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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 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]

A Perfect Trip to New Zealand thumbnail

They say there is no such thing as a perfect vacation. There is always some bump in the road—figuratively and sometimes literally. You lose your favorite sunglasses, you have the perfect day planned and the rain clouds roll in, your flight inevitably gets delayed or, god forbid, cancelled. It could be the smallest thing and… [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

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 to learn firsthand what… [Read More]

Hannah’s Bahamian Adventure thumbnail

There is something special about your first FAM trip. I am new to the industry, so I was eager to sink my teeth into all things travel. In May, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to the Bahamas with MLT Vacations. It was an early start to the trip with a… [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]

PERFECTION! Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos thumbnail

As a travel counselor, it is in my job description to qualify my clients to lead them to the perfect vacation for their needs. So when it became time for me to plan my own family’s vacation, the Key West Luxury Village at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort in Turks and Caicos fit the… [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]

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]

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]

St. Lucia – Paradise FOUND! thumbnail

My husband and I celebrated our 15-year wedding anniversary on the beautiful island of St. Lucia at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. We absolutely LOVED it! Although it was a long and winding drive (after a 2-hour flight delay) from the Hewanorra Airport to Sandals Grande St. Lucian, once I saw the view from our… [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]

Bavaro Runners Tour in Punta Cana thumbnail

We all know that Punta Cana has wonderful beaches and amazing resorts, so I thought I would tell you about an exciting tour adventure I did during recent my visit. You will see spectacular views and unforgettable experiences. A camera is a must! It was with Bavaro Runners in an open air adventurous safari truck… [Read More]

Exploring Costa Rica thumbnail

After spending four relaxing days sipping Costa Rican mojitos by the pool at the Westin Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, we were off to Arenal. The Westin arranged a private transfer for our journey to Arenal Springs Resort. The transfer took about 4.5 hours because there was a lot of construction on the highways and roads… [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]

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]