Travel Packages & Tours

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Tour of Houston Ship Channel: A Fascinating Tourist Attraction

Sign up for a free boat tour of the Houston Ship Channel. Learn about one of the busiest ports in the nation. Ships come from all parts of the world.

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A Winter Visit to Graceland

Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tennessee, is beautiful at any time of the year, but cooler temperatures and smaller crowds add to the appeal of a late winter visit. Here is a look at some of the highlights of our January 2020 tour and a bit of Graceland history.

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A Guide to Visiting the Gorkhii Terelj National Park in Mongolia

This article offers a practical guide with lots of top tips for planning a visit to the Gorkhii Terelj National Park tourist zone in Mongolia. The article includes many fantastic photos and provides an overview of what to expect from a 2-day tour from Ulaanbaatar with a local tour agency.

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A Practical Guide to Arranging a One-Day Tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat

This article offers travel tips and advice for planning a one-day tour from Kiev to the Chernobyl exclusion zone and the evacuated city of Pripyat. Based on my own personal experience I share photos of the area and we look at the various tour options and example itineraries and what to see and do.

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Participating in a Traditional Native Saguaro Cactus Fruit Harvest

Saguaro Cactus played a major role in the life of the original inhabitants of Southern Arizona. My wife and I recently spent a day in the desert with a group harvesting Saguaro fruit using ancient native tools under the direction of native guides.

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Chicago’s Best (and Most Delicious!) Pizza Tour

Check out Chicago’s pizza scene one slice at a time with Chicago’s Original Pizza Tour. There is no better way to sample the best pizza in the Windy City than this fun and entertaining guided tour.

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Exploring Shiretoko National Park in Winter (With Pictures and Videos)

Want to board an icebreaker, watch fish swim beneath a frozen river, and have a close encounter with a polar bear all without making the long trek to the Antarctic? Shiretoko is the place.

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Chicago’s Best Architecture River Cruise: Perfect for the First-Time Visitor

The Chicago skyline is an architectural masterpiece, and there is no better way to view it while hearing the history of the city than on Chicago’s Architecture River Cruise.

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Hurtigruten 12-Day Northern Lights Cruise Review

See the Northern lights with the Norwegian ferry company, Hurtigruten. It's a different experience from being aboard a traditional cruise liner; there are fewer passengers and lots of helpful, multi-lingual staff. This is having a holiday in slow-motion. Very restful and gentle.

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Traveling Around Michigan: Upper Peninsula Casinos on a Bus Tour

Our tour began in east central Michigan and went north into the Upper Peninsula. There were several stops to pick up passengers on the way. There were food comps and free play at the casinos along the way.

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Touring the Hacienda Venecia Coffee Farm in Mazinales, Columbia

A Columbian coffee tour is a wonderful (and delicious!) experience. My tour at Hacienda Venecia was one of the highlights of my time in the country. Here's why.

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The New Belgium Brewery: Asheville’s Best Brewery Tour

The New Belgium Brewery is consistently rated as the top brewery tour in the Asheville area. Their fun and engaging tour guides will make your visit a memorable experience.

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My Amazing 3-Day Complete Guide to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

When I decided to plan a long weekend on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I found there was no easy-to-follow itinerary and lodging guide anywhere on the web, only a list of the distilleries to visit. I decided to create my own, tweaking it along the way!

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The Boeing Factory Tour and Future of Flight Aviation Center

For a fascinating look at the future of aviation, head to Everett for the Boeing Factory Tour. This amazing facility is home to Boeing’s latest aircraft, including the 777X and 787 Dreamliner.

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Traveling Around - Touring The Corsair Distillery

A relatively small distillery, they made it easy to follow the process from distilling through the bottling and shipping.

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Rapid City, South Dakota: City of Presidents Self-Guided Walking Tour

Visiting nearby Mount Rushmore? Stop off in downtown Rapid City with the family for a fun self-guided tour and scavenger hunt. Street corners feature life-sized bronze statues of American Presidents.

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Christmas Tour of The Tate House in Tate, Georgia

The Tate House in Georgia offers a wonderful seasonal tour at Christmas. The beautiful decorations, seasonal music, and refreshments come together for a delightful holiday experience.

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Tips for a Self-Guided Driving Tour of Napa Valley Wine Country

If you are lucky enough to visit Napa Valley, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of a self-guided driving tour of the area.

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See Hawaii on a Budget: Six Days in Kauai for Next to Nothing

Travel review of Kauai and Marriott Timeshare presentation. How to have a great trip for a fraction of the cost. Amazing photos and videos.

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Newport Rhode Island Mansion Tours & Lodging

Come take a photo tour of the opulent cottages of Newport, Rhode Island and experience an era when America's wealthiest and most influential families built fabulous mansions along Newport's Bellevue Avenue.

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Cork This! Winery Located in Historic Montgomery, Texas

Cotton used to be king in the small scenic town of Montgomery, Texas. That is where we discovered the pretty Cork This! Winery. Learn about the winery plus the historic town.

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Bernhardt Winery Pictures: Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

It isn't hard to understand why people would wish to have wedding receptions and other events at Bernhardt Winery. It is gorgeous! See photos of it as well as bluebonnets and other wildflowers we saw on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.

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Visiting Son Marroig: A Nobleman's Retreat on the Island of Mallorca

Learn about Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, the spectacular setting of Son Marroig, and why people such as Chopin and Michael Douglas enjoy this island setting.