LGBT Experiences for 2018
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LGBT Experiences for 2018

LGBT Experiences You Can Plan Right Now

12 Days in Greece May 20-31 Enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in the world with a friendly group of gay guys on these LGBT experiences, before the summer crowds arrive. On Mykonos explore gay beaches, cool lounges hidden away down the whitewashed alleys, nightly entertainment, and a lot of relaxed (or not so relaxed) social time across the ...
3 Best Luxury Cruise Ships
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3 Best Luxury Cruise Ships

3 Best Luxury Cruise Ships You Need to Experience

With a myriad of luxury cruise ships from different cruise lines, how in the world is one to choose between them all? Almost all of them are worthy of experience, but going on a cruise may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some. We say go big or go home—especially if you only plan on doing it once. So, here are the 3 best luxury cruise ...

Book Your Next Vacation with a CVI Travel Advisor

Why You Should Build Your Next Vacation with a CVI Travel Advisor For over 27 years, families in the DC area and all over the country, have been going to Cruise Vacations International to help build their family vacation. These families know something that a lot of travelers don’t. What they know is VALUE. Cruise Vacations International is part of an elite consortium in the travel industry that can ...
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Packing Three Months of Your Life Into a Carry-On

Packing Tips - How to Pack Three Months of Your Life into a Carry-On Who knows more about packing for an unpredictable trip around the world than a modern, fashion-loving, captain of a cruise ship? If you’re struggling just with the thought of packing for a week, try packing for three months. We sat down with Celebrity Summit’s Captain Kate McCue as she explained how she packs three months of her life into ...
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The Mighty Danube

The Mighty Danube After receiving an invitation from Avalon Waterways asking me to be the godmother of their new Expression Suite Ship, I was both delighted and honored. I had never christened a ship before! That May ceremony in the small Rhine River town of Koblenz was festive and exciting and will forever remain a very special memory for me. But it was not until late August that I truly enjoyed my ...
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Myanmar: The Golden Land

Myanmar With the closely watched parliamentary elections carried off successfully - and surprisingly peacefully - during my visit this past November, Myanmar (still called Burma by many) is looking to the future with cautious optimism. The new government, led by the democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (referred to as "The Lady" by both her devoted followers and ...
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Cruising in Mexico’s Sea of Cortes

Mexico Sea of Cortes Un-Cruise Adventures 7-night island-hopping small-ship adventure cruise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés brings you up close with nature and wildlife. Kayak in coastal mangroves and in crystalline blue coves. Hike along dunes, cactus-clad ridges and among desert scrub. Spot lizards, sea turtles, boobies, pelicans, frigate birds, blue whales, grey whales, orca, humpback, pilot and fin ...
Go In Style: Packing Tips For A River Cruise
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Go In Style: Packing Tips For A River Cruise

Packing Tips For A River Cruise You've booked a fabulous river cruise trip, now what to pack? The pleasures of a river cruise are many. One of the most wonderful things is that you unpack once and enjoy a multitude of destinations arriving by your river cruise ship. But what to pack to enjoy the excursions, evening parties, and dinners? Packing light of course, is the key. Each piece must work in a ...

Planning for YOUR Travel with Cruise Planners

Do it yourself is great when doing something you enjoy, like installing your surround sound system or spending time in your garden. But when it comes to travel planning, surveys show you can spend upward of five hours looking for travel deals and making arrangements. But even besides the obvious time savings, in today's information-highway world, many travelers continue to ask, "Do I really need to use a ...
Top Travel Trends for 2016
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Top Travel Trends for 2016

Top Travel Trends Travel is back in a big way, and 2016 is already off to a strong start - and travel agents are playing a huge role in that growth. Travelers are being incentivized to book earlier, and Cruise Planners, an American Travel Representative, is already seeing increased bookings for 2016 and into the next few years. Here are the top travel trends to look out for in 2016: More Inventory: ...
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