Looking for the Best Vacation in Asia? Our Top Three Recommendations

asian temple surrounded by a lake and bushes, symbolizing the best vacation in asia you can have.

From the temples of Angkor Wat to the skyscrapers of Hong Kong (which really look like the touch the sky!), Asia is a land full of wonderment. And it’s ripe for your exploration. If you’ve never been to Asia before, however, taking the trip to this storied continent may make one wary. But there’s no need to be. For the best vacation in Asia, stick to classic itineraries that serve up comfort, while still allowing you to encounter some of the most beautiful sights in Asia. Here are our three expert recommendations:

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4 Magical Ways to Turn a Family Trip into a Luxury Disney Vacation

disney cinderella castle, symbolizing a luxury disney vacation

Long lines, crowded photo opps, and “kid-friendly” (aka boooring) food options …. That’s what many people imagine when they think about a theme park vacation. Luckily, Disney makes it easy to upgrade the theme park resort experience with luxury add ons. Plus, Disney has expanded outside of the theme park resort vacation with travel options that make Disney fans and general luxury travelers alike say “wow!” Explore our favorite luxury Disney vacation options below: (more…)

Our Top Picks for Travel Destinations for 2017

Sandals over-the-water bunglaows, one of our 2017 top travel destinations picks. Photo courtesy of Sandals.

Sandals’ over-the-water bungalows, one of our 2017 top picks. Photo courtesy of Sandals.

Do you have a vacation or your top travel destinations all planned out for 2017? If you’re like many travelers, you might not start thinking about your annual family vacation or romantic getaway until the calendar changes to the new year. Well, it’s time to start your vacation planning! We’ve highlighted four of our favorite, trending vacation ideas for 2017 to inspire you.

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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas: Closer Than Ever Before

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the SeasCruising on one of the majestic ships ever built just got a whole lot easier. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas — the second largest cruise ship in the world — is now docking in Port Canaveral. The mighty ship moved from Port Everglades earlier this year, and it’s the first Oasis-class vessel to make the move.

Why is this good news for you? We know a lot of our clients who live in the Augusta area are big Royal Caribbean fans — but the drive down to Ft. Lauderdale to hop on a cruise can be exhausting. You lose a whole day of your vacation when you travel that far!

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What’s Next for Celebrity Cruises: The Cruise Line That Takes You Closer

Celebrity Cruises never stops innovating. We had a chat with our Celebrity cruises contact, market sales manager Carl Crews, about the exciting things Celebrity cruise lines had in store for the near future. Cruise fans, we think you’ll love what he has to say:

What’s new with Celebrity Cruises?

Carl: There’s exciting stuff happening in the Galapagos! We’ve been in the Galapagos for over 10 years, but we’ve only had one ship there, with 45 rooms for 100 passengers. (more…)

Sailing Through a Different Side of the Old Continent: River Cruising Through Eastern Europe

Our clients Gordon and Carole Meek recently returned from their very first river cruise. They embarked on a Viking Cruise through Eastern Europe; their trip started in Bucharest, Romania, and the ship traveled north to Budapest, Hungary, and along the way they sailed through Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia.

We caught up with Gordon to get his first impressions on river cruising and his insights into vacationing in a less-traveled part of Europe. Read on for Gordon’s fascinating thoughts on the difference between ocean and river cruising, Eastern Europe, and the Viking experience:

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Need a Dose of Luxury in Your Life? Upgrade to One of These Jaw-Dropping Caribbean Destinations

Our client Charles Dickson recently returned from a 10-night cruise on luxury line Celebrity that sailed throughout the eastern Caribbean. Chuck has been on more than 25 cruises, but this time he and his wife did something a little different — instead of booking their normal “veranda” room, they got a luxurious suite. What was the upgrade like?  “It was just unbelievable,” said Chuck.

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Rising to the Occasion

picture shows a freighter being elevated in the Panama canal next to our shipTo think the Panama Canal was excavated, constructed, engineered without the use of modern equipment  … No heavy earth movers, no steam shovels, just man power.

The Gaillard Cut, which represents 15% of the waterwayʼs total length, necessitated the excavation of enough material to have built 63 pyramids, similar to those found in Egypt. First the ship had to be raised from sea level on the Caribbean Sea 27 feet to Gatun Lake.

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