Dear clients and friends: 
Ho, ho, ho, and Merry... wait, what? Really?!? Yes, really! The holidays are just around the corner: behind the stacks of Halloween candy and costumes at Fred Meyer, you can already see the Thanksgiving table settings and the first few Christmas decorations. And if the stores are getting ready for the holiday season, YES, it is time for you to plan your holiday travel!
Many of our holiday traditions center around food: the Thanksgiving turkey, grandma's special potato salad, cookies made with a whole pound of butter that only make an appearance once a year. But as someone who ends up doing a lot of the holiday cooking, I must say-- I'd love a break now and then! Solution: an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, or Playa Del Carmen, or the Dominican Republic. The kids can build sand castles, my sisters and I can enjoy the pool bar, the husbands can talk sports or politics, and Nana can get her toes done at the onsite spa. And no dishes! Win!
The holiday season is also a great time to consider a cruise; many of the cruise lines offer great fares and even added incentives for holiday cruises, and the already luxurious ships are decked out in their holiday finest. See below for some holiday cruise ideas.

The Caribbean was hit hard by Irma and Maria, and many of the residents there have lost their homes and livelihood. Frankly, one way to help them is to visit, and spend your tourist dollars. I found a great website, Caribbean Travel Update, that lists the locations that are "open for business" and other that are still in various levels of recovery. Rest assured, we can help you plan a land vacation or a cruise to this beautiful part of the world, whether it is for this holiday season or sometime in the future.
Of course, you really don't need to go far to enjoy a fantastic getaway, we have some amazing, cozy lodges within a days drive. Have you ever visited:

These are just a few ideas for a holiday getaway that will leave you feeling relaxed and pampered as you enjoy time with your loved ones. We are happy to suggest others, based on your interests!
Thank you for reading our newsletter! Please call us with any questions or suggestions, we always enjoy hearing from our clients, 425-827-5656, or toll free at 1-800-275-9876.

Anita Bornemann, Owner
Professional Travel Service, Inc.
Kirkland, WA

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Holiday Sailings with Norwegian Cruise Line
Here are just 3 options, check out our website for more information...
Kiss the Cold Goodbye at Karisma
Enjoy outstanding savings at many of the Karisma family of resorts on the Rivera Maya.

A Celebrity Thanksgiving
Sail from Rome to Abu Dhabi on this Thanksgiving voyage thru the Suez Canal.

Christmas Markets with Uniworld
Enjoy a river cruise with Uniworld and visit some of Europe's famous Christmas Markets. Get your holiday shopping done!

American Queen river cruises
See America's beautiful rivers, with cities decked out in their holiday best!

Many more selections are  available on our website , please visit!
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Anita Bornemann
Owner, Professional Travel Service, Inc.
  (425) 827 5656