I have lived in Florida since 1986 and in May, 2017 I finally visited the well-known, fantastic, historic Ringling Circus and Art Museum—twice.  Once was a “walk-through” for an upcoming bus trip I was conducting later in May.  I walked around the grounds, through the Original Museum and the Tibbals Learning Center with the miniature […]

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Is Your Travel Professional Certified?

There are various ways for a travel professional to become certified.  The three main sources are:  Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), The Travel Institute and through the various supplier sites.  While there are other methods of training for a travel professional, CLIA and The Travel Institute are the two main ones recognized throughout the industry. […]

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You May Never Want to Stay in a Hotel Again

Most people who love to travel get a kick out of new and novel experiences. It’s part of travel’s endless appeal, after all. Around any corner can be some unexpected, fun, informative surprise. Seasoned travelers are often trying to think of new places to check out, trying to find “the next” best beach, mountain, urban, […]

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Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

River cruising is on a lot of people’s bucket list.  On July 5, 2017 take a cruise on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise on the MS Emerald Sky. You get 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 for 1 airfare, 11 days and 23 meals with this river cruise. Visit Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. […]

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Visiting Beautiful Greece

Greece is part of my heritage.  As a child growing up I was lucky enough to go to Greece every three years to visit my grandparents and uncle.  My grandparents had to return to Greece when I was about five due to my grandmother’s health and my uncle went with them.  He eventually married and had […]

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Luxury Cruising – Sumptuousness At Sea

Luxury cruising comes in a myriad of shapes and sizes.  From ocean cruising to river cruising, choices abound.  Yes, luxury cruises may cost more but they are well worth it. Here are some choices for your consideration. Azamara Club Cruises An upmarket destination-focused cruise line operations two ships, the Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest.  Both […]

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The Best Gift You Can Give Your Family

It takes a lot of work to plan a family trip. Picking specific destinations, finding lodging, securing transportation, booking flights, scheduling visits with friends or family — all while trying to maintain some semblance of your normal routine, especially if you have younger kids, can take hours and hours. In the press and hectic pace […]

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