This past week has been a rough one. Charlie and I have both been battling the flu and we are slowly getting back to normal life. Last week we spent three amazing days in Charlotte, North Carolina for a travel conference. We got to spend time with fellow travel professionals and build relationships that will come in handy down the road. Below is us with a few friends at the welcome reception of the conference that was hosted by The Hawaiian Islands.
As you know, we love cruising. Ocean cruising or river cruising--they both have something for everyone and we hate to miss an opportunity to do either one. So while we were catching up with our travel friends, we decided that we should go on another river cruise in Europe next spring. We are thinking maybe Amsterdam. What do you think? Want to come with us?
Too often we hear from clients and friends that they don't want to do a river cruise because they are not "old" enough to be able to enjoy it. What? This is so untrue, river cruising is for everyone regardless of your age range.
Many younger people are enjoying river cruises and the ability to bring you right into the heart of the city. This allows time for independent or guided exploration through new and historical areas of multiple locations. You would be amazed at the amount of history you can find in Europe.
Who doesn't love the idea of being able to explore several different cities or countries on a single vacation and only having to unpack once? With a river cruise your floating hotel will bring you to numerous picturesque locations.
If you're worried about cost keep in mind that many things you'd need to pay for on an ocean cruise or at a land hotel are included in the price of your river cruise. This includes wifi, alcohol, food and excursions in each location you visit. Many river cruises also have themed sailings where you can travel with friends and family who have similar interests such as wine tasting or golfing in each city. If you feel like getting away you may want to consider borrowing a bike and riding around whatever city you're in.
However you like to spend your vacation, we know there is something for you to love on a river cruise. So if you might be interested in joining us next year, please let us know and we will fill you in on the details as soon as we get everything planned out.
Have a great rest of your week!