Eversons Artic Ice Bears & Reindeer 6/14

Our recent cruise to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard already has us researching a return trip to the Arctic.  For the most part, scenery in the Arctic is stark.  Wildlife, other than birds, is scattered and difficult to find.  Stark though it may be, the Arctic is, nevertheless, a fascinating region of majestic ice, hardy […]

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Darlene and Owens Viking River Cruise 2013

 Well, after 2 years of wanting to go on a river cruise, I finally did it. On Dec. 4th, my sister in law Darlene and I landed in Amsterdam, one day before we boarded the Viking Jarl for a week long Rhine getaway. Since we arrived in the evening, we pretty much had time to […]

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Eversons Panama & Costa Rica Cruise 1/13

A trip to Panama and Costa Rica is more than just a vacation. Cruisers experience history as they sail through the Panama Canal, watching the massive gates open and close and water levels change. Beach lovers can treat themselves to tanning, swimming, and snorkeling on one of the many tiny islands as long as they don’t […]

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Blog Contest Winners

We would like to congratulate the past winners of our travel blog contests. We started a new contest for 2016. We encourage you to submit your entry for any Departures vacation you take in 2016. First place is a $50 gift card. Second place is a $25 gift card. GOOD LUCK!

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Travel Blog Contest

Departures is hosting a travel blog contest. Submit a one page write up along with 5 high quality photos of your 2012 Departures trip, to be posted on our web and Facebook pages. Title your trip. Contest ends Dec. 31st 2012. Gift card prizes for 1st – 3rd place. Submit article and pics. to departuresowen@cox.net […]

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Cheryl & Donna’s River Cruise 2011

In Dec. 2011, Cheryl and Donna went on an exciting European river cruise on the Viking Helvetia. (Enjoy some of their pics., including one of the boat) River cruising has become very popular and many of the boats have recently been updated. This style of cruising gives cruisers an exciting and different option from the large […]

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Antarctica Adventure…

Anyone looking for a vacation away from the crowds, surrounded by splendid but rugged scenery, and filled with exciting wildlife encounters should consider a trip to the Antarctic peninsula.  The trip we took in November 2011 also included stops in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island, which I highly recommend. The highlight of Antarctica […]

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Maurer Family Reunion…

Pat Fulton’s blog about the “Maurer Family Cruise” booked through Departures Travel

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Norway cruise…

Bill and Lynette Everson’s blog about their Norway cruise booked through Departures Travel…

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Transatlantic cruise…

Nancy and Bill Basile’s blog about their Transatlantic Cruise booked through Departures Travel…

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