Few trips or experiences can compete with the underwater adventure and beauty of a scuba vacation! Check out this experience in Hawaii, just one of many that we can help you book around the world in some of the best dive locations.
SCUBA DIVING WITH MANTA RAYS & MORE IN HAWAII
More ongoing education taking place this month. My newest certification is all about faith-based travel. Israel anyone? Their borders are getting closer to re-opening now that 30% of their entire population has been vaccinated. Individuals and groups will be returning to visit the Holy Land later this year. I have some incredible opportunities for those interested to join on their own, or as a small group, including a custom group I'm putting together for early 2022.
I would love to help you celebrate your faith like never before with our spiritual guided tours, designed to take you all over the world exploring the deep roots of your faith. These dual-purpose tours not only let you explore new places and cultures but also explore the bigger questions of life and spirituality. We're ready to help you discover more with your travels. Check out this video, and then reach out when you are ready to plan an incredibly moving journey of discovery for you, and your faith community. I would also welcome an introduction to your pastor or priest to talk about how they might lead a trip to the Holy Land themselves.
Greetings, adventurous friends! Your friendly neighborhood travel agency owner here to invite you to our next free virtual travel series event. Is ALASKA on your bucket list? Have you ever visited our 49th state? It's an AMAZING place that's great for exploration on land and sea for families, couples, and groups. I've been there more than once and can't wait to be able to return again! There's so much to see and do you can't go just once - it's definitely NOT a once-in-a-lifetime destination.
Ancestry Tourism — or traveling to the places where your family and ancestors lived — has been on the rise, and it's still gaining momentum. Is Ancestry Tourism part of your plan for 2020?
Over the past decade, millions have used genetics kits or searched through genealogy sites such as Ancestry.com to discover or uncover their familial roots and bonds. And some of the hottest travel trends in 2019 and for 2020 are taking the trips to experience their family's places of origin first-hand. Many go to see the ancestral home, others to look up and meet members of the family that stayed behind - or descendants of those who did. Over the past several years this type of travel has been booming, and all expectations within the travel trade are that it will continue for years to come. According to Business Insider magazine, it's even expected to see a hotel boom with dozens of new hotels being built in Warsaw, Poland as the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, as the Polish nation expects a major uptick in tourism. Another anticipated ancestry tourism uptick is expected with a special ocean voyage being offered by Cunard that is designed to replicate the Mayflower voyage that 400 years ago took English citizens across the Atlantic to settle in North America.
Many nations that have been the homeland of immigrants heading to the United States in search of a new life are anticipating continued ancestral tourism visitors in the years to come. May 2020 is the year that you'll go out in search of your family's heritage.
|When it comes to cruises, an Alaskan cruise is in a league of its own and provides an experience of a lifetime. The voyage itself is certainly different from a typical cruise headed to the warm and sunny beach destinations of the Caribbean. An Alaskan cruise brings forth another type of awe-inspiring beauty altogether. and provides passengers the opportunity to see pristine landscapes and wildlife in a way that they might never have experienced before. A Bucket List destination for many, Alaska is a top cruise destination.|
Here are just a few reasons why an Alaskan Cruise should be at the top of your travel list.
Cruise Lines Cater to All Ages
Once upon a time, it seemed that the vast majority of passengers on Alaskan cruises were elderly. However that has changed, and most major cruise lines, which cater to all ages, now travel to Alaska. Disney Cruise Line, known for being family-oriented, cruises to this destination on the Disney Wonder, which has been specially retrofitted to enhance the Alaskan experience for her guests. Oceangoing cruise lines that serve the Alaska market include Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Silversea, and Crystal Cruises. Additionally, smaller river cruise ships that serve the Alaska market include American Cruise Lines, Tauck, and UnCruise Adventures.
Regardless of age, there's something for everyone at the assorted port destinations. Examples include: children can pan for gold and watch dog sledding, adults can sample local brews and visit spectacular fjords and glaciers, and people of all ages can enjoy whale watching. For the more adventurous types, white water rafting, ziplining, or exploring glacier tops via helicopter ride can be great fun. Other more passive adventures include rides on the Alaskan railroad, shopping, and mild nature walks.
While glaciers are the most sought-after tourist attraction in Alaska, they are also endangered and are decreasing at an alarming rate. See them from the cruise ship, get closer to them via kayak, take a hiking tour, or see them from a flightseeing tour. You don't want to miss seeing this magnificent sight!
Alaska is known for magnificent wildlife, which you may first glimpse from the deck of your ship. Just imagine seeing humpback whales, orca whales, beluga whales, and dolphins, as you enjoy a meal or relax. You will also have the opportunity to take port excursions, enabling you to get close to native wildlife, which may include bears, elk, bald eagles, moose, and much more. It is a bird-lovers paradise, with hundreds of different varieties just waiting to be spotted. Be sure to bring along binoculars!
The Alaskan cruise season is much shorter than in other areas of the world. The cruise ships first arrive in mid to late April, and all depart by mid-September.
There are numerous itinerary options and ways to experience Alaska, which allows you to find the best fit for you. There are four basic ways to cruise Alaska:
On Sale soon
The 2017 Alaskan itineraries are going to be released by the cruise lines very soon. Typically they release their coming year's schedule in late February or very early March, though Celebrity's 2017 sailings are already on sale. For more information and to learn more about Alaskan cruises, call Christopher today at 855.776.1733, or complete this link!
London. The city which is steeped in pomp and pageantry; the city where history and tradition are not merely prized, but rather integrated into daily life; the city of modernity in art, fashion, music, education, commerce, and entertainment; the city that claims itself to be the capital of the 21st-century Europe. London, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of today.”
London has always been a popular destination within Europe. Given its’ age as a city, and the vast array of historical, political, and social events and movements that have taken place within the community, there is a dramatic number of museums, gardens, palaces, galleries, cathedrals, parks, concert halls, neighborhoods and shopping destinations to visit. Depending on the length of an individual stay, visitors to London will have ample opportunity to take in many of London’s most famous sites – including such historic places as:
When was the last time you visited this enchanting city? If you haven't yet visited, is London on your bucket list? When would you like to visit?