If Ireland is not on your travel list when travel reopens, it should be. Ireland is a fantastic destination for a first-time visitor to Europe and can easily be combined with a visit to the UK or Paris. English is the native language, Irish hospitality food, drinks, music and dance are legendary, and the green natural landscapes are breathtaking. Over 50 million Americans and over 4 million Canadians can trace their ancestral roots back to Ireland. What are you waiting for? Check out the top things to do in Ireland…
Thought you were finished with holiday sweets right? Not quite, as National Whip Cream Day is January 5th so you can indulge all you want on this day to celebrate this sweet topping that is so delicious with many drinks and deserts.
You may be wondering why this sweet treat has its own holiday and where was Whipped Cream first invented? Enjoy this short read about everyone's favorite desert topping and have fun sharing this nugget of gratifying knowledge at your next dinner or desert party.
Wow!! The last week was unprecedented in the travel industry with the daily policy changes and ultimately a full suspension of cruise operations for 30 days caused by COVID-19. Sorry that so many of you were affected by these changes disrupting many travel and vacation plans. Each cruise line’s policies seem to be changing daily as they figure this out but they have all be pretty flexible in offering generous Future Cruise Credits (FCC) for those that wish to reschedule their canceled cruises or are within their allowed time period for rescheduling booked cruises this year.
Here are 7 tips to help you rebook and secure your best cruise vacation possible using FCC while the cruise lines remain flexible.
Don’t let the Coronavirus ruin your travel plans. With some pre-planning there are some safer modes of transportation to keep you and your family healthy. The key is to control your travel environment as much as possible and exposure to massive crowds and gatherings (always bring your sanitizing wipes). In this blog we’ll concentrate on healthier modes of transportation and in future blogs we’ll explore and list some amazing safer and uncrowded destinations.
Warning: Some of these modes of travel may get you into great shape as well
We, along with many other travel firms and suppliers have been extremely busy changing and amending travel plans, answering questions and assisting our groups and travelers in all manners so wanted to provide an update on the latest that we have learned from this fluid situation.
PICTURE THIS: You tightened your seat belt and are taxiing on the airport runway for your 8 + hour long haul international flight when the airplane captain finishes the pre- flight announcements with “sit back, relax and enjoy your flight”. Sound familiar? I always chuckle when hearing these comments knowing they are intended solely for the privileged first and business class passengers enjoying state of the art comfort in the exclusive front section of the plane loaded with upgrades, amenities and services. Meanwhile, myself and fellow unfortunate souls restricted to the cramped rear of the plane in “Coach” are just trying to figure out how to endure, survive and not be scarred for life from this long flight experience.
Typical upgrade price from coach to business and first class seats on long haul international flights can range from $1,500 on the low side to easily over $10,000 per ticket. If these extra flight costs don’t fit into your travel budget then I have some good news and strategies for you that will help you survive and even thrive making flying in coach feel like first class.
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone an amazing year of making inspiring connections and aha moments. My own 2020 resolution is to collect more magical moments and not things. This brings us back to our topic of Cruising Wave Season and why this event should matter to the over 23 million cruisers and those that would like to take a first cruise.
According to airline reports, over 47 million people are expected to fly around the world this year on U.S. Airlines over the holidays with the busiest day of 3 million flying on Friday, December 20th alone. Holiday travel can be stressful. As long time travel road warriors, we have prepared these Holiday Travel Survival Tips to help you get ready and relief stress for your holiday travels. Feel free to share and let us know your own tips.
There is no better gift you can give your kids than travel. Travel for a child is like a living classroom and is one of the best investments you can make for their education and future.
Children always remember their sense of adventure and research shows that being in a new environment and eliminating regular daily interferences actually allows kids to make neural connections that stick. I recently read a story that children can retain up to 16 different travel memories for their lifetime. What memories do you want them to retain and with who? Check out our 7 reasons to give your kids the Gift of family travel and make new family memories together.
Still thinking about getting away for the holidays? Where to go what to do?
No worries, my family always traveled for the holidays and here are my top 5 Family Friendly Holiday Destinations. Kids, don’t worry as Santa always knows where you’ll be so will never miss out on presents or a visit by St. Nick by being away from home. Your entire family will have a great time and make incredible memories at these amazing destinations.
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