The adventure begins…

I’ll be posting a full trip report about my 12-day cruisetour to Alaska once I return. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few thoughts/photos along the way…

Vancouver – Although we spent less than 24 hours in Vancouver as a precurser to the cruise, I absolutely fell in love with this city!  From the airport (big, modern, beautiful, clean, and empty), to the St. Regis Hotel (conveniently located, lovely rooms, HUGE bathroom, full included breakfast, free internet), to the Steamworks Brewpub where we ate dinner (amazing fish and chips and homebrewed beers), every aspect of our short stay went perfectly. We all took notice of the friendliness of the Vancouverites as well. Even the panhandlers were incredibly polite!  We spent the morning on the hop-on-hop-off trolley getting a quick overview of the city, and it really just whet our appetite for more. I know I’ll be back!


You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)