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July 8, 2020

#AlaskaVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Alaska — urbanvacations @ 3:08 pm
#Alaska’s #Natural #Beauty
#AlaskaVacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069

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America's Natural Beauty
GLACIERS WIDER THAN STATES
#Peaks taller than skyscrapers…#Bears bigger than cars… Stories and traditions as deep as icebergs. Alaska is a land full of untamed wilderness, unclimbed mountains, unguarded backcountry and unexpected discoveries around every bend, through every valley and between every picturesque #National #Park.

Come gee! Come haw! Come out for Alaska’s “Last Great Race” (the Iditarod)…Come see, come hear, come witness the thunderous roar of glaciers crashing into the sea…  Lose yourself and get lost in dream-come-true        “to dos” and views that deliver you to majestic coasts and monumental crests on an #Alaskan #adventure. Alaska is a far-from-ordinary, “bucket list” destination that’s oh-so-close to home. Let us show you the way.

2021 ALASKA VACATIONS
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Nature's Best Alaska
NATURE’S BEST ALASKA
Mountains. Glaciers. Wildlife. You couldn’t see more of the great state of Alaska in one week if you were an Iditarod sled dog.
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Spectacular Alaska
SPECTACULAR ALASKA!
From mountains to mammals, everything is bigger in Alaska. While spotting a giant whale or grizzly might be “no biggie” to the locals, we think you’ll agree, this Alaska vacation is huge.
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Grand Alaskan Adventure
GRAND ALASKAN
ADVENTURE
With magnificent scenery, awe-inspiring experiences and the chance to witness wildlife in its natural environments, this Alaska tour delivers an extraordinary vacation!
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Alaska and The Yukon
ALASKA &
THE YUKON
Just as the #Klondike stampeders traversed snow-covered mountains, crossed raging whitewater rapids and quenched their thirst in rowdy saloons, you can too on this inspired and “undiscovered” getaway.
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TRAVEL IN 2021 WITH FLEXIBILITY
A complimentary 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan is attached to your booking. This allows you to move to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or another brand. No penalties.
COMMITTED TO YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our Global Health & Safety Team has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health and happiness of our guests.
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If you’ve traveled with us recently, you might just be lucky enough to have received a “Welcome Back” credit. Or, if your 2020 plans changed, you could be holding onto funds to reset your vacation with a Letter of Credit. Is today the day to invest in your next escape, using your credit to discover new places? When you go, you will earn more credit for future travel. Even better.
DreamingDoesntStop
Until the day comes when we can resume the joy of being your global guide, keep dreaming. We certainly are.
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June 18, 2020

#USAvacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Airfare + Hotel Packages,Alaska,Arizona,California,Canada National Parks — urbanvacations @ 8:25 pm

This is the perfect time for you to rediscover our continent’s beautiful backyard and cross off those bucket lists that may have been forgotten.

From the Rocky Mountains to the sandy shores of the Carolinas, and the Florida Keys; we help you find the fresh air your are seeking! NYC.  Washington DC. Boston. Las Vegas. Reno. San Francisco. NAPA / Sonoma Wine Country.  Montreal. Toronto. Vancouver.

Air Transportation, car rental, accommodations, sightseeing, everything! Escorted MotoCoach Tours.
YES! and Canada as well.  We offer rail trips any where in USA or Canada.  
Want just one city for a few days! YES! We do do that for you as well and get you THE BEST RATES!

CALIFORNIA COAST

FLORIDA SUNSHINE
NEW ENGLAND ESCAPES
USA NATIONAL PARKS
LAS VEGAS | Reno
SOUTHERN CHARM
GULF COAST – New Orleans
CASCADE MOUNTAINS

We complement your booking with top selling activities!

We hope you find this selection of hotels useful, but if you need more options here’s some other tips to help you get started:

Accommodations by National Park or region! We have a wide range in places like White Mountains National Park in New Hampshire, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the North Carolina Coast more! Just ASK! and we will provide the answers in a timely manner. EMAIL #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

#ReadyToGo!!!

National Parks from Sea to Shining Sea! All inclusive: air transportation, car rental, accommodations, sightseeing, entrance fees where required, everything! Just Ask! #EMAIL #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com 24|7|365 We offer individual trips, and Escorted MotorCoach Tours with a professional guide.

Resorts to meet every want, need, desire or expectation you have, from Florida to Hawaii across this Great Land!

Golden Eagle Grand Canyon Heli Tours

Key West Trips

Boggy Creek  Florida Private Airboat Tour

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

California Coast Highway Road Trip
Alaska, Hawaii and all of the USA 48 States!

TELL US

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Tell us: who will be traveling. Names as they read on passports. Preferred Days/Dates of travel. Home Airport.

Tell us: you wants, needs, desires and expectations and realistic budget, and we will have a firm quote the same or next day.

Tell us: is this a Honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, multigenerational reunion. Ask about group rates.

Tell us: if interested in sports like Golf, Diving, Biking, Hiking, Surfing, Yoga or Spa Services.

#USAvacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 since 1985 Same owners, same location.

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June 9, 2020

#AlaskaRail #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 EMAIL #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Alaska — urbanvacations @ 8:36 pm

TRIP OVERVIEW

Alaska is famous for its glaciers, fjords, mountains and lakes and on this 9-day journey, you’ll experience it all. After exploring Anchorage, board the Alaska Railroad for a trip to Seward where you’ll cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and see wildlife, mountains and glaciers. Continue the journey north to the town of Talkeetna and then it’s off to the crown jewel of Alaska, Denali National Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sightseeing tour of Anchorage
  • Sightseeing cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Alaska Railroad® in Adventure Class accommodations from Anchorage to Seward and Anchorage to Talkeetna, Talkeetna to Denali, Denali to Anchorage.
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 2 meals included (2 lunches)
Trip Map
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Alaska is all about amazing photo ops. Sensational Scenery. Amazing Animals.

May 30, 2020

#AlaskaGrizzlyExpeditions #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Alaska,Grizzly Expeditions — urbanvacations @ 7:27 am

#AlaskaGrizzlyExpeditions

#FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069

EMAIL #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com 24|7|365

You simply won’t believe how close you can get to these giant brown bears — safely, and on foot! —

until you join Expedition Leader Brad for this adventure about the grizzlies of Alaska’s Katmai Coast.

Small-group expeditions to this roadless realm offer our guests the exclusive chance to meet wild bears at close range, surrounded by the silence and magnitude of the southwest Alaska wilderness. Brad is a bear specialist and one of Alaska’s top naturalist guides, and he will share his deep understanding of bear behavior and communication,

developed over more than 20 years of working as a bear guide.

Welcome to another installment of The Nature Advisor, our  series exclusively for our trusted advisor community, who will share with our Expedition clients.

Our goal is to help you learn more about the world’s most enticing

nature destinations.

“Grizzly-Land: Alaska’s Katmai Coast.” I introduce you to bear expert Brad, who has been an Expedition Leader since 2005. This presentation will focus on

grizzly bears, Brad leads adventures to visit bears around the world,

from the polar bears of Churchill to the pandas of China.
There’s no better place to see the largest brown bears in the world than the

Katmai Coast, and Brad has spent years bringing guests into close encounters with these powerful denizens of the Alaska wilderness. Learn about the behavior and biology of these bears, and how an understanding of their communication signals allows our Expedition Leaders to take groups safely into their world.

And once again, I want to share a message of optimism:

These Adventures arewell-positioned to weather the current storm — and amidst it,

we are here to support you in every way!

 

May 26, 2020

#ScenicTrainTrips #USA #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa90069 #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

#ScenicTrainTrips #USA Lower 48 and Alaska

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#CoastStarlight

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway is an iconic American road trip, but to really get the full effect of the stunning seaside cliffs, take what many call Amtrak’s most beautiful train ride, the Coast Starlight. It’ll take you 36 hours to take the 1,377-mile trip, but you’ll hit all the highlights such as San Francisco Bay, the snow-covered Cascades, and Puget Sound. Travel in style, get the upgraded package with a private sleeper car.

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

#SKAGWAY, #ALASKA

Train going through mountains

This breathtaking 2.5-hour, 40-mile, round-trip train journey will have riders thinking back to a time when prospectors adventured to the Yukon in search of fortune during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. The train leaves Skagway and climbs 3,000 feet in just 20 miles — taking riders past glaciers, mountain lakes, towering trestles, and scenic waterfalls. The White Pass and Yukon Route is a piece of Americana that can’t be missed.

#CaliforniaZephyr

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Train going through rocky landscape next to the Colorado river

The California Zephyr took its maiden trip in 1949 and still draws tons of travelers to this once-in-a-lifetime scenic trip across America’s heartland. The Zephyr comes complete with four vista domes that provide passengers with breathtaking scenery as you pass through the Rockies, across the desert country of Nevada and Utah, and  the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains in California. This scenic and historic train route promises to showcase the heart of Gold Rush country on its two-day, 2,800-mile rail journey.

#SouthwestChief

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Sedona National Park at sunset

Once dubbed the “Train of the Stars,” the Southwest Chief was America’s first all-Pullman sleeping car train. Today, you don’t have to be a celebrity to take the same route between the Windy City and L.A. You can still enjoy a sleeping car and some of the nation’s most iconic sights such as the red cliffs of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, the Rockies, and Arizona’s missions.

The Grand Canyon Railway

#GRANDCANYON, COLORADO

Grand canyon railway train

You’ll definitely get a feel for the “Wild West” as you take a ride on the restored cars of the Grand Canyon Railway. The 65-mile trip will take you across the high desert to the South Rim of the canyon, offering terrific views of America’s most iconic, natural landmark. The trip features Old West entertainment complete with authentic characters passing on folklore and musicians providing a hand-clapping and foot-stomping good time.

#SunsetLimited

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Mountains with golf course in front

You would be hard-pressed to find a train trip with a more diverse slice of the U.S. than the Sunset Limited. This 2,000-mile mega trip includes it all. From the golden deserts of the Southwest to the rugged plains of Texas to Louisiana’s Bayou, the Sunset Limited will be sure to please both train enthusiasts and novices alike. Along the way, the train makes stops in Palm Springs, Phoenix, El Paso, and San Antonio before pulling into the station in New Orleans. So sit back and relax as the panorama of America’s coastal and desert landscapes slides by your window.

Alaska Coastal Classic

#ANCHORAGE, #ALASKA TO #SEWARD, #ALASKA

Train tracks going past Chugach mountains

Alaska has some of the best scenery around and a cruise isn’t the only way to enjoy its magnificent wildernesses. Hop aboard the Coastal Classic and ride the 114-mile journey from Anchorage to Seward. You’ll have to plan your excursion because the train only runs from mid-May to mid-September. Be on the lookout for bald eagles and whales as the train takes you past the Chugach Mountains and along the Turnagain Arm waterway. Then it’s off into the wilds of the Kenai Peninsula backcountry for fantastic views of ancient glaciers. Combine this train trip with an Alaska cruise on a Small Ship. NOW is the time to make your reservations! JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Empire Builder

#CHICAGO, #ILLINOIS TO #SEATTLE, #WASHINGTON

Empire Builder train going over a bridge

History buffs will love a ride on the Empire Builder. The route traces parts of the Lewis and Clark Trail from the heart of America to the towering evergreens of the Pacific Northwest. This 46-hour trip is a fantastic way to see a big chunk of the U.S. From Chicago, you’ll cross the mighty Mississippi, see Montana’s Glacier National Park, and pass chug past the Cascade Mountains on your way to Seattle’s Puget Sound.

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