By: Abi Recio, Employee Development Specialist, CTA & Aga Olewinska, Senior Travel Consultant, CTA
When friends heard that my good friend and work colleague, Aga Olewinska, and I were going to see Mackinac Island, the common response was “Macki- what?” Others asked, “where is that?” When I answered Michigan, they said “Of all places, why there?” I said, “Why not?”
Cruising draws tens of millions of people in each year, and it’s easy to see why. The convenience of visiting so many different places without the hassles of transportation or having to unpack and pack multiple times. Today, cruise lines have immersive itineraries that bring you closer to the local culture, on and off the ships. Travelers will have access to guest speakers, local food and authentic entertainment onboard. Small ships bring cruisers closer to the action on land, and cultural excursions immerse cruisers to the local way of living. To top it off, cruises travel to way more destinations than just the Caribbean. The Mediterranean, Asia, South Pacific, Africa and Antarctica are all popular cruise locations. There are cruise lines for everyone, even travelers who don’t like cruising.
By: Gabriel Mariduena, Managing Director – Contact Center
The national park system is a treasure of wildlife, unbelievable landscapes and American history. This was our destination this past summer. My 11 year old son and I wanted to experience this since he’s been learning about a lot of these places at school. We chose to travel on a family tour, Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos with Trafalgar.
By: Jen Smith, Marketing Communications Specialist
European Highlights with Trafalgar was a fast paced, dream vacation. This is the perfect trip for first time Europe travelers, who want to cover a lot of countries and see a little bit of everything, in a short period of time. We got to visit 5 countries, that I’ve never been to, over the course of 9 days. We had tons of included meals, experiences and free time.
By: Lucy Fernandez, Vice-President
I have just returned from Costa Rica with Tauck Bridges tour with my son, Rod, his wife Sara, and my two grandchildren Billy, 10 and Chloe 7. In Costa Rica, there are only two seasons, rainy and less rainy. Our vacation was in July, and yes, it rained every day. Despite that, it was a great trip, and we quickly got used to doing activities in the rain. When we went to Tortuguero, it rained all day long. This ruined our planned excursions to look for wildlife, but we enjoyed the boat ride in the rain.