Stacy Wangelin recently returned from an Active Discovery river cruise with Avalon Waterways. This was her third river cruise, second time on the Rhine but, her experience was very different. The Active Discovery itineraries visit different ports and offer a wider variety of activities in each destination. Discovery activities are focused on art, culinary, culture, etc. Active activities enable exploration of the destinations on foot … Continue reading Cruising and Biking Along the Rhine River
Although it’s still warm out, it’s not too early to start planning a vacation for the winter holidays. The period between Thanksgiving and the first of the New Year is one of the few times when the whole family can take a trip together. Children are out of school, some offices shut down or are on light schedules between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Additionally, … Continue reading Plan Now for a Winter Vacation
This past June, our resident Australia Specialist, Penny Seaver, had the opportunity to visit Australia for the third time to seek out new and exciting experiences and build upon her expertise so that she could bring that knowledge back to her clients. This trip, Penny was able to spend time in Australia’s Northern Territory – considered the home of the true outback, the Northern Territory … Continue reading Adventure in the Northern Territory!
Jennifer Czerwinski is our Alaska Cruise expert. She has been sending couples and families to Alaska for years and she recently experienced it for herself. Jennifer and her husband, Chris, sailed on the Star Princess in August of 2018. They flew into Anchorage, took the train to Whittier and boarded the ship. They sailed southbound visiting the ports of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. Along the … Continue reading Little Known Facts from an Alaska Cruise
Japan is a great choice for travelers who have Asia on their bucket list. It’s a relatively small country with a high-speed train network that makes it easy to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Tokyo, the bustling, cosmopolitan capital, will be your entrée to modern Japan, while Kyoto, the former imperial capital, will immerse you in the country’s ancient … Continue reading Tokyo and Kyoto Add Culture and History to Your Bucket List
Anyone who enjoys taking in spectacular scenery or prefers to leave the driving to someone else will enjoy a journey through the Canadian Rockies aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer. The rail-tour company, in operation since 1990, offers passengers a choice of four routes. You can start in Vancouver or Seattle, depending on the route, and end in the Rockies, or vice versa. First Passage to … Continue reading Traveling by Rail is a Great Way to Explore the Canadian Rockies
Travelers who want a beach vacation while still enjoying everything a big city has to offer should consider taking a trip to San Diego. California’s second-largest city has a mild climate year-round and a beautiful location on the Pacific Ocean. With 70 miles of coastline, San Diego is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, from hiking and bicycling to swimming, surfing, sailing and sunbathing. … Continue reading Discover San Diego: From Beaches to Nightlife