WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF AN ADVENTURE VACATION?
Everyone has a different perception of an adventurous vacation. It could be climbing a mountain, standing on a magnificent Glacier in Alaska, ziplining in Costa Rica, deep sea fishing in Mexico or the Caribbean, swimming with the stingrays and sharks in Bora Bora, riding a camel in Morocco, sailing on a ship that looks like pirates were on it first ....the list goes on. Here are some of our own First Choice Travel and Cruise Vacation Travel Specialists ideas of a good time on an Adventure Vacation!!
HERE ARE SOME OF YOUR IDEAS OF AN ADVENTURE VACATION!
PANAMA CANAL CRUISE ON WINDSTAR
Randy and Karen Videkovich took a cruise aboard the Windstar Wind Spirit. They sailed from Puerto Caldera Costa Rica to Quepos, Bahia Drake, Puerto Jimenez, Golfito and Isla de Coiba before their transit of the Panama Canal. The cruise ended in Colon Panama.
Karen said it was worth every penny! Randy loved the fact they were on a working vessel and that he was able to see the bridge and engine room. The crew even took the time to explain that they had to wait until low tide to go under the bridge because the mast was the taller than the BIG cruise ships!
HONG KONG, SINGAPORE AND CHINA CRUISE
Hong Kong, China, Sanya, China, Hue Danang Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and Singapore
ONE BRAVE WOMAN GOES ANTARCTIC ON US!!
One of our favorite travelers is Diane Brown from Wisconsin. She is making her way around the world and on this trip she shares with us all her adventures!!
SNOW yesterday...I have pictures....LOTS of pictures. One day it was 40...so warm on shore with penguins..we took off jackets, and gloves and hats.
Loving it....Lindblad is the best....everything is done just right...much more professional then Princess.
Can you imagine seeing all this up close and personal??? We think Diane is our hero! She is traveling the world and seeing what she wants to now. As you can see she has made a lot of new friends too!Why put off once in a lifetime adventures like this? Good for you Diane Brown, She is living the DREAM!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!
PS-Diane is calling herself the PENQUIN LADY now!!!
CAMBODIA and VIETNAM was on their list, along with many other Adventure Destinations!
We recently returned from Vietnam and Cambodia and I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge Sheri Koch for the planning and coordination she provided to make it such a wonderful trip. We have worked with Sheri since 2002 to book travel to China, Peru, Croatia and numerous other destinations. Because of the great customer service she provides it’s easy to plan and book a trip and we always know we can embark on our travel confident that all the details have been attended to and everything will go flawlessly. (As much as that is possible when traveling!)
This great service is evident every time we work with her and our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was no exception. Although we were going to travel with a tour we wanted to arrive a few days prior to the start of the tour and she deftly handled all the independent flight arrangements, airport transfers and hotel arrangements. Then about one week before departure a problem arose concerning the cabin we would occupy while on the cruise we would be taking up the Mekong River at the midpoint of our trip. After a frantic call to Sheri, she contacted General Tours/Ama Waterways and quickly resolved the issue and our accommodations on the boat were fantastic.
It’s examples such as these that make it such a joy to work to work with her and we look forward to planning our next adventure with Sheri and First Choice Travel and Cruise.
Bill and Cindy
MORE ON SHERI and her Adventure Specialties.
JAPAN and stop overs in Hawaii for these two adventure travelers!
Mary, - great trip but lots of expected flying.
Is your idea of adventure rafting in Alaska? Our state certified Alaska and Canada Specialist can help you with that adventure and more. She has experienced the river rafting in Alaska a few times along with numerous whale watching adventures, flights over and helicopter stop on a glacier, the misty fjords and one fixed wing to Mt. McKinley.
Or may we suggest touring with your children in Europe for an educational adventure they will never forget. Or sightseeing the pyramids in Egypt would be a high adventure.
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Pictured on top of this page is Mary Malsch with her husband Harry and daughter Brooke standing on a glacier in Alaska.
An adventure vacation to me is going somewhere or doing something totally different. Alaska helicopter on a glacier or Costa Rica natural hot springs. Canopy bridges or zip lines thru the tree tops are quite adventurous also. Some experience you will remember and talk about to anyone that will listen. Nancy Tennessen
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Mary has been helping all of our Australia and New Zealand clients experience adventure for over 15 years now and it never gets old to her. Every guest is excited and ready to live the adventure in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. Mary said nothing says adventure more than visiting the outback, seeing the aboriginals and scuba diving in the great barrier reef. Backroads Hiking and Biking trips all over the world are another exciting adventure Mary sells quite frequently.
"Every vacation is an adventure for me because I can’t just sit on the beach and relax for very long. I have to go exploring because I hate to miss a thing! When I went to
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TAHITI, BORA BORA AND MOOREA
Gayle Zielke, our Tahiti Tiare Specialist still insists that Tahiti is the ultimate vacation for Honeymooners, Anniversary couples and even families looking for adventure and meeting the locals and experiencing the Tahitian culture. Contact our South Pacific Specialist for Tahiti and Fiji:
Swimming underwater up close and personal with the stingrays, beautiful tropical fish and sharks is an adventure not to be missed in Tahiti. I loved this Bora Bora adventure but to be honest couldn't look directly at the sharks like I could with some beautiful parrot fish we made friends with. My husband Gary says he was glad I was not looking really close as a small shark swept past my leg to get the goodies from our Tahitian guide. It wasn't as scarey as it sounds.
COSTA RICA ZIPLINE
I think I am kind of a big baby adventure traveler anyway. You can find HIGH ADVENTURE everywhere!! I tried the ziplining in Costa Rica and screamed the whole way. Here I am hugging a tree for dear life. Everyone else loved it. Contact our Costa Rica Specialists: ,
Bon Journo! Sometimes my idea of high adventure is going on a cruise through out the Mediterranean and finding a cab driver who speaks English enough to take us into the smaller hidden away cities (not as touristy) like Cefalu, Positano and other secret villages!
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THAILAND HONEYMOON ADVENTURE
We loved it!
Bangkok was insane/crazy.
Chiang Mai was hands down our favorite. And then the elephant tour. I do not even know where to begin. Honestly, our favorite part of the trip.
Phuket was gorgeous.
ICELAND AND IRELAND
Check out our Ireland and Iceland Fun and Adventure of a lifetime!
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA of an ADVENTURE?
"An adventure vacation is for anyone wanting fun and adventure away from home. From the extreme thrill seeker to someone less daring; the level of excitement depends on you. Whether mountain climbing in South America, skiing in Canada, or kayaking in Colorado I can help customize the perfect adventure for you." Laurie Schweikert
Let us help you have a great adventure with unique and authentic experiences. The experienced Destination Travel Experts at First Choice Travel and Cruise will take care of the details and you sit back and take care of creating the memories!!!
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