Our adventurous spirits have enjoyed travelling throughout Europe for centuries, and more recently as tourists, for decades. From the backpacking era in the 60s and 70s, to bus tours (remember “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium) to the sleek and efficient train systems of today, land travel has always been popular. Now with the ever growing number of river cruise ships (with as many as 30 on a river at any one time), the inland waterways have seen huge growth in numbers looking for the “unpack once” type of vacation. Not to be overlooked, are for the value conscious traveller are barges which cruise throughout the inland canal systems of Europe.
I recently returned from a Caribbean cruise with a small group of friends, sailing out of Port Miami. The time gap between disembarkation and our evening flight home meant being creative with our time, especially having luggage in tow.Explore
I have had my NEXUS card for more than five years now, and I would never travel without it. A $50 fee is more than worth the designated entry, shorter waits, simplified security checks and peace of mind.Explore
Definitely applies to planning for out-of-country medical care and may, in fact, save your life! The first step is to assess your medical risk looking at the following factors: destination; purpose of travel; style of travel; visiting urban or rural areas; underlying medical problems; age; and time of year of travel.Explore
Eleven years ago, my husband and I got married on a beach in Maui. Last weekend, my son got married in a vineyard in Niagara. Both were two of the most special days of my life, in part due to the relaxed and fun atmosphere surrounding these nuptials.Explore
The initial planning for a trip is fun…for most people. You’ve got your itinerary, passport, tickets, checked the weather, have your guide maps and a packing plan. And then the panic sets in!
I once rushed out the door for the airport and remembered I had not arranged a sitter for my cat. Lesson learned, I needed yet another list, so that my A type personality could keep track. Here are some of the areas I find to make travelling less stressful. The essential is always to Plan Plan Plan! Start long before your trip and have a list readyExplore
A little pre-planning may help save the day when you need access to your money (cash or credit) while out of country. Confused about what cards will work while travelling and what the hidden costs may be? Avoid surprises when your next statement comes in. Here are a few tips that will save you time and money:Explore
If you believe in meeting once a year with your financial planner, doctor, lawyer, and other relevant professionals in your life, then it is essential you sit down with your travel consultant and plan out your “travel future”.
Gone are the days of “last minute deals” and frankly, would you want to do this for your 50th birthday celebration? Today’s savvy travellers are looking for unique insider experiences, bragging rights, dedicated service and pampering. As a travel professional, I am already booking 2019 and yes, even 2020 for a group of luxury real estate agents.Explore
Life is fraught with the unexpected, so why leave your hard-earned vacation dollars on the table? Travel insurance is not something we want to think about but we must. Not only could you lose every dollar spent on your vacation, but take a look at these real life scenarios and ask yourself if you are prepared to lose…Explore
Most professional travel agents charge service fees or base their businesses on commissions, so what do you get for your money that you can’t get online?Explore