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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Vacation Blues Episode Seventeen – Rome, Italy

Vacation Blues Episode Seventeen – Rome, Italy

If any one country will revive your appetite for post-lockdown travel, it will be Italy. This beautiful and most resilient of nations thrills, inspires, and sometimes even maddens, with its extraordinary array of historic and artistic riches, soaring landscapes and...

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Vacation Blues Episode 16 – Saint John, New Brunswick

Vacation Blues Episode 16 – Saint John, New Brunswick

East of Quebec City (featured in Episode 12 of this series) is the Canadian province of New Brunswick, home to the unique seaside city of Saint John, appropriately nicknamed #SaintAwesome. Sitting on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John is known for its epic tides that can...

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Vacation Blues Episode Fifteen – Campeche, Mexico

Vacation Blues Episode Fifteen – Campeche, Mexico

The Yucatan peninsula of Mexico has a well-established reputation thanks to the marquis spots of Playa del Carmen, Cancun, and Cozumel, all hot spots on the east side of the peninsula. On the west side is a lesser-known treasure that will offer visitors a completely...

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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