The Journeyer: Summer 2017

Welcome to our inaugural Quarterly Newsletter! Here we will share some travel news & information as well as what’s coming up this season.

MonthDestinationsCruise LinesLand Vacations
JuneSwitzerlandAmaWaterwaysEurope Express
JulyGreater Palm Springs, CAPrincess CruisesBrendan Vacations
AugustNew ZealandOceania CruisesSwain Destinations


Is an all-inclusive resort right for me?

Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, as a family or with friends, there are extraordinary benefits in an all-inclusive resort. Perhaps our favorite feature of an all-inclusive resort is the convenience. The sense of freedom begins the moment you land, with complimentary transportation whisking you from the airport to your beachfront resort. You’ll find a variety of restaurants, bars, and lounges, as well as outdoor activities and entertainment all included in one relaxing locale — creating a complete vacation without ever stepping a foot away from your resort. Unlimited access to these amenities means you’ll enjoy blissful luxury at an incredible value. Just imagine stretching out during yoga on the beach or learning a new craft, sipping cocktails by the pool and watching the sun set into the sea as you savor a gourmet meal — without ever having to pick up a check or calculate gratuities.

From the shores of Antigua to the golfing mecca of the Dominican Republic and Mexico’s sun-drenched Pacific coast, our connections to all-inclusive resorts are far-reaching. Let us reserve your stay and we’ll provide additional exclusive privileges at select properties including early check-in, late check-out, and room upgrades when available.

How can I have an unforgettable destination wedding?

An added benefit to a destination wedding is that your honeymoon is already built into the experience!

Depending on where you and your guests fly from, many affordable resorts with exquisite scenery are within easy reach in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

Your vision is our guide. If you picture exchanging vows against a setting sun, we can recommend a beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica rather than lush Port Antonio. For a tropical climate in Mexico, Riveria Nayarit is a great choice compared to desert-like Los Cabos.

To create your dream escape and blissful honeymoon, contact us as early as possible for the best selections. We have connections to major resorts and independent boutiques and can negotiate exclusive deals. For larger groups, we may recommend an all-inclusive resort for its incredible value.

While we’ll arrange meaningful celebrations and excursions with your loved ones, it’s also important to have time to yourselves — we can reserve you a secluded suite or private villa. Champagne breakfast in bed, a moonlit picnic or couple’s massage? We’ll personalize it all, along with extra privileges to make the experience truly spectacular.


Hotels & Resorts

Rejuvenate Your Body and Soul at Carillon Miami Beach

From signature services such as deep tissue steam therapy to results-driven treatments like the body lift sculptor, you will leave with an experience that stays with you far beyond the therapy room. 9 thermal experiences are always at your fingertips; this one-of-a-kind, European-inspired circuit of therapeutic features are designed to stimulate circulation, decrease stress, and rejuvenate the body.


Beverly Hills Gets Another Star

Southern California’s most prestigious neighborhood will shine even brighter with the June opening of the Waldorf-Astoria Beverly Hills and Jean-George restaurant. Reserve your stay now in a terraced guestroom and receive daily breakfast for two, complimentary Wi-Fi, an airport transfer, and a room upgrade when available.



A New Wave in Cruise Personalization

Let us connect you with Ocean Medallion Class™ on Princess Cruises® to truly tailor your cruise vacation. A simple, wearable device acts as your personal concierge, allowing you to order food, book Lotus Spa services, select from a customized list of shore excursions, and even unlock your stateroom – no key required.


New Ways to Preserve the South Pacific

Paul Gauguin Cruises inspires and engages on South Pacific voyages with its new Wild Conservation Society partnership in 2017. Leading conservationists and scientists share insight through onboard lectures and kids ages 7 to 17 can participate in hands-on experiences with the Stewards of Nature program.


Land Vacations

Fresh Insight for Cultural Connoisseurs

Get an insider’s view during new scholar-led walking excursions. From Barcelona’s gastronomic history with a cookbook author to joining an architectural expert for stories of Budapest’s Belle Epoque era, we’ll connect you with the excursions that most intrigue you.


Travel With Purpose

Micato Safaris matches every safari sold with a one-for-one promise to pay school fees for a child in need. Its non-profit arm, AmericaShare, allows you to make a meaningful contribution when you visit Nairobi communities.

G Adventures builds upon their 2015 Animal Welfare Policy, which ensures the protection of animals when partaking in any of their trips. A new alliance with the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada has inspired a special collection of 20 itineraries dedicated to wildlife-centric Explorations.

Classic Vacations is beginning voluntourism programs in Kenya and India with the social enterprise company ME to WE, while Fathom combines cruising with hands-on environmental projects in the Dominican Republic and immersive cultural exchanges in Cuba.



Say Happy Birthday to Canada

What better way to celebrate 150 years of Canada than to enjoy free access to all of its national parks through 2017? The majestic peaks of Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and other dramatic vistas are on display when you ride the rails with Rocky Mountaineer.


Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Michoacán state)

Between October and March, Mexico is transformed into a sanctuary for one of the most beautiful natural spectacles, in Michoacán and the State of Mexico, in which millions of Monarch butterflies migrate here in search of fertile lands and the sunlight passing through the branches of the oyamel trees.

These fragile and beautiful insects travel over 2,500 miles from Canada and the U.S. to provide us with this unforgettable experience, imbued with beauty and magic. Allow yourself to be surprised by the subtlety of these fragile creatures that, having escaped the cold north and flown to these warmer regions, offer you a fantastic experience.


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