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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

5 of the Most Unique Cruises in the World

Have you ever dreamed of spending your vacation surrounded by like-minded people with the same interests as you? We all have our passions that drive us and excite us, and when considering the best vacation to truly refresh yourself, everyone should consider their own hobbies and interests.  What if we Read More

The Eight Best Family Activities in Japan

Finding the perfect location to take your family on vacation can be difficult. Everyone has different interests, weather preferences, and vacation aspirations. And there’s always that one family member who decides days before the trip begins that they’re exclusively eating peanut butter (smooth) and raspberry jam (seedless) sandwiches for every Read More

Awaken Travels Travel Talk April 19, 2022

Awaken Travels’ owner Cindi Sanden and agents Teresa DeGraff discuss travel news. The Latest Wedding and Honeymoon Headlines: This article says the newest romance trend is “honeymoon renewals” – couples redoing and upgrading their first honeymoon that may have been subpar due to COVID-19 or financial stresses … The New York Times says plain white wedding Read More

6 Destinations Ideas For A Wonderful November Honeymoon

November is an ideal month to head out on your honeymoon. You hit the perfect sweet spot balance of a romantic holiday festive feel without the tremendous crowds that can descend upon the major destinations once December rolls around.  Once people start taking their family vacations in early December, many Read More