Must Read: “Epic Saves: More True Tales of Travel Agents in Action” via TravelPulse

Still thinking you’re good with booking a trip, especially international travel, yourself without the benefit of working with a trusted Travel Professional (Agent) that has his/her “finger on the trigger” ready in your side pocket before, during and after your trip? Ok, well good-luck with that but since ignorance is bliss I must encourage you to read the following:

In our continuing saga, travel professionals battle volcanoes, thunder, lightning and terror to deliver for their clients.

Source: Epic Saves: More True Tales of Travel Agents in Action | TravelPulse

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Carnival Vista Redfrog Pub & Brewery

Didja know? Carnival Cruise Line’s brand newest beauty, Carnival Vista, which is scheduled to make her debut in May 2016, will hand-craft Beers, brewing them directly on the cruise ship!

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As per Carnival Cruise Line:

When you raise a pint in the RedFrog Pub & Brewery on the Carnival Vista, you will have a choice of three distinctly flavored hand-crafted beers brewed right onboard in Carnival’s first brewery at sea! Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Miami, FL based Concrete Beach Brewery to create three original recipes by sourcing and selecting the finest ingredients so their cruise guests will have the opportunity to enjoy:

ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA: Offering aromatic, floral and hoppy notes with passion fruit and citrus overtones
ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat: An unfiltered lager with aromas of bananas and spices
FriskyFrog Java Stout: A take on a traditional stout, rich and creamy with hints of coffee

We can’t wait for you to try them out!

The beers to be featured on Carnival Vista further build upon a greatly expanded selection of craft beers across our entire fleet. Our ships based in the U.S. already serve Concrete Beach Brewery’s Rica Wheat IPA, Angel City Brewery’s Pilsner, Coney Island’s Hard Root Beer and 1609 Amber. Our ships sailing from Miami feature Concrete Beach Stiltsville Miami-style Pilsner, while Long Beach, CA based ships offer Angel City Brewery IPA and cruises departing from New York City are stocked with Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner.

Carnival will also offer beers brewed either locally in homeports or within the homeport state on ships sailing from New Orleans, Galveston, Baltimore and Tampa, as well as ships that sail to Alaska and Hawaii.

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More of what else you can expect to enjoy while sailing on Carnival Vista; Cruise guests can indulge in other Fun Ship 2.0 favorite poolside eateries and bars including Guy’s Burger Joint, featuring award-winning burgers and hand-cut fries created by chef and author Guy Fieri, and BlueIguana Cantina™, featuring freshly made tacos and burritos. Poolside bars BlueIguana Tequila Bar™ and RedFrog Rum Bar™ will also provide innovative cocktail options, as will the mixologists at the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar.

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Just one last “side-note” mention about another new experience to enjoy while sailing on Carnival Vista is the new stateroom category: Tropics-inspired Havana Cabanas, which will feature suites with private outdoor patios – complete with lounge chairs and hammock that face the expanded Lanai ocean-air outdoor promenade and offer magnificent sea views in addition to easy access to the Havana Bar and Pool (All Havana stateroom guests must be 12 or older.)

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Havana Cabana stateroom guests must be 12 or older.

Carnival Vista will debut May 1, 2016, with a 13-day cruise departing from Trieste, Italy – the first European voyage for Carnival in three years! A variety of spectacular Mediterranean itineraries will be offered with port calls throughout Italy, France, Spain, Croatia and Turkey, as well as several new destinations for Carnival such as Crete (Heraklion), and Corfu, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Palermo, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia; and Gibraltar.

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On October 21, 2016, Carnival Vista will embark on a special 13-day transatlantic crossing and arrive in New York, November 3, 2016, then operate a series of voyages from the Big Apple before heading to her homeport in Miami for Caribbean sailings. Contact us for reservations assistance TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises !!

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Solo Travel Increasing Dramatically via SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

The need for more quality travel options accommodating single and/or solo travelers that won’t break their bank accounts is slowly but surely being met!

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The number of solo travelers across the country is increasing dramatically, and studies show these travelers are just as likely, if not more likely, to be married or in a committed relationship.

The numbers are strong, and they continue to climb: Almost one in four leisure travelers hits the road alone these days, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Among first-time travelers on an overseas leisure vacation, the number is even higher:….. As the numbers climb, the industry is responding:

via Solo travel increasing dramatically | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com.

 

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