Real Travel Experts 2018-03-22T15:16:39+00:00

Travel Reviews, News, Travel Tips & Travel Blog by Real Travel Experts

  • The Essence of Capri, Italy

    Dropping by Naples on a cruise? Cruisers who disembark for the day passing through the Stazionne Marittima port terminal have a myriad of options: explore Naples, tour the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento and Amalfi, visit the ruins of Pompeii, take a ferry to Capri,...

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    Social Media and Travel

    Social media: you either love it to the point of being addicted to your devices or deplore what it has done to face-to-face socializing. Either way, it is having a huge impact on our daily lives, and on our special moments.

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    Turks & Caicos, Caribbean Vacation Destination

    One of your best bets for continuous sun on your Caribbean vacation is to visit the Turks and Caicos. This group of small islands, situated in the West Indies southeast of the Bahamas, has sunshine 96% of the time. With such an archipelago of sunshine...

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    A Cruiser’s Evening Dining

    A great deal of attention to planning of one’s ocean cruise vacation often goes to the port days – the excursion(s) or not, and if so, which ones, the clothes and items to pack, and so on. Dining options are often way down the list.

  • When in Rome

    Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when in Rome. You will, in all probability, wish to see the usual tourist favorites: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and the Colosseum. This article features fourteen little tips ...

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Social Media and Travel

When in Rome

OCEAN CRUISING

RIVER CRUISING

Dining On a River Cruise

LAND VACATIONS

PODCASTS

Book Your Next Cruise Onboard & Expedition Cruises

Should you book your next cruise when you are aboard your current cruise? Larry explains the programs and [...]

Knit & Stitch Cruise with Ann Sweeney

Larry interviews, Ann Sweeney of Knit & Stitch Boutique about the upcoming 2017 Knit & Stitch cruise. [...]

Seadream Yacht Cruising & Travel Insurance

Larry interviews Karen Brooks of  SeaDream Yachts, step up to yacht cruising.  In cruise news, cruise lines are ...

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2905, 2018

When in Rome

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Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when in Rome. You will, in all probability, wish to see the usual tourist favorites: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and the Colosseum. This article features fourteen little tips ...

1812, 2017

Regent Seven Seas Explorer Review

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

We were welcomed on board Regent’s most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer, for a preview voyage to experience all that Regent has to offer. From the moment you step on board and glimpse the stunning ...

1212, 2017

Marybeth Goes to Thailand 2017

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

My morning view from the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok. This is an awesome trip. You can visit ...

THE ISLANDS

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Turks & Caicos, Caribbean Vacation Destination

One of your best bets for continuous sun on your Caribbean vacation is to visit the Turks and Caicos. This group of small islands, situated in the West Indies southeast of the Bahamas, has sunshine 96% of the time. With such an archipelago of sunshine...

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Jamaica

Jamaica "No worries" is a phrase you'll hear daily in Jamaica. Nothing is a problem on this island paradise [...]

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Cruising from San Juan

CRUISING FROM SAN JUAN Approaching San Juan by Sea San Juan, Puerto Rico is a popular [...]

TRAVELS WITH CHA CHA

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Beware Travel Advisories

The following travel news article caused a chuckle or two upon reading. Maybe we in Canada all live in igloos and are (eat?) nuts. As the article on the absurdity of travel advisories was written five years ago, I thought the cautions may have changed; however, for the most part , they have not. 😀

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Disclaimer : Washroom Potty Humour !

Experienced travelers know you can expect anything when answering nature's call. If your adventures consist of trips within North America, you may experience culture shock when venturing outside your comfort zone. Mind you, we have all experienced that gross washroom in a gas station ...

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About Real Travel Experts

Real Travel Experts is the product of Compass Media, a website design and online marketing company servicing the travel industry. Our clientele is a small, elite collection of travel professionals who are truly experts in their field. Some of them you may meet here on Real Travel Experts.

A Travel Blog

This website had its beginnings as The Travel Bucket travel blog which was essentially travel reviews and articles written primarily by the company’s founder, first as a personal travel blog but morphing over the years into informative articles for use by our travel agency clients. Now we hope to present and highlight, in addition to our own content, the travel blog articles, videos, travel tips,  travel reviews and radio podcasts of some of these real travel experts we represent.

The Travel Bucket may have remained just that, a travel blog website, had it not been for the casual complaint of one of our clients that he – a true travel expert in a popular destination – was competing against those who claimed they were travel experts but had no “strength to their bench”. So how was the public to know who was really an expert when anyone could call themselves such? He wished there was a place the public could go that focused only on experts.travel reviews

Our Travel Professionals

Expert is a word often thrown out there casually to give a certain cache when listing one’s credentials. You have probably seen someone who has listed he or she is a certified agent in (destination) or (travel supplier). But obtaining a piece of paper does not qualify you to be an expert. Years of experience, major accreditations from ASTA and CLIA, and firsthand knowledge combined with that piece of paper make a travel agent into a travel expert, who can provide solid advice and travel tips you can rely on.

Real Travel Experts is very pleased to highlight these professionals in their field of travel and pass along their hard earned knowledge, travel tips and travel reviews to you. We hope you will appreciate them sharing, and reciprocate by engaging their services the next time you travel.

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