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Hi Travel Buddies,

Looking at the beautiful brochure on Norwegian Cruise Line reminds us of our memorable cruise to Alaska.

Norwegian Cruise NATAS Fair 2012 promotion offers the 7-day Sawyer Glacier/Glacier Bay Cruise from USD679.  Prices in USD have not moved much but you will save about 20% more due to the surge on the stronger Singapore Dollar now as compared to our trip in 2010.

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Hi Travel Buddies,

Fancy a holiday vacation on the high seas?  Check out the Royal Carribean roadshow this weekend, Oct 8 and 9 at Ngee Ann City, basement 2, 10am to 10pm.

Besides the usual cruise packages in Southeast Asia and Indo China, they have launched the 7-Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise for next year already, May 18 to Sep 7, 2012.  Every year, the Alaska cruises can only sail for a limited period for about 4 months, so please plan ahead and book early to secure a good price.  Wonder how much we paid for our Alaska cruise last year?  Click here.

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Hi Travel Buddies,

NATAS Fair 2011 is coming in less than two weeks time.  We are sure some of you have already firmed up your travel plans and waiting to snag the best travel deals during NATAS Fair.  However, we also know that there are also many of you still undecided where to go for your next holiday and perhaps need some suggestions.  So we hit the library today and borrowed a book on “100 must go places in your life” by National Geographic.

While we are not going to list down all the 100 places in this post as we thought having too many choices is probably not really a good idea as most of us will end up still not knowing where to go, haha. 😛

So we decided to hand pick 10 countries/places from the 100 places listed in the book after taking consideration the climate, the favourable exchange rates and our travel experiences.  Yes!  We are glad that we have been to some places (highlighted below) recommend by National Geographic.  However, there are also some countries that we have visited but it was a pity that we did not manage to visit those places recommended.  Well, this gives us a reason to visit the country again.  Meanwhile, do check out our travel itineraries and photos within our blog for more ideas.

Top 10 Destinations Recommended

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Hi Travel Buddies,

We remember that we started preparing for our Alaska Cruise around this time last year.  We went in September 2010 but made our booking in early April 2010.

Do you know that Alaska Cruises only sail from May to September every year?  This explains why some people even book one year ahead to avoid disappointment.

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Hi Travel Buddies,

One colleague asked for our itinerary to Alaska and Canadian Rockies.  After looking at our 23-day itinerary, he jokingly replied that his boss will never allow him to go for such a long break.

We understand that some people may not be as fortunate as us to be able to go for such a long holiday.  However, if you plan ahead and assure that work in the office will run smooth during your absence, you will stand a good chance to convince your boss to approve your leave. 🙂

Both of us planned for our Sep 10 trip months ahead.  We started our planning in Feb/Mar and booked our flight in April, more than 5 months before our actual trip.  Going  for a free and easy long trip generally requires more advance planning and make your bookings ahead will help you to secure the arrival/departure dates you like, especially if you want to travel on public holidays or weekends.  Usually, booking ahead will also land you a good bargain than last minute bookings.

We learned that Alaska Cruises are so popular around the world nowadays that some people even book one year ahead!  Partly because there is a limited number of months the cruises can sail, between May to Sep every year.

With the continued weakening of the US dollars, Alaska is definitely a good choice destination this year!   At the current US dollar rate, we reckon that it will be at least 10% cheaper as compared to what we paid last year if you book now.  We will be sharing more about our experiences on the cruise so that you can plan ahead and take action during the NATAS fair next month! 🙂

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