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African Adventure: South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe thumbnail

Written by Sharon Sinclair. My husband and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Called the “Mother City”, Cape Town is a diverse city with many cultures and interests including beaches, mountains, harbors and botanical gardens. The waterfront area is alive with local talent, restaurants and shops… [Read More]

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Written by Megan Myslinski (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2015). Wanderlust is defined as "a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about," a desire that compels wayfarers, cosmopolitans, and globetrotters to sojourn, traipse and gallivant to sights unseen all over the world. I know I’ve had this urge to explore since my tiny tot days… [Read More]

Breathtaking Machu Picchu thumbnail

Written by Sharon Sinclair. My husband and I recently returned from an escorted tour to Peru and Machu Picchu with Gate 1 Travel. As a Travel Agent, I usually choose not to go on escorted tours but prefer to make my own itinerary. However, this is one location that I didn’t want to tackle on… [Read More]

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Written by Marshall Cossman. From late August, for twelve days, my wife and I cruised the Baltic and North Seas and the Gulf of Finland on Oceania's Nautica. It was our second Baltic cruise, but we went to some different ports. Even repeated ports were interesting as we took different excursions from before. Seeing cities… [Read More]

Our First Trip to Europe thumbnail

Written by Bobby and Meghan Koivunen. My husband and I recently spent three nights in Rome followed by 11 nights on the Celebrity Reflection for a Mediterranean Cruise. We sailed from Rome, Italy to Santorini, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Kusadasi, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; and finished back in Rome. We loved this cruise… [Read More]

Spoil Your Kids with Travel thumbnail

Written by Julianne Lake (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2015). I’m extremely lucky. From the time I was very little, in fact, as far back as I can remember, my parents have made it a priority to show us the world. There are five of us kids, so the natural first trip we went on was… [Read More]

Not-So-Typical Spring Break in NYC thumbnail

Written by Chelcie Gilliard. Waking up before 10am, sitting and listening to multiple company information sessions, and going to bed before midnight isn’t exactly what most college students think of when you say “Spring Break”, but that’s exactly what I did. Myself, along with 18 other Michigan State University Spartans spent a week in New… [Read More]

Ten Days in Israel thumbnail

Written by Molly Goldsmith (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? You will certainly be satisfied with a trip to Israel. This 7,800 square mile country – about the size of New Jersey – is a center of political controversy, scientific advancement, and cultural significance. Israel is situated… [Read More]

Written by Molly Goldsmith (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Cuba is not a particularly dangerous island nation. Despite this fact, nearly all travel, trade, and business from the United States has been restricted for over 60 years. Human rights organizations and advocacy groups have maintained that the embargo causes detrimental effects to the Cuban economy… [Read More]

Written by Caroline Rysenga (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Travel filming is becoming more and more popular among globetrotters, and putting together a video of your excursions is a great way to remember your adventures and possibly show off all the interesting things you did to your friends and family. Not everyone has access to… [Read More]

Written by Andy and Sandy Conner. Andy and Sandy Conner recently visited Alaska, beginning their trip in Fairbanks, visiting Denali, Anchorage, Girdwood, and cruising from Seward to Vancouver. They initially visited Alaska in February, 2004. They say, "While the sheer size of Alaska is always evident, some things are emphasized by the season such as the… [Read More]

Written by Ashley Kong (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2014). Orlando has always been on the top of my dream travel list. The beautiful scenery, the warm weather, and the amazing fairy tale kingdom are all things that attract me to stay there again and again. From Michigan, Orlando is a great choice for your spring… [Read More]

Sharon’s Jamaica FAM thumbnail

Written by Sharon Sinclair. As a Classic Travel Specialist, MLT invited me to participate in a FAM Trip to Jamaica, the number one destination for vacations and honeymoons in the Caribbean. The purpose of a “FAM” is to provide the opportunity for travel agents to become “familiar” with a destination including the hotels, in order… [Read More]

Our Jamaican Honeymoon thumbnail

Written by Bobby and Meghan Koivunen. My husband and I recently spent eight nights at Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We had an amazing time, but could not have done it without the help of our fabulous travel agent, Tamara. She was able to set us up with first class flights and a… [Read More]

Jammin’ on the Porch thumbnail

Written by Pam Sievers. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but as soon as we got out of the car, we could hear the music coming from the small Kentucky Christian Church. It was time to go inside and find out. I hoped they didn't mind that we were a few minutes late. It… [Read More]

My Experience at Me Cancun thumbnail

Written by Joy Yin (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2014). My seven-day vacation in Cancun with my roommate during winter break is one of the most unforgettable vacations ever in my life. Everything that I can think of to make a vacation perfect, Cancun has it. There are amazing beaches, delicious food, and tons of activities… [Read More]

Anniversary Dream Trip to Scotland thumbnail

Written by Jean Southwick. Our Adventure with Haggis, Peas, Plaid, Sheep, Isle of Skye, and Roundabouts! As I write this on a cold wintery day in Michigan I think back to what a wonderful trip our family enjoyed to Scotland last summer. It was about this same time a year ago that I was able… [Read More]

Written by Emily Janik (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2013). Studying abroad was all that I could ask for and will be a favorite memory of mine from my college years. I experienced 6 countries in one month and I’m only twenty! Within 4 weeks, I traveled to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Italy. I… [Read More]

Old World Charm of Budapest thumbnail

Written by Pam Sievers and Kathy Lindahl. If you catch it on a bright, sunny day, you can’t help but be impressed by its grand old opulence – wide, tree-lined boulevards, a majestic opera house, dramatic scenery on each side of the Danube, green parks, and shiny monuments. If you catch it on a gray… [Read More]

Travel in Northeast China thumbnail

Written by Ashley Kong (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2014). Magnificent natural landscape, enthusiastic local residents, traditional Chinese culture, characteristic local food- all your expectations for a trip can be realized in Northeast China. Similar to Michigan’s weather, the best period for travelling is from May till October. You could spend one week in the three… [Read More]