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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! JAMAICA!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Donnie!!!
Negril, Jamaica...is truly paradise! The sunsets were AMAZING! This is one of my favorite vacations to date! Thank you, Donnie for putting this trip together! We had a wonderful, relaxing, stress free time and hated having to come back to reality! I cannot say enough about the amazing and friendly staff at our resort! The food, pool, beach, & entire resort atmosphere was wonderful! Looking forward to the next vacation and as always...working with YOU!!!
Kayaking on our Honeymoon at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica, August 2012.
Robert’s Caye, Belize 2013. Magical place where we spent part of our honeymoon. Hands down the best trip we have ever been on!!!
Looking out of the port holes on the submarine excursion - November 2015. Celebrity Southern Caribbean.
Also from the Celebrity Southern Caribbean Thanksgiving cruise from 2015!
Trying again! This is a picture under the water during a submarine excursion from our Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity over Thanksgiving 2015. Thanks to Donnie for helping us book!
Thank you, Donnie for always making our vacations stress free and amazing!
Playa Del Carmen...A little quiet spot of PARADISE!
20th wedding anniversary trip to Sandals, Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Thank you, Donnie Thompson Loved every minute.
Couldn't ask for a better honeymoon! We had an amazing trip to Greece! Thanks to the amazing planning of Donnie Thompson my husband's wedding planning duty was made easy!
My first cruise for my 40th Birthday.. planned by Donnie Thompson .. This was St. Lucia overlooking the Pitons....after that cruise I was addicted to cruising... we have booked 7 more cruises since with Donnie!!

Dreams and Destinations, Inc is a team of award winning travel designers who create amazing vacations, honeymoons, destination weddings and all types of group travel. - **Due to COVID-19 we currently offer virtual and phone consultations**

Hours at our main office in Ashburn, Virginia and at our Triad North Carolina location are by appointment and we are always available via email, IM and Social Media.

Mission: Dreams and Destinations, Inc tailors travel experiences for individuals, couples, groups and organizations to immerse themselves in destinations and local cultures; creating lifetime memories.

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[03/03/21]   Planning a picturesque romantic getaway is so easy when the right vacation ideas are in front of you. You and your partner can't go wrong when adding any of these ideas to your travel plans!

No matter if it's a relaxing beach getaway or escapades in a sophisticated city, we have ideas to create the most romantic travel experiences!

#romantictrip #tripfortwo #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Positano is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in Italy. Situated along the Amalfi Coast, practically every inch of Positano is picture-perfect!

Let us help you plan your romantic Italian vacation to the Amalfi Coast. Call or email us today to get started.

#romancetravel #positano #italy #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”

-Trenton Lee Stewart

#honeymoon #wedding #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestination

It's finally Friday! Time to pop a cork and celebrate! 🍾 🥂

Fun fact: Only sparking wines from the Champagne region of France (about an hour from Paris by train) can be called Champagne. Love a good glass of bubbly? Then you'll love spending time at the tasting houses learning more about how the winemaking process differs in Champagne.

A visit to Champagne can be easily added to most Paris itineraries. Call or DM us when you're ready to plan your trip to Paris with an excursion to Champagne!

#paris #champagne #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Villas are a huge travel trend right now! Many travelers are looking for a vacation with privacy and amazing views. Luxury villas are the perfect marriage of the amenities of home with exciting and exotic locations.

Best of all, a villa allows guests the chance to spread out, relax, and spend hours on the terrace enjoying a much needed change of scenery!

If you can’t wait to spend a vacation on this terrace, contact us via DM or email!

#privatevilla #luxurytravel #travelsafe #dreamsanddestinations

[02/24/21]   There are 365 beaches in Antigua! Feeling romantic and planning a getaway with a special someone? Antigua is the perfect place to start!

#antigua #caribbean #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestination

When you think of Munich, it’s easy to imagine Oktoberfest and lots of pretzels. It's actually a very romantic city though! Beautiful parks and gardens, charming cobblestone streets lined with local shops, and world-class dining options are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Munich for a romantic getaway.

Interested in learning more or planning a romantic vacation to Munich? Contact us for details! ✨

#couplestrip #munich #germany #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestination

It's National Margarita Day! How do you prefer yours? Frozen or on the rocks? Salted or not? Our fav is on the rocks, light salt with a splash of Grand Marnier! Of course our favorite place to drink Margaritas is Mexico. 🌴🍹

Thinking of margaritas in paradise? Whenever you're ready to plan call or email us. Don't forget to ask about our favorite places for margaritas!

#nationalmargaritaday #mexico #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Did you know more couples are engaged the weeks between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day than any other time of the year? 💍

Who got engaged this engagement season? Comment and show us your rings! 💕

#engaged #engagementring #wedding #dreamsanddestination

The food scene in Portugal's Algarve shouldn't be missed! Savor classic dishes like cataplana de marisco at a beachfront restaurant, or enjoy one of the region's 10 Michelin starred restaurants.

#algarve #portugal #foodietravel #dreamsanddestinations

The luxurious river pool suite at Canaves Oia, Luxury Resorts and Villas, Santorini offers stunning caldera sunset views from the river style plunge pool and outdoor spaces. Honeymoon perfection!

#honeymoon #santorini #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Want a sneak peek at our bucket list? Right at the top you'll find @AmaWaterways River and Rails of Africa

This amazing expedition includes time in Cape Town, a 4 night wildlife and safari cruise on the Chobe river in Botswana, a stop at Victoria Falls and ends with an ultra luxurious rail journey through Zimbabwe and South Africa on the historic Rovos Rail!

Ready for your own once in a lifetime travel experience? Feel free to call or DM us to discuss this, and other amazing journeys! ✨

#africa #safari #bucketlist #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

As much as we love the beach we definitely don't mind a snowy winter getaway. ❄️Especially when it comes with mountain views, enjoying a glass of wine by a roaring fire, spa days and dining in a snow globe!

📸Credit Fairmont Hotels

#winter #travel #whistler #dreamsanddestinations

Jamaican jerk is one of our favorite meals when we travel to Jamaica! This spicy dish is most often made with chicken or pork (although we have seen other variations over the years) and really is a Jamaican national treasure. To be honest, we don't even attempt to eat it outside of the Caribbean! Nothing we've found at home in the US has even come close. 🇯🇲 ⠀

The secret is the spice rub, or marinade, made with allspice berries, scotch bonnet along with a number of other ingredients AND the pimento wood that is used to slow cook the meat. The end result is a savory, spicy dish that is pure magic. Pair it with rice and peas and wash it down with a Red Stripe! 🇯🇲 ⠀

When you're ready to explore Jamaica and enjoy authentic jerk give us a call or a DM and we'll be sure to include a few of our favorite local spots on your itinerary! ➡️Contact in bio ⠀

#jamaica #jerkchicken #jamaicancusine #jamaicanfood #jerkpork #travelagain #jerk #jamaicatrip #jamaicavacation #caribbean #islandlife #travel #vacationinspiration #foodietravel #foodietrip #jerkshack #sandalsresorts #beachesresorts #scotchies #mobay #ochi #montegobay #ochorios #negril #travelwithus #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations #followyourdreams #wheredreamslead

It's finally Friday! After a week filled with snow, cold and groundhog shadows we figured everyone could use this view! We can't wait to get back to Grace Bay! 🏝️

Cheers to the weekend!

#beachesturksandcaicos #turksandcaicos #nofilterneeded #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Meet Leslie , our family and active adventure travel specialist!

🔸Leslie was bitten by the travel bug on two high school trips - Hawaii and a multi-country European trip

🔸Her favorite destination is Costa Rica (she is heading back for ANOTHER two weeks this summer!)

🔸Leslie’s degree is in Anthropology & Mayan Archaeology. She’s slept in a thatched hut in the middle of the jungle for 4 months and has been to most archaeological sites in Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan.

🔸Leslie is a trained chef who once owned a catering business!

🔸One of Leslie’s favorite restaurants is Le Chique at Azul Beach Riviera Cancun. She loved the food and presentation. We were there for that meal too and it was AMAZING!

🔸What’s Leslie’s favorite drink from all her travels? 25 year Centenario Rum with a slash of Coke and lime. Um, yes please!

Interested in talking with Leslie about your family or active (or active family) vacation? https://wheredreamslead.com/contact/

#costarica #activevacation #familytravel #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Engaged and considering a destination wedding? Sandals Resorts were created for 2 people in love and are located on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! We're hosting a VIP Virtual event with Sandals on February 18th where we're talking everything weddings with Sandals Resorts!

Event Registration = https://linktr.ee/dreamsanddestinations

#destinationweddings #sandalsweddings #dreamsanddestinations

What's one of the things we really love about Sandals Grenada? Having drinks poolside and never needing to leave your room!

Want to know more about these amazing Skypool Butler Suites? Call or DM us!


#Grenada #SandalsGrenada #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

20th Anniversary Giveaway - January

During our 20th Anniversary client appreciation event we are randomly drawing one Dreams and Destinations client on the last day of the month all year long. If you've traveled with Dreams and Destinations over the past 20 years be sure to check out our page at the end of each month!

Congratulations to Elaine, our January winner!

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" - Susan Sontag

This sums it up! Our list doesn't get shorter, we just add places to go back to. ✈️🖤

#travel #mondaymood #dreamingoftravel #dreamsanddestinations

Every year the monarch butterfly migrates from the US and Canada to winter in the central highlands of Mexico. During their 4 month stay the forest sanctuaries turn orange as millions of butterflies rest on the tall trees.

From November to March there are several areas in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage site) that will accept visitors. A visit to the monarch sanctuaries can also be easily customized with visits to important Aztec historical and archeological sites and cultural experiences.

#mexico #beyondthebeach #butterfly #dreamsanddestination

Cenotes are underground rivers in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula that were sacred to the Maya. Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving in these mystical waters!

#cenote #mexico #dreamsanddestinations

Looking for the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, Mexico? Maroma Beach should be at the top of your list. Imagine this view from your resort room!

For more information on Maroma Beach call or DM us!

#maromabeach #eldoradomaroma #dreamsanddestinations

📸 El Dorado Spa Resorts, by Karisma

New post featuring the Private Enclave wedding experience at El Dorado Spa Resorts, by Karisma. This is a fabulous option for couples looking for privacy and exclusivity for their destination wedding! ✨


Call or DM us to learn more about the Private Enclave wedding package at El Dorado Casitas!

#destinationwedding #eldoradocasitas #mexico #dreamsanddestinations

Today is National Plan for Vacation Day! It's been proven just planning a vacation is good for your health. Looking forward to a vacation definitely helps our mood and overall sense of wellbeing!

Not sure where to go or how to plan? We can help with that!

#vacation #takethetrip #travel #dreamsanddestinations #followyourdreams #wheredreamslead

Two years ago this was our spot to relax in the middle of a busy work trip. We wouldn't mind trading our office and a wintery forecast for this view today!

#monday #mondaymood #dreamsanddestinations

Sunday was made for brunch and brunch is always better when it comes with a view.

If we could have brunch anywhere we wanted today we'd head straight to Zumo in San Miguel de Allende for their chilaquiles and mimosas. Who can resist bottomless mimosas and a rooftop view? Definitely not us! 🇲🇽

#travelagainsoon #brunch #sanmigueldeallende #dreamsanddestinations

Who else thinks about travel all the time? We've been making lists of both far off and not so distant places we need to see ASAP! ✨ 🌎

What type of travel are you dreaming about these days? ✈️

#travel #travelwithus #travelagainsoon #dreamsanddestinations

✨TWENTY! ✨ ⠀

We're turning 20! Twenty years of sending clients to every continent on the globe! Twenty years of creating reconnections, celebrations, new beginnings and breaks from life's day to day demands. We feel that 20 needs a proper celebration so today we're kicking off year long festivities! ✨ ⠀

At the heart of this is our amazing team of travel advisors and destination wedding planners. AND each of YOU who have entrusted us through the years with your travel plans. It has been our great privilege to play a small part in your special moments and memories. ✨ ⠀

So from our Dreams and Destinations team to you... THANK YOU for an amazing journey so far! 🥂 ⠀

#20yearsold #travelwithus #dreamsanddestinations #followyourdreams

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." 💕

#martinlutherking #MLK #mondaymotivation

We always recommend getting out on the water when you visit the Turks and Caicos islands where the main attraction is fabulous beaches and stunning water. 🇹🇨

Don't just take our word for it though! We took a staff poll on our recent visit to Beaches Turks and Caicos. What was the #1 thing they would do if they only had 3 days on island? 100% said to get out on the water! At the top of their lists were the Kitty Katt cruise and the Provo Circumnavigation tour.

The Kitty Katt departs from Beaches with both family friendly AND adults only sailings. Board the vessel, enjoy refreshments, a DJ and entertainment. There are stops for snorkeling and seashell hunting. It is always a great time on this excursion!

The Provo Circumnavigation is perfect for guests who want to explore hidden coastal treasures around Providenciales. Travelers sail around the entire island with its amazing beaches + they also enjoy swimming and snorkeling stops, a beach BBQ and a chance to visit Pirates Cave where stranded pirates left carved messages. Anyone else just start humming yo ho ho?? No? Just us? ☠️🦜 🏴‍☠️

#turksandcaicos #islandvibes #dreamsanddestinations

When it comes to destination weddings our destination wedding specialists have a hands-on approach! We assist with resort selection, participate in pre-resort meetings and help oversee final details. At the center of this is our relationship with our resort partners and wedding coordinators, like Christelle at Beaches Turks and Caicos (pictured here).

What do we love about destinations weddings at Beaches Turks and Caicos (besides their awesome wedding team)?!? The flexibility our couples have with their weddings!

Have your wedding vision come to life with a completely customized wedding, or keep it super simple with an on-trend wedding inspiration curated for today's bride. Can't decide? You can mix custom elements reflecting your unique style with inspiration elements you love!

Pictured here Sandals Resorts Weddings "Inspired by Gold" tablescape.

📸 - Geico, Epix Photography - Beaches Turks and Caicos Beaches Resorts

#destinationweddings #beachesturksandcaicos #dreamsanddestinations

We're so honored and thankful to be selected as a top wedding vendor in the Northern Virginia region (honeymoon category) by the readers of Virginia Living Magazine ! Thank you to the clients who entrust us with their honeymoon plans and allow us to do what we love every day! Without you none of this is possible!

#thankyou #dreamsanddestinations #honeymoons #honeymoonplanners

Our Story

At Dreams and Destinations, Inc we are global travel designers passionate about helping clients explore amazing destinations all over the world for the past 19 years. We offer much needed vacation relief with all types of vacations, but are highly specialized in curating unforgettable honeymoons, fabulous destination weddings and customized group experiences. Our main office is currently located in Ashburn (just west of Washington D.C. in Loudoun County, Virginia), but our team of award winning travel advisors are based throughout the Mid-Atlantic and South East with clients worldwide. Together we work to make travel ( and destination wedding dreams ) reality. Dreams and Destinations - Where will your dreams take you?

**Due to COVID-19 impacts we currently are offering phone and virtual consultations at this time**

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