Give Your Family the Gift of Togetherness

16 Nov 2022

Can you feel it? Cooler temperatures, festive gatherings, and an electric energy in the air that only means one thing. The holiday season is upon us, and another year is close to an end. In the quiet moments between the hustle and bustle of the season, we often reflect on the year, mulling over work accomplishments, fitness goals, budgets, and most importantly, family. And as... View Article

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Looking Forward to the Next 40 Years

19 Oct 2022

By Brent Blake, President, Acendas Travel It is indeed proper that the 40th anniversary is known as the “ruby” anniversary because it stands for the burning flame of passion that has sustained the relationship for four decades and supplies energy in moving forward.  While the anniversary of a company’s start in business is not the same as a marriage, the parallel is that to stay... View Article

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Room With a View: River Cruising with Avalon Waterways

13 Oct 2022

  When it comes to cruises, ocean liners usually steal the limelight. While we love the floating-resort-like- feel of an ocean cruise, our hearts are equally fond of river cruises, which offer a more sophisticated, boutique-hotel-like ambiance. A river cruise is a voyage along inland waterways, often stopping at multiple ports. Since cities and towns often developed around rivers, river cruise ships frequently dock in... View Article

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Guest Blog Post: Honeymoon Planning…Stress Free!

03 Oct 2022

We love hearing from our clients. We especially love it when they take the time to write about their experience. Please read on for a guest blog post from Courtney. By the time we were six months into wedding planning, my fiancé and I were officially burnt out on decision making. Having opinions about our Big Day wasn’t the problem, it was the sheer volume... View Article

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Journey to the Unspoiled Natural Beauty of Africa

19 Sep 2022

When it comes to must-do travel experiences, many would agree that an African Safari is at the top of their list, and for a good reason! Adventure seekers have long made their way to this spectacular continent, home to breathtaking savannas dotted with acacia trees and towering mountains, the Big Five wildlife, and the incredible Great Migration (the most significant terrestrial movement of mammals on... View Article

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2023 Abercrombie & Fitch Idea Book

01 Sep 2022

Acendas Vacations and Abercrombie & Kent offer travel to Africa including private and group safaris, stays in luxury lodges, unique experiences, and more. Access the link below to learn of all the options and opportuinteis. A&k East & Southern Africa – Idea Book – 2023

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It’s the Little Things – Small Touches that Make a Big Impact

11 Aug 2022

  Aside from the visual aesthetic, what makes a hotel stand out to you? For us at Acendas Vacations, it’s the little things – the special touches hotels and resorts include for their guests to ensure their stays are even more memorable. That’s where hotel amenities come in. Varying by property type, amenities comprise anything beyond the basics of room, bathroom, and clean, safe surroundings.... View Article

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Travel Advisor Spotlight: Kristen Hosek Walker

21 Jul 2022

    Mark Twain once said, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Acendas Vacations travel advisor, Kristen Hosek Walker, lives by those words, literally and figuratively. Since graduating from International Air Academy in 1991, Kristen’s 31-year career in the travel industry has thrived, though you could say she’s never worked at all! Read... View Article

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — for a Cruise

07 Jun 2022

Beginning in late November, Christmas markets transform the main squares of cities across Europe into a winter wonderland. Wooden huts adorned with twinkling lights and boughs of holly line the streets. A blend of mulled wine and fresh pretzels fills the air. It’s a whole experience filled with sounds, smells, visuals, and the kind of Christmas spirit born from centuries of history and tradition Since... View Article

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Will Travel for Food

17 May 2022

You’ve heard the old saying, “getting there is half the fun.” Well, in our experience, eating there is the other half! If you’re a foodie looking for the ultimate cuisine-inspired experience, might we suggest a luxury cruise to satisfy your palate? The dining found aboard a luxury cruise liner rates among some of the best dining experiences worldwide. Offerings range from traditional dining rooms to... View Article

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