Beauty in Chaos: Musings from Vietnam and Cambodia

13 November 17

I stood in front of my hotel room’s panoramic window, gazing out through the haze at the vast expanse of Saigon and rubbing my eyes, still weary from 24 hours of travel. It didn’t feel real to be standing here. I was in Vietnam, a place I had only read about in history books or […]

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Magical Beauty Awaits at The End of the World

29 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

“The end of the world.” Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? I can assure you, however, that life at the fin del mundo—Ushuaia, Argentina—is quite the opposite. During the high season of summer, days in Ushuaia can stretch as long as 20 hours, and locals and visitors enjoy every minute of sunlight with a plethora of outdoor […]

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5 Spectacular Hotels in Argentina

Argentina. From the bustling city of Buenos Aires to the rainforest of Iguazu Falls to the mountains and lakes of Bariloche, this country abounds with natural wonder. Whether you choose to enjoy the great outdoors or opt for a city stay, Argentina’s comfortable and special hotels and resorts will contribute to an unforgettable stay. Here […]

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Northern Patagonia: Come for the Scenery, Stay for the People

22 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

Northern Patagonia. It’s as if someone extracted the best elements of my favorite places in the world and wrapped them all up into one fairytale destination. The tranquil blue waters bring back memories of the Caribbean; the mountains’ dazzling contrasts mimic Switzerland; the locals’ appreciation of food, wine, and culture parallel Italy; and the respect for […]

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Food, Drink and Culture in Argentina

18 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

In the United States, we are a people on the go. Walking to class with a venti coffee. Driving to work with a microwaveable breakfast pastry. Grabbing dinner in the drive-through on the way to sports practices. Actually pausing from a stressful, busy day to enjoy a meal together with family or friends is a […]

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Stress-free Vacation? YES, Please! Guided Vacations to the Rescue!

25 September 17

Author: Tiffany

My life is nuts. And I’m secure enough to admit it. Running a business, keeping up a home, and raising kids are all full-time jobs independent of one another, but added together they produce a person who desperately NEEDS a vacation. The problem? Said person has no time (or energy) to plan one. So how […]

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Family Travel in Europe

19 September 17

Author: Beth Barnett

So, you long for adventure in the “Old World?” Maybe the type you had in your younger years, or maybe the type you read about and see in movies…Parisian cafes, wine “under the Tuscan sun,” sailing into Barcelona. Alas, you don’t believe these dreams will ever become reality because of the adventure suckers in your […]

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Alaska Cruise Destination Spotlight: Skagway

13 July 17

Author: Betsy Harter

In the late 1800s, fortune-seekers headed to Skagway, known as the “Gateway to the Klondike,” on their way to the White Pass and Chilkoot Trails during Alaska’s Gold Rush. Today, this cozy town is one of the most popular stops on the Inside Passage route for Alaska cruise lines. It retains much of its old […]

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Family Vacations Should be Planned Well in Advance

11 July 17

Author: Betsy Harter

It happens more often than you would think. People call our office the last week of June and want help planning a family vacation for the long weekend over Fourth of July. They have looked online, and nothing is available. Can we help? We sure can. Here’s how. With this advice: Book your family vacation […]

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Packing for an Alaska Vacation

11 July 17

Author: Betsy Harter

Packing for a week or two in Alaska can be challenging when you consider the variety of activities there are to enjoy: glacier trekking, sea kayaking, fishing, hiking…all of which require different gear. A look at the weather report during peak season most likely reveals loads of rain, even more sun, snow in some places, […]

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