Monday, October 5, 2009

Seattle / Victoria / Vancouver, BC - 4 Days from Seattle or Reverse from Vancouver, BC

Departs daily

May 15 - September 10, 2010 | $999.00 per person + $99.00 Tax based on double occupancy

Day 1 - Arrive Seattle

Transfer to your hotel on your own. Free time to explore the exciting city of Seattle.

Day 2 - Seattle / Victoria

Courtesy transfer this morning from your hotel to the Victoria Clipper located at Seattle's Pier 69. From downtown Seattle, your 2-3 hour cruise will take you directly to Victoria. Afternoon is free to explore Victoria, the charming capital city of British Columbia.

Day 3 - Victoria

Morning sightseeing to the famous Butchart Gardens is included today. Afternoon is free to partake in the time-honored tradition of High Tea, or just explore this great city on your own. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 4 - Victoria / Vancouver

This morning travel by motorcoach and ferry from Victoria to your waiting cruise ship in Vancouver.

Bear Camp Adventure - 3 days / 2 nights from Anchorage

Departs daily

June 5 - August 31, 2010 | $1,399.00 per person + $49.00 Tax per person based on double occupancy

Day 1 Anchorage to Bear Camp

Depart Anchorage early this morning for the scenic drive to the Adventure Camp. After lunch fly out to the Bear Camp for the night. (L, D)

Day 2 - Full Day Bear Viewing

Rise to the silence of true wilderness! After breakfast you and your guide will spend hours at the best viewing opportunities. You have a full day of guided bear viewing. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Bear Camp to Anchorage

Final day -- after breakfast, one last chance to spend time with the bears, then lunch and a flight back home. Arrive into Anchorage approximately 6:00 p.m. (B)

Alaska Winter Tour - November thru April 2010

6 Days from Fairbanks (departs Wednesdays) or from Anchorage (departs Fridays)

November - April 2010 | From - $969.00 per person + $69.00 Tax

Day 1 Fairbanks

Arrive on your own and transfer to your hotel for the night. You may get lucky and see this magnificent display tonight.

Day 2 Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs

Transfer from Fairbanks this afternoon to Chena Hot Springs. This is one of the premier places from where to watch the Northern Lights. The natural hot springs make a wonderful setting for your viewing. Included is your admission to the Ice Museum located here. Be sure to go in and have a drink "on ice".

Day 3 Full Day Chena Hot Springs

Today is spent exploring the resort and taking part in any optional activities. Tonight you are booked on a Sno-Cat Excursion which will take you to a unique viewing yurt area for the Northern Lights.

Day 4 Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks

The morning is free for last minute explorations. You are transferred back to your hotel in Fairbanks for the night.

Day 5 Aurora Train to Anchorage

Today you are transferred the rail depot for a unique journey. Board the Aurora train and travel 375 mile to Anchorage. The train will provide some of the best winter scenery anywhere. You pass through Denali National Park all dressed in her winter white. Be on the lookout for Mt. McKinley. Arrive In Anchorage at 8:00pm and transfer to your hotel.

Day 6 Home

Take time to explore Anchorage if you have time. Your hotel will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

America Top Ten Beaches

cannon Beach, Oregon

AOL this am listed the US top ten beaches, here

Importance of Travel Insurance

I personally believe in insurance for short and long trips especially in light if you're traveling by air or on a cruise. Time and time again, I've seen people who have a medical emergency, a family member dies, or for some reason the boss cancels the employees vacation.

The following is from a website which gives one permission to post reasons to purchase. If you don't have the resource to purchase insurance, we can certainly assist you.

Most people don't hesitate to insure their life, their car or home. But what about the trip they've planned and purchased? They may have budgeted for it or tapped savings to pay for it, so shouldn't they spend a little extra to protect their travel investment? Or, what if someone suddenly needs medical care while traveling outside the country—will a primary health plan cover it? Travel Insurance Services, specializing in travel-related plans for over thirty years, offers these tips.

While there are many reasons someone may need travel insurance, here are ten situations when you'll be glad you have it:

10. You or your family member gets sick or has an accident before you leave. It doesn't have to be life-threatening—something like a broken leg can keep you from enjoying your vacation.

9. You need a medical evacuation from a foreign country. Serious accidents can happen—even to the non-adventure traveler (examples—a car accident, a fall). The combined cost of local ambulance and an international medical evacuation can be substantial—and your health plan from home may not cover the expense..

8. You have Medicare coverage and you're traveling abroad. Medicare won't cover you if you're traveling outside the United States, including close trips to Canada or Mexico. Unfortunately, many people with Medicare take trips without travel medical insurance—and it can cost them big bucks.

7. You arrive at your destination, but your bags don't. With today's tight security, more people than ever are checking luggage. If your bags are misdirected, you can be left with only the clothes on your back. Travel insurance can help cover the costs of buying clothing and other necessities until your bags are returned.

6. A delay by your carrier has you stuck in a city where you didn't plan to stay overnight. Avoid getting stuck with this hotel cost.

5. The airline, tour operator or cruise line you've booked a trip with goes bankrupt, and stops providing service. If it happens and you don't have travel insurance, you could be out the portion of your trip that is booked with the bankrupt carrier, or worse—stuck somewhere without assistance to get back home.

4. You're planning to live in another country—even for a short period of time. Perhaps you're in college and you need student travel insurance for studies abroad. Or, you have a job opportunity or vacation home that that takes you out of the country for a few months. If you wouldn't live in the States without medical coverage, certainly don't risk it when you're overseas. Look for a plan with 24-hour assistance, to help you get past the language barrier and help you find a physician.

3. You have family or friends visiting from outside the United States. Anytime they plan to visit you, they most likely need coverage to protect them from the high cost of U.S. health care during their stay.

2. You need to cancel a trip due to a death in the immediate family. The cost of a trip may be insignificant in the event of an immediate family member's passing. But, by insuring your trip, you can avoid experiencing this extra stress or disappointment in an already emotional situation.

And the number one reason you'll be glad you have travel insurance...

1. Any reason. If you buy a trip cancellation plan with a Cancel for Any Reason option, any reason for canceling a trip can be covered. A new hurricane heading toward your destination, an important business meeting or a child's unexpected school function are all valid reasons. Planning ahead (you must purchase this plan early to qualify) allows you to recoup 75% of your pre-paid trip costs.
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