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San Francisco – Iconic City by the Bay! thumbnail

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 to simply running out… [Read More]

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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 was amazing and ideal… [Read More]

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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]

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]

Anniversary Celebration in New York thumbnail

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 depart Friday morning and… [Read More]

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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]

Maui – Expect the Unexpected! A Travel Agent’s Firsthand Experience with Travel Insurance thumbnail

Hau’ oli la Hanau (Happy Birthday) Courtney! It’s not every day that you turn 1 year old, so in honor of this big event, we decided to take a family vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Even though we had a well-planned itinerary and this was not Courtney’s first time on an airplane, it is… [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]

Spring Break Vacation in Colorado Springs, Colorado thumbnail

I just returned from a wonderful vacation in Colorado Springs and would like to share some of my adventures. I could not believe there is so much to see in Colorado Springs and impossible to see everything in a week. Here are a few highlights of my trip. Garden of the Gods Pikes Peak Olympic… [Read More]

Amazing Trip to the 100th Rose Bowl thumbnail

The last time MSU was in a Rose Bowl was in 1988 and after watching MSU beat OSU in the Big Ten Championship, the plans for the Rose Bowl trip were in motion. There were five of us including my husband, daughter, and in-laws that booked the trip through Classic Travel who offered a package… [Read More]

Un-Cruising Alaska from Ketchikan to Juneau thumbnail

“Once you step on board, you’ll understand immediately. It’s the casual nature. It’s nature itself. It’s the rare encounter. It’s the attentive service, the fellowship, the extraordinary sense of place. It’s all these things and so much more.” The short snippet above was taken from Un-Cruise Adventures’ website and I cannot think of a better… [Read More]

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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 perfect balmy evening with… [Read More]

Written by Marshall Cossman. October can be a wonderful time to go sightseeing. We went to Williamsburg this past October. The weather was perfect and the crowds lighter than they would have been during school breaks or summer. It had been at least 35 years since we'd last been there. Of course we didn't expect anything to… [Read More]

Written by Molly Brunette. My husband, Lanny, and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this past summer. I had always envisioned taking some kind of romantic trip to commemorate this milestone. What I hadn't known was that we'd have a child who was only 9 years old and well, we wanted to take her along… [Read More]

Written by Todd Thrun. It has always been a dream of mine to take my son to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Well, this summer we took a long weekend and spent 3 nights in this history rich city. We flew from Lansing and when we approached Washington we were amazed at how close we… [Read More]

Our National Anthem – we all know it, we've all sung it or heard it sung at sporting events, but I will never hear it the same way since our family vacation to Washington DC. My husband, Alan, my son Jeremy and I were fortunate enough to travel to our nations capital over the Labor… [Read More]

Written by Jill Tribell. We have a list of vacations that we would like to take hanging up on our refrigerator. Since this year marks our 30th wedding anniversary, we thought we'd choose an extra special item from our wish list to celebrate. Planning for a Caribbean cruise for the first time is just as exciting… [Read More]

Written by Rick and Joy Terry. Where do I begin this letter? First, let me say thank you for guiding us towards Vallarta Palace in Nuevo Vallarta. It was by far the most relaxing, pleasant, and fun experience that Joy and I have ever embarked on! The resort as a whole was absolutely top notch in… [Read More]

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 operate daily in the… [Read More]