Tiwi Islands of Australia

Written by Donna Evans on June 30, 2011

The Tiwi Islands are just a short flight (20 minutes across the Timor Sea) from the mainland of the Northern Territory in Australia, but they are a world away in tradition. Though Bathurst and Melville are just 80 km from Darwin, they are not accessible without a tour. When you arrive, you will be warmly greeted by the Aboriginal people who inhabit the island and diligently continue the traditions of their ancestors. Though their lives are modern, their culture is

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Disney World of Color

Written by Rusty Chambers on June 29, 2011

It’s time for “World of Color” to take a bow.

The hit show celebrated a big milestone  – I was there to see its 500th performance at Disney California Adventure park.  More than two million guests have seen this spectacular display of water and special effects since it opened on June 11, 2010.  It was an incredible display of creativity and imagination.  Definitely not to be missed.

Channel Your Inner Vampire!

Written by Collette Peck on June 28, 2011

Count Dracula's Castle, Transylvania

Join EuropeToo’s spectacular tour to Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania. Includes a visit to Count Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania. With prices from $1288* per person, we promise not to ‘suck your blood’.

Travel Weekly’s 2011 Power List

Written by Laney Williams on June 27, 2011

Travel Weekly’s 2011 Power List is out, and Christopherson Andavo Travel came in at #32, increasing our position from #35 last year and feeling great to be included on a list with such massive competitors as Expedia and American Express. 

An article on Travel Weekly’s website introduced the 2011 Power List in this way:

The 2011 Power List recalls the days when the Big 3 dominated American car manufacturing. Three companies hover far above the next on the list. Expedia maintains its hold

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Morocco Photography Expedition

Written by Doreen Lopez on June 21, 2011

Experience Morocco’s mystique with a National Geographic photographer on a special photography expedition. With your camera in hand, discover the enchanting cities of Marrakech and Fez, venture into rose-colored kasbahs, and visit Berbers in their mountain villages. Along the way, our expert will share techniques and insights about how to best capture the variety of images you’ll encounter.

Trip Highlights

11-day journey with a renowned National Geographic photographer
Photograph Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, the Sahara, and the Atlas Mountains

2012 Mongolia: Land of Genghis Khan

Written by Collette Peck on June 19, 2011

Mongolian Journey Land Program: August 21, 2012 – September 7, 2012

Mongolian Ger

As we journey through Mongolia, our expedition utilizes planes, 4×4 vehicles, camels, horses, and yak carts to reach remote destinations such as the Gobi Desert; Jalman Meadows to overnight in our private ger camp; and visit Onon River region, where Genghis Khan was born.

From fossilized dinosaur bones to wild horses thundering across grassy steppes, you’ll soon understand why Mongolia adventure travel is a journey to the “Land of

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Golf Pebble Beach: Visit San Francisco and Napa Valley

Written by Collette Peck on June 17, 2011

Pebble Beach – San Francisco – Napa Valley

Northern California 7-Night Package
July 1 – December 31, 2011

Combining two of my favorite things: Golf & Wine!

Your Golf Holiday Includes:

2 nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay – double occupancy;
1 round including cart at Pebble Beach Golf Links;
1 round including cart at Spyglass Hill;
3 nights at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco – double occupancy;
1 round including cart at The Presidio;
1 round including cart at Harding Park;
2 nights

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Rustic Cooking in Tuscany

Written by Doreen Lopez on June 9, 2011

For any culinary enthusiasts and budding chefs out there, let Andavo Travel tell you about a new, five-night cooking program in Tuscany that will introduce you to the splendors of authentic Tuscan cuisine under the watchful eyes of Chef Caterina, a well-known culinary historian. In addition to learning how to prepare these delicious dishes, Chef Caterina will offer historical insight and in-depth cultural commentary about local food and wine traditions dating back to the 16th century and Caterina de’ Medici.

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Scotland Walking Tours

Written by Collette Peck on June 8, 2011

There’s no better way to see the lovely Scottish countryside than by getting out of the car and walking.

The Walks

Let Andavo Travel tell you about a variety of British walking tours every week in March through October throughout Scotland, graded for different levels of activity. There are two types: escorted (guided) and self-led. All holidays have been designed by walkers, for walkers. Our group walking tours of Scotland are guided by experienced leaders.


Choose from two glorious locations in Scotland: the Western Highlands or Isle

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Enjoy Family Vacations at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Written by Sheila Farley on June 2, 2011

Disney’s hotly awaited Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, is gearing up for opening day of its first phase! On August 29, lucky Guests will hear the Resort’s first official “E Komo Mai” (Welcome)!