National Cruise Vacation Week’s World’s Largest Cruise Sale

If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise for your next vacation, there’s no better time to pick one out than now. October 20-27 is National Cruise Vacation Week. If you’d like to know what that means for you, keep reading.

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) holds National Cruise Vacation Week. National Cruise Vacation Week also includes the “World’s Largest Cruise Sale“, a time when many participating member organizations of CLIA have special sales, discounts, and package offerings for cruise vacations. It’s the best time of the year to buy a cruise package at a discount.Continue reading

Tauck Teams With BBC Earth to Offer Travelers Original, Exclusive, Natural History Experiences

Multi-year “Earth Journeys” Partnership Will Enhance and Expand Tauck’s Collection of Safaris and Other Nature-Themed Itineraries

NORWALK, CT Tauck, the world-leader in guided, premium quality land journeys and cruises, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership with BBC Earth to bring the expertise and perspectives of BBC wildlife filmmakers to Tauck’s itineraries offering travelers the opportunity to explore the natural world. The BBC is the world’s leading producer of highly acclaimed, award-winning natural history documentaries, such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life and The Blue Planet. Those series and other BBC productions have reached over 500 million people in over 180 countries worldwide to date.Continue reading

How to Visit Europe Affordably


Most people tend to plan their vacations in the summer. It’s pretty common for a good reason: The weather is nice, the kids (if they have any) are out of school, and most work and business schedules are designed to accommodate a summer vacation.

But if you want a different experience on your trip next year, you might consider visiting Europe during another season. Here are some of the benefits of doing so:

  • Cost. Since summer vacations are so popular, and summer is the only time many people can take a vacation, these trips are often expensive.  This is because many travel companies, hotels, and other tourist attractions know this, and they raise their rates accordingly. If they can still keep their bookings full this way, why not? But in the off-seasons, many of these hotels and agencies that are booked solid in the summer will find themselves nearly empty. They’ll be willing to offer great deals to savvy tourists just to keep some steady money coming in for their businesses. If you take a vacation during an uncommon time of the year for vacations, you can really save big.
  • The unique features of each season. I’ll get into more detail in a bit, but I’m sure you can imagine what I’m talking about. Europe has seasons just like the rest of the world. Plants start growing and flowers bloom in the spring. The fall offers cool weather and autumnal festivals, including, of course, Oktoberfest. Winter offers the gorgeous sights of snow-covered mountains, and winter sports such as skiing and ice skating.

Here are a few travel packages from our partners that offer the chance to see the unique features Europe offers in each season of the year, all at an affordable price.Continue reading