Our resort in Connelles, France.
-John H. from Suffolk, VA
Our resort in Connelles, France.
-John H. from Suffolk, VA
Alpine Lake near Megève, France.
-Teresa C. from Austin, TX
During our trip to France, we drove to Vienna where we enjoyed the beautiful old buildings and fantastic public sculptures.
-Gary M. from Leamington, Canada
Chambord XVIIth Century Castle in France.
-Dace S. from Kingston, NY
Basilica of the Sacré Cœur in Paris, France.
-James B. from Ottawa, Canada
Built in 1350, this beautiful chateau is nestled in the Lanvaux Forest in the heart of Brittany, France. What an experience to stay in a real castle away from the tour buses, souvenir shops, and crowds of tourists.
-Margaret G. from Vancouver, WA
My stay in Paris was very brief - no more than 10 hours from start to finish – but it left me with a lasting impression, hungry for an extended visit in the City of Lights.
I was in high school and on a group trip to Italy and Germany, but our flight back to the USA left from Paris. All of the girls, including myself, were ecstatic that we would have at least some time to sightsee in Paris, but our journey on the German Autobahn took longer than expected, as our bus driver decided to implement his own very reasonable speed limit.
We didn’t arrive in Paris until around midnight, with our plane set to leave before 10am the next day. Our group leader made an agreement with us: If we were in the hotel lobby by 6am, he would take us to see the Eiffel Tower. We were running on very little sleep, but how could we come home saying we were in Paris and didn’t see the Eiffel tower?
As the sun rose the next day, our group had the privilege to walk along the Seine on a chilly August morning, with the Eiffel Tower coming closer and closer into view. We briefly paused at Notre Dame, and had just enough time to get up close to the Eiffel Tower and take a quick stroll down the Champs-Élysées. When we looked one way, we had a great view of the Arc de Triomphe, and when we looked the other we saw the pyramid outside The Louvre in the distance.
I arrived home jet lagged that evening however, I excitedly told anyone who would listen that I stood under the Eiffel Tower that very morning. And since then, I have been looking forward to the day I can have a lengthy stay in Paris, embracing its history and culture with a day at The Louvre, a Chateau tour on the Seine, and a romantic dinner in the Eiffel Tower.
Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona
-Gerald S. from Syracuse, NY
Heading to the Windy City this fall? Check out this article from Endless Vacation® magazine. You’ll find a detailed outline of the city and its top three destinations to get your shop on! From glitz and glamour to hipster-chic, Chicago has it all. Happy travels!
Shopping in Nice, France.
-Sharon H. from Mesa, AZ
The Town Center on one of our shopping trips.
-David N. from Nepean, Canada
Shopping at Caesars Palace
-Janet L. from Winnipeg, Canada
If you like shopping and are planning a vacation to Las Vegas then you’re in luck! The shopping scene in Las Vegas is booming. From the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace to the CityCenter on the Strip – there’s tons to choose from. Be sure to check out this article from Endless Vacation® magazine before your next trip to Sin City!
It was lots of fun and everyone was so friendly! Yes, they were always open to help us! Loved Mexico!
-Beverly G. from Willow Spring, NC
Heading to Florida to escape from the cold any time soon? If you find yourself wanting to do a little more than relaxing on the beach or hanging out at some of the hotspots in the area, stop by a few of the trendy boutiques surrounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Cocoa Beach, and Orlando. This article from Endless Vacation® magazine lists some of the best places to visit in Florida for your shopping fix.
There is a restaurant in the top portion of this wooden structure inside the high-end shopping center of CityCenter complex in Las Vegas. Very impressive.
-Michael M. from Calgary, Canada
Every year, late November – I take the vacation of a lifetime (literally).
My world tour (as I like to call it) takes place in the comfort of my very own home as I excitedly put up my Christmas tree. A “vacation” tradition that started by accident – has turned into my favorite weekend of the year.
It began decades ago. Without actually ever planning it, I discovered that I was suddenly scouring every vacation destination I visited for the perfect Christmas ornament. I sought out “special” ornaments – the ones that you could only find at tiny local gift shops. They were often hand painted by a local artist – and in some cases, more expensive than my airfare to get there.
To some, my souvenir shopping has turned into a full blown obsession. On occasion, I have been known to alter activities and arrive late for reservations – all in pursuit of the perfect ornament. I may or may not have also fallen victim to an utter state of frenzy due to a “lack” of ornament options in certain destinations (which I have also made a mental note of a great business opportunity). I now refer to myself as a “collector” as it seems to negate just a little bit of the crazy and serves as a better explanation for why it is physically impossible for me to board a departing flight without my coveted ornament safely nestled in my carry on.
My countdown has begun – in just a few short weeks I will be breathless in front of a Botticelli at the Louvre, island hopping through the Caribbean, river rafting in the Grand Canyon, wine tasting in Napa Valley and searching for my knight in shining armor in London.
I challenge anyone to plan a better trip than that.
A fabulous island! Cruise stop (Princess Cruises) aboard Ruby Princess. All houses were square and white with blue trim. Gorgeous!!!
-John M. from Ottawa, ON, Canada
We started our week vacation on a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. This picture is a small island we saw just before we entered the harbor.
-Candice G. from Keswick, ON, Canada
We had always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise, and RCI helped make it all possible! The guide at RCI really helped us find the cruise that best met our needs. The ship was awesome. We'd never taken a cruise before and the experience well exceeded our expectations. Even if you don't think of yourself as a cold-weather person, everybody should take an Alaskan cruise! We're definitely going again, with the help of RCI!
-Cindy N. from St. Peters, MO