Historic Cities of Eastern Canada 2011

Written by Collette Peck on March 29, 2011

On this wonderful vacation, enjoy charming upper and lower Canada and spend two nights each in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa and Toronto.

Vacation Highlights

Montréal:
Sightseeing tour; visit Notre Dame Basilica

Québec City:
Sightseeing tour; visit a traditional sugar shack


Why an Alaska Cruise Tour?

Written by Doreen Lopez on March 28, 2011

Travelers visit Alaska for six reasons: Wilderness, Wildlife, Glaciers, Mountains, History and Culture.  A cruise to Alaska is a fabulous way to explore this breath-taking state, and will provide a chance to see glaciers and marine wildlife, but if you can add at least three more days to your Alaska cruise vacation, you can enrich it with an Alaska cruise tour.

An Alaska cruise tour combines the best of sea and land, offering a land tour along with a cruise.  It’s a must

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Andavo Travel Featured as Travel Experts on TV

Written by Laney Williams on March 24, 2011

I love morning TV talk shows, don’t you?  You get the news – which is often not fun – mixed with some fun stories as well so its not all so depressing and sad. 

In the Salt Lake City market, ABC4 and CW30 produce a morning show called The Daily Dish, which airs Monday–Friday from 9-10 am MST.  The Daily Dish is a locally-produced daytime program hosted by Reagan Leadbetter and Nicea Degering, who our Utah friends might recognize from Good Things

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Viking River Cruises: 4 new ships in 2012

Written by Collette Peck on March 23, 2011

NEWEST SHIPS & LARGEST STATEROOMS IN RIVER CRUISING
Introducing the 2012 Viking Longships: Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord, Viking Odin

• Real suites—two full-size rooms with a full-size veranda and a French balcony

• First full-size verandas with full-size rooms in Europe
• All-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace for al fresco dining

• Hybrid engines and solar panels for the greenest ship on the river

Call us for up to date pricing and possible group space!


Why travel agents are back in vogue

Written by Laney Williams on March 22, 2011

I recently came across this great article on TravelHoppers.com about the value of a travel advisor in the age of the internet. Here is just a tidbit for you:

“Because I’m obsessed with travel research, I believe in the value of a good travel agent. Well- trained travel specialists offer very valuable services and information almost impossible to uncover by yourself regardless of how diligently you search online. A good travel agent will save you time, save you money and provide

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Andavo Travel Vacation Inspiration Night Recap

Written by Laney Williams on March 21, 2011

Registration Table

The Andavo Travel office in Salt Lake City, Utah hosted a Vacation Inspiration Night for their current and prospective clients on March 15, 2011.  The attendees were able to meet our expert team of Andavo travel consultants, plus representatives from some of our favorite cruise lines and tour operators – each with exclusive offers and giveaways.

We had a great turn out, plenty of great food, and some excited prize winners at the end of the night!


5 Reasons to Try Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Written by Doreen Lopez on March 20, 2011

Disney's Contemporary Resort

I recently returned from a fabulous vacation to the Magic Kingdom that I had been so excited for, since it had been many years since my last visit.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – it was all that I expected!  Here are 5 reasons to give this property a try:

 


Stuck at the Airport

Written by Kirsten Little on March 19, 2011

I just found a great blog, Stuck at the Airport.  Harriet Baskas, a writer for USA Today, has a blog especially designed to help you fill those hours when you’re stuck at the airport.  Whether you’re looking for something to entertain the kids, or something to do yourself, she offers many ideas, based on specific airports around the country. 

Be sure to check out this blog before you take your next trip.


Amangiri Luxury Resort in Southern Utah

Written by Laney Williams on March 18, 2011

Amangiri lobby/library/restaurant

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend at the incredible Amangiri resort (part of the Aman Resort family) located in the southwest region of the USA also known as the Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet.  The scenery here is beyond dramatic.  It is amazing how different the desert landscape is from so many other destinations – this is not your standard beach or mountain resort. 


Hidden Alaska!

Written by Collette Peck on March 18, 2011

A small-group Alaska adventure to the state’s best wildlife spots!

Grizzly Bear in Alaska

Encounter grizzlies up close at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park
Cruise among icebergs and marine wildlife on a private yacht in Kenai Fjords
Overnight at a deluxe backcountry lodge deep within Denali National Park