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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Vacation Blues Episode Fourteen – Toulon, France

Vacation Blues Episode Fourteen – Toulon, France

The beautiful city of Toulon sits in the middle of paradise. Located on a beautiful natural harbor in the Mediterranean, Toulon offers an abundance of culture and is an open door to the Var Provence region, known for its seaside resorts, fine wines, Roman and Medieval...

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Vacation Blues Episode Thirteen – Marseille, France

Vacation Blues Episode Thirteen – Marseille, France

As the gateway to Provence and the south of France, Marseille is an exciting cosmopolitan port and a popular stop on European cruise itineraries. With a busy harbor and vibrant urban energy, Marseilles appeals to visitors seeking a genuine South of France experience....

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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