Woodinville, Washington Travel Agent
Magical Places and Unforgettable Moments
Sumela Monestary Trabzon Turkey
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away". That is the first page of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die - a book I refer to constantly.
Embracing culture and history adds so much to your time away. If you stay at a Westin in Istanbul you may feel you're in Chicago - go for the history of the Pera Palace where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express. And, if you can take the Orient Express train from Singapore to Bangkok you will never, never forget a moment of it.
A simple cruise can be enhanced by doing something just a bit different; when your ship docks in Key West, go to lunch at Louie's Backyard. In St. Maarten, get away from the crowds and take a cab to the luxurious La Samanna for lunch (I'll contact Orient Express and make you a reservation).
River cruises can be amazingly different. You can expererience many exotic places incluing:
- the Yangze river in China
- the Danube through Austria
- or seeing Myanmar on the Road to Mandalay
Don't rush, take enough time to put your feet up. Have a glass of wine on the piazza with violins playing; enjoy a beer at an umbrella table in Prague; watch the people and feel the sunshine. Breathe it all in. Smile at everyone. Treasure the moment.
I like to find what's absolutely right for you. And then I like to make it better.