Tag: trip ideas

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Itinerary for Ecuador – Quito and Banos

I love Ecuador and have been there several times! A client contacted me about itinerary recommendations for her trip in March. Here’s a proposal for 5 nights in Quito and 2 nights in Banos.

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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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10 Days in Portugal: Client Itinerary

10 days in fairytale Portugal, staying in boutique hotels and castle-hotels, covering most of Portugal’s major areas and taking you from beaches to mountains, palaces, national parks, medieval towns, castles, and bustling cities!

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5 “Non-Vegas” Things To Do In Vegas [Guest Post]

Been to Vegas before and looking for something new? Or perhaps you’re tempted by a cheap flight but not sure if it’s up your alley? On a recent trip to see a friend, we took advantage of a few off-strip opportunities that you may want to consider on your next trip!

Why Travel Insurance Is So Important

I’ve seen first hand the benefits of travel insurance, which I’ll share in this article. The key to travel insurance, I’ve found, is to build it into your trip costs ahead of time so that you do not make decisions based on financial cost but rather on the peace of mind and your specific needs.

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Trip Review: Weekend in New Orleans

New Orleans far exceeded our expectations, and we certainly had a wonderful long weekend there. The people-watching, the joie de vivre, the delicious food, stunning old architecture, historical plantations, and complete differentness from any other city we’ve visited in the USA makes New Orleans a great destination if you’d like a weekend getaway!

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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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How to Visit the Galapagos Islands

I’ve planned several trips to this destination for my clients and the most commonly asked question is first, “How to visit the Galapagos Islands?” The second question is, which way is best? There is no right answer, although I work with you to pick the best travel style for your needs, so I’ve assembled a few highlights of my favorite cruises and hotels to share below. This can be an incredible itinerary for travelers who wish to experience nature and exploration at its finest.  If you’ve already done an African safari or an Alaskan wilderness cruise, consider adding the Galapagos to your bucket list!  

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!