Mysteries of the Mayan World with Monograms

mayanworld_linfamilypictureMy family vacation with Monograms was a wonderful way to introduce my sons—ages 4 and 6—to the fascinating culture of the Mayans in Mexico. Throughout our five day trip, we were enthralled by the archaeological ruins, pleased with our attentive service from our local guides, and happy that so many travel details were pre-arranged by Monograms, which made our vacation hassle-free.

When we arrived to the Cancun airport, our personal tour guide and chauffer greeted us. I immediately felt at ease as I learned that these two very nice gentlemen would be with us for the duration of our vacation. This is the best thing about Monograms itineraries in Central and South America: you are independently escorted throughout your entire trip.Continue reading

Visiting Italy with Trafalgar’s At Leisure Packages

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Trafalgar’s At Leisure packages allow a traveler to enjoy a visit to one location or area of a country, with some selected sights to see as well as some unscheduled time, where you can relax or wander the locality at your own pace. Unlike the larger, more comprehensive travel packages, the At Leisure packages focus more on one or two local areas and let you explore them in depth.

Sometimes, a vacation isn’t about seeing as many sights as possible, but just getting away for a while and taking it easy. The At Leisure packages are a great option if you want a more relaxed vacation. Here are some examples of what Trafalgar offers:Continue reading

Yosemite & Sequoia: John Muir’s California with Tauck

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Last summer I had the great fortune to travel to San Francisco, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Park on an itinerary crafted by Tauck and the great documentary film director, Ken Burns. The tour introduces travelers to the history of the U.S. National Parks, as well as the early battles and current efforts to create, save and expand the National Park system. We walked in the footsteps of naturalist and conservationist John Muir, who helped to preserve large tracts of California wilderness.Continue reading

Getting the “Insider Experience” in Italy with Trafalgar Tours

Some people like to take vacations without a real plan in mind: They want to be open to experiencing whatever strikes them on a given day. That can be a fine, spontaneous way to travel.

On the other hand, having a plan and some guidance can really help you get the most out of your time on a trip. Vacations can’t last forever, and you don’t want to have any days where you don’t have anything to do, or any regrets about missing something special. The “Trafalgar Insider Experience” is a great way to do that, as Trafalgar Tours can provide you with a number of unique experiences, based on their use of local guides and their travel directors’ years of experience.

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