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CRUISING during COVID

Cruise ships have just gotten back into the water with guests onboard. I sailed with Holland America on the Nieuwe Amsterdam from 8/21-8/28 to Alaska from Seattle. Here is what it’s like to sail on a major cruise line right now, Stateroom tour at the end! COVID PROTOCOLS -This was a fully vaccinated cruise, both … Read more

(My) BEST OF ALASKA in PICTURES

If you like the Great Outdoors, then you must go to The Last Frontier, ALASKA! I cruised for a week, stopping in Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. We sailed all day through Glacier Bay National Park, which is full of glaciers such as Marjorie Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in the world with … Read more

CURACAO

*Lux on a Little Island* When people talk about a Caribbean getaway, the little island of Curacao is usually not top of mind. But it should be, especially if you have already “been there, done that” on the more well-known islands. Curacao is one of the “ABC” islands along with other Netherlands Lesser Antilles islands … Read more

Highlights of Egypt in Pictures

Various pics from Luxor & Karnak and Cairo that were not featured in the blog posts! Interested in Egypt? Questions? Just reach out to us, we are happy to help you! LUXURY TRAVEL ADVENTURES A Boutique Travel Agency email: denise@luxurytraveladventures.com phone: 240-744-4749

The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT-Part 2

The Valley of the Kings & The Valley of the Queens For me, this was a true highlight of my time in Egypt…..to go into the actual tombs of pharaohs that lived and ruled thousands of years ago. The Valley of the Kings and Queens is where you feel like Indiana Jones. Talk about living … Read more

The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT-Part 1

Yes, everyone who goes to Egypt wants to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx And they certainly are MUST-SEES. But so is Sakkara, the VERY FIRST PYRAMID from 2700 B.C. and pre-dating the pyramids at Giza! It’s about 45 minutes outside of Cairo. The day we went, there was NO ONE THERE except … Read more

The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT #3

The Egyptian Museum (currently open in downtown Cairo) or Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) when it opens, likely in 2022. Before you go to Egypt, it’s best if you have some sense of the historical timeline before you start taking in loads of ancient Egypt data points! To that end, I think it’s incredibly helpful to … Read more

EGYPT TRIP REPORT

pyramids at giza

What is it like to do a bucket-list trip during Covid? -by Denise Burcksen I just returned from my own bucket-list trip to Egypt, and it felt terrific to enjoy international hospitality once again!  Although the jet lag from flying back really kicked my a*#, so I guess I’m rusty:) Here’s a recap of my trip in terms … Read more

10 Under-the-Radar National Parks for Summer Adventures

Skip the blockbusters this year and head for these just-as-beautiful expanses. Yellowstone and Yosemite deserve spots on your Wanderlist – and for good reason! – but there are so many more wide-open spaces, beautiful trails, and gorgeous vistas ripe for discovery within the U.S. National Park system (more than 52 million acres across 63 parks, … Read more

10 Luxury Resorts in the U.S. You’ve Never Heard Of

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