Real Travel Experts 2017-11-19T02:21:45+00:00

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

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    Hop Aboard Real Rail Vacations

    If you are considering a self-guided tour for your next vacation, check out the options for rail travel with your travel professional. Touring by rail is not only convenient but can also take you places in comfort and style.

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    The South Pacific is Waiting for You

    Had a busy year at work? Ready for a relaxing beach vacation? I know just the right place. The South Pacific resorts with over water bungalows.  Did you know that flying to Papeete, Tahiti in the South Pacific from Portland is just as fast as flying to the ...

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    The Small Ship Cruising Experience

    In an era of mega-ships -- some almost four football fields in length ...

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    Themed Walking Tours

    With cars and public transport these days, many of us do not walk where we want to go – sometimes we do not walk the street we live on! Walking about a city (or the countryside) gives you a unique perspective and appreciation for the passing scenery than one does not get driving by.  For this reason, whenever you can, take a guided walking tour or two on your vacation.

  • Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers

    The travel industry is highly competitive and nowhere more so than in cruising. Whether it is an ocean cruise or a river cruise, the market has exploded in the last few years with new vendors and new ships.

Around the World with Real Travel Experts

TRAVEL TIPS

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Travel Planning Creates Value

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Six Hot Leisure Travel Trends

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Tying the Knot at Sea

OCEAN CRUISING

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100 Years of Cruising

RIVER CRUISING

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 ...

REVIEWS BY  OUR TRAVEL EXPERTS

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 ...

1710, 2017

Review of Celebrity Cruise’s Galapagos

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - A REVIEW     Thanks to Shari Marsh [...]

908, 2017

Cote D’Azur to Paris on Avalon

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Cote D'Azur to Paris on Avalon   The adventure begins ... Casino in Monte Carlo We [...]

THE ISLANDS

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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 [...]

Antigua – Luxury Destination

Antigua is the larger of the Leeward Islands that comprise the country of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. An independent state since 1981, the country is promoted as a luxury destination ...

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 ...

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

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.

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.