Why stress over a vacation?

Why stress over a vacation? Why stress over a vacation? As travel professionals, or travel agents, it is our job to stay ahead of all of the changes in the industry and the world. Constantly researching, training and reading about the industry and the different areas of the world builds on our expertise and ability […]

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle The Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland in the UK. If I remember correctly, I took this from the other side of the river in the new city side. We did not have enough time in this city, but we did have fun while we were there. It is on our list of revisits. A […]

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Lines Jo’El and I attended a training dinner the other night hosted by our Norwegian Regional Sales Representative. The training was highly informative and lasted about an hour. I will list here some of the biggest takeaways that I got from the training. We have never been on a Norwegian cruise, but after […]

Day 2 in Amsterdam

Day 2 in Amsterdam This post has been a long time in coming! It seems like I have had no time since we got back from vacation with Christmas and work to write more about Amsterdam. While we were on vacation, there was absolutely no time to post, we were too busy enjoying our vacation. […]

Amsterdam – A great first impression

After an overnight flight from the states, we landed in Amsterdam around 8:30 am. We were able to catch a catnap or two on the trip so that we were raring to go once we hit the city. Our time in Amsterdam was going to be limited and we wanted to catch as much of […]

Traveling from a mom’s perspective

Traveling from a mom’s perspective Jon is the wonder with words but is also the more factual and analytical of us both. I tease him that he has a hard outer shell with a warm gooey center.  Seriously though, I felt the need to talk to you from my perspective, a more touchy feely one. […]

Day one in Amsterdam!


Day one in Amsterdam! Our first day in Europe! More commentary and pics to come later. Rail and tram are extremely easy to navigate in Amsterdam. The train in from the airport was a breeze and in typical European fashion, the tram and train stop are within blocks of our hotel. This is a picture […]

How to NOT look like an American

Tower Bridge

How to NOT look like an American in Europe The last thing any traveler needs is to be a target for pickpockets or locals who have had it with stereotypical tourists. This list is by no means inclusive. These are just some of the things, we know, that set us apart as Americans. That whole […]

In Anticipation of the riverboat

Cruise ship passing the Parliament on the Danube, Budapest, Hungary

Our First Riverboat Cruise As I prepare to travel for work, two out of the next 4 weeks, I cannot help but think about the European riverboat (Longship or Longboat) cruise that we have coming up this holiday season. For a little more than the cost of a Disney vacation, we will be seeing Amsterdam, […]

Golfers on AmaWaterways

silhouette of man playing golf during sunset

Attention Golfers! AmaWaterways will have Concierge Golf Packages starting in May 2019! Click on the image below to be taken to the AmaWaterways website to see the courses that are available. Once you have a cruise in mind, give us a call or drop us an email and we will be glad to help you […]