My wife and I, to celebrate our 25th anniversary, took a trip to an area of United States that neither of us has ever seen before; New England, for the turning of the leaves. We seemed to have missed the peak of the colors by about a week, but still travelled many roads filled with beauty. Now, I will not swear to exactly what states are part of the New England name, but we hit portions of 7 different states and
I specialize in rail travel in Europe, but on my recent trip to Germany and Austria it was nice to see the improvements and changes that have been made. When I book European rail tickets or passes for clients I often have to remind them that rail tickets are like airline tickets. They come with cancellation penalties and certain restrictions. With point to point tickets, like an airline flight, you have to travel on the day and time your ticket was
I recently returned from South Africa, and I have to say it was one of my favorite vacations. If South Africa is not on your bucket list, I urge you to consider making it the top of your list!
When you think of Africa…a safari vacation is probably the first idea that comes to mind. South Africa has so much more to offer. There are iconic cities such as Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. You will find scenic beauty at every
Andavo Travel held the seventh annual AndavoMart on, November 1-3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
AndavoMart brings travel advisors from across the country together for a few days of networking, hotel site inspections, company information sessions, travel vender meetings, great gifts and prizes, and amazing food! This event helps ensure Andavo Travel’s advisors remain in the top tier of luxury vacation travel agents.
This year’s event included hotel inspections of three of Seattle’s
Wein in Wien! (Wine in Vienna)
Vienna is the only European capital with wineries within its city limits. I’m guessing you thought that Austrian wines consisted of only Grüner Veltliner??! Guess again. On this Austrian Study Tour put on by the Austrian Tourist board, they were out to prove us all wrong. This particular ‘winegut’ and wine restaurant is a must visit for all you oenophiles! They treated us to a delicious ‘tasting’ menu very cleverly served on wooden boards, along
The Goldener Hirsch, or golden stag in Salzburg, Austria
Location, Location, Location. This hotel is on the main street (Getreidegasse), due to the fact that it’s been around since 1407! But don’t let the date of this traditional inn style hotel fool you, this is a deluxe property in Salzburg. The original antiques, handmade furniture, and native rag rugs are opulent and discreet, and honor 600 years of hotel history. Absolutely unique for a hotel in Salzburg. After the waltzes and
I recently returned from an Austria Study Tour that was sponsored by Virtuoso. The Austrian Tourist Board went all out to showcase two of the iconic cities of Austria; Vienna and Salzburg. Although I have traveled to Europe many times, this was my first trip to Austria.
My first two nights were spent in one of Vienna’s landmark hotels, the Hotel Sacher Wien. You may know of the Original Sacher Torte, one of Austria’s most famous culinary inventions. This most famous
I recently had the opportunity to spend several nights at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This hotel is a Vancouver landmark with its European architecture, copper roof and gargoyles that make it instantly recognizable. It is located in the heart of the city, convenient to Vancouver’s business district (the Convention and Exhibition Center) and entertainment center (shopping and dining on Robson Street, the waterfront and many historic districts). This location is perfect for the business or leisure traveler.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Have you ever heard of a “babymoon”? Wikipedia defines it as “a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage.”
Until recently, I hadn’t heard of the term, but it makes perfect sense to me for first-time expectant parents. A babymoon offers
I recently visited the seaport city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, and found it to be scenic and vibrant. Flights into Vancouver are frequent and convenient, and it is also a major gateway if you are cruising to Alaska. Vancouver offers many accommodation options for those who want to have access to night life and art galleries, the water front, or nature. Vancouver is a walking city, easy to get around, and there is plenty to