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
A First-Timer’s Escorted Tour Experience in Paradise
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.
In the past getting the best deal on your vacation meant waiting until the very last minute and seeing what was still available, but times have changed in the travel industry. Now you usually will receive the best discounts the earlier you book, even some companies guarantee if your “Book Early” rate decreases you will receive the difference back. Booking early means best choice in accommodations, avoiding sold out space, cheaper airline fares, bigger discounts, upgrades and more time for you to plan your vacation means less headache in the end.
2018 Vacations Now Open For Sale PLUS 2017 Special Offers, Deals & Discounts!
By: Sandra B. Wilkins
Senior Agent, AffordableTours.com
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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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