2021 River Collection – Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises has released their amazing 2021 cruise collection and it is open for booking.  Remember to book with Wheels Up Adventures to receive your exclusive amenities.

This award-winning fleet of five all-suite, butler-serviced ships will offer a rich collection of 183 all-inclusive voyages ranges from 7 to 16 days in 2021 with many combinable options. Itineraries showcase dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with many overnight stays and late departures allowing for immersive exploration on complimentary experiences ashore, including full-day overland adventures to places like Salzburg and Český Krumlov. A new “Eastern Danube Discoveries” voyage debuts, and other special itineraries include springtime “Tulips & Windmills” sailings, fall/winter Christmas Markets voyages, and picturesque “Enchanting Moselle” journeys.

Click the link below for the 2021 River Collection.

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Contact us www.wheelsupadventures.com/ or by email at marnie@wheelsupadventures.com

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Why Traveling Lifts Up Your Spirits

Posted by: Windstar Cruises on October 17, 2018

The more you travel to new destinations in your life, the more you broaden your mind and spiritual horizons. Whether you’re watching the sunset from the cliffs of Dover, taking in the view of the majestic Taj Mahal with your mate, or even lounging on the black-sanded beach of Punaluu in Hawaii, both mind and instinct tell you that travel enlivens your very being.

Truly, it’s critical to get away from your home headquarters, where you’re linked to so many burdensome responsibilities, chores and the chains of a full-time job. You know this. But you need persuasive facts to motivate you to finally break the work bonds and set yourself free and a-roaming’ for a healthy period of time.

Consider the following facts that explain how traveling significantly boosts your mental health — followed by tips on how to get the most out of your vacation:

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1. You Experience a Mood-Boosting High

A Journal of Travel Research study found that vacationing considerably boosts mood and well-being, making travelers happier and more relaxed. A similar study by American Psychological Association also found that taking a leisure trip dampens the effects of burnout and fortifies the mind and spirit against energy-draining tasks at work once you’re back in the office.

Scientists have also confirmed improved physical effects among recently returned vacationers, such as deeper sleep, less insomnia, and a more relaxed state. Experts recommend taking frequent mini-trips throughout the year to prolong the effects of a restorative vacation.

Tip:Find out the restorative physical effects of a vacation by keeping a Fitbit on your wrist. It measures your sleeping hours and keeps tabs on any sleep interruptions, while monitoring your heart and generating exercise data.

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2. Your Relationships Deepen

Researchers further say that travel strengthens the bonds with accompanying friends and family while encouraging new connections among the locals. It often happens that vacationers in new surroundings will gather the gumption to approach, engage, and meet with new people during their travels. At home, the willingness to do this isn’t as likely since people already feel incorporated into their local social community.

Taking such a chance with strangers can lead to fascinating and meaningful experiences that make a vacation more fun and enjoyable. Some vacationers, avid pet lovers to the bone, even take their pets with them to a leisure destination, where their four-legged companions often attract new people for vacationers to chat with and befriend.

Other pet-owning vacationers turn to technology to forge a connection with the locals. Some professional pet sitting services continually send pet owners videos and images of their precious cat or pooch, which give the locals a lot to smile at and coo over.

Trips taken with a romantic partner or family members also deepen the familial bonds. You form a ton of fun memories and adventures with your loved ones during travels — the kind that you will be talking about for years to come.

3. You Become More Grateful

You become a more grateful person when you travel to completely different and new vistas and environments. You lovingly take in all the kind gestures of the locals in making you feel welcome. Plus, if you’re witnessing poverty, you become more grateful of your own station in life and the privileges that come with it. Additionally, because you engage with people from variant linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, you become more compassionate and more tolerant of the diversity of people in general.

The Takeaway

If work had been giving you the blues, the joys of your vacation would perk you up for a long time coming. But in the end, your mindset will importantly determine how much fun you will actually have on your vacation. Exercising mindfulness, living in the present and being open-minded will ground your experiences of new and exciting adventures – both big and small — in your mind during your restorative vacation. The end result? A more relaxed, more mirthful you.

How to Explore

Recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler on the 2016 Gold List of Favorite Cruise Lines and by USA TODAY readers for Best Boutique Cruise Line, Windstar’s fleet of small luxury sailing ships and all-suite power yachts with 148 to 310 guests bring you closer to smaller ports and exclusive local experiences around the world. Visit windstarcruises.com or call 888-460-5098 for more information.

For more travel experiences aboard Windstar Cruises and to learn about our exclusive amenities, please contact Wheels Up Adventures at Request for more information – Wheels Up Adventures.


Written by: Catherine Workman

Catherine Workman believes we should all leave our comfort zones once in awhile. She travels to boost her physical and mental health. Ms. Workman is part of a great team at WellnessVoyager and enjoys sharing her thoughts on travel and wellness.

Our Best Offer Yet – U By Uniworld

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IT’S BACK.

Why was Uniworld named the “#1 River Cruise Line” in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards? It might have something to do with our one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, such as the newly renovated S.S. Beatrice and award-winning S.S. Joie de Vivre. It could have also been due to our delicious farm-to-table comfort cuisine or choice of carefully curated experiences or outstanding service or all-inclusive amenities.

No matter what the reasons were for receiving such an honor, one thing’s for sure: we want you to come experience an ultra-luxurious Uniworld river cruise for yourself—for less.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON SELECT CRUISES WITH OUR BEST OFFER.*

 

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*Our Best Offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2019 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 11/1/2018 and 12/31/2018. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. All fares and savings CST #2075415-20 listed are in US Dollars. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings
vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other
restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please visit Uniworld.com.

 

Ventures by Seabourn Antarctica

 

Experience a new, fresh look at Ventures by Seabourn’s Antarctica. See penguins, whales and other diverse wildlife, kayak around icebergs and massive glaciers, hike along the majestic continent and see the wonders of Antarctica up close through our optional Ventures program, only on Seabourn.

Request information on this cruise line or any destination at Request for Information Form

The Seabourn Difference
  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations 
  • Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
  • All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences 
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected 
  • Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed
  • World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
  • Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  • Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations
  • Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
  • Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program
  • An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice

Voyage du Vin – Cunard Cruise Line

Sail aboard one of the amazing Cunard ships and cross one more item off your bucket list.  Tour of the amazing Mediterranean wine. regions

Throughout the journey, you will enjoy wine pairings, talks and dinners hosted by wine experts and producers before heading to the shores of Spain, France and, Italy to visit these world-renowned wine regions.

 

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Specialty Cruises for 2018 & 2019 – Cunard

Just one of the many reasons I adore Cunard. Check out these specially created event cruises which have been tailor-made to bring popular themes to life and further enhance your Cunard experience.

These unique event cruises include expert speakers, insightful activities and exclusive events on board plus an array of related bespoke shore excursions in selected ports of call.

Here is a sample of some of the event cruises they are offering:

Transatlantic Fashion Week
Queen Mary 2 – Sep 2, 2018
Queen Mary 2 – Jul 28, 2019

Renowned for glamour, dressing up and unforgettable special occasions, we are delighted to once again host the Queen Mary 2’s annual Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2018 and 2019. One can experience a glamorous array of catwalk shows, fashion presentations, photography exhibitions, styling and fashion workshops, new leading retail brands and much more.

Big Band Ball
Queen Elizabeth – Aug 24, 2018
Queen Elizabeth – Oct 4, 2019

Each of the three Queens will look forward to playing host to their own Big Band Balls for dance and music lovers around the world to enjoy. Cunard’s biggest orchestras of the year will delight guests in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom with music from Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

A Journey of Genealogy in association with Ancestry®

Queen Mary 2 – Nov 4, 2018

Cunard is excited to present its first ever cruise dedicated to tracing family trees, in association with Ancestry®, the premiere family history resource that opens the door to discover, preserve and share meaningful family stories. With the Transatlantic Crossing comes a wealth of history linking to the new world and personal stories of emigration, the ideal setting for a dedicated family history cruise.

 

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