On the Road Again – and Loving It

25 May 2016

I really missed traveling. For the most part, my professional pursuits have afforded me the opportunity to travel. Granted, the less-glamorous aspects of early wake up calls, occasional flight issues, rental car counters and crowded interstates were not something to I savored. But they were a small price to pay for the opportunity to experience other cultures, geographies, histories and peoples. I found the trips... View Article

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Norwegian Cruises Line Offers Lots of Free Stuff

16 May 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a new Free at Sea offer. Cruise Freebies From now through May 22, families will automatically receive a bonus offer of two free onboard offerings with every new cruise vacation booked, including a package of 50 family photos along with $100 in arcade play. Additionally, guests who book a new five-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or mini-suite... View Article

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Traveling Tahiti: Moorea to Bora Bora

06 May 2016

Have you ever dreamed of jumping into a quiet ocean lagoon from the balcony of an over-the-water bungalow? How about opening up your coffee table to feed the fish below? When you watch The Bachelor do you ever daydream about being whisked away one of those tropical paradises? If you answered yes to any of these questions then read on for an itinerary that’s perfect... View Article

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Thank You to Those on the Front Line – our Acendas Travel Agents

04 May 2016

Have you ever stopped to think about those people in “service” positions and how they make our lives better? Chart your day from the moment you wake up in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night. You interacted with the clerk at the coffee shop, then dropped by the dry cleaner to get your clothes, and ended your trip to work with... View Article

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The Perfect Spring Break Get-Away

03 May 2016

One of my most gratifying and enjoyable activities is spending time with friends and family in an environment full of fun and free of – mostly – the devices and concerns that tie up our daily lives. I believe travel offers one of the best – if not the best – platforms to do that. So, it should come as no surprise that my wife... View Article

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Don’t Fret – It’s Not Too Late for Summer Travel Plans

30 Apr 2016

It’s already May and you’re thinking it’s too late. Time has gotten away from you and yet another opportunity to travel for a relaxing summer vacation has gone by the wayside. Stop the presses! The news is it is NOT too late to book summer travel for a trip, be it for couples, families and/or groups. The options range from all inclusive resort packages to... View Article

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Travel Can Chart a Course for Global Sustainability

22 Apr 2016

There isn’t an industry that hasn’t faced the challenge of working towards being sustainable. In fact, the challenge often starts because there is little understanding of what sustainability actually means. The term came from a report presented to the United Nations in 1987, defining sustainability as: “development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own... View Article

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The “Suitest” Way to Sail: Royal Caribbean’s New VIP Royal Suite Class

21 Apr 2016

If you crave upscale luxury, the finest amenities, and opportunities available only to the select few then you are exactly who Royal Caribbean had in mind when they created the new Royal Suite Class. The cruise line has created three separate experiences that promise to cater to your every need. Today’s luxury traveler has higher expectations than ever before. Royal Caribbean is addressing those needs... View Article

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Ecotourism Makes Big Splash with All Generations

19 Apr 2016

Swinging from trees, spelunking in caves, making baskets with local grandmothers….these are just a few of the fun activities to be had on an eco-tour. More and more individuals of every generation are interested in participating in ecotourism. How they define ecotourism may vary, but some key concepts remain steadfast. The International Ecotourism Society defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the... View Article

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