The popularity of river cruising is soaring like a white-hot rocket and getting more popular by the day! Ships are sold out over a year in advance of their sailing dates and cruise lines continue to launch new ships to answer the demand. What is the allure that travelers around the world find so irresistible?
Boy do I wish I had a crystal ball for airline ticket prices. I checked in with my “go to” airline expert and her response was, “Predicting airfares is like predicting the stock market - it can be a bit chaotic with the fluctuations. Airlines load fares 3-15 times per day. Every day. 365 days a year.” Yikes!! How can we figure out the best time to book?
With its “gourmet” food trucks, local coffee houses and craft beers, the Pacific Northwest is the poster child of cool and edgy. Trendy and bohemian, it attracts hipsters with its new age vibe. North of the US border, drizzly Vancouver, with its microbreweries, vegan restaurants, and tattoo studios is the kissing cousin to Seattle and Portland. Victoria, which lies on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, shines in a much more classy and sophisticated way. It really does shine! It’s one of the sunniest cities west of the Canadian Rockies.