While Woodinville/Redmond is sweltering under more than 100 degrees of summertime heat, some folk are already looking to finding warm weather in the middle of next winter.
Places like Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii are mainstays for those great winter vacations, but new candidates are putting in an appearance for those with a little more of an adventurous spirit.
Cruises around South America have become very popular with several cruise lines offering a range of options from week-long to month long itineraries. Some South America trips offer forays into the chilly waters of Antarctica, or outward to the mysterious Easter Island and its monolithic stone statue heads, or to the Galapagos Islands with its amazing array of wildlife.
Cities like Rio, or Buenos Aires, Santiago have become magnets for visitors with their multi-cultural populations and attractions. Whether it’s a visit to the Recoleta cemetery and the grave of Eva Peron, or a vineyard featuring fine Chilean wines of world-class standards, or an adventure of capturing the majesty of Iguassu Falls, South America has something for nearly everybody who enjoys great travel experiences.
And, if Australia and New Zealand sound intriguing, it’s high season for cruising in that part of the world as well. At least four different cruise lines including Holland America Line, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean will feature Australia/new Zealand in the winter of 2009/10. Some cruises can include places like Tahiti, Fiji and other South Pacific islands while making their way to the land down under.
With new air choices available from the U.S., Australia has become more affordable than ever.
The good news is that cruise lines, airline and tour companies have lowered prices to cope with the worldwide recession. This makes the consumer the winner—just give us a call, or e-mail, or tweet or whatever.