Anguilla Best Beaches

As I was reading through some travel articles this morning, I came across one by USA Today on the Best Caribbean Beaches: Hot spots and hidden gems. So I thought I would share pieces of that with you here today and throughout next week! Today we are talking Anguilla–check it out!

1401982672003--DSC6861.jpgOn a typical sunny day, which is virtually every day, Merrywing Bay is the capital of calm. Unless Sports Illustrated is there photographing the 2017 swimsuit issue at The Reef resort, the only resort on the out-of-the-way beach. “When you’re shooting body paint you need to be, well, secluded,” said MJ Day, Sports Illustrated swimsuit editor. Apart from those 10 days in January, the beach at the far western end of Rendezvous Bay is delightfully uncrowded.

Shoal Bay East, not to be confused with Upper Shoal Bay or Shoal Bay West, is the busiest beach on the island. Day-trippers from next-door St. Maarten park their towels on the 2-mile strip. Surfers prefer Meads Bay on the northwest coast, where you’ll also find the Four Seasons Anguilla and a 1401982672017-August-Monday-Sandy-Ground.jpgsprinkling of restaurants and small hotels. “On first glance, Meads Bay looks like a calm beach,” says Nori Evoy, surfer and founder of anguilla-beaches.com, “but the waves can get wild with swells up to 8 feet high which makes it the best beach on the island for surfers.”

Rendezvous Bay is one of the breeziest beaches on the south coast. With views of St. Martin in the distance, you’ll find some of the best dunes on the island, plus Dune Preserve, presided over by local reggae legend Bankie Banx, and CuisinArt Golf Resort where1401982672015-ap014.jpg non-guests are welcome to stop by for lunch, cocktails and dinner.

For your own secluded swath, head to Savannah Bay where you’ll find Junk’s Hole on the calmer, eastern side of the bay. Powdery sand and barely a soul in sight makes the east end beach a must-go for privacy-seekers craving solitude in the sun.

 

Interested in learning more about Anguilla? It’s time to contact us at Ambassador Travel!

 

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Boston’s Freedom Trail

Although our Holiday Weekend in Boston group trip is not a guided tour, we will be featuring exciting things to do around Boston at this time of the year. If you are interested in more information on this group trip please contact Connie Ruedinger 920.236.7777 or Connie@ambassadortravelltd.comfreedom-trail-boston.jpg

The Freedom Trail

The famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red-brick trail through Boston’s historic neighborhoods, tells the story of the American Revolution.  From the Old North Church to Faneuil Hall, and through resonant burying grounds, visit the temples and landmarks of the Revolutionary Era.

Begin your journey at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center located at 139 Tremont Street and conclude at the USS Constitution in Charlestown.

For more information on this exciting excursion and our Boston trip please contact us today as we are closing this group.

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Take a Walk Through Boston

Although our Holiday Weekend in Boston group trip is not a guided tour, each day this week we will be featuring options of exciting things to do around Boston at this time of the year. If you are interested in more information on this group trip please contact Connie Ruedinger 920.236.7777 or Connie@ambassadortravelltd.com

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Walk Into History Tour
January 27 – December 31, 2017
Recurring daily

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world.

For more information on this tour or on the Boston Memorial Weekend trip please contact us at Ambassador Travel today!

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Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Although our Holiday Weekend in Boston group trip is not a guided tour, each day this  week we are featuring options of exciting things to do around Boston at this time of the year. If you are interested in more information on this group trip please contact Connie Ruedinger 920.236.7777 or Connie@ambassadortravelltd.com

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Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

 

Insist on the original, one and only, orange and green Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston. Enjoy a 100 minute, fully narrated sightseeing tour aboard our authentic, all weather trolley! Daily departures leave at least every twenty minutes from 18 stops throughout the city including the New England Aquarium, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, the Trolley Stop Store on the corner of S. Charles & Boylston Streets, and most major hotels.

Old Town Trolley has expanded its tour route to include new stops in the Seaport District and at legendary Fenway Park. Adding two stops in the Seaport District gives guests access to the new Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Black Falcon Pier, and all the great hotels in this area. Welcoming visitors from around the country and around the world, Old Town Trolley conductors turn back the pages of history as they share colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and carefully researched historical information with riders.  Guests may tour the city at their own pace, disembarking and re-boarding at any or all of the stops to enjoy attractions, shopping and dining. The daily historic tour of the city on the familiar green and orange trolleys covers more than 100 points of interest including Boston’s Historic Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, the “Cheers” bar, Beacon Hill, Old North Church, The Public Garden, the North End (an exclusive stop) and much more.

Tours begin at 9 a.m. seven days a week, with the final tour of the day departing at 5 p.m. The Old Town Trolley offers a One Day Pass,Two Day Pass, New England Aquarium/Old Town Trolley Tour package  and Boston’s premiere frightseeing tour Ghosts and Gravestones! Call Ambassador Travel today or contact Connie to take part in this exciting excursion.

 

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Boston Historic Pub Crawl

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Although our Holiday Weekend in Boston group trip is not a guided tour, each day this week we are featuring options of exciting things to do around Boston at this time of the year. If you are interested in more information on this group trip please contact Connie Ruedinger 920.236.7777 or Connie@ambassadortravelltd.com

Boston Crawling Historic Pub Crawls

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Boston Crawling Historic Pub Crawls create a fun and unique Boston experience by combining:
Hidden History (the stuff your 8th grade Social Studies teacher left out)
Travelers from around the globe (New England to New Zealand)
Local Craft Beer (of course!)

3pm & 7pm each day as listed above!

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Alaskan Cruise Group

We are heading to Alaska! This Friday, March 24th, we are closing our group trip to Alaskan. We have 1 cabin remaining and we want you to fill it! If you have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise, then you are in luck. We will be sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line on the beautiful Norwegian Sun. Plus, you will be escorted by our resident Cruise Queen–Liz Kaprelian! Don’t hesitate, this group is almost closed!

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Boston

Ambassador Travel is heading to Boston, Massachusetts for Memorial Weekend. If you or someone you know has enjoyed our New York Memorial Weekend trips in the past then you are going to love this year’s adventure to Boston. Although, here at Ambassador Travel we have many different styles of group trips this one to Boston will be escorted, but it will be completely open for you to do whatever you want while you are there. What this means is that we will travel as a group to Boston and all stay at the same hotel. Once in Boston you can set out on your own as much as you want or form a group with others traveling with us. Connie, your Ambassador escort, will be there to help with recommendations on what to do in Boston. She can assist you with restaurant reservations, tickets to shows or suggestions on the perfect Boston pub crawl. This style of travel allows for you to see and do anything you want, but have the Ambassador expert with you for anything that you could need. See the flyer below for details. We currently only have 5 rooms left, which means the time to book is now. Contact us today.

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Honeymoon Cruise

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Below you will find an article we are featuring today about why Cruising for your honeymoon is such a great option! Have you cruise for your honeymoon? Share the details with us on our Facebook page or in the comments below!

Why You Should Go on a Cruise for Your Honeymoon

Four couples make the case for honeymooning at sea.

Wedding planning requires a million careful decisions and a fair amount of stress, which is why most couples want their honeymoon to be hassle-free, relaxing, and, most importantly, positively riddled with romance. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to the perfect honeymoon, but for some couples, a romantic honeymoon spent at sea just might win out over any traditional land-based counterpart. We chatted with four newlywed couples for their take on the question: Should you go on a cruise for your honeymoon?

The Knieriems—Abby, 26, a nursing student, and Dave, 36, a physician, from Ohio—opted to combine both their early 2016 nuptials and honeymoon aboard a Paul Gauguin Cruises voyage to French Polynesian islands (including Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea). Both first-time cruisers, the couple saw the appeal and practicality of a cruise for covering lots of ground in an island-filled region, which would ultimately save them money and spare them the complicated logistics of working out any similar arrangements via a land-based trip. “We wanted to experience several islands and take in the unique qualities of several locations in French Polynesia,” explained Abby.

The Counts—Zach, 35, an airline pilot, and Kim, 36, an insurance underwriter, from South Carolina—likewise chose Paul Gauguin for their 2016 honeymoon following similar logic. They also appreciated the all-inclusive and one-stop shopping aspect of cruising, with Paul Gauguin bundling in all of the usual staples of sailing (lodging, food, entertainment, and transportation), while throwing in extras like beverages and even airfare between Los Angeles and Tahiti. “This convenience reduced the stress of travel and really made the trip much easier,” Zach remarked, adding that the all-inclusive pricing model “allows a couple to forget the worries of paying for each and every event and spend the time just enjoying the experience.”

Both couples felt that their small-ship sailing with South Pacific specialists Paul Gaugin—often cited as one of the world’s best cruise lines for romance—far exceeded expectations. “From the moment we stepped on the ship, the cruise line did everything to make us feel special,” Dave said, citing pampering touches like a champagne and chocolate welcome amenity in their cabin, a Polynesian blessing ceremony, and warm congratulatory wishes from crew, captain, and other passengers throughout the sailing. Zach agreed: “We would go back on a cruise aboard the Paul Gauguin in a heartbeat.”

Small-ship line Windstar Cruises also runs one of its masted sailing yachts through French Polynesia for that jaw-dropping billowing-white-sails-in-the-sunset effect (the line offers other masted-ship itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, and Northern Europe, too). Windstar was the honeymoon choice for the Heisers—Brandon, 29, a marketing entrepreneur, and Brittney, 27, an interior designer, from Washington—who sailed to seven different French Polynesian islands with Windstar in 10 days. Brandon reminisced, “We would awake refreshed after a restful night to see the next island coming into view on the horizon.”

Brittney especially valued the convenience of the “floating hotel” feel of the cruise, recounting how they got to “see so many destinations, all without ever packing again or moving rooms.” While the Heisers had previously sailed on larger passenger ships from Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises, this was their first time aboard a premium small-ship line, which meant just hundreds instead of thousands of passengers, with trade-offs like fewer amenities in favor of more elbow room, and more personalized attention from the crew. As for the legendarily romantic French Polynesia as a honeymoon backdrop? Dave said, “We could not have had a more picturesque setting to celebrate our special occasion.” Brittney deemed it the honeymoon of her dreams. “Tahiti is so romantic, and sailing aboard Wind Spirit made it that much more magical with the sails and breathtaking sail-away ceremonies,” she said.

Indeed, island and beach destinations top the list of the most popular honeymoon cruising destinations, with the Greek Islands, Hawaii, and the Caribbean marking other popular choices. Though, of course, depending on preferences, some honeymooners may find a European river cruise, sailing along the coast of Alaska, or a voyage through Asia to be an even better fit.

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Slivovitz Review

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the latest installment of our Thirsty Thursday blog. Sometime last year I wrote a blog about Serbian Slivovitz, in this article I talked about how you can find this drink across central and eastern Europe, but I focused on it’s Serbian version. Last week I attended a Casimir Pulaski day at a favorite bar in Chicago. Now many of your are probably thinking, who is Casimir Pulaski, and honestly my thoughts exactly. Well I attended Pulaski day, with my husband and sister in law (they have polish decedents) and indulged in pierogis and sausage and ordered my first Slivovitz drink.

I thought I would give you all a little history lesson on the celebration I attended and a review on this Polish beverage. So after a little research I found out that Casimir Pulaski was a soldier and military commander in Poland. He fought against the Russians during a Polish revolution in the 1700s, but lost and was exiled from his native land. One of his good friends, Benjamin Franklin, encouraged him to emigrate to America, where he used his military expertise to assist in the American Revolution. Pulaski not only saved the life of George Washington at one point, he is also know as the “Father of the American cavalry”. Some of you history buffs out there may have already known about him, but I had no idea. And I am happy to now say that I sampled a shot in his honor with the traditional IMG_1448.JPG.jpegPolish beverage– Slivovitz. As you will read in my last blog post on the topic, it is a plum brandy, and well that is exactly what it tastes like. It is clear, to my surprise, as I assumed as a brandy that it would be a darker shade. It was grain like in taste with a sweet finish from the plum. Overall not something I would drink on it’s own, but definitely something worth giving a shot (no pun intended). I also tried a Slivovitz cocktail which included beets and it was extremely good, reminded me of a whisky sour.

So if you ever come across this eastern European beverage I encourage you to give it a try. If you would like to try this drink in it’s native location, then it is time to give us a call!

 

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