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Lose Yourself on the Sublime California Pacific Coast Highway

Adventure awaits on California’s Pacific Coast Highway. The diversity of this classic drive along one of the prettiest coastal roads in the world (aka SR 1 & The PCH) has something for everyone. Discover beaches with golden sands and dramatic cliffs and so much more dotted along the coast. Some beaches are secluded Read More

Iceland: The Ultimate in Adventure And Relaxation in Nature

Iceland has become one of the coldest vacation “hot spots” to visit in recent years. This small, independent Nordic island country is about the size of the state of Kentucky. Don’t let its size fool you, Iceland offers so much in the way of culture, history, and raw natural beauty. Read More

A Look at Three Fantastic Halloween Destinations

The days get shorter, the shadows get longer, and the temperatures get cooler signaling Halloween Season is soon to be upon us!  It seems Halloween becomes more popular every year.  Towns and cities across the country celebrate with simple trick or treating and elaborate events. Many towns celebrations span the Read More

Vacation Souvenirs: Buy Local, Buy Authentic

Recent studies show that 97% of travelers intend to dine or shop small businesses when traveling. The benefits to the traveler include scoring truly authentic souvenirs, enjoying fresh and local cuisine, learning about local customs and cultures, finding places that are beyond the typical tourist establishments, and making new friends. Read More

Africa: Safari Adventures

You Really Can Do An African Safari The pinnacle of many peoples travel bucket list is the adventure of an African Safari.  In the vast world of safari, there is no one size fits all and the planning can be overwhelming.  Some are surprised to learn they may have to Read More

The Breathtaking Amalfi Coast: Journey of a Lifetime

A trip to Italy is a dream come true. Italy has so much to offer; it is rich with history, culture, art, cuisine, antiquities, big cities, and quaint villages. A map of Italy reveals the expanse of coastline the country enjoys. Hidden along its magnificent shores are many stunning and Read More

The Hawaiian Islands: More Than Just Beaches

It is time to get back to the joy of seeing the world and Hawaii is ready to welcome you! The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer from the expected to the extraordinary.  Maybe you’ve taken a trip to Hawaii and are planning your next, or if it’s your Read More

Awaken Travels Travel Talk Live June 16, 2022

Awaken Travels’ owner Cindi Sanden and agent Teri Piasecki discuss Teri’s trip aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian rail-tour company based in Vancouver that operates luxury scenic trains on four rail routes in British Columbia, Alberta, Colorado, and Utah. Read More

Five Caribbean Islands Perfect For Dream Destination Weddings

The question has been popped, you’ve made the announcement, probably picked up a magazine or two on the subject, and now it’s time to get down to the serious work of planning your wedding. It’s an exciting time with lots of options. With the world finally opening and welcoming visitors Read More

Your Best Vacation: Why You Should Use a Travel Specialist

Adventure, relaxation, exploring new places or returning to an old favorite, traveling by plane, car, train, boat or a combination, the perfect vacation is different for each of us.  In today’s information and technology age, some would have us believing we can do anything we want without the personalized help Read More