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Cruising the Danube with Uniworld thumbnail

Before starting our 7-day Enchanted Danube River Cruise which begins in Budapest, Hungary and ends in Passau, Germany, we spent a couple days in Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city in the day, but even more so at night when the city is lit up. Highlights of Budapest include: Buda Castle Fisherman’s Bastion – beautiful… [Read More]

Our First Trip to Europe thumbnail

Written by Bobby and Meghan Koivunen. My husband and I recently spent three nights in Rome followed by 11 nights on the Celebrity Reflection for a Mediterranean Cruise. We sailed from Rome, Italy to Santorini, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Kusadasi, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; and finished back in Rome. We loved this cruise… [Read More]

Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road & Beyond thumbnail

Iceland has always been high on my list of dream destinations. I first saw it in Delta’s Sky Magazine quite a few years ago. They were introducing non-stop service to Reykjavik (Iceland’s capital city), thus highlighting it as a featured “not-to-miss” destination. This was the beginning of Iceland’s tourism boom. All good things come to… [Read More]

Spoil Your Kids with Travel thumbnail

Written by Julianne Lake (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2015). I’m extremely lucky. From the time I was very little, in fact, as far back as I can remember, my parents have made it a priority to show us the world. There are five of us kids, so the natural first trip we went on was… [Read More]

Making the Most of Your Trip to Iceland thumbnail

Whether you’re there on a free stopover to Europe or as a final destination, Iceland is sure to amaze you with its dramatic and otherworldly landscapes, Viking history, and interesting culture. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice and is home to some of the world’s most active volcanos and Europe’s largest… [Read More]

Not-So-Typical Spring Break in NYC thumbnail

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]

Ten Days in Israel thumbnail

Written by Molly Goldsmith (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? You will certainly be satisfied with a trip to Israel. This 7,800 square mile country – about the size of New Jersey – is a center of political controversy, scientific advancement, and cultural significance. Israel is situated… [Read More]

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 Caroline Rysenga (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Travel filming is becoming more and more popular among globetrotters, and putting together a video of your excursions is a great way to remember your adventures and possibly show off all the interesting things you did to your friends and family. Not everyone has access to… [Read More]

Prepare your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport. Monitor local broadcasts for announcements of security checkpoint delays at local airports. Pack all your coats and jackets in your checked baggage when possible. Do not wrap gifts. Check-in online. Check your flight status online. Review TSA's security procedures. Wear… [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

Written by Sharon Sinclair. 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… [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]