Armchiar Explorer

In this week’s edition of Armchair Explorer, you can read about spending the perfect weekend in Vancouver and learn what it’s like to take a hot air balloon tour. But wait … there’s more! You can also find new virtual tours and top cities for music lovers.


“But wait … there’s more” is also an apt way to describe the exclusive benefits and complimentary amenities travel agents can often secure for our clients on cruises and at hotels around the world. So you get a perfectly planned vacation that exceeds expectations and more — possibly a free shore excursion or complimentary spa credits.


Enjoy this soul-warming video — which inspires you to “Find Your Beach Again Soon” — from our good partners at Funjet Vacations.


We may not be able to travel right now, but our advisors are here for you when you are ready to start planning your fall, winter or 2021 travels.


And remember — Dream Now, Travel Later!

Funjet Vacations Video


This Week's Travel Inspiration
Virtual World Tour


The virtual tours we posted in the first installment of Armchair Explorer proved to be so popular, we’ve added more. So click into full-screen mode and visit some of the most amazing beaches, museums and national parks in the world.

CLICK FOR the Full List
A Long Weekend in Vancouver


Vancouver’s lauded gastronomy and proximity to nature make it an excellent choice for a weekend getaway, finds Gavin Haines. Here he details a three-day tour that captures the city’s laidback Pacific Northwest vibe and incredible scenery.

CLICK for the itinerary
Unique Hot Air Balloon Tours


Discovering grand landscapes is infinitely more majestic when you’re floating far above them in a hot air balloon. Couple the goosebumps with savoring sips of Champagne, and you’ll likely never find as rich of an adventure anywhere on the surface. Here are three destinations to consider for stunning balloon rides.

Top Destinations for Music Lovers


For some travelers, a city’s music scene is more appealing than its museums, restaurants and shops. You look forward to visiting the famous ballrooms and bars where your favorite live albums were performed, and to listen to modern music in historic venues. Whether you prefer rock, jazz or country, these five cities are our personal faves.

Click for the list of cities
Eye-Opening Virtual Tours

Real stories on how travel advisors aid their clients.


“We never used a travel agent before but decided to for our first overseas vacation. Best decision ever! Unfortunately, our trip was right in the middle of the COVID outbreak. We verified that is was still safe to travel the morning of our flight through the State Dept. and Embassy websites and decided to proceed. Bad choice ... on our first night the US implemented the travel ban and it was unclear how that would affect US citizens. We called our travel agent and she took care of everything! She spent four hours rebooking our flight and got us home without a problem. She even checked us into our flight. Thanks to her, we were able to spend a full day sightseeing without any worry. We saw a lot of people at our hotel and in the airport in a state of panic ... not us, all thanks to Jackie. After we returned home, she followed up with us to ensure we were safe and all went well. To make things even better, she got us a credit for the canceled nights at the hotel. Can't wait to book again with Jackie!”
- Joe from Summerville, SC

Look out for another installment of Armchair Explorer next week!

And feel free to contact our agency about any travel questions you have.

Until next time …


“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” 
Ibn Battuta
We’re here to ensure your vacation exceeds all expectations.