I’m the first to admit, I’m a tough cookie to impress. After experiencing so many amazing destinations, resorts, and restaurants, the bar is high. And I was charmed by Marbella – in a BIG way! Marbella, Spain is nestled between the Sierra Blanca mountain range and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It’s historic center, “Casco Antiguo,” […]

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Charmed by Marbella

Heading to Scotland? First of all, we’re jealous! Secondly, we want to help you prepare and pack correctly. The Scottish weather can be unpredictable. You can sometimes experience four seasons in one day. So the key is layer, layer, layer.  Here are some must haves:  Kilt etiquette: Scots do not wear kilts outside of wedding […]

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Packing List: Scotland

The dreaded breakup. We’ve all been through them. And we’ve all come through on the other side. In our travel business, we try to foresee future breakups. We understand that bookitbox TRAVEL is not the right partner for everyone.  Therefore we have an initial 2-step process that helps us determine if we’re a match.  #1. […]

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It’s not you, it’s me.

When I began researching becoming a Travel Entrepreneur, I realized that in order to make the commitment to serve clients fantastically, the bookitbox TRAVEL business model had to not rely solely on commissions. You see, when we as Travel Advisors book travel, as an incentive, hotels, cruise lines, tour companies, and travel suppliers pay a […]

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Why we charge a Design Fee

Budget. There, we said it. The awful “B” word. As Travel Advisors (AKA the “new” term for “travel agent”), there is a divide about the word “budget”. Do you even bring the word “budget” up in conversations with clients? Or do you simply act like budgets don’t exist?   In the official opinion of bookitbox TRAVEL, […]

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The “B” Word

“If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.” -Beyonce I like you. You like me. We’re a match made in (travel) heaven. So, I want to put a ring on it! In other words, we’ve had a chat and determined that your vacation dreams are aligned with our magic, and we […]

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How It Works: Put A Ring On It 💍

Things are getting real. Very real. You’re just days away from your bookitbox TRAVEL adventure. As you start packing, here are some “don’t forget” items: 

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Packing Essentials

Ah, Paris, the city of love. The architecture, sidewalk cafes, fresh flower stands, croque monsieur….what’s not to love? We love Paris! But how can we make Paris love us back? Here are a few tips:  Ready to plan your Paris getaway? 

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How to not be a jerk in Paris

Banks and credit unions are generally the best places to exchange currency and offer reasonable exchange rates and the lowest fees. We do recommend avoiding airport kiosks once you’ve arrived at your destination.  If you haven’t packed your bags, you may have the time to get the best currency exchange rates before you leave. Many […]

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Currency Exchange

We’re covering everything you need to know about traveling with money, money, money. Q: How much cash should you carry when traveling?  A: Enough for cash tips (think: bellman & drivers), souvenirs and mom & pop shops.  In our opinion, everything else should go on a credit card (preferably a card that offers travel reward […]

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Money, Money, Money

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