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

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

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

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

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