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Top 10 Things to Do in Rome thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. Do the Hop On/Hop Off Bus – This is a fantastic tool to use on your first day to get a lay of the land and figure out where you may want to spend more time during your trip! See the Colosseum – I booked a small group tour where you… [Read More]

London 101: A Travel Agent’s Guide for American Travelers thumbnail

Written by Jill Fischer. “Fries are chips and chips are crisps.” You’d think that since you’re going to an English-speaking country, you won’t have a language barrier issue. Guess again! When I had the pleasure of escorting a group to London, it was my first time to this wonderful city. I had come along to… [Read More]

8 Tips for Travelers Driving in Ireland thumbnail

The thought of driving on the opposite side of the road and the opposite side of the car than you’re used to in a foreign country can be daunting. For travelers, there are some countries in which the best method of transportation is via automobile. Unless you plan to take an escorted coach tour or… [Read More]

Iceland – A Travel Agent’s Perspective thumbnail

Written by Anthony Lottes. There is something special about traveling and the memories made from getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing a different culture. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind journey through some of the most picturesque landscapes on the planet, look no farther than Iceland. I never imagined that Icelandic culture… [Read More]

Exploring Italy from Venice to Florence thumbnail

When former Classic Travel group specialist and my former office-mate 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 and out of Florence saving… [Read More]

Madrid: A Travel Agent’s Perspective thumbnail

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 Megan Myslinski (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2015). Wanderlust is defined as “a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about,” a desire that compels wayfarers, cosmopolitans, and globetrotters to sojourn, traipse and gallivant to sights unseen all over the world. I know I’ve had this urge to explore since my tiny tot days… [Read More]

In Love with Lisbon thumbnail

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]

Oceania Baltic Cruise thumbnail

Written by Marshall Cossman. From late August, for twelve days, my wife and I cruised the Baltic and North Seas and the Gulf of Finland on Oceania’s Nautica. It was our second Baltic cruise, but we went to some different ports. Even repeated ports were interesting as we took different excursions from before. Seeing cities… [Read More]