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Winter Vacation Hotspots!

Wondering where to take that family vacation?  Let the Travel Agent Jessi Mishler at Travel Leaders share her top picks for sun & surf! 


Travel agents at Travel Leaders Travel Now have signed on as Ambassadors for the “One Caribbean Family” Campaign. Our intention is to share accurate information and updates about the Caribbean and help travelers make decisions about their fall and winter travel plans.  

Approximately 70 percent of the Caribbean was not impacted by the recent hurricanes. The Caribbean is extremely popular among our travelers, as it offers a warm, sunny escape to our cold winters. In addition to an opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun, visiting the unaffected areas in the Caribbean also helps to boost the economy of the entire region; which is a mutually beneficial way to support the tourism industry that the Caribbean depends on.  Travel Leaders is participating in this education and awareness campaign in conjunction with the Caribbean tourism industry to spread the word that most of the Caribbean is open for business and waiting to welcome visitors with open arms.

The hurricane season officially wrapped up November 30, 2017 after an active season of 17 named storms and 6 major hurricanes.  It was an unusual year, with triple the average amount of hurricanes, but most of the damaged hotels and cruise ports have been quick to recover.  Travelers that planned to visit the Caribbean were especially interested in following the storms paths, and may have even learned about some islands that they hadn’t heard of before to add to their travel wish list. Some people used to confuse the island of Dominica with the Dominican Republic, and also Antigua for Anguilla.  But if you studied the storms, you can probably now name several more islands than before.  Maybe you also learned about the “ABC Islands” of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, that are below the hurricane belt.

We are booking all of our usual winter hotspots; Jamaica, the Dominican, Aruba, St. Lucia, Barbados, Caribbean Cruises and of course, all over Mexico as well. There is plenty of warm sun and sand for everyone. Our expert agents look forward to advising you on the best Caribbean vacation to fit your travel expectations!


Jessi Mishler is an 'All Inclusive Travel and Gluten Free Specialist.'  Her destination specialties include the Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Punta Cana and the rest of the Caribbean.  To learn more about vacations with Travel Leaders contact Jessi here.

by Nate Peterson