Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

Looking to get away this Summer? Take a easy flight down to

Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya … great value, great beach, great

property! Make your experience the best by contacting Herff Travel for great value added amenities. http://www.fairmont.com/mayakoba-riviera-maya/


Hawaiian and Tahitian voyage with Princess Cruises®

Look to this HawaiiaSunny Days & Starry Nights in South Pacificn and Tahitian voyage from Princess Cruises® for a 12-day escape from the everyday. With your accommodations, meals and entertainment all included, you’ll be carefree aside from deciding which island to explore. Tahiti? Moorea? Bora Bora? One is as enchanting as the next. Includes a $75 shipboard credit and bottle of wine. Virtuoso fares FROM $2,299 per person. Pacific Princess® departs April 11, 2014.

Contact Herff Travel for more information.



A trip to Switzerland …

Virtuoso Chairman’s Event (October 2013)

F. Peter Herff II


Recently, I returned from a week in Switzerland, attending a meeting in this gem of a destination, located in the very center of the European continent.

Switzerland is a country of many contrasts, from its three languages, to its high mountain terrain, to deep glacier lakes and urban centers, like Zurich and Geneva (two of the most delightful cities in Europe).

Switzerland has something for everyone.  In a country where the food is over the top and everyone speaks one of three languages. French in the West, German in Zurich and its environs and Italian in the South.  Yet another language spoken, not too familiar to many people, is Romansh and of course English is spoken all over the country.      

With easy access to other destinations in Europe, Switzerland has 5 different countries that touch its borders: France in the West, Italy to the South, Austria and Lichtenstein to the East and Germany to the North.

One very well kept secret, Switzerland has awesome wines, mostly grown along the shores of Lac Leman.  These wines are so good the Swiss never share them with the rest of the world, so to enjoy this integral part of Swiss cuisine one must come to this land, whose official name is still Confederation Helvetia.


The Alps, as the Swiss mountains are known, collectively still beckon those wanting to ski in winter or hike in the summer. The country is as safe as its mountain cable cars and lifts, not to mention its intricate railroads that run on time, as measured by the best watches in the world, that are all made in Switzerland.

Travel to Switzerland … the best kept secret in Europe. We will help you let the secret get out!




WaterColor Inn & Resort

WaterColor Inn & Resort
Herff Travel Associate, Lindsey Koehl, blogs about her trip!

WaterColor Inn & Resort, located in Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast between the resort towns of Destin and Seaside, (between the larger cities of Pensacola and Panama City) is a quick flight away from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio to a cozy, causally chic, beach resort community, and is not to be passed up.

Last weekend some friends and I travelled to WaterColor for a short weekend getaway. I was initially surprised at just how easy it was to get to WaterColor from San Antonio. With a quick connect through Houston, the flight from there to Panama City Beach was only an hour and 10 minutes. Upon landing we took a rental down scenic highway 30-A, passing other well-known beach communities along the way (such as Seagrove and Seaside).

WaterColor offers 60 luxurious room accommodations as well as 175 one to six room vacation rental homes. Our group of eight settled nicely into our lovely 4-bedroom vacation home in the Park District. The accommodations and fully-furnished, decorative amenities were very impressive, which lived right up to the resort’s 5-star distinction. My personal favorite touch on the home was the beautiful screened in porch and patio and full kitchen.

We were excited to learn too that all guests of the property receive complimentary access to bicycle rentals, resort pools and workout facilities and the lake area water sport equipment. These inclusions make getting around Watercolor easy and enjoyable. After just a 10-minute walk down the lovely landscaped sidewalks, you are in Seaside. Stop there for a famous lobster roll, shrimp and grits or key lime pie and some excellent shopping keepsakes.

If the biking and shopping aren’t your cup of tea, enjoy the beautiful, private white sand beach or try out your skills at one of the three area golf courses, pamper yourself at the InnSpa, practice your swing at the Tennis Center, take a paddleboard or canoe around the lake, or dine at one of the excellent resort restaurants. Whatever your fancy, you can be sure that the experience will exceed expectations. For those of you with children, there are activities galore!

I personally loved being able to enjoy the many different types of vegetation throughout WaterColor. From the pine trees and lush natural vegetation surrounding the lake and park districts, to the well- landscaped gardens and walking paths, to the lovely sand dunes and emerald green beach waters.

Contact your Herff Travel agent to book an unforgettable trip to this incredible beach resort!

Know before you go!

Planning your trip:

  • Is the name on your itinerary spelled correctly?
  • Does the name on your itinerary match your name as it appears on your driver’s license and/or passport?
  • Do you have sufficient blank pages in your passport for any visas?
  • Does your passport have at least 6 months validity remaining after the return date of your trip?
  • Is your drivers license valid through the end of your trip?
  • Have you inspected your itinerary and verified that all dates are correct?

Before you travel:

  • Have you checked with your cell phone provider to see if your service will work in all countries you will be visiting?
  • Do you have a numerical pin number, if you plan on using your ATM card?
  • Do you have credit cards that are accepted in the countries you plan to visit?
  • Have you notified your credit card company that you will be traveling and to expect charges from the places you will be?
  • If using cash, do you have the necessary currency?

Once on your trip:

  • When departing certain countries you will be required to pay departure taxes in local currency. Are you prepared to pay these taxes?
  • In some countries the baggage relations departing may be different from those in the US. Make sure that you are familiar with these policies.