Showing posts with label Tourism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tourism. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Now Open...SPAIN! The World Continues to Re-Open Country by Country!

Starting today, Spain will be welcoming travelers back. From the winding medieval streets of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter to the beautiful Andalusian architecture of the Mediterranean coast, Spain is waiting for you!
The world continues to re-open, and Spain is the latest country once again allowing Americans to visit. Looking to go to Europe this summer? I'd love to help.



Friday, June 4, 2021

Cruising from the U.S. is BACK! The Wait is Over!

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCEMENT!! The wait is over as cruising from the U.S. is just around the corner!



3-5 NIGHT CRUISES:
** FREEDOM OF THE SEAS® -- from Miami, Florida, starting July 2, 2021 (NOW OPEN FOR SALE)

** MARINER OF THE SEAS® -- from Port Canaveral, Florida, starting August 23, 2021 (NOW OPEN FOR SALE)

7-NIGHT CRUISES:
NEW! ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS®-- from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, debuting July 3, 2021 (NOW OPEN FOR SALE)

ALLURE OF THE SEAS® -- from Port Canaveral, Florida, starting August 8, 2021 (NOW OPEN FOR SALE)

SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS® -- from Miami, Florida, starting August 14, 2021 (NOW OPEN FOR SALE)

Norway! Come Travel with Us

Venture to a place where the crashing ocean meets craggy mountains, forging the awe-inspiring majesty of the Norwegian fjords. Come discover the HIGHLIGHTS OF NORWAY!


April 29 - May 7, 2022
9 Days ● 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Trip Highlights: Oslo, Fram Museum, Stave Church, Flåm Railway, Sognefjord, Briksdal Glacier, Geirangerfjord Cruise, Bergen
Optional Extensions:
OPTION 1: 5 Days 3-Night Stockholm Pre Tour Extension -OR-
OPTION 2: 4 Days 3-Night Iceland Post Tour Extension
Learn all about it: https://tinyurl.com/Norway2022

Thursday, June 3, 2021

It's the Adventure of Your Life: Pole to Pole!

Have you ever dreamed about going on a journey from pole to pole? This 93-day Grand Expedition on Hurtigruten would be unlike any other voyage you've ever been on, taking you on an immersive journey from north to south, visiting the most iconic destinations along the way, and experiencing the amazing diversity of cultures and wildlife of the Americas and Antarctica. Departs August 8, 2022, from Vancouver. Rooms are selling quickly and space is limited. Let's get it on your calendar. Book Now while you still can.

Also available, a 66-day Grand Expedition on September 2, 2022, with an overnight in Edmonton, Canada before departing from Cambridge Bay.

As a certified Hurtigruten agent, I'd be happy to help you secure passage on either of these ultimate adventures!





Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Emerald & Scenic Return to the rivers of Europe This Summer!

Hello Europe...we've missed you! River cruising resumes next month...how about some great discoveries on the Douro this summer? Both Emerald Cruises and Scenic Cruises are returning to the rivers of Europe in July. Contact me to explore availability with either of these sister lines.






Friday, May 21, 2021

MORE NEWS FROM EUROPE! Italy Reopens

 

The good news just keeps coming as more and more of the world is re-opening! Starting right now, Italy will be welcoming vaccinated travelers back. From the historic architecture of Rome to the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy is waiting for you.

#travelagain #takethetrip #makememories #useatravelagent  

Thursday, May 20, 2021

BIG NEWS ABOUT EUROPE! River Cruises resuming THIS JULY

 This summer, Europe’s rivers will be open for exploration again!

Viking has announced a return to sailing in Europe THIS JULY. You can reserve a voyage along the waterways of Europe and marvel at iconic cities and legendary landmarks in comfort onboard their iconic longships. These highly anticipated summer departures to Germany, France, Portugal, and beyond will sell fast, so call us today to reserve your stateroom.

FEATURED VOYAGES include:
  • Portugal’s River of Gold: 10 DAYS | Lisbon to Porto
  • Rhine Getaway: 8 DAYS | Amsterdam to Basel
  • Paris & the Heart of Normandy: 8 DAYS | Paris to Paris
  • Lyon & Provence: 8 DAYS | Avignon to Lyon
  • France’s Finest: 15 DAYS | Paris to Avignon

Respond with your interest here, and I'll help you find the availability and get you booked:



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Las Vegas Plans Return to Pre-Pandemic Guidelines Effective June 1st

Las Vegas lifts social distancing requirements June 1, 2021


From our friends at the Las Vegas Convention & Vistors Authority... 

The Clark County COVID-19 mitigation plan will expire June 1, allowing for the return of pre-pandemic guidelines that lift restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, and more.
 
The new CDC guidance on masks recommends that those who are not vaccinated continue wearing masks and following social distancing and other precautions until fully vaccinated. The guidance allows fully vaccinated people to stop wearing face coverings in crowds and in many indoor locations
 
Additionally, masks still must be worn in hospitals and healthcare facilities and on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in transportation hubs such as airports and stations. More guidance about masks is on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/

  

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Cruise Lines With Vaccination Requirements

 

For all those who are waiting anxiously to be able to resume cruising, here's the most current info on the assorted cruise lines and any vaccination requirements they have put into place. The list included is fairly extensive, though not all cruise lines have made their plans & requirements known yet. My team and I continually monitor the available information so that our guests have what they need to be prepared for their vacations.



Thursday, April 29, 2021

BIG NEWS for Land Lovers & Cruise Lovers Alike!

EUROPE IS SET TO REOPEN!  
CRUISING FROM US PORTS LOOKS LIKELY THIS SUMMER! 

This week has brought some wonderful news for the travel industry and economies the world over, to be sure.  In this pair of exciting articles, we find that Europe is set to reopen to vaccinated Americans this summer, AND the CDC has now said that cruising could most likely resume from US ports this July.  Both of these are wonderful and long overdue announcements!  Stay tuned for more as the news gets shared. I'm so excited to see travel ramping up as more and more countries begin to reopen or announce their pending reopenings. And it's been exciting to watch the cruise lines find ways to resume cruising worldwide, but even better to see that the US is finally coming around to allowing it from our ports as well. 



Saturday, April 24, 2021

Discover the USA... Christopher's GET OUT & EXPLORE Suggestions

Suggested Itinerary: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'


(This one is SPECIFICALLY for adventurous ones in the 18-35 set. Similar yet different opportunities are available for those beyond that range)

This trip (and others like it across the US) is exclusively for young travelers 18-35, and while you get to enjoy cool accommodations, tasty and authentic meals, and incredible experiences, you'll also create something very special that money can’t buy: friendship. It’s something you often miss out on if you travel independently. Call it a cliché, but it’s the truth, and the equation isn’t complicated. You + a coach of other young travelers + shared experiences + a new part of the world = lifelong friendships and memories.

HIGHLIGHTS:
San Francisco | Sonoma Valley | Muir Woods | Bass Lake | Yosemite National Park | Palm Springs | Santa Monica
INCLUDED EXPERIENCES
• Picnic lunch in Muir Woods
• Wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley
• Entry to Yosemite National Park
• Yosemite base camp orientation
• Yosemite park shuttle
• Yoga by the pool in Palm Springs
• Afternoon pool party with DJ (seasonal)
• Brunch at a local café
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
• Hot Air Ballooning in Sonoma
• Bike rental in Sonoma
• Forest Flight Tour Ziplining in Sonoma
• Food & wine pairing dinner in Sonoma
• Parasailing in Santa Monica
• Surf Lesson in Santa Monica
6 Nights/5 Days • 5 Breakfasts & 1 Lunch

This itinerary has MULTIPLE Departures available May 24 - August 30
From $1,607 pp. You can join us as a 'solo' traveler, with a partner, or in a group.

Interested? Ask me, and let's get you booked! Know someone who might be? Share it! I love helping people of all ages get out and explore on land vacations!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Discover the USA... Christopher's RIDING THE RAILS Adventure Suggestions

Suggested Itinerary: NORTHERN RAIL EXPERIENCE

Venture from the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast on this scenic rail journey from Chicago to San Francisco, with a stop in Seattle. Enjoy the landscape as you travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Explore Seattle on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Discover the sights of San Francisco. Spend some quality time in two majestic parts of Northern California: Muir Woods and Sausalito. And, then you'll head back to the “Windy City” onboard one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America.




HIGHLIGHTS:
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
- Sightseeing tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
- Sightseeing cruise in San Francisco

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
- One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®; Seattle to San Francisco on the Coast Starlight®; San Francisco to Chicago on the California Zephyr® in Coach accommodations
- 4 nights' accommodations; 5 nights onboard Amtrak
- 1 meal included (1 dinner)
Departures available most Thursdays March through November. Reverse itineraries also available.
You can absolutely upgrade the experience with sleeping accommodations, pre and/or post hotel stays in the departure city.

Intrigued? Ask me! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations and rail vacations!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Discover the USA... Christopher's RIDE IN COMFORT Suggestions


Suggested Itinerary: COASTAL MAINE


Maine...where rocky shores, infinite nature, and endless lobster forge a coastal New England classic. Dig into local delicacies with an oyster shucking lesson and tasting. Immerse yourself in dramatic nature at Acadia National Park. See how lobster traps are retrieved from the ocean. Admire the picturesque Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Take part in a vintage wine tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Enjoy the vibrant city of Portland. Ancient mountains, delectable cuisine, and bustling harbors await you in this maritime treasure.





7 Days including 9 meals (6B, 1L, 2D)

There are 9 available departures for this experience between June and September this year. I love helping people find amazing adventures on land, and Maine would be a great destination to explore this summer!

Friday, April 2, 2021

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT TRAVEL!

 New today! Vaccinated people can once again travel without testing or quarantining unless a destination requires it. I'm beyond excited and ready to help you plan!

 
Check out this information released today from the CDC.  

Friday, March 19, 2021

CRUISES RETURN IN 2021!

FOR ANY CRUISERS COMFORTABLE AND READY TO SET SAIL AGAIN... LOOK WHAT SUMMER PROMISES. Both Royal Caribbean & Celebrity announced today that they will be setting sail beginning in JUNE from Nassau, Bahamas (Royal), and from St Maarten (Celebrity). And earlier in the week Crystal Cruises announced that they will be sailing starting in JULY from Nassau or Bimini, Bahamas as well!
 
Vaccinations are required for adults over 18 y.o. Reduced capacity on the ships. Call me for information.
 
 
With successful cruise sailings happening in other parts of the world since last fall, but the CDC still says no to cruises from US ports, it's nice to see how they thought outside the box! It's true that it might not be right for everyone, but with some resumption in service, it'll sure be nice for those crewmembers to be getting a paycheck again, and for the islands to start seeing their economies rebound as well.
If you are interested, reach out right away, as demand will be high.
 

 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Travel is Coming Back!

I shared this as a FacebookLive today, but also want to add it here.  Travel is coming back, and our agency is booking once again!  Woo hoo!  

For some reason that I'm not sure about the video cut off, so I started again which is why there are two parts to it. Check out the two-part video to learn more, and about a special ask for a specialized travel experience...the Holy Land!  At this point, Israel is the fastest nation on earth to be vaccinated its citizens with about 30% of their entire population having been inoculated, and plans to have the entire nation taken care of by the end of May.  

 

Travel is Coming Back... Part 1



Travel is Coming Back... Part 2




Saturday, February 20, 2021

Group Travel Experience - America's National Parks - AVAILABLE NOW!

NEW GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE NOW.   

 
Which of my friends would like to experience an incredible adventure this year?  Our agency has just a few seats remaining for a truly remarkable incredible National Parks tour in August 2021.   Check out these Trip Highlights:  Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Choice on Tour, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
 
 
 

#travel #adventure #tourism #vacation #exploremore #supportsmallbusinesses #travelagent #theinternetisforlookingbuttravelagentsareforbooking

Friday, October 2, 2020

Alaska. A Veritable Delight!

While not my first visit there, I got to visit our 49th state in my 49th year and it was quite an amazing adventure! If you have never experienced Alaska...you really should consider it! It's a veritable delight in any season...spring, summer, fall, and yes, even winter! I was there right before all of the 2020 stay-at-home orders began, and LOVED IT! There's so much to see and experience! If you are considering an Alaskan trek of your own - whether by land or cruise ship - or both - be sure to mark your calendars for October 21 at 5pm ET and join us for an amazing virtual experience to get your planning juices flowing so you too can discover the last great frontier. This presentation...ALASKA: Discover the Last Frontier...will take you on a virtual adventure through the wilds of Alaska. Learn about the best places to catch sight of a whale breaching, how you can walk on top of a glacier and where to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. And that's just a taste of all the amazing experiences Alaska offers. Alaska is one of my top-selling destinations, and I would love to help you make your Alaskan dreams come true in 2021 or 2022. With so much pent-up demand to travel following this 2020 pandemic mess, 2021 is nearly sold out, so don't delay...if you want to make your Alaskan bucket list dream come true next year, let's start the conversation with this virtual presentation.
REGISTER BELOW and tune in on October 21 at 5pm ET to learn more about Alaska vacations.