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Ready. Set. Cruise!

Wave Season Sale is underway, and we are excited to see what cruise adventures our travelers will pick this year!

Not sure what Wave Season is? We’ll tell you! Cruise companies take their best foot forward in the new calendar year, and entice cruise-goers to splurge on extraordinary vacations with exceptional offers such as free upgrades, on-board credits, and other perks. Wave Season has become the coined term for these types of cruise deals between the months of January and March, as a large percentage of cruise travelers book early in the year.

Our seasoned cruise consultants have long-standing relationships with the most popular cruise lines, and can provide you with personalized service and travel recommendations. Comparing prices, staterooms, and shore excursions doesn’t have to be confusing anymore. Plus, if you book a cruise with Trading Places Travel, you’ll receive a Dream Vacation Week certificate.*

We’re featuring the following cruise lines:

Royal Caribbean International

Azamara Club Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Let our cruise consultants assist you with your travel needs. Our Dream Vacation Week offer will be active until the end of February, so don’t miss out! Visit us online at http://tradingplaces.com/wave-sale or call 800-365-6569.

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New Year, New Travels
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New Year, New Travels

The New Year welcomes change in life. As you reflect on how your goals, hopes, and dreams added up in 2013, it is our wish that you find direction for 2014. It’s important to live your life with a purpose and create a pathway that allows you to find happiness.

Here are some influential travel quotes to be mindful of. Hopefully, they will resonate with you and inspire future plans to see the world. Remember to enjoy your journey because life is what you make of it.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” –Hilaire Belloc

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –Gustave Flaubert

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” –Danny Kaye

 “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” –Seth Godin

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Unknown

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” –Pico Iyer

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” –Saint Augustine

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Get Active This Winter

Ice Skating in Central Park

In many places throughout the country, winter is a time to lock yourself indoors and camp out by the fire until the warm weather returns. However, we encourage you to do the exact OPPOSITE. A lot happens all around town- holiday performances, charity events, professional sport games (hockey, basketball, NFL playoffs), fresh powder for mountain activities, film festivals, and New Year celebrations. Our best guess to find these types of events are local community magazines. Keep an eye out while you’re walking around town or passing by a coffee shop. Whether you’re staying home for the holidays or traveling, we wish you the best holiday season with your family and friends. And remember, stay active… It truly makes for the best memories!

What are some fun winter activities you are doing this year? Share with us!

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Holidays in Myrtle Beach, SC

Enjoy the best of Myrtle Beach without the summer crowds. TPI has compiled a list of some fun events going on throughout the holiday season.Holiday at Beach

Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens. From December 5th to December 21st, this annual event at one of the –Top Ten Public Gardens in the US voted by Trip Advisor in 2013- has become a holiday tradition that features over 5,500 hand-lit candles and sparkling lights. Bundle up and stroll around the beautiful grounds with a cup of hot apple cider in hand. The iconic event will be accompanied with live performances of brass quartets, classical guitars, pop bands, and more. See more details: http://bit.ly/1e8WOvR.

Seaside Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Holidays on the Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Join the merrymaking as the Oceanfront Merchants Association hosts an elaborate holiday celebration every Saturday during the month of December. From train rides on the “Polar Express,” outdoor movie screenings, arts and crafts shows, and free cookies and hot chocolate, this special event entertains family and friends alike. See more details: http://bit.ly/18XQlSt.

Broadway at the Beach for New Year’s Eve, Celebrity Square. Downtown Myrtle Beach presents an unforgettable nightlife scene, where bars and nightclubs all along the Grand Strand participate in the New Year festivities. Take your pick from live concerts, DJ performances, and fireworks on the pier. See more details: http://bit.ly/1duV6Ag.

If you would like to visit Myrtle Beach, try our Seaside Resort located near the famous Grand Strand, where classy and traditional accommodations await. This resort boasts upscale architecture and a boutique environment perfect for your East Coast adventure.

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Ready for Black Friday?

Let’s give thanks- for great deals on vacation condo rentals, timeshare exchanges, and more!

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After the Thanksgiving meal, many people turn their attention to Black Friday, as the famous one-day event has turned into a weekend-long extravaganza. Marking the busiest shopping day(s) in the United States, Black Friday has become more online-friendly for those who want to avoid the crowds of department stores. Why limit the best savings of the year to just one day? Well, we agree!

Here at TPI, we are unveiling our vacation deals on Friday, November 29th and they are available until Monday, December 2nd.  All of our deals will be featured exclusively online so you don’t have to leave the comforts of your home!

Plan your ski trip to Whistler, Canada or Park City, Utah after the New Year. Or, take the family to Mexico and stay on the beach in Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas. If you’re new to our Exchange program, you can browse our destinations for free. It’s simply that easy!

We hope you find the perfect accommodations for your family and take advantage of these great savings. Be sure to bookmark our page and come back on Black Friday, you just hit the jackpot on your next vacation!

First 500 visitors to our site on Black Friday will receive a special Doorbuster.

Our Black Friday Sale can be previewed at http://tradingplaces.com/blackfriday.

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