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

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

The best places for a retirement scouting vacation

When is a vacation a dual-purpose vacation?When it’s also a research trip – a retirement scouting trip to decide where in the world you’ll feel best when retirement comes around. We all dream of the day we can pack our lunch bag for the last time, grab that proverbial gold Read More

Reconnecting Your Soul: How To Take A Spiritual Awakening Journey Vacation

Researchers speculate that the surge in spiritual awakening journeys involve several factors.  We see a lot of people searching for … something. Something is usually intangible. This “something” can range from our challenging work-life balances to the current global popularity of Pope Francis to feeling overwhelmed by the news. Bestselling Read More

The Best Travel Gear We’re Packing in 2022

Packing for the perfect Caribbean honeymoon or an overwater bungalow in the Maldives? Maybe an all-inclusive trip to Turks & Caicos? Or even a whirlwind cruise to a few new potential favorites? We’re not only here to plan your perfect vacation, but we have expert advice on what to pack. Read More

How to Take a Stress-Free Honeymoon

A honeymoon is an amazing way to start off your marriage. The chance to spend some much needed quality time together as a newly married couple in a romantic and relaxing setting can be some of the best days of your whole relationship, especially after the hassles of wedding planning Read More