Get Ready for Floriade 2012!

There are events that occur annually that you might really enjoy every now and then and there are events that occur every couple of years that you may make a point to attend. Then, there are certain events that happen every, say, 10 years that are just simply amazing. The Floriade is exactly that. This international celebration of horticulture and nature is an amazing experience that happens once every decade. I guarantee you will want to be in Venlo from April 5th to October 7th.

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The Annual World’s Largest Cruise Sale is Back!

It’s that time of the year again! What was formerly known as the “World’s Largest Cruise Night” has been expanded to National Cruise Vacation Week’s World’s Largest Cruise Sale. During the week of October 17th – 23rd, you can expect cruise sales from all of the major cruise lines including Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess, and more! Deals included (but not limited to) Reduced Rate on Sailings, Up to $500 On-Board Credits, Coupon Booklets, and Added Amenities! Click here to see all of this year’s cruise deals!

For some, this event can be perfect for planning early birthday or early Christmas gifts! For all, this is certainly the time to finally book that vacation you have been planning for so long! For those who are not familiar with the event, both members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and travel agent partners come together each year and hold the single largest cruise promotion of the year. To give you an idea of just how big this event is, in 2010 CLIA reported over 50,000 consumers attended WLCN events held by 1,432 agencies.

Throughout the year you can find cruise specials and deals if you are diligent enough and have the patience. For this event however, you can be sure that almost all cruise lines will be having special sales! The best part is you now have a whole week to decide on your perfect cruise!

With this event growing larger each year, you can be assured that there will be no shortage of savings and special promotions. And as always, AffordableTours.com is here to bring these savings directly to you! Plus, as an added bonus, we’re giving away a $100 Dining Dough Gift Card* for every booking!

Visit our website for more information and see the great deals for this year’s World’s Largest Cruise Sale!http://www.affordabletours.com/event/wlcs/

*Dining Dough Offer Rules And Restrictions:

Offer excludes all Carnival Cruises. Offer applies to all new cruise and river cruise bookings made in the week of October 17th – 23rd only. Please call for additional details. Additional restrictions may apply.

 

Touring East Africa to Tanzania & Kenya

Hello friends,

I’m pleased to provide my observations and remarks about a previous tour to Tanzania and Kenya.

To begin, words from Karen Blixen, from Out of Africa

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne —bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

So very true, those words. I’ve been blessed with an abundance of travel experiences….to Libya and Italy at age 16, living in Europe for 6 years during my 20s, and the opportunity to visit 5 continents during my 25+ years in the travel industry. None of my previous travels prepared me for the pure joy of Africa.

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