Touring India

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

Because of India’s enormous size and diversity, tour operators to this exotic destination are developing and designing unique programs for travelers with an emphasis on exclusivity, juxtaposed against new lower-priced programs, and creating exciting vacation experiences that guarantee the kind of experiential travel modern-day clients crave.

Touring India By Rail and River

Posted on May 2nd, 2012

In an exotic country like India, getting from place to place can be as memorable as the country itself. Certainly, you can fly to and from most major destinations, but for some of the more far-flung destinations, it’s even difficult to utilize private air charters, although tour operators such as Greaves do so regularly.

Welcome to the May Issue of Recommend

Posted on April 30th, 2012

Welcome to the May Issue of Recommend, in which we focus on golf resort vacations in North America, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico.

Viking Longships Invade European Waters

Posted on April 30th, 2012

Viking Longships are sailing European waters again, only this time, instead of creating havoc, they’re creating unforgettable vacation experiences for river cruisers aboard six new Viking River Cruises longships in 2012, four of which were christened a couple of months ago in Amsterdam.

Israel & Jordan the wellspring of spirituality

Posted on April 30th, 2012

Nothing drives travel more than people seeking a link to their spiritual side, whether that means seeking serious enlightenment or just having an interest in looking into the teachings, the history and the heritage of their own beliefs or religious affiliation.

Avalon Waterways Takes River Cruising “Personal”

Posted on April 18th, 2012

Avalon Waterways is taking a new tack on their river cruise sailings with a unique new program called Avalon Choice, offering 2013 river cruisers the freedom to personalize their cruise from beginning to end.

Editor’s Notes: April 2012

Posted on March 29th, 2012

With almost 18 years as editor of Recommend, I’ve had the opportunity to visit countless countries over the years and believe it or not, the bucket list keeps growing.

Keeping Pace with the Marketplace

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Trafalgar is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, but this is not a company that’s celebrating its past. Instead, it’s highlighting the breakthrough programs it’s developed to meet the changing needs of the marketplace with unique and experiential vacation concepts under the umbrella of “Guided Vacations.”

Sailing the Galapagos Islands

Posted on March 29th, 2012

The Galapagos, forever linked to Charles Darwin for better or worse, shines like a glittering orb at the top of virtually every traveler’s bucket list—a magical almost mythical destination and one of the few places in the world where wildlife actually commune with humans in a Disney-esque fantasy that’s almost mind-boggling.