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Dalmatian Coast via Bike

Our Adventure Agent Janice recently returned from Croatia and was awestruck! She participated in a guided tour cycling along the Dalmatian Coast. Here is a little about her experience! I’ve been to many European countries, but none compare to the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian coast. I just returned from an Exodus Bike tour & still in awe reliving it. We cycled from Split to Dubrovnik along the Dalmatian islands of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and the mainland vineyards of the Peljesac Peninsula. We cycled for 5 days averaging 50km a day. Our cycling paths took us up and down spectacular hill...

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Spring into Summer Action!

My Top Tips for Enjoying Summer Vacations! We all know how to enjoy summer vacations and we have grand plans! Then all of a sudden September is here and the kids are back at school and we go back to work and what, where did summer go? That hike up the valley to see the old growth trees, that visit to Vancouver Island to see Jane and Ted because we haven't seen them in sooooo long! Here are my top 3 tips for making it an epic summer vacation! 1. PLAN IT and SCHEDULE IT NOW! I mean right now - maybe this should have been at the end of the list so you continue reading. If you say 'We will do tha...

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Appreciation for our Agent Katie Webster

Our agent Katie Webster has been acknowledged this year for her 'travel sunshine'! Here at PTM we love to celebrate when our agents are raved about! So we are so excited for our colleague Katie Websters' nomination for Travel Couriers' Dream Makers edition. This industry magazine every year for Travel Agent Appreciation day prints an edition where they highlight 12 agents across Canada for their commitment to their clients and their industry. Last year Philip Beck was featured, this year Katie - perhaps we are committed to our client relationships? Katie was nominated by our G Adventures (Can...

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South Pacific Cruise Exceeds Sun & Sand Expectations

French Polynesia exceeded my expectations of being only a sun and sand destination, here is how! I sit on the back deck of the MS Paul Gauguin in the La Palette Lounge with my morning tea soaking in the volcanic rock formations that surround our ship. We are anchored in Cooks Bay on the Island of Moorea. We've been onboard less than 24hrs and Flo and Harry, our servers from dinner, already recognize me even with my hat and sunglasses on at breakfast. Our first night got off to a great start with good food and entertainment by the pool. I feel like we are very much going to enjoy this cruise o...

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Our Clients Perspective on Morocco!

What is a 15 day tour of Morocco like? AMAZING! Here is my perspective. While in Spain last year, I made a spur of the moment decision to go to Morocco and it was the highlight of my 76 days travelling. My G Adventures tour was well-paced with good walks, a very knowledgeable tour guide, comfortable and well-located accommodations (even two nights with a pool), fabulous food places, a nice mix of young and old (22-70yr.), interesting partnerships with local community groups and travel arrangements that were always sensitive to those of us used to western sanitation. Morocco is a country that ...

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African Travel Event

Join our agent Christine Boecker and her guest Yandisa Ngcuka. All the way from Africa Yandisa Ngcuka of Wilderness Safari be will in our office to talk Africa with you! Yandisa is a guest of Christine Boecker of Personal Travel Management. They will be speaking in our offices about Africa and how you can explore this amazing destination! Learn why TravelBoecker is your best choice for booking Africa and what experiences await you. Wilderness Safari's focus on sustainable and authentic experiences for those visiting this destination. More details available on the TravelBoecker website here. ...

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Never Cruised Before? Neither Had I Until...

Cruising had never really interested me. I always wanted something more active, didn’t want to be confined to a ship in the middle of the ocean, and didn’t know what I would do with myself on a ship. This past December I decided that it was time I went on a cruise to see what everyone was so excited about. The one place I did want to see via cruise and was on my bucket list was the Panama Canal…considered one of the wonders of the world. I set about planning this bucket list trip for myself and my teenage son. I knew that I needed to find a cruise that worked with my dates at Christmas time (...

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When is the best time for a Safari?

So, often I'm asked what the ideal time is for the very best wildlife-viewing in Africa. True - July to October is when you may witness spectacular scenes of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara. And wildlife concentrations are high in the Okavango Delta. However, wildlife roams the African savannah all year around, and there are many advantages to travelling in the off-season...DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES

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