In January to February of 2011, I took a trip to Thailand as a gift to myself for graduating with my Bachelors from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) just a couple months prior in December. Being a Thai-American born in New York but raised in a Thai household, the culture shock wasn’t too bad. Outside my house I was American but when I walked through my door I was living under Thai rules. It also helped that I can speak Thai fluently albeit unable to read or write. I should also mention I went alone but still have family there.
Luckily, I traveled during the slow season (also known as value season) so the price wasn’t that bad; it was still something a new grad can handle. Because it was winter here in the states and Thailand only has two temperatures: hot (during our winter) and very hot (every other time of the year), the weather was manageable when I went. I do not recommend traveling to South East Asia during Summer time unless you enjoy scorching heat.
It’s been several months but I thought we’d revisit a video of our beloved Co-President, Rod Fernandez, on Great Day Houston as he highlights reputable travel operators, travel websites, the wonders of river cruising, and new ways to travel and to gather travel information online.
Watch the video! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but best of all, you’ll learn a little bit more about the new wave of travel and how to get it on-line.
I went on my first cruise in 2009 at the tender age of 24. It was a summer family vacation. We were on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. The trip was a one week cruise to Alaska plus a couple days for flights to and from Canada. Being that it was my first cruise, I had no idea what to expect but knew it would be amazing nonetheless.Continue reading
Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, but in my company’s case it does! Over the last five years since we first moved into our new building, I have seen our company grow by leaps and bounds. Some of the people that I have been working with have become my good friends. To state a cliché, we really are like a “family” of sorts.
One of the things that are very important here is customer service. It is stressed to the limit–then stressed some more. I know that most of our staff members try very hard to go that extra mile for their customers. I hear them do it every day.Continue reading
Want to know how you can get the most out of your vacation dollars? Here’s a tip: Travel during the off-season! You can save tons of money doing this. For example, traveling abroad to Europe during the fall and winter seasons yield lower plane fares, lower hotel rates, and winter deals from major tour operators! Not to mention, the fall and winter seasons have fewer crowds, and you can even enjoy holiday markets and cultural festivities!