A Weekend in Lovely Hendricks County, Indiana

We learned about lovely Hendricks County, Indiana at a meeting for travel professionals so, when our 40th anniversary rolled around, it was easy to decide to take a few nights in this charming area which is an easy drive from our home in Lexington, Kentucky. We really knew nothing about the area so just put the address of the Visitor’s Center in our map gizmo and let it take us right there. We drove right into downtown …

State Department Overhauls Travel Advisory System With Four Tier Map

While the share of Americans holding a passport has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers don’t lie: a bit over one third of the U.S. population have a passport.

The State Department has never encouraged Americans to travel outside the confines of their comfort zone and many times compound matters by deeming perfectly safe areas in Mexico, Brazil, and even favorite travel destinations of Mexico, Egypt, and The Philippines at one time or another …

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and San Juan Islands archipelago. Cruise the clear blue waters to picturesque historic seaside towns such as La Conner where you can partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting. As you journey through the San Juan Islands you will witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region on our customized shore excursions …

NYC 4th of July BBQ Picnic and Fireworks Cruise

Book a 2-night or longer July 4th New York City Vacation featuring World Yacht’s July Fourth Dinner Cruise, a premium NYC Dinner Cruise that features spectacular views of the Macy’s Fireworks display!


Begin your July Fourth celebration with a motor-coach sightseeing tour of historic New York City, ending at Pier 81 where you will board World Yacht, a premium NYC Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, open bar, live DJ and spectacular

Aloha Families!

There may be no more diverse destination on the planet than Hawaii.  Not only is the terrain amazingly varied – deserts, beaches and lush rainforests, mountains and oceans, deep valleys and soaring volcanoes – but the climates there range from sub-arctic to tropical.  The available activities are almost without end. The culture is a mix of Polynesian, Asian, European and American.  But perhaps the most varied aspect of the Islands is the way that this tremendous …

Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise

The first in a new series of modern riverboats, American Song will elevate the standard for U.S. river cruising. With a capacity of 184 guests, this new ship has all the modern design features that today’s traveler has come to expect, including the contemporary styling; the largest staterooms in the industry, each with a private balcony; and a grand four-story atrium. Discover the future of U.S. riverboat design.

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel …

Auckland and Hawaii Escape

This 7-day, air-inclusive Hawaii and New Zealand vacation takes you to Honolulu and Auckland, offering maximum flexibility at an affordable price.

Your escape to New Zealand and Hawaii begins in Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii located on the island of Oahu. Take a couple days to explore at your leisure, perhaps heading downtown to see the seat of the Hawaiian State Government and Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States. …

Romantic New York City Vacation

You’ll love New York City on this special weekend for just the two of you. You’ll see the New York of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (or Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) from the top of the Empire State Building. Sail on a romantic evening dinner cruise in Manhattan Harbor. Enjoy reserved seats at a hit Broadway show of your choice.


Accommodations for 2-nights or longer at a midtown Manhattan hotel like the Sheraton…

Aboard the Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim

Williams, Arizona bills itself as the “the gateway to the Grand Canyon,” and for good reason: here, just as would be sightseers have for decades, you can board the Grand Canyon Railway and ride to the canyon’s South Rim. But before we go any further, let’s clear up a few things about the Grand Canyon: it’s a canyon or, in others words, a great big hole in the ground. Like all holes, there are multiple …

Mark Twain Cruise

Few American authors are as beloved as Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. On this special theme cruise, explore the river that served as his inspiration, complete with a true-to-life Mark Twain impersonator, and a stop in Hannibal, MO, Twain’s hometown. The characters and locations of his literary classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn come to life during our exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the town, …

St. Louis to Ottawa (Chicago)

Set off on an amazing journey from the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to the soaring skyline of Chicago. As you cruise along the Illinois River you will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery while visiting amazing port towns steeped in American history which highlight the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. Receive an early booking discount of up to $2,400 if you book by Dec. 30, 2017!


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How (Not) to Visit America’s National Parks in the Summer

The best way to see the National Parks during the busy summer tourist season is simply not to do it. Stay home. Come back in the fall, when there are fewer visitors and lower temperatures. But if summer travel is your only option, as it was for my husband and me, follow these tips to beat the crowds— and the heat.

Start Early: Many National Parks actually close their parking lots during the day, either …

New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Vacation

Have you always wanted to see the NYC Times Square Ball Drop? Well cross this one off your bucket list, because here’s the perfect way to experience this great event!

We host an exclusive Insider’s View New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Party in the heart of the Times Square area! There’s an incredible view of all the celebrations and revelry, and we want you to be our guest!

No standing outside in the …

Travel to Victoria to Bask in This Unique Color-Changing Gin

The stunning purple color makes the bottle pop all on its own.

Traveling to Victoria in British Columbia?  Give your eyes as well as tastebuds a treat while you sip your evening cocktail.  The gorgeous deep purple color of the signature Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin from Victoria Distillers immediately differentiates it from others behind the bar.

Your drink begins on the rocks, eye catching in its own right.

Poured into a glass over ice, it …