Vantage Deluxe World Travel articles

I took the “Grand European River Cruise – Black Sea to Rhine River Valley,” plus a pre-cruise option in Transylvania, with Vantage Deluxe World Travel (Boston, MA; 888/514-1845; www.vantagetravel.com).
The unopened flower head of a protea plant in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Ga
In the last three years, my husband and I booked tours with Adventures Abroad, smarTours, Vantage Deluxe World Travel, Overseas Adventure Travel, Odysseys Unlimited and Road Scholar. The tours were each in the range of roughly $3,000-$5,000 per person.
My wife, Ione, and I highly recommend the 14-day “Crown Jewels of India” tour from Vantage Deluxe World Travel (Boston, MA; 800/322-6677).
Bora Bora with the famous Mt. Otemanu covered by a cloud.
For many years I had wanted to sail in French Polynesia on the M/S Paul Gauguin. I was attracted by my love of the sea and snorkeling and by the ship’s reputation for the pampering of its passengers. So I chose an itinerary, in late August ’09, that would give me maximum time to snorkel.
Fred Steinberg’s article “Plying the Waters along Norway’s Western Coast” (June ’10, pg.
For Barbara Johnson of Sierra Vista, Arizona, ITN printed her plea for names of companies offering overseas tours geared to active octogenarians and nonagenarians (Jan. ’10, pg. 56 & April ’10, pgs. 32 & 69).
My husband, Rodney, and I took the “Imperial Russian Waterways” tour with Vantage Deluxe World Travel, Aug. 5-26, 2008, which included a 3-night Kiev pretrip and a 3-night Stockholm post-trip extension for a total of 22 days.
From childhood, I was taught that Russia was my enemy and to fear it. My impression was that it was a mighty superpower of great warriors and conquerors.