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Book online, Keep your local support

book onlineThere are so many options out there for booking that at times, it can feel overwhelming. That is why it’s great to use a travel agent. We can help narrow down what works for your destination, budget and travel needs. Put our expertise and experience to work for you. Plus, by booking your vacation package through us – you can put down a deposit and then your final payment isn’t due until 60-45 days prior to your departure instead of having to pay it all upfront. Of course, if you’re booking something within 60-45 days of travel, the total is due at the time of booking. Or, if you’re booking something over the holidays, they do tend to want payment sooner but we’ll let you know when that is.

But, if you like doing your own research and booking things online; we have that too. Check out our BOOK IT NOW page on our website. It takes you directly to some of our favorite travel companies’ websites  – like Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations for example. They have flight/hotel packages to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and more. If you’re looking for Sandals’ resorts, we have that too whether you’re a newbie or a specialist. We also have the Globus Family which has escorted tours throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, South Pacific and the Middle East. They also have river cruises. This way, you can check out all the different aspects of your trip but still have our local support to help answer questions or take care of certain details. And, in the event of a problem with your trip, (the best laid plans and all), we’re there to help get things back on track.

If you have questions about any of these companies or their destinations, give us a call. Let us help you find the best deal for your dollar, needs and dreams. Or, book it online and have us as your backup should you need it.


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Which Cruise Line is Best for Families?

To determine which cruise line or ship is best for families or your family in particular, you have to look at the family that is traveling and the ages of the children.  Most importantly do your homework on what each line offers by way of what kids want to do. Or, you can contact your local travel agent (Thunderbird Travel – shameless plug) and tell us what you are looking for and we do the research for you.

While both Carnival and Disney advertise to families, Disney is particularly appealing to families with younger children with their Disney characters. Royal Caribbean, with it’s Dreamworks characters, draws many families with teens due to its many deck-top amusements such as rock climbing walls, miniature golf courses and (on its latest ships) surfing pools and zip lines. Most of these cruises have their kids programs divided into age groups. Carnival, for instance, seems to have the most comprehensive program given that it carries more kids than any other line. They divide their well-educated and trained counselors into groups with ages 2 to 11 (Camp Carnival); 12-14 (CircleC) and 15-17 (Club 02). Contact us for more information. Trying to find the best cruise line for your family is a good reason to work with us. We save you time and money.

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