Dream Trip: Flavors of Indochina

Written by Collette Peck on January 31, 2012

The Flavors of Indochina Dream Trip,

by the Director of Group Sales at Cox & King

Indulge all your senses on this entrancing journey through Indochina — and stay in graceful, accommodations every step of the way. Savor the temples and French colonial legacy of little-visited Laos. In Vietnam, cruise through the Mekong Delta, dine like a king in Hanoi and go underground to explore the Cu Chi tunnels. End your travels by discovering the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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Who says travel isn’t fashionable?

Written by Laney Williams on January 27, 2012

Photo courtesy of Reuters

Did you see this?  Chanel’s recent haute couture runway show was decidedly airplane-themed.  Not only is the fashion very Pan-Am glamorous, but the runway show took place on a set that looked like a commercial airplane – complete with drinks served from a trolley.  Oh Chanel, how I love thee – what a fun idea!

For those of you looking to rekindle the fashion of your travel, the first thing you need (and I’m only slightly biased)

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Cruise Savvy: Be safe and have fun

Written by Laney Williams on January 24, 2012

With the recent Costa Concordia tragedy, cruising has been in the news quite a bit lately – and not in a good way.  One of our Andavo Travel advisors appeared on the CW’s Daily Dish talk show to discuss cruise safety and what you can do to be safe and have fun on your next cruise.

Travel guide ranks best, worst airport terminals

Written by Collette Peck on January 19, 2012

For many travelers, an airport terminal provides the first impression — and the final word — about a destination. It’s also a place where travelers spend a lot of time, waiting for departing or connecting flights.

The world’s best, according to Frommers.com, is Hajj Terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It covers 120 acres and is only open during the six-week Hajj, when millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

What are your travel dreams? Tell us to win!

Written by Laney Williams on January 17, 2012

Open your mind to the endless travel possibilities when you take the VIRTUOSO LIFE® Travel Dreams Survey. It takes only minutes to complete, but leaves you with a lifetime of inspiration. Plus, once you submit the survey you’ll be entered to win a dream vacation of your own.

Deadline to enter is March 31, 2012. Must be a valid U.S. resident to be eligible to win.  Non-U.S. residents are invited to take the survey here.

Andavo Travel is a Virtuoso member

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Mysteries of the Maya! Belize

Written by Collette Peck on January 12, 2012

In its own unique way, Belize is the best of all worlds for any type of traveler. Adventurers can savor pristine wilderness and solitude. Environmentalists will find a wonderland of flora and fauna, flowing rivers through dense forests and colorful wildlife protected by a glorious natural habitat.  And history buffs, curiosity seekers and amateur sleuths can speculate about the origins and disappearance of ancient Mayan civilizations.

The Tours:  Belize is full of amazing opportunities for exploration, adventure, and some much needed

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Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania Safari – NEW TRIP!

Written by Collette Peck on January 6, 2012


Experience classic African safari ambience and service at NHA Luxury Mobile Camp
Explore five of Africa’s most renowned game-viewing hot spots on one inclusive itinerary
The region’s most sought-after safari Expedition Leaders enhance the entire safari experience

Norwegian Epic

Written by Linda Smith on January 4, 2012

I just got back from sailing the Eastern Caribbean on the beautiful Norwegian Epic.  I had a delightful time on this cruise ship, (I gained 5 pounds, because the food was so delicious!)  NCL’s “anytime” philosophy makes dining options easy with 21 different restaurants to choose from, although some do charge extra for the service. No formal nights made packing choices simple.

AMA Waterways

Written by Doreen Lopez on January 4, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to cruise the Blue Danube Discovery itinerary with AMA Waterways.  We cruised from Budapest to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau, and Regensburg.  Along the way we were able to visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys.  We explored the Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental divide, which was made possible through the engineering marvel of the main-Danube.  We must have gone through more than 50 locks on this itinerary which in itself was quite fascinating.

Signature reasons to cruise with

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