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Embark on a Journey to the Past

Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

Wonders of the World Await in Egypt

It’s hard not to feel the draw of Egypt’s thousands of years of history. Standing witness to the last ancient Wonder of the World – the Great Pyramid of Giza – is reason enough to make the trip, but it is merely one of many compelling reasons.

In Cairo, listen to the call to prayer as you head out to explore this incredible city - the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Hanging Church and the Saladin Citadel in the central part of the town are must-sees. Plan to spend some time wandering Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s large souk, or market, with its mind-boggling array of shops and vendors – photography opportunities (and bargains) are found in every aisle of the bazaar.

Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Go off-roading on a Jeep in the desert or head out to explore the dunes Lawrence of Arabia style (just substitute a camel), both can offer incredible night-sky viewing if combined with a Bedouin glamping experience overnight. And perhaps it’s time to teach the kids that Luxor isn’t just a big hotel in Vegas but one of the world’s greatest open-air museums.

The ancient temple site is located in the Upper Nile Valley, and the city of Luxor is where many Nile River cruises cast off from. Whether they head north or south, these cruises take travelers into the heart of Egypt. Fly into Cairo early to ensure you take in the Pyramids and the Sphinx before transferring into Luxor, home to the Valley of the Kings.

Top: Viking Cruises - Luxor, Egypt | Bottom: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Nile river cruises often run from August through May and take a break during the extreme heat of summer. The best time to cruise the Nile is October to April, though it will be busier. Work with us to discover the best locations and experiences for your family.

Cliffs of Etretat, Normandy

Northern France: Home to History, Monet’s Garden and Culinary Delights

Normandy, most widely known for its part in D-Day, has a lot more to offer visitors. Sites such as the Juno Beach Centre, the British Normandy Memorial, the Normandy American Center and France’s Memorial Museum for the Battle of Normandy help us understand the past. But travelers should also plan to spend a few extra nights and discover why Normandy is renowned for more than its Second World War history.

Old Market Square, Rouen | Market Cheese Selection

The region – around 2.5 hours by car or train from Paris – makes a terrific multiday add-on to your Loire Valley and Paris visits. River cruises along the Seine are also a fantastic option here – leaving the driving to the captain and sightseeing your only responsibility.

By river or by road, consider your options: If you travel to eat (and who doesn’t?) dip into local delicacies such as camembert, cider and Calvados brandy – all made for centuries in the region. Along the coast, seafood, especially oysters, are a must, so stop at the first oyster shack you spot and order a bottle of Muscadet on the side.

Mont-Saint-Michel | Monet's Garden

And if you haven’t already made the pilgrimage to Mont-Saint-Michel, maybe this is the year to chase the tides to the architectural marvel built on an island. We can help arrange access outside of the busier times. Inland, Monet’s home and famous painted garden in Giverny will delight travelers; it is often a stop on river cruises.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

Dude, Where’s My Ranch?

A ranch vacation is one of the greatest North American vacations – nothing gets you back to the land like learning to live like a cowboy. And we all deserve to disconnect from city life for a while. Dude ranch getaways are found across the U.S. and in Canada’s Western provinces. Working ranches in Montana, Texas, Wyoming, British Columbia and Alberta often allow guests to spend as much or as little time in the barn as they need.

Those who love to ride, or those who’ve never sat astride a horse are catered to with daily outings and horsemanship training. Ranches always offer more than just horses, too: hiking, trail riding, swimming, and fly fishing are just some of the other options available to guests. Think about what’s going to excite and delight your ranchers-in-training (no matter their age) before you select a destination.

1. Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, BC | 2. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana | 3. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana | 4. Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming | 5. Triple Creek Ranch, Montana

And who said anything about living like a ranch hand? The Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort in the Chilcotin region of B.C. offers five-star dining and luxurious accommodations, while also providing opportunities to connect with horses and nature. In Big Sky Country, The Ranch at Rock Creek and Triple Creek Ranch offer a chance to fulfill your Yellowstone-inspired dreams. And after a day of outdoor activities in Wyoming, unwind with a pampering spa experience at The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, where the treatments are tailored to calm tired and achy muscles.

Great for families and couples, ranch vacations always need to be booked early to find the best luxury location that fits your needs and interests. With so many options to choose from, let us help you plan your perfect ranch getaway that combines adventure, relaxation, and luxury.

Travel With Confidence

As your travel advisors, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences to our clients. It's not just about booking the best hotels and flights, it's also about ensuring that your travel credentials are in top shape. When you book with us, you can rest assured that you're in good hands.

One of the most important things that we do is keep our clients up-to-date on the latest travel requirements. Are you ready for new European visa requirements? Is your identification considered Real ID? Have you to had to navigate high-tech security screenings yet? And do you have the Mobile Passport Control app on your phone for quick and easy crossings at the Canada/U.S. border?

We know that travel can be stressful, but with our help, you can rest easy knowing that everything is taken care of. So why not give us call and let us make sure that you have everything you need for your next adventure? Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, we're here to help make sure that your trip is smooth, stress-free, and unforgettable.


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