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Thank you for your perfect choice. We will call again when we are ready for another trip.

Diane and Brian, Strathroy (trip to Costa Rica)
Travel consultant: Monica Purdon, monica@blowestravel.com

 We loved our trip to Costa Rica. There is nothing bad to say about it. The hotel RIU Guanacaste was spotless, the food was great, the room was really nice with a view of the mountains.

It was their dry season so everything was pretty brown except for the hotel property because they can water. We were on the fifth floor and heard and saw the howler monkeys.  It was very hot but we loved it. One tiny drawback was there was nothing to really see snorkeling. We went on a sunset catamaran with snorkeling but still nothing much to see . We loved it so much that it didn't matter.  All in all, we would recommend Riu Guanacaste. Thank you for your perfect choice. We will call again when we are ready for another trip .

I must say this is the best vacation destination we’ve ever experienced.

Paulina and Vito, London (trip to Mayan Riviera, Mexico)
Travel consultant: Zeri Zavala, zeri@blowestravel.com

We are back from our vacation in Riviera Maya – Valentin Resort. I must say this is the best vacation destination we’ve ever experienced. Everything went perfectly 

We got an amazing room with the balcony view we wanted.I can’t say enough about the resort, excellent service and incredible staff. Even the food was fantastic.

I would not hesitate to go back to Riviera Maya – Valentin Resort. Please keep me posted for any good deals to this resort for next year 

Thanks for your help, Zeri, to make this dream vacation possible.

Enjoyed our Backroads bus tour through Ireland! Thanks Karen!

Carol, London (trip to Ireland)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves.  I am not an outdoorsy person, and there was a lot of walking and climbing outside, but I found it very stimulating, and it helped me not to gain weight eating all those potatoes and scones.  Paul, the photographer of the group, took thousands of beautiful pictures.  We had a great group of people to travel with; 14 Australians and 2 Canadians from Toronto and we got along very well.

The tour bus was brand new, so that was nice; some said they needed a little more leg room, but I was fine.  The first night we arrived at our hotel with no rooms available for us; apparently, the reservation had changed and no one told our driver or guide.  The replacement hotel was nice.  In fact, the accommodations were lovely, with a mix of modern and old; Kilronan castle was “posh” as our guide described, Benner’s Dingle was extremely charming and felt right at home, Park House had the best scones, Beech Hill Country house was beautiful.  We found Blarney Castle to be very out of date and many of us had noise complaints, whether it was exhaust fans running or people outside our room until the early hours of the morning (we were above the pub and people would come and go, singing, shouting.  Since they don’t have air conditioning (as many don’t), windows have to stay open or it’s too hot).  Blarney was our least favourite area as there is nothing to do there except see Blarney Castle, which we didn’t want to see and did not go to.  We did like the fact that we stayed at most hotels for two nights.

The excursions were very interesting; we could have used more time at the amazing Titanic Museum; the Ulster-American Folk Park was awesome; and of course the scenery was gorgeous.  They definitely took us back roads where larger coaches couldn’t drive and saw some out-of-the way interesting sights like a very tiny and extremely old cemetery and took some very windy roads up the cliffs.  The visitor centres were a lot more interesting than anticipated.

Our day would start with breakfast by 8:00 and back to a hotel by 6:00, with dinners that were included by 7:30 (could use more of those), with a very full itinerary.  The bus would stop every hour or two, or when requested, and there would be washrooms available.  The tour guide was great; what he couldn’t tell us, our guides at certain stops would fill in.  The driver was also great.

We would definitely consider travelling like this again.  We had so much fun.  Thanks for your help, Karen