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Royal Caribbean International
Discover the Royal Caribbean. Visit private paradises with 30% Off Every Guest, Every Ship!
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Paul Gauguin Cruises
Experience ultimate bliss in the South Pacific onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin with $150 per person shipboard credit, included roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, 50% off brochure pricing and more.
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Costa Cruises
Experience the ultimate in Italian lifestyle onboard Costa Cruises with rates starting from $647pp*, up to $400 FREE Onboard Credit** and Kids FREE†.
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MSC Cruises
Enjoy 7-night Caribbean Cruises aboard the MSC Divina for as little as $449 per person and Kids Sail Free!
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Rocky Mountaineer
Stay & Play with up to $600 per couple in credit to spend on tours and pre/post hotel stays and more!
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Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in the USA

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After a long day of traveling, there’s nothing more relaxing than checking into a peaceful airport lounge where the internet is high-speed, the food is delicious (and plenty) and showers and other amenities are free. These sacred spots were once only accessible for the elite traveler with first class or business class tickets, however, the times are a-changing. Now, many American airlines offer day passes for any traveler looking to escape the crowded concourse.

Virgin America Loft (LAX)
Virgin is known for their excellent customer service. It’s no surprise then that their lounge is also top notch. Here you’ll enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages from their contemporary bar. The modern, trendy feel will make you forget you’re in an airport at all. No children under 12 are permitted. If you’re in the mood to get some work done, there are plenty of outlets and free internet access. A day pass to this hideaway costs $40.

AA Admirals Club (LAX)
This spacious lounge, operated by American Airlines, is touted for its good food and great customer service. Enjoy gazing at the planes or get some work done while you’re waiting in between flights, you can even take a refreshing shower. Children are permitted in here, but have their own separate play area. Day passes to this lounge cost $50.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (JFK)
This 10,000 square foot space is modern and comfortable. It offers spa services to guests including massages, facials, or even haircuts. Instead of the typical complimentary buffet, this lounge offers table service and a fantastic selection of cocktails. When you’ve had your fill, enjoy a quick game of pool before catching your flight. Day passes to this oasis cost $75.

Centurion Lounge (DFW)
Get complimentary 15-minute spa treatments at this spacious southwestern themed lounge. Enjoy a buffet of southwestern food options for breakfast or lunch/dinner. There also have comfortable seating, workstations, and chaise lounges perfect for napping, working, or reading for any traveler. Day passes to this lounge run $50.

While all airports have lounges, many still cater to the first class fliers, or club members. Annual memberships can be purchased, but first check to see if any of your credit cards carry travel perks for members. Some will get you access to these clubs and others without having to pay a fee at all. Keep airport lounges in mind for your next long layover or cancelled flight.

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Croatia’s Perfect Island, Hvar

photo: Hvar Tourist Board

photo: Hvar Tourist Board

HVAR: With its focus on the Venetian-era Hvar Town, Croatia’s most fashionable island warrants exploring beyond the capital’s 16th-century fortifications. Leave the design hotels and cocktail bars behind to hike or mountain bike through a rugged landscape of lavender fields and hillside vineyards. Or take a sea-kayaking trip to the Pakleni islets, perfect for those who want nothing more than to meet the beach and be kissed by the golden sun.
-ASTA, Worldwide Destination Guide 2013/14

So, what is Hvar all about anyway?

Picture a destination with such an ideal climate that it enticed even the earliest of Europe’s sun-seeking travelers; An island famous around the world for its pristine beaches and pellucid waters. Breathe in the fragrant fields of lavender, taste test some of the worlds best olive oil and sip wine from vineyards that are blessed by the most hours of sun in the Adriatic–all in one afternoon.

There is no shortage of entertainment in Hvar! Visit the oldest municipal theatre in Europe, let loose at the legendary Full Moon parties or get lost in nature with some of the best adventure sports around.

With just a skip and a hop to the Pakleni islands, you can slip into a secluded retreat with nothing more on the agenda than massage, gourmet dining and perfect sunsets.

Are you ready to go?! Check out our travel package to Croatia and the Balkans.
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Springtime in Western Europe

photo: Travcoa

photo: Travcoa

Springtime travel throughout Western Europe offers myriad advantages: tourists are fewer, and the weather is ideal, with the sun overhead and a crisp in the air. City explorations, river cruises, and visits to the Castles & Countryside of Lore can be savored at an unhurried pace. There’s often a slight chance of rain, but it merely provides an excuse to duck into a charming Italian café or a local Irish pub to mingle with the locals.

While springtime brings with it Ireland’s “40 shades of green,” the abundance of budding flora is sure to be a highlight of your cruise through the Waterways of France by Luxury Barge. Flowers come into bloom on hillsides and in gardens, adding color and fragrance to each journey.

Although gastronomes are never in need of a particular season in order to indulge, Italy’s Heart & Soul reawakens in springtime, when gelaterias entice the locals out of hibernation with refreshing flavors such as lemon, custard cream, hazelnut and pistachio, zabajone and stracciatella. And of course you can’t forget the wines of Valpolicella and Cortona in your celebration of the new season.

Whether traveling for the scenery, the culture, or the cuisine, spring is a wonderful time to explore all that Western Europe has to offer.

Let our travel specialists help you find the perfect itinerary for your travel needs. Call us for more information and mention Travcoa’s Springtime in Western Europe!

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California Wine Country by Bike

photo: Trek Travel

photo: Trek Travel

Pedal. Sip. Taste. Imagine yourself pedaling along a picturesque coastline as ocean waves break along the shore. Or meandering through gorgeous vineyards sampling a selection of delicious regional wines. Treat yourself to an unforgettable cycling vacation on the West Coast and be captivated by all it has to offer.

Saturate your senses with the sights, sounds, and smells in one of the world’s premier cycling regions.This special itinerary provides an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, quaint towns, and cycling along quiet back roads and twisting byways. Cycling is expertly paired each day with fresh cuisine for every mood, exclusive wine tastings, and luxurious accommodations. From long, challenging rides through the hills to leisurely morning loops, California Wine Country is a joy to pedal whatever your experience or expectations.

For lovers of luxury, disciples of cycling, and families who want to see the world like they’ve never seen it before, this is the trip for you. For more information on booking this wonderful tour please contact our travel specialists!

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Paddling Portugal’s River of Wine

Portugal's Douro River

photo credit: Natural Habitat Expeditions

This exclusive travel experience has no peer in Europe! Natural Habitat Expeditions has spent more than a decade refining this luxurious ‘soft adventure’ with the families of the Douro River Valley’s historic wine estates. Savor the best in traditional European ambience and cuisine on a Dionysian paddling odyssey between quintas—the vineyard mansions and farmhouses—of northern Portugal’s port wine district. Share warm personal connections with travel hosts and enjoy an inside encounter with contemporary rural life in Portugal. We’ll paddle the mellow river during the sun-drenched days, hike into the hills for fabulous views, then wine and dine at night. As our hosts say, “A sua saude”—to your health!

Portugal's Douro River

photo credit: Natural Habitat Expeditions

Natural Habitat Expeditions

Natural Habitat Expeditions

Trip Highlights

  • Revel in sunshine, nature, history and hospitality in a little-traveled corner of Old World Europe
  • Overnight in luxurious manor houses and traditional farmsteads, and join host families for the finest in traditional Portuguese food and wine
  • On our fall departures, experience the harvest as ripe grapes are hand-picked from centuries-old vineyards that terrace down the steep mountainsides
Portugal's Douro River

photo credit: Natural Habitat Expeditions


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Let us help you book your next kayak adventure to Portugal! For a travel experience you will never forget, contact our travel specialists!

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Culinary Traveler: A Taste of Spain’s Andalusia

Andalusia

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Andalusia’s beauty and charm are undeniable… deep blue skies, whitewashed towns, a long and rich history of melting cultures, incomparable fiestas, and the warm character of the locals.

As if this was not enough, the cuisine of Andalusia is unbeatable! Begin in mythical Seville, the perfect place to enjoy the cuisine and wines of the region. Visit Jerez for a sip of Sherry wines and the Aracena Natural Park to taste the world-famous Ibérico ham. Learn the history behind stunning Cordova while you sample local olive oil, a culinary foundation of the Andalusia region.

Spain, Andalucia, Cadiz

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Highlights
  • Stay in beautiful Seville & Cordova at 4* hotels housed-in former palaces
  • Indulge yourself savoring the flavorful Andalusian cuisine, and enjoying tapas as locals do
  • Prepare a mouth-watering local meal on a hands-on cooking class in Seville
  • Taste and learn about famous Ibérico ham, Sherry wines and Olive oils, visiting artisan producers
What’s included?
  • Local English-speaking guide, specialized in gastronomy, joining you throughout the itinerary
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels with excellent location
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Lunches (one following the cooking class), accompanied with fine Spanish wines
  • 2 Dinners, (one a Tapas tour), accompanied with fine Spanish wines
  • 1 Hands-on cooking class in Seville and dossier with recipes
  • Private chauffeured transportation for all excursions
  • Culinary and cultural visits and activities, including city tours, as per the itinerary
  • Entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Gourmet Gift
  • All local taxes
  • Our suggestions of additional local restaurants and activities, according to your taste
Andalusian Dance

photo credit: Primo Travel

For a once in a lifetime journey, feel and taste the soul of Andalusia with A Taste of Spain’s Discover Andalusian Delicacies: 7 Days of culinary perfection. For more information contact our travel specialists!

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