By: Linda Koehler, CTA & Travel Consultant
Day 1/2 Arrive Los Angeles -Transfer to Long Beach
Our Southern California with Globus tour started out with a two-night stay it the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA. The highlight of this day, was when we boarded a high-speed ferry for an hour, that took us to Catalina Island. This included an island tour in an open air vehicle, and a day at leisure to shop, relax, and sample some local seafood at the pier in Avalon.
When travelers hear the word “escorted tour” they almost automatically think of Europe. They love the stress free planning, the guidance of an expert travel director every step of the way and the unique itineraries that combines all the iconic, must see places with the behind the scenes destinations. Today, more and more travelers are joining escorted tours in the USA, for the same reasons they love guided vacations in Europe. Studies show that domestic vacations make up for 85% of the total vacations Americans take. Here are the top reasons travelers love escorted tours in the USA.
By: Abi Recio, Employee Development Specialist, CTA & Aga Olewinska, Senior Travel Consultant, CTA
When friends heard that my good friend and work colleague, Aga Olewinska, and I were going to see Mackinac Island, the common response was “Macki- what?” Others asked, “where is that?” When I answered Michigan, they said “Of all places, why there?” I said, “Why not?”
By: Amalia Marin, Travel Consultant
I’ve visited many places internationally, but haven’t explored much of the United States, so I was really looking forward to this trip! I’ve also never been on a group tour so I was ready to try a different type of travel experience to the Cayonlands with Trafalgar.
From deserts, canyons and mountains, to lush forests, clear lakes and even volcanoes – wilderness-wise, the U.S. has it all. Our national parks feature some of the most inspiring views you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Here are five of the very best U.S. national parks.