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Packing for my Antartica Trip

My Antartica trip is coming up soon and now I need to decide what to pack or not to pack for this one in a lifetime adventure. I have begun the “thinking about packing” stage. With a month before take off (when I wrote this) I need to check for and tick off the list any items not in the…

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Antarctica, from one end of the earth to the other

Well, not exactly. Last October you may have seen my blog, In Search of Polar Bears. That trip took me just below the Arctic Circle and thus still a distance from the North Pole. In just over a month on Nov 5th I will be heading to Antarctica. My adventure there will again be a distance from the pole but…

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Venice – once in a lifetime opportunity

Last November, I was selected to represent World Travel Bureau at the Virtuoso Chairman’s event, being held in Venice for four days. Every year this annual event is held at a different city and about 200 guests are invited from the member travel agencies. Our group was split up and hosted by Virtuoso and three hotels Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Hotel…

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My First River Cruise

Wendy Swenson of World Travel blogs about her recent adventure on a scenic river cruise which traveled through three rivers in Europe. We began our river cruise in Amsterdam headed to our final destination in Vienna, Austria. This was to be a 12-day cruise. We were part of a group of 60 and there were two other groups of 30…

Costa Rica to Belize Travels

It’s been almost two weeks since we came home from our Costa Rica to Belize travels. I can’t believe how quick that went by! Work was waiting as you can imagine and now here we are. That trip was spectacular! Cathy and I are very grateful for the effort you made to organize everything. You helped us choose the perfect locations…

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Tulip Time in Amsterdam

About a year ago at the end of April, we flew to Amsterdam with a group of about 60, led by our tour designers, Joy and Terry Feulner, who also are Independent Contractors with World Travel Bureau. They create unique tours for their friends and family, and this was the starting point for our first river cruise from Amsterdam to…

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The London West Hollywood Hotel

Tom Jackson blogs about his recent stay with his wife Sharon at The London West Hollywood Hotel in Beverly Hills. We, Mrs. Jackson and I, needed to stay in the Beverly Hills area for 1-night, so we called our travel advisor, Linda Rainwater for her recommendation and selection.  The reason for our short 1-night stay had to do with a…

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Virgin Voyages aboard The Scarlet Lady

Renee D’Avirro, the manager of our Santa Ana office, writes about her experience on Virgin Voyages The Scarlet Lady The New York launch party to celebrate Virgin Voyages first ship The Scarlet Lady founded by Sir Richard Branson was beyond exceptional! This included two days of over the top elegance starting with a high tea at the top of One World Trade…

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Vibrant Vancouver

What a great trip! I just spent a week on a Vancouver Study Tour with Virtuoso and Tourism Vancouver. Vancouver is an eco-friendly city with some of the purest water and air. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. We had limousine service from the Vancouver Airport (YVR) to our hotel – the Rosewood Hotel Georgia –…

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Renew your California Driver License to a Real ID

Time to renew your California Driver License? Consider when renewing your California Driver License to renew it as a Real ID. Why? On or after October 1, 2020, if you want to travel in domestic US, you will need to have a Real ID or a passport. Real ID is a designation on your Drivers License which will allow you…

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