Stunning South Carolina

                      Kiawah Island…a paradise conveniently situated on the Eastern Seaboard! Nancy Yale and her husband, Abe, had the pleasure of spending some time on this picturesque island – just a short 45 minute drive outside of Charleston. Flying into the Charleston airport is easy – it is a small airport and a quick walk to the rental car area. Kiawah Island is home to about 10,000 beautiful estate homes as well as a wonderful resort, The Sanctuary Kiawah Island. This property (pictured above) has beautiful views and sits on a…
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Jamaica – Fun in the Sun

                        Just last week, Nancy Yale, president of Cruise & World Travel, visited Jamaica with her extended family. She stayed at Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay (pictured above and below) and found the resort extremely family-friendly. She stayed in a 7-bedroom villa – perfect for a family reunion. Travelers of all ages can find equal enjoyment and relaxation within this beautiful resort. There is a private pool and a full-time staff with a cook, butler, and maid – you don’t need to lift a finger as you soak…
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Stunning Sweden

                        Imagine strolling down the streets of a city alight with decorations and colorful strings of light as far as the eye can see. There is a cozy restaurant on your right, serving succulent traditional meatballs, and your stomach growls at the divine scent wafting throughout the street. On your left, you see a bustling Christmas market, filled with excited children and parents alike as they admire the little trinkets and goodies. Our administrative assistant, Christina, just recently returned from a trip to Stockholm, Sweden where she was able…
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It’s Amore…Ciao, Italy!

                      Italy – the land of some of the most delicious foods and wines on this earth – and the land of so much more. Rich in history and culture, Italy is a must-see on anyone’s bucket list, particularly if you are considering traveling to Europe. Of course there are the must-sees – Rome, Venice, and Florence – but there is so much more to Italy. Whether you are a seasoned traveler to Italy or if it is your first voyage to this country, there are hidden treasures abound.  Owner…
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¡Bienvenido a España!

Ah, Spain…a definite must-see if you’re looking to travel in Europe. From soaking up the sun in the mild Mediterranean climate to devouring scrumptious tapas and sangria, Spain is on many a bucket list and offers travelers so much. The beauty of Spain is that you can view windmills and castles hundreds of years old in towns such as Toledo and Granada, and yet enjoy the modern metropolitan areas of cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. Spain has such a mix of vistas, activities, shopping, and food that will be sure to please any avid traveler. One of our travel advisors, Michelle, travelled to Spain just…
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Tahiti and Fiji: Dreamy Destinations

What comes to mind when you picture island counties such as Tahiti, Fiji, and Bora-Bora? Perhaps words such as “exotic” and “distant” pop up. On the Paul Gauguin cruise ship, these locations can become more than just a faraway dream or an image on your computer desktop – you can experience them in person. Tahiti, an island located in French Polynesia, and Fiji, an island located nearby in the South Pacific offer breathtaking scenery. The sun-soaked landscape and warm, crystal clear waters invite you to relax and explore in equal amounts. After a full days’ exploration, you can return to…
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Waiting for an African Safari Deal?

                  Now is the time to experience your dream safari.  With the South African Rand at an all-time low, the US Dollar buys much more in South Africa including upscale safari lodges and food and wine tours in the Wine lands.  Whether a multigenerational family trip, a special anniversary, or even an exotic luxury safari honeymoon trip there is no longer a need to fear the cost.  We can fit any budget to help you create that special safari trip you have been dreaming about. Now is always a great time to…
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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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