Viking. More than just Norse ships and pillaging

If you’re a traveler, you’ve likely taken at least one cruise in your life.  And, chances are good that you may have boarded a Viking Cruise ship:  they are some of the best and most forward-thinking cruise lines in the world. But, Viking goes beyond by also informing and entertaining us with their ongoing Viking.tv online events. As well as…

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Do you know Value Alliance?

If you don’t travel much to the APAC (Asia Pacific) regions, you may not know that they have an airline alliance much like the rest of the world.  And you may not know their carriers.  But, here they are!  Value Alliance is the world’s first pan-regional low-cost carrier alliance comprising six Asia Pacific market champions. Its members — Cebu Pacific,…

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Whose cruise?

Travel is slowly peeping its head outside the door – and what do we see?  Cruises are on the horizon!  And Royal Caribbean has a pretty nice online brochure to whet your appetite. The brochure will make it easy to view all of their cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska or Europe. Featuring videos and ship details, this is your first…

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When Josie comes home

Spring, winter, summer or fall, British Columbia, Canada, is always a relaxing and sometimes awe-inspiring destination.  From the mountains to the oceans to the cities, BC will keep you busy with things to do.  While you’re there, try the Josie Hotel in Rossland. Located slopeside at RED Mountain Resort, The Josie Hotel unearths Rossland ’s most precious adventures while providing…

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Goats afloat

Flying is a gas!  Literally, in this case. A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter (Singapore has no more 747s in passenger service) SQ cargo flight 7108 flying from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur was forced to make an emergency landing in Bali due to smoke alarms. During the two and a half hour stop emergency crews determined that the aircraft,…

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Tombs in your living rooms

At one time, sitting on the couch and watching television was considered a luxury:  we were so busy in our daily lives that being able to collapse on the sofa and stare at the screen . . or at the ceiling. Well, Covid-19 has flipped that scenario on its head, and most people are gagging to get out and travel,…

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Your Sandals are ready, madam

Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health and safety measures in place to guarantee travelers’ peace of mind through the Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness. Sandals Emerald Bay, with its unique blend of sophistication and seclusion, marks the…

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I did it . . . high…way.

The United States of America was one of the first to develop cross-country, high-speed motorways.  Coast to coast, the country is 2800 miles wide / 4,800 km.  It traverses flat land, challenging mountains, vast oceans and scorching deserts.  Kicking off in 1947, the highways are still impressive, but are showing their age.  That being said, they are worth the time…

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Here’s a Van plan, man

Our home town, Vancouver, in addition to being one of the most livable cities in the world, also has some rather fabulous places to stay if you’re just visiting. Executive Hotels and Resorts are based here and have some delectable properties for your choosing. Whether zipping through the mountains of Squamish and Whistler, prowling through downtown Vancouver or Toronto, or…

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Shipload of Love

Given the state of travel nowadays, it’s nice to hear something good.  And Virgin Voyages is offering to bring a smile to someone who deserves it.   “We can name a few things: the freedom of setting out on a new journey, the promise of fresh experiences, the sun cresting the horizon at the start of every new day, and memories…

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Farewell to a travel pioneer

We’re sure that the name Sandals is well-known to almost everyone who loves to travel.  One of our affiliates, Sandals offers luxurious and unforgettable holidays at their all-inclusive resorts all around the world. This short post is to pay tribute and say “au revoir” to Sandals founder, Butch Stewart, who passed away on 4 January, 2021. Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s love…

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Conscious ship

MSC Lines is one of the largest private cruise companies in the world.  Based out of Switzerland, a country known for its approach to sustainability and common sense, MSC always aim to be a step ahead. With that in mind, the shipyard welcomed the newest member to the MSC Cruises fleet Ship to become one of the most environmentally-conscious ships…

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Travel afar with Qatar

In an ongoing effort to better service American travelers, our partner Qatar Airways continues to rebuild and expand their network. With the addition of San Francisco in December of last year, and Seattle this January 29th, 2021, you can now connect from the USA to Doha and beyond, better than ever. The new services offer excellent connections to global destinations…

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Do you want Samoa?

Who better to ask about travel ideas than travel professionals? Our partner, Viator, asked its staff on where they would like to travel next.  There were lots of ideas, but Samoa struck us as a top idea.  Here’s what they said: Sāmoa “I’ve been dreaming of going to the Cook Islands since moving to New Zealand two years ago. It’s…

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Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food,…

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Stay at a traditional Japanese house

It had been a packed afternoon of exploring the charming city of Tamba Sasayama, where the vibrant energy of young businesses ran hot through the city. But it was also a relentlessly cold and rainy day. so I was already fantasizing about hot baths and steaming hot pots when we arrived at the 100-year-old traditional Japanese house. Read more courtesy of Voyapon.com…

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Vancouver maneuvers

Vancouver – a city regularly voted “the World’s most livable”. With breezes that carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city, it’s easy to understand why visitors flock to this Canadian city.  

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Bali high

In Bali beauty and blessings are an industry. Hotels advertise “meditation area” on road signs, shoppers visit Reborn Gifts, graffiti is simply “KARMA” spray-painted in capitals. Its allure is obvious and since 2006’s book Eat, Pray Love, the island’s come under increasing pressure from tourism: international visitors rose from 4.8 million in 2006 to 6.5 million in 2018. But if…

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