Cruise Planning

Ready for Spring?

The sprouting of these glorious pink and white blossoms coincides perfectly with more hours of sunshine and fewer days of gloomy rain. Cherry blossoms are the first plants to break seasonal dormancy, and their pop of color is almost startling after months of grey. When you combine the weather and plant life with the re-opening of Portland’s festive and bustling …

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Please to put a penny in an old man’s cap. Betty always thinks of that rhyme this time of year. The Christmas Holiday is just around the corner—of course, department stores have been decked out in tinsel and holiday slogans since before Halloween, but now all those decorations are finally relevant! This …

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Tranquility in Portland OR

Portland Rose Garden   THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN   The Portland Rose Garden   The International Rose Test Garden is better known as the Portland Rose Garden. It is home to hundreds of wild, domestic, and hybrid rose species from all over the world, including continuous installments of new species every year, as they win contests. The garden was …

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Alaska–What a beautiful adventure land

In mid-September I had a professional meeting in Anchorage AK.  This is one of my favorite destinations in the world with all the wildlife and beautiful scenery that you can’t see anywhere else in the US in my opinion.  Alaska has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast and even if you love the comfort of YOUR easy chair there …

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New Member of our Team

Yes, we are growing and with the addition of our new associate, Kyra Boyle we have added the young person’s advice and thoughts to our company.  Kyra brings the vibrancy and ideas that are new and fresh to help our clients make the most of their vacation.   A.S.K. ABOUT TRAVEL has extended our reach to other parts of the …

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Sydney Opera House Touring

This adventure started with visiting Sydney Harbor on my way to board the beautiful Oceania Sirena on 6 March 2017 for her inaugural circumnavigate Australia. Every visitor to Australia should see this magnificent structure of the Sydney Opera House. I had visited the Opera House before and had a short tour of the public spaces but this extensive tour took …

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Alaska, a land of beauty and adventure

My travels have taken me through the Yukon and over many passes, and I’ve been lucky enough to visit such “wild” places as Dawson, Chicken and Eagle. I have visited the University in Fairbanks and several fisheries and canneries along the way.   I wanted to share with you some of my adventures in Alaska, as well as other things …

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2017 Trends from Travel Pulse

As 2017 is upon us, and there is already plenty to be excited for in the new year for cruise travel. However, there are still those things that we would like to see more or less of, and below is our annual wish list that follows. Less Charging for Internet Access It’s all fine and good that cruise lines love to …

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Cuba is now open for Visitors

Cuba is now open to the American visitor and people are starting to flock there.  This “forgotten” part of the world is now experiencing such a growth in tourism that is is amazing and astonishing.   Be one of  the first to experience Cuba as it was and before it changes and is “modernized” by the influx of people.the people are warm …

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