Just Imagine Vacations, Inc. is a travel company that
specializes in customized tours
for small groups to the Riviera Maya, on Mexico's Caribbean Coast.
Lydia Linton Pontius made her first trip to Akumal, Mexico in 1998, since then she has found reason (both
pleasure and work) to back several times a year. Her knowledge of the area (Puerto Morelos to
Tulum) is exhaustive and her contacts second to none. In 2006 she decided to put her Mexico
experiences to use by hosting and leading small groups (friends, reunions, schools). Typically
based in Akumal, these groups not only have a great time, they learn and experience things that
a normal commercial tour operator could not include. For instance, school children get to
meet and communicate with like-aged school kids in the area. Lydia's groups also become
involved with local environmental issues and organizations, thanks to her long-term involvement
in this area.
Located in Charleston, SC, Just Imagine Vacations also becomes involved in other selected destinations.
Having lived in the Charleston area for the last 15 years, Lydia is a perfect ground coordinator
for incoming groups. She also works in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, where she and her husband
own an old, Victorian
lakehouse in Westport, NY on Lake Champlain, together with family members. Again, her
extensive personal knowledge comes into play for anyone who would like to put
together a group of travelers, a wedding party or a family reunion in Upstate NY.
Lydia and her husband, Mike, also operate an internet company, Just Imagine, Inc., which has many business clients in these locations,
so they know the people professionally and