Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard this thrilling ride that is the holiday season! As fellow travelers, we know that taking to the skies can sometimes feel like an episode of an adventure-survival TV show - especially during the holidays.
But fear not, we will share some holiday travel tips that will make you more confident and prepared so you will be taxing down the runway like a fearless champion.
Hello fellow ocean cruisers. Is cruising your passion and your favorite vacation style? Have you already explored the vast ocean cruises and are now itching for something fresh, unique, and yet equally captivating? Here's a thought - let's switch currents and embark on a River Cruise while still unpacking just once!
No, it's not lesser, just different. Imagine an intimate luxury barge with a 5-star hotel on top loaded with local food, beverages, and culinary delights navigating through serene river paths at a leisurely pace. This is experiential travel tailored for those seeking intimate encounters with remarkable destinations.
So, are you ready for this rich tapestry of new sceneries and splendid culture?
Sit tight and take a full breath as we steer you through our top 15 reasons why Ocean Cruisers will love River Cruising.
For those with the spirit of a true explorer, nothing beats the thrill and awe-inspiring magic of observing wildlife in its natural habitat. And where better to experience this magic than the vast, pristine wilderness during an Alaska Vacation featuring the greatest wildlife theater in North America.
With its diverse terrains and abundant wildlife, Alaska is the perfect stage where the play of nature unfolds in its purest form uninterrupted without borders or fences.
In the Summer, Alaska is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun" with up to 20 plus hours of sunlight for visitors on an Alaskan Vacation to see and experience more wildlife encounters.
For the Ultimate Alaska Authentic Experience, let's wander across the Alaskan tundra and navigate its cool, glacial waters as we meet Alaska’s "Big Five Wildlife" Land and Sea Mammals, along with some distinguished feathered friends.
Traveling during the holidays can be tricky and stressful, but with careful planning, it can become a breeze. Over the years as a frequent traveler and travel advisor, we have mastered the art of holiday travel and are here to share our tips to help you enjoy your holidays to the fullest!
Read on for smoother holiday travel.
"Roll Out the Red Carpet", Film Tourism is Stealing the Show!" Welcome aboard the magical carpet, fellow cinephiles and explorers! In the blockbuster called travel, Film Tourism is the new show-stopper. So, sit tight as we delve into the exciting realm where popular TV and cinema landscapes transform into travel destination superstars!
Have you ever wondered how pleasant it'd be to wander around Hogwarts, striking down enemies with your wand? Or fight alongside the brave men on the beaches of Normandy? Or maybe you wish to be part of a Galaxy, far far away!
Well, guess what? You can now relive your favorite scenes right where they happened! Yes, we are talking about the film sets. Welcome to the increasingly sought-after world of Film Tourism: traveling to the iconic or picturesque locations where movies and TV shows were shot. The thrill of experiencing a movie's setting in its glorious, real-life detail, coupled with vacationing, is irresistible and makes for incredible memories and superhero photo opportunities.
Read on for popular movie set locations you can visit.
Imagine spending Christmas in a fairy-tale like destination, or whooshing down the slopes at some of the world's best ski resorts. Europe offers you the chance to do both, and when it comes to family-friendly options they have some incredible options for Family Friendly Holiday Vacations.
Get ready for an enchanting experience as we explore the most festive and picturesque cities that epitomize the true spirit of Christmas. From meeting Santa in Lapland to indulging in the delightful Christmas markets of France and Denmark, we'll guide you to the perfect destinations for creating lifelong memories. And if skiing is your passion, we'll also unveil the top ski resorts in Switzerland and France, where you can hit the slopes and soak in the winter wonderland. Let the adventure begin!
"Jingle All the Way”: Why a family holiday cruise vacation is perfect for creating cherished memories
Planning a vacation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's? Consider a holiday cruise! A cruise vacation during these festive seasons offers a seafaring celebration with unique and magical experiences for all family members.
Whether you're seeking a stress-free holiday or an unforgettable celebration, here's why a Holiday Cruise is the perfect choice, along with some fantastic destinations, activities, and tips for planning and booking your dream cruise vacation.
Greece, the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games is a world-class destination with amazing culture, history, food and scenery.
Everyone should visit Greece and the Greek islands at least once as you will return a changed person by the beauty, hospitality, traditions and historical references you will encounter.
Greece has over 6,000 islands (not all are occupied), making it tough to decide which ones to include during your vacation.
But if you're only going to have time for a few, here are our Top 5 Greek Islands to Visit that offer a wide variety of luxury accommodations and many first-class beaches and activities:
A volcanic chain of islands located in the Pacific Ocean about 2000 miles from the mainland, Hawail is a dream destination for good reason. The islands offer stunning natural beauty, a rich culture, endless activities, and a relaxed vibe for visitors to enjoy. Hawaii is a fantastic group, family and couple vacation destination and never disappoints.
Visitors have their choice of visiting one or multiple islands all with a different feel and scenery.
Here are our top reasons to visit Hawaii:
1) No Passport, visas or currency exchange needed:
Hawaii was named our 50th state in 1959 making travel, living and working in this tropical paradise just the same as any other state in the mainland or Alaska (except you have to fly over water to get there).
But Hawaii is not like any other state on the mainland, the state’s lush islands, blue water, mountains, scenery and genuine aloha spirit of the natives will instantly put you in vacation mode and make you feel like you are in a different world.
Scotland is a beautiful country with a rich history, culture and friendly people. Scotland is a great family and couples vacation destination.
There are many amazing things to see and do in Scotland, from exploring its historic cities and castles to hiking in its stunning mountains and forests. Additionally, Scotland is famously known as the home of golf, bagpipes, whisky and Scotland's stunning scenery has been featured in many popular movies including the Harry Potter series.
Scotland is a great summer destination to escape the summer heat and enjoy cooler moderate weather. If you are one of the millions of Americans with Scottish descent, tracing your family's heritage and clan is also very popular. The best times to visit Scotland for weather are from May to September with August being the peak season for summer festivals.
Here are my top 10 recommendations for things to see and do for your Scotland itinerary:
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