Ireland, Germany, and Austria – Beautiful European Gems

                      Our administrative assistant, Christina, recently returned from a trip where she toured Ireland, Germany, and Austria. She especially loved the outskirts of Dublin, where she went on a day tour called the “Wild Wicklow.” On this tour, she viewed the spectacular Lough Tay lake (pictured above), wild heather and boglands, and experienced a traditional Irish pup lunch. In Dublin city itself, she experienced the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising by visiting the GPO Witness History Museum right in the Dublin City Center. This brand new and interactive museum…
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Spectacular Sri Lanka

                            I just returned home from the beautiful Sri Lanka. A full two weeks there allow me to wholly recommend this majestic country. Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. It is a land of rainforest, wildlife and endless beaches. Its ancient Buddhist ruins are dotted throughout the country including the 5th-centurycitadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavorful cuisine and friendly people make this a wonderful destination for both history…
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Honeymooner’s Heaven: Register for Trips instead of Trinkets

              About to tie the knot?  Do you have enough serving bowls and towels?  Let your guests help you plan your dream honeymoon by giving to your honeymoon wishes.  They can contribute any amount to make your honeymoon experience –  more memorable than a piece of china or glassware!  Simply provide a link to our website where you can register your honeymoon and they can help you make that dream trip a reality.  Memories to last a lifetime and photos to dream about for years to come.  You can apply for your own personal…
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Safe Travel Tips for Overseas Travel

Stay safe and worry-free while travelling abroad with these fabulous tips: Log your travel plans with the State Department Enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program gives the government the ability to send email alerts to a traveler about potential problems. Contact the American Embassy Embassy information is available on the government’s travel website. Use the search box to pull up information about an individual country. Know how to contact loved ones and local authorities If something happens, the number of people trying to make phone calls around the same time can overwhelm phone lines. Not to mention, your phone…
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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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