Mary’s River Cruise Review

Did you know you can have an amazing river cruise experience close to home?  In just over three hours, you can fly from St. George to Portland, Oregon and begin an incredible river cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Mary Curtis  from The Travel Connection recently returned from her Pacific Northwest river cruise onboard the American…

Costa Rica is Pura Vida!

Article for The Spectrum Newspaper, written by Celece Seegmiller 6/7/15 There’s a little piece of paradise nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  While the distance is barely 200 miles, that area includes some of the most beautiful rainforests, volcanoes, rivers, mountains, beaches and biodiversity I’ve ever encountered.  Of course I’m referring to…

A Romantic Tour to Remember

Exactly one year ago, Lauren Baxter from our office sat with two young customers at her desk, Stephanie Moreno and John Sparks.  Stephanie  was graduating from Dixie State University in May and like many college graduates, she wanted to celebrate the occasion with a trip to Europe. They selected an eleven night escorted tour with…

The Golf Vacation of a Lifetime!

Walk in the Footsteps of Legends at the British Open It seems like every type of traveler has their vision of a dream vacation. For artists, it may be a visit to Italy to see the works of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel and for history buffs, it might be France and the beaches of…

Consider a River Cruise for Your Next Vacation

The River: Not Your Average Cruise Experience by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, 9/25/12 One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the travel business is meeting with my clients when they return from their vacations. While the planning process and anticipation is exciting, seeing the photos and hearing about their adventures are…

Garden Tours Around the Globe

Just last week we celebrated the first day of spring, one of my favorite times in the desert southwest. It is finally time to say goodbye to old man winter and welcome the sunny days of spring. With all of the beautiful flowers and trees blooming, I could not help but take a moment and…

Vacation in the South Pacific

Experience the South Pacific on the m/s Paul Gauguin “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” Not only is it one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it was the first thing I thought of as I was collecting the photos from Paul Gauguin Cruises for this…

Alaskan Tour

Mary’s Alaska Cruisetour with Holland America By Mary Curtis, Travel Consultant at The Travel Connection Cruising on Holland America was a great experience. We flew into Canada and part of what Holland offered was to transport the luggage from the airport to the cabin without us even having to claim or handle our luggage at…