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12 New Years Traditions from Around the World

New Year’s Eve is a big deal all around the world. Families and friends come together to party, count down to the new year, and maybe even get that lucky kiss at midnight. But some cultures have their own unique traditions ranging from the spiritual to the fun to the bizarre (looking at you, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands!). Some are straight up dangerous and others you might love enough to adopt as part of your own celebrations.

8 Day Tour of Ecuador & Amazon Adventure from $699

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 7 nights First Class accommodations, hotel porterage, 16 Meals, sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach, services of English-speaking tour manager throughout, services of English-speaking local guides, entrance fees per itinerary

Custom Packages & Tours – Europe

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Your choice of cities, your choice of accommodations, your choice of tours, your choice of travel dates. No stress; we put it all together for you; Perfectly planned and at the lowest rates!

10 Reasons Travelers Still Need a Travel Agent

In the age of technology, booking trips online is an easy choice for travelers. And yet the business of travel agents in the United States soared last year—ASTA reported that more of half of all agents saw an increase in clients, transactions, and revenue in 2014 over 2013, and their profits are expected to grow 12% in 2015. Here are 10 reasons that help explain why that is, from a customer’s perspective.

South Pacific Explorer Pass

Explore New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands! Planning a trip just got simpler.With the Air New Zealand Explorer Pass you can see more of the South Pacific with greater flexibility.

Europe Travel Packages from $797

WHAT’S INCLUDED Roundtrip airfare including airline taxes & surcharges 3 – 7 day car rental 3 nights hotel accommodations Fall & winter Travel Packages to Europe Looking to travel to Europe this Fall or Winter? Below are sample rates for all types of travelers. From someone looking to save big for their family vacation, to the… Read more »

Custom Packages & Tours to Fiji

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Your choice of islands, your choice of resorts, your choice of travel dates. No stress; we put it all together for you and save you money. Perfectly planned and at the lowest rates!

North Island New Zealand Tour from $1,456

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 7 nights accommodations, roundtrip transfers, breakfast daily and 6 dinners, daily touring as per itinerary in a luxury motorcoach.

New Zealand Southern Escape from $1,645

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Arrival & departure airport transfers, travel aboard a luxurious coach, 7 nights’ accommodations, tour director & professional driver, services of expert local guides, all sightseeing & entrance fees per itinerary &12 meals.

Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown from $1,799

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, 12 nights accommodations, applicable airline tax & fuel surcharges.

Common Travel Insurance Questions & Tips

Travel insurance is a must but since it is a confusing topic. Here are some common questions about travel insurance.

11 Holiday Fun Facts to Drop into Party Small Talk

11 holiday fun facts to drop at your next holiday party. Given the different time zones, Santa has 31 hours to deliver gifts, but his reindeer really have to fly, since that means visiting 823 homes per second.

Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia and New Zealand comes in the middle of their summer – no white Christmas for them! Most of the time it is blue skies, bright sunshine and temperatures in the eighties and above. What sort of traditions are unique to Australia & what is Boxing Day?

Paris & Amsterdam 6-Night Jaunt w/Air & Rail from $959

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Paris, returning from Amsterdam, three nights in Paris, three nights in Amsterdam, rail transfer from Paris to Amsterdam, breakfast with some hotel stays, all air and hotel taxes

Custom Packages and Tours – Hawaii

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Your choice of travel dates, Your choice of islands, your choice of accommodations, no stress; we put it all together for you; Perfectly planned and at the lowest rates!

Australia Vineyards and Kangaroo Island from $1,629

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 6 nights accommodations, roundtrip ferry from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, 7 day car hire with unlimited miles.

Sydney & Cairns Package from $1,869

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 10 days/8 nights
Round-trip International Economy airfare on Virgin Australia from LAX to Sydney & Cairns, 4 nights Cambridge Hotel Sydney, Premium Room, 4 nights Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments, Studio, Applicable fuel surcharge, US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee

6 Things You Can Learn From Fiji: The Happiest Place On Earth

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like after the pursuit, you might want to book a ticket to Fiji. A 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries found that Fiji’s people are the happiest on Earth, with 93 percent of Fijians answering they were either “happy” or “very happy.” Whether it’s the pristine beaches, vibrant culture or just something in the water, Fiji is getting it right.
What makes Fiji unique — and its people so distinctly happy?

Destination Wedding Statistics

More and more couples are having destination weddings these days. Imagine sharing your special day in an exotic location, overlooking the beach, with your closest family and friends. Maybe it is just you and your partner, you can plan big or small. The great thing about destination weddings is that they are truly limited to your imagination.

Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney from $2,199

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Round-trip airfare on Virgin Australia from LAX to Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney, 4 nights Melbourne, choice of hotel grade, 4 nights Cairns, choice of hotel grade, 4 nights Sydney, choice of hotel grade, applicable fuel surcharge, US/foreign taxes & fees including Sept 11 Security Fee.

Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Melbourne from $2,329

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, all domestic flights within Australia, 4 nights accommodations in each of the 3 cities.