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Cruise Tours Or Do It Yourself?

Weighing Port Shore Excursions Against Going It Alone A lot of people prefer the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, and there’s a lot to be said about what you get using professional guides and dedicated transportation. If you’re not a “guided tour” enthusiast we completely understand. First and foremost you can save a fair […]

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Europe Tips & Tech

Paris From The Seine

Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises, […]

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Cruise Tips Cruising

Do It Yourself Cruise Touring

Weighing Port Shore Excursions Against Going It Alone A lot of people prefer the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, and there’s a lot to be said about what you get using professional guides. If you’re not a “guided tour” enthusiast we completely understand. First and foremost you can save a fair amount of money […]

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General Tips & Ideas Index

Why Use A TRAVEL AGENT

You Get More Without Paying More If you weren’t aware, using a travel agent for booking trips involves no additional cost to you. Travel agents are compensated strictly by commission and their booking charges are exactly the same as if you had booked through an online travel site or directly with the travel supplier (resort, […]

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Short Stories

Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality

Short Stories Cruise lines and ships generally do a good job contracting with tour companies to provide shore excursions for their passengers and that can, at times, be a monumental undertaking. When ships visit ports on a regular basis the job of booking tours is mostly routine – same port, different day. Sometimes the port […]

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General Tips & Ideas Index

USING A TRAVEL AGENT

Get More, Don’t Pay More Why Use A Travel Agent? If you weren’t aware, using a travel agent for booking trips involves no additional cost to you. Travel agents are compensated strictly by commission and their booking charges are exactly the same as if you had booked through an online travel site or directly with […]

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Pacific & Down Under

The Blue Mountains of Australia

A Sydney Day Trip to the Blue Mountains On a visit to Sydney, Australia we set aside a Sunday for a rail trip to the Blue Mountains. From the Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station is about a two hour trip and if you go and return on a Sunday the trip is a super […]

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Cruise Tips Cruising

Cruising and Tours

Cruise Ship port of Call Tours While we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, we have been on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that make good sense to do. The first is where there is someplace you really want to see and even the bus trip is […]

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Europe

The Keukenhof 2018

Amsterdam for the Spring Tulips The Keukenhof is coming and you can save a Euro or two by buying your tickets directly from the vendor, Ticketbar. If you are going to be anywhere near Holland this Spring you should do yourself a favor and look into a visit to the worlds biggest tulip festival, the […]