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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    100 Years of Cruising

    A cruise is defined as a sail about in an area without a place of destination, especially for pleasure; or a voyage on a ship or boat for pleasure or as a vacation, and usually calling at several places. One can go back a hundred years or more of “cruising”; however, the definitive word in the definition of a cruise is “pleasure”.

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    Exploration of “Outlander’s” Scotland

    OUTLANDER'S SCOTLAND Scotland is a magical place not unlike its neighbour, Ireland, with stunning scenery, friendly people, and an abundance of both tragic and inspiring history.  Setting of the series of Outlander books by Diane Gabaldon, which is now [...]

  • Ah, To Winter in Sunny Portugal

    AH, TO WINTER IN SUNNY PORTUGAL Portugal in winter is almost a best-kept secret, unless you are European (especially British.) The British have been coming to this country and to Spain in the colder winter months to enjoy the [...]

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    Review of Celebrity Cruise’s Galapagos

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - A REVIEW     Thanks to Shari Marsh of Cruise Holidays Land & Sea in Raleigh, NC, and Celebrity Cruises®.  

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    Iceland – Land of Ice and Fire

    ICELAND - LAND OF ICE AND FIRE     Iceland conjures up icy weather, hot springs, and an incomprehensible (to North Americans) language and culture. While that picture may contain some truths, it can not negate the reasons to visit [...]

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

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 Yachts & 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

1710, 2017

Review of Celebrity Cruise’s Galapagos

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

908, 2017

Cote D’Azur to Paris on Avalon

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

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Video – Po River cruise on the River Countess & post stay in Rome

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Beth Schulberg , Cruise and Travel Specialist, and her husband explored Venice and the surrounding countryside and cities on a [...]

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

The view from Shirley Heights Antigua is the larger of the Leeward Islands that comprise the country of [...]

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.