Travel News: Disney World’s Epcot Gets an Update

We’re back with more exciting travel industry news, and the latest travel articles to get you inspired.  Some Destinations and Airlines are looking to make major developments in 2020:  Puerto Rico is going all out with a new high-tech entertainment district, El Distrito. Just two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the District willContinue reading “Travel News: Disney World’s Epcot Gets an Update”

WIT Agent in Switzerland: Basel

WIT Agent Lindsay rounds up her trip to Switzerland with Raileurope in Basel. Here are some of the highlights for her time in this beautiful city! Welcome to Basel Located on the border of France and Germany, Basel is Switzerland’s 3rd most populous city. Its famed for its own world-renowned museums, included the first publication artContinue reading “WIT Agent in Switzerland: Basel”

Travel News: Sustainability is the Hot Topic in Tourism

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. The travel industry is prepping for the holiday season, as we all are. This means food, decorations, and dreaming about travel in the new year. Cruise shipsContinue reading “Travel News: Sustainability is the Hot Topic in Tourism”

WIT Agent in Switzerland: Jungfraujoch & First Mountain

We return once more to Switzerland, where WIT Agent Lindsay is exploring the magical, snowy peaks of Jungfraujoch this week with Switzerland Tourism and Rail Europe. Jungfraujoch Jungfraujoch is a huge alpine saddle in the Bernese Alps that connect Jungfrau and Mönch mountains. It’s also the heart of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site. DubbedContinue reading “WIT Agent in Switzerland: Jungfraujoch & First Mountain”

WIT Agent in Switzerland: St. Gallen – Appenzeller Cheese Dairy – Grindelwald

WIT Agent Lindsay has embarked on a FAM trip to Switzerland, to discover the world of skis and chalets! For 6 days, she’ll be journeying on 1st class trains on some of the finest train routes in all of Europe. Hosted by Swiss Tourism Board, Swiss Travel System and Rail Europe, the trip will takeContinue reading “WIT Agent in Switzerland: St. Gallen – Appenzeller Cheese Dairy – Grindelwald”

On the Ground Report: Flooding in Venice

By Wailana Kalama, WIT Correspondent Venice has been in the news all the last two weeks, and some of you may be wondering: What’s it like in Venice right now? I was just there last week and here to give my on-the-ground report! Every winter, Venice floods. All of Venice can handle 1 meter. From 1.10,Continue reading “On the Ground Report: Flooding in Venice”

Travel News: How to Deal with Thanksgiving Traffic

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. How To – The week before Thanksgiving, as tradition dictates, is full of travel tips and survival How-tos. Good thinking, as it will be reportedly theContinue reading “Travel News: How to Deal with Thanksgiving Traffic”

Travel News: Is Hawaii the Best Glamping Destination?

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. ‘Tis the Season Thanksgiving is fast approaching—how will YOU survive the holidays? Here are 8 Things to do NOW to make your Thanksgiving flights go moreContinue reading “Travel News: Is Hawaii the Best Glamping Destination?”

Should You Visit Japan in the Winter?

Spoiler Alert: You Should!  The Land of the Rising Sun rarely disappoints, regardless of the season you visit. In the Spring, there are cherry blossoms, in the summer, festivals galore. The autumn is a melodious eruption of colors with the changing leaves and the winter–well, Tokyo brings in stylish events and warm, fairytale lights throughoutContinue reading “Should You Visit Japan in the Winter?”

Travel News: Yes, An Epic Around-The-World Train Trip Actually Exists!

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. Take a Train Around the World Train enthusiasts around the world can see 15 countries across 4 continents in an epic 57 days. Beginning in Chicago,Continue reading “Travel News: Yes, An Epic Around-The-World Train Trip Actually Exists!”

Why NOW is the Time to go to Myanmar

WIT Agent Pam Davis recently had the opportunity to with V’Explore to Myanmar. She discovered that there has never been a better time to explore the fascinating nation of Myanmar. Read on to find all about this still-enigmatic country.   Writes Pam: “NOW is the time to go.  Tourism is now on the rise a bit.Continue reading “Why NOW is the Time to go to Myanmar”

Cruise Panama & Colombia in October 2020

Looking for a unique for next year? Join Lindblad Expeditions on their 8-Day Expedition of Panama & Colombia in October 2020. All aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest for an amazing 8-day journey on the Caribbean coast! There are few itineraries that let you explore Panama and Colombia in depth. Travel from the historic PanamaContinue reading “Cruise Panama & Colombia in October 2020”

Travel News: The Top Destinations for 2020 Are…

1,300 Travel Advisors did a Survey on Top Destinations for 2020 Virtuoso’s Luxe Report surveyed 1,300 travel advisors from agencies around the world, revealing everything you need to know about travel in 2020:  Top travel trends are 1) multigenerational travel, 2) authenticity, 3) active or adventure trips, 4) family travel (immediate family) and 5) celebrationContinue reading “Travel News: The Top Destinations for 2020 Are…”

Is a Month in Kotor Bay, Montenegro Too Long?

Our clients the Kafourys traveled to Montenegro earlier this year! Here are their impressions of a month in lovely Montenegro. Wanting a location where we could be reasonably warm in March and look out on water, we chose Kotor Bay in Montenegro because of a distant memory. More than 40 years ago when it wasContinue reading “Is a Month in Kotor Bay, Montenegro Too Long?”

Travel News: Netherland to be Holland No More?

The Netherlands Wants To Stop Being ‘Holland’ The Netherlands wants to stop being ‘Holland’! Dutch authorities will phase out marketing the country abroad as ‘Holland’ and will begin to use the name ‘Netherlands’, according to Amsterdam’s Adformatie. At the present time, the Netherlands, for the most part, is presenting itself internationally as ‘Holland’. The DutchContinue reading “Travel News: Netherland to be Holland No More?”

Elephant Updates! New Baby Calf Arrives

Now it’s Time for Elephant Updates! Elephant arrives at Ithumba, Kenya with her new calf. We recently heard from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where they welcomed two adorable elephants! Wild-living orphan Loijuk arrived with her new calf, Lili, in tow.  As reported by the team at Sheldrick: She was bursting with pride and very eagerContinue reading “Elephant Updates! New Baby Calf Arrives”

Safari Vets Help an Elephant

Christina and John are currently in Kenya on their annual guiding trip. In their most recent email, they share with us an experience witnessing emergency medical aid for a local elephant in Ithumba Hills, Kenya.  Though the situation was quite serious, the elephant survived and hopefully will live for many years thanks to the careContinue reading “Safari Vets Help an Elephant”

Sep Safari Group in Namibia & Kenya

Christina and John are currently in Namibia & Kenya on their annual guiding trip! For the first two weeks, they were in Namibia, exploring the world-famous Etosha National Park as well as smaller game reserves and conservancies. Now in Kenya, it’s two weeks of bliss at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu Game Reserve, the Mara andContinue reading “Sep Safari Group in Namibia & Kenya”

Travel News: USS Arizona Memorial to Re-Open

USS Arizona Memorial In Hawaii Finally Set To Re-Open EtN reports “the National Park Service is excited to welcome our visitors back to the USS Arizona Memorial very soon,” said Pearl Harbor National Memorial Acting Superintendent Steve Mietz.  The sunken battleship memorial, one of the most visited attractions in the state, sees 4,000 to 5,000Continue reading “Travel News: USS Arizona Memorial to Re-Open”

Top 7 Things to Do in Edinburgh

Have You Been to Edinburgh? Some call it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and with good (no, fantastic!) reason. From its friendly, sandstone buildings to its youthful, liberal atmosphere, Edinburgh is loved by locals and visitors alike. 1. Go on a Ghost Tour! Ghost tours are aplenty, and with such a richContinue reading “Top 7 Things to Do in Edinburgh”