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A Travel Agent’s Tips on the North Shore of Kauai thumbnail

Written by Rhonda Brooks. The North Shore is the remote area of the island of Kauai in Hawaii, with picturesque views in a lush tropical setting. The quaint town of Princeville offers cliff-side views of the Pacific Ocean, while the beach town of Hanalei offers many fantastic sunsets from the pier and many food trucks… [Read More]

Written by McKenna Thelen. About every other year, my family and I travel down to Florida to visit my relatives that live down there. We stayed at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee for our second time. This is a great place to stay if you are traveling with kids. We… [Read More]

New! Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana – Not Exactly What You’d Expect! thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. I was expecting SpongeBob SquarePants and a fleet of other Nickelodeon characters to greet me and to be bombarded with them wherever I went. I assumed all that would be available to eat would be hot dogs and cheeseburgers. Honestly, I thought I’d hear children screaming everywhere. Nevertheless, I signed up… [Read More]

San Francisco – Iconic City by the Bay! thumbnail

Written by Tamara Corrie. My husband and I recently traveled to San Francisco for a brief stay and believe me, I wish it could have been longer! We simply were not able to get to as many iconic sights as we would have liked, partially due to traveling over a holiday weekend and partially due… [Read More]

Travel Agent’s Review of Secrets Akumal thumbnail

Written by Denise McCain. Secrets Capri has always been my favorite resort until I stayed at Secrets Akumal, which is now my favorite resort by far. The only part I did not like was the long transfer down from the airport in Cancun to Akumal, which was just over an hour. The room at the resort… [Read More]

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. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 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… [Read More]

Exploring Italy from Venice to Florence thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. When former Classic Travel group specialist and my former office-mate, Hannah, asked me to visit during her extended backpacking trip, I knew it had to be Italy. After helping to organize so many Italy trips for clients, I was excited to experience it for myself. I decided to fly into Venice… [Read More]

Reasons to Love a River Cruise – Tips from a Travel Agent thumbnail

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]

Sailing & Scuba Diving the Virgin Islands thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. I couldn’t imagine going to the Virgin Islands and only staying on one island. All you need is one week, and you can see it all! Well, you can get a good summary of things. The way to do the Virgin Islands is simply by sailing. We had a private catamaran… [Read More]

Destination Weddings in Riviera Maya, Mexico thumbnail

Written by Linda Dolecki. Riviera Maya offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding, featuring stunning white sand beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters, tropical jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins. The first thing you should know about planning a destination wedding is to use a travel agent. I have the expertise to match you with your ideal destination… [Read More]