My wife Laurie and I have enjoyed travel for all of our half-century of marriage. That includes road trips, camping, a campground membership, a travel trailer, timeshares, and cruises. We are willing to share our experiences and knowledge gained by buckets of timeshare presentations and countless hours of Internet drooling. The travel industry has changed dramatically, just during our lifetimes. We are now travel agents, and can book many varieties of travel.
See my personal travel page for a little of what we have done, including links to timeshare and campground websites.
Unpack once and explore the world! Ocean and river cruising have exploded in popularity. More food than you could (or should) possibly consume. Choose your styles. Formal or informal. Many or few kids. Small ships to visit smaller, more exotic ports. Huge ships you never need to leave. Nature explorations via rubber rafts. Cruise tours which include land segments, especially for places like Alaska, where they take care of your rooms, trains, buses, and baggage. Vacations to Go is a great place to start. Their 'Our Starting Price' (for the cheapest inside cabin) is very close to the price you would get by booking directly on the cruise line website (or through me). Their price includes port fees but not taxes or gratuities. Some cruise lines include prepaid gratuities, beverage packages, shore excursions, or other extras. Most charge extra for specialty restaurants. Their filtering tools are excellent. You can easily see how much prices go up once schools break for the Summer. Set destination to Antarctica and sort by number of nights to see the price difference between Holland America, where you view from a distance, to Seabourne, with smaller all-suite ships which can get you a bit closer, to Quark Expeditions, with yet smaller ice-conditioned ships and options for kayaking and even camping. Tell me what you want, and I can help guide your research.
While we can book air travel, we can offer advice, but no fares any better than you can research and book yourself online. Use Kayak to get a good idea of typical fares and how they vary by travel day. Use Google Maps to get directions to your destination, specifying air instead of car (Google Flights). In general, lowest fares can be found 49 (domestic) or 81 (international) days in advance. Better seats (including first class upgrades) tend to become available 100 hours before departure.