How to enjoy a world-class vacation… with NONE of the planning? Easy.

April 2, 2021
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When I’m not DJing on Cincinnati’s Mix 94.9, you can find me traveling the world and sharing my journeys here.

Sometimes, you just want someone else to do the work for you!

How amazing does that look? Grand Palladium White Sands in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

I love vacation planning. 


The dreaming, the browsing, comparing itineraries, deciding which sights to see… and then finding promo codes to do it all for less.  It’s almost a competitive sport!

But sometimes you just want to type in the date you want to leave, when you want to come back, punch in your credit card info, and pack your bags.

I totally get it.

A relaxing day by the pool is always time well spent. Grand Palladium White Sands, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

This month, I want you to be in the know about Vacation Express, a one-stop shop for setting up your next trip. They’ve booked over 2,000,000 vacations since 1989!  Maybe you’ve been on one of their vacations or know someone who has. Vacation Express offers a variety of resorts paired up with easy flights, often non-stop, and unlimited food and beverages for a truly all-inclusive experience.


My friend and Mix 94.9 evening host Bud Stross got married in February 2020 and by March, the world was a very different place.  So, they had to postpone their honeymoon until last month.  They finally had the chance for their dream getaway in Mexico and I was curious to know what the experience was like.

Bud and his wife Aryn explore the Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Mexico.

“It was amazing.” said Stross, “We’ve used Vacation Express for other trips so when it was time to plan our honeymoon, we knew who we were booking with.”

These lovebirds enjoyed the Romance Bungalow room at the Grand Palladium White Sands in Riviera Maya, just south of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  The resort featured a man-made river that meandered through the property.

Bud and Aryn snapped this photo of the beautiful bedroom at the resort.

One of the best parts of an all-inclusive experience is that your food and beverages are included in the price of the trip.

“We used their app, which was very helpful and allowed us to reserve spots for dinner reservations contact-free. We also noticed there were many other safety protocols in place including deep cleaning, masked employees, and QR Codes for menus.  We also enjoyed the convenience of having a COVID-19 test done at the end of our trip by a doctor at the resort… for free!”

Delicious desserts with a personal touch.

Excursions are also operating, allowing visitors to explore attractions off the resort property. The two explored Rio Secreto, featuring caves deep in the jungle on a natural reserve.

“We followed that up with a guided tour of the Mayan Ruins of Tulum. It was incredible and we watched people snapping the best Instagram selfies everywhere… we snagged a few for us as well!”

Private white-sand beach? Yes please!

All-inclusive vacations start at just $379. Click here to learn more about destination options from CVG and how to book your next trip – what better way to depart from your home base in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky or Indiana and head to a tropical destination!


During the month of April, listen to Mix 94.9 for the chance to win one of four all-inclusive trips for two to Vacation Express destinations like Punta Cana, Cancun, Los Cabos, and Riviera Maya. You’ll stay at a fabulous Riu resort and enjoy non-stop flights from CVG.  Click here for details on how to enter.

Evenings are perfect for a late-night stroll under the moonlight.

So, whether you want to do the planning or prefer to leave it to the pros, book your next vacation today.  Visit the Jay’s Deals page to find the lowest flights and vacation packages from CVG Airport.


And remember, for vacations outside of the United States and its territories (St Thomas, etc.), you’ll need a valid passport. Here’s how to get or renew yours!  And don’t forget, Real ID requirement is just around the corner.  Check out more information here and how to get your Real ID based on where you live. 


I’ll see you on a beach somewhere warm!



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