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.
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?
A list of comments, tips, and initial observations at the end of Sea Day 1.
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!
Confused about how to plan a trip to Iceland? Here is a cheat-sheet of all the different ways you can travel to this amazing destination! Many people don’t realize just how many options there are for a trip to Iceland – matching every conceivable budget, travel style, and level of comfort.
I worked with the DeCrosta family to decide whether to stay in a boutique hotel or an all-inclusive resort during a family vacation to Los Cabos,…
Our staycation in Pittsburgh. PA, plus hotel review of the Renaissance.
If you ever have a chance to take a staycation I highly encourage it. Even just one night in your own city, giving yourself permission to relax and to explore interesting activities and events, can rejuvenate you. You don’t have to spend money on transportation and getting a sitter for your pets – just pack pajamas and a toothbrush and plan a nice dinner and special activity out.
Interested in visiting Reykjavik, Iceland? I helped a client plan five nights there, using Reykjavik as a base to explore many of Iceland’s must-sees for first-timers. She loved her trip and graciously wrote up this trip report as a way to help others who may be planning the same vacation.