Tag: Cruises

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Where to see bears in Alaska

If your goal is to see bears in Alaska, you need to choose an itinerary that visits these specific areas. These remote regions are home to hundreds of bears who all congregate during salmon season and are practically posing for pictures.  You can do this as a day trip and fly roundtrip back to Anchorage the same day, or for an amazing experience you can stay the night in nearby wilderness lodges to get extra bear-viewing time.

AMA Waterways River Cruise

How You’ll Spend Your Time Aboard a River Cruise

On an AmaWaterways river cruise, you’ll say goodbye to your standard routine and hello to outdoor activity, fine dining and relaxation. My goal is to match you to a luxurious but affordable vacation experience that is both comforting and adventurous.

Rhine River Cruise

4 Incredible Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine

Whenever I advise my travelers on choosing a river cruise, I pay special attention to their interests, such as art, culture, food, active or wellness programs, history, and destination wishlist. Do you want to spend more of your time in Switzerland, Germany or France? What about the Netherlands? Let’s take a closer look at some destinations on the Rhine River and you’ll see why my clients keep coming back for more.

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My Alaskan Day-Cruise in Prince William Sound with Lazy Otter Charters

We spent the day exploring Prince William Sound, found a young female whale feeding, spotted a rare Golden Eagle, photographed lots of birds, raced dolphins in the water, saw many families of sea otters, and got to see Cascade Glacier calving. The small boat got us so much closer to the glaciers than any large cruise ship could – I highly recommend a Lazy Otters Charter day cruise!

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How to Visit Alaska in 2021

You don’t need to be on a mega-cruise to visit Alaska. This is one of the most awe-inspiring states I’ve ever visited, and it’s my belief it’s the perfect match for so many travelers’ wishlists. Here are 5 ways to visit Alaska without a mega-cruise.

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Why River Cruising Is A Great Value

I wanted to explain to some clients why River Cruising can be a fantastic value for your vacation.  So I set off to do my own research and to compare the price of an Ocean Cruise, a DIY …

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Azamara: The cruiseline for those who love to travel

You want longer stays, more overnights, night touring, and destination immersion. It’s the best kept secret in the industry – Azamara Cruises!

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Trip Suggestion: The Galapagos Islands

Here’s a rundown of many of the most popular cruise options to the Galapagos Islands! And, as an accredited travel agent I can help narrow down your choices by listening to your budget, travel style, “must see” wishlist, and schedule.

6 Trip Ideas for Discerning Travelers from the East Coast

6 Marvelous Trip Ideas from the East Coast

I have a long time client, who trusts my travel style, who emailed me and asked for trip ideas. Here were the parameters: something reasonable from the Pittsburgh area (no 12 hour flights, but plane rides are still acceptable); something a little unusual (“I don’t want a three day cruise to the Bahamas”); and must expose his family to new cultures and sightseeing.
Here are some fabulous suggestions I came up with. What do you think?

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Anchorage: What To Do Before Your Alaskan Cruise

Overall, I really liked having an extra day in Anchorage to start relaxing and get a small taste of the area before our cruise, and I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of whether or not you are visiting Denali before your cruise. Although we didn’t squeeze them into this trip, there are a variety of other things we could have done, including a trip to Aleyska Ski Resort, a cruise on Portage Lake, a trek on Matanuska Glacier, and even booking a charter tour to see Denali via plane in one day! If we had more than 2 days, I wouldn’t choose to stay the whole time in Anchorage, but for one extra night, it was a great beginning to a wonderful trip!