Explore Washington, D.C. in the Summer

We are JUST back from an exciting Travel Leaders conference held in National Harbor, Maryland, not even 20 minutes from downtown D.C.  It’s a vibrant metropolis and with an abundance of museums, monuments, and landmarks, it’s always a great time to visit Washington, D.C. And if you venture a little farther, the region offers even more attractions. The Smithsonian Institution’s museums are a terrific source … Continue reading Explore Washington, D.C. in the Summer

Behind-the-scenes on the Crystal Symphony

Throughout my travel career, I’ve had the good fortune to go on eighteen cruises on nine different cruise lines. Recently I had the opportunity to sail on Crystal Cruises on the Crystal Symphony from January 24 – February 1, 2019. We boarded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and our itinerary brought us to two other ports in Brazil, two ports in Uruguay and it concluded in … Continue reading Behind-the-scenes on the Crystal Symphony

Entertaining Cruise Activities for Children

With lots of activities that appeal to kids — including the child in all of us — a cruise can be a terrific choice for an action-packed family vacation. Whether your children love to climb high and go fast, pursue a passion for art, music or science, or hone their skills in the kitchen, they’ll find more than enough to keep them busy on a … Continue reading Entertaining Cruise Activities for Children

LGBTQ-Friendly Cities for Pride Celebrations

Cities around the world will hold Pride Month celebrations this summer, making it a perfect occasion for LGBTQ travelers to plan a trip and join in the festivities. This year, New York City marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations. The entire month of June is packed with events — from rallies to performances, parties and exhibits. There’s a festival of LGBTQ plays June 13 … Continue reading LGBTQ-Friendly Cities for Pride Celebrations

Getaways to Add to Your Luxury Vacation Bucket List

Luxury travel isn’t solely about the level of accommodations anymore. These days, it’s also about the unique experiences, personalized itineraries and destinations that travelers can choose around the world. According to the most recent travel trends survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, luxury travelers are most interested in exclusive access, including VIP tours, cars and drivers and customized culinary experiences, or even opportunities for combining … Continue reading Getaways to Add to Your Luxury Vacation Bucket List

Expedition Cruises Immerse Travelers in a Destination

For travelers who relish the thrill of setting foot in places where relatively few people have ever been, and who love taking cruises, there’s a way to combine both of those passions. Interest is growing in expedition cruises, voyages that offer passengers the opportunity to become immersed in unique cultures, ecosystems, and histories as they visit remote locations from Alaska to the Amazon. Expedition cruises … Continue reading Expedition Cruises Immerse Travelers in a Destination

These Destinations Should Be on Your Bucket List

Travel can be an unforgettable and life-changing event, a chance to experience a different culture and learn how people live around the world – their history, food, and traditions. The experts at Travel Leaders have selected several top destinations for overseas adventures in 2019 that travelers may want to check off their bucket lists. The Maldives is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean … Continue reading These Destinations Should Be on Your Bucket List