Windstar Cruises Delivers Yacht-Style Cruise Experience to Alaskan Vacations

Like many of our Smart Traveler clients, we enjoy vacationing with our grandchildren. Recently, our granddaughter joined us on a Windstar Cruises sailing in Alaska and Canada. While this was not our first visit to America’s Last Frontier, it was our granddaughter’s first go-round. It was special to share her vacation excitement, her fresh look […]

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Journey to Port Wine Country on Viking River Cruises’ Portugal Cruise Tour

River cruise tours through Europe’s wine regions has captured Smart Travelers’ interest this season. These vacations offer relaxing access along centuries-old trade routes framed by terraced vineyards and crowned by scenic wine estates. Among this season’s strong offerings is Viking River Cruises’ “Portugal’s River of Gold” holiday. This ten-day trip offers a journey to the […]

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Tauck Invites You to Its Relaxing, Enriching “Under the Tuscan Sun” Event

Tauck is expanding its holiday repertoire into highly focused travel experiences called “Tauck Events.” The third vacation in this category is “Under the Tuscan Sun,” and it’s a winner. This six-day getaway takes you to the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, a beautiful hilltop villa complex overlooking lovely grounds and a painterly countryside. The estate offers contemporary […]

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Enjoy Fine Fall Cuisine and Wines During Oceania Cruises’ Eurocoast Voyage

For Smart Travelers who plan European vacations with cuisine in mind, September is arguably their high season. This is peak time for the ingredients that chefs transform into memorable dishes you can’t obtain at home. In our view, one of the most comfortable, engaging ways to indulge this culinary yearning is during Oceania Cruises’ “Amsterdam […]

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The “I’s Have It” On Celebrity Cruises’ Ireland-Iceland Sailing

We are already seeing a busy 2019 North Atlantic cruise season, as Smart Travelers are quickly booking holidays on their favorite luxury ships. One sailing we like is Celebrity Cruises’ early June voyage to Ireland and Iceland. This eleven-day escape from summer’s heat offers a touch of adventure while providing first-rate vacation comfort and excellent […]

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Looming Castles and Mystic Islands Frame Globus Scenic Scotland Tour

For a subset of Smart Travelers, their introduction to Scotland was via Brigadoon. The memorable musical provided many with the incentive to visit this magical land. To savor Scotland at its most enchanting, you should consider booking Globus’ “Scottish Highlands and Islands” vacation. This professionally guided tour takes you to this proud nation’s highlights, giving […]

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Elegant Rail Journey Highlights A&K Small-Group Asian Holiday

Abercrombie & Kent’s small-group vacation from Bangkok to Bali redefines what a truly upscale Asian holiday experience should be. First, the “small group” is just that, with a maximum size of eighteen and a minimum of two participants. Second, the getaway features a trip on the deluxe Eastern and Oriental Express rail trip from Thailand […]

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British Charm and History Highlight Princess Cruises’ Relaxing UK Sailing

When people ask me what island vacation is number one for Smart Travelers, I tell them Great Britain. Shakespeare’s “scepter’d isle,” with its seafaring tradition, features vibrant ports and nearby sites that define British spirit, history, and culture. And there’s no better way to stay in keeping with the nation’s legacy and affinity for the […]

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Join Ken Burns-Inspired Tauck Holiday to Montana and Yellowstone

We like vacations that don’t require passports. When we combine that preference with our curiosity about the American West, we have the beginning of our next holiday. In this case, our taste runs toward escorted vacations for a few reasons. One, we want as much enrichment as possible during our experience, and savvy tour guides […]

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Immerse Yourself in “All-Inclusive” Luxury During Silversea Asian Voyage 

Pacific Asian vacation adventure, with its combination of fascinating sights and safety, continues to be a favorite for experienced Smart Travelers. A wonderful way to experience this region is on a deluxe cruise. And there’s no better choice in this category than all-suite Silversea Cruises. Its October 2018 Hong Kong-Tokyo sailing offers you the opportunity […]

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Regent Summer Sailing Delivers Relaxed Adriatic Lifestyle and “All-Inclusive” Luxury

When John and I choose cruise vacations, ship quality is our priority. Luxurious cabins, attractive public rooms, superlative service, and outstanding dining are among our “must-have” checkboxes. For us, Regent Seven Seas Cruises fulfills all our requirements, and has in every sailing we’ve enjoyed over the years. That’s why we’re excited to recommend Regent’s June […]

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Explore the Smart Traveler’s Adriatic On Stylish Insight Tours’ Holiday

The eastern Adriatic – the lands of Croatia and Montenegro – seduces travelers. The region’s superb seascapes, charming ports, and rich culture deliver memorable experiences. The “Mediterranean” climate soothes visitors. And the region’s delightful wines and cuisine generate Smart Traveler excitement. Among the strong choices for visiting this area is Insight Tours’ “Captivating Croatia and […]

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Discover Magical Central Europe On AmaWaterways’ Danube Cruisetour

Central Europe’s rivers are where this fascinating region puts its best scenic, cultural, and culinary personality on display. Smart Travelers looking for ways to comfortably, efficiently enjoy the area’s considerable charms should consider booking cruise tours, such as those AmaWaterways offers. When we explore AmaWaterways’ vacations, we are very positive about their ease of river […]

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CIE Tour Offers Introduction to Enchanting Ireland

When I tell friends Michele and I are planning an Irish vacation, they all agree that “you’ll have fun.” That’s certainly been our experience, as well as for many of our clients, over the years. Among Ireland’s many travel positives is its welcoming nature. This English-speaking European destination offers a safe environment for you to […]

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