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Travel News for Week of August 21

By August 21, 2022Blog

Hi Everyone,

We just returned from a short tour called Islands of New England.  We had a great time visiting Providence, Rhode Island, Block Island, Plymouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Hyannis, and Nantucket.  I have included a few pics from the trip:

The Breakers:                                        Replica of the Mayflower


Old Mill in Brewster:                   Second Oldest Lighthouse in U.S.,Nantucket


Princess Cruises just announced a new program that allows you to bid on cabin upgrades. Once you have paid in full travelers will receive an email asking if they would like to bid on an upgrade for a better category of cabin.   There is no obligation to do so, but if you’ve always wanted to sail in a mini-suite or better, it is a good opportunity to see if you can do that a little less expensively.

As we move into Fall, attention will soon be focused on holiday travel.   Holiday travel is always hectic and this year may be more difficult.  The airline industry is still very short on employees from pilots to baggage handlers.  If you are traveling this upcoming holiday season, book early, book nonstop if possible, and prepare to be patient.    I just purchased some air tags and experimented with them on my short trip to New England this past week.   I thought they worked amazingly well.   Whenever I moved away from my bags or they were moved away from me, I received an update.  They were definitely worth the investment.

Tourist behavior in Europe has been a hot topic this summer.  The latest episode occurred in Venice when two people decided to go surfing up the Grand Canal.  The Grand Canal is not just the center of the UNESCO World Heritage site lined with historical buildings, but it’s also the main thoroughfare of Venice. Needless to say, this craziness was not appreciated.  The individuals’ board have been confiscated, they were heavily fined, and expelled from the city. -CNN

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September 18-30, 2022 Rhine, Moselle, and Blissful Baden-Baden    Spend 2 nights in the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden and then board your ship for a cruise up the Rhine and Moselle rivers.  We will visit Strasbourg, Speyer, Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Boppard, Cochem Bernkastel and Trier before returning home from Frankfurt. Uniworld Cruises   


January 17-February 1   Panama Canal      This is a full transit of the Panama Canal through the new locks from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale.  Ports of call include Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Locks transit, and Cartagena, Colombia before disembarking in Ft. Lauderdale.  Princess Cruises

April 29- May 10, 2023     Discovering Poland     We’ll visit Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw, and Krakow.   Check out the itinerary at      Collette Vacations

June 17-23, 2023  Viking  Cruise the Mississippi   Join us as we cruise from Memphis to New Orleans on a cruise called Heart of the Delta.  I was only able to get 10 cabins as Viking usually does not do groups on this cruise as it is too popular.   I have very few cabins remaining.  We will begin our journey in Memphis,  and sail to Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Darrow, Louisiana before arriving in New Orleans. The cabins that I have are balcony cabins.    Let me know if you are interested. Viking

July 11-22, 2023  Alaskan Cruise This is an 11 day cruise beginning in Fairbanks and ending in Vancouver.   You will experience Alaska on land for 4 days and then board your ship for a 7 day cruise to Vancouver.  Call for more info and itinerary. Princess Cruises

September 6-13 Rhine Getaway   Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste the region’s renowned white wines.  Savor the various culinary traditions of Alsace. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.  Viking

September. 11-18, 2023   California Dreamin’    Visit Monterey,  take a  17 mile drive along to wonderful Carmel, visit Yosemite,  Lake Tahoe,  Napa Valley Vineyard tour and wine tasting, before ending our tour in San FranciscoCollette Vacations

September 30-October 14, 2023 Spains’ Classics and Portugal Highlights include Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, Valencia, Paella Experience, Granada, the Alhambra, Seville,Cordoba, Madrid, Prada Museum, Toledo, Elvas, Lisbon, Belem Obidos and much more. Collette Vacations  Ready for Deposit!!!

Coming Soon:  Milan Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy  Uniworld River Cruise, spring 2024

Have a great week!