Chasing the Sun – Two Young Women Take on the World

14 Aug 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — What makes a wanderer? An adventurer? A chaser of new vistas, new faces, new experiences? For two young Overland Park, Kansas women who met by chance, a shared drive to explore the world led them down many winding roads together. With several short, but action-packed trips as a duo already under their belt, the pull towards a longer and more... View Article

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises couple at rail with champagne

Let all-inclusive cruising provide the value you deserve

31 Jul 2018

No one likes to be nickel-and-dimed. Planning for vacations can be complicated, especially when it comes to costs. The anticipation of your journey should be full of excitement, not worry about unplanned expenses. Most of us have experienced the growing dread of the final bill after our trip. We thought that we had planned carefully, but with added gratuities and excursions and splurges on top-shelf... View Article

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Couple Enjoying the Tracy Arm Fjord Juneau Alaska

Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019

03 Jul 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — Seven Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska in 2019 with the inaugural season of Royal Princess, bringing the largest Princess ship ever to sail the region. The Royal Princess, a brand new 3,600-passenger ship, is currently on tour in the British Isles and will operate in Canada, the Caribbean, South America and Mexico on its way to the 2019... View Article

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Acendas Travel Advisor JoAnne Weeks

Agent Feature: JoAnne Weeks

25 Jun 2018

by Jeff Bollig —   It happens more often than you would think.   Acendas Travel Advisor JoAnne Weeks will be wrapping up cruise plans for a client when she is presented with one last question: “Will you go with us?”   While the request includes a hearty chuckle, the truth is the client holds out a small kernel of hope that Weeks might just... View Article

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Acendas Travel grows portfolio with acquisition of Travel Partners

25 Jun 2018

by Jeff Bollig — Acendas Travel, with headquarters co-located in Minneapolis and Kansas City, has expanded with the acquisition of Travel Partners, a Sioux Falls, S.D. vacation travel agency. The deal is effective immediately. While current Acendas Travel staff will assume various operational aspects through the purchase, Travel Partners will retain its name and remain as a stand-alone agency. The previous owner Mary Jo Nelson... View Article

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Young couple in Hawaii

Highlights of Hawaii

04 Jun 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — The Hawaiian islands have long been considered the best islands in America, but with so many islands to choose from, how do you find the island that is best for your Hawaii vacation? Honestly, you can’t go wrong, but each Hawaiian island has a distinct lifestyle, flora and fauna, and its own unique range of activities. Between the beaches, the... View Article

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A colorful array of houses on the water in Bermuda

Destination Spotlight: Bermuda

23 May 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — Nearly 600 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Atlantic island of Bermuda is an ideal destination for a getaway vacation. Known for its picturesque towns with pastel-painted houses, pink-sand beaches, aqua-blue and crystal-clear waters, Bermuda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Find Something Different in Bermuda With little to no crime and the ability... View Article

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Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship

Luxury Perfected with the New Seven Seas Splendor

09 May 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — Building on more than twenty-five years of being the most inclusive luxury experience in the world, Regent Seven Seas is yet again elevating a new standard for luxury with their new ship, Seven Seas Splendor™, launching in February 2020. With 750 guests, the all-suite, all-balcony ship will join her sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer®, in boasting some of the highest... View Article

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joann stover

Travel Agent Feature: Nothing is Left to Chance

08 May 2018

by Jeff Bollig — It’s not too much of a stretch to say JoAnn Stover has touched nearly every grain of sand on the beaches of Hawaii, Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean. With 30 years of travel planning on her resume, there is little she hasn’t seen, especially when it comes to the destinations that offer plenty of fun and sun. How many... View Article

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Cinque Terre Italy Tour

The 6 Villages in Italy You Really Need to Visit

02 May 2018

Rome, Florence and Venice are – and should be – on everyone’s must-see and must-experience list. But, there’s so much more of Italy that deserves to be seen and discovered. Here are six such places that offer travelers a new view of Italy: San Gimignano Just a short day trip from Florence, this well-preserved, walled city is surrounded by rolling vineyards and bright sunflowers, offering an... View Article

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