The best part of Key West..... is the drive. The Overseas Highway (US Highway 1) runs 113 miles and offers the traveler great tropical views of the turquoise waters on BOTH sides as dozens of bridges are crossed connecting the islands. From famed food at Skippers Dockside in key Largo to the Key West Lighthouse (a mere 88 steps up)... Key West has it all. And did you know... you can have a turtle feeding experience at the Turtle Hospital located in Marathon FL and get educated on the endangered sea turtles and their rescue.
Even though our borders are still closed for non essential travel..... we can still dream of when we can get our calendars full of travel dates. The Rocky Mountaineer is celebrating 30 years of service as a luxury train operator in western Canada. It has grown to become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world. There are 3 routes between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies.... and 50 vacation packages to chose from. The Gold Leaf Service is the bi-level dome coach with panoramic views. Rail travel takes place during daylight hours so the views are breathtaking and nights are spent in comfortable hotels in Kamloops. Quesnel, or Whistler BC. Most travelers combine the train with a motorcoach tour to explore Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper in the Canadaian Rockies. Canmore and Kananaskis are also lesser known getaways added in 2019. When traveling resumes.... there will be enhanced screening and prevention procedures. There are great incentives for booking for 2021 so please call our office at 559-942-8585
Looking forward to the much needed travel and networking that will happen in Jamaica Nov. 16-19. It is always an honor to be selected as the owner of an travel agency to grow our agency and be supported by industry leaders. Thank you Travel Show Marketing Group.
This resort is set against Kauai's lush tropical floral & hosts 121 luxurious guest rooms. Ko'a Kea offers a romantic & relaxing Hawaiian experience with a volcanic rock-inspired pool & hot tub, stunning beachfront fire pits and the award winning restaurant of "Red Salt". Walking throughout the property you will find 'coral' which embodies rebirth & rejuvenation. Voted "Top Resort in Kauai and #5 resort in the state of Hawaii by Travel & Leisure Magazine it is Kauai's closet hotel accommodations to the waterfront. A perfect spot to immerse yourself in all things Hawaiian.
With airlines resuming flights to full capacity.... it is a good time to learn the how and when to get the best pricing for airline tickets. Airlines use "ALGORYTHMS" to determine prices and interest. Every time you search or act interested - prices vary.... usually going UP UP UP! Too much 'searching' actually harms the goal.... the best, low price for the flight you want. Days of the week sometimes matter yet more important than when you buy ticket - it is knowing EXACTLY what itinerary you want and your flexibility.
Now... where to get the best pricing???? A professional travel advisor usually has better pricing options due to consortium, air consolidator and bulk options. Call our office today to get you back in the swing of traveling as we being our new normal for traveling in 2020. (559) 942-8585
For you travelers...... when the green light flashes.... the Facebok/Instagram dreaming ceases and the trip planning begins. Sometimes traveling is hard.... yet you travelers know that and are ready for it! Give us a call at 559-942-8585 and we will get that long awaited trip from dreaming to planning stages.
As businesses and destinations start to re-open... there are some good things coming out of all of this Covid 19. In 2017 most Las Vegas hotels & resorts quietly starting charging for hotel/resort parking. With the news of business re-opening in Vegas very soon.... ALL MGM Hotel brands (9 total) will be offering free self-parking options for the foreseeable future. This includes the Grand MGM, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Bellagio, ARIA, The Mirage, Luxor & Excalibur. Bellagio 7 New York New York will the the 1st MGM hotels to re-open at the end of this month.
Real I.D - all passengers boarding domestic flights will need identification that meets federal standards. The original deadline set by the federal government was October 1, 2020.
However due to our current 'shelter in place' guidelines and DMV offices recently closed .... the deadline date has been MOVED..... New date is October 1, 2021
Another week of rescheduling for our clients...
To you our clients, it might seem simple to just rebook or cancel plans due to our world's health situation. It is more complex than that. Some airlines are offering generous vouchers for future travel. Some are offering refunds if certain criteria is meet. Cruise lines have offered extended and various rebooking options and many have offered full refunds. In house within the agency and financial tracking to protect clients money AND future bookings is time consuming. Our agency is working diligently to process all client reservations and keep future planning intact with possible travel options wide open. Please understand that once a booking as been REBOOKED... the original itinerary is gone and incentives may or may not remain attached to the itinerary so OUR GOAL is to protect each and every clients itinerary/monies to best serve you in future travels.
Many of you have been asking about your upcoming travel plans. I want to assist you with your questions, but first, a few words about more important matters.
We find ourselves in interesting times, where much of the normal functioning of our daily lives seems out of order. However, there are also a great many certainties. While we are all engaged in our various pursuits to earn a living and raise our families, we are also neighbors and friends. I want to say I am here for you.
Things will at some point return to normal, we will get on with the routine we sometimes complain about but for which we are now a little nostalgic. Until then, know beyond being your “travel agent,” you and I are neighbors, friends and family. As we move through the next few weeks, be strong and maintain your conviction in those things that have always sustained you, whether that be your faith, your family your pets or your own sense of integrity. We will all get through this together.