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Spring Traveler - Carlson Wagonlit Travel
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What’s Inside!
Welcome....................................................2
Travel with Our Groups........................2
Ask the Expert.........................................2
European Sea Voyages.........................3
We’ve Been There - Have You? .........4
Milestone Memories ............................4
We Are Travelers.....................................5
Must-Have Travel Gadgets.................5
Inviting Vietnam................................ 6
Vancouver........................................... 7
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Romantic Getaways.......................... 8
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The Romantic Rhine
I remember the fireworks best from my
short time living in Germany. In the
early fall, wine festivals proliferate in the
towns along the Rhine and Mosel rivers
and each festival tries to outdo the next
with a fireworks display. It had been
decades since I was last in Germany but
this cruise along the river Rhine brought
back so many fond memories!
The Rhine River is Europe’s most
important waterway, running 766
miles from Switzerland all the way
to the North Sea. Coursing through
Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria
and the Netherlands, the Rhine is a
popular itinerary for river cruises. While
the whole Rhine is romantic (what’s not
romantic about a river cruise?), the part
of the river in central Germany is most
commonly referred to as the “Romantic
Rhine”. Steep cliffs rise almost vertically
from the water, castle ruins dot the hills
and medieval towns like Speyer and
Rüdesheim line the riverbanks. Poets
and artists have gained inspiration from
traveling along the Rhine.
Because it’s all about the scenery, most
of the public areas of the ship had walls
of windows. Even my cabin had floorto-ceiling windows, so I never missed
a castle or a church. And the rooftop
deck allowed breathtaking, unrestricted
views of the whole river. I listened
intently for the song of the Lorelei as we
neared St. Goarshausen. Legend tells of
a beautiful maiden who sat on this huge
rock that juts into the river. Her song and
her beauty distracted many a shipman,
causing them to crash their ships onto
the rock. I heard nothing but maybe it’s
just as well: I really didn’t want anything
distracting our captain!
The Rhine has many ties to music. We
had already visited Worms, famous
for Martin Luther and the Protestant
Reformation. Luther
wrote some pretty
famous hymns but
he was no match for
Richard Wagner who
revolutionized opera
with his “Ring of the
Nibelungen”, which
starts out in the Rhine
River. Further up the
Rhine, we would visit
Bonn, the hometown
of
Ludwig
von
Beethoven, whom some of us consider
the greatest composer of all time.
In between, we saw the best of the
wine country, with mile upon mile of
vineyards planted with Riesling and
Dornfelder grapes climbing up the
hillsides. To my delight, we had the
opportunity to stop during a wine
festival and wander through town
sampling new and old vintages with
our tiny wine glasses hung on a cord
around the neck. As it got dark, the sky
lit up with fireworks. Fire came tumbling
down the side of the requisite castle ruin
on the hill, which, I was told, represented
the losing side in an ancient battle. It
was magnificent!
Sound appealing? 2014 river cruises are
still available!
Welcome
to the 2014
Spring Traveler
For many of us, it felt like spring
would never arrive! The Polar Vortex
is an occurrence with which we have
become far too familiar.
Do you have a milestone event
happening in your family? If so, be
sure to take a peek at our “Milestone
Memories” article on page 4. More
and more people are choosing
to celebrate special occasions
with a trip. The shared moments
of discovery you can enjoy while
visiting someplace special are
certain to strengthen bonds and
build lasting memories.
If Europe is on your travel list this
summer, we have some great
information on both sea and river
cruising included in this publication.
If you prefer firmer ground, we can
recommend travel companies that
offer the best in land-based tours.
Our experienced travel advisors can
help arrange a trip that will have
you ticking off all the boxes on your
Europe check list.
One of my personal favorite cities
is Vancouver! If you’ve not had the
opportunity to visit this magnificent
city, you will definitely want to put
this at the top of your must-visit list.
I can guarantee it won’t disappoint.
We sincerely appreciate your
business and look forward to
planning your upcoming vacations.
As always, our goal is to provide
the very best service and find the
greatest value for your vacation
dollar.
Bon Voyage!
Sincerely,
Sue Kerby
Vice President,
Carlson Wagonlit
Leisure
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Magnificent India: Gardens,
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Q. I just came back from a trip to France. At JFK airport I saw
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advantage of that next time I travel internationally?
A. What you saw are Global Entry kiosks installed at most of
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hamburger from room service. That was a $37 hamburger!
Why is room service so expensive?
A. As convenient as room service is, it’s definitely not economical.
There are a lot of hidden costs built into that hamburger. The
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more to the bill. Not quite so obvious is overhead — what it costs
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the hotel to make that hamburger. The hotel has to staff the
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if you happen to ask for it outside normal restaurant hours. And
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TIP
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The changes in your daily routine caused by a vacation
or business trip can lead to dehydration, which can lead
to headaches and extreme fatigue. Try to keep a bottle of
water with you at all times to stay hydrated and you will
find yourself more refreshed and ready to go.
Q. I hate to pack. I always use my largest suitcase when I go
on vacation and even then it barely closes or it’s overweight.
What can I do to make packing easier?
A. Many people suffer from over-packing syndrome but with
practice and determination, it’s possible to take all you need in a
smaller suitcase. The key word here is what you “need”.
• Start with a smaller bag and force yourself to stay within
those confines.
• When in doubt, leave it out. Don’t pack something just
because you might need it.
• Don’t pack an outfit for every weather scenario. Take clothes you can layer.
• Color-coordinate your travel wardrobe. Stick with neutral
colors or the same color family and you’ll find you’ll have more outfit options with fewer pieces.
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Venice, St. Petersburg, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Santorini, Dubrovnik… for
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pamper yourself on a luxury ship for an extended vacation, or visit unique and
secluded ports aboard a small ship or barge, there is a cruise that will fit your travel
style and interests.
The Mediterranean and Adriatic feature
one alluring stop after another.
• Athens is like stepping into a history
book — the Parthenon, a temple on
the Acropolis, is widely regarded as
one of the world’s greatest cultural
monuments.
• Italy will give you the opportunity
to roam the villages in the Tuscan
countryside. Gourmands and wine
aficionados will surely want to come
back for a longer stay!
• Ancient ruins, Renaissance treasures,
d r a m a t i c vo l c a n i c c l i f f s a n d
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Greek Isles — it’s no wonder the
Greek Isles have been named “Top
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• Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and cultural
hub, is a cosmopolitan city offering a
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Milestone Memories
We’ve Been There –
Have You?
• The bridge is nicknamed
“The Coat Hanger” because
of its arch-based design.
Life offers many special occasions to
celebrate with those we love. Weddings
are traditionally celebrated with a
honeymoon trip, and travel can be
a wonderful way to recognize other
important milestones in life, such as
birthdays, graduations, and retirement.
Celebrating a milestone event with
family can strengthen bonds and build
lasting memories.
Graduation is an important milestone
for a young person and is a defining
moment for the entire family. The
children you have raised are becoming
• An average of 14,000 people
were continuously employed to
construct the bridge between
1924 and 1932.
• The bridge’s design was
influenced by the Hell Gate Bridge
in New York.
(Answer – Sydney Harbour Bridge)
Marseille, France
adults, ready to strike out on their
own. What a special time for one last
adventure as a family for an experience
you’ll cherish forever. An African safari, a
voyage to classical Italy or Greece, or a
trip to a national park will enhance any
education and help open up the world
to the graduate while bringing the
family together.
Thinking about a family reunion? For
a multi-generational event, a cruise
or an all-inclusive resort is the perfect
choice. Relax, reconnect and enjoy
your extended family in a comfortable,
carefree
environment
that
ensures fun for all ages. Or
celebrate your family heritage
by visiting the land of your
ancestors. Combine the excitement of a cultural vacation with
a history lesson about your
family. Celebrate a personal milestone,
such as retirement or a birthday,
with a “trip of a lifetime” visit
You’re spending
two hours touring
the Colosseum.
Meanwhile, someone else is
spending two hours in line.
to that faraway destination you’ve
always dreamed of. Is it a ride on
the Orient Express, an Antarctic
cruise, or a visit to the ancient site of
Machu Picchu? Perhaps this will be a
more personal trip with your significant
other as you discover a new part of
the world together or revisit a favorite
destination in a new way.
Life’s most cherished experiences
come from quality time spent with
loved ones. Strengthen bonds, discover
the world, and create unforgettable
milestone memories with your family
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Must-Have Travel Gadgets
WE ARE
TRAVELERS
Personal travel experiences
allow us to better serve you.
Here are some of our favorites!
3JAMAICA My title for this image is “Skinny”.
In Jamaica, vendors are not allowed on the
beach, so they paddle up and down the
shoreline to sell their wares. We had settled
ourselves on the beach when we noticed
people in the water on kayaks or surfboards.
We realized they were vendors and were not
breaking the rules - ingenious businessmen!
Skinny got our attention and said to remember him if we wanted to buy
anything. He then paddled off to greet his next potential customer.
From Elaine Dills – Winston-Salem, NC
3ALASKA Kayaking in Kings Bay near
Prince William Sound, Alaska, while sailing
with Un-cruise. It was during the summer
solstice and at 2 AM it was still twilight.
It never got completely dark—the night
started getting brighter again at 4 AM!
We enjoyed the marine life, especially
the breaching humpback whales. The landscape was spectacular with
sightings of bears, eagles and moose. Our cabin was at water level and we
were able to watch the sea otters float by and touch the pieces of blue ice
from the calving glaciers. Everyone should visit Alaska once in their lifetime.
From Pat Humble – Wayzata, MN
NORWEGIANS
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Seven days, four islands and
two overnight stays.
• Universal Charger – To achieve the highest level of adaptability, find a universal
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travel charger to power and recharge any device that has a USB host port.
• Portable Battery Pack – For those times you don’t have the ability to plug-in, a
portable battery pack is the answer. Choose one that is compact and lightweight
so that it is easy to pack.
• Noise-Cancelling Earphones – Whether you’re on an airplane, train or bus, the
most important aspect of travel listening is to isolate yourself from outside noise
so you can relax and enjoy your journey and your music. In-ear earbuds are the
most highly recommended for noise cancelling, but there are great options for
closed-back headsets, too.
• Mobile Boombox – How can you take your favorite music, books, or other audio
entertainment with you on the go—whether in your hotel room, at the beach, in
the park, or anywhere else your trip takes you? A wireless speaker is the way to go.
• iPhone Binocular Adapter – This adapter case snaps right onto your iPhone and
allows you to hook it up to the eyepiece of most standard binoculars so you can
take enhanced pictures or videos. It may look slightly awkward but functionally,
it works!
• Travelpro Platinum® Magna™ Suitcase – The original inventor of the
Rollaboard took home first place for the Travel Goods Show’s Innovation
Awards with its Platinum® Magna™ design line. This bag has “magnatrack,” a new
technology that uses magnets to align the wheels so they always go straight!
• SmartWatch – Move over smartphone, here comes the smartwatch! These
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timekeeping. Current smartwatches are effectively wearable computers with just
about anything you could possibly need while traveling.
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Inviting Vietnam
Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam
is an exquisite country with dramatic
coastlines and untouched beaches,
cities of diverse architecture and
delightful people, exceptional cuisine
and, of course, a compelling history.
With such variety, it’s not surprising that
Vietnam has become one of the top
travel destinations in Asia.
No visit to Vietnam would be
complete without spending a few days
in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam’s largest
city sets the cultural and economic
pace for the country. Formerly known
as Saigon, it features charming French
colonial architecture, the shoppingcentric Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh
Square, the Municipal Theatre and the
Ben Thanh Market, the largest and
oldest market in the city. A visit here is
a rare opportunity to gain perspective
and understand the details of the
Vietnam War from a different viewpoint:
the War Remnants Museum shows the
conflict through Vietnamese eyes. Ho
Chi Minh City features a number of
war memorials and the city maintains
original Vietnam War-era aircraft and
tanks, some still sitting on the sites
where troops deserted them at the end
of the war.
On the banks of the Red River is
Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. Visitors to
this city can benefit from first taking a
Cyclo (three-wheeled cycle taxi) ride to
become accustomed to the layout of the
city. Hanoi has aged well and features
the Old Quarter, where you’ll find a
fascinating maze of narrow streets lined
with markets and pavement restaurants
and cafés. (Getting lost here may be one
of the best experiences of Hanoi.) It is
also a city of lakes. In the middle of the
city lies the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake
(Lake of the Restored Sword) with the
18th-century Ngoc Son Temple (Jade
Mountain Temple) sitting on an island
in its center. Don’t miss Ho Chi Minh
Museum, the mausoleum erected in
the Vietnamese leader’s honor, and Nha
San Bac Ho (Uncle Ho’s Stilt House), the
humble cottage where Ho Chi Minh
lived during most of his presidency.
Halong Bay (Descending Dragons
Bay) is a UN World Heritage site, and its
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Romantic Getaways
Give in to your desire to get away with someone special. Allow your
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Napa Valley and the wine country offer
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