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Joy Thrun

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Written by Joy Thrun. One of the hottest trends in the travel industry these days is river cruising. Born in Europe and growing around the world, almost every major river on the planet features exciting itineraries on beautiful new ships. If you have not taken a river cruise yet, you are probably intrigued and if… [Read More]

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Written by Joy Thrun. New York is always a wonderful place for a special occasion. Although we were leaving for Europe on October 21, our 30th anniversary was September 27 and we needed to be someplace wonderful that day. From Michigan, New York is a great place to spend one or two nights. You can… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. I have owned and operated Classic Travel since its beginning in 1980. I counsel clients (the best part of my job), so I not only have an opinion, but have accumulated opinions from some of the country’s most avid travelers (an advantage of having an agency in the affluent community of… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. Corporate travel is a sea of rules, accounting, fees, and options. If not properly managed, you could be throwing hard-earned profits down the drain. Know what you’re getting into before you make a commitment – Classic Travel to the rescue! Everyone has heard the horror stories about the ‘real’ value of… [Read More]

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Written by Joy Thrun. Why Alaska is the most repeated destination in the world! On my most recent trip to Alaska, I traveled with 90 people who make their living off the land- people who are very aware of the impact weather can have on your life. As we sailed out of Seattle on a… [Read More]

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Written by Joy Thrun. The first 24 hours in Peru made the bungee in Africa look like a cakewalk. We arrived in Lima at almost 11:00 PM and spent a tedious hour in immigration before arriving at our hotel close to 1:00 AM. We had a great two-room suite on the 14th floor of one of the… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. The Riviera Maya is one of my and Tom’s favorite resort areas. Here are some of the reasons why. The travel time and time zone makes the destination a breeze on travel days. The flight time is just over 3 hours. Northwest and Spirit fly nonstop commercially and the charter flights… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. Clothes and packing tips: It is a casual destination, so during the day it is battle gear and layering. It can be 50ish in the morning, at night and when the ship is sailing. Then 70ish pushing 80 and warm if the sun it out. It can always rain or be foggy… [Read More]

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Written by Joy Thrun. If it is beaches, food and stunning topography you like for your tropical vacation than St. Kitts definitely fits the bill. This volcanic island has lush covered peaks with gorgeous vistas at every turn. It still maintains the ‘Old Caribbean’ feel with a first-class hotel option that meets the accommodation and amenity… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. Because we are a luxury leisure travel agency we have seen a steady increase in interest river cruising. I had sailed on the Nile and Yangtze rivers and although the rivers were remarkable the ships were not. So when we were invited to sail the Rhine River I was delighted to… [Read More]


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