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Princess Medallion Cruise Experience

November 10, 2021

Travel Tips   Rebecca Adams, Direct/Vision Travel’s Director of Supplier Relations, recently sailed with Princess Cruises and shared how the MedallionClass® enhanced her cruise experience.   Princess Medallion Your Medallion stores a...

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What it's like to Travel to Mexico Right Now

September 27, 2021

Travel Tips   Rene Schneeberger, VP, Leisure Supplier Management, Direct Travel recent experience as a US citzen traveling to Mexico.   Trip: San Francisco to Cancun Date: June 25-28, 2021 Purpose: Apple Leisure Group Annual Meeting   Exper...

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What it's like to Travel to Europe Right Now

September 27, 2021

Travel Tips   Rene Schneeberger, VP, Leisure Supplier Management, Direct Travel recent experience as a US citzen traveling to Europe.   Trip: San Francisco to France Date: July 22-29, 2021 Purpose: AmaWaterways River Cruise   Experience: &...

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Jade Mountain

August 28, 2021

Travel Tips   Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic bea...

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Traveling to Europe This summer

June 28, 2021

Travel Tips   If you are thinking about visiting continent this summer, here are a few of our travel tips.   1 – A Travel Advisor is essential. Yes, it can be said we are biased, however, while countries are open to travellers, there are still...

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Best Beach Resorts in the Caribbean

May 31, 2021

Travel Tips It's very difficult to identify the best beach resorts in the Caribbean.  The reality is the best resort is the one that suits your needs, therefore, we have broken them into categories.  Here are some of our recommendations for the best be...

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Classic Shrimp Scampi

April 27, 2021

Travel Tips Enjoy this fresh and delicious recipe, ready in just 30 minutes!   This recipe is one of the most searched recipes on FoodNetwork.com and the #shrimpscampi has more than 134,000 posts on Instagram.   Ingredients:   Kosher salt 1...

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Appointment Announcement

December 18, 2020

Travel Tips   Direct Travel is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Goodheart to the newly-formed position of Director, Leisure Operations. Goodheart was most recently the Leisure Operations Manager at CWT Vacations in the United States.   ...

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Best Drives in the U.S.

August 31, 2020

Travel Tips   While some this year’s grandest travel plans may be on pause, not all vacation hope is lost. As countries and states ease restrictions and hotels, national parks, and other attractions cautiously begin to reopen, the allure of the open ...

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Your Celebration Planner

July 14, 2020

Travel Tips   There is no question that due to COVID-19, celebrations have had to adapt. From virtual birthday parties, drive-by graduations and lawn signs, to creating special meals at home, we found new ways to show how much we cared.   This chang...

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What is Travel like during COVID-19?

July 2, 2020

Travel Tips   There’s a lot of talk about travel these days and as can be expected, many questions.   Have you flown yet? Which borders are open? Are there restrictions? When should I book my next vacation?   While we do have answers to...

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Happy 4th of July

June 26, 2020

Travel Tips   While your Fourth of July festivities might look a little different this year, what doesn't change are all the amazing things there are to celebrate.   Here are some fun facts about our fantastic country:   • George Washing...

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What is in store for travel?

May 7, 2020

Travel Tips There’s no denying it is a strange world we live in right now.  None of us could have expected this, and everyone is dealing with the unknown in different ways.   With #StayAtHome orders starting to lift, the destinations or experie...

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The Value of a Direct Travel Advisor

March 19, 2020

Travel Tips Our Expertise   Our Advisors are our biggest asset and your best advocate when planning travel. You are currently hearing about travelers being on hold 6 or 7 hours with some travel retailers or suppliers. When you book with Direct Travel, we ...

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Fun Facts about The Americas

March 3, 2020

Travel Tips   From the top of Alaska to the bottom of Patagonia, here are some fun facts about the Western hemisphere we call The Americas that will excite your need for adventure across these beautiful lands!    Denali, located in south-centra...

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In Praise of the Staycation

February 28, 2020

Travel Tips   Travel is great for the soul.  It expands our worldview, gives us an even greater appreciation of our own home and reenergizes us as it forces us to step away from the treadmill of every day.   The only thing is, sometimes the pro...

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What travelers are seeking in 2020

February 28, 2020

Travel Tips   Updating your travel wish list?  Here are some of our top travel trends.   Untouristed and Unexpected Destinations   With some favorite destinations seeing an untenable rise in demand, the well-traveled luxury set is seekin...

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Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa | Riviera Maya

February 28, 2020

Travel Tips   Set among verdant jungle beside a white, sandy beach, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is one of Mexico’s top luxury hotels. Here you can start the day with yoga and end with a session in a traditional temazcal sauna.   Spend lazy...

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Top 5 Experiences in Greenland with A&K

February 21, 2020

Travel Tips   Located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, Greenland is the largest island of the world and an exciting destination for all adventure minded travellers. Greenland is also a place of fascinating contrasts, where enduring Inuk and Viking t...

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Deep Alaska with Seabourn Cruises

February 21, 2020

Travel Tips   The immensity of the Great Land complements the intimacy of Seabourn Sojourn. Seen from the deck, snowy mountains loom in the blue sky, seeming almost close enough to touch.    Imagine the scene, here at the top of the world. Your...

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Antarctica with Intrepid Travel

February 21, 2020

Travel Tips   Filled with natural wonders, unique wildlife, and many adventures, Antarctica has become one of the most popular travel destinations among the adventure travellers.   Intrepid runs a variety of Antarctica tours between November and Mar...

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Top 3 ways to Travel in Europe

January 31, 2020

Travel Tips   Europe is a diverse continent filled with incredible experiences. Where you want to explore is up to you but picking your travel style is best left to a professional. What do you want to see? Where do you want to go? Do you want VIP access? L...

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The Perfect Wanderlist

January 30, 2020

Travel Tips   Creating a wanderlist is your opportunity to dream big, go beyond and put down everything you want to see, touch or experience.   Here are 5 different strategies that we believe can help bring your dreamed wanderlist to life.   ...

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What to Pack in your Carry-on?

January 30, 2020

Travel Tips   What to pack in your carry-on? You know about keeping the basics with you: your passport, itinerary, the address where you’re staying, additional travel documents, medications, jewelry, electronics and other valuables.   But you ...

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The Springs Resort & Spa - Costa Rica

January 30, 2020

Travel Tips   Welcome to The Springs Resort & Spa where the word "Vacation" is truly defined. With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, five unique dining experiences, and an impressive full-service Spa, The Springs R...

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Hearty Egg and Bread Bake

January 17, 2020

Travel Tips   Be brunch ready with this make-ahead casserole.   Ingredients   ¼ cups pancetta, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 red pepper, seeded and diced 8 eggs 2 tsp Italian seasoning ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground mustar...

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Top Alaskan Adventures

January 17, 2020

Travel Tips   When it comes to describing wild Alaska, the word ‘beautiful” is often used. Vast, striking landscapes are found over every horizon, from deep and luscious green forests that coat mountainsides to towering off-white glaciers that ...

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Extraordinary African Adventures

January 17, 2020

Travel Tips   We are excited to share this guest blog from our valued active travel partner Sherwin Banda, President of African Travel.   My Top 7 African Countries   Zimbabwe   Africa is a wonderful place to experience with family.&nb...

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Top 6 Reasons to Cruise

January 3, 2020

Travel Tips   Different Destinations    Explore multiple locations with the added perk of only having to unpack once! Cruising is a convenient way to visit multiple destinations without the hassle of moving to different hotels, passing through ...

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

December 30, 2019

Travel Tips   Located 17 minutes from Kona International Airport, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is perfectly situated for all kinds of island adventures. The spirit of Hawaii, from its long-held traditions to its inspired art, informs every detail of our id...

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The World's Best New Year's Eve Celebrations

December 30, 2019

Travel Tips   These NYE parties make global headlines for over-the-top pageantry.     Sydney, Australia   More than a million people gather every year to witness Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the party starts ear...

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Explore off the Beaten Path

November 1, 2019

Travel Tips   Exploration comes in all shapes and sizes. From an Arctic hike through the freezing tundra to a bike ride through the Austrian countryside dotted with castles and churches, adventure can be found in all corners of the world.  Turn these ...

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Our Top Packing Tips

October 30, 2019

Travel Tips   How and what you pack often depends on the trip you are embarking on.  We have put together a few suggestions for you to consider your next big adventure!   Travel Light   Try to avoid checking a bag if it is not necessaril...

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Micato AmericaShare

October 24, 2019

Travel Tips   Micato’s non-profit arm, AmericaShare, was founded over 25 years ago. Dedicated to helping populations in Nairobi, Kenya who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, AmericaShare has made a tremendous impact by providing a bridge be...

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Tips for Taking the Best Safaris Photos

October 24, 2019

Travel Tips   Africa’s incredible wildlife is the central reason to go on safari. Micato Safaris share their tips on ensuring your photographs are as vivid as the memories you’ve made.   Tips for Taking the Best Safari Photos By Micato ...

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Why your next cruise should be a River Cruise

October 21, 2019

Travel Tips     It’s no secret that river cruising is one of the hottest trends in travel. More and more our clients are intrigued by the small-ship intimacy, the off-the-beaten waves itineraries and generous inclusions to be found on a river c...

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The Unique World of Rail Travel

October 11, 2019

Travel Tips   Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. &...

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New in Cruising for 2020

October 7, 2019

Travel Tips   Here is what is new for 2020 from some of our cruise partners.     Celebrity Apex from Celebrity Cruises The much anticipated Celebrity Apex℠, the second ship in Celebrity Cruises Edge® class series, will make her debut in...

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Best Ways to See Asia

September 3, 2019

Travel Tips   By land and by sea, here some of the best ways see Asia.   Small Ship Cruising The benefit of exploring Asia on a small ship is the ability to visit multiple countries during one trip. This is a great way to get a taste...

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Best of the Best in Travel 2019

August 27, 2019

Travel Tips   Best of the Best in Travel 2019 Recently over 180 members of the Direct Travel team traveled to Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week, the premier travel conference of the year. This year the conference had a record number of attendees, over 6,...

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3 Reasons to Choose a Small Ship Cruise

August 7, 2019

Travel Tips   Here are three reasons you should consider this option for your next vacation.   1. Destinations Small ship cruising is all about relaxation, learning, and enjoying your destination. As these boats can access secluded ports, you ...

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What is your Luxury?

July 30, 2019

Travel Tips   What is your Luxury? The word luxury is interesting. Traditionally it has been associated with items, for example there are cars and then there are luxury cars. The assumption being the luxury cars have something extra, that while a regular ...

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Best Tour Experiences in Saint Lucia

July 25, 2019

Travel Tips   Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or an eco-adventure, Delta Vacations offers you the benefits, flexibility and service to make your getaway a dream come true. Here is a list with some of the best tour experiences in Saint L...

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Expedition Ships

July 4, 2019

Travel Tips   Expedition cruises are quickly emerging as one of the must-experience trips on travellers’ wanderlists. What’s an expedition ship?  It’s a small ship (maximum around 175 passengers) dedicated to visiting some...

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Choosing your Stateroom for a Cruise

June 25, 2019

Travel Tips To the uninitiated, it appears there are three choices for staterooms; inside, outside and balcony. The reality is on most ships is there is an array of staterooms to choose from leading many guests to ask, "what is the best choice."  And like w...

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Packing for a Cruise

June 11, 2019

Travel Tips Packing for a cruise presents its own set of challenges so we have gathered together a few of our top tips to help ease packing stress for your next cruise.       Plan, Plan, Plan Traditionally cruising comprised casual or "cruise...

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