Missed today’s Oprah Cruise to Alaska? More Adventure of Your Life Sailings are Available!

If you missed the sail-away today of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Adventure of Your Lifetime” Holland America cruise to Alaska featuring a special appearance by Oprah herself, you’ll have another opportunity to join the rest of #TeamOPRAH on the next sailing happening the end of November!! Cabins are still available so contact us ASAP at  TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises !!

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The First Adventure of Your Life Cruise Departs Nov. 29, 2017!! Cruise 11-Days to the Southern Caribbean and experience Holland America’s new ms Koningsdam cruise ship. This sailing will be the first of four O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life cruises to follow Oprah’s July 15th Alaska Cruise Adventure.  Team Oprah, you really won’t want to miss this one!

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This 11-day Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip cruise will feature special appearances by the O, The Oprah Magazine books editor, as well as thought leaders from The SuperSoul 100. In addition, experience the transformative power of travel, enriched and enhanced by O, The Oprah Magazine-inspired activities such as morning meditation, healthy eating guidance and travel-friendly fashion advice. !!

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Contact us for reservations assistance on any of these specialty Holland America Line Cruises from O, The Oprah Magazine.  Find more cruise information HERE!!

TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

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Trump Reverses Pieces of Obama-Era Engagement With Cuba – The New York Times

Good-morning! This diversion from my morning’s agenda needs to be clarified a little before I can move forward with my day! Also keep in mind that nothing has been set in stone yet!

Here is my understanding as reported, in a nutshell;  ABOUT #CubaTravel moving forward:–> ” #TRAVEL to #CUBA is STILL LEGAL. Anyone who purchased a flight, reserved a room or completed any “travel-related transaction” before Friday will be UNAFFECTED by the changes, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Traveling to Cuba IN THE FUTURE will still be allowed for the same 12 authorized categories, with one exception: educational travel MUST BE WITH A GROUP, which must include AN AGENT who makes sure everyone follows the itinerary. That can be a GUIDE from a #TRAVELAGENCY.”  -via- Tampa Bay Times

 

It’s Flashback Friday! I hope you will have family vacation memories to share too!

Happy Friday! One of my hopes to-do on this Friday is to continue encouraging parents to make sure that you plan to travel with your kids too if you can!  On this Flashback Friday I am remembering Florida family vacations.  Orlando has so much to offer a family to experience and enjoy together.  So much has changed and evolved there since my last visit so I know that I’ll need to get back to see all the new expansions soon.

It’s not too late to book your 2017 family getaway if you haven’t done so already! It’s also not too early to begin planning for your 2018 vacation either!

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Disney World 1986; Orlando, Florida! Those little girls are 35 years old now!

I was a newbie Travel Agent back in 1986! This was my 2nd trip to Disney World when I took my oldest daughter and my niece to visit the Mickey Mouse neighborhood, 30 years ago!

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My niece and oldest daughter (now 35 yrs old) met Minnie Mouse 30 years ago at Disney World Orlando!

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We traveled from Disney World in Orlando to visit Busch Gardens in Tampa on the same vacation in 1986.

 

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2005, my 3rd trip to Disney World taking my two youngest kids who are now 18 and 20 years old.

My now 18 & 20yr olds at SeaWorld in 2005

We made sure to include a visit to SeaWorld on our family vacation in 2005.

 

We realize that many families can’t or are just not that interested in traveling out-of the country with their children.  TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises is commited to including affordable domestic-travel vacation options for families to enjoy too.

Be sure to follow-us on Facebook for family vacation offers, especially from Disney Parks, Universal Resorts, and SeaWorld in Orlando, Fl.

Family Vacations, the benefits are numerous, the memories are priceless! Contact us for assistance with planning and booking your next/first family vacation.

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Plan to Travel WITH Your Kids! #TLCTravels!

 

 

Travel Scammed, Again!

Unfortunately, here we have, yet another real life example and reason to establish a working relationship with a living, breathing Professional Travel Agent that you can trust and rely on to be there for you,… before, during and after your trip. If you cannot add a First/Last name to your ICE-(In Case of Emergency) contacts list, after performing a basic vetting on Google, you may want to rethink booking that trip online. #Plan2Travel #UseATravelAgent when you #Travel

Some graduating seniors at Westfield High School in Virginia say they each paid more than a thousand dollars to go on a week-long trip to the Bahamas.

Source: Virginia seniors claim website scammed them out of $1,300 for graduation trip | Fox News 

The savvy travelers had their Travel Agent on Speed Dial! – Brawl breaks out after flight canceled.

Wondering how many of those stranded passengers at the airport had a trusted travel planner #TravelAgent on their ICE contacts list to call for HELP during this melee!!!

Times like this is why you work with a Travel Professional when you #Plan2Travel !! We are available for our clients before, DURING and after their trip!

Screams and commotion took over Fort Lauderdale’s airport Monday as travelers clashed with Spirit Airlines employees and police.

Source: Spirit Airlines cancels flight, passenger brawl breaks out – CNN.com

Many think that it’s so easy to just book yourself online so why work with a Travel Agent? Well, crap happens, even when we travel. Establishing a working relationship with a travel agent professional is what smart and savvy travelers do. Your travel professional will not only help you plan and book your trip, he/she knows your itinerary and is just a telephone call away, if/when something like this or worse happens.

Use a Travel Agent when you plan to travel. I’m sure there were many in that crowd who didn’t know the first thing to do or who to call when all hell broke loose.  Don’t let that be you.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Owner/Travel Consultant at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

Keep Calm and Call Your Travel Agent,…if you have one!

The Gift of Travel is Always a GREAT Idea!

Travel is more than a gift, it’s a heartfelt memory!”

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, or ANY day gift for yourself or a loved one, the gift of Travel is always a fantastic way to go!
TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises’ has many exciting land packages and cruises for the travel-minded gift-giver to choose from! Consider this for 2018;
a Pre-Mother’s Day, Eight-Day Southern Caribbean #Cruise!
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Book this Cruise with TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises by 5/31/2017 with a low $50 per person ($100 per cabin) REDUCED DEPOSIT and follow our budget-friendly monthly payment plan. Final payment is due February 1, 2018!!
Also, our Special Offer for ***Family/Friends #Groups*** :
**Book 4 or more cabins with us on this sailing and receive $100 Onboard Credits per cabin to spend on the ship while cruising!!!**
Make plans with us NOW at TLC Travel’s Tours and Cruises to travel with your family, friends or go solo and visit #Aruba, #Curacao, Grand Cayman and the Dominican Republic all on one fantastic vacation celebrating Mother’s Day 2018!
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Based on double occupancy in an Inside/Interior stateroom, cruise rates are starting from $849 per person;
Additional costs:
Taxes and Fees = $119.75 per person and Onboard Gratuities = $103.60pp.
Rates, special offers and availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment so contact us ASAP for reservations and more info.

 

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FYI About Carnival Cruise’s Early Saver Rates;

Things to Know

  • Deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • Early Saver has a price protection policy.
  • Changes made to the reservation may result in the assessment of cancellation penalties or service fees.
  • Guest may select the stateroom once the full required deposit amount is paid, (usually excludes most Reduced Deposit offers).
  • When re-pricing to a new promotion guest assumes all terms & conditions of the new promo & may forfeit any or all features associated with the original fare.

 

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Remember, it’s best to work with a Professional #Travel planner when you #Plan2Travel, preferably, one with a First/Last name that you can add to your ICE contacts list -> (In Case of Emergency).  If you have not already established a business relationship with a #TravelAgent you can trust and depend on to be available for you before, during and after your trip, please do contact us for #Travel planning and booking assistance.

TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises! ~ Tina Little-Coltrane: Owner/Travel Consultant

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” — Frank Herbert – #JustGo !!

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