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Vacationing in Belize During a Pandemic

Vacationing in Belize During a Pandemic By Susan Hammond, Agency Owner There are two Great Barrier Reefs. One that you have probably heard of, and another that may be less familiar. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 190-mile long section

Ideas for Summer and Fall Travel with Lingering COVID-19 Safeguards

Ideas for Summer and Fall Travel With Lingering COVID-19 Safeguards By Joyce Masyga, Agency Owner One of the most incredible aspects of travel is its ability to change us. It teaches us lessons we didn’t know we needed to learn.

The World Awaits

The World Awaits Travel Beyond the Pandemic By Susan Hammond: Agency Owner/Luxury Travel Advisor As I write this article, the state of Colorado is moving towards the Safer At Home phase of this pandemic.  Retailers are opening via curbside, dog

The Islands of Tahiti – Pick Your Paradise!

By Alison Barnes La Orana! As you may or may not remember, I began my Colorado Serenity article about Guatemala with a little history lesson. Well, I have another one to preface my December 2019 trip to The Islands of
2020 Rose Parade pro rodeo float with rodeo queens posing in front

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Experience

In the late 1800s, Charles Fredrick Holder and Frances F. Rowland of the Pasadena Valley Hunt Club sponsored the Battle of the Flowers to highlight the idyllic climate of Southern California. Holder said, “In New York, people are buried in
Lake Lousie

The Canadian Rockies – WOW!

The Canadian Rockies – WOW! By Linda Lovin I recently faced a critical travel decision. My husband was approaching a very significant birthday, and at the very same time, we would celebrate 34 years of marriage. Where should we go
Trinity library photo

8 Athenaeum – A Bibliophile’s Tour of Europe

It’s no secret that most modern Western literature either came from, was inspired by, or can be traced back to Europe in some way.  The continent is a literal treasure trove of literary locations, inspirations, and history. This is likely
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Oxford: The City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, located in central southern England, is focused primarily around its prestigious university which lies in the city’s medieval center. The architecture of the university’s 38 colleges led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. Legends
Spanish Riveria

The Spanish Riviera & Seville

If you go to Wikipedia and look up “Spanish Riviera” you won’t actually find an article. And if you just Google it, you’ll come up with differing definitions of what parts of the Mediterranean coast of Spain are actually included.
Christmas in Norway

Christmas with Santa in Olso, Norway

It’s the end of summer. The Halloween decorations have barely hit the stores. Why would anyone do a travel blog about Christmas NOW? Well, it’s warm. Summer is almost over. And no one wants to have to put together a
Acropolis, Athens

Adventures in Athens

It is said that the area than the city of Athens encompasses has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, continuously. Because of its age and history, the city is home to a multitude of architectural styles and its historic sights

Western Austria

If ever there was a place where the fields truly were alive with music, it is Western Austria. From cowbells on the hills, to concertos from native son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to actual people playing actual alpenhorns, the hills teem
Amsterdam Tulips

Spring Among the Tulips in Holland

Holland is the name given to the western part of the Netherlands that includes Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. One of the most densely-populated countries in the world, the Netherlands is also one of the most tourist-friendly, with most cities,
Florence, Italy

A Month in Italy – Florence

Florence, or Firenze, was the center of European trade during the Middle Ages. The constant influx of people and knowledge (and wealth) birthed the Renaissance, and it continues to be a cultural Mecca even today. It is commonly believed that
Gondolas in Venice

A Long Weekend in Venice, Italy

Venice is actually a city that spans 118 small islands located in the Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that sits between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers.  The canals that separate the islands are spanned by over

Guatemala – Land of Eternal Spring

By Alison Barnes This past January, I had the opportunity to travel to the beautiful country of Guatemala in Central America. Why Guatemala? First, a little history In Summer 2018, I was in Cabo San Lucas researching hotels and met

Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

In 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius erupted in what may be one of the most famous disasters of all time. While eyewitness accounts of the eruption were recorded, records of the towns surrounding Vesuvius’ base, including Pompeii, were lost to history.
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, The Five Lands

The area known in Cinque Terre, a series of five villages along the Italian Riviera northwest of Florence, is mentioned in documents dating as far back as the 11th century.  Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and the coastline
yukon sign

The Yukon: Larger than Life

By Susan Hammond Last month, I was invited by Anderson Vacations and Yukon’s Department of Tourism and Culture to experience the spectacular and truly unique place they call home: Canada’s Yukon. With pristine landscapes, abundant wildlife, a rich cultural heritage
Sarende, Albania

The Albanian Riviera

In southern Albania, sandwiched between the Ionian Sea and hills of olive groves, the town of Sarandë (pronounced and sometimes spelled Sa-ran-da) sits on a horseshoe-shaped bay, edged by beaches and a promenade, the Bulevardi Hasan Tahasini.  While Albania may
Castle walls and flowers

Wales, The Hidden Gem of the British Isles

Tucked unobtrusively along the southwestern edge of England, Wales is a picturesque nation often overlooked by travelers. With a population of approximately three million people, the Welsh are outnumbered by their sheep by a ratio of 4:1.  And while this
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Ireland, from North to South

Éire, also known as Ireland, is the second largest of the British Isles, and is split into two countries, The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. From coast to coast, the Emerald Isle is awash in beautiful vistas and historic
Castle in Scotland

Exploring Scotland, Something for Everyone!

At the northernmost tip of the British Isles lies Scotland. Home of golf, Scotch Whisky and Haggis, Scotland has a little something for everyone.  Whether you are looking to spend a night sleeping in a castle, go hiking across the
Swedish Street

Southern Sweden – Islands, Cuisine and Outdoor Adventures Await!

The Kingdom of Sweden is the fourth largest country in Europe in terms of land area. And while it ranks high in size, it also sits pretty far up the list in terms of adventure. With 29 national parks and
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Exploring Norway, From Fantastic Food to Opera and Vikings

The Kingdom of Norway is the westernmost country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northwestern Europe. With a land area slightly less than that of California, it boasts a coastline that is over 15,000 miles long lined with thousands of islands.

Petra, The Spice of Jordan

Jordan The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan sits at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa. Bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Palestine, it sits along the Jordan River to its east, the Dead Sea to the West, and
Coming into Ferry Terminal Stromboli

See Stromboli, Italy in a Day

Stromboli – Lunch on an Italian Volcano About 40 miles due north of Milazzo, Sicily lies the island of Stromboli, the setting for the conclusion of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. A member of the Aeolian
Liverpool telephone booth

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour – by Susan Hammond July 1 – 9, 2018 The birth of our Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour happened on New Year’s Eve 2017.  My husband and I were enjoying a brief time with our youngest

5 Ways to Empower Women While Traveling Abroad

5 Ways to Empower Women While Traveling Abroad In its Global Report on Women in Tourism in 2010, the United Nations World Tourism Organization found that tourism has the power to close the gender gap by creating jobs, introducing educational
St Moritz

Ski the French Alps with Club Med at Val Thorens

Written by Shelly Donahue – Because I’m a Colorado Native, I had never thought of skiing anywhere but the beautiful Colorado Rockies, that was until I had the opportunity to ski the French Alps with Club Med at Val Thorens.
Book Club

Travel Book Club!

Announcing a Travel Book Club! Hosted by Endless Travel Literary Tours and HearthFire Books and Treats Thursday, May 31st @ Noon Whether you’re an armchair traveler, or you travel all the time, join us for a Travel Book Club. Our
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Avalon Waterways – See the World Your Way

Written by Susan Hammond – You’ve always forged your own path…with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. With river


Written by Pamela Kniss Pamela’s Pick Melbourne In my opinion, Melbourne is a must see for anyone who loves good food, wants to see the iconic Australian animals in the wild, appreciates a beautiful coastal drive and finds the back
Kaikoura Township


Written by Pamela Kniss Pamela’s Pick Kaikoura: Kaikoura, in my opinion, is one of the most stunning of the many beautiful destinations in New Zealand. Located on the east coast of the South Island between Picton and Christchurch, Kaikoura is
Skyline of Santorini, Greece


Written by Grace Gordon-McGlone, Endless Travel Student Intern All around me I see the faces of naked men and women staring back at me. Some look heroic, others appear modest and young. Some have broken fingers, others have no ears.
game of thrones, the Iron Throne

Endless Travel is Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Written by Joyce Masyga Get Inspired to Visit Your Favorite Film Locations If you are as obsessed as I am with the Game of Thrones series then you are probably know that most of the landscapes and old castles are

Insight into Spain and Portugal

I recently returned from a tour of Spain and Portugal with Insight Vacations. You are in good hands with Insight Vacations as they take care of every detail for you. The Insight coaches are among the most comfortable in Europe,
Plan your trip

Do Travel Agents Still Exist?

At Endless Travel, we probably hear this question about once a week. Actually, we like to be called travel consultants, vacation advisers, travel advisers, etc. Back in the day, when ‘travel agents’ issued all airline tickets (you remember when the
disney at halloween

Family Journeys

Endless Travel Blog Family Journeys—Just for the Thrill of It –by Susan Hammond After just spending a day and a half at Disney World (prior to a conference that I attended) and drinking the Disney ‘Kool-Aid,’ I had time to reflect
cologne cathedral

Rhine River

  Endless Travel Blog Cruising Down the Rhine River With Avalon Waterways! –by Sheryl Fick I recently returned from a European river cruise where I escorted a group of 12 on the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways and it was a
grapes on the vine

Wine, Culinary, and Cultural tours

Endless Travel Blog Wine, Culinary, and Cultural Adventures to Stir Your Soul –by Susan Hammond The travel consultants at Endless Travel and our trusted travel suppliers, who are food and wine-obsessed curators of uncommon epicurean and wine adventures, want to
mississippi river boat cruise

Steamboat Cruise

Endless Travel Blog Explore a unique steamboat cruise –by Joyce Masaga I was recently on the American Queen traveling with my sister on a relaxing cruise of the upper Mississippi River. I have been fascinated with this cruise since American Queen
aurora borealis


Endless Travel Blog Why you should go to iceland now –by Joyce Masaga Iceland. The name itself conjures up an image of a land of imposing ice formations. And while that isn’t too far off, Iceland is more than just arctic
hot air balloons

Adventure Travel

Endless Travel Blog Adventure Travel –by Sheryl Fick With travel on the rise and a very large planet to choose from, how does the average person decide what is on their bucket list, and how do they go about fulfilling
maccu picchu, Peru


Endless Travel Blog Plan your vacation to Peru today! –by Shelly Donahue If you are looking for a unique vaca- tion, Peru, with Avanti Destinations, may be just what you are looking for. You should plan on visiting for a
rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

What is an escorted tour anyway?

Endless Travel Blog What is an escorted tour anyway? –by Sheryl Fick With the Internet, there are so many choices of what to do and how to do it, that at first glance, you may not feel the need for a
classic car in cuba


Endless Travel Blog Viva Cuba! –by Susan Hammond Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, and located just 90 miles south of Miami, has much to offer for those seeking a world of contrasts and authentic experiences. I had the
blue morpho butterfly


Endless Travel Blog The Unspoiled Paradise of Belize –by Susan Hammond I had the opportunity just a few months ago to participate in a guided tour with National Geographic by G Adventures to the country of Belize, allowing our small