In my stocking I am hoping for a cruise to New Zealand and Australia or maybe a river cruise through the heart of Europe. I can see myself exploring the Australian outback, scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and being awed by the incredible beauty of New Zealand. On the river cruise I can picture the majestic castles overlooking the river and the quaint towns that you glide by.
Where do you want to go in 2011? Have you always wanted to explore exotic Asia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong? What about an over the water bungalow in tropical Tahiti with a window in the floor to watch the rainbow colored fish? I loved my cruise to Alaska last summer, is seeing magnificent glaciers, towering mountains and the beautiful scenery of Alaska on your list for Santa?
Does your list include a four-wheel drive adventure on an African Safari searching out massive elephants, sleek cheetahs or a fierce rhino? Is your stocking big enough to hold a tour of the Egyptian pyramids, the old city of Jerusalem in Israel and the amazing ruins at Petra in Jordan? Another favorite of mine is a Scandinavia and Russia cruise to incredible St. Petersburg, Russia; picturesque Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Is that wrapped and neatly placed under your tree?
Is your wish a trip to feel the warmth of the sun in Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico? Do you want to see the Aztec ruins in Guatemala or the Inca Empire at Cuzco and Machu Picchu Peru. How about the spectacular jungle waterfall at Iguacu Falls in Brazil or the beaches of Rio de Janeiro? I could go on and on….Train ride through the Canadian Rockies, Mediterranean cruise, tour of Italy, polar bear tour in Canada, fall foliage in New England and more! There are so many amazing destinations to see that Santa may have to bring a bigger sleigh to your house. I hope you get the trip you want in your stocking!
Note: Don’t forget the Morris Murdock Travel Expos in St. George on Jan. 26 and in Sandy on Jan. 28 and 29!
Travel Tip: Balcony cabins on cruises to Alaska are already starting to sell out on certain departures, plan and book as soon as possible.
Travel Deals: River cruises have fantastic discounts that end on Dec. 31 book now for next summer; Princess 7-day Caribbean cruises in January and February starting at $649 for balcony cabins; Cunard 15-day luxury cruise through the Panama Canal March 3 $1999 balcony. Prices are plus taxes/fees and subject to change.
Gary Sorensen is a Regional Manager for Morris Murdock Travel. For all of your travel information see Morris Murdock Travel in Bountiful at 320 W. 500 S. or call 295-9443.