Great values await the American $ in Europe this year

Have you been thinking of embarking on a trip across the pond?  The euro is at an all time, 11 yr  low against the dollar.  Travel to the most popular countries are on sale and offer a great value.  4 star Hotel rooms that used to be $450 US a night are now $325 a night and tour guides, train tickets and inter Europe air tickets will help Americans and others enjoy the rich history that Europe has to offer. While France and Germany still are the highest priced European countries, Greece  and Spain offer the best bargains. Skiing this…
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Nancy Yale Named to Top 25 All Star Travel Agents

Congratulations to Nancy Yale, recently named one of Travel Agent Magazine Top 25 All Stars!    Nancy Yale launched her business 22 years ago as a cruise-only agency focusing on honeymoons and has since branched out. Her specialties are cruises (“I was the first CLIA Master Cruise Counselor in Connecticut.”), Africa (“I’ve been there five times.”), the Caribbean, family travel and “FITs to exotic destinations.” Yale attributes her success, in part, to “never selling something I don’t believe in. If a client asks for something that I don’t think is appropriate or where I think their children would be bored, I tell…
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Packing for a Mediterranean Cruise

Mediterranean cruises are one of the most popular among our clients.  What to pack is always a common question when planning their journey.  Just as important as the destination itself is being prepared for evenings on the beach, a last minute bike ride, or a visit to a religious site.  Our own Nancy Yale has put together a wonderful packing list to help maximize your trip, while minimizing your baggage. Swimsuit – You will only need one, as you’ll be touring more and not spending as much time at the beach or pool as on a Caribbean cruise. Cover-up –…
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Are you a Savvy Travel Shopper?

Collecting too many souvenirs from your travel experiences?  No more room in your curio cabinets? So often we get caught up in the moment when we travel and purchase trinkets and things that we think we would like to bring home.  When in Venice, why not bring home a Venetian glass chandelier or a vase?  With the abundance of beautiful colored glass in every shop window how can you not bring some home?  If not for yourself, then surely the dog sitter or your coworkers would love a piece. The best souvenirs are the ones you can’t find near you…
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Active African Safaris, the Latest Vacation Trend

I have always loved African safaris. In the past, most animal viewings were done either from a Jeep or from a hotel that was perched beside a watering hole. It was wonderful, but generally sedentary. As travelers crave more active journeys, African safaris are more thrilling than ever. Couples, families and even grandparents traveling with grandchildren appreciate this new vacation trend that allows for some cardio activity while on a luxurious African safari. Of course, you can still cover a lot of ground in a jeep or photograph giraffes and zebras from your terrace at a luxurious lodge along a river…
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