Vacation Blues Episode 24 – Dover, England

Vacation Blues Episode 24 – Dover, England

Surely you’ve heard of the White Cliffs of Dover. They’re legendary. Songs have been written extolling the beauty and majesty of the white cliffs rising out of the sea. It’s a sight to behold, and there’s no better way to experience them than arriving in Dover by sea....

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Vacation Blues Episode 23 – Aberdeen, Scotland

Vacation Blues Episode 23 – Aberdeen, Scotland

Ahhhh…Scotland…the name alone conjures visions of vast and verdant open spaces, mystical stone circles, the mournful and haunting sound of bagpipes, and the legend of Loch Ness. And there are so many historic castles! We can’t possibly cover it all so we’ll choose...

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Vacation Blues Episode 22 – Lisbon, Portugal

Vacation Blues Episode 22 – Lisbon, Portugal

Famously built on seven hills, Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating attractions. The city will surely win you over with its genuine friendliness and blissfully laid-back pace. Lisbon is one of Europe's most...

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Vacation Blues Episode 21 – Cherbourg, France

Vacation Blues Episode 21 – Cherbourg, France

As the gateway to the infamous Normandy region, Cherbourg is one of France’s great channel ports and is closely linked to French naval history and transatlantic voyages. Cherbourg is famous in its own right for being the final stop of RMS Titanic before her fateful...

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Vacation Blues Episode Twenty – Acapulco, Mexico

Vacation Blues Episode Twenty – Acapulco, Mexico

Nicknamed "Pearl of the Pacific," Acapulco is Mexico's most glamorous pacific resort. Few destinations can match its superb weather with an average of 360 days of sunshine per year and with temperatures comfortably in the 80s. Acapulco attracted the likes of Elizabeth...

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Vacation Blues Episode 19 – Belfast, Ireland

Vacation Blues Episode 19 – Belfast, Ireland

For Game of Thrones fans, Belfast is a mecca. The wildly popular and successful series put Belfast back on the map in the very best way possible. Overcoming its troubled past to become a thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan city, Belfast embraces its history – warts and...

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“Shannon was also instrumental in assisting our company to expand into a new port of operation, Ketchikan. Prior to 2003, we only conducted tours in the SE Alaska ports of Juneau and Sitka. She worked with us to identify the best local tour businesses to partner with, to facilitate our entry into the community, and she helped us to develop a tour product that would be attractive to visitors to Ketchikan. The successful launch of our Best of Ketchikan by Land & Sea tour enabled us to establish the foot-hold we needed to move ahead in developing the other tour programs we now operate in this very busy port.”

— John Dunlap, Vice President, Allen Marine Tours