Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

There are pros and cons with both the all-inclusive and the pay-as-you-go vacation types. Weigh them before deciding on one over the other.

Pros of All-Inclusive Vacations

  • All-inclusive vacations are popular because of convenience. One price covers all your meals, drinks and accommodations. This can help with your budgeting and peace of mind.
  • All-inclusive resorts usually offer safety and more amenities. In most cases, the resorts provide quality accommodations and service.

Cons of All-Inclusive Vacations

  • All-inclusive resorts tend to be more expensive.
  • You may not be able to enjoy the culture of the destination. All-inclusive resorts are often insulated from their surroundings.

Pros of Pay-as-You-Go Vacations

  • You can see the sights that you want to see and eat in restaurants other than those on your resort. You are in control of your vacation, not your resort.
  • If you do not plan to spend your vacation drinking, eating and partying, pay-as-you-go may be less expensive.

Cons of Pay-as-You-Go Vacations

  • You may have to leave the resort to find places to eat or to buy groceries.
  • Pay-as-you vacations are not cashless. You will have to keep money or credit cards on you. You may have to consider exchange rates and learn foreign currency denominations.

All-inclusive resorts may be beneficial for those on tight budgets and who want a single price that will cover all of their needs. Pay-as-you-go may be better suited for vacationers who want to see more than just the resort and who feel comfortable traveling off the resort.

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Pondering an “all inclusive” vacation – but afraid, like batteries, the fun is not included? Don’t worry, with the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta, a fun and amenity-packed experience is guaranteed!

  • Exciting activities…
    Grab your beach bag and enjoy a variety of complimentary watersports – relax by the pools, snorkel, kayak, play volleyball, shake a leg during dancing and water aerobics activities. Or take advantage of your resort credit and enjoy the limitless adventures of Banderas Bay water sports, including scuba, deep sea fishing, sailing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, and more. Landlubber? From world-class golf to sightseeing, bikes, and ziplines, an array of escapades await.
  • Guaranteed, top-of-the-line accommodations…
    Pack your bag and get ready for breathtaking Banderas Bay views, HDTV and Wi-Fi, hydro spa tub, cozy bathrobes, complimentary room service and more! Grab a drink from your in-room wine and liquor dispenser and kick back on your balcony like a rock star.
  • Drinks, dinner, and entertainment – INCLUDED!
    Stop worrying about your tab and enjoy wining and dining at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s six distinctive restaurants, sip top-shelf beverages at one of four fantastic bars and lounges, our get out and take part in parties, shows, concerts, music, and nightlife aplenty.

Book your all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Vacation today, only with, and live – tab-free.

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

When the beach is beckoning with miles of sugar white sand, blue skies, and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, make plans to head for Alabama and the beaches of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan and Orange Beach.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are just 7 miles apart and the ride to Fort Morgan is less than 40 minutes from both locations providing you with three easy to access areas no matter which beach location you choose.


Take advantage of the End of Summer Splash on August 31, at The Wharf in Orange Beach. There will be plenty of activities all day and into the night. Play miniature golf, ride the Ferris wheel, take boat rides, watch movies, and enjoy the light show, live performances and fireworks.

Things to Do in Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan and Orange Beach

While vacationing in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan/Orange Beach area, a variety of activities are available for all ages. From picnicking and tours of historic locations to frolicking at a water park, you’re days will be filled with fun and excitement.


  • Gulf State Park
  • Meaher State Park
  • BonSecour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Battleship Memorial Park
  • Blakeley State Park

Family Fun

  • Fort Morgan
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  • Waterville USA
  • Sharky’s Family Adventure Park
  • Fat Daddy’s Arcade

When you’re ready to plan your dream vacation, contact us at

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Sunny beaches, pristine water, blue skies, and magnificent sunsets are just a few of the natural amenities awaiting you in Vallarta, Mexico. Whether you plan to arrive by plane, cruise ship, or vehicle, expect a tropical atmosphere filled with fun, adventure and relaxation.

When planning a trip to Mexico, creating a checklist of things to do in preparation for your vacation will ensure you have everything you need.

Travel Tips to Mexico

Depending on the time of year you plan to travel, make reservations through for accommodations. During the busy season, availability may be limited. Booking well in advance ensures great accommodations at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta.

Safety is an issue no matter where you travel. Steps to take while in Mexico include:

  • Bring the international phone number for each of your credit cards with you in case of emergencies.
  • Scan all travel documents before leaving home and email them to yourself.
  • Leave valuables at home unless absolutely necessary.
  • Check with the US State Department for safety announcements before leaving so you’ll be aware of problematic areas.
  • Consider wearing a money belt to hold cash, cards and passport.
  • Carry only the cash you need. Purchase traveler’s checks.
  • Avoid dark, deserted areas.

When you’re ready to make hotel reservations, or if you need information about availability and pricing, contact by calling or using our convenient online form.


Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

1dominicanrepublicTraveling to the Dominican Republic offers many opportunities for excitement, exploration, adventure, and Punta Cana luxury accommodations. Along with spectacular beaches and a vibrant nightlife, you’ll have many interesting activities for entertainment.

Before heading out on an excursion to visit local areas and partake in activities and events, it’s a good idea to be aware of travel tips to help keep your vacation all that it should be.

Travel Tips to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

  • The Dominican Republic is a prime destination for travelers and choosing accommodations is an important first step. Anytime you travel, check hotel availability at your destination and make reservations in advance.
  • If arriving by plane, the Dominican Republic has multiple international airports. Book a package that includes airport transfers so you don’t end up with an expensive taxi trip to your destination.
  • A great way to see the city and countryside is through group tours. Tours eliminate the expense of car rental along with making your way around unfamiliar territory.
  • Learn a few words of Spanish if you plan to be out-and-about, especially when driving, to translate road signs.
  • Understand currency restrictions and import and export custom fees.
  • Be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • Stay in well-lit tourist related destinations.
  • Do not flash your cash.
  • Hurricane season runs June to November.

Contact and let us help get the ball rolling in reserving the perfect accommodations for your vacation.

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 20 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

cancun1When you’re looking for a luxury vacation, you want something all inclusive, that’s going to offer you a little bit of everything during your stay. Hard Rock Hotels go above and beyond what you would expect in all inclusive vacations, and there are plenty of destinations to choose from.

The Stairway to Heaven

When you visit Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you’re well on your way to the stairway to heaven. Your deluxe suite can be as exquisite as you want it to be, including a double hydro spa tub, a private terrace and the best premium liquor selection Hard Rock has to offer.

Living in Paradise

If it sounds good to slip away and indulge in a little piece of paradise, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun might be just want you’re looking for. As far as all inclusive vacations go, this hotel fits the bill. You’ll love the live entertainment that’s happening every night, as well as top-of-the-line service in your room, at the pool, or anywhere else on the grounds.

Everyone wants to feel like a rock star at some point in their lives, and Hard Rock Hotels make that fantasy a reality.

No matter which destination you choose, we’re eager to make sure you have the absolute best all inclusive vacation experience. If you haven’t made your reservations yet, please contact us today!

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Crashing waves on the coast of Alabama.If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, one of the best travel tips we can offer is for you to make reservations at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta. In addition to being centrally located, this luxury resort has everything you could need to make your Mexican vacation full of great memories.

Pamper Yourself

Whether you indulge individually or as a couple, the Rock Spa is the ultimate path to relaxation. You can enjoy a luxurious massage or receive a revitalizing facial, among many other spa services.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Are you looking for a quiet dinner for two? Maybe you’d enjoy dinner and a show? Either way, the nightlife at the Hard Rock Hotel is beyond compare. You won’t have to venture far from your suite to enjoy some of the best entertainment Vallarta has to offer.

Embark on a City Tour

Vallarta is one of the most exquisite cities in Mexico, and when you venture out on a City Tour, you’ll get to see what makes this part of the world so special. This tour is filled with the area’s most popular attractions, including cathedrals, shopping and a visit to the local marine park, Los Arcos. It truly does offer a little bit of the best of Vallarta.

If you haven’t made your reservations for the Hard Rock Hotel in Vallarta, please contact us today!

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

cancun1When you’re planning a trip to Mexico, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to blend into the customs there. A Mexico vacation can be very relaxing and refreshing, so if you’re hoping to go soon, we’d like to offer you a few travel tips to help make your visit even more enjoyable.

Tip #1: Be sure to tip for great service

Tipping is a normal practice in the U.S., but in Mexico you’re going to find many more opportunities to express your appreciation. In addition to tipping your servers in restaurants, be prepared to tip at gas stations, street performers and taxi and bus attendants too.

Tip #2: Practice your bartering skills when shopping

Shopping is an exciting activity in Mexico, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay the stated price. Bartering for goods is a widely-accepted practice, and if you learn how to do it right, you can get some excellent deals.

Tip #3: Take advantage of the plentiful Mexican restaurants

Mexico boasts some of the most amazing restaurants in the world, so be sure you pay many of them a visit. Enjoy different kinds of traditional dishes so you can really immerse yourself in the culture.

If you’re looking forward to your trip to Mexico, we’d like to help make your vacation even better. To make your reservations, please contact us today!

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

rivieraA sunny strip of gorgeous resort hotels, exciting tourist delights, first class restaurants and fabulous shopping, Riviera Maya is a vacationer’s paradise. Known as the Mayan Riviera, Mexico’s premier vacation playground is situated south of Cancun along the Yucatan Peninsula’s scenic Caribbean coast.

Where to Shop

A vacation spent enjoying Riviera Maya’s stunning beaches, incredible snorkeling, historic Mayan ruins and world class spas is a trip to remember. You’re sure to find the perfect souvenir at Hard Rock’s boutiques or one of the local roadside markets; but serious shoppers will want to shop Playa del Carmen’s legendary Fifth Avenue.

Shopping Tips

We recommend starting at a fixed price chain to get an idea of typical prices before you start exploring the avenue’s shops. Mexicans consider haggling part of the fun so don’t be afraid to bargain. When you find something you like, compare prices at several shops before you buy.

Best Souvenirs

  • Mexican handicrafts. For authentic handicrafts, look for brightly colored serapes and blankets and embroidered shawls and handbags made in Chiapas.
  • Silver jewelry. The best hand-crafted silver jewelry comes from Taxco. Always look for the .925 sterling silver stamp.
  • Carvings and masks. For handcrafted Mayan masks and carvings of jaguars, devils and skeletons, shop at artists’ cooperatives.

Experience the wonders of the Mexican Riviera; book your Hard Rock Riviera Maya vacation on today.

Posted by iTrip Vacation Rentals On August - 13 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

riviera-mayaThere’s something for everyone at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya! From world-class dining to a private white sand beach, this 5-star paradise by the azure blue waters of the Caribbean Sea is the all-inclusive vacation you’ve been looking for.

Family Time

You and your family can rock on with live entertainment and daily activities that include kayaking, biking and snorkeling. Play in the family-friendly and kid’s pools and enjoy a snack or meal poolside or at one of the delicious restaurants that cater to all members of the family. Your young ones will love the attention they receive at the Little Big Club, while the older kids can hang out at the Teen Lounge & Disco. Ultimate Playtime packages are available that include babysitting with amped up diversions for children.

Adult Retreat

Heaven at the Hard Rock – this exclusive adults-only area of the hotel is a resort within a resort. It features exquisite dining experiences, private spas and pools, night clubs with top-shelf refreshments and lavish amenities. You’ll be treated like a rock star from the moment you arrive until your final encore. Deluxe accommodations include private balconies or terraces, liquor dispensers and stocked mini-bar, 24-hour room service and plush Egyptian cotton bedding. Nearby attractions await to tantalize the adventurous spirit.

If you’d like more information about all inclusive vacations at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, contact us today!