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CUSTOM PACKAGES FOR THE TOKYO 2020 SUMMER GAMES

Custom Packages to the 2020 Summer Games   CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE MY BROCHURE WITH DETAILS.   We continue to receive unpreced­ented demand for travel packages to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. In fact, it’s become our most popular event ever! If you are thinking about experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime event, confirming plans [...]

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The new year is fast approaching, what adventures do you want to check off your bucket list in 2020? Check out some of the most exciting new additions Austin Adventures will be bringing our guests in the year to come! GERMANY & FRANCE – CHRISTMAS MARKETS TOUR Traverse some of the most magical festive town [...]

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Some travelers can’t get enough of the mega cruise ship experience, with all the bells and whistles and the non-stop action. Others (I confess I am one), not so much. But small ship sailing, now that’s an entirely different story. The romance and tranquility of a sailaway takes my breath away every time, with the [...]

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THE WORLD'S AQUARIUM With a privileged location surrounded by crystal-clear waters, Los Cabos invites visitors to explore the diverse and colorful profusion of sea life that led Jacques Cousteau to famously name the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium.” From whale watching, dolphin encounters, turtle rescues and sea lion escapades to snorkeling, scuba diving, boating [...]

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Cuba Travel Restrictions: 2019 Update Allowing Entry

July 25, 2019 Cuba Travel Restrictions: 2019 Update   Americas, Responsible Travel If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve likely seen a lot of conversations swirling around the Trump Administration’s latest policies on US travel to Cuba. With social media and online news outlets fraught with frightening headlines about the new Cuba travel restrictions, it [...]

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9 Dreamy Islands to Visit on Your Next Cruise Vacation

With Norwegian Cruise Line itineraries, you have a wide choice of islands to visit on your upcoming cruise vacation. Looking for a quick Caribbean getaway, an African safari, or an exotic adventure in East Asia? Norwegian Cruise Line has you covered with several exciting itineraries that include a variety of island ports. To get your [...]

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Cocktails, hawkers and the (often chaotic!) traffic are some of the first things that might spring to mind when you think of Bali, but venture a little further and there is so much more to be discovered. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the popular hot spots lay sparkling beaches, quaint towns, tropical jungles and [...]

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Fully escorted coach tour with an expert guide taking you along Alaska's scenic roads and visiting popular destinations en route. Ask about Dates Rates Escorted Tour Home » Tours » Bus Tours » Fully-Guided Bus Tours » Grand Alaska Duration: 8 days Accommodation: 7 nights Starting at: $2159 / per person Availability: May, June, July, [...]

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Cruise Adventures on American Rivers Cyber Monday Offer

Lower Mississippi Cruise - February 23, 2020 Save $1,200 on our popular Lower Mississippi itinerary. This 8-day/7-night cruise will be aboard American Harmony and includes a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay. New Orleans Round-Trip Cruise - February 29, 2020 Save $1,000 on our popular New Orleans Round-Trip itinerary. This 8-day/7-night cruise will be aboard America and includes [...]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Cyber Monday Free At Sea Sale

CYBER MONDAY SALE 30% OFF ALL CRUISES* + FREE OPEN BAR FREE SPECIALTY DINING FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS FREE WIFI FREE KIDS > Cruise Deals > Choice Book a cruise with Free at Sea during Norwegian's Cyber Monday Sale and unwrap our biggest deal yet. We're gifting you 30% off all guests, plus up to 5 [...]

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Fun Family River Rafting Trips in Utah & Colorado

>  4 Day Lodore Canyon >  5-6 Day Desolation Canyon >  3-5 Day San Juan River >  5-6 Day Main Salmon >  2-3 Day Fisher Towers Family Rafting trips in UT and CO offer time together without interruptions and distractions of soccer practice, television, homework, & smartphones. It’s amazing what families can learn about each other during a family river [...]

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    Enjoy incredible savings on voyages to must-see destinations around the globe during Hurtigruten's biggest sale ever! From navigating the waters of Norway's majestic fjords and spotting penguin colonies in Antarctica, to enjoying a moment of zen in the azure waters of the Caribbean and exploring the ancient archaeological sites of South America, Hurtigruten [...]

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Exhilirating Cape Horn and Patagonia Fjord Adventure

Australis Fri 11/29/2019 11:14 AM Mario Parker | For a limited time only, take advantage of an opportunity never offered by us before: 2x1 on your cruise through Patagonia! Yes, you read that right! From November 27th through December 13th when you book your Australis Cruise, you get another one for free. Embark on a voyage to the [...]

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20 Things In Beautiful & Scenic Hawaii To Be Thankful For

Hanauma Bay, Oahu. Let's count our beautiful blessings. By Tiffany Hill You know the phrase: Lucky we live Hawaii. Here are a number of things that make us feel blessed to call any of the Hawaiian Islands home.   The Windward Oahu coast. Photo: David Croxford/HAWAIʻI Magazine How’s the weather gonna be tomorrow? A beautiful 81 [...]

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Disney Travel News By: Disney Destinations November 22, 2019 As part of Project Stardust, the Disneyland Resort—and specifically Disneyland park—has been undergoing a number of enhancements to continue to deliver a world-class Guest experience. The enhancements have ranged from overall beautification of the theme park to maxi­mizing Guest flow. The latest of these efforts include [...]

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New Zealand: The Dart River Wilderness Adventure

Mt Aspiring National Park is a stunning backdrop for a jet boat adventure. There are a couple of great ways we recommend to explore and travel into pristine uninhabited wilderness areas: on a jet boat safari, or add a glide down the river in a 'funyak'.   CLICK ON THE LINK TO WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY WHILE [...]

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Carnival Cruise Line: Top 15 Things to Buy in Palermo

By Carnival Cruise Line   Shopping is a great thing to do on any Carnival European cruise, and when you cruise to Palermo, it’s especially fun! You’ll discover items in this Sicilian city that are hard to find anywhere else. From clothing and accessories to home décor, Palermo has it all. Many of these items [...]

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  Thu, November 21, 2019 Here’s Why Disney Cruises from Florida Make a Great Winter Escape (Even for Floridians!) by Melanie Curtsinger, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line Are these cooler temps leaving you dreaming about sunbathing on a beach in the tropics? If you’re already thinking about trading snow for sand, then a Disney [...]

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Vail Resorts Cyber Sale! The Snow Is Here & So Are Winter’s Best Deals! The Vail Resorts Cyber Sale is back! The sale will begin midnight (12:00am) Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday November 26, 2019 and will expire at midnight (11:59pm) Mountain Standard Time on Monday December 2, 2019. With lodging rates from $99/night in Crested Butte, there’s no better [...]

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Top 10 Great Ideas for Romantic Getaways in New Zealand

Tourism-NZ/Christchurch-Canterbury/ For starry-eyed romantics, you will find a heavenly array of places to go and things to do for intimate and memorable escapes in New Zealand. "Stargazing at Tekapo" By Julian Apse Go stargazing Gaze into the eyes of your loved one under the Southern Cross and be star struck by New Zealand’s dark night skies. If you come [...]

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Take An Adventure in Belize: Popular Ambergris Caye

Just a 15-minute flight on Tropic Air from Belize City, Ambergris Caye is the largest of the offshore cayes and the most popular destination in Belize.   The charming town of San Pedro is the bustling center of the community. Originally a Maya trading post, San Pedro boasts a variety of restaurants, bars and shops [...]

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  Presented by Stephen Swartz, composer of Wicked — a celebration of choreography featuring Broadway's biggest hits Celebrate the Passion to Dance Professional dancers have been bringing audiences to their feet since Broadway began. Now Princess Cruises presents a tribute to the talented performers who made musical theater and dance history. Showcasing Broadway's Famous Hits [...]

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Start off in New York City with a welcome dinner reception and a game at Yankee Stadium, then travel to Cooperstown for the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Wrap up your experience with a visit to Boston and Fenway Park. Region: Northeast Classics, Sporting Events    Type: Guaranteed Departures    Length: 6 Days [...]

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Magical Destinations Every Harry Potter Fan Must Visit

  By Jessica Russo Before we tell you where the real 4 Privet Drive is, you must promise us that you won't bother the lovely residents who live there. Okay, great. We trust you. Nestled about 40 miles west of London, you'll find Harry Potter's childhood home at 12 Picket Post Close, Bracknell, Berkshire. Now, [...]

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The Black Rhinos of Africa: A Tanzania Safari Adventure

The black rhino is a creature that is a familiar sight on TV and in movies. Most people can recognize their thick, wrinkled hides and curved horns instantly, and yet very few know much about them. These creatures are ancient—a relic from when the world was a little bit bigger and a little bit wilder. [...]

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    By Caitlin Hornik   Aussies have the work-life balance down pat. The way of life is easier, calmer, and more relaxed. They work hard, they play hard, and they know how to balance it all! There is a huge emphasis on health and wellness. Fresh foods, exercise, surfing, and more are all part [...]

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Contact mario@mariosadventuresandexpeditions.com for pricing. Mario Parker   Photos CULTURE & HISTORY! 3 to 7 day packages with air from NY available thru August 2020 3+ Nights Air Breakfast Hotel * Vacation package is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes air & airport taxes, hotel and breakfast daily. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates [...]

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Give the Gift of an Adventure by Disney – and Save!

    Celebrate the holiday season by giving the people you’d give the world to, the biggest gift of all—the gift of travel! Plus, enjoy savings up to $400 per person on some of our most popular itineraries that take you from the pristine Alaskan frontier to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the Colosseum in [...]

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Portugal: Five Day Azores Sun Island Adventure Combo

Our 5-day itinerary spans two of the Azores' Islands- Santa Maria and Ponta Delgada, but will still leave you wanting more. Who could blame you? Whale Watching, a Furnas and Fogo Tour - and time to explore the Sun Island - known for it’s white sand beaches and being the sunniest of the islands, there's [...]

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Celebrate the Holidays Early in Auckland and Queenstown with Flights Flights, Hotels, Transfers and more Contact me at mario@mariosadventuresandexpeditgions.com to Book this vacation >   Due to New Zealand's location and being 20 hours ahead of the United States west coast, it is one of the first countries in the world to celebrate the upcoming [...]

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Things to See & Do While Visiting Quepos Costa Rica

October 4, 2019 Costa Rica & Panama Canal, Destinations Once the enclave of the Quepoa people, later colonized by Spain and then the center for one of the biggest banana industries on the continent, the Quepos story is woven from many different elements. Today African palm oil has replaced the long gone banana exports, the [...]

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Yellowstone National Park Hiking and Talks Information

CLICK ON THE LINK TO GET SOME GENERAL INFO ON RANGER-LED HIKES/TALKS.

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Choosing The Right Indonesia Cruise Adventure For You

There are a variety of Indonesia cruise itineraries sure to captivate any traveler, but it can be hard to know where to begin when selecting your route and vessel. Our experts have scouted out the options and offer this comprehensive Indonesia cruise guide to walk you through your travel choices. Depending on your priorities, you can start [...]

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Adventure Cruising: What to Expect on an Adventure Cruise

14/11/2018 / By Christina Campo / Adventure cruising, Cruising, Europe, Greece, Small ship cruising I wasn’t sure what to expect from an Adventure Cruise. The word “cruise” conjured up images of vast banquet halls on huge vessels, and yet the word “adventure” denoted exciting exploits into previously unexplored parts of the world. It sounded like [...]

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November 27, 2018 in Birding, Wildlife By Bret Love Birdwatching in Panama   Panama has 16 national parks and reserves encompassing around 5 million acres, setting aside approximately 30% of its land aside for conservation. From La Amistad National Park in the west (on the border with Costa Rica) to Darién National Park in the [...]

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Wild California Escape: San Francisco to Monterey Bay

Day-By-Day Making the most of your time & interest in the Bay Area Embark:San Francisco Disembark:San Francisco DAY 1: San Francisco, California Arrive in San Francisco, California’s city by the bay. Drop your bags at a hospitality room near the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, a bustling waterfront district that harkens back to the city’s fishing heyday. [...]

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Land Program Highlights While Cruising in Europe

Share The Destination Immersion Experiences Blog Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Our brand-new Land Program combines land and sea travel in a way that promises authentic, enriching experiences for explorers across the globe. Immerse yourself in the cultures and traditions of cities, countries, and continents, forging deep connections with locals and embracing all the thrills of [...]

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By Dr. Lori Phillips, Art and Special Interest Lecturer   A trip on the m/s Paul Gauguin is truly a heavenly voyage. In July, my niece Delaney and I traveled to the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. I was a lecturer on the ship, speaking about the art and artists of the region. Throughout history, [...]

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How about starting off 2020 right? A cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company is sure to set the tone for an enriched new year. We're offering a discount on our early-season voyages, just for you! Traverse the Lower Mississippi River on the American Queen® or American Duchess,™ or explore the Pacific Northwest on board the [...]

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Cruises Announced for 2021 Solar Eclipse in Antarctica

August 6, 2019 • Jenna Granger   Cruises Announced for 2021 Solar Eclipse in Antarctica.  The next big eclipse will be one like no other—as it will only be seen in Antarctica. A total solar eclipse set for December 4, 2021, will turn already-awe-inspiring Antarctica cruises into mind-blowing, truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Get in the path [...]

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The Great Barrier Reef Water Adventure for Kids & Families

December 8, 2018 • Todd Smith The Great Barrier Reef Water Adventure for Kids & Families.  The Great Barrier Reef is great for kids—if you do it the right way. Australia is a wonderful travel destination for families, and a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a highlight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. Like [...]

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Vietnam & Laos: Coffee & Tasty Culinary Adventure

  Asia & The Pacific Private Journeys Vietnam & Laos: Coffee & Culinary Adventure (8 days, 7 nights)   Itinerary   8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey Vietnam & Laos: Coffee & Tasty Culinary Adventure.  Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys [...]

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There's a destination for every classroom preference  Posted on September 2019 By now, many of the world’s students will have been back at school for a full week (and then some). Syllabuses will be handed out, textbooks will be purchased, and homework (sorry) likely has already been assigned. But for every student’s dreaded subject, there [...]

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Kauai’s Waimea Town Relaxing Getaway Lots Character

Kauai's Waimea Town Relaxing Getaway Lots Character.  When I think of Waimea, three things come to mind: sunny weather, Porky’s kalua-pork hot dogs and that vibrant red dirt. Kauai’s the oldest island—approximately 3 million years older than Oahu—so its soil is a bit further along in the oxidation process, causing that bright, beautiful color of red. [...]

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Maui Valley Isle: Fun Activities Kids & Adventure

Click on the link to watch the video.   12 things to do with kids in Maui by Paul Joseph  |  Published August 16, 2018   Click on the link to watch the video. Nicknamed “The Valley Isle,” due to the great valley that lies between its two major volcanoes, the picture postcard Hawaiian island of Maui [...]

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Live Your Star Wars Adventure in a Galaxy Far, Far Away   All-New Star Wars Attractions OPENING MAY 31, 2019 —  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: All-New Land Opens May 31 2019. Fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission. OPENING LATER THIS YEAR —  Star Wars: Rise of the [...]

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We had a fabulous time. The hotels were great as were the tours. We enjoyed the private guides best. Every one of our private guides was fantastic and made sure that we got to do what we (Andy!) wanted to do. Our guide in Arashiyama changed things around so that Andy could go to the Monkey Park, which was not on our original itinerary, but something he decided he wanted to do. She even climbed the mountain with him after settling me in a coffee shop with a cup of coffee!! Summer, our guide in Shanghai, was fantastic, and even helped get us checked in at the airport when we left. The tours themselves were wonderful and we got a good taste of the cities we visited. Both of us are planning on returning to Japan and China again sometime in the future and I will certainly keep you in mind when the time comes. By the way, the tip that we probably appreciated the most was to fly premium economy. I don't know if we would have survived that trip if we hadn't!!

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