What most interests you? Food and wine? Music? History? Avalon Waterways has a special interest cruise that appeals to everyone!
These limited-edition sailings not only take you to destinations based on the theme, but also feature expert onboard presentations to enhance your subject knowledge. Plus, you'll be sailing with new friends who all share your same passion!
Avalon's special interest departures afford you these unique travel opportunities-and it's all at no additional cost! Click below to see a full list of upcoming special interest departures. For more information, call Brentwood Travel at 314-439-5700.
Denali National Park is a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts who wish to explore some of America’s untamed wilderness. It boasts miles of hiking trails with beautiful wildflowers. Visitors may also catch a glimpse of wildlife, including moose, caribou, and mountain goats. Private cars are allowed for the first leg of the 90-mile Denali Park road, after which you’ll take a tour bus farther into the park.
Get help planning your trip by watching this video. You’ll see some breathtaking views and get some ideas on what to do when you reach the settlement at the end of the Denali Park road.
Plan your adventure or honeymoon to Alaska with the guidance of an experienced travel agent. Call Brentwood Travel in St. Louis at (314) 439-5700 to speak to a travel agent today.
When you think back on your childhood, do certain trips with family stand out as some of your best memories? Whether it’s an all-inclusive vacation on a tropical island, a cruise filled with spectacular sights, or an historical trip through one of America’s great cites, a well-planned family vacation can leave a lasting imprint on your child’s mind. Here are some fun vacation ideas that the whole family will enjoy.
As far as rewarding family vacation destinations go, the possibilities are endless. At Brentwood Travel, we’ve been helping St. Louis families plan their ideal getaways since 1957. Call us today at (314) 439-5700 to discuss your next vacation.
Getting married is one of the most momentous occasions in life, and it’s only natural that you’d want the event to be as special as possible. Having a destination wedding can make your wedding a memorable event for you as well as your guests. You can get married anywhere, so why not do it in a beautiful setting that’s slightly off the beaten path? Enlist the help of your St. Louis travel agency when you are planning a destination wedding, and you can start your honeymoon early! Keep reading to learn more about the reasons to have a destination wedding.
Stand Out from the Crowd
Did you know that more two million U.S. couples get married every year? Of these couples, fewer than 25% choose to have destination weddings. Having a destination wedding makes your union a little more special and gives your guests something extra to look forward to. It’s not just another wedding weekend—it’s a getaway to an exotic and gorgeous place!
Keep it Simple
On the surface, it might seem more complicated to have a destination wedding rather than sticking around where you live, but many wedding destination resorts offer planning help to couples making the trek to their location. Speak with your travel agent for recommendations on resorts and hotels that offer wedding packages for couples and their guests.
Enjoy Easy Décor Solutions
Decorations often consume a significant portion of a couple’s wedding budget. If you have a destination wedding, however, there won’t be much need for decorations since you’ll already have the beautiful backdrop of a garden, beach, or mountaintop in place! Let the natural beauty of the destination you choose shine.
Share Your Favorite Place
Perhaps you and your fiancé took your first vacation together to the spot where you want to have your wedding, or maybe it’s simply your favorite area for adventures together. With a destination wedding, you can share a special place with your friends and family, and your love story will come full circle!
Where do you want to have your wedding? Let the friendly travel agents at Brentwood Travel help you find the perfect location. Give us a call at (314) 439-5700 or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you plan the destination wedding you’ve always imagined.
Tips for Traveling with Kids
We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a long flight when a baby suddenly starts screaming. For parents, this is a travel nightmare. Fortunately, as this video shows us, traveling with little ones doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The key to traveling with kids is to be calm and to be prepared.
When traveling with children, carry plenty of toys and special products to make your trip easier. Suggestions for toys include portable DVD players and cozy stuffed animals. You can also make traveling more of an adventure by buying fun luggage so your kids can tote around their books and snacks.
Planning a family vacation with the travel agents at Brentwood Travel is the best way to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and leaves you and your children with long-lasting memories. Visit us online or call us today at (314) 439-5700 to plan your family vacation.
Cruise Ship Tipping Etiquette
Embarking on a cruise vacation is an exciting adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to explore new places and meet fellow travelers with similar interests. Before you head out on your vacation cruise, it’s important to understand the proper etiquette for tipping while you’re on board.
Many crew members on your cruise earn a large portion of their income from tips, so tipping is essential. Some cruise lines have recommended guidelines for dollar amounts or percentages you should tip, but remember that outstanding service should always be reflected in your tip. Etiquette states that you should tip for each member of your party, including children and toddlers. Youngsters can be a bit messy in your room or in the dining room, and it’s polite to acknowledge that by way of a tip.
The travel experts at Brentwood Travel can answer all of your questions about how to behave on a cruise, from proper tipping etiquette to what to pack for your vacation! Call us at (314) 439-5700 to experience the outstanding service that has made us one of the top travel agencies in St. Louis.
When deciding among the many honeymoon trips that your travel agent can offer, few regions of the world compare with the tropical islands of the Caribbean. As this video shows, couples can choose from several amazing Caribbean destinations that each offer plenty of sun, sand, and fun.
Grenada has endless stretches of black and white sand, as well as mountainous backdrops and beautiful waterfalls. Barbados offers honeymooning visitors lots of recreation, relaxation, and romance. Another destination to consider is Antigua, which has no less than 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. Watch this clip to learn about more places you can visit in the Caribbean.
Brentwood Travel is a comprehensive travel agency that caters to the greater St. Louis community. For more information regarding your travel options for honeymoon trips, please call (314) 439-5700.
Planning a Couple’s Vacation
Whether you want to go on an all-inclusive vacation to a far away land or enjoy a luxury cruise, taking a vacation as a couple is a great way to steal some time together. Use this guide for tips on how to plan a couple’s vacation that reignites the spark and reminds you both of why you leave each other so much:
Decide on Your Location
When it comes to your vacation, the location will completely influence the feel of the trip. If you want to take a weekend away to go skiing in the mountains, you can expect a different vacation than if you escape to a tropical island for a week. Come together and talk about what you both want from the vacation experience so you can decide on a trip that will cater to both of your wants and needs.
Choose a Date
You might want to talk to a travel agent to learn about the best time to fly to your desired location. Once you know when you can get top deals on airfare and accommodation costs, you can take a look at your schedules and find a time that works for you both so you can book your tickets.
Plan Your Itinerary
As soon as you have decided the where and the when of your trip, it is time to think about some fun activities to do while you are there. Try to create an itinerary that has activities that you both like to do so you can enjoy plenty of quality time together on your trip.
Whether you are trying to plan a couple’s vacation or a lavish company getaway, Brentwood Travel is here to help. Our travel company makes it easy to find the lowest fares on flights, hotels, and even some amazing cruise deals to help you plan your ideal vacation. To learn more about our St. Louis travel agency, call (314) 439-5700.
Though many people think of Cancun as a destination for those on a honeymoon or spring break, it also makes an ideal family vacation destination. Talk to a travel agent about attractions in and around Cancun that are age-appropriate for your youngsters. Cancun juxtaposes ancient history with modern amenities. Between the gorgeous, white beaches and fun family activities, you’ll never run out of things to do. Get some ideas for your itinerary with the activities and attractions below.
Theme Parks and Water Parks
As if the 14 miles of pristine beaches weren’t enough, Cancun also offers a water park—Wet ‘n Wild. Its 18 acres feature water slides, a Lazy River, and a wave pool. The features that make this park unique are its underwater jungle gym and the dolphin area, where your family can swim with these playful creatures. Food and drinks are included in the admission price. When your youngsters have had enough of the water, your travel agent may recommend that you head for the Xcaret theme park, which is a 45-minute drive from Cancun. There, you can admire the Coral Reef Aquarium, the underground rivers, and the natural fauna, including beautiful macaws.
Aquariums and Zoos
When you plan your Cancun vacation with your travel agent, be sure to set aside some time for the aquarium and zoo. The Interactive Cancun Aquarium features a two-story shark tank and an evening dolphin show. Kids will also love the touch tank, where they can feel rays and sea stars. With a reservation, older children can swim with dolphins and feed the sharks. After enjoying the fish and sharks, head for the Crococun Zoo, which lives up to its name. There, you’ll see hundreds of crocodiles and other species sunning themselves and splashing about.
Talk to your travel agent about either renting a car or joining an organized tour to go to the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza, about two hours outside of Cancun. These spectacular ruins include a pyramid-shaped temple and a ball court.
An experienced travel agent can help you get the most out of your family vacation to Cancun. You might also consider booking an all-inclusive cruise trip to Cancun for your family. Call Brentwood Travel of St. Louis at (314) 439-5700 to start working with a travel agent today.
Before you can enjoy your vacation, you need to get to your destination! Traveling marks the start of any vacation, but the right planning can make traveling as easy as possible. You can make sure your next traveling experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible by choosing the right luggage.
Luggage comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, including popular options such as backpacks and rolling suitcases. Different types of luggage work better for different people and needs. Figuring out what you want to bring with you can help you determine which type of luggage is right for your trip. Choose luggage that easily fits all of your belongings and make sure you can move comfortably with it. This will ensure a smooth traveling experience.
Once you choose your luggage, finalize your plans by working with the travel agents here at Brentwood Travel. Call us at (314) 439-5700 for information about our St. Louis travel agency such as our current cruise deals and all-inclusive trips.
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