7 Items to Pack for an Incredible Family Vacation

Have I packed everything we’ll need for this family vacation? Is there anything I forgot that will cause a midnight Target run six hours before departure? We all ask ourselves these questions before any big vacation and especially on family vacation when others could be relying on our packing prowess. Read More

The Best Places to Honeymoon in September

September is one of the best months to honeymoon. It’s often the beginning of the slower season for travel with school back in session and most summer weddings over. September weather is a transitional time, but often that means more comfortable temperatures somewhere on the moderate side of warm but Read More

The 7 Best Destinations for Underwater Exploration

Snorkeling might just be the single most fun thing a nature lover can do in the water. If you have ever considered planning a trip with some great snorkeling involved, or perhaps even a trip entirely around an epic snorkel trip, we are here to help! Below are some of Read More

Get to know Awaken Travels agent: Owner Cindi Sanden

As a travel agency full of experts, we get to know our clients well. Heck, we have your travel itinerary and text back and forth about plans! We know what you’re incredibly excited about on vacation and we made your dinner reservations for that newly opened place that’s impossible to Read More

Ocean Vs. River Cruising: Which One Is Right for You?

Choosing between taking a cruise on a river and one on the ocean is a lot like choosing between having dessert before dinner, or after. Either way, you win. Both river cruising and ocean cruising offer constantly changing views, luxurious amenities, new sights and sounds, and no hassle access to Read More

Awaken Travels Travel Talk February 15th, 2022

Awaken Travels’ owner Cindi Sanden and agents Teresa DeGraff, Vijal Ludlow, & Camila Gonzalez discuss alternative cruise lines and travel news. Travel news from around the world Travel partner countries (ages 12+) will be allowed to submit a negative rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test when they arrive Read More

Best Places to Honeymoon in December

December is a time of celebration, a time of holiday cheer, and a month of coming together with friends and family. This makes December an obvious choice as a great month for weddings as well. The fact that everyone has more time off of work and school during December is Read More

Awaken Travels Travel Talk February 8th, 2022

Awaken Travels’ owner Cindi Sanden and agent Teresa DeGraff discuss the top travel headlines. What’s New in Travel In a deal valued at USD 6.6 billion, Frontier Airlines will acquire Spirit Airlines, combining the two largest U.S. low-fare carriers. Over 1,000 daily flights will be offered to over 145 destinations Read More

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Favorite Traveler

Finding the perfect gift for the traveler in your life can often be a daunting task. But finding something they love and pack on vacation with them every time can come with lasting enjoyment. It’s a way to come along with them on every trip, even if you’re not there Read More