Our family bought into the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) in the mid-90’s and we immediately reaped the benefits – visiting Disney World multiple times a year with our DVC points when our sons were young. One purchase option that many don’t know about – instead of buying direct from Disney you can buy a DVC resale! The best DVC resale expert and broker we know is Shontell Crawford from DVCbyResale.com. We recently talked with Shontell to get the latest on DVC and the DVC resale market.
Disneyland is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2015! Watch this short video on this special year at the resort:
During my recent visit to Tucson for the GTM West conference one of the companies I was very impressed with was G Adventures – offering adventures all over the World. “We believe that travel transforms. That it builds peace and understanding. We believe that the power of travel can change lives and make the world a better place” is G Adventures motto. We believe that too! I sat down with Lucas Bialecki of G Adventures to learn more about this wonderful company and their travel offerings. – Tim Larison
Tim recently chatted with Michelle Van Deusen from Royal Caribbean about the latest news with that cruise line.
We recently talked to Alicia Steuart about the latest developments with Carnival Cruise Line:
Family Travel Gurus: The Carnival Breeze just came out this summer and the Carnival Sunshine has its inaugural cruise in April 2013. What are some of the new features of these new ships and what itineraries will they be sailing?
Back in January we did our first interview with Disney Vacation Club (DVC) expert and DVC resale broker Shontell Crawford. That interview proved to be popular with our readers so we are going to make this a regular feature – checking in from time to time with Shontell on the latest about DVC. Shontell is also a sponsor of our dvctalk discussion forum – a list Tim started back in 1998 that now has over 4,000 subscribers.
by Tim Larison
One interesting part of being a travel agent is that you learn about places and events you were not aware of previously. I recently had this experience when I interviewed Shannon Stitt of Collette Vacations for our website. Shannon told me about the Oberammergau Passion Play. “(This event) is truly once in a lifetime event,” said Shannon. “The play performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty year War, the village of Oberammergau was spared the black plaque and for this reason, the villagers vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the live of Christ. The Performers are native Oberammergauers.”
We recently chatted with Carolyn Szekeres from Princess Cruises about Alaska and what Princess offers in general.
by Tim Larison
Last summer I took an Avalon River Cruise on the Danube through parts of Hungary, Austria and Germany. It was a fantastic trip! Tim was fortunate to have sailed with a river cruise “expert” on that voyage – Kathleen Kavanagh from Globus. We recently talked with Kathleen about river cruising and what’s new with Avalon Waterways.