Experience the Sandals & Beaches Resorts of Jamaica With Casie – Part 3

 

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Another great reason to stay at a Sandals or Beaches property is to support the Sandals Foundation! It is a non-profit organization launched back in March 2009 to help Sandals Resorts International continue to make a difference in the Caribbean. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards funding areas like education, community and environment.

One of the ways you can support Sandals Foundation is by bringing a backpack with school supplies, clothing, toys/games and books. When you check into your resort they will take the backpack from you and distribute the items accordingly. While you are on vacation you can get involved and give back with Reading Road Trip through Island Routes. Visitors can volunteer 2 hours of their time at one of Sandals Foundation’s adopted schools. You get to interact with the children and help them with their literacy skills. There is a nominal fee which includes cost of ground transportation.

Another way to support Sandals Foundation is simply by making a donation. When you are checking into one of their properties you can make a donation at that time or anytime online.

Jamaica is currently supporting the following projects; Great Shape Dental Eye Care Program, Marine Sanctuaries and Construction & upgrades to local schools. Each year volunteers include opticians, optical technicians, nurses and more from the United States and Canada to participate in the weeklong clinic.

Sandals and Beaches Resorts have also made an environmentally friendly decision to use paper straws only. If you do not like paper straws you can purchase a reusable straw at the gift shop on property. All proceeds go to Sandals Foundation.

Sandals and Beaches completely changed my perspective of what an All Inclusive resort can be.  If you’re looking for more than just your standard, cookie cutter hot holiday then give me a shout at 306-934-3400 or casie@uniglobevacation.com and we can start planning your Luxury Included vacation today!

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Colleen’s Holland America Holiday To Alaska – Part 6

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We are on the last leg of our trip back through the Inside Passage.  It is a beautiful day meant to sit on the verandah and watch the scenery.  We have seen so much wildlife throughout the cruise and have been able to visit Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.  My favorite of course was Ketchikan.  It had the beautiful walking trail, totem poles and I think the best shopping and probably the only place that we seen Haida art.

The cruise has been great and we have loved the staff on the Westerdam.  I think it is one of the things that set Holland America apart from other cruises.  If you ever get the opportunity to cruise on the Westerdam, look out for Randy in the billboard lounge and I hope that you are lucky enough to have Zam and Moe as your room stewards.   As always there is the endless food and much time spent in the gym trying to work it off.  We really enjoyed the dueling pianos in the billboard lounge with 3 shows every night and BB Kings.  We will dock tomorrow in Vancouver and we are already thinking about coming back to Alaska.  Thank You Holland America for an awesome holiday. 

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