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Travel Pros Tell All


Advice for World Travel

Travel directors are an essential part of world travel. From the many languages they speak to their connections with locals and a historical background the likes of a renowned professor, they are your concierge throughout the globe. Despite being from many different backgrounds, they share one thing in common: a passion for travel.

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A Life of 2,000 Journeys


One Ex-Pat Traveler's Story

The passport Jan Wheatley casually tosses into his briefcase as he jets off on another Travcoa journey is at least his 20th. Among the many visas he’s received over his 36 years of traveling is one of the first tourism visas issued to China in 1977. In addition, there’s one from Libya a few days before the war broke out that ended the Gaddafi regime and an Iranian visa that bears the image of someone else’s face. It’s a record of history, stamps that reflect the world that once was and the one it is fast becoming.

“When we travel we find that we have more things in common with each other than we have differences,” he says. “We get a much better perspective of the truth and every journey leaves a fingerprint that will be carried with us throughout our lives.”

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Socially Acceptable


Using Smartphones to Dine Abroad

As the use of smartphones explodes, so do the implications for travelers. From posting vacation pics to language apps, getting instant access to the world has never been easier. Having your phone along is particularly smart when it comes to dining. Here are our top tips for using your smartphone abroad to eat well while traveling:

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Travel Smarter - 7 Travel Apps For Your Smartphone


Traveling with Technology

Today’s travelers are packing more than guide books and toiletries. As technology expands, we are turning more and more to smart phones for smart travel. To make the most of your next journey, here’s a list of some apps for savvy and connected travelers.

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Go Farther: Private Jet Expeditions


Explore the World in a New Way



Where do you go if you’ve already been everywhere? What’s next for the person who has already seen the Mona Lisa or climbed the Spanish Steps? For avid travelers like you, now is the time to go further than ever before and explore the world in a way only known to a select few.

What if your next journey could take you on a “dreamtime walk” through the rainforest with an Aboriginal guide and then to a souq in the bustling medina of Fez, or from the shadows of the mysterious moai of Easter Island to a game drive across the Serengeti? With Private Jet Expeditions you can explore a world without boundaries, visiting more destinations in a single itinerary than most people will experience in a lifetime. Touch down on remote tarmacs in the bush and back country, all while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a custom-fitted Boeing 757.

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A Season to Fall For - Why autumn may be the ideal time for travel


Unique Fall Travel

Every season offers a world of experiences—from springtime in Amsterdam to Christmas in Germany—but to get the most of your next journey timing is everything. At Travcoa, we strive to pair the perfect itinerary with the best season in which to experience it. After all, while Rome in April may be lovely, at the height of summer it can be downright oppressive.


In an effort to deliver the right vacation at just the right time, we’d like to offer a plug for a sometimes over-looked travel season: autumn! We’ve fallen for September and October travel for a few reasons. To begin with, the start of school, or as the Parisians call it, la rentrée, means many cities see little-to-no tourists in the fall months. And, as the crowds thin, the weather remains pleasant and mild. Gone are the hot and humid days of summer and winter is still months away, making the climate delightful just about any place you can get your passport stamped. Finally, fall is arts season in Europe and harvest festival time the world over, giving you even more reasons to hit the road this September and October. Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Custom Journeys - Personalizing Itineraries One Journey at a Time


A Top Trend in Travel

Have you always wanted to learn the art of French cooking? What about tracing your family’s heritage back to its beginnings? Wonder what it would be like to take your entire family on a tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites or fly across Africa by private plane? The common thread in all of these experiences is the ability for travelers to tailor-make itineraries that suit their personal desires and allow them to experience the world on their own terms. So how does this show just what’s on the horizon for travel? Take a look at some up-and-coming trends.

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The Greatest Travel Asset


How a Travel Director Makes the Journey

When Travcoa Travel Director Amber Medkiff describes her job she likens it to a movie shoot. She is the producer, her clients are the actors and every journey begins as a blank set. Together, she and her travel companions weave an epic tale from shared experiences and climactic moments. What makes it interesting is that every journey she takes involves a new cast of characters and a different location, making it impossible to ever tell the same story twice.

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Small Rewards


Small-ship river cruising in “Travcoa style”

The ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held captive rise high above the town of Durnstien, Austria. In every direction rolling hills and lush farmlands create postcard-worthy vistas. And cutting a swath through the rich landscape runs the Danube River – far from any ocean and cruise ship to which most travelers are accustomed. The secret draw of small-ship cruising? State-of-the-art luxurious vessels that take you beyond the typical tourist ports and into the very heart of the countries they visit.

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