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Andre’s Travel blog highlights unique travel destinations, travel tips & current trends in the travel industry. Our world is changing rapidly & not necessarily always for the better. I enjoying using my travel blog as a platform to address the causes and challenges, which directly affect tourism. Not only does this blog inform travelers about what is happening in the world of travel, but it also gives me the opportunity to offer sage advice. I will help you navigate the changes & travel better.

Andre’ Leavitt

Luxury, European River Cruises

Traveling through Europe on a River Cruise is really a stress-free, fun way to adventure. This past year, I had the chance to sail the Danube River, Vienna to Nuremburg. It was truly a blast. Our river cruise ship, the Ama Sonata, carried only 160 passengers & dropped us right in the center of a new town daily. Bikes were always available. Ama Waterways has embraced fitness trends & only employs professional instructors. I appreciated their daily excursions, and that each was set up by fitness level and difficultly. Practicing Yoga, or doing Zumba on the top deck, became an excellent...

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Say Yes to Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast.

This destination is still a gem. Just returned from a splendid vacation in Croatia; an 8 day/ 7 NT, RT Split southern Dalmatian Cruise abroad the 38 passenger Avangard, a deluxe ship of the Katarina Line.  The pleasure was all mine!  Port stops included the islands of Korcula, Mljet, Havar & Brac plus Dubrovnik, the Peljesac Peninsula & Split.  Andre in Dubrovnik I enjoyed the relaxed paced of this deluxe small ship cruise itinerary. The local food & wine experiences were well done & the tours were interesting.  Our guide Aida, who lived in Dubrovnik through the Croatia...

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I have mixed feelings, in anticipation of my return trip to Croatia, via an Insight Vacations FAM on a small luxury cruise of the Dalmatian Coast. I feel lucky to have visited Croatia twice, in the mid 1980s prior to the war. It was still part of Yugoslavia & tourism was at a pleasant pace. It felt undiscovered. As a college student, on spring break from my studies in Rome, we stumbled upon it. The beauty of the region mesmerized me. 3 years later, I returned with my mother Jermayn & sister Shannon. It was a fabulous trip. We traveled down the coast via Split & Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik...

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Cuzco to Machu Picchu

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CuzcoI full filled a childhood dream of traveling to Machu Picchu –the lost city of the Incas- in Peru this past month. Yes it is a phenomenal head rush & the pictures do not do justice. You must experience it. 

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El Dorado Casitas Royale on the Riviera Maya

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We are proud to announce that El Dorado Casitas Royale, by Karisma was named one of CNN Travel's Six Hot Resorts for Adults Only. The article calls the hotel "uber-luxury" and highlights our amenities like private Jacuzzis, beach beds, butler service, and the variety of dining options.

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Sandals Newest; LaSource Grenada

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If you are the couple who dreams of a romantic Caribbean vacation where your friends have not ventured, think Grenada. Take advantage of the pre-opening sale at Sandal’s newest resort LaSource Grenada. “Known as the Island of Spice”, Grenada is a mesmerizing island with incredible natural wonders.Its stunning beaches, waterfalls, lush rainforest & pristine mountain lakes offer options for the laid back or the adventurous traveler. An exotic unspoiled hideaway, Sandals LaSource Grenadaoffers romantic, authentic Caribbean vacations while providing the luxury inclusive amenities that Sandals...

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