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When you’re planning a vacation, it’s helpful to have a chat with people who know the world; people who can open up new destinations and introduce you to the amazing experiences on offer.  That’s why we host Vacation Talks.
 It's Free!  Seating is limited.  Most events held at our office in Metairie. 


Viking by River.  By Sea.
April 24  12:30 Lunch & Explore
6:00 pm  Wine & Cheese

You've received their mail, you seen them advertising on T.V., but what does Viking really offer for your vacation?  You will be amazed!  Join Laurie, a Viking Representative, who will share insight, exclusive offers and insider tips for your Viking River or Ocean Cruise. 

Swain Destinations
Australia & New Zealand

May 15 at 12:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Brimming with cultural immersion, cosmopolitan adventures and luxury escapes, Australia’s diversity brings captivating experiences of all sorts. In Australia, remote beaches frame prehistoric rainforests, inviting daydreams and adventure. Be our guest for an Australia Lunch and Explore.



 Sicily Genealogy & Travel
East Bank Regional Library
June 12 at 7pm


 

Connect your family tree to your Sicilian and Italian roots. Have a chance to see your family’s personal history come alive by visiting places you’re connected to. Join Sal Serio, the curator of the Italian-American collection, along with Rose, a native of Sicily and travel expert, while they share history and travel opportunities for Sicily.


 

G Adventures Go Active
 Tuscany, Patagonia, Spain Or Peru
June 18: 6pm Happy Hour 

Experiencing a “net lag” or “scroll fatigue,”  that comes with endlessly scrolling and researching your vacation?  Let us help you!  Join our G Adventures representative for Happy Hour and discover  young adults best way to travel – small group adventure travel. Adventure travel is more than just a vacation, it’s a chance to know your world better by putting yourself on a first-name basis with the people, places, and things that make it worth exploring.  


Oceania Cruise Line
July 24 6pm Cocktail Party


Savor your experience with imaginative insider tours that immerse you in the heart of the destination’s culinary and cultural traditions. Oceania is a premiere cruise line focused on providing phenomenal food and port-intensive experiences! Join us on July 24th for a private cocktail party with Oceania Cruises at Capri Blu to explore Oceania and  learn about an EXCLUSIVE sailing with Chef Andrea!

 

October 17  Luxury Travel Showcase - Exclusive by Invitation Only Event
Not only are there so many places in the world to explore, there are so many ways to do it!
We want to help our well-traveled clients determine what is best for them.  Tailored Customized or with a small group of like-minded travelers?  By Expedition Cruise or By River Cruise.  In a luxury hotel or private home or villa?

We invited some of our top suppliers to share with you ideas on what's trending in travel plus the many ways you explore the world.

How you see the world manners....formal invitation to follow.

 

 Alaska: May 4 at 11 a.m.
Alaska has so many opportunities to appreciate its vast natural beauty but the question is how? Sail along the Inside Passage to visit Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau or Sitka? Or travel further north to the Kenai Peninsula Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks and Canada's Yukon? Join our expert.   Read Judy's Wonders of Alaska blog

Best Family Vacations

May 11 at 11 a.m. 

Plan the perfect family vacation with fun kid- friendly trip ideas. Get advice and tips for a great family vacation. Join our expert for coffee, travel inspo, tips and offers
 
Europe by Rail: May 18th at 11 a.m

Join our expert, Leatta, for insight on how to seamlessly connect iconic European cities by rail.  This Vacation Talk will cover: o Top cities for rail connections  o Benefits of European rail travel  Train travel logistics  and so much more!  Read Leatta's Top Tips for Rail Travel 

River Cruising
April 24  12:30 Lunch & Explore
6:00 pm  Wine & Cheese

AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Viking, or Avalon?  So many choices, what's the differnce?  What do you do on a river cruise?  What is included?  Shore excursions?  Join our expert to explore European River Cruises. 

Italy & Sicily
June  1 at 11 a.m.

Ready to taste Italian gelato, enjoy a private tour of the Vatican or ride the gondola in Venice? Join our expert to learn some of the best ways to experience Italy!   Rose's Italy Insider Tips 
 
Destination Weddings
 April 13th at 11 a.m. 

If you're going to say "I do," why not say it in the middle of paradise? The Caribbean Islands can provide warm beaches, gorgeous scenery and a relaxed atmosphere for the wedding (ande honeymoon) of your dreams. Join us for this free event and let the wedding planning begin!  Read Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding 

 

Israel: An Enriching Experience
 July 16 Lunch at 12:30 

Calling all pastors and religious educators to join us for lunch to explore Isram journeys to Israel.  Journeys that are filled with fellowship, outreach, enhanced personal faith and divine memories. 
Travel Agent 101 
April 15 at  5:30pm 

 Well-traveled and trying to handle your family & friends' vacation dreams but don't have the connections to suppliers who offer great  deals and commissions? Join us to find out how you can do what you love and earn money

How to Pack 
April 11 
 at 5:15

 Learn how to pack the most stuff with the least wrinkles! TSA Rules! International travel tips! The five commandments of packing.  

Learn How to Earn a Free Cruise August 17th  11AM 

Cuba & Coffee
June 6 at 5:15 pm

Discover Cuba's larger-than-life culture, sultry rhythms, and weathered beauty while exploring the country's historic attractions on a Cuba cruise.  Sip on coffee and enjoy our free seminar and explore Cuba...the new trending destination.