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Seeking Solos ! Japan, Borneo & Cruise !

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We have a number of ladies seeking to find travelling companions for early 2017 and beyond, if you have a wanted to visit these destinations and the thought of a travelling companion to share the costs sounds intriguing then maybe now is the time to consider

Asian Cruise- March 2017

Departing 9th March 2017, cruising from Singapore to Dubai with Norwegian Cruise lines visiting Kula Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Muscat, Fujairah, Khasab and Abu Dhabi.  Booking an Oceanview or Balcony Cabin now will also allow you to choose an onboard bonus including an unlimited beverage package, speciality dining, pre-paid services charge, Internet Access Packages or the 3rd & 4th Guest to sail free!

Japan Tour- April 2017

Departing on the 16th April this Travelmarvel programme integrates the best of coach touring with some of Japans most iconic rail journeys. Visiting Sapporo, Hakodate, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Hakone, Mount Fuju, Matsumoto, Hida Folk Village, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Hakata. Seeking a travelling companion to join one of our members on this Unique Travelmarvel Members Journey

Canada Tour- August 2017

Departing 30th August we have a single lady seeking a companion to join her on an incredible voyage across Canada, beginning with an Rocky Mountain Experience and Inside Passage Cruise before heading east to see Toronto and more!  This programme takes in the best of the East and West! Visiting Skagway, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Tracey Arm, Ketchikan, Whistler, Victoria, Vancouver, Sun peaks, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Ottowa, Toronto, Niagra Falls, Kingston, Quebec City and Montreal.

Borneo Trip – 2017

Finally we have a traveller looking to explore Borneo, with open options of dates, sites and inclusions, so if you have ever wanted to visit the Orangutans at Sepilok, take a dive-walk at Labuan, visit the war graves of Sandakan, shop in Kota Kinabalu, visit a mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan or take a boat ride down a river to view unique wildlife like a Probiscis Monkey then this may be your opportunity!

For details or information on any of these trips and the ladies involved please give us a call at My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577

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Experience the Sounds of the South in 2016

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In 2016 we are heading off to the USA for a truly unique cultural experience, and while we are waiting for the dates to be set (due to sailings with the American Queen Steamboat Company), now is the best time to secure your space aboard.

From the bustling Modern City of Altanta to New Orleans, the heart of the South, this programme takes in the best of Tennessee and Louisiana, combining the culinary tastes of Cajun, Creole and Classic America with the sounds of Country, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Dixie and Soul.

For over a century the Mississippi and its Tributaries have been a source of life, work, war and culture in the United States. With a combination of Coach Touring and River Cruising this trip takes in the best sights of the Mississippi and surrounds, and covers a wide base of American History, from Slavery to Music, from Mark Twain to the War of Independence.

So if the though of culture, cuisine, history and great music sound appealing, this may just be the trip for you ..

The Sounds of the South Tour is currently in “Pre-sale”, which means we are waiting for dates and prices to be set, but where by placing down a holding deposit of AU$250 per person, you can ensure that when prices launch you will have guaranteed access to the best available prices including companion fares, cabin upgrades and more.

Running this departure in conjunction with the American Steamboat Company and Evergreen Tours, we are able to assure you that we will have one of the most inclusive possible programmes where even the hassle of learning how to handle tipping and gratuities is mostly taken care of.

So read on for a look at what we expect to experience and cover during this 14 day programme.

Pre-Cruise Tour:

Before we head off on the cruise portion of the trip we start by covering a dew places not easily reached within a day tour of the Mississippi and well worth incorporating into a tour based around the musical history of the USA.  This section of the tour starts with an overnight in Atlanta to accommodate guests arriving into the states before it heads out to cover two important music centres of the region ..

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Nashville: Home of country music in the USA, we will walk Honkey Tonk Row, take a guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, see Studio B, visit the country Music Hall Of Fame and much more.

Memphis: Birthplace and home to music legends, this city is associated with music legends like B.B King and Aretha Franklin to modern day chart toppers like Justin Timberlake. While here we visit the famous Sun Studio, “Gracelands” the home of “the King” Elvis Presley, enjoy time in BB Kings Blues Club, discover Beale Street and more!

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The American Queen:

One of the highlights of this tour is the cruise aboard the American Queen, a traditional styled steamboat / paddlesteamer that will take us on our voyage from Memphis to New Orleans. With its decor set to traditional styles its a taste of American history as you cruise the waterways that inspired the tales of Mark Twain. With nightly entertainment reflecting the regional history and culture, fantastic meals daily using local produce to create authentic dishes of local cuisine favorites this is a fantastic way to explore the Mississippi

AQ_OurVessels_Entertainment_680x300The Cruise will cover the musical highlights of Memphis, the historic landmarks of Vicksburg, the traditional plantation lifestyle in the South and more as we cruise on down to New Orleans, a boiling pot of cultural influences with some of the most incredible sights in the USA.

AQ_Dining-Main_680x300The rooms on the Queen of America, start with the Interior cabins on the lower decks working their way up through a variety of cabin types including Outside Cabins with display windows and Verandas to the Deluxe Suites with private Verandahs .. so there is something for everyone in the style of travel.

For a taste, a mere sample, of what the American Queen has to offer,  we suggest that you take a look at the following video from the American Steamboat Company (people receiving this blogpost by e-mail will need to visit our site to view) …

Doesn’t that look incredibly appealing?  At this stage, as mentioned before, we are waiting for dates in 2016 to be set, but on a similar trip with Evergreen in 2015 you would be looking at a cost of AU$8895 plus airfares, based on per person in share twin starting with the interior cabins. So far it is expected that 2016 prices will be similar, with some variance to be allowed for currency fluctuations and possible rate increases.

Join Us and Discover the Sounds Of The South

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The last century has seen a plethora of music styles emerge, from Pop and Disco, to Rock and Grunge, and beyond. Many of these music phenomena have “heartlands”in the states, and that is what this tour is all about. We begin our journey in Atlanta moving onto Tennessee, the heart of Country Music in the USA, then we journey to the home of the King of Rock and Roll in Memphis from which we journey down the Mississippi to New Orleans – a voyage through the homeland of Dixie, Jazz, Blues and Soul!

We don’t just bus you to all these places though – we are going to take you down the Mississippi in Style aboard a traditional old style paddlesteamer, with onboard entertainment, daily tours and more – a truly authentic taste of the South.

So if this sounds like a fantastic trip, why not join us at our Travel Expose – A Film Night, on the 22nd April where we will be talking about this trip and more with our industry partners!

When: Wednesday 22nd April 2015, from 5:30pm for a 6:00pm Start
Where:  Shoalhaven Ex Servicemans Club, 157 Junction Street Nowra

RSVP: 15th April 2015
My Travel Expert & Shoalhaven Solo Sisters
T: (02) 4421 5577 E: nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

2015, Whats Happening!

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2015 is here, in fact its first month is over! Can you believe how fast time flies! We can’t! We do have a number of departures lined up for 2015, some like the Canada and Alaska trip in May and the Danube Cruise in September are filled and set to go with extremely limited spaces available, others like our Kangaroo Island/South Australia Escape and Thailand are still seeking numbers, and we for our USA Group departure in October but can still get people away on an individual share basis.

So if one of our 2015 destinations sounds like something you would like to experience please let us know!

 

Golden West USA Special – Grab It While Available !!!

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We have had one of our 2015 departures on this site for a while now, but with deadlines for everything else, and last minute specials we haven’t had too much time to really talk about this trip much. But, as the blog post says we do have something with this tour now that will grab your attention*

The Golden West USA Tour we have departing in October 2014 retails for 5359 per person in share twin for an 18 day tour programme including flights, a price we believe is reasonable, if we didn’t we wouldn’t have used it for our solo sisters departures. We have though been speaking to our providers and have managed to make that price even better, and can offer you the tour package at a fantastic cost of AU$3403 per person in share twin .. that is a saving of AU$1955 per person!!

To take advantage of this special all you need to do is book before the end of January 2015, and pay in full before the end of February.

What though is going to be seen on this trip, where will be visited that will make you want to outlay this sort of money? The truth is that this trip sees the best of the west, with the major sights entrance fees included and plenty of time for you to get out and explore on your own the sights you may wish to see – be it Madam Tussauds in Las Vegas, the infamous Pier in Santas Monica or the shopping malls of Beverly Hills.

With the group we spend 16 day touring from Los Angeles to Los Angeles, taking in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, the bright lights of Las Vegas, the incredible natural scenery of Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park, the iconic city of San Francisco and the beautiful coastal towns of California!

In the last twelve months we have had Kelly, Julie and Leonie all scout out some of the fantastic locations that this tour is going to and all three have had a ball encountering the “Golden West”, enjoying everything from the scenic flights over the Grand Canyon to testing their luck at the tables in Las Vegas.

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You can review the tour in full here on our website – just click here – and you can see whats included, what is going to be seen and where is going to be visited.

So if you want to take advantage of this incredible offer and book aboard for just AU$3403 per person in share twin then give us a call today on (02) 4421 5577 or email us at nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au !

* Yes, I am using the ‘grab’ wording as an excuse to use this fantastic photo of Leonie from Madam Tussauds visit

NZ Cruise Stop Sale, Classifieds Update & Launch Details

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New Zealand Cruise, November 2014: For those that may still have been considering our Princess Cruise around New Zealand in November 2014, I am afraid we have closed sales on this departure. There are still some suites left on the ship itself but in general the cruise is now sold out! Princess do have some fantastic cruises around New Zealand and if this was on your desires list then let us know, maybe we can match you up on a future sailing.

Classifieds: We have a single lady seeking a travelling companion for our incredible Canada and Alaska Departure. If this is something that sounds appealing then let us know and we will see if we can match you up with the fantastic lady we have who is excited about exploring the rocky mountains and inside passage.

Tour Launch and Preview: For those interested in our 2015 Tour line up including our New Zealand Golf Getaway, Canada & Alaska, the Danube Cruise, the Bangkok Experience and the Western USA we have our brand partners coming down on the 20th October 2014 for a presentation. We will also be previewing our 2016 tours and rough schedule for the next two years. So any solo ladies and gents, or couples, are more than welcome to come along! Just RSVP now to nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au or by phone on (02) 4421 5577

Save On USA

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Considering Joining Us In Exploring Western USA In 2015?

We have a fantastic trip headed to the states in October 2015, exploring the best of the Natural and Constucted sites in the Western States, for those joining we have some fantastic limited time specials. 10% discount for those that put down their name and deposit at the Travel Expo (25th September) or make a deposit by the 10th October 2014. Thats a saving of AU$535.90 per person in share twin. If that is too soon to make a commitment we can still offer a 5% discount for those that book and deposit by 31 March 2015 – a saving of AU$267.95 per person in share twin. So if this sounds great come and join us as we explore Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Mammothg Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Sonora, Sacremento, Wine Country, San Francisco, Monterey, the 17 Mile Drive, Carmel, Solvang and Santa Barbara

Book & Deposit by 10 October 2014 save 10%

Book & Deposit by 31 March 2015 save 5%

For more details please look at the itinerary under our tours section, or contact us!

Discover the Golden West

Come Join Us as we discover Americas “Golden West”

Los Angeles, Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mammoth Lakes, San Fransisco and more.
Departing 21 October 2015 for 18 Days Sydney to Sydney from AU$5359 per person share twin

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Spend 16 days visiting hot spots throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Overnights include 2 nights in Los Angeles, 1 night in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Mammoth Lakes, Sonora, Monterey, Solvang and San Francisco – with three overnights in Las Vegas. There’s plenty of time to get to know these two spectacular cities without feeling rushed. Other stops along the way include Palm Springs, home to 90 golf courses; Yosemite National Park, home to El Capitan (a 3,000-foot vertical rock formation and a mecca for climbers); Sacramento, California’s historic capital; and wine country, home to many well-known wineries.

For more details take a look at our detailed itinerary here

To book contact us at My Travel Expert & Shoalhaven solo sisters now!

Telephone (02) 4421 5577 or E-mail: nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au