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6 Things to Know Before Booking Your Alaska Cruise

6 Things to Know Before Booking Your Alaska Cruise Alaska is an intriguing, culturally diverse destination with thousands of miles of scenic coastline that make it a natural draw for cruise ships. Each of the ports offers a different perspective on life in the most northerly U.S. state. Ketchikan is a center for several Alaska […]

9 Discoveries of an Alaskan Cruise

Bald Eagles are Like Alaskan Pigeons – Half the world’s 70,000-strong population of bald eagles stick to Alaskan skies, with about 15,000 said to be found in Juneau alone. Gaze up at the spruce trees that blanket the hills. Glacier Bay Will Blow Your Mind – With an entire day dedicated to skulking through Glacier […]

Caribbean Islands Update – October 10, 2017

Many of our clients have been asking what their Caribbean Island options are for the upcoming winter season.  Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated quite a few islands however there are still plenty of options.  Following is an update from our Preferred Hotels and Resorts on closures, re-openings, and those unaffected. If an island getaway is […]

5 Tips to Enhance Your Disney Cruise

Cruises are a wonderful way for your family to see the world – unpacking once and waking up in a new destination each morning to explore nature, discover ancient cities, and meet new people.  Disney Cruise Line is one of our top picks for families.  Following are 5 tips to enhance your Disney Cruise. Pack […]

5 Honeymoon Planning Tips

We know that planning a wedding is a daunting task.  Most of the time couples spend upwards of a year or more putting together one of the most special events of their lives.  Unfortunately, honeymoons are an afterthought.  This is a huge mistake!  Your honeymoon is your time to celebrate your union, relax from the […]

2016 Africa Group

Experience the best of South Africa with its richly diverse cultural heritage, and magnificent landscapes. The highlights include picturesque Cape Peninsula and Cape Winelands. In Zimbabwe, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, an excursion to the majestic Victoria Falls, an elephant back safari and a visit to a local village & Boma Dinner. […]

Safari and the Value of a Private Guide

Having been on safari a few times, I know the importance of having a great guide.  A great guide gets to know the guests, what they are interested in seeing, and most importantly the ability to create a safari experience from the time the guests step foot off the plane to the time they say […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 1

In March of 2014, I had the opportunity to participate in an Education Journey with Signature Travel Network, African Travel, South African Airways, and Wilderness Safaris on an amazing expedition through South Africa and Botswana for two weeks.  I joined 6 other travel professionals from across the United States, with our trusted leader, Ignacio Maza […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 2

Flying for over 20 hours can really wear a person out.  Luckily, once I arrived in Cape Town, I was whisked away by our private guide, Michael, from Thompsons to our first hotel, The One & Only Cape Town.  Located on prime real estate within walking distance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 3

After experiencing some of the finest cuisine and wine in Cape Town and the Winelands I was off to the Sabi Sands, a private reserve on the edge of Kruger National Park.  My destination was Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, owned by Sir Richard Branson.  A Lodge split into two, Rock Lodge is perched high above the […]

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