One Year Down…

I am very honored and proud to commemorate the first anniversary of Bon Voyage by Barbour. This first year has been amazing, far and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to pursue my passion, and can’t express enough how much gratitude I have for those who have entrusted me with their travel arrangements! A special acknowledgement goes to my host agent, KHM Travel Group, for their guidance, leadership and the sheer number of training opportunities a/k/a temptations that have been offered to me in the past 12 months.


New Year, New Logo!

A few highlights of my agency’s first year:

* Earned both my IATA and CLIA cards, cementing me as a professional travel agent

* Participated in a week-long FAM trip to Jamaica, visiting Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril (blog followers: only one review left!!)

* Earned the following certifications:
– Royal Caribbean Cruise Line “Expert Plus”

– Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Specialist

– Sandals Certified Specialist

– Celebrity Cruises Five Star Graduate

– Princess Cruise Line Commodore Agent

– Hawai’i Destination Specialist

– AMResorts Master Agent

– Jamaica Travel Specialist

– Official Cancun Counselor

– GoGo Worldwide Vacations Specialist

– Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge (covers Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney)

* Coordinated three group cruises (15 passengers or more)

* Arranged vow renewal ceremonies in Caribbean


There is so much more, but those are just a few of the highlights. In the next few months, I am making plans to travel to the Dominican Republic to tour resorts, as well as trips to Bahamas and Mexico. I look forward to learning more as my agency continues to grow. Here’s to many more years for Bon Voyage by Barbour!!



Jamaica FAM Trip: Sandals Royal Plantation

I’m back: Picking up where I left off on my comprehensive review of my Jamaica FAM trip , with only 2 resorts left to go! (You can do it, Carla!)

When I last left you all, we had just finished touring the VERY large Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa Golf Resort, and were headed to our last tour of the day, Sandals Royal Plantation. Fortunately this resort was all of 10 minutes from Grande Riviera, so we arrived before we even had a chance to get comfortable.

Sandals Royal Plantation is steeped in European influence and is the ONLY All-Butler/All-Suite resort in the Sandals/Beaches family of properties. It’s located cliffside with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea available from EVERY suite on property. In other words, if you are looking to be pampered in an upscale setting, this would be the Sandals property for you.


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