Great Trips for a Fabulous 2010

The new year brings a new set of opportunities to enjoy life on a higher level.  This year, why don’t you make your New Year’s resolution to travel as much as you can? Now that we are well into the winter season, it’s almost time to start thinking about the spring, and what better way to do that than to look at booking your first trip of the season?

Florida is beautiful all year round, but especially in the warmer months.  Spring is a favorite season of many because it’s not too hot and not too cold.  Florida has a lot to offer in the way of sightseeing, so this is the best way to check out activities that are exciting to you.  As you know, there are plenty of cities in Florida, so there is sure to be at least one that strikes your fancy.  Here are some suggestions to consider:

Miami is a sizzling hot city with a unique vibe, one that will have you pumped up to party the night away.  Many stars have called Miami home, including Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, and Rosie O’Donnell.  One visit and you’ll definitely see why!

Panama City is another great place to see, so it is no wonder that it has become the ultimate spring break destination.  There are plenty of things to see and do, including a Dinner & Dancing Yacht Cruise designed to showcase the beautiful St. Andrew Bay.  An all-you-can-eat feast is included, and live music so you can dance to your heart’s content.

Visit Orlando for some family-friendly fun and a visit to Fun Spot Action Park, where you can ride a go kart and take a leisurely ferris wheel ride; whatever suits your mood.  Kids will be thrilled to learn that there is also an arcade!

No matter what you do and where you go this spring, Florida is sure to deliver exactly what you’re looking for.  Check out the above links or visit for more specific offerings.

Visit Windsor and Eton Your Way!

England is known for its famous landmarks, beautiful natural surroundings, and those big red buses! An open-top bus tour is an ideal way to see London and the surrounding area, and it is a flexible option as well. If you are looking to see one of the Queen’s residences, Windsor Castle, a hop on hop off bus tour is the way to go.

The City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in Windsor & Eton comes complete with a pre-recorded commentary in English, in order to acquaint you with the areas of Windsor and Eton. The best part of this tour, however, is that it gives you the ability to hop on and off the bus at your leisure.

There are 11 stops on the tour, including Castle Hill (featuring Windsor Castle), High Street (Parish Church and Guildhall), Eton Court, and Windsor Bridge. The comfortable air-conditioned bus takes you to the sights that are major highlights in the vicinity.

Children under age 5 are free, and the regular child rate starts as low as $6.95 so this is an affordable trip for everyone. So get ready to experience Windsor and Eton as you enjoy the gentle breeze from atop one of those famous red buses. You won’t regret it!

To check out more on this tour and others in the areas of Windsor and Eton, England visit

PJ Party on the Polar Express!

This November and December, why not take the kids on the ride of the lifetime on the Polar Express? As featured in the animated movie starring Tom Hanks as the voice of the conductor, the Polar Express gives kids and adults the opportunity to feel the magic of Christmas while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, caroling, and a visit from Santa. The adventure begins and ends in Ely, Nevada – a historic mining town in White Pine County.

Kids are encouraged to get comfortable and wear their pajamas as they get cozy and listen to a reading of the story of the Polar Express. Everyone on the train is given a silver bell, a special gift from Santa and his elves before they depart the train. On the return trip to Ely, Nevada, the caroling begins so warm up your voices and get ready to belt out a Christmas tune.

This is not your typical train ride, so get in the Christmas spirit and bring along the little ones for a North Pole trip to remember! Visit for more details and to book tickets.

And the Winner is…Rio de Janeiro!

As the US is reeling from its defeat in attempting to win the bid for the 2016 Olympics, it may have people wondering, “What does Rio de Janeiro have that sets it apart from any other city?” Below is a list of reasons that make Rio de Janeiro an ideal place to take the family…and an army of athletic Olympic hopefuls:

-The city, which is the second largest in Brazil, is known for its carnival festivities, samba music, and beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. It will also be the site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

-Rio houses more than 50 museums, making it an ideal destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike. Included on the list are the Indian Museum, Native Art Museum, and Quinta da Boa Vista. A quick search on Rio de Janeiro brings up a host of other cultural opportunities in the city.

-Many sporting events take place in the city, including the MotoGP Brazilian Grand Prix, the world beach volleyball finals, and competitive rowing events. Mario Filho Stadium in Maracana is the world’s largest stadium, where soccer (or, as they say in Brazil, football) stars are born.

Guanabara Bay, which is surrounded by lush tropical forests and beaches, is a popular tourist spot. Over 130 islands exist along the bay, providing numerous opportunities to take in the beauty and vitality of the area’s unique backdrop.

If this list doesn’t have you convinced, there are many other activities to take part in around Rio de Janeiro. Check out for details and to book tickets today!

Halloween Haunts for Hire!

Trick or treat?! We usher in the Fall season with massive planning efforts for Halloween over the coming weeks. For those who don’t plan on staying home to hand out candy this year, here are a few of the places you can go to get spooked:

Plymouth, Massachusetts: Ghosts, orbs, and grave sites, oh my! On the Fright Night Halloween Ghost Tour in Plymouth, you can get an education on the different types of ghosts that stalk the area around Burial Hill. Mystery and macabre come together on this lantern-lit walk where you can photograph the area and, later, watch for orbs of light in the developed pictures.

Washington, DC: On another walk, the Georgetown Ghost Walk, you will learn about the ghosts and spirits still haunting our US capital. A trip through DC’s finest Victorian style neighborhood reveals much about the interesting lives of its now-dead inhabitants as they sometimes reveal themselves in spirit form.

Dallas: Whether you choose a Halloween-themed show like Keith & Margo’s Halloween Mystery Dinner Adventure or to put a different spin on things with the Haunting & Healing Paranormal Event in Dallas, you’re in for a good time for sure. The dinner show includes an hors d’oeuvres reception, full 3-course sit-down dinner and dessert, and live entertainment in the form of an interactive live action murder mystery where you get to solve the crime and figure out whodunit. The Haunting & Healing event gives you face time with four paranormal experts, which has been enjoyed by the likes of the queen of England and Dr. Seuss. The experts channel their unique energy into a powerful grid of light and healing for all to witness. It is truly a sight to behold.

London: If you happen to be overseas this Halloween, check out the Medieval Halloween Banquet in London. The Brits do it up right with a celebration of the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII taking possession of the throne. Live entertainment, a night of disco, and a four-course banquet menu, along with unlimited beer and wine during the meal, make this a festive event to be enjoyed by all. Not to mention the cast of characters in full dress, which adds to the delightfully scary atmosphere of it all.

No matter where you go or what you do, be sure to make it a scary day for the record books. If you would like more information on any of these tours, visit and tour type search for “Halloween.”

See Why Chicago is the President’s Pick for 2016 Olympics

In three days, President Obama makes his trip out to Copenhagen, Denmark to make a pitch for Chicago to be the home of the 2016 Olympic Games. Besides being the President’s adopted home town, Chicago has plenty to offer to travelers in general inside and outside the scope of the Olympics. See a list of some of the main activities and attractions in Chicago below:

Shedd Aquarium

-Sears Tower

-Adler Planetarium & Museum

Wrigley Field

These are, of course, only a few of the attractions that make Chicago an ideal destination for travelers. There are many tours that showcase the ins and outs of Chicago’s history, architecture, and key attractions.

See if the President is right and go check out all that Chicago has to offer. Visit for more on how to make your trip to Chicago your most enjoyable getaway of the year!

Autumn Adventures Around the US

Fall is the perfect time to get out and see the vibrant colors of nature, whether you are jet-setting across the country or hanging out in your own backyard. With the weather getting cooler outside, it becomes easier to get active and enjoy an outdoor adventure or two without breaking too much of a sweat.

Here are a few activities to consider when planning your fall outings:

-Check out the historical town of Salem, Massachusetts for a look inside the history of the Salem Witch Trials

-Watch the change of season in the Berkshires, where you will see vibrant bursts of color in the trees and witness the harvest of beautiful autumn fruits and vegetables

-Venture out on horseback in the San Francisco area and explore the valleys, preserves, and beaches that define the area

-Enjoy an exciting trip to Boston and take in a baseball game to watch the Red Sox play during the post season

-Set out on a fishing trip in Orlando, Florida and catch a “reel” winner!

-Visit a ranch in Texas and live like a cowboy

Reserve123 has a wide array of activities that will keep you entertained throughout the fall season, and their scope is not limited to the United States.

Worldwide tours are available, from Europe to Asia, Canada to Africa and everything in between. You can find out more about tours and activities in your area of interest by visiting