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23
Sep

HAWAII HERE I COME!

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HAWAII HERE I COME!

I have long wanted to cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. This cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s, The Pride of America, seemed like the perfect answer. I’m actually sailing on the October 31, 2015 round trip from Honolulu and I thought I’d share it with you–maybe you’ll want to come along.  Fun is more fun when you share it and say “HAWAII HERE I COME!”

Why?  Well, for one thing, you can see more of Hawaii than you thought possible and get an enormous amount of knowledge about one of the most popular places in the world. How is that possible? It’s the only almost All Inclusive Hawaiian cruise to four islands in seven days year-round. You’ll be stopping at 5 different ports on 4 different islands. With NCL’S unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.
You’ll enjoy nearly 100 hours in port on your Hawaiian cruise! That’s more than double any other Hawaiian cruise line! That’s 7 days of almost all-inclusive pleasure (except for certain shore excursions and drinks other than tea, coffee and juice).

Capture the Aloha spirit at NCL’S luau show which was voted the “Best Luau Show in Hawaii” by Lonely Planet.

No Passport? No Problem! None required.  You’ll be in the good ole USA all the time.

Here’s a preview of your Hawaiian Vacation in Paradise!

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Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

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20
Sep

AN INVITATION for All-Inclusive Cruise To Hawaii OCT 31, 2015!

CRUISE AROUND THE HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS  

LIFE IS SHORT–GO FOR IT! With AN INVITATION for an All-Inclusive Cruise To Hawaii OCT 31, 2015!

WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS– CONSIDER BEING SPONTANEOUS!

Some of the best traveling I’ve done was at the last minute.  This cruise opportunity is available year round, but  I’ll be sailing on this amazing cruise around the Hawaiian Islands  There are still guaranteed balcony cabins available for $1,599 per person– Come join me!

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Only Norwegian lets you visit four islands in seven days, which means you’re on an island each and every day!  It is no wonder that they were voted Porthole Magazine’s “Best Hawaii Itinerary” for 10 years in a row! And since NCL is the only cruise line that homeports in Hawaii, offering convenient year-round Saturday departures, you can vacation on your schedule.  I’ll be sailing around Hawaii Oct 31, 2015. Why don’t you come along and join me.

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Be spontaneous–Go for it!    

Bon Voyage,  your Educated Gypsy Friend, 

Susan Rogers Travels

 

 

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15
Sep

SO DO YOU NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE OR NOT?

Hello excited travelers!  Many people expect that nothing could possibly happen to them as they travel.  But, some of us have learned that life  is unpredictable.  My job is to make you aware of the things you might not think of when you travel.

Because I have seen so many unexpected things happen during my travels, I have become very “risk averse”.  I personally have seen a person have to be air lifted off a ship 1/2 way to Cabo and be returned to San Diego by medical evacuation helicopter. My 1st thought when I heard what was happening was ” I hope that person has travel insurance to cover this.” You have to have the right insurance coverage to pay for that.  I’ve seen a person step off a tour bus and break her ankle.  She had to pay for emergency transport and hospital expense and re-schedule her flights to another country to get back home to see her own doctors and pay again.  I know a man who had a stroke while on a cruise and had to stay a week in a foreign hospital in Turkey and then be flown home on a special medical transport  (both very expensive.) I’ve seen a young lady break her leg when she slipped at Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.  She had to charge $1,500 unexpectedly on her charge card to get medical treatment at the hospital.  A friend slipped on the marble floors at a resort in Cancun and broke her hip.  I could keep going on and on.

I am not trying to alarm you, I merely want you to be protected from unexpected problems.  I always insure myself when I travel and always advise my clients to do the same.  If a plan you have at home currently will cover all the things listed, then you don’t need anything extra.  You can even get coverage up to a day before you travel but the quote is about much more than cancelling the cruise or tour.  When I send you a quote,  please read the coverage very carefully.  The choice is up to you.  If “Las Vegas” is your style, then so be it.  Just know before you go.  I’ve done my part by informing you.  “I wish I had” doesn’t pay for anything.
Bon Voyage, SusanLake Como

14
Apr

Friends of Gwinnett Citizen sail together on a Heart of Alaska Cruise Tour June 11 2016

LET’S GO TO ALASKA WITH FRIENDS OF GWINNETT CITIZEN NEWSPAPER!

Did you know that $100 deposit now could be the start of getting you there next June 11 2016!  Alaska is one of those TRIPS OF A LIFETIME!

You’ll never forget it. When you watch the video you’ll see why. Please forward to someone you love to have fun with Susan.
The community newspaper, The Gwinnett Citizen, invites you to join our Travel Group and go with us on a Heart of Alaska Cruise Tour!

Year after year, Princess Cruises is voted Best Cruise Line in Alaska, thanks to remarkable itineraries and exhilarating shore excursions. Alaska is AN ABSOLUTELY MUST VISIT PLACE!

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I’ve been there twice and I’m ready for a 3rd visit to see the Rest of the State. Alaska is huge and gorgeous. Do yourself a favor, if you’re going, let an Alaska enthusiast help you plan in advance so you can maximize your time and experience. If you love nature, be sure to do a cruise-tour and understand what you will be seeing. Don’t shortchange yourself by doing an inside passage only. Beautiful as it is, that is only a tiny sliver of Alaska.

 

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Alaska’s northern frontier has magnificent landscapes, majestic wildlife and a coastline that is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. Sail through the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, observe a great diversity of wildlife, and explore Alaska’s national parks from the perspective of spectacular cruise ships, rail service and Princess-owned wilderness lodges.

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8
Mar

A Little Wine Cruise History For You!

 

 

Ready for some Wine Cruise History?

Are you wondering where my new Wine Country Picture is? It’s a historic area of the Moselle River in Germany.

I love the story of the places I visit. The ruins of Landshut Castle loom over the old town of Bernkastel. The castle was built in the 9th century and burned in the 1600’s. Bernkastel is in a popular wine growing region on the Middle Moselle River. The town is a state-recognized health resort. Fittingly, Amawaterways includes free wine and spirits at lunch and dinner on their Rive Cruises to get you feeling good and in the mood for fun.

Another small town you’ll see on a Rhine River Cruise in the Rhine Gorge area is St. Goar. St. Goar of Aquitaine is the patron saint of vine growers and hotel keepers. He was a kind German monk who founded a hospice where he used wine to cure the sick. (You see, we’ve been right all along about wine!) Over the years, he became known for his prophecies and miracles and many legends gathered about him. After his death, his grave became a pilgrimage site and the nearby area was named Sankt Goar in his honor.

There are mountains which rise on either side of the Rhine and, the most famous landmark is the Loreley Rock opposite the town. Have you heard of the siren, Loreley? This area of the Rhine was tricky for ships to navigate and in ancient times the blame was put on a bad guy, the Siren, Loreley.

One of the charms of The Rhine River is that it’s dotted with so many interesting castle ruins. The area is beautiful and so full of German history that UNESCO made the valley a world heritage site In 2002. It is also known for its wines and our wine cruises focus on that with many wine tastings and winery visits. Oh, and did I mention free wine with lunch and dinner? Just saying.

And now you know some of the story of this beautiful place also. Why not join us and see for yourself?

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan Rogers Travels

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6
Mar

YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET!

What do you think your most valuable asset is? Your money? Your car? Computer? Jewelry? Not by a long shot! Most people automatically think of possessions when that question comes up. But the true reality is– it’s your time!

Your time is the one thing of value that you absolutely cannot get more of. You can earn more money, get another car, computer, jewelry, etc—but there is no additional time you can acquire in your life. Therefore it is your most valuable asset.

You can, however, use it more wisely. If you are going to allocate your precious time to any endeavor–make it quality and don’t waste it. We all have our gifts. Do what you’re good at and let some other qualified person help with the rest.

My gift happens to be planning travel. I started many years ago and I’ve gotten consistently wiser and better at it as time went by. I know how to interpret a travel offering and separate the reality from the hype. I know how to judge the lay out of a resort and pretty much tell you how your experience will be. I can look at the itinerary of a cruise or tour and and explain what’s going to happen. In other words, I turned my time of researching all these years into a talent for getting you
that picture in your mind. I actually turn travel dreams into reality in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it on your own. Unless you’ve got years of experience, which includes personal trials and errors, you still can’t be sure of what you’re researching. Do you really want to gamble your MONEY and YOUR PRECIOUS TIME on a less than quality experience?

 

You get personal attention and one-on-one consultation with me. I honestly care what kind of experience you have, and I endeavor to point you in the right direction. I plan every adventure for you just as if I’m the one going. You can’t get that online or from any call center I know of.
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On that note, one of my favorite comments is “DON’T WAIT – DO IT NOW!
If you want to save your precious time and and get that quality experience you’re dreaming of, contact me for a consultation. It will be all about you.

Susan Rogers 770-560-2411 SusanRogersTravels.com

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1
Mar

Can you relate? Wouldn’t you rather take some great trips instead?

Life is unpredictable–eat dessert first! How many time have you heard that? Well, it really is unpredictable. I never would have dreamed that I’d fall flat on my knees and face just walking to supper at the mall. How embarrassing. But the worst part was that It trashed my knees and in just a few years I was having my 1st knee replaced. I was perfectly healthy before that.

I’m still healthy. But I’ve also had a 2nd knee and one hip replaced so far. I was Medicare eligible for all surgeries. My 1st one cost me $7,000 out- of-pocket because no insurance agent I’d had since turning 65 even told me that I could have insurance that would eliminate my out-of pocket expenses. If I had stuck with them, I’d now be $21,000 out-of-pocket. I learned the hard way that you can’t always depend on sales people to tell you all your options.

That’s why Mark and I decided to go to a Health and Life Insurance
Classes and find out for ourselves what the “rest of the story was”.
Because we know how it feels to only get 1/2 of the info you need to make a good decision about Medicare Insurance, we pledge to keep you informed fully and have your best interest at heart. We are Seniors ourselves and we use the plans we sell so we speak from experience. As independent agents, we can give unbiased answers to your questions about senior insurance, and we will help you protect your hard earned assets.

As I said, Wouldn’t you rather take some great trips instead? I sure would.

Susan

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1
Mar

Let’s Hear It for New Orleans and the Mississippi River! Get Your Groove On!

Did I tell you that I grew up in small town Ponchatoula, La? I can’t imagine a more idyllic childhood. I was totally insulated from the rest of the world. I’m still friends with people I met in the 1st. grade. My grandfather took me to my 1st Mardi Gras when I was about 10 years old. It was more a family festival back then. After that, New Orleans was a favorite city to me.

I even studied Pharmacy there at Loyola University. I lived on St. Charles Ave and rode the trolly to school and to Canal Street to visit the French Quarter. I met Charlie Walgreen Sr and Jr while working at Walgreen Drugstores in Chicago where I moved to after I graduated from Loyola. That was the coldest I ever was in my life except for the last few days in Buford, Ga. Time sure flies by.

I’ve been to several French Quarter Festivals through the years. They are a lot milder than Mardi Gras festivals. The locals put on a grand show all along the River Walk of the French Quarter. Lots of good food will be there along with great music and just plain good fun. “The event will take place April 9th-April 12th, 2015 and employ over 1,600 world class, local musicians. French Quarter Festival is the largest showcase of Louisiana music, anywhere.”

I just got this info from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bueau and thought I’d share it with you.

Break out the party hats. Clink your glasses in celebration. 2015 marks the 32nd anniversary of the French Quarter Festival.

Back in 1984, this music event began as a small, neighborhood festival that organizers hoped would lure local residents back to the French Quarter. Today, it has grown to host more than half a million locals and out-of-town visitors.

There’s much to love about this longtime festival favorite, like its 23 stages and 400-plus hours of live entertainment. But a large part of its popularity is due to its price tag—it’s absolutely free to hear all of that outstanding music! It is known as the South’s largest free music festival.

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21
Feb

Did you get the news? TripAdvisor listed top beaches in the world!

Trip AdvisorJust listed the “Top 25 Best Beaches in the World for 2015”.

Guess what No 2 is according to tripadvisor?

And the answer is…(drum roll please)…

Grace Bay: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

 

AND GUESS WHAT FABULOUS ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT IS THERE?

  • The one on a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters?

  • The one voted World’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand?

  • The one voted Caribbean’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort?

  • The one with 12 restaurants, 13 bars and 3 swim-up bars?

  • The one with 5 pools, 3 kiddie pools, and 3 whirlpools?

  • The one with a 45,000 sq ft waterpark and surf simulator, scuba diving, and water sports?

  • The one with kids club, Sesame Street Characters, and Xbox Game Garage?

  • The one with Butler Service in Top-Tier Suites, Sopadillo’s Adults only restaurant and Red Lane Spa (optional)?

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16
Jan

Wine Travel for Anyone: Wine Cruises

2015 WINE CRUISES

How about fabulous FOOD and WINE on a European River Cruise with AMAWATERWAYS? Sail 5 separate rivers on 6 different dates with land option extensions before and after each cruise. Wine, Wine Everywhere! Every day with Lunch and Dinner, at historic wineries & vineyards with acclaimed wine experts, Inspired wine & food pairings, Private wine cellar tours, Select premium wine tastings from celebrated European and North American wineries. These cruises are all about food and wine. IF FOOD AND WINE ARE YOUR THING, THEN THESE ARE YOUR CRUISES!!

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11
Jan

Singles Cruise Vacations – Special Savings

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, ART, CULTURE, & BRILLIANT LANDSCAPES?

Allow yourself to enjoy the pleasure of travelling alone and see something you’ve always wanted to, with the help of Susan Rogers Travels  ̶  together with our friendly and personable singles cruise guides, our agency ensures you have a memorable holiday.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

Singles Cruise Vacations

Susan Rogers Travels travelers are always fun, friendly and outgoing single or non-single who want to enjoy the company of other same minded individuals, while exploring the beauty that a place can offer.

You don’t have to wait for family or friends to travel the world!

You don’t have to be single to solo travel or on singles cruises! Just have an open mind and you will enjoy the company of others and the adventure of travelling for new discoveries.

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10
Jan

European River Cruises Of Jewish Heritage

European River Cruises in 2015

Come learn about the Jewish Heritage Cruises on an European River Cruises. Need to surprise your loved one’s with an amazing gift? Have an interest in Jewish Heritage? Check out these two  Heritage Cruises, The Romantic Danube and The Enchanting Rhine. Come Celebrate and learn about an amazing heritage this year!

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

 

Susan

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9
Jan

Celebrate the New Year with Our Exciting NEW All Inclusive Cruises

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!   IF YOU DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THE USA THEN HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO

Celebrate the New Year with Our Exciting, Limited Time Offer!

SAVE 30% per Stateroom or NO Single Supplement
Select 2015 American Queen & American Empress departures only
 

American Rivers  Are  Beautiful and Interesting!  I can tell you from experience that I have sailed on The American Queen Steamship and she is exquisite and transports you back 100 years.  The food is gourmet and wine and beer flow freely.

 My next sailing will be on the American Empress along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington just like Lewis and Clark sailed over 200 years ago.  Here’s a history lesson in case you’ve forgotten.  WHAT AN ADVENTURE THESE JOURNEYS COULD BE FOR YOU!

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

30
Dec

RIVER CRUISING: A BETTER WAY TO EXPLORE

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28
Dec

AmaWaterways: AmaVoyages, Daily Adventures, River Cruise Differences

Set ownAmber light casts its net as the foliage begins to morph into striking shades of red and orange. There is something very magical about experiencing the beauty of Europe during the fall. Maybe it’s because the air is refreshingly crisp after months of warm weather. Maybe it’s because the crowds of summer tourists have left and locals begin to prepare for the holidays ahead. Or maybe it’s because the stunning colors and smells of the season seem to amplify the radiance of everything around you.

Whatever it is, Europe’s grand capitals and historic landmarks are even more breathtaking during this time of year. And seeing cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest transform into an autumn paradise is that much better aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise.

Book a Fall Cruise Soon for Special deals!

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9
Dec

Big Savings for Singles Cruises: Single Travelers Can Sail at No Extra Cost On Select Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR
HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, ART,
CULTURE, & BRILLANT LANDSCAPES? 

SUSAN ROGERS LISTENS TO YOU &
HELPS YOU SELECT THE BEST
MOST LUXURIOUS,
HIGH QUALITY
ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISES!

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SINGLE CRUISERS AT UNIWORLD ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISES

Do you enjoy quality of Service?

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi on our singles cruise; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

Who will enjoy this cruise?

Students of history will be fascinated by the D-Day memorial sites and the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Artists will delight in Monet’s Giverny and Van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise. And all Francophiles will embrace the indelible, ineffable magic of Paris.

For more information contact Susan Rogers Today at (770) 560-2411

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8
Dec

Discover Europe on a Themed River Cruise from AmaWaterways

Unique Ways to See Europe

Themed River Cruise from AmaWaterways

Want to look like a hero to your special ones? Help them discover Europe for it’s not just where you go–it’s how you get there! The experience is more than the place you go to it’s the way you get there. It’s like a delicious multi-layered cake. You can savor one layer at a time by discovering a Theme Cruise. Now is the time to consider these great cruises for 2015 from AmaWaterways.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

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6
Dec

Brand New for 2015 – Beer Tasting Cruises

Experience Beer Tasting Cruises

I guess I never knew how popular beer was these days; turns out that AmaWaterways has hit a very popular subject with their themed cruises–BEER.  I’ve always liked beer with pizza or good Cajun food.  But you know how good sausages taste with it also.

So far in 2015 there will be 2 beer themed cruises and they are selling out fast. Take a look at these 2 options and grab a cabin before they’re gone.  Let the good times roll!

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

 

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5
Dec

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises to Italy or France

Italy and France are two extremely interesting countries. There is so much history and beauty in them that only visiting them and seeing for yourself can do them justice. Uniworld River Cruises are truly All-Inclusive! One of the nicest things is that you only have to unpack once. You get to relax, have a glass of wine, eat gourmet food and let the ship move you from one lovely town to another. I have been to both countries and I can whole heartedly recommend them.

IF YOU ARE A LOVER OF HISTORY AND ART as well as FOOD AND WINE–
THESE RIVER  CRUISES ARE FOR YOU!  

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4
Dec

New Ways of Stealing and How to Protect Yourself

Learn about the new ways of stealing and how to protect yourself from it.

I am always telling clients how to protect themselves when they travel overseas, but this bit of advise from folks right here at home is definitely worth knowing.  Read and heed to save yourself much grief.  Being aware of what goes on around us is our best protection.

Please read and view three scenes below. Be sure to read Scene 3, quite interesting! This is a new one. People sure stay busy
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1
Nov

Come Celebrate 10 Years of Sesame Street with Us!

 

Let’s Celebrate!

Beaches® Resorts is celebrating ten years of ‘sunny days’ in partnership with Sesame Workshop. Committed to providing families with the ultimate Caribbean Luxury Included® Vacation, Beaches Resorts has kicked-off a yearlong celebration with new and exciting activities to its exclusive Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®.

Come get a great deal on Caribbean adventure and celebrate with Sesame Street. Allow your kids to have the time of their life with their favorite characters from Sesame Street. Kids will enjoy exciting programs including Street Carnival Celebration Parade, Stage Show, Pop-Up Adventure Play Activity. Let your kids have a blast while learning scientific process with the Super Science Fair with Super Grover, Bird Watching with Big Bird, Story Time with Elmo, From Trash To Treasure with Oscar the Grouch, Discover Treasures with Abby Cadabby, Rock ‘N Roll Dance Party with Elmo & Friends, Surprise Tea Time with Abby Cadabby & Elmo, Make Number Magic with The Count.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan
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20
Oct

Susan Rogers & Holland America Line presents “ON LINE ALASKA”

ALASKA WEB EVENT 

Save the Date

Date: Sunday, October 26     Time: 4pm EST

Please join us (from the comfort of your own home) for an inspiring, fun, and informative presentation about one of the world’s great cruise and travel destinations in Alaska & the Yukon! Read more

20
Oct

Cruise the Seine River on the Scenic “Gem” for a 5 Star Experience

LAST CALL!

April Fly Free Offers and Special Discounts

This offer expires this Saturday Jan 31,2015. Hurry and SAVE NOW!

April Fly Free
&
$500 per couple savings on ANY
2015 France River Cruise

With Five-Star; All-Inclusive Luxury River Cruising don’t miss out on all the saving. Limited time offer. Hurry today!

Some things just need to be on your bucket list and a cruise along the Seine River is one of them.

I have sailed from Paris to the beaches of Normandy myself. It was a wonderful adventure. I totally understand why France is so popular. I would do it again. I was awe struck when we rounded a bend at midnight on our return to Paris and there in full splendor was the Eiffel Tower lit up in all it’s glory. I tell you it was a sight to behold. This whole itinerary is packed from start to finish with wonderful sights. Did I mention that my ancestors were from Southern France?  My visit to our ancestral home down Mollere Road is a whole new story.

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1
Oct

See the Best Cruises for History Lovers

Cruises get you to top historic attractions around the world, often with the bonus of historians on board offering their expert insight. For more hands-on learning, book guided shore excursions to see the sights, or plan ahead and explore on your own.

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23
Sep

Explore the Beauty of Fall in Puget Sound: Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruises

 

The Puget Sound and San Juan Islands form the most majestic and intriguing cruising grounds in the world. Experience the magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural charm found throughout the region. The fall foliage cruises focus on the stunning settings that autumn bestows upon the region. The food and wine cruise allows passengers the unique experience of enjoying delicious local wines and cuisines as we cruise this spectacular region. Learn more…

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17
Sep

You’re Invited for a Virtual Visit to the Caribbean – Free Webinar

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Don’t Miss This Special Virtual Adventure to Caribbean!

 

Feel like being tucked away amongst majestic palm groves?

How about walking on an endless stretch of powdery sand?

Or even swaying in a hammock beneath the shade of a coconut palm?

Join us! Thursday September 18, 2014
7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT, 5:00pm MT, 4:00pm PT RSVP: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/177168038

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner, Susan

 

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11
Sep

YOU’RE INVITED TO Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia

YOU’RE INVITED TO  Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia with the experts: Paul Gauguin Cruises!

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Breathtaking scenery, a balmy climate, and an exotic culture make French Polynesia one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations. And only one luxury cruise ship is your best choice for exploring this idyllic region: the m/s Paul Gauguin. Voted the “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards, Paul Gauguin Cruises is the destination expert to Tahiti and French Polynesia.
Cruise expert Carol Parsons tells you how you can experience the best of Tahiti & the Society Islands in just one week, during a LIVE WEBINAR that also covers:
•Our exceptional all-inclusive value—INCLUDING ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE from Los Angeles!
•Highlights of our private retreats: our private beach off the coast of Bora Bora and private islet off the coast of Taha’a
•Deluxe amenities, including the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm and our onboard watersports marina
•Shore excursions by land and sea
•Pre- and post-cruise hotel stays
This LIVE WEBINAR is on Thursday, September 11 at:
7pm Eastern
6pm Central
5pm Mountain
4pm Pacific
Here is a link to the registration page for this event.
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji, and the South Pacific, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury.
Your Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan
Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia

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31
Aug

National Parks: Do you remember your 1st “REAL” vacation …

 

— The one where you went somewhere else besides home to see Mom?

 

My 1st REAL vacation was with my sister, Bert.  

We visited the Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and the Rocky Mountains,all were remarkable National Parks.
After that, I was hooked on the Western USA. And I still am!

I made a vow … then to visit all the National Parks before I die.

I still have a few to check off, but I continue to plan a visit every time I get close to one. There are 3 on this list that I need to get to.

Planning is all part of the fun.  
I can help when you start making your plans.  I encourage you to start doing that today.

“It will bring your family closer together and instill a love of travel in your kids.”

You’ll be sharing memories for the rest of your lives.

 

You’ll come home singing “Round, Round, Round, Round–I get Around” just like I do.

Check out the 10 best national park drives (Of course this is a matter of opinion.)

 

Bon Voyage,  Susan Rogers

Let me help you plan your picture perfect vacation!
Call me at (770) 560-2411 and send me an email today!

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25
Aug

TUES AUG 26th 7pm – YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS! WE’RE GOING TO ALASKA NEXT YEAR!

Mark and I had a great time Friday night at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest, Ga. We could really feel the warmth and friendship between the people there. A Sunday School class there wants to take a bucket list trip to Alaska next June 2015.


I’m going to help them get this group together, and YOU’RE INVITED TO GO WITH US! Alaska is in the top 5 places most people want to visit, and rightly so. It is gorgeous, massive in scope, and so much to see and do.

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12
Aug

$1000 AIR CREDIT with Sandals Resort

BOOK BY Today, For $1000 AIR CREDIT.

  • Island Routes Tour Credits
  • Spa Credits
  • Fireman Credits
  • Military Credits
  • Other Credits at Sandals Resorts


Certain restrictions apply. Contact me for details on resorts and dates.

Your Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan 770-560-2411

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED $1000 AIR CREDIT

when you book one of these resorts TODAY: 

 Get the same credit even if you buy air separately

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31
Jul

Experience Puget Sound’s Natural Beauty on a Small Ship Cruise

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Fall 2014 is the perfect time to explore the Pacific Northwest. This region is renowned for its diverse natural splendor and is considered to be some of the best cruising grounds in the United States. Join American Cruise Lines as we explore the majestic beauty of the region on an eight day Puget Sound and San Juan Islands cruise. Experience the area’s unique culture on several fascinating guided tours and enjoy stunning views from the comfort of the American Spirit.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

 

Susan

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24
Jul

All Inclusive Hawaii Cruise — No Passport? No Problem!

No Passport?  No Problem!

If an All Inclusive Hawaii Cruise is on your Wish List, come along with us and see more of Hawaii than you thought possible.
How about 5 different ports on 4 different islands?
How about nearly 100 hours in port on your Hawaiian cruise?
That’s more than double any other Hawaiian cruise line.
That’s 7 days of almost all-inclusive pleasure (except for  certain shore excursions and drinks other than tea, coffee and juice.)
Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

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22
Jul

Airlines Change the Carry on Rules

We all know that TSA lines can have very unpleasant surprises such as confiscating belongings, loosing luggage, and pat-down searches. They can even be as unpleasant as changing carry-on weight limits without a warning.  That is why it is important to check the TSA rules and standards before you embark on your travels.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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21
Jul

No Single Supplement – August 2014 USA River Cruises

American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company

2014 Summer Savings

 

50% OFF August River Cruises*
PLUS No Single Supplement

 

The American Queen
Limited Availability – Call Today!

Embrace the genteel pace of life on the river as you set off on a lavish, seasonal journey through vibrant towns brimming with character. beautiful scenery, friendly people, cherished sites and local cultures all add up to an extraordinary holiday with endless possibilities.

 

SAVE 50%*

PLUS No Single Supplement

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20
Jul

GO EAST YOUNG MAN (Or WOMAN)! VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA BECKON YOU

Create New Memories in Vietnam, Cambodia, & the Riches of the Mekong

I’m amazed at the number of people who find Vietnam and Cambodia beautiful and intriguing and are eager to go back to find a memory or to leave one.

Everyone who goes seems to come home changed in some way.

Perhaps you are such a person.  For that reason, I am making you aware of this splendid opportunity to visit these countries in elegant all- inclusive comfort.  For the adventurous spirit seeking an enriching cultural experience and a high-end river cruise, AmaWaterways’ Mekong itinerary is a fantastic vacation. We operate the best ship on the Mekong and our shore excursions and land program are second to none.  You might want to take advantage of this special pricing.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

 

 

I’m often asked about the weather. It is a warm area of the world, so think summer and dress accordingly. It seems that the rainy season is usually mid Aug to mid Nov and dry season is Dec through March. Friends who have been said it was an amazing trip.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

 

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10
Jul

Discover the Great Rivers of Florida with American Cruise Lines

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Discover the Great Rivers of Florida

Discover the pristine natural beauty of Northern Florida on an eight day Great Rivers of Florida Cruise. Spend your days sailing the serene waters of the St.John’s River aboard the American Glory, marveling at the gorgeous creeks, lagoons and lakes that stem from this unique river. The St.John’s River the longest river in Florida and one of only three rivers in the nation that flows North. It is celebrated nationwide for it’s rich history and wildlife, and has been distinguished as one of America’s fourteen Heritage Rivers. This is truly a one-of-a-kind journey and should not be missed!

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8
Jul

Attend a Virtual Weddingmoons Party in JULY!

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Having trouble figuring out where to have your Wedding and your Honeymoon.  Virtual Weddingmoons may be the thing you are looking for.

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6
Jul

Sun-Sational Summer Savings on Island Route Tours Vacation

Book by August 5th

Don’t miss these Island Route Tour Vacations $315 credits. It’s like getting your deposit back.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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6
Jul

Make the World Go Away, Rollin’ on the RIVER! Bourbon and Bluegrass River Cruise

Are you weary of your hustle bustle world?

Leave your stress at home.  Reconnect with your spouse or best friend.  

Bring a good book and find a rocker on the front porch, or a plush chair in the lounge and relax to your hearts content.  Think outside the box–consider a river cruise in August!  

If you’re a history lover like me, you’ll appreciate knowing about another opportunity for great value on a river cruise in the USA.  A short flight from home will place you in luxury, relaxation and entertainment.  Oh, and did I mention gourmet food with wine at dinner?  

This is a great value–don’t pass it up!  

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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6
Jul

See the USA with Small Ship Cruising! Autumn Colors on the Hudson River!

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! LEARN ABOUT USA SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES!
AS NANCY BLOUNT SAYS “GO WHERE THE BIG SHIPS CANNOT!”

With fewer than 90 passengers, you will have the chance to make new friends who share your interest in the outdoors.

You’ll have stimulating conversations and see gorgeous north eastern forests ablaze with colors of fall. I have sailed from New York harbor on numerous occasions. I never get tired of the thrill of seeing the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of the city as we glide by. I have long wanted to cruise the Hudson River from NYC up into Canada to Montreal and Quebec.

How about you? Would you like to come along?

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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27
Jun

Ah! The Good Life: Extraordinary Experiences in Paradise!

AH, THE GOOD LIFE!

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK! YOU READ HOW THEY TRAVEL AND SEE THOSE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES THEY TAKE. WELL, THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!

Believe me when I say that you too can VACATION LIKE A MILLIONAIRE in paradise and it only takes $400 to secure your suite on your new exclusive vacation. It couldn’t get any easier, especially when you have Susan Rogers to advise you. What are you waiting for?

Extraordinary Experiences

Imagine yourself swimming to their room, having an infinity plunge pool in the sky or a soaking tub in a balcony, all with breathtaking ocean views. These are only some of the unique ways to make their romantic dreams a reality with the most extravagant collection of suites at the Italian Village.

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Who said they had to be a millionaire to vacation like one?

Luxury is an expectation that is impressively fulfilled at Sandal LaSource Grenada. It’s found in every detail of every accommodation with furnishings custom designed for each space and materials and fixtures imported from around the world.

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“Sensational La Source…!!!”

Reviewed January 2014
“…Sandals La Source went beyond my expectations in every way! I was blown away with their service, food, accommodations and entertainment! (The fabulous drinks were just a bonus!) LOL Keon was an excellent bartender!

Let’s recap, my room was awesome with a breathtaking view! All the restaurant’s were a delectable delight! The staff were the best! The entertainment was superb! What more can you ask for?!?! “Thanks Grenada La Source for a trip of a lifetime! I will never forget it!”

Billie A, Vancouver, Canada

 

“Unmistakably the Best”

Reviewed January 2014
“…My Husband and I arrived on Jan. 15th. From the moment we walked into the resort we were absolutely blown away by how beautiful it is. Everyone we came in contact with at the resort was so friendly. We were met with Champagne, a warm towel and smiling faces. The staff is outstanding and goes out of their way to ensure that their guests have everything they need. The food is unquestionably the best I’ve had at Sandals.

Just a word to all the staff, be encouraged, you are doing a wonderful job. Your property is intimate and warm. You are a jewel that is truly shining in the heart of the Caribbean!…”

Kathyd7560, Toms River, New Jersey

 

To book your luxury vacation email us or call Susan at (770) 560-2411!

25
Jun

New Holiday Specials up to 50% Off on FABULOUS RIVERBOAT VACATION

“It’s not exactly Christmas in July–but close. Here are many new Holiday cruises right here in the USA to consider. A lot of folks don’t want to be home for the Holidays for various reasons. If that’s you, take a look at these possibilities for fun and delicious food at a great value.” – Susan



American Queen Steamboat Company

2014 Special Holiday Offers
SAVE up to 50%**

 

The American Empress


Enjoy cruising through beautiful scenery and visiting picturesque towns that mark that trail of Lewis & Clark with our included tours. For an even more immersive experience, try our Premium Shore Excursions available for an additional charge: Visit Multnomah Falls where snowmelt streams plunge over 600 feet in two tiered cascades down a sheer cliff face. Experience the raw power of nature in the collapsed volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens. The celebrated Walla Walla Wine Trail in the “Napa of the North” offers the tastes of Canoe Ridge, Cayuse, Leonetti and Five Star Cellars, among others.

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Portland to Clarkston | 9-day

October 4, 2014

October 18, 2014

November 1, 2014

SAVE 50%**

 

Clarkston to Portland | 9-day

October 11, 2014

October 25, 2014

November 8, 2014

SAVE 50%**

View Offer Details

 

 

 

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The American Queen


Embrace the genteel pace of life on the river as you set off on a lavish, seasonal journey through vibrant towns brimming with character. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, cherished sites and local cultures all add up to an extraordinary holiday with endless possibilities.


st-Louis-to-Louisville

St. Louis to Louisville

October 10, 2014

Fall Colors

SAVE $800*

Nashville-to-Chattanooga

Nashville to Chattanooga

October 24, 2014

Country Music Cruise

SAVE $800*

New-Orleans-to-Memphis

New Orleans to Memphis

November 14, 2014

Music of the 60s

SAVE $800*

 

November 28, 2014

Old-Fashioned Holidays

SAVE 50%**

Roundtrip-New-Orleans

Roundtrip New Orleans

December 12, 2014

Old-Fashioned Holidays

SAVE $800*

 

December 19, 2014

Old-Fashioned Holidays

SAVE 50%**

 

December 26, 2014

New Year’s Celebration

SAVE 50%**

Louisville-to-Nashville

Louisville to Nashville

October 17, 2014

Riverboat Rally

SAVE $800*

Chattanooga-to-Memphis

Chattanooga to Memphis

October 31, 2014

Civil War

SAVE $800*

Memphis-to-NewOrleans

Memphis to New Orleans

November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Festival

SAVE 50%**

 

December 5, 2014

Elvis

SAVE 50%**

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Post-Voyage City Stays

Our 3-day, 2-night post-voyage city stay pakages afford you the apportunity to delve deeper into your port of debarkation where you’ll enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations and incredible inclusion at a remarkable value

 

Spokane, Washington – Naturally NicePortland, Oregon – The Rose City Nashville, Tennessee – Music City USAMemphis, Tennessee – American Music New Orleans, Louisiana – The Big Easy

 

2014 Special Holiday Offers
SAVE up to 50%**


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The American Queen Steamboat Company and The National Trust for Historic Preservation are partners in supporting historic preservation. We will donate $100,000 to the National Trust’s Campaign to Save America’s National Treasures on behalf of guests sailing on the American Queen or the American Empress. Our guests will have the opportunity to visit and learn about several of these sites during many of our cruises. The American Queen and American Empress are the only vessel members of Historic Hotels of America.

* Save $800 per state room ($400 per person) on the following 2014 American Queen voyages: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 12/05 and 12/12. **Save 50% per state room on these American Queen voyage dates: 11/21, 11/28, 12/19, 12/26; and on these American Empress voyage dates: 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08. Offers expire December 23, 2014 and are valid on new, paid-in-full bookings only. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offers are based on cab in availability and only while inventory lasts. Promotional fares are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include taxes, port charges, insurance, gratuities, land transportation or air fare. Additional terms and conditions may apply – call for details.

Contact Susan Today to Learn More at 770-560-2411.

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American Queen Steamboat Company
40 South Main Street, 21st Floor, Memphis TN 38103

17
Jun

YOU ASKED FOR IT– Beaches Resorts- BFF Girls Getaway – 2015 Dates!

2014 & 2015 BFF Girls Getaways Dates!

April 23-27, 2015 &

September 24-18, 2015

We are happy to announce that we have 2015 dates for this fantastic experience! Whether single, married, or simply looking to get away with the girls, the B.F.F Girls Getaway Weekend (Best Friends Forever Girls Getaway) will be sure to deliver fun, sun and the ultimate girls bonding experience!

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Are you stressed out and need a break?

Don’t even have time to plan or research where to go?

I’ll wipe that stress away and send you to paradise!

I visited Beaches Turks and Caicos this year myself. I got to see first hand what a great resort it is. When I visit resorts, I pay attention to details. That’s how I can promise “That picture you’re seeing in your mind’s eye is what you’ll see when you get there”. The Gorgeous wrap around beach is ready for your toes.

Love ocean front rooms? I do, and I can make sure you get that luxury all-inclusive vacation you deserve. You can even have a butler if you like.

Call your friends and then call me! You’ll be glad you did.


Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

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  • You can go on a 4-night best friends vacation in paradise Beaches Friends Forever Girls Getaway

You can discover why so many people are raving about the Beaches Best Friends Forever Getaway. Sometimes a girl just needs to…get away. What better way to do this than with a trip to Beaches Resorts with your best friends? Book your vacation to Beaches Turks & Caicos for them to enjoy exclusive activities and luxurious gifts including a Jewelry & Wine Soiree, Private Catamaran Cruise, $200 Red Lane® Spa credit, and so much more! > More Details

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16
Jun

YOU’RE INVITED TO Oceania Cruises Virtual Travel Event

Oceania Cruises: defining luxury travel

 

Looking for a Luxury All-Inclusive Vacation?

 

Take time to discover affordable luxury with Oceania Cruises.

Don’t get crammed in a shuffle–think outside the box– and Travel like a V I P!  

Consider these fabulous Cruise Opportunities–Your World Your Way!  

I have toured and dined on these ships.

You’ll be in for a treat and come home saying WOW!

Bon Voyage,

Susan

 

ATTENTION 1st TIME OCEANIA CRUISE CLIENTS!! 

By attending today’s event you will have access to exclusive savings on 2014 and 2015 cruises. Click below and explore Your World. Your Way.

 

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For more information, please email or call 770-560-2411 and speak to Susan directly.
  

6
Jun

See the USA! Embark on a fantastic American River Cruise! No Passport Required

 

Ever wonder what life might have been like on a historic “show boat” paddle wheeler plying one of America’s scenic rivers? Here is your chance to step back 100 years. 

Having sailed myself on the Mississippi, I can tell you it is a fine experience. Treat yourself and a loved one. – Susan

American Queen Steamboat Company

 

2014 River Cruise Specials
Right Here is the Good Ole USA!
SAVE 50% Per State Room*

Select August – December Voyages


The American Queen
Discover America’s Hidden Treasures 
Embrace the genteel pace of life on the river as you set off on a lavish, seasonal journey through vibrant towns brimming with character. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, cherished sites and local cultures all add up to an extraordinary experience with endless possibilities.

Beautiful scenery, friendly people, cherished sites and local cultures all
add up to an extraordinary summer American river Cruise experience with endless possibilities.  
Pull up a rocker on the front porch or take a swim in the pool.

2014 River Cruises

SAVE 50%*

 

August 1, 2014

August 29, 2014

November 21, 2014

November 28, 2014

December 19, 2014

December 26, 2014


The American Empress
Visit Multnomah Falls where snowmelt streams plunge over 600 feet in two tiered cascades down a sheer cliff face. Experience the raw power of nature in the collapsed volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens. The celebrated Walla Walla Wine Trail in the “Napa of the North” offers the tastes of Canoe Ridge, Cayuse, Leonetti and Five Star Cellars, among others.

SAVE 50%*

Portland to Clarkston

August 23, 2014

October 4, 2014

October 18, 2014

November 1, 2014

 

SAVE 50%*

Clarkston to Portland

August 16, 2014

August 30, 2014

October 11, 2014

October 25, 2014

November 8, 2014

 
2014 River Cruises

SAVE 50% – Learn More About the Details

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John James Audubon Park - Henderson, KY
Memphis Cruises

Take some time to explore Memphis before embarking on your journey through the historic sites of America’s Heartland. Relive scenes out of the battle and siege of New Madrid. Learn the history and art of quilting in Paducah. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Henderson, hometown of famed naturalist John James Audubon, as you make your way to one of the nation’s top bird watching locations, picturesque John James Audubon State Park.

SAVE 50% – Learn About Details

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Visit Cincinnati
Experience an amazing summertime journey that begins and ends in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit the home of the Louisville Slugger and Churchill Downs in the spirited town of Louisville. Sample handcrafted, traditional wines at the Thomas Family Winery in Madison and enjoy a short tour of The Lanier Mansion, a Greek revival style abode built in 1844 and often referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Madison’s historic district.”

SAVE 50% – Learn About Details

2014 River Cruises
New Orleans to Memphis
Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere – in silent Civil War cemetaries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbeque, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

SAVE 50% – Learn About Details

 
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Popular Inclusions
  • Included Shore Excursions in every port of call
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history and culture expert
  • Acclaimed cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients
  • Nightly award-winning entertainment featuring rousing musical revues, high-energy cabaret and exclusive performances
  • Complimentary bicycles and helmets (subject to availability)
 
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2014 River Cruise Specials

 

SAVE 50% Per State Room*
*Offer valid on U.S. and Canada resident bookings only. Save 50% per stateroom on these American Queen voyage dates: 8/01, 8/22, 8/29, 9/05, 11/21, 11/28, 12/19 and 12/26; and on these American Empress voyage dates: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25.  Offer expires August 31, 2014 and is valid on new, paid-in-full bookings only. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Promotional fares are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include taxes, port charges, insurance, gratuities, land transportation or airfare. Additional terms and conditions may apply – call for details.

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Please Share This With All Your Family and Friends!!

 

Call Susan Rogers
Your Educated Gypsy Friend
For More Details At 770-560-2411


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21
May

Solo Travelers Rejoice | Single Supplement Waived on Select River Cruises

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Love Christmas?  Give yourself a gift that is perfect for a solo traveler. Think outside the box. Imagine visiting these beautiful European Christmas Markets as you sail in luxury from one quaint town to another on an elegant small ship river cruise!   I can’t even begin to tell you how special it feels.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

The heart of Europe is transformed into a magical winter wonderland during the holidays. The best way to see extravagantly decorated European cities, snow-capped villages glittering along historic riverbanks, and renowned Christmas Markets is on a luxurious AmaWaterways river cruise. Let us take care of all of your accommodations, dining, and other needs so that you are left free to experience the spirit of the holidays like never before. We even serve traditional holiday feasts on board!

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12
May

Holland America Cruise Line Lanai Staterooms – Limited Time Special Pricing

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 Lanai Staterooms on the Holland America Cruise

“There can be a  price DIFFERENCE of as little as $300 to as much as $1,000  between the CATEGORY OF CABINS.  It all depends on the sailing dates and cabin availability.” 

Exactly what are they? I see them as a hybrid choice. Not a PRIVATE BALCONY but much more value that an Ocean View cabin(see below) and a little less than a Verandah Suite (see below). Realizing that you get what you pay for,a Lanai stateroom will be Approximately 181–256 sq. ft and will be on the Lower Promenade Deck and Sliding glass doors will lead out onto the walk-around. There can be pricing from as little as $300 to as much as $1,000 difference between the categories. It all depends on the sailing dates and cabin availability.

Susan Rogers Travels specializes in luxury all-inclusive vacations in small to medium sized ships. This includes elegant river cruises in Europe, Africa, Asia or the USA. This also includes ocean going ships of the luxury type. Holland America Line is not considered the highest of luxury, but they are mighty fine ships and I have sailed on them many times myself.

Lanai Staterooms

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:

  • Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

 

COMPARE THIS TO VERANDAH SUITES: Now called Vista Suites:

Vista Suites: (Verandah Suite) available in many categories.

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

Stateroom amenities include:

  • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

OCEAN VIEW STATEROOMS:

Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms

(You have a choice of Full Ocean-view, Partial Sea-view , Porthole view or Obstructed view)
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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown serviceIf you’re stressed out and out of time trying to sort it all out, cruise email us or call Susan at (770) 560-2411! You’ll get personal attention and excellent advice from an experienced traveler.

    Bon Voyage,

    Susan Rogers

8
May

American Queen Steamboat Company: 2 for 1 Summer deal

American Queen Steamboat Company 2014:June River Cruises

Special 2-for-1 fares* for residents in your area!

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Discover America’s Hidden Treasures
Right in Your Own Backyard
Ports of call may include: New Madrid, Paducah, Henderson, Louisville,
Madison, Maysville, Huntington, Augusta, Point Pleasant,
Marietta and Wheeling

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24
Apr

New Sailing Program at All Inclusive Beaches Resorts | Book Now Through September

BEACHES RESORTS OFFERS NEW “SAILING FUN” EXPERIENCE

~ Guests Can Participate in an Introductory Sailing Program through the American Sailing Association ~
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Beaches Resorts has recently launched a new sailing program at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, and Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club in conjunction with the American Sailing Association (ASA), the globe’s leading authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools. During the new “Sailing Fun” Experience, guests can participate in a four two-hour session sailing course designed to introduce both children (ages eight and above) and adults to the sport of sailing.
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24
Apr

Few Cabins left– Save 50% on Pacific Northwest River Cruise Voyages

LEWIS and CLARK ANYONE?

River Cruise

Retrace the Lewis and Clark famous journey on the Snake and Columbia Rivers in this extraordinary River Cruise!

You’ll be sailing along 2 states– Washington, and Oregon. Brush up on your history and come along on a fantastic river cruise journey!

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Travel on the beautiful American Empress Cruise

50% off regular cruise fares on June 2014 departures
between Portland, Oregon (6/14, 6/28)
and Clarkston, Washington (6/7, 6/21).
Limited availability – call today!

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