Island Hopping with Norwegian Cruise Line

For several months now, my wife and I have been wanting to go on vacation. The problem was where, when, and what type of vacation would we like to go on. So, recently my parents called me and mentioned that we should all go on cruise. With my parents just coming from an NCL cruise to Alaska, they pitched the idea for us to take a cruise, which I have never been on. I agreed to the idea and set the ball in motion. Now, picking a vacation spot is not as easy as I thought it would be, since NCL offers so many destinations. With that said, I came to a conclusion that we should all go to Hawaii.

I have not been to Hawaii for over 20 years, in fact, it’s about time I should go back. We decided to go in January because we wanted to avoid the summer vacation crowds and high summer vacation fares. First, we booked on NCL’s Pride of America 7 Day Hawaii Cruise. This ship has the perfect itinerary for your “island hopping” adventure, not to mention you are at a port everyday rather than being at sea. And second, we booked 2 pre and two post nights in Honolulu. We really wanted to take advantage of the time we have in Hawaii, so we chose to do the pre and post nights with the cruise in between.Continue reading

Hawaiian Dreams with Insight Vacations

 A First-Timer’s Escorted Tour Experience in Paradise

 

Honolulu Hawaii

By: Andromeda Mendoza
 Affordabletours.com Senior Designer

Recently I decided to fulfill one of my travel goals which was to actually take a vacation. A real vacation—not one of those where, you’re so exhausted, you need a vacation from your travels. No. I wanted a real getaway trip, but a trip that included tons of sightseeing excursions as well as included meals, plus a guide that would take care of all of the nuances and details along the way. That’s when I decided to go for an At Leisure escorted tour to Hawaii. Since this was to be my first ever escorted tour, I decided to try a more upscale itinerary which led me to find Hawaiian Dreams, an Insight Gold Tour.

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Part 2: Prague and Avalon Waterways Legendary Danube River Cruise

By:   Sandra B. Wilkins
Senior Agent, AffordableTours.com

(Did you miss Part 1 of this article? Click Here to read it!)

Our next day in Vienna was more rewarding with a nice included tour of the famous city center, including famous St. Stephens Cathedral.  Before we left home we had booked tickets for the Spanish Riding School.  The famous Lipizzaner stallions and their skilled riders have performed their precision maneuvers and leaps for over 400 years.  The horses themselves originated from a breed in Spain and it takes both the stallions and their riders over 6 years of training before they are ready to perform in public  This event was definitely worth our $75 ticket!

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Part 1: Prague and Avalon Waterways Legendary Danube River Cruise

By:   Sandra B. Wilkins
Senior Agent, AffordableTours.com

Prague, the Czech Republic:  stop what you’re doing and make plans to go there NOW!  I’ve been traveling to Europe for 30+ years, and have visited most of the capital cities more than once.  Nothing in my past travel  experience prepared me for the wonder of Prague.  This is an absolutely magnificent city, top to bottom, start to finish.

Few people know that Prague was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire in the 14th century, when her leader Charles IV ushered in a Golden Age for his Czech subjects, with magnificent building projects (including the most famous landmark in Prague, the Charles Bridge) and the founding of Charles University, the first university in central Europe.  Bohemia flourished during this period, and Prague subsequently became known as the “golden city of spires.”

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Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand with Tauck World Discovery

By: By Lucy Fernandez, Owner

Our lovely Co-Owner of AffordableTours.com, Lucy Fernandez, talks about her recent trip with Tauck World Discovery in her article found in our latest brochure Escape. She visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand regaling us with tales of adventure including elephant rides, exotic epicurean delights, and visits to see the most humbling, wondrous ancient structures.

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