FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- So you've planned the ultimate vacation. You've scanned the Internet, seen numerous pictures of exotic resorts. You've probably already daydreamed yourself wearing your new vacation clothes right into the picture they show of the pool with everyone having a glorious time. The waitresses are slinky, the waiters svelte. They've got Chiclet teeth hostesses catering to your child's every whim. There's a little sum-sum for everyone.
Then you snap back to reality. This is all on you. The entire family is counting on you to pull this off, so you choose between this and that, mountain or beach, inland or island, and at last you push the button. Bam! The charges are already on your credit card. There's no way out now. Everyone's so excited you end up having to make at least two potty stops and one fast food run, and you've only gotten a mile from home. But you're thinking, I don't care, there's a payoff at the other end so you're willing to placate everyone in the car in order to get to the place where the sand is warm, the kids can jump in the ocean, and the bartender is more than willing to run drinks down to your chaise lounges so he can get another close-up view of your teenage daughter lying there in her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini.
But here's the reality check. You finally arrive at the airport; you step up to the counter in a state of nirvana and WHAT! You find out that the flight is delayed or cancelled. If it's delayed, you and the wife hunker down, slam back a few at the bar while the kids are tethered by extra luggage tag strings to the railing that separates you from passengers scurrying by, in the hopes they don't slip away. One drink leads to two as the minutes slip by, and the next thing you know ... you're stuck in limbo and the only thing exotic is the umbrella in your drink.
This is why most American travellers choose to book their vacations through a travel agent. They're experienced. They've done their research. They've gotten real referrals, so what they offer you is actual reality. Your vacation won't be filled with surprises that cannot be changed, altered, or reconfigured. You have a point person to contact when things go wrong. Their ability to make magic happen is impeccable.
Don't leave your vacation up to faux photos and misleading information. Check out National Plan A Vacation Week this March 18-24th at www.planavacationweek.com and connect with a professional travel agent easily. Take a real vacation.
Before you hop on a plane, go see the Mona Lisa, take a surf lesson, or book a Caribbean cruise ... contact a professional travel agent. Ask questions and get the inside scoop. It's your vacation and you have earned it!
SOURCE National Plan A Vacation Week