Travels with Bob
Travels with Bob. Our blog with insightful articles, travel tips, advice, destination reviews and cruise reviews by our president and author Bob Shaffer.
European Vacation Season Off To A Quick Start
...if you are even thinking about traveling to Europe before October, now’s the time to act, especially with so many people descending on Europe’s capital cities of London, Paris and Rome over the next several months. Rounding out the top five 2023 world destinations are Barcelona and Tokyo.
Could It Be Time To Ditch Your Bucket List
I often think about “where to go next” when it comes to planning my personal travels. Like most people, I have nurtured a “bucket list” of destinations to visit while I still can. Recently, however, experiences during my travels have become more important to me than new destinations.
Luxury or Deluxe? Oceania vs Azamara | with Bob Shaffer
Oceania Vs Azamara! are they luxury or deluxe? and one of them claims to have the finest cuisine at sea. Luxury travel advisor Bob Shaffer of Vacations by Cruise & Travel Experts joins Ken to delve into the question:
Vacation Options Abound For 2023 Travelers
While the year won’t be new much longer, there’s still time to make your resolutions for the next 12 months and to consider your 2023 travel plans. Planning early is an effective way to ensure the best pricing and availability, while ...
Travel Opportunities Abound
With most of this year already in your rearview mirror, it’s time to be making leisure travel plans for the year ahead and possibly well beyond. It’s certainly not too early to be looking 12 to 18 months in advance for the best 2024 cruise and land itineraries ...
International Travel Returning to 2019 Levels
Vacation travel continues to evolve as we adapt to a new “normal” and a plethora of new “Apps” designed make leisure travel healthier and easier to navigate. In addition, major cruise lines and tour operators have relaxed covid-related...
2020 Newsletter Archive
A Year Most Travelers
Would Like to Forget!
Many of us have experienced previous years we would just as soon forget ever happened. With less than five months remaining this year, I am now certain that 2020 will go down as the most forgettable year of my life – and probably yours, too! Read More…
When will the world reopen to Vacation Travelers?
I would surely tell you, if only I knew! Although certain destinations are beginning to roll out the welcome mat to tourists and there are other positive signs, nobody really knows for certain when we will regain our freedom to travel whenever and wherever we desire. Read More…
Leisure Travelers Hopeful for July Cruising Restart
As we celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, many people may have thoughts of a summer vacation that may not be possible this year, with the travel industry essentially shut down and tourism continuing at a standstill. Read More…