Did you know people who live in the Western
part of the United States, which encompasses
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming,
on average travel more than those in other
parts of America?
Even with the economic turmoil many of us
face and the fear of what the future might
hold, westerners are still planning on
traveling in 2009. This encouraging news is
due to the fact that folks in the west
to travel, and believe it is their God given
right so to speak, and nobody is going to
take this privilege from them. As a native
Californian I say, "Right on," I totally
agree with this western sentiment.
For those of you out there who have
wanderlust in your blood and plan to set
aside time to travel in 2009 heed this advice
- be cautious about the so called bargains
many travel companies are touting as many
have increased their prices to make up for
the 55% plus savings offers. Case in point,
when I went shopping this past week at Linens
and Things liquidation sale I actually found
better bargains at Macy's!
So, what must a savvy traveler do you ask?
I highly recommend contacting us, your
favorite travel professional, just to get an
unbiased and professional opinion - it costs
absolutely nothing! I know many of you
love to plan your own trips and get online to
do so, but what will it hurt to email us your
online quote in order to get a second opinion?
We will be upfront and honest with you. You
have absolutely nothing to lose and
everything to gain.
Remember we see hundreds of specials daily,
some are good, most are not. Our goal is to
provide you, our valued clients, nothing less
than an Incredible Journey each time you
travel at the best possible price!
|Answer the Call of the Wild
In the land of the midnight sun, you'll need
every extra minute of daylight if you want to
experience it all. From the awe-inspiring
blue ice of a massive glacial field to the
expansive grandeur of its wildlife and
nature, everything in Alaska is bigger.
Including the adventures. For the ultimate
Alaska vacation, book a cruise tour - a
combination of a cruise vacation and land tour.
|Now's the time to...
- Check out the great cruise rates we've
secured for you for 2009 cruises to Alaska,
Baja and the Exotic Mexican Riviera
here to view Tahiti, Hawaii, the Bahamas
and Mexico specials
- Involved with fundraisers or want to
raise money for your alma mater? Ask how we
can supply a cruise to auction at your next
- Fresh back from Europe, River Cruising is
the best value for all those wishing to
explore Europe next year, contact Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for fabulous offers
- Have a travel question? Ask
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- Book your romantic Valentine's getaway to
Paris the "City of lights" before these
- Whale watching on your mind? Reserve our
fabulous beach front condos on Maui for a
show of a lifetime featuring these graceful
- Make it a simpler holiday season. Instead
of individual gifts, give a family
cruise as this year's holiday gift.
Contact Pat, Master Cruise Counselor, email@example.com
to reserve your holiday cruise today.
- If Tahiti is on your travel wish list,
then we highly recommend you consider
a cruise on the Paul Gauguin in
2009; the last year the ship
will sail this itinerary. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve
space for your cruise of a lifetime.
Why should I use a travel agent
nowadays? Can't I get a better deal online
C.K. - New Jersey
|River Queen "Apfelstrudel"
Cruising the Moselle and Rhine rivers during
the wine harvest was an Incredible Journey
for my sister, Pat Ellington and I. Not only
was the scenery breathtakingly gorgeous but,
the food was scrumptiously delicious. While
onboard the pastry chef had a cooking
demonstration on making "Apfelstudel" which I
would like to share with you.
|Journey of a Butterfly
Want to see one of nature's most incredible
migrations this spring? How about a trip to
Mexico to welcome the arrival of some 200
million monarch butterflies in the months of
February and March? The butterflies start
arriving in November and will be all
accounted for by springtime.
Originally a private beachfront estate,
Halekulani has been accommodating
discriminating travelers to Waikiki Beach
Its tradition of gracious hospitality still
prevails today at the same five acre
beachfront setting, an oasis of luxury, fine
cuisine and personalized service.
The luxury 456-room hotel links the elegance
of the past with that of the present. More
than 90 percent of the guest rooms face the
Pacific, offering sweeping views of the beach
and famed Diamond Head.
River Cruising - Is it worth a try?
Now that I have experienced river cruising I
can say that it is a unique voyage which I
found thoroughly enjoyable and very relaxing.
Anyone interested in seeing cultural sights,
and experiencing the essence of Europe in a
relatively unhurried way would find river
cruising to be the perfect choice of travel
to the myriad of countries that boast river