chuck wagon parties, story time at Pitkin County Library. And last but not least try out the vapor caves or hot springs.

For all those who love art or are artistically inclined will enjoy the Aspen Art Museum. The host exhibits, art talks and gallery tours. They also offer workshops for adults and children.

Aspen has something for everyone. That is why it is one of the top family vacation areas in the country.

Anderson Arts Center which is in Snowmass, and yes that is still part of Aspen, features a place for children of all ages to give way to their creative spirit. This summer’s workshops include photography, sculpture, beading, painting and mask making.

Now that we are on the subject of Snowmass how about visiting their summer’s weekly rodeo? Watch as professional cowboys go up against bronco’s and bulls! Plus there are plenty of activities for the kids. Like a wonderful petting zoo, mechanical bull riding and mutton busting which is sheep riding.

In the winter time don’t forget to check out the area of Buttermilk. It is the home for the kids enjoyment of Crazy T’rain Park and X Games Super Pipe!

As for lodging Snowmass Club has its own kid’s club and golf course! The condo’s at The Gant and Aspen Square are within walking distance from downtown Aspen.

So as you can see Aspen is a great family vacation spot year round. Make sure you see everything while you are there.

Owen Walcher is a freelance writer, writing travel and vacation articles such as ASpen Colorado Vacation You can find more Aspen Colorado articles here:

Five Kid Friendly Vacations

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Traveling with your kids can be tough to plan. When searching for the perfect vacation spot for your family there are many things to take into consideration. Finding a family-friendly vacation destination can be the difference between a fabulous vacation for everyone to remember and a total nightmare.

The top family vacation in the world is located in central Florida. Walt Disney World is filled with fun for everyone from toddlers to grandparents. Staying in a Disney Resort gives you and your family a chance to feel as if you are in another world during your stay. Watch the faces of your children light up as they meet Mickey Mouse for the first time or laugh with them as they enjoy their favorite ride in the theme park. Walt Disney World in Florida offers guests four theme parks (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom) and two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon) that are open year-round.

If you are want a more tropical destination, the Atlantis Resort located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Offering tons of attractions to keep everyone in the family having fun, the resort features eleven pools and a number of water slides and rides from kiddie pools to the Mayan Drop which plunges riders down a six-story slide into the water. Children under twelve years of age can visit the Discovery Channel Camp, which includes lessons about indigenous sea life, arts and crafts, aquarium visits. It is guaranteed to be a favorite of any child visiting the resort. Everyone is sure to find something to do at Atlantis.

If your family likes the snow rather than sandy beaches, then be sure to plan a visit to Snowbird Resort in Snowbird, Utah. Children under twelve ski free, but the amenities do not stop at the slopes. Families will enjoy a range of activities during winter months such as snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating and snow tubing. Ski schools and camps are offered for children and child care services are offered for children under twelve. For adults, the resort offers a spa and fitness club.

For the even more adventurous family, the Treesort in Takilma, Oregon is the perfect family vacation spot. The Treesort offers a unique type of vacation high above the ground in the trees. The resort offers 18 different tree houses for your family to discover. The resort also includes swinging bridges, wooden swings, forts and platforms for climbing and fun. Families can enjoy the fresh water swimming pool, one of few attractions located on the ground, and the campsite area as well.

For a vacation that offers both activities and educational value, families may want to consider visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The Kingsmill Resort offers family vacation packages that can be put together to suit any family. The resort offers both golf and tennis courses, as well as a marina. At the resort’s Kids Camp children will enjoy activities like swimming and yoga, as well as time in the resort’s game room.The city of Williamsburg and the Kingsmill Resort offer a family vacation full of relaxation, activity, excitement and education.

Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author for many online and offline businesses and lives with his 16 year old son in Navarre Florida. Get great rates on airfare and travel packages at

Vacations in a La Manga Club Villa a Total Experience

Friday, July 9th, 2010

A holiday in a Spanish luxury resort or villa offers the traveler a well-rounded holiday full of a variety of pleasures. With a combination of pristine beaches, superior dining options and some much-deserved rest and relaxation, as well as a vibrant cultural scene, you will get a great vacation in Spain. To ensure your vacation is all of these things and more, book yourself into a villa in La Manga in the Murcia region of Spain.

A holiday in La Manga is ideal for the ocean lover in you. If falling asleep to the gentle lapping of waves or plunging into warm waters and then drying off in the warm summer rays is your idea of the perfect holiday, why not spend your days (and nights!) next to the ocean? You can choose from a good selection of beach villas in La Manga. Some are not located right on the beach in La Manga, but all are within a short distance to the Mediterranean.

Villas in La Manga offer first-rate accommodations in La Manga Club, Europe’s leading sports resort. La Manga Club is a year-round resort, located in an area of Spain that sees more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Flights to La Manga take just over two hours from many airports in the U.K., making these villas the perfect destination for a short getaway.

Generally, villas in La Manga form part of a community comprised of a group of La Manga villas that are similar in size and architecture. Often these villas also share gardens and swimming pools, for the use of all the patrons of each villa.

Las Brisas Townhouse

This La Manga resort overlooks La Manga Club’s South Course and consists of town-house style homes situated on a serene, family-friendly corner of the resort. The three story villas in La Manga feature beautiful rooftop terraces that offer spectacular views. This resort is known for its stunning gardens and large, communal swimming pools.

El Rancho Villa

This popular community of 150 La Manga villages offers visitors a choice of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom villas. This community features nine swimming pools, some of which have paddling pools that are perfect for the kids!

Los Altos Villa

Los Altos La Manga villas are designed in the Andalucian style and are perched high on a hill. Here, visitors have access to three stunning swimming pools.

Golf Bungalows

If golfing is your passion, this beautiful villa may be the choice for you. Located alongside La Manga Club’s South Golf Course, these golf bungalow villas in La Manga are within a short walking distance of the course’s Club House and of the first tee.

Monte Claro Townhouse

This villa is a recent addition to the La Manga villas and is built around a semi-heated communal pool. It is centrally located within a short walking distance to the La Manga tennis center.

Las Palmitas Villa

Las Palmitas is built into the south-side hills of La Manga Club and features magnificent views across the breadth of the resort and of the Mar Menor region itself. If you fancy yourself a shutterbug, you’ll get some great shots here.

Los Naranjos Villa

This villa features modern townhouses with communal swimming pools and townhouse villas with private pools. If you are looking for a fun vacation spot that will allow you to mix and mingle with people from around the world, Los Naranjos could be the place for you.

These are just a few examples of the kinds of villas you can expect to find in La Manga. Do your research to find just the right accommodations for you and let the vacation begin!

The La Manga Club Resort is one of the worlds great holiday resorts with over 2000 Spanish Holiday Villas set on 1500 acres of breathtaking Spanish countryside.

La Manga Club offers luxury Holidays to Spain and if you would like the chance to win a free holiday please visit the website.

10 Vacations Your Kids Could Never Forget

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Maybe you discovered the hard way that kids are not exactly content wandering through murky museums or art galleries, gazing at massive cathedrals, or lunching in a lush setting. If you have a couple of 4-5 year olds, maybe you can get by with a few amusement rides and the hotel swimming pool. But once kids hit elementary school through high school, they will make your family vacation miserable if it’s boring. I’ve researched ten super family vacations that are kid-friendly. If you have grade school and high school kids, you may have to split up during the day, but that’s okay. So here’s my list.

1. Okay, Okay, I’ll cave and include Disney World first so you don’t keep bugging me. There are far too many attractions to describe in detail. Let’s see, there’s the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, Legoland, and much more. In my opinion, the only attraction that’s getting a bit old is Epcot Center. The others are terrific. Just a word about the Animal Kingdom. The lodge is decorated with earth tone walls and African ambiance. Thirty-three wild acres contain over 100 different species including impalas, zebras, giraffes, Thompson’s gazelle… Your kids will love Orlando.

2. The Out ‘n About Treesort in the woods of Takilma, Oregon is a kid’s dream. What child hasn’t dreamed of living in a tree house? Well, families can actually live in one during their vacation. There are fourteen tree houses sleeping 2-8 people each. Lodgers use rope swings, swinging and suspension bridges, fire poles, and a 160 foot-long zip line to get around! During the day, families can take courses in tree house building or they can go rafting, swimming, or horseback riding, scale a 51-foot rope climbing tree, or take arts and crafts classes. The kids won’t stop raving about this place.

3. Atlantis Resort in Reno only cost $850 million to create. The complex includes 20,000 guest rooms, 38 restaurants, 11 exhibit lagoons, 50,000 animals, 11 pool areas, 7 water slides, including a 60-foot Mayan Temple drop into a tunnel submerged in a shark infested lagoon. Kids feel like they’ve just discovered the infamous lost continent themselves. If you live closer to Florida, there’s an Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas which includes many similar attractions to the Reno resort. But while we’re talking about good old Nevada we might as well mention the other fabulous kid-friendly resort, Circus Circus. It’s only the biggest permanent big top in the world and 3.5 million people flock there each year. Circus performers do their amazing feats non-stop, plus there are 200 arcade games, plus carnival games, and wandering clowns. As if that’s not enough, there are over 20 rides in the theme park, miniature golf, and laser tag.

4. Now for something completely different: dude ranches. Tanque Verde Ranch, in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, is one of the best known. Throughout its 640 acres roam over 120 horses. There are riding lessons, as well as every kind of trail ride you can imagine. Naturalist guides offer hikes through desert wilds, yawning canyons, towering cacti, and even secret waterfalls. Kids also can take tennis lessons, swimming, and arts and crafts. Appealing to adults are the delicious steak cook-outs, gourmet picnics, the square dancing, and the beautiful mountains rising in the distance.

5. As more and more vacationers are discovering Alaska, it’s becoming a top favorite. Alaska is still a bit wild, with 14 major mountain ranges, glaciers, much wildlife, and almost 34,000 miles of coastline. Ideally, it’s best if you can take a land and sea cruise to enjoy the best of both worlds, but do what your pocketbook can afford. Summer is the most comfortable time of the year and there is plenty to do. You can whale-watch or view a vast panoply of wildlife at Denali State Park or another refuge. You can tour a gold mine, count moose, backpack, bird watch, camp, cross country ski, dog sled, hike, salmon fish, visit Mt. McKinley, stargaze, take a riverboat discovery tour, or visit the Imaginarium Science Discovery Center. And this is the short list. I don’t think the kids will get bored.

6. New York City is sometimes left out as a kid-friendly place for whatever reason. But there’s a lot for kids in New York’s Central Park alone. You’ll find horse-drawn carriage rides, Heckscher Playground, lake boating, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, Central Park Zoo/Tisch Children’s Zoo, Billy Johnson Playground, the Wollman Ice Skating Rink, and Belvedere Castle Nature Center. In the Broadway area, artists set up shop on the sidewalks and draw personalized names in a colorful pattern of dragons, pandas, and dolphins. These are extremely popular with kids. But the big draw, of course, is what Broadway offers. Disney invested $34 million to restore the old Ziegfield Follies haunt, the New Amsterdam Theater, to stage The Lion King in 1997. It’s still playing to packed audiences. More recent Disney extravaganza include the Little Mermaid. Other popular family-friendly fare includes Mary Poppins, Wicked, and Hairspray. What can I say? This only scratches the surface in regard to what New York offers. Check it out.

7. Most don’t realize it, but while some other states slept, South Carolina has been quietly becoming the #2 state for tourism, after Florida. Myrtle Beach alone welcomes over 13,000,000 guests per year. It’s a 60-mile stretch of sand called the Grand Strand and features a great beach, water parks, amusement parks, dinner shows, the Hard Rock Park, special hotel and beach activities, and much more. MagiQuest, a major attraction, is a uniquely interactive experience. It takes many elements of a child’s fantasy world, combines them, and creates a special place where children can be heroic, valiant, and brave. Children can fight the dragon, run around a Magical Kingdom, wave magic wands, and have lots of fun doing it. MagiQuest even brings out the child in all of us big kids too! So, if you’re looking for some great fun, or wish to burn off some of that rambunctious child energy, you’ve got to take the kids to MagiQuest.

8. I’ve got to include at least one choice that’s considered extra easy on the family budget. It’s the YMCA in Winter Park, Colorado and it goes by the name of Rockies’ Snow Mountain Ranch. Last time I checked, rates for a two-bedroom cabin with kitchen started at $126 per night. If you cook a lot of your own food, you can get off pretty easy. The area comprises 5,100 acres of pristine near world-class ski resorts. There is hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, a climbing wall, an indoor pool and gym, and horseback riding in the summer. And best for families with kiddies, there’s a full kids’ program for ages 3 and up. Who likes winter sports? This is for you.

9. Club Med Ixtapa may be the attraction on the list that would appeal most equally to both adults and kids. It is 30 acres along Mexico’s western coast that hosts over 20,000 visitors a year, 60 percent of them grade schoolers. Kids of every age group are kept gloriously busy with all sorts of outdoor activities, fun shows, and crafts. If you want, there’s even a perfect kids-only dining room. Meanwhile, the parents get to play! There’s tennis, scuba, archery, kayaking, water polo, volleyball, and gourmet picnics. Families venturing off the Club Med property can visit the island, take a sunset cruise, go fishing, or take an excursion into the Mexican fishing village of Zihuatenejo. Then melt your troubles away at the Ixtapa Club Spa and get an outdoor massage or whatever else your heart desires.

10. There’s a reason Caribbean cruises corner almost 50 percent of the cruise line market in the U.S. It’s because the Caribbean offers the vacation so many have dreamed of for years. Imagine yourself on the largest, sleekest ocean liner imaginable, watching a brilliant sunset against rippling waves out of your cabin window. Then imagine eating superb food whenever it strikes your fancy, day or night. Imagine wonderfully entertaining shows, on-shore excursions to lush islands, and see yourself relaxing or engaging in activities according to your fancy. Then realize that, if you wish, the kids will be engaged for much of each day in a children’s program tailor-made just for them. This is what you call an all-inclusive vacation. What more could you want?

Go ahead, Google your favorites if you want. Choose your family vacation of a lifetime and begin planning for it. This will be the vacation that your kids will still remember fondly when they have their own kids. Cool.

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Myrtle Beach Golf Vacations Combine Golf with Family Fun

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Myrtle Beach golf vacations offer you a resort based golf holiday that is smack in the center of the 60 mile stretch of beach in Carolina that is known as the Grand Strand. With its hotels, night life and fabulous beach facilities, what else could you ask for? Golf courses? Well, of course: there are over one hundred of them!

The climate is great. The sun shines most of the year, yet it is not so hot that you cannot enjoy the golf. It can cater for every size of pocket from the small to the downright bottomless, yet everybody enjoys the same sun, the same beaches and the same choice of golf courses.

The Whole Family is Kept Happy

Myrtle Beach has so many golf courses that it is unlikely you will find the time to do a lot more than play golf, but your family will still want to be entertained, especially if they do not follow your passion for the game. A lot depends on whether the other half is male or female, and if you have brought the children with you. There is certainly no lack of shopping: Myrtle Beach has so much to offer, with up to the minute fashion boutiques, lots of shopping malls with the nationwide labels and retail outlets where there are lots of brand name stores to browse round.

For you there are an almost unlimited number of golf shops offering everything from a pack of tees to a full set of clubs, or the latest golf gear. It’s up to you if you want to let them loose downtown…rather you than me!

What about the rest of the family that wouldn’t know a golf ball from a ping pong ball? No problem. There are water sports of all kinds, parasailing, water skiing and jet skiing. There are hire shops everywhere so you don’t have to bring your own gear. They can try a round of putting while you play a round of golf. Who knows, they might catch the bug and be on the course with you this time next year.

Keep an Eye on the Waistline

After all that exercise you will all be hungry and the cuisine in Myrtle Beach is very varied. Every possible taste is met and you will probably need the exercise to work off all these little treats and luxuries you allow yourself while on vacation. You can have what you want, from lobster and steak to wings and slaw, and if you are not careful you will be returning home a few inches or a couple of sizes bigger than when you left. So use these gyms and try out these water sports because it’s unlikely your golf will work off all these extra calories.

As for the kids…well, it is a beach resort, so they will be well catered for with the white knuckle rides they love, and all the amusements for those too young for the more exciting rides. Myrtle Beach is truly a resort where the needs of every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, are met. Not just met but fully satisfied.

Myrtle Beach golf vacations are exactly what families need to make sure that everybody enjoys the vacation. No more complaining from the youngsters or your partner. They will be fully occupied and you will be able to enjoy your golf without worrying about what they will be saying next year when you suggest the same.

Mike Pedersen is an internationally known golf performance expert. He is the founder of For more Myrtle Beach golf vacations information, visit today!

Hawaii Discount Golf Vacations

Monday, June 21st, 2010

With the price of gasoline rivaling the cost of green fees, why wait any longer to live the ultimate golfing fantasies — Hawaii Discount Golf Vacations?

Hawaii is one of the best year-round golf destinations in the world for golfing and all other kinds of fun. Sunny skies, the sparkling Pacific Ocean and an abundance of valleys and open spaces make for lush fairways, spectacular greens, and to-die-for rounds of golf. Now with the prevelance of the Internet, you can easily book Hawaii Discount Tee Times quickly online and make your reservations from anywhere in the world.

The Hawaii golf experience is as varied as the islands themselves. Any one of the Islands of Hawaii is a premier destination for a Hawaii Discount Golf Vacation. Hawaii’s tropical climate and diverse geology features verdant valleys, quiet bays, rugged lava flows and stunning vistas. Play one of Hawaii’s 99 courses scattered on five tropical islands in the mid-Pacific: Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, the Big Island.

And if you’re coming to play golf at a discount, why not bring the bring the whole family and enjoy the Hawaiian islands’ world-class resorts. While you’re stroking on the luscious links, the kids can go horseback riding along the beach, snorkel crystal-clear lagoons teeming with marine life, watch lava waterfalls plunge into the ocean, or Humpback Whales rising from the ocean depths. While you are all here, take a Hawaii Helicopter tour together or enjoy a romantic sunset cruise and traditional luau. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it all in the Hawaiian Islands.

Oahu Discount Golf Vacations

From the western mountains to the eastern seashore, Oahu Discount Golf Vacations offer the widest variety of golfing experiences available in Hawaii. Got game for America’s toughest golf course — Ko’olau? Tee up with a spectacular ocean view at the Turtle Bay Resort on The North Shore offering two world-class courses. There are memorale mountainside courses with lush jungles and man-made wonders featuring water on every hole.

Oahu Discount Tee Times in Hawaii can be booked at Hawaii Prince Golf Course, Coral Creek, Royal Kunia, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii Prince, Turtle Bay Fazio and Palmer, Ko Olina, Koolau, Luana Hills, Waikele, Makaha Resort, Koolau and Kapolei.

Maui Discount Golf Vacations

Maui can clearly lay claim to being one of the world’s premier destinations and a Maui Discount Golf Vacation makes superb sense on an Island that boasts over 15 courses, several ranked near the top in many categories. Whether you’re a golfing fanatic or just a duffer, you’ll discover golfing on Maui to be the recreational experience of a lifetime.

Maui Discount Tee Times in Hawaii can be booked at Kaanapali Noreth and South, Kapalua Bay and Plantation courses, two Maken, North and South, Pukalani Country Club, the Wailea trio – Emerald, Gold, Blue courses golf courses.

You can even take a ferry ride from Lahaina, Maui to the island of Lanai, and play rounds at two world-class golf courses with a discount: the Challenge at Manele and Experience at Koele. From harbor to club house, tee to green, thids could be best of Hawaii Discount Golf Vacations.

Kauai Discount Golf Vacations

Golfing on Kauai is not only a challenge, it’s a scenic adventure. Kauai Discount Golf Vacations offer golf courses that are breathtakingly beautiful, and each in its own way, offers its own challenge. Kauai is home to 3 of Golf Digest’s top 15 courses in the state of Hawaii. These and other great Kauai golf courses present more golf than most can play in a week.

Kauai Discount Tee Times in Hawaii can be booked at Kaui Lagoons Kiele and Mokihana, Prince Course at Hanalei, Puakea, Princeville Makai, Kiahuna, and Popu Bay.

Big Island Discount Golf Vacations

Eighteen courses, some of the most famous in Hawaii, make Big Island Discount Golf Vacations a sure winner. Seven of the “75 Best Golf Resorts” in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean are played right here on the “Kona Hawaii Golf Trail.”

The Big Island’s courses range from spectacular championship resort courses, to unique upcountry links and local municipal courses. Each course has a distinct design and personality suited for the challenges of the avid golfer or the wannabe golfer.

Big Island Discount Tee Times in Hawaii can be booked at three country clubs — Makalei, Big Island, and Kona Country Club’s Ocean and Mountain courses — Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani North and South courses, Waikoloa Resort’s King and Beach courses, Waikoloa Village and Waimea Country Club.


Terry Reim has more than 25 years? experience as an editor and writer in newspaper, magazine, trade book, textbook, and technical publishing, He has also authored numerous books himself, including the 13 annual editions of the Daily Planet Almanac (1975-1987) and Kicking the Bucket (with Kim Long, 1986). While Managing Editor of Horses Magazine in Carlsbad, CA for four years, and, an online travel and adventure guide to the American Southwest for three years, he authored dozens of articles as well. Terry lives in Maui, Hawaii.

Golf Vacations In Beautiful Pei

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Not only is Prince Edward Island’s landscape a feast for the eyes but there is something for all golf enthusiasts, regardless of skill level. Canada’s smallest province has gained the reputation of being the country’s number one golf vacation spot, not just once, but twice! PEI boasts over 26 courses in total ranging from executive, intermediate and beginner skill levels. The Island has also played host in recent years to a number of professional golfers such as in the 1998 “Skins Game” with Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, Mike Weir and John Daly. Mike Weir was once again on the Island for the Making the Connection Legends of Golf event in July 2007 where he and golf legend Vijay Singh played The Links at Crowbush Cove in beautiful Lakeside, PEI.

If it is an executive course you seek, there is one on every corner of the island. If you happen to be in the west give Mill River a whirl. As a par 72 course with 14 par 4 and above holes and greens fees at $45- $60, why waste another second? In the north Glasgow Hills is another par 72 designed by Les Furber and is classified as a ‘World Class Signature Golf Course”. If visiting central Prince Edward Island the Glen Afton Golf Club is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. This par 70 course offers the biggest bang for its buck, $26- $33 for a round – an absolute steal. When you finally get out to the eastern side of PEI be sure to pay the red sandstone championship Dundarave golf course a visit. After opening in July of 1999 it was quick to grab the attention of Golf Digest and SCORE golf magazine with both giving it top marks. These courses promise to give you the opportunity to use all of the clubs in your bag

If you love the game but are not ready to play with the pros, why not brush up on one of Prince Edward Island’s many 9 hole golf courses. Not only will it do some good to brush up, these courses are a great way to include the whole family. If your kids have an interest, or someone looking to play a shorter game is along, visiting St. Felix in the West, Forest Hills in the North, Country View in central PEI or Eagles View in the East are all great ways to get out and enjoy the sights PEI has to offer.

If you happen to be feeling ambitious you could try your luck with a double header at the beautiful Brudenell River and adjoining Dundarave. Offering 36 holes this day of golf promises to be quite memorable.

The next time you think about planning a golf vacation, keep Prince Edward Island top of mind!

PEI – Prince Edward Island is widely known as the historic birthplace of Canada. The Charlottetown conference held in 1864 was the first meeting of a series which ultimately led to the confederation of Canada in 1867. Come and pay us a visit at: