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Written by Tom Thrun. Galapagos—if it has not been on your travel bucket list, I am sure that you have been intrigued. It has been at the top of my wish list for my entire travel career and we finally made it happen. I must say that it exceeded all expectations. We sometimes enjoy trips… [Read More]

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Written by Tom Thrun. Part 1: In Love with Lisbon Part 2: Castles in Spain Part 3: Madrid: A Travel Agent’s Perspective After bidding a fond “adios” to the south of Spain, we headed north to Madrid. The capital city is an easy 4-hour drive from Granada nonstop, but we made a couple of stops along… [Read More]

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Written by Tom Thrun. Part 1: In Love with Lisbon Part 2: Castles in Spain Part 3: Madrid: A Travel Agent’s Perspective After four great days in Lisbon, we continued on our journey south into Spain. Let me take this opportunity to give a big shout out to our generous hosts, Globus and Travel Leaders, for… [Read More]

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Written by Tom Thrun. Part 1: In Love with Lisbon Part 2: Castles in Spain Part 3: Madrid: A Travel Agent’s Perspective Thanks to Globus and our Travel Leaders affiliation, this September we embarked on a two week Iberian adventure to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. We began our trip with five days in Lisbon, what… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. “I saw a group of travel agents drinking pina coladas at Trader Vics and their hair was perfect, ah ooooo….werewolves of London….” Well not exactly, their hair wasn’t perfect, but it pretty much sums up the 1999 edition of the Classic Travel annual Christmas trip. For the last Christmas office party… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. At Classic Travel our mantra is ‘we will never run out of new places to go”. No matter how well traveled you are, there will always be an exciting, unexplored adventure waiting to be experienced. I am almost ashamed to admit that after over thirty years in the travel business, Joy… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. March 1999, was the most active group travel month in Classic Travel’s history. Besides groups going to New York, Spain, Cancun and the Final Four, we took 380 of our closest friends to beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The American Cyanamid Company hosted this Caribbean all-inclusive getaway for it’s VIP growers and… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. I have gazed longingly at Rio de Janeiro brochures ever since I started in the travel business over thirty five years ago. My globetrotting father always said that there is no place on earth quite like Rio. Don’t ask me why it took so long for me to finally get there… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. Time flies when you have been living in matrimonial Nirvana for the past fourteen years, but here it was again, time for another anniversary travel experience. This year’s focus would be Spain and on the actual day of our anniversary we would find ourselves in the capital city of Madrid. Joy… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. “You know what ages a man? Boredom. When I was young, traveling, I felt like a lion…but at home I feel eighty.” As I stared the celebration of my fiftieth year here on the planet directly in the face, this line from La Dolce Vita was more poignant now than ever… [Read More]

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