Best scones from Scotland to your table.

Where did Scones come from? Nobody is sure but they do know it's a traditionally connected between England, Scotland & Ireland. We bring you this recipe so you can have a taste of a Scottish dish. 20 mins prep - Cook 15 mins - ready in 35 mins. Preheat over 400 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between your fingers until it is in pea sized lumps. Stir in the currants. Mix together 1/2 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Overworking the dough results in terrible scones! With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2

We Are Still Here....

During times like this, we all have to take a step back & refocus on how & what we do every day.  COVID-19 has brought many unknowns to us.  It's how we react that will keep ourselves & our families safe. In the travel industry, we've seen or heard about many different things on the news, in newspapers or on social media.  Our world has been flipped upside down but only for the time being.   I do know once things are back to normal, people will travel again.  It's in the blood of many who have a passion for travel.  Some have to travel due to work and others may want to reconnect with their families.   While there are others that just want their toes in the sand. I have been working steady w

10 mins. of your life ~ You'll never get back.

I know our lives are full of family, work & the daily shores. So, you're busy, I get it. We all are. But when it comes time to go on a vacation & get your air booked, wouldn't it be nice to be able to upgrade your seats or even pay for your seats with miles? This is why we ask our clients to sign up for Sky miles when traveling. There is value in doing so & taking the 10 mins. out of your crazy lives to do this. Down the road they do add up & therefore you would be able to use them or gift them for traveling. We're happy to add your sky miles numbers to your trip. We want to see that later you can use them or upgrade with them. I know I was able to use mine for a free trip & only had

Bucket List dreams do come true...

If you ask people about their bucket list, most will not mention this country. If you say…Australia…they will usually say…”I’d like to go there” What many people don’t realize is how big Australia is. It is almost at large as the US, and consequently you need a travel plan to assure that you have the time available to do what you “must” do. It’s best to spend some time listing things that you “must” see and do…List those that you would “like” to see and do…and finally what you’d like to see and do but be OK with if you don’t. That's where I can help you. Australia is a greatly diverse destination. It has 8 independent states…each offering many unique opportunities. Escape by Travel can help

Sandals Barbados Red Lane Spa

The Red Lane Spa at Sandals Barbados is like no other. Once you arrive the smells just take your stress away and transform you into a different mind set. With their natural botanicals you will make you feel renewed. They offer so many different spa treatments that it becomes hard to choose. They have different stations for whether you need a pedicure, manicure or perhaps you need to have your hair done for a destination wedding. The Red Lane Spa knows just what you need to make your special day relaxing and stress free. Sandals Red Lane Spa offers private massage rooms with private outside showers. This is a great feature for the Couple Massage for their Destination Wedding & Honeymoon o

Couples Resorts

Whether your looking for an adult only resort or just want to experience a true Jamaican resort, Couples Resorts offers you both. Couples resorts offer you 4 different resorts on the island of Jamaica. There are two in Negril & two in Ocho Rios & each and everyone one is completely different from one another. Choose from any of the four Oceanfront properties What's Included... Whether you’re planning to say your "I Do's" on a private island, renew your vows in an intimate sunset ceremony on the beach or simply wish to enhance an already romantic occasion, we promise to make sure everything - from fresh flowers to flavorful island cuisine - is absolutely perfect. Your romance at any of the

Video: Money saving tips for Disney

When you are thinking about your next family vacation, think of Penny Gellatly & how I can help you plan a stress free Disney trip. Yes, I said stress free!! We can help you not only with tips, we can help you with dining options, fast passes & so much more. Contact Escape by Travel for your next magical experience. Escape by Travel in Cloquet, MN 218-591-3058 #Disney #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyLand #Florida #California #Family #destinationweddings #honeymoon #escapebytravel #mickeymouse #Frozen #Epcot #MagicKingdom #AnimalKingdom #DisneysHollywoodStudios

CUBA....IT'S ON MOST EVERYONE'S BUCKET LIST.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT TRAVELING TO CUBA? THERE ARE LOT'S OF DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT CUBA THAT MAKES PEOPLE WANT TO FLOCK TO THEIR COUNTRY AND WITH THE RICH CULTURE & HISTORY, WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO TRAVEL THERE. I KNOW MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE SAID THEY CAN'T WAIT. VISITING CUBA ISN'T AS EASY AS GOING TO MEXICO OR THE CARIBBEAN FOR VACATION, HOWEVER THEIR HAVE SOME OF THE MOST BREATHTAKING VIEWS. THE LONGSTANDING BAN ON CUBA TRAVEL HAS BEEN AMENDED TO ALLOW ALL AMERICANS TO TAKE PART IN TOURS TO CUBA THAT ENCOURAGE “PEOPLE TO PEOPLE” CONTACT. PREVIOUSLY, ONLY RELIGIOUS, EDUCATIONAL, AND CULTURAL GROUPS COULD LEGALLY TRAVEL TO CUBA, AND THEN ONLY WITH SPECIFIC PERMISSION FROM THE U.S. STATE DEPAR

Video: How to pack for your next Cruise

The attached video will be your guide. It will help you pack what you will need on your cruise. It will give you insights on what to expect, and how that will influence what you pack. Do not ignore it...not especially if you are going into a cruise ship for the first time. So when going on that next cruise you can plan ahead and save yourself some space. Let Escape by Travel help you plan your next cruise. Escape by Travel in Cloquet, MN 218-591-3058 #cruise #packingtips #caribbean #Mexico #Alaska #mediterranean #AroundtheWorldsailing #escapebytravel

Great Summer Kick Off - Tatanka

Looking for an excellent option to kick off your summer travels?   How about a road trip out to the Badlands, Black Hills & a few National Parks? Well that's just what we did.  We headed out on a Thursday & landed in Pierre, SD.  It was a nice ride across MN.  We packed a lunch & cooler so we could keep on truck-in along.  We didn't want to stay long in Pierre nor did we have much time in that small town.  We stayed in a Days Inn by Wyndham & had a late check in along with complementary breakfast.  I will say the rolling hills started in Pierre. Got up early Friday & hit the road.  Our goal was to land in Hot Springs, as we drove to Wall.    We visited and made sure to stop at the Famous Wal

A look at our 2017

2017 has been a great year for Escape by Travel. I'd like to share this with you and for those of you who have made it possible. As you all know, Jan - March is a very busy time of year as everyone is looking to get out of the cold for a week or two. So that puts us behind the screen plugging away trips for those getting away. In Jan., I had joined the Cloquet Chamber as one of their Ambassador's. It's been great working with local businesses to create different ideas of how to expand our networking skills. In March, we had great success from the Cloquet Home Show at the Black Bear Casino & look forward to do this show again in 2018. We've been fortunate enough to be able to travel for

Renewal package with a VIEW

Do you know a couple that is thinking about renewing their vows? Perhaps looking for a luxury and gourmet dining all in one. This rooftop renal of vow will set breath taking views for memories to last a life time. I'be seen this rooftop and the view and sunsets are just amazing. You can receive complimentary when they book a 3-bedroom sky suite for 3 nights and 2 additional rooms, or a 2-bedroom sky suite and 3 rooms for an intimate celebration on their own private rooftop! An exclusive Gourmet Inclusive vow renewal celebration catered right to your own private suite. The Sky Rooftop Vow Renewal package at Azul Fives Hotel is perfect for couples who wish to renew their vows in an intimate

Hyatt Ziva, Cabo

Our view from our room was beautiful and the sound of the waves was music to my ears.  The waves were crashing the shore lines & it sounded very inviting to sit and watch. Below were swim out rooms which are Adult only rooms.  Straight out was a quieter pool with lots of loungers in the water. On the backside of where our room was, there was a large Adult Only pool.  There wwe plenty of staff daily waiting on guest at each pool. The Adult Only side also has swim out rooms. I was able to tour this great family resort in Cabo.  It's a great resort for your destination wedding as it ofter so many different room options. With Heavenly beds and pillow menu, what else do you need to sleep like a b

Secrets Playa Mujeres Couple

Welcome Home to Secrets Playa Mujeres MY CLIENTS FROM IOWA JUST RETURNED HOME FROM THEIR STAY AT SECRETS PLAYA MUJERES RESORT IN CANCUN. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU! FOR THE AWESOME TRIP WE HAD TO CANCUN! THE RESORT WAS INCREDIBLE AND THE WEATHER WAS WONDERFUL! JODEE WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY OUR ROOM DECORATIONS AND THE CHAMPAGNE FOR HER BIRTHDAY...THANK AGAIN! Happy 50th Birthday to you!! SO WHETHER YOU PLANNING YOUR 50TH BIRTHDAY OR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY, I'M YOUR GIRL. I HAVE SOME AMAZING SUPPLIERS THAT HELP PUT THESE WONDERFUL TRIPS TOGETHER. SO STOP WINDOW SHOPPING ONLINE AND REACH OUT TO PENNY GELLATLY, ESCAPE BY TRAVEL FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION. I CAN HELP YOU 'DISCOVER THE WORLD, ON

Scuba Diving in Barbados with Sandals Resorts

Sandals Barbados Aqua Center Diving with Sandals Aqua Center crew was a blast. They were a great crew & always making sure that safety came first. The dive boat isn't at the beach area like most resorts. Because of their strong waves, they don't have a dock on location. The location is about a 20 minutes away. It's a nice ride. You will register with the Aqua Center near the swim up pool area and then from there you can get your times of diving set up. You will meet in the lobby and from there be transported to the Aqua Center dive shop and dive boat. Sandals owns their fleets that are used for diving and snorkeling so you can bet they are top of the line boats. There aren't any large f

Sandals Barbados 2015

Our stay at Sandals Barbados Resort in May, 2015 As most of my close friends and family knows, April or May is our vacation time for us. This is our time to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday. We always try to go to a new destination just to try something new. This year we went to Barbados and stayed at Sandals Barbados. This was our first time on vacation at a Sandals Resort. For those of you who have already stayed at Sandals will completely understand my WOW expressions. We were unsure of how busy the airport would be so we booked the Barbados Fast Track upon arrival. We were greeted by a Bajan who was holding a sign with our names on it. She was so sweet and spoke

Chocolates & Coffees

As we drove with the top down on our Mustang we both started craving something refreshing. We were in the Sanibel Island area and heard about the wonderful place called Pinocchios. We both had gotten to sample a couple different ice cream flavors before we decided. They offered many different coffees, sandwiches and ice creams. It's a great little hideaway place. When planning your trips, we can help with it all. From car rental type to places to go dine. Lets connect for our personal touch when planning your vacation. Penny Gellatly www.bookescapebytravel.com Penny@bookescapebytravel.com We're booking 2019 & 2020 all ready. #Florida #Familyfriendly #foodies #SanibelIsland #Pinocchios #icecr

Traveling with small children.

Are you going on a family trip soon? Worried about how your children can take a long haul flight? Long haul flights are daunting experiences for parents of young children. Families can experience delayed flights, lost luggage, and unexpected circumstances that can leave a family stranded in another place. Although it's normal for children not to be able to stay put for long periods of time because of their short attention span, it's still possible to survive what can be a stressful time. All you need to do is prepare! Here are tips on how to prepare for and survive long haul flights with kids: Avoid boredom by bringing a "Busy Bag" with you. This bag should contain toys, puzzles, coloring bo

Start Planning Early!

To many people aren't planning ahead of their holiday travel times. I often wonder why that is. Most of the time, it's because they don't know they can book further out. They don't know we can book them a land only option that will give them great rates & room options. They don't know that we can add the air at a later time. We're here to help you. Best option for anyone planning travel for Christmas, New Years, MEA weekend, Spring Break, Easter or any other big holiday is to contact us and let's talk about it. I have trips already booked for 2021. Yes, you read that correctly. Some people say it's to far out. Well that may be true, but this will allow you to make payments on your t

10th Anniversary @ The Royal Suites Turquesa ~ Punta Cana

Erin & Lance had decided to travel for their 10 year wedding anniversary. They contacted Escape by Travel and wanted to find an adult only resort that could offer her a nice jogging option in the mornings. She was preparing for the Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, MN. The View of their room. They said they had a wonderful time and this is exactly what they needed. They said the service and food was good. By the looks of that lobster, they never left the table hungry. I had booked their catamaran cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana before they left for their trip. This is one of the must do while in Punta Cana. They were picked up from the Royal Suites Turquesa lobby area and they were o

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