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Review: American Queen Voyages

Review: American Queen Voyages Here is our review sailing with Amerian Queen Voyages. Carol and I sailed with American Queen Voyages in early November 2021 on the American Empress sailing the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This was our second journey with American Queen Voyages.  Please read the review of our first sailing with them on the Mississippi River at THIS LINK . When COVID-19 hit our shores nearly two years ago, interest in U.S.-based river cruises shot through the roof. Before COVID-19,...
Tags: Travel, Featured, America, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Carol, Columbia, Mississippi River, Bailey, Multnomah Falls, American Queen Steamboat Company, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, American Queen Steamboat Company Best Way, American Empress, American Queen Voyages, American Queen Voyages Here


Omicron Travel Update

Omicron Travel Update Here is a crucial Omicron travel update. If you are traveling overseas soon, you must read this. Well, here we go again; a new strain of the Covid virus, a media complex with seemingly nothing else to talk about, and a bit of panic and confusion in the traveling public. Here are a few things you should know: Covid Problems Have Been Infantisimal for International Travelers We have had hundreds of our clients traveling overseas (predominantly to Europe), and we’ve had jus...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Travel Insurance, Boomers, Carolyn, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, American Society of Travel Advisors, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Omicron Travel Update Here


River Cruise: Columbia & Snake Rivers

River Cruise: Columbia & Snake Rivers A river cruise on the Columbia & Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest has been on our bucket list for quite some time. Well, consider that checked. Carol and I are just home from a river cruise on the Columbia & Snake rivers sailing with our friends from American Queen Voyages. Before I write the review about our experience with American Queen Voyages , I thought it might be helpful to discuss why you might consider such a cruise yourself. Seven Reasons ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Washington, Oregon, Seattle, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, Carol, Columbia, St Louis Missouri, Columbia River, Mount Rainier, Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Mount Hood, Snake River


Mount Rainier From the Sky

Mount Rainier From the Sky One of the benefits of flying to Seattle from Phoenix is the opportunity to see Mount Rainer from the sky. Remarkably, Carol shot this photograph out of the window of our Delta flight as we flew by yesterday afternoon. According to Wikipedia , “Mount Rainier, also known as Tahoma or Tacoma, is a large active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, located in Mount Rainier National Park about 59 miles south-southeast of Seattle. With a summit el...
Tags: Travel, Washington, United States, Delta, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, United States Geological Survey, Tacoma, Carol, Phoenix, Rainer, Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Puyallup River, Cascade Range, Tahoma


The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa On this day in 2006, Carol and I were visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We had just sold our mortgage company in Michigan, and the following month we were moving to make our permanent residence in Scottsdale, Arizona. Carol had never been to Italy, so we took the opportunity to spend some time exploring Italy before our move. As you can see in the photograph to the right, we attempted to do the obligatory photo of Carol holding up the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. H...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Michigan, Carol, Pisa, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold Small Group Journeys, Scottsdale Arizona Carol, Leaning Tower of Pisa However


Canada & New England Fall Cruises

Canada & New England Fall Cruises Fall cruises in Canada & New England are very popular. They are close-to-home cruises and afford guests an opportunity for a bit of leaf-peeping to enjoy the fall colors. Generally speaking, cruise lines will move ships from summer cruises in the Mediterranean to Canada and New England before they make their way down to the Caribbean for the winter season. The season for these fall cruises is generally late August through early October. And, a very typical itin...
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Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries

Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries Viking announces the Viking Saturn: a new ship & new itineraries for 2023. Viking has been on a tear building new ships. They released two new ships in 2021, another is coming in 2022, and now their 9th ship will debut in 2023. Before we get started, you might enjoy our latest Viking review from when we sailed with them in September: CLICK HERE . Okay, let’s take a peek at their press release and see what all the excitement is about. Viking Saturn: 9t...
Tags: Travel, Featured, New York City, Canada, Newfoundland, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Vikings, North Atlantic, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, Viking, Bergen, Conde Nast Traveler


Travel Insurance and COVID-19

Travel Insurance and COVID-19 Covid-19 has changed the world in many ways, and that is certainly the case with travel insurance. When the Covid-19 outbreak happened in the spring of 2020, travelers were shocked to learn that their travel insurance policies did not cover Covid-19 as most policies had a clause exempting pandemics. That has all changed, and today travel insurance policies typically cover travel losses due to a Covid-19 infection. Further, as we all know, travel brands responded to...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Travel Insurance, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID


Uniworld: Save Up to $10,000

Uniworld: Save Up to $10,000 Save up to $10,000 on select Uniworld Boutique River Cruises sailings for 2022. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is our favorite 5-star river cruise brand.  Carol and I have sailed with them twice, and we will be enjoying another cruise with them in March on their Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy sailing.  We can’t wait! If you’re pondering a river cruise for 2022,  we encourage you to consider Uniworld strongly. If you like traveling in 5-star luxury, they ar...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Venice, Carol, Northern Italy, Uniworld, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Uniworld River Cruises, Luxury River Cruises


American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages American Queen Steamboat Co. Introduces New Brand, American Queen Voyages. We sailed with American Queen Voyages in December of 2019.  To read our review, please CLICK HERE . American Queen Steamboat Company® , part of Hornblower® Group, is now American Queen Voyages, the new overarching brand merging American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines®. Offering a varied and comprehensive portfolio of North American itineraries, American Queen Voyages is comprise...
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Regent Seven Seas: $500 Shipboard Credit

CLICK TO VIEW FLYER Regent Seven Seas: $500 Shipboard Credit Enjoy up to $500 shipboard credit when you book Regent Seven Seas Cruises with Roaming Boomers Travel. Plus, we have $250 shipboard credits on 60 other Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Further still, many of Regent’s voyages are part of our Virtuoso Voyages program and will carry even more VIP perks for you to enjoy. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is one of our Favorite Ocean Cruises Brands , and the price is the same booking with the cruis...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Antigua, Adriatic, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Service, Shipboard Credit Enjoy, Favorite Ocean Cruises Brands, Shipboard Credit on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Aegean Seas


Our Review: Viking Ocean Cruises

Our Review: Viking Ocean Cruises Our review of Viking Ocean Cruises comes after perhaps four years since we last sailed on one of their ocean ships. And remarkably, in that period, we have grown to become the #2 booking agents for Viking Cruises in the world. Further, Carol and I are the #1 booking agents for Viking Cruises, out of 20,000+ other agents in the Virtuoso Travel Network for the last four years running. How has this happened? Well, we work hard and smart.  But at the end of the da...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Mississippi, Carol, Viking, Manfredi, Viking Ocean, Viking Ocean Cruises, North Caroline, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Virtuoso Travel Network, Viking Ocean River, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Osso Bucco


Uniworld: Two Category Upgrade

Uniworld: Two Category Upgrade Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering a two-category upgrade on select 2021 European river cruises. That’s right. Enhance your next trip by booking an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise with Uniworld now. When you book any non-suite stateroom on select cruises departing by December 31, 2021, you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade of up to two categories . Further, when you book any Uniworld river cruise through Roaming Boomers Travel Services, we’ll add a...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Danube, Portugal, Bordeaux, Provence, Douro, Uniworld, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Uniworld River Cruises, Luxury River Cruises


Viking Ocean Cruises’ Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Viking Ocean Cruises’ Covid-19 Safety Protocols Carol and I just experienced Viking Ocean Cruises’ Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocols. With all of the confusion in the traveling publics’ mind around Covid-19 and the Delta Variant, we thought it necessary to experience an ocean cruise during Covid for ourselves. As busy as we are right now, we thought it wise to stay close to home.  Therefore, we chose Viking’s Bermuda Escape . Bermuda is a short two-hour flight from Boston, and this 8-day crui...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Cdc, Boston, North Carolina, Cvs, Carol, Viking Cruises, Bermuda, Viking, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, Bermuda Escape Bermuda


Joan Sails With AmaWaterways in Portugal

CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW Joan Sails With AmaWaterways in Portugal Joan and her husband are just home from sailing with Amawaterways on the Douro River in Portugal. That’s her in the orange top with her husband Will right behind her. Joan, her husband Will, and six of their friends are toasting a glass of port wine at a winery in Portugal. And for those of you who might not yet know Joan, she is our Sr. Travel Coordinator. Joan was kind enough to put a few words together, sharing her experience tr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Portugal, Will, Porto, Joan, Lisbon, Travel News, Douro, Douro River, AmaWaterways, Joan You, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Joan Sails With AmaWaterways, AMAWaterways Douro


Viking: Up to $500 Shipboard Credits

Viking: Up to $500 Shipboard Credits Book Viking with Roaming Boomers Travel Services and enjoy up to $500 in shipboard credits. That’s right!  Book any of the Viking ocean or river cruises below, and we will add $500 in shipboard credits to your booking. Further, you can use these shipboard credits to purchase optional shore excursions, pre-paid gratuities, or optional drink packages. Our Collection of Viking Top Agent Trophies. Further still, take a look at these other compelling reaso...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Russia, Viking River Cruises, Baltic Sea, Viking, Luxury Cruises, Viking Ocean, Viking Ocean Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Hawaiian Islands Sojourn Grand Hawaii Polynesia, Panama Canal the Pacific Coast


Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland

CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland Are you wondering about the best time of the year to visit Ireland? From a longitudinal standpoint, Dublin, Ireland, and Ketchikan, Alaska sit at comparable latitudes. So that means cool summer temperatures and long summer days. If you click the map to the right, you will notice that the high temps for the year occur in July with an average high of 68º. Further, because of Ireland’s northern position globally, you will get to enjoy up to...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Ireland, Tauck, DUBLIN Ireland, Tauck Tours, Abercrombie Kent, Ketchikan Alaska, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Abercrombie and Kent, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold Small Group Journeys


Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2023-2024 Voyage Collection

CLICK TO VIEW 200 PAGE CATALOG Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2023-2024 Voyage Collection Regent Seven Seas Cruises has just rolled out its 2023-2024 Voyage Collection. And, we’re happy to share, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is one of our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands . Regent Seven Seas Cruises®  has unveiled its new 2023-2024 Voyage Collection, featuring exciting new ports of call and immersive cultural experiences in iconic destinations throughout the globe, with reservations opening on August 1...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, New York, Featured, Greece, Abc, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, New York City, Africa, Jerusalem, Spain, Barcelona, World


Virtuoso Life Travel Magazine: September 2021

CLICK FOR THE 118-PAGE TRAVEL CATALOG Virtuoso Life Travel Magazine: September 2021 The Virtuoso Life Travel Magazine is out for September 2021. In our most recent edition, you’ll find articles on: How We’re Traveling Now – on page 79, travel insiders on what’s changed, where they’ve been, and where they’re going. The Nature Cure – on page 88, a search for healing – and leopards in Botswana’s wide-open spaces. A Midsummer Night’s Drive – on page 98, a road trip through Iceland’s remote Westf...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Iceland, Botswana, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Virtuoso Life Travel Magazine, TRAVEL CATALOG Virtuoso Life Travel Magazine


Global Entry and Travel Precheck

Global Entry Kiosk Global Entry and Travel Precheck A Global Entry Card with Travel Precheck is essential for frequent overseas travelers. The last time Carol and I entered the U.S. from an international destination, hundreds of U.S. citizens were standing in the customs & immigration line. Because we were registered with the Global Entry program, we walked to one of the Global Entry Kiosks, and we were literally finished in 30 seconds. Plus, once you have your Global Entry Card, it also in...
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Pink Sand Beaches of Bermuda

Pink Sand Beaches of Bermuda In a few weeks, Carol and I will be enjoying the pink sand beaches of Bermuda as we enjoy Viking’s “Getaway” cruise . This was one of Viking’s first offerings in their Welcome Back Cruises .  And the idea here is to fly to a beautiful destination close to the U.S. and enjoy the ship as your floating hotel for the week. We’ve got good friends joining us from North Carolina, and Carol and I will be spending a few nights in Boston before we fly off to Bermuda. The “O...
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Silversea: New Cruise Itineraries 2023/2024

? Silversea: New Cruise Itineraries 2023/2024 Silversea has released new cruise itineraries for the summer of 2023 and the winter of 2023/2024. Silversea is on our list of Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands , and we’re very excited to share these new voyages with you. These new itineraries will be calling in 690 destinations in 125 countries. The leading ultra-luxury line’s new itineraries for 2023/2024 include new grand voyages to Africa & Arabia, and the Mediterranean. Responding to strong dem...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Jerusalem, Cyprus, Unesco, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Alaska, Portugal, Cape Town, Madagascar, North America, Richard


COVID, the Delta Variant, & Cruising

COVID, the Delta Variant, & Cruising We’ve been getting a few concerned calls about COVID, the Delta Variant, & Cruising. Let’s face it; you can’t turn to any media outlet without the Delta Variant being splashed all over the headlines. Unfortunately, the media wants to sell newspapers and not necessarily bring you all the necessary facts. As we all know, bad news sells. No one is going to read an article about the number one seller of girl scout cookies.  But talk about people dying, and peopl...
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It’s World Cruise Mania

It’s World Cruise Mania Believe it or not, it’s world cruise mania in the travel world right now. Pre-Covid, a cruise line would put forth a world cruise once each year.  These cruises would generally cover vast parts of the world and would generally last 4-6 months. And pre-Covid, if a cruise line was having difficulty selling out its world cruise, they would offer 30-40 day segments of the world cruise to fill the ship. Remarkably, that is not the case in this day and age. These days, cruise ...
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Canada Reopens Borders to U.S. Travelers

Canada Reopens Borders to U.S. Travelers Oh, happy day!  Canada has reopened its borders to travelers from the U.S. And if you hurry and let us book something for you in the coming days, you can get there in time to see the fall colors! The border will open to U.S. travelers on August 9, 2021, to fully vaccinated travelers. Further, you must have a negative PCR test 72-hours before your visit, and you must not have any disease symptoms. Carol at the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Canada, Carol, Rockies, Tauck, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, Niagara Falls, Travelers, Quebec City, Don, Athabasca Glacier, Tauck Tours


Regent Seven Seas World Cruise 2024

? Regent Seven Seas World Cruise 2024 On July 14, 2021, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will open the booking window for its 2024 World Cruise. The cruise will be roundtrip from Miami on January 6, 2024, and will feature: 132 nights on the Seven Seas Mariner 2 Canal Crossings 3 Oceans Cruised 4 Continents 12 Overnight Stays 15 Seas, Straits, Gulfs, Bays & Channels Cruised 31 Countries 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 66 Ports of Call 442 Free Unlimited Shore Excursions Complimentary First Class Ai...
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Viking Cruises: Bermuda Escape

? Viking Cruises: Bermuda Escape Viking Cruises’ Bermuda Escape is the perfect 2021 getaway for a close-to-home adventure. When Viking first offered this cruise, I poo-pooed it in my mind as you were required to stay in the Viking bubble on and off of the ship. BUT, that has changed, and guests are now allowed to explore the island on their own freely. AND, as I explored the day-by-day itinerary, I told Carol, “we should go on this cruise.” It’s easy to get to. It’s a stone’s throw away f...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Carol, Bermuda, Viking, Luxury Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, Crystal Cave, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Bermuda Escape, Bermuda Escape Viking Cruises Bermuda Escape, Bermuda s Pink Sand Beaches Top, Belmont Hills Championship Course, Tucker s Point Golf Club Stroll, Blue Hole Park Descend, Golf Tucker


Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers

CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST OFFERS Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers Today, Silversea Luxury Cruises is reopening with some of its best offers ever.  (MONACO — June 18, 2021) Silversea Cruises, the world’s premier ultra-luxury cruise line, will today mark its healthy return to global operations with the maiden voyage of its new flagship,  Silver Moon , from Athens (Piraeus). To learn about the restart of the entire Silversea fleet, please CLICK HERE . SILVER MOON. CLICK FOR A LARGER V...
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U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals

U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals U.S. Passport Applications and Renewals are taking longer than normal. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of State, normal processing times have crept up to 10-12 weeks.  And even expedited processing times have grown to 4-6 weeks. Please, if you have an upcoming international trip, pull out your passport and check: The expiration date on your passport The number of blank pages you have in your passport. We have received several panicked phone ...
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Travel Reopening Update: June 2021

Travel Reopening Update: June 2021 Here is your travel reopening update for June 2021. Travel’s Back Baby! European countries are reopening at a rapid pace. And while there are parts of the world still shut off to U.S. travelers (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, for example), Mexico, Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, and quite a number of other countries have rolled out the welcome mat. And according to this from Wednesday, President Biden and British Prime Minist...
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