Both DisneyWorld and Disneyland increased pricing this week. Disney World went to dynamic pricing for their Genie+ and Lightning Lane which means prices will vary depending on demand for a particular date. Disneyland increased their ticket prices.
Whenever we prepare for a trip abroad, we look at several factors for our proposed destination which include, among other things, the safety concerns for our proposed destination. People traveling to the U.S. do the same thing. A number of travelers planning trip to the U.S. have decided against coming here due to fears of gun violence and other safety concerns. As travelers do research while planning a trip, news reports play a role in their willingness to travel to a particular destination.
The US Department of State has temporarily reopened their online passport renewal program. This is temporary and no one knows how long it will last but if you have to renew your passport, it might be helpful. In order to do so, go to the official website and follow the steps on the page to create and activate a MyTravelGov account. It takes about 4 hours for that to be activated and then users will be able to find the option to renew their passports. Although this is a short window, all Americans are supposed to be able to renew online by next year.
According to a report by aviation specialist OAG this wee, Chicago O’Hare International Airport is now officially the world’s most connected airport. It offers the most links to other destinations, both domestic and abroad, as well as the largest passenger capacity.-TraveloffPath
Fuller Travel Tours, 2023-2024
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
May 4-15, 2023 Discover Croatia, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Coast Highlights of this trip includeDubrovnik, Choice On Tour, Cilipi Family-Style Dinner, Split, Diocletian’s Palace, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Opatija, Istrian Peninsula, Farm-to- Table Dinner, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Pletna Boat Ride, and Zagreb. This is a short sign up period: I only have 20 seats and must be done with registrations by the end of November. If you are interested, do not delay. Call or email asap.
June 17-23, 2023 Viking Cruise on 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. 10-18, 2023 Painted Canyons of the West Highlights… Colorado National Monument, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah’s Scenic Byway 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas. https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1131375 Collette Vacations
September 30- October 14 Spain’s 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!!! https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1103746
May 3-12, 2024 Milan, Venice and the Jewels of Veneto Spend 2 nights in the beautiful city of Milan before boarding the ship, the S.S. LaVenezia, in Venice. While in Milan, you will have an opportunity to take a city tour and also view DaVinci’s ‘Last Supper’. Once aboard your ship you will enjoy all that Venice has to offer but the ship will also take you to many of the Venetian Islands such as Burano (my favorite), and Torcello. you will discover Chiogga, a charming port loved by fisherman.You will also have a choice of exploring Vincenza or Padua. Savor the wines and cuisines of the region every step of the way. I only have 10 rooms for this sailing.
Have a great week!