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Relaxing and Romantic River Cruising in Europe 01 Mar 2016

Watch the beautiful landscape of Europe drift by your window as you glide by quaint villages, castles, and vineyards in your luxurious river ship.  Unlike ocean cruising, river ships have an intimate boutique atmosphere and give you quick and easy access to the ports you visits.

Unpack once and enjoy your floating hotel as you immerse yourself in the cultural delights of each region.  River ships are well-equipped with many comforts such as multiple dining options, fitness room, massage, live entertainment, and a hot tub or pool.  Many ships also carry bicycles on board to do some exploring on your own!

Experience for yourself what river cruising is all about by joining me for a very special journey in celebration of wine for 7 nights beginning October 28, 2016 in Bordeaux, France.  Not only will you receive a $500 discount off the normal cruise fare, but you will also enjoy special wine events hosted by Jon Rogers with Wines Without the Mystery.  Register by March 31 and also receive FREE pre-paid gratuities!  Call Jan Acorn for details at 602-923-1542 – space is limited.

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Make Your Honeymoon as Sweet as Your Teenage Daydreams 18 Aug 2015

The tradition of a honeymoon is formally known as the event immediately after a wedding, meant to give a newly-wed couple a chance to celebrate their marriage in seclusion. However, a honeymoon is considered by many people to be a much more meaningful and sentimental milestone in their lives, as it symbolizes the first few moments of the bond with their partner.
Therefore, it is important to keep these first moments as special as possible in order to bring a positive start to the couples’ shared lives together.

Gathering stray ideas for your dream honeymoon as a teen may have been one of the most fulfilling daydreams, as you probably didn’t yet put into consideration the expenses, or where to get certain amenities. Perhaps you’ve thought of some crazy ideas like climbing Mount Fuji, taking a cruise in the Amazon River, or exploring an African safari.

But as you grew older, got your own job, entered a steady relationship, and approached your actual honeymoon, you began to realize that planning one requires much more than simply brainstorming themes and activities.

You probably worried that your honeymoon wouldn’t be as sweet as you once thought it would be during your teenage daydreams. There are factors to consider, including the availability of a location, hotel accommodations, the length of your honeymoon, and much more.

Your wedding could also play a part in your planning, as the planning necessary for this event may take up most of your time and resources. By the time you’re done picking out the perfect dress/suit, wedding cake, tapestries, and designing the invites, among so many other details, your energy would have been spent and you’re left wondering, “Now, about the honeymoon..”

Now that you have a fixed budget and a more realistic grasp as to what you and your partner will be able to afford, you can now begin searching for options to better suit your needs. If you’re the type who hasn’t got much flair for putting events together and planning every accommodation, you might want to try certain organizations that specialize in creating honeymoon packages.

These companies will work closely with you and your partner, ensuring your goals are met with the most affordable prices. You can specify with them what kind of honeymoon you’d like, and where to have it. The agency will spare you the time and do all the organizing for you.

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Best Honeymoon Packages this 2015 24 Feb 2015

Best Honeymoon Packages this 2015

Getting married this year? Congratulations! Perhaps you’re too overwhelmed now with the wedding plans and preparations, but don’t forget you still have the honeymoon to plan. It’s one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life so you’ve got to make sure you plan it well.

We know you want a perfect honeymoon but there are just too many details to work on with your wedding preps. We can help you with that as Gateway Destinations can create a personalized and unique honeymoon for you and your love. We aim to save you time and money with the customized honeymoon packages we can plan for you.

Gateway Destinations has been in the business of honeymoon tours for many years. We also customize women-only tours and more adventures for the whole family. If you’ve been thinking of going to Hawaii, Alaska, or some country in Europe, you can leave the planning to our team and we promise to create an unforgettable dream vacation.

You deserve a tailor-made honeymoon vacation to celebrate your love and union as a new couple. You can go on a land tour or on a cruise for your honeymoon—your very first vacation together as a newly married couple.

Even if it’s a customized and personalized travel, we can still work with you to match your budget, style, and preferences—and even make your dreams come true. That romantic getaway you’ve been dreaming of with the love of your life is about to come true.

No matter how complex or simple you want your vacation to be, you will look forward to the honeymoon package Gateway Destinations will be preparing for you. After a beautiful wedding, head on to an extraordinary vacation in any of these places for an ultimate honeymoon experience:

 (1) Venice, Verona & Lake Garda
Enjoy picturesque Verona to see famed Juliet’s balcony, its beautiful and lively piazza and ancient well-preserved arena. Round out your northeastern Italy adventure by exploring the lake-side villages of beautiful Lake Garda, largest of the Italian lakes.

(2) Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast 
Visit Naples and Pompeii with your local guide and discover secret shopping places on the isle of Capri with your personal shopper! End your week with a full day on the amazing Amalfi coast – dine alfresco in the quaint village of Ravello while overlooking the sea then shop the boutiques of picturesque Positano.

(3) Versilia Coast & The Cinque Terre
Travel from village to village by a walking trail or hop-on/hop-off regional train. Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, wine-tasting, hiking and great casual dining in this truly unique hidden area of the Tuscany region of Italy with the love of your life.

(4) London Theatre & Shakespeare Country
Enjoy one of London’s infamous live theatre performances, contrasting it to a Shakespearean play in the countryside with your spouse.

(5) Athens & The Greek Isles
With our tour itinerary, you can enjoy abundant shopping, savor great food, and enjoy the very lively atmosphere of this vibrant city. Cruise the blue waters of the Aegean sea for three full relaxing days, then off to the beautiful Greek Isles. You’ll also get to visit the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey.

(6) Costa Rica
Rediscover yourself while you increase awareness of your body, improve your mood and mind, and release stress. You’ll practice daily yoga, focused on tapping into your energy within, eat wholesome gourmet healthy food for vitality, relax on the sand as we meditate to the sound and vibration of the ocean, swim in the oceanfront infinity pool and discover a new you through relaxation and revitalization—all these with your new spouse.

(7) Bordeaux Wine Cruise
This cruise is set in a cozy and air-conditional hotel barge. It’s a small boat used in canals or rivers so this tour is one intimate party. If you love French wine, you may want to attend a Bounties of Bordeaux Wine Cruise organized by Gateway Destinations.

(8) Corfu & Crete, Greece
Corfu and Crete can be the ideal honeymoon destination. Corfu is a beautiful lush island situated in the Ionian sea, west side of mainland Greece. The area boasts of inviting beaches and offers a variety of great dining venues and fine accommodations. Cruise travelers often ignore it but here at Gateway Destinations, we believe there is more to Greece.

For all your honeymoon travel needs, contact Gateway Destinations and we’ll be glad to customize a tour package for you.



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Gateway Destinations 2014 Blog Roundup 07 Jan 2015

Gateway Destinations 2014 Blog Roundup

A lot of trends helped define the travel industry in 2014. This year, we expect to see a few changes but it will be bigger than ever as more and more people make it a part of their goals to travel and widen their horizons.

2014 was big for us here at Gateway Destinations. We’ve helped many travelers achieve their dream honeymoon, family adventure, girlfriend getaways, and specialty tours.

We have shown you reasons why you should travel, why travel insurance is important, and some tips on traveling light. Middle of the year, we shared with you some infographics about the state of the travel industry. We learned that fewer adults travel with children according to the U.S. Travel research department’s ‘Domestic Travel Market’ Report released in 2012. In the same report, it was noted that leisure travelers are usually older than business travelers.

There are many ways travelers plan their trips. They usually ask their friends and relatives, refer to past experiences, visit websites, turn to social networks, and access mobile devices.  And for men and women, traveling and vacation actually differ.

Your passport being ready is not enough. You must also study the travel sector and see the tourism trends and forecasts the past years so you’ll be able to plan your trip well. And once you are ready, you can now plan your trip to any of the Top 9 Destinations For Girlfriend Getaways (women-only tours). Of course, you need to read on our 7 Ways To Plan A Girlfriend Getaway before you go and know if you still need visa to travel to a particular country. Planning to extend your trip? That’s also possible.

For those who are going on their honeymoon, we have our Top 8 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations list and tips on how to make your dream vacation perfect. You can visit the Ancient Athens & The Greek Isles, the Bounties of Bordeaux Wine Cruise, Corfu & Crete, Greece, Italy’s Versilia Coast & The Cinque Terre, London Theatre & Shakespeare Country, Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast, Costa Rica for an Ultimate Yoga Bliss, and Venice, Verona & Lovely Lake Garda.

You can also travel to Provence, Paris, Tuscany, Peru, India, or try an African Safari. Feel free to bask in the beauty of Pays Basque and French Pyrenees or discover the Alsatian Wine Route.

So many places to go to, so little time. These luxury travel destinations will surely give you a grand time if you decide to go with family or friends.

This 2015, make it your goal to go to at least one place you haven’t been to. I assure you, you will have memorable experiences. Your horizons will be widened and you’ll gain not just knowledge but new friends as well.

Thank you for making 2014 a great year for us.

Happy New Year!












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Top 8 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations 21 Aug 2014

Top 8 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations

So you’re getting married. While you are too busy with the wedding preparations, don’t forget there is still that honeymoon to plan. Don’t be too stressed with the preparations. Instead, think of the day after— your happily ever after! This is an exciting time for you and your partner. You and your future husband (or wife) must try to enjoy each day as the wedding day draws near.

But if you do not have enough time, you can leave the planning for your honeymoon with us. Gateway Destinations would be glad to plan custom luxury honeymoon tours for you and your love.

We can customize a plan for you. Want to go on honeymoon in Greece? We have the Ancient Athens & the Greek Isles tour. How about Italy? There’s our popular Versilia Coast & The Cinque Terre tour in Italy.

Our team can work closely with you each step of the way. Tell us what you want or where you want to go. We will show you what we can plan for you and your fiancé for a honeymoon vacation of a lifetime.

We’ve listed our Top 8 Popular Honeymoon Destinations:

1. Ancient Athens & The Greek Isles
Venture out of Athens in style aboard the Monarch Ocean Countess. For three relaxing days with your new spouse, cruise the sapphire blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Travel to a variety of beautiful Greek Isles and explore the fascinating ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey.

2. Bounties of Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing six-night cruise with your love and the rest of the group in southwestern France on the River Garonne. Pass through the  Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne River near Bordeaux in a cozy air-conditioned hotel barge.

3. Corfu & Crete, Greece
For a wonderful contrast, visit the island of Crete to round off your honeymoon trip to Greece. Largest of the over 4,000 islands in Greece, it has varied topography, remnants of ancient civilizations, and a rich gastronomic culture you and your significant other would definitely enjoy.

4. Italy’s Versilia Coast & The Cinque Terre
Spend relaxing days after stressful weeks of wedding preparations in the other side of Tuscany, the Versilia Coast, with its beautiful and expansive beaches. Venture further south to explore the five cliff-side villages of the Cinque Terre with the love of your life.

5. London Theatre & Shakespeare Country
Absorb the sights and sounds of the busy London with its numerous historical sites and incomparable museums and charming pubs with your new husband or wife. The two of you can enjoy London’s famous live theatre performances.

6. Sensational Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast
Bask in sunny southern Italy on the hillside of Sorrento as you enjoy  your honeymoon. Enjoy a country cooking class, taste regional wines and limoncello, and learn more about olive oil. Visit Naples and Pompeii with your local guide and discover secret shopping places on the isle of Capri.

7. Ultimate Yoga Bliss in Costa Rica
Practice yoga, focus on tapping into your energy within, eat wholesome gourmet healthy food for vitality, relax on the sand as we meditate to the sound and vibration of the ocean. Swim with your love in the oceanfront infinity pool and discover a new you through relaxation and revitalization.

8. Venice, Verona & Lovely Lake Garda
Revel in the unique beauty of Venice with its impressive architecture and network of intricate and romantic canals. Visit the island of Murano, famous for its beautiful glass designs throughout the world. Enjoy the city on a honeymoon tour after the wedding.

Gateway Destinations promises an unforgettable honeymoon adventure. Choose from our numerous honeymoon tour destinations and we’ll make a custom travel plan for you.



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