Italy

Italy - February

Italy

From pizzas to piazzas!

It’s time to rediscover why you love Italy!!

The birthplace of Western culture, Italy is home of the Vatican, ancient ruins and amazing art. Food lovers can indulge in regional cuisine and amazing wines.

Discover Lake Como in Italy’s Lake District in the North, with its luxurious lakeside villas and panoramic mountain views. Visit Milan, the worlds fashion capital, then continue your journey with a visit to Florence. Florence is home of the statue of David and located in Tuscany, a wine lovers paradise. Explore Italy’s capital Rome, and all its offerings. The Vatican, the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain- immerse yourself in the country’s history and culture. Continue south to the Apulia (Puglia) region in the “Heel of the Italian Boot”. Considered the unspoiled Italy, you can experience amazing beaches and delicious cuisine in Italy’s dun kissed south.

Rediscover Italy, its time!!

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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, British Columbia - January

If you don’t want to leave Canada this year, Whistler is the place to be in the winter or summer!

Hit Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain on skis or a snowboard mid-November to mid-May. The mountains are connected by a Peak to Peak gondola that is operational nearly year round.
The mountain becomes a bike trail in the summer and even hosts a BMX competition. It is also a great place to hike in the summer. It’s a cool feeling to be wearing a t-shirt while being surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Whistler village is very quaint, and easy to walk around. Part of the village is actually vehicle free! There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to check out. The village area has lots of great hotel options and is the best place to stay.

Explore the outskirts of Whistler. There are lots of lakes to see around the area and even beaches. Kayak, canoe, paddleboard or if it’s a really hot day you can swim in the chilly waters.

Visit the popular Train Wreck site along the Cheakamus River. It is a beautiful trail with awesome views of the wild river.

Relax and soak in the mountain views at the Scandinave Spa.

The Sea to Sky Highway connecting Whistler to Vancouver is an attraction itself. The views are breath taking. If you’re not driving, keep your camera ready!

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Cuba

Cuba - December

Cuba is ready to welcome you!

Cuba is known as “The Pearl of the Caribbean” It offers incredible culture, unforgettable music, stunning beaches and an amazing history but you will go back for the people!!

Havana – The Caribbean’s largest city. A UNESCO Heritage site, Havana is the heart of Cuba’s political, scientific and cultural life.

Varadero – The pride of Cuba. Some call Varadero one of the world’s greatest beaches. A perfect place for those that are looking for relaxing days but still want to experience Havana, Cuba’s capital.

Holguin – Christopher Columbus called it “the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen”. Holguin offers its guests beautiful hills and exquisite beaches.

Cayo Coco – Jardine Del Rey translates to “Kings Gardens”. Cayo Coco boasts mangroves and everglades, an abundance of birds along with 22 km of sun-bleached sands and turquoise waters.

Cayo Santa Maria – Only 16 km long, Cayo Santa Maria offers its guests a quiet resort experience along stunning beaches.

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica - November

Naturally Beautiful!

-Amazing beaches with black sand; white/black sand and even beaches with shell instead of sand! Many are so picturesque with hills and volcanoes in the distance!

– Entice your senses on trails through lush rainforest with thermal pools, waterfalls, flora and fauna; and the unforgettable sounds of howler monkeys and cicadas.

– So much wildlife to spot; various species of monkeys, sloths, wild cats, insects, reptiles, humpback whales, dolphins, exotic birds, sea turtles and so much more…

– ATVing, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, zip lining, white water rafting, cave spelunking, surfing, hiking and more!

– Visit one of many volcanoes in the area. Rincon de la Vieja is close by and Arenal is possible to visit in a day.

– Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a few hours away.

– You can even make a day trip across the border to Nicaragua and see the crater of a volcano.

Any nature lover will fall in love with Costa Rica!!

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Alaska

Alaska - October

Along the beautiful coast of Alaska – cruise through the Inside Passage, watch glaciers calve, spot wildlife and marvel at the stunning scenery.

Ketchikan – experience the Misty Fjords from the air in a seaplane or view more totem poles here than anywhere else in the world.

Juneau – bundle up and enjoy the marvel that is Mendenhall Glacier, whale watch or pan for gold.

Skagway – a sure memory maker on any Alaskan adventure – White Pass – by bus or for a unique and memorable experience take the White Pass Rail Adventure.

Icy Strait Point – join a Winderness Tour and keep your eyes peeled for Brown Bears or try your hand fishing for salmon or halibut.

Anchorage – perhaps your journey begins or ends here – a great way to start or end your journey is on the Coastal Classic Railroad – one of Alaska’s best rail journeys connecting Seward to Anchorage.

Don’t forget to maximize your experience and take the opportunity to immerse yourself deep into Denali National Park and explore all that Alaska has to offer.

 

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Ireland

Ireland - September

Cead mile failte

(A hundred thousand Welcomes in Gaelic)

Here is your next vacation of a lifetime!!

Ireland…is also known as the Emerald Isle.

A beautiful island rich in history, famed in 40 Shades of Green, with landscapes that are so postcard picture worthy, that you can’t help but want to take a new photo around every turn! (and there are lots of turns!)

Add some of the warmest, kindest, friendliest people who call Ireland home.

Sit in a quaint pub, dating hundreds of years old to enjoy a pint of the black stuff, better known as GUINNESS as you savor the flavour of a Steak and Kidney Pie or fresh Fish and Chips, all whilst listening to the locals play and sing their music.

Lay your head down for the night in a Luxurious Irish Castle or a friendly Bed and Breakfast.

Take in a little shopping and come home with Celtic jewellery, fine woolen sweaters, and world famous crystal from Waterford. Look for leprechauns, boat to Skellig Michael, whale watch, take in a round of golf, have picnics beside an old castle off the beaten path.

 

We know Ireland! Let us show you too!

Cheers!

 

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee - August

A vibrant city that sits on the Cumberland River, bring your cowboy boots or buy a new pair – and get ready to fill your days and nights with the best Country Music Entertainment – all day and night!

 Country Music Hall of Fame

 Bridgestone Arena – home to the Nashville Predators

 GAYLORD OPRYLAND

 The Grand Ole Opry – Backstage Tours that will have you standing centre stage on the world’s most famous country music venue.

 Opry Mills for the shop-a-holic!

 Rent a car and take a drive & discover the Jack Daniels Distillery

 Nashville Home of the Stars Tour – See where famous country singers like Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Taylor Swift call home!

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Uluwatu, Bali

Uluwatu, Bali - July

Surf, Sand and a Temple!

 Uluwatu’s Padang Padang Beach has been made famous from the movie Eat,Pray,Love ; but there is so much more to this clifftop town on the Bukit Peninsula than one beach!

Nestled at the bottom of every set of steps down different areas of the cliff are slightly different beaches – from white sand and palm trees, to rock pools and a shipwreck to a moss covered stone beach. There are beaches to explore for days! Surfer’s will always be able to catch a wave somewhere in Uluwatu!

If you want more than just beach, Uluwatu also has a spiritual side for the culture lover! Before the surfers hit the waters, Balinese Hindu’s bring offerings to the God’s along the beach while monkey’s try to steal what the waves don’t wash away. Uluwatu temple is one of the most important temples in Bali and is known for its beautiful Cliffside views. People from all over Bali come here to worship. You can also watch a traditional Kecak Dance at the temple and enjoy a beautiful sunset!

Uluwatu has a ton of great restaurants and accommodation – a notable mention is the PinkCoCo Bali, a boutique property with two great pools. Only a 5 minute walk from Padang Padang beach!

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas - June

Las Vegas – not just a gambler’s paradise! Las Vegas has something for everyone.

Here are some incredible options you can add to your Vegas Getaway.

*Thrill Seeker*

Maverick Helicopters – soar above the strip during the say or night, ride the extreme rides at the top of Stratosphere or zipline down Old Freemont St.

*Concert Go’ers*

Vegas is a GREAT place to catch your favourite musical artist

*Sports Fans*

Hockey fans – catch your favourite team playing the newest NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017-2018 season.

*Foodies*

Try a lip smackin’ food tour – eat at some of Vegas’ coolest dining options and taste some unique and incredible food and drink along the way!

http://vegasfoodietour.com/

*Adventure Seekers*

Why not go really big and visit the Hoover Dam & Grand Canyon to take in its natural beauty and remarkable landscape

*Cirque Du Soleil*

Spectacular acrobatics paired with theatrics, music, and dance that will keep you on the edge of your seat

*Relaxation*

Poolside cabana rentals or perhaps some Spa services. Check out the Spa at Aria for a stunning futuristic oasis

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Alaska Cruise

Alaska Cruise - May

Welcome to the land that is literally larger than life!

Alaska is home to Denali – the highest mountain in North America, plus glaciers as tall as skyscrapers, 3 million lakes, and vast tracts of untamed wilderness.

From lush meadows blanketed in wildflowers to expansive seascapes harboring whales, otters, golden eagles and other captivating wildlife – Robert Q’s has now made it easier for you to delve deeper, venture farther and discover even more of this astonishing place – by land and by sea.

This year Holland America is celebrating 70 years of Alaska exploration and we are inviting you to cruise and tour with them through crystalline waters surrounded by towering glaciers.  And to be on the lookout for caribou and Dall sheep as you tour the tundra in Denali National Park.  Or to retrace the journey of the original Klondikers in the historic Yukon.   

We have countless itineraries available, including cruises ranging from 7 to 14 days, and ‘land and sea’ journeys’ ranging from 10 to 20 days – so come explore Alaska with us!

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