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Join Tom Joines and explore the world with Holland America Line Cruise in classic style to New Zealand and Australia in the comfort of a well-appointed, mid-sized ship. Encounter fascinating lands and cultures. And make lasting memories on a Holland America Line cruise.

We were born to voyage. For nearly 145 years, Holland America Line Cruise has been introducing guests to new places and new cultures, and we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of travel. We’ve seen how it opens minds, builds connections and fosters an appreciation of the shared humanity that unites us the world over. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience. Because travel is more than an itinerary, it has the power to change us and our world, journey by journey. This is why we sail.

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Our new luxury journey features an impressive Aqua Mekong Cruise on the magnificent Mekong River. Explore the diverse cultures and history of Cambodia and Vietnam as you venture into remote villages, verdant plantations, local markets, and experience recent discoveries and sites of intrigue. Along the way, commune with gracious local and wise monks, learning about traditional ways of life and bring home the secrets you learn by preparing authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Explore the off-the-beaten-track, pristine bays of ancient karst formations that will leave you breathless with wonder.

One captivating experience after another will impart rich cultural perspective, incredible life experiences and indelible memories.

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Join Tom Joines and explore the world with Holland America Line Cruise in classic style to New Zealand and Australia in the comfort of a well-appointed, mid-sized ship. Encounter fascinating lands and cultures. And make lasting memories on a Holland America Line cruise.

We were born to voyage. For nearly 145 years, Holland America Line Cruise has been introducing guests to new places and new cultures, and we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of travel. We’ve seen how it opens minds, builds connections and fosters an appreciation of the shared humanity that unites us the world over. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience. Because travel is more than an itinerary, it has the power to change us and our world, journey by journey. This is why we sail.

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Bill and I were joined by 4 other Half Moon Bay couples on a life-transforming journey to the Galapagos Islands this month. As a travel advisor, I looked at many options and ways to experience the Galapagos – and was completely swept away by Silversea’s expedition itinerary aboard the lovely Silver Galapagos.

What Silversea offered:

• A fully inclusive experience from our US based flights to Ecuador, hotels on the mainland for 2 night in Quito and 1 day in Guayaquil, flights to the islands, and 7 nights aboard an elegant yet low-key ship

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Recently, I took a short trip to New York City – an action packed long weekend arranged through Bay World Travel’s relationship with New York City Vacation Packages. My friend Joanne came up from New Jersey, and 1 day into the trip I was surprised by two other friends who decided to join us for the weekend.

While I’ve gone to school in New York, worked in New York, and visited for business reasons through the year, I’ve never been a tourist in New York. I know New York is an amazing city but seeing it through visitor’s eyes provided a new perspective. Here are my top 5 reasons to make New York City a girlfriends’ getaway.

1. Convenience. I live in California so traveling across the US for a long weekend might seem to be a bit much. But honestly, flights are convenient, frequent and affordable. Plus no passport is required, and you’ll land in New York quicker than driving between northern and southern California. There are nonstop flights from the West Coast into New York’s two biggest airports – JFK and Newark – and lots of connecting flights into La Guardia and White Plains as well.

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