WHAT ARE SOME UNIQUE BENEFITS OF USING A TRAVEL ADVISOR?
You may already know that our experience and expertise save you time and money when planning a trip. But our network of contacts also allows us to offer truly authentic experiences as well as perks, like arrival gifts, room upgrades and resort credit.
Looking to book a hotel that shows no vacancy or need tickets to a sold-out attraction? A well-connected travel advisor might be able to help you. And if there’s an emergency, get in touch and we’ll find a solution to get your trip back on track.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY VACATION AS HASSLE-FREE AS POSSIBLE?
• Fly nonstop to your destination whenever possible. Connecting flights can result in delays if you miss a flight or your baggage is left behind.
• Consider bringing only a carry-on. You’ll avoid the worry about lost luggage, and have the flexibility to adapt to any sudden changes. If you must check your luggage, consider using tags that you can track with your mobile device.
• Skip Airbnb and opt for a centrally located hotel instead. You’ll have the benefit of a concierge who’s there to ensure you have the best stay possible.
• Manage your time efficiently while on vacation. A travel advisor can help by suggesting how to best experience your destination and budget time for must-do activities.
I NEED INSPIRATION FOR MY NEXT VACATION. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
As travel advisors, our goal is to find an interesting itinerary to suit every client. Europe is very popular right now, and one of the most romantic ways to travel is by train. There are many new rail tours and sleeper train experiences to enjoy, whether you’re looking for luxury or just the basics.
For an authentic, off-the-radar and budget-friendly experience, consider Slovenia for a true taste of European culture, nature and cuisine. Japan is another option full of rich history. It’s a fantastic time to visit the vibrant streets of Ueno, pop-culture-centric Akihabara, brilliant Mount Fuji and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Cruise travel is continuing to evolve and offer all kinds of new experiences, too. It’s by far the best value when you consider your accommodations, dining, entertainment and transport.
I’M A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRIP, HOW DO I KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY?
Traveling together brings families closer, but it’s important to plan activities that are enjoyable for everyone. If small children are part of the trip, keep their unique needs in mind. Resist the urge to make excursions educational!
Cruises work well because each person can choose an activity they enjoy during the day, then come together as a family at night to share a meal. There are multiple price points, from interior cabins to mega suites, and the variety of dining options will satisfy even the fussiest eater.
A great idea for a multigenerational trip is to set up a photo shoot with a local photographer. It’s a great opportunity too to visit some exciting landmarks and capture those moments forever.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE SOLO?
Europe is great to explore on your own. Choose a well-known hotel with an on-site restaurant so you’ll never feel obligated to venture out at night.
Seek out free local walking tours to meet fellow travelers while learning about your destination.
Or consider booking a private tour, which will allow you to understand the story behind every place you visit.
Look for reduced single ticket deals to ride the water on a budget. Or have a travel advisor sign you up for group tours. You’ll save money and connect with people from all around the world.