Posts Tagged ‘cruise’

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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The Crystal River Cruise Experience

14 February 17

Author: Kacie Fogg

Known for luxurious boats, impeccable service, and gourmet food, Crystal Cruises provides travelers with a world-class experience on the European rivers. With the launch of two new river yachts this year and two more in 2018, Crystal is ready to take cruising to the next level by offering guests the best of everything imaginable in […]

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7 Reasons to Fall in Love with a River Cruise

9 February 17

Author: Kacie Fogg

  River cruises are becoming an increasingly popular and relatively easy way to travel the world. With numerous rivers to explore and companies to book your trip with, river cruises provide guests with excellent service, exquisite food and wine, and a perfect balance between action-packed days and relaxation. This Valentine’s Day, here are seven reasons […]

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Luggage Free Eliminates Hassle When Traveling

8 February 17

Author: Betsy Harter

Travel is exciting, but it comes with its share of hassles. Some, such as flight delays, you can’t control. Others, such as dragging heavy baggage with you, are irritations that you can eliminate. Through the years, I have tried a variety of ways to ease the baggage burden when my family travels. We have paid […]

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5 Signs That Your Next Vacation Should be a River Cruise

30 January 17

River cruising has skyrocketed in popularity, and not just among baby boomers. From young honeymoon couples to families, travelers are discovering that river cruising is a relaxing, economical and fun way to see the world. Here are five signs that a river cruise may be perfect for you. 1. You’re a Travel Enthusiast Whether you’re […]

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Travel Insurance: Avoid the Loopholes

10 May 16

Author: Alexa Crow

“Never ever book a trip of any kind without travel insurance.” This is the number-one lesson that Beth and her husband, Kevin*, two loyal Global Escapes clients, have learned in their past travel experiences. They sat down and talked to us not only about the importance of travel insurance, but also of knowing what you’re getting […]

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Travel Insurance 101

9 May 16

Author: Alexa Crow

When you think of travel essentials, the usual things come to mind: a camera, a raincoat, maybe an electrical adapter. But many people forget the number-one essential item: travel insurance. You may be pleasantly surprised when you find out that travel insurance isn’t the one-trick pony you thought it was. Short Trips are Covered First off, did you […]

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Enhance Your Cruise With a Customized Pre- or Post-Vacation Experience

26 February 16

Author: Betsy Harter

You have booked a cruise for later this year, and you can’t wait to relax with your loved ones while enjoying new sights and cultures. While you browse your itinerary, you begin to wish you had more time at the port of embarkation. As you read further, you long for an extra day at the port of […]

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5 Essential Items to Bring on a Cruise

25 February 16

Your much-anticipated cruise is just around the corner, and you have been planning your wardrobe for weeks. You’ve packed the basics already: shirts, pants, socks, underwear, toiletries, swimsuits, and flip flops. While you can expect exceptional service on a cruise line, where every little detail is taken care of for you, it is important to be prepared for […]

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Top 6 River Cruises Around the World

24 February 16

Most people associate cruising with big ships, tropical islands, and clear Caribbean waters. However, the world of river cruising–visiting the world’s inland ports via smaller luxury vessels while meandering down scenic rivers–is gaining popularity as an efficient way to experience the world’s most interesting cultures. With countless treasures hidden around river bends throughout the world, river cruising appeals to everyone from […]

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