New year, new cruise ships! Cruise lines are officially back in action, and they’re ready for a new age of cruising. Discover what’s new for every traveler, whether luxury, expedition, river, or family. Keep reading for a sneak peek of some of our favorite new ships debuting in 2023!
Travel was back in full swing in 2022! After years of COVID-19 delays, our travel advisors were eager to finally take the trips they had been dreaming about for so long. This years’ travels have brought us so much joy and memories to last a lifetime. Check out some of our favorite travel photos from 2022.
We can’t wait to see where 2023 will take our advisors!
The holiday season is officially here, so that means searching high and low for the perfect gifts for your friends and family. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite traveler, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for travel lovers. Happy shopping!
Last week, Royal Caribbean opened up their new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas. Brentwood Travel marketing associate, Rachel Peters was onboard the first sailing from the terminal on the Allure of the Seas. Keep reading to hear more about the terminal and cruise!
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The Bonamargy friary dates back to the 15th century, with well-preserved altars, a church, and burial vault. Legend has it this friary is haunted by Julia McQuillen, a reclusive poet, who was murdered in the building. Known as the Black Nun, you can allegedly summon her spirit by walking around her grave seven times clockwise, seven times counter clockwise, and then putting a hand through the hole on the Celtic cross that marks her grave.
2. The Tower of London - London, England
3. Bran Castle - Transylvania, Romania
Bran Castle is known by ghost hunters as the world’s most haunted castle. This fortress served as a military outpost for hundreds of years and saw lots of bloodshed. Many were imprisoned there, and likely faced horrific treatment, as medieval torture devices have been found there. This castle is long thought to have been the inspiration for Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker's novel.
4. Palace of Versailles - Versailles, France
Once home to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Palace of Versailles has been rumored to be haunted by their ghosts. The two were held captive there until they were tried and executed for crimes against France. Visitors of the palace have reported sightings of the infamous couple throughout the halls and glass objects have been known to spontaneously break.
5. Catacombs of Paris - Paris, France
As public health problems caused Parisian cemeteries to fill up, they began transferring bodies to the Catacombs. This eerie underground tourist attraction holds millions of Frenchmen bones so it’s not surprising that people have reported spooky sightings here. Legend has it that voices try to lure visitors deeper into the catacombs late at night.
6. The Ancient Ram Inn - Gloucestershire, England
The Ancient Ram Inn is the oldest building in England’s Wotton-Under-Edge and has a long list of haunted legends. Not only is the property home to a 5,000 year old Pagan burial ground, but it was also once the home of a “witch” who was burned at the stake. Evidence of human sacrifice was found by a man who purchased the property in 1968. The man claims he has had many paranormal encounters and has even been attacked by these ghosts but he still resides in the home today.
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Transatlantic flights are finally back in St. Louis! For the first time in nearly 20 years, Lambert airport is providing non-stop flights to continental Europe. German airline, Lufthansa began direct flights to Frankfurt from St. Louis this year on June 2. This is huge news for the travel industry, as well as international travelers. With the current travel boom, St. Louisans will surely take advantage of these flights.
This new route will provide customers with easier options when traveling to Europe. The possibilities are endless! Passengers will fly on the Airbus A330 with their choice of business, premium economy, or economy seating.
Interested in flying with Lufthansa to Frankfurt? Contact a Brentwood Travel advisor to start planning! Call us at 314-439-5700
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