It's always best to start planning your trip to Alaska early-- 8-12 months in advance if possible.

Shakespeare once wrote, “In delay there lies no plenty.” He was, of course, talking about love, but he may as well have been talking about planning a summer trip to Alaska. Christopher Travel recommends clients begin their Alaska summer vacation planning one year in advance. There are many reasons for this. Alaska’s summer is short.…

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Few places on earth capture the essence of romance, adventure and beauty like the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti. This paradise of islands is Christopher Travel’s Destination of the Year 2022. Today we focus on the most visited of French Polynesia’s archipelagos: The Society Islands. The largest and most popular of these islands include Tahiti,…

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Updated April 9, 2020 to reflect the U.S. Department of Transportation Enforcement Notice Short version: If a U.S. airline cancels your flight then you are entitled to a prompt refund. When able wait for the tour provider to cancel! Please feel free to contact Rick (rick@christopher.travel) if you have any questions. A General Note About…

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We’re posting the following recommendations as of March 20 specifically for the benefit of our Christopher Travel clients though it is available for anyone. Please feel free to share this link with others. While we have been in contact with all our clients who are leaving imminently or traveling currently we want to reiterate to…

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The two biggest obstacles for a Bucket List Family Vacation are finances and timing. All too often people don’t even let themselves consider an out of the ordinary vacation because they think it costs too much or they are afraid they won’t be able to get time off work to go. Both of these are…

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Before my youngest daughter was even born and my oldest was barely seven years old I set out with the goal of getting them all around the world before they left for college. It was a tall order and I knew it would be a challenge. And I’ve done a pretty good job of it…

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — quoted by the Chinese philosopher Laozi For most travelers that one small step is in the airport—a notoriously frustrating place.  In order to avoid starting your vacation with an airport induced headache I have several tips and tricks to make the whole process…

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