With its gorgeous beaches, crystal-blue waters, clear skies and sun, the Caribbean is not only a picturesque backdrop for a tropical vacation, but a place where one can kick back and unwind, relax, and forget about regular worries.
My wife and I decided to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary by taking a tour to Hawaii with Trafalgar. We chose the Hawaiian Explorer tour because we liked the fact that it covered the three islands that we were most interested in, and it ended with three nights in Maui with free time.
The Emerald Princess is just that, a jewel within herself. She was birthed in 2007 and is one of the largest cruise ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. She is also one of the most beautiful cruise ships that I have had the opportunity to sail on. Her decks are all very well lighted with beautiful marble flooring.
When most Americans think of taking a special vacation, they think of exotic, far-off lands, cultures they’ve never experienced. But it’s very possible to have a memorable travel experience right here in North America. North America covers a lot of ground, and a wide range of experiences are possible without ever having to stray too far from home.
Heading into a new year, most people are making their New Year’s resolutions for 2015, and we’d like to suggest making a resolution to travel. Travel is healthy, it’s good for you, and can be an enriching and spiritually rewarding experience that will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Committing to a vacation now, for all these reasons, will not only give you something to look forward to, but will give you enough time to plan appropriately and make sure all the details are covered to give you the vacation you want.
Here are our five New Year’s Resolutions for taking a vacation this year.
History has always been a favorite subject of mine. Having lived off the Gulf of Mexico for the better part of my life I decided to combine two passions: history and traveling. I’ve been on a few river cruises throughout the world and I must say, I’ve never understood all the hype about ocean cruising. Ocean cruises are very limited to their ports of stops and typically carry 3000 + people. With that many people disembarking the crowded ports, and then being informed that the actual cities are hours drive from the port, you then think the “short” visit isn’t worth the hassle.
River cruise vacations have rapidly increased in popularity in recent years. A river cruise allows the traveler to enjoy the luxuries of a cruise ship, while also seeing many of the cultural sights one would on an inland tour. In some parts of the world, like Southeast Asia, a river cruise be the only way to see certain cities, cultures, and natural features.
The majority of our river cruises are sold in Europe. The Rhine, Danube, and the Main River are the most popular river cruise vacations; discover what makes each of them unique.