Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Sailrock, A Hidden Gem in South Caicos

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

A few weeks ago my husband and I were longing for a Caribbean getaway.  We looked at several islands, but we wanted something different and unique.  We almost went back to Providenciales, known as Provo, in Turks & Caicos (a favorite of mine).  Then I remembered on our last trip to T&C in 2020 meeting a local that asked me if I’d ever been to Sailrock Resort in South Caicos. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ My Recent Trip to NYC & a 2 Night Benjamin Hotel Stay Giveaway!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

New York City has always held a special place in my heart since I lived there briefly in my 20’s (yes, that was super fun!)  Prior to Covid, I visited the city often and, in my opinion, NYC never disappoints.  After more than two years, I was finally heading back to my favorite city in the U.S.… Read More »

Travel Talk with Danielle ~ Travel is bouncing back with a vengeance!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

If you were one of the lucky ones who traveled to Europe in 2021, pat yourself on the back!  You likely enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity with regards to the lack of tourists!  

Everyone knew this would happen.  That is, travel bouncing back with a vengeance! … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ DELTA UPDATE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO THE U.S.

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Source:  Delta Airlines

Beginning November 8, fully vaccinated international travelers who want to come to the U.S. can now do so, following the U.S. government’s announcement that it will lift travel restrictions on foreign nationals that have been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read More »

Travel Talk with Danielle~ NYC, Ready to go? Here’s what you need to know!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

Prior to the pandemic, I would be working on multiple client trips to New York City.  It’s simply hard to beat NYC in the Fall or Christmas time!!  Even though tourism is down in NYC, travelers are beginning to make their way back (I’m hoping to be one of those returning travelers this December)!! … Read More »

Travel Tuesday: US Re-Opening for Entry • Facial Recognition • Interactive Global Travel Rules Map

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

The U.S. has set a re-opening date of November 8 for international travelers entering our country.  This is easiest for fully vaccinated travelers, but unvaccinated travelers can enter as well with strict testing requirements (a negative test taken within one day of departure and an additional test when they return home). … Read More »

Smith Family Smoky Mountains & Dollywood Trip!

By Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

I read somewhere that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited park in the nation. With over 800 miles of trails, mountain vistas, forests, waterfalls, and scenic views, there’s no doubt why.  Between the park and its surrounding tourist-friendly towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, there’s truly something for everyone here. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday: Noteworthy travel news, earn up to 90,000 miles for future travel and LOW Delta SkyMiles deals!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

The U.S. travel ban on vaccinated foreigners entering our country is scheduled to be lifted this November!  Do you have relatives overseas that have been waiting to visit you?  Well, it looks like they may be able to travel to the U.S. just in time for the holidays. … Read More »

The Caribbean: Evolving Vaccine Requirements

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

One of my favorite Caribbean Islands, Turks and Caicos, recently announced you must be fully vaccinated to visit their island (this applies to ages 16 years and older).  This may seem extreme to some, but I suspect we are going to see a growing number of islands make this same decision. … Read More »

Italy – Audra’s Re-Cap and three fave things!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’m not normally so forthcoming about my personal life and family trips but I just couldn’t help sharing Italy with everyone.   Here’s why:

  1. I wanted everyone to realize Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs actually does plan all of my big vacations and she is amazing.   This time my brother and I decided to let our parents oversee all the decisions and Danielle worked with Mom and Dad to plan the PERFECT trip for us.  
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Where’s Audra? She’s in …. Open to Find Out!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Rome!  Angela Rodda was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Rome from her gorgeous photos below!  Angela has won a $25 Giftcard from Village Burger!… Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s on the Amalfi Coast – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s on the Amalfi Coast!  Jennifer Morris was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Amalfi from her beautiful photos below!  Jennifer has won a $20 Giftcard from SOHO Office! … Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s in Tuscany – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Tuscany!  Kim Gavlak was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Tuscany from her gorgeous photos below!  Kim has won a bottle of Michael’s Wine from Vino Venue. … Read More »