Adventures in Lapland

Written by Donna Evans on April 17, 2014

Where is Lapland, you may be wondering?

Lapland is considered the area above the Arctic Circle, which includes the northern portions of Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden.

Why would anyone want to go there, you may also be asking?

Well, for those who enjoy outdoor activities and winter sports, along with unique accommodations, Lapland offers something special. For example, you can fly into Ivaro, Finland and travel to the Kakslauttanen Resort. Your five star experience may begin with several nights in a log cabin. The queen

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Australia

Written by Donna Evans on March 28, 2014

As a travel advisor, I specialize in designing fantastic trips for my clients around the world.  One destination close to my heart is Australia!  I have been designated by Tourism Australia as a premier Aussie Specialist since 2006, and I continue to explore and experience this continent.  Sometimes my clients ask me why they should visit Australia vs. some other location.  In response, I have compiled a list of my top ten reasons to travel to Australia.

Daintree Rainforest

10. THE

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2014 Cruise News

Written by Collette Peck on March 27, 2014

Ocean cruising and in particular, river cruising has become more popular with travelers by offering a plethora of new and exciting ships, high quality amenities, and added value for your dollar.  The newly-designed river ships are taking a quantum leap in engineering, design and quality. With all the new designs and innovative ideas being placed into ships, more people than ever are opting to take cruises for their family vacations.

A few exciting additions coming in the year 2014:

Viking River Cruises has 14

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Corporate retreats: A breath of fresh air for your company

Written by Collette Peck on March 20, 2014

Have you ever thought about taking your management team on a corporate travel retreat? If your immediate response was no, let me explain why you might want to consider using this innovative idea for your company. Let’s face it, executives can become over-worked, stressed out, and even bored with their daily tasks. This may lead to lower productivity and loss of creative thinking.

How can you avoid this? Booking a challenging and truly unique corporate retreat. Corporate retreats are a great

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Andavo Travel President’s Club Travel Advisors 2013

Written by Laney Williams on March 18, 2014

Andavo Travel is pleased to present the travel advisors that have become members of our prestigious President’s Club for 2013. These eight dynamic, well-traveled, and experienced agents provide exceptional service along with a vast knowledge of the most luxurious vacation destinations. Their hard work has contributed to the highest volume of sales across our network and provided truly unforgettable and unique experiences for our clients, including VIP packages and complimentary amenities.

We only accept well-traveled, experienced travel agents into our Andavo Travel family, so you can rest assured that

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Luxury Health Spa Review: Canyon Ranch

Written by Collette Peck on March 13, 2014

Have you ever thought about a health and wellness vacation?

Canyon Ranch Resort

I recently returned from a weekend to the Canyon Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This is a world-class destination health resort and day spa, offering wellness programs and all-inclusive fitness vacations for more than 30 years.

When I told friends that I was going to the Canyon Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona many believed that I would be spending my days lounging around waiting for my next spa treatment. While

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Luxury Hotel Review: Nkwali Bush Camp, Zambia

Written by Donna Evans on March 11, 2014

Nkwali Camp

There are many wonderful luxury camps in Zambia, but one of the greatest finds is a very special bush camp located not far from Mfuwe. Nkwali is well staffed and well located on the beautiful Luangwa River which divides it from the Luangwa National Park. While this park doesn’t have the traditional “Big Five” game animals, it does have what I’d call the “Amazing Five”.

European Storks

The Thornycroft Giraffe makes its home here, as do Painted Dogs, Cookson’s

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Andavo Travel Agent’s Son Wins Olympic Gold

Written by Laney Williams on February 13, 2014

Joss Christensen wins gold! (image via)

Andavo Travel would like to send a hearty congratulations to one of our agents, Debbie Christensen, and her son Joss.

This morning, while most of us in the United States were sleeping, Debbie was in Sochi, Russia cheering for her son as he became an Olympic gold medalist in slope style skiing.

According to CBS News, “Joss Christensen soared to gold in the sport’s Olympic debut, posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates

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Luxury Hotel Review: Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam

Written by Donna Evans on February 6, 2014

The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam is a hotel on a different scale. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Vietnam’s cities, this all-villa resort sprawls on quiet Hoi An Beach. The contemporary architecture is welcoming and eye-catching as feng shui mingles with strong modern lines. 

The Nam Hai villa exteriors

The one bedroom beach villa has a patio facing the sea, just a short pathway from the beach. In the early mornings, you can watch the

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Luxury in the bush of Australia

Written by Rosie Holliday on January 30, 2014

I visited Australia in September 2013 to attend Luxperience, a conference that was held in Sydney. Sydney turned on some fabulous early autumn weather and with the scent of jasmine in the air, it was a wonderful time to be there. The conference was both interesting and informative, with travel suppliers from all over the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and South America attending. It truly is amazing how many varied and different travel experiences are available these days. As a native

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