Monday, December 30, 2019

My TTC Top Ten

The Travel Corporation Top Ten
Take Nothing but Pictures, Leave Nothing but Footsteps

With the ease and affordability of air travel today, many of us have travelled many times more than our parents and grandparents and hence have developed deep impression on some destinations we visited.

On last count, I have travelled to 44 countries and visited over 350 cities in my 41 years in the business but realised that there are still many destinations I have not been to. I am so glad all these destinations are covered by The Travel Corporation family of brands.

Here are my personal choices

1. Insight Vacations' Eastern Capitals & The Dalmatian Rivera. Am BOOKED to travel with a group of like-minded friends on the 1st departure.

2. CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE - 8 DAYS FROM BASEL TO AMSTERDAM with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise. Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still to experience.
3. Art Culture & Cuisine of Columbia Summer 2020 - One of the new destinations by Insight Luxury Gold that appeals to repeat travellers like myself. Having attended the presentation by His Excellency the Ambassador of Columbia. I am even more determined to travel to this beautiful destination with Luxury Gold 

4. South America Revealed with Trafalgar South America -visiting Brazil, Peru, Argentina which I have never visited.
Map showing route taken, modes of transport and stays during your holiday

5. Stay at Ashford Castle in Ireland by Red Carnation Hotels. Stayed there for 3 nights and can't wait to return to this amazing castle.

6. Trafalgar's  Highlights for Peru - 8 Days.
Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Machu Picchu and the charismatic capital streets of Lima.
Map showing route taken, modes of transport and stays during your holiday

7. Luxurious Hawaiian Escape - 111 days- My last visit to the Aloha islands was in the 80's and long to return to this island of white-sandy beaches, lush jungle hillsides with cascading waterfalls
Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

8. Bhutan - The Land of Gross National Happiness. Been there 8 times and still counting. Next trip October 2020

9. Spectacular Scandinavia & Its Fjords with Insight Vacations - I have yet to sail the Baltic Sea and see the glossy fjords & the Midnight Sun!
Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords

10. Cruise on the Amazon with Uniworld
A must on my South America Dream - Designed to explore the Peruvian Amazon in luxury and comfort, the Aria Amazon is an all-suite ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a full view of the majestic rivers and rainforest. The top deck features a jacuzzi, indoor lounge & bar and an outdoor observation deck. With all-inclusive amenities and five-star cuisine by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, this luxurious ship is guaranteed to give you an intimate and immersive experience.
Aria Amazon