Cramer to host Outdoor Wisconsin

Elizabeth Cramer finds inspiration in discovering the world—whether that be in her backyard in Wisconsin or across the globe tour managing a Fox World Travel group vacation.

Cramer has tour managed for Fox World Travel for three years, showing travelers the beauty of locations like Italy and Hawaii.  Her favorite part of tour managing is watching guests experience amazing sights and cultures. “Seeing their excitement and curiosity is so rewarding,” said Cramer.

Cramer’s experience tour managing allowed her to add a new adventure to her career—host of Outdoor Wisconsin on PBS.  With Outdoor Wisconsin, she will bring local Wisconsin adventure into people’s living rooms.

The opportunity came along last summer when she connected with PBS and shared her extensive work in travel, including the photography, videos and social media she has created along the way.

“I love the outdoors and I love people,” said Cramer. “I was beyond thrilled when they offered me a shot on Outdoor Wisconsin!”

Although the experiences will be a bit different, they share similarities. She hopes people will feel the same inspiration she does.

Cramer debuts on PBS Outdoor Wisconsin on Feb. 22, 2018.

Currently, she is directing a Fox tour in Hawaii.

 

 

New travel advisories introduced by U.S. State Department

Keep updated with clear, timely and reliable safety destination information when you travel.

The U.S. Department of State has changed the way it shares information with U.S. travelers about the safety of destinations worldwide.

The State Department has eliminated travel warnings and alerts and instead will issue travel advisories, of various degrees, for every country in the world.

Starting this week, each country is ranked on the State Department’s travel advisory website according to one of four levels:

  • Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.
  • Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.
  • Level 3 – Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.
  • Level 4 – Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or leave as soon as it is safe to do so.  The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory.  Conditions in any country may change at any time. The Travel Advisories for each country replace previous Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts with the third and fourth levels effectively replacing travel warnings formally issued.

The changes are the largest overhaul in the state department travel advisory system’s history and the first significant change to the system in many years.  According the State Department, the changes will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely and reliable safety information worldwide.

Fox will continue to send updates on advisories as they change.

Italy Savoring Tradition

Italy’s enduring beauty never ceases to inspire and delight, and its charms are amplified when you share it with those who share your passions.

Florence Italy

Do you dream of mastering Tuscan cuisine as you raise a toast to your best friends? Or do you envision grasping your beloved’s hand as the shores of Bellagio come into view? Perhaps you’ve imagined bringing Rome’s grandeur to life for your children, recreating the first time you ever laid eyes on its ancient ruins. An escorted journey offers the convenience of exploring all of the allure of Italy with an experienced guide who’s there to address your needs every step of the way.

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Destination Spotlight: Jamaica

Travelers who appreciate warm tropical waters, white sandy beaches and laid-back surroundings will enjoy Jamaica.

The third-largest of the Caribbean islands, this beautiful and culturally rich island has lots to offer its visitors.

If sun and relaxation are your thing, there is beach around every bend and nestled in every cove.  With more than 635 miles of coastline there is plenty of space to relax—drink in hand—while soaking up the sun.

The sparkling blue Caribbean water is an amazing sight and there are plenty of opportunities all over the island to go out skiing, surfing or even parasailing.  The ocean is remarkably crystal clear, which lends itself perfectly for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Looking to go beyond the beaches?  Don’t worry there is still lots to do.

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Early Booking Sale: Top five reasons to book NOW

The biggest exclusive sale of the year with Apple Vacations—Early Booking Sale—is available only at Fox World Travel.

For unbeatable value and the best availability, now is the time to book your next vacation—especially group vacations.

Top five reasons to book NOW:

  1. Fox World Travel is the ONLY company with savings of up to $650 off per booking at some of our most popular resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean* for winter 2018.
  2. Receive an exclusive $50 off per person on vacations packages to Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii for departure dates throughout the year*
  3. Non-stop value flights have become available from Milwaukee and are also available from Chicago O’Hare and Rockford. These are convenient flights that sell out fast! Book now while your preferred dates are still available.
  4. Lock in great group rates and block space on the best flights for your group or destination wedding.
  5. Receive expert recommendations from our travel agents on dates, resorts and destinations available for your unique travel style.

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Happy Earth Day – this is the year of sustainable tourism

Did you know that 2017 has been designated International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations? The goal is not only to raise awareness of sustainable travel but also to support changes in policies, business practices and consumer behavior, including the following five key areas:

  1. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  2. Social inclusiveness, employment, and poverty reduction
  3. Resource efficiency, environmental protection, and climate change
  4. Cultural values, diversity, and heritage
  5. Mutual understanding, peace, and security

Katie Tappa, Travel Specialist in Green Bay, was recently awarded “G Adventures’ Ambassadors of Change” for 2017. G Adventures is a tour operator providing sustainable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world.

Tappa believes adventure travel is a style and a perspective of travel that goes against the standard “cookie cutter” vacation. Adventure travel does not have to mean white water rafting, zip lining or rock climbing—although it certainly could—it is really a new way of experiencing a destination in a more authentic way. She believes adventure can be found in the most unexpected ways.

“Adventure is immersing yourself in a village, a town, a city, a country—not just reviewing a hotel in that region,” said Tappa.  “It is tasting the food you wouldn’t normally eat, conversing with individuals you normally wouldn’t have the chance to, and experiencing life in someone else’s shoes.”

The best part of adventure travel is there is no age limit or real physical requirements to be an adventure traveler. Travelers need only an openness and desire to experience a destination in a new and exciting way.

Next week, Tappa is heading to Peru as an Ambassador of Change through G Adventures.  Follow her adventure on our Facebook or Instagram page.


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Nine essential travel hacks for going on vacation with kids

1. Consider a Night Flight – If you’re flying internationally and know that you will be in the air for at least six hours, then Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan of Momaboard advises parents to take “night flights,” especially if the children are preschool age or older. If you fly when your children are normally sound asleep in their beds at home, says Bhojwani-Dhawan, it’s likely that their biological clocks will take over and they’ll sleep on the plane.

2. Just Say “No” to Pre-Boarding – The goal should be to spend the least amount of time stuck on the plane as possible. If you are lucky enough to be traveling with another adult, divide and conquer. The first adult boards early and takes as much gear as possible…The second adult boards as late as possible with kids. There is no reason to spend more time than necessary cooped up in your tiny airplane seat.

3. Don’t Forget the Juice – Juice, in this case, doesn’t refer to orange, apple or grape – but rather, a battery charge. Screen time can be a terrific way to capture kids’ attention when you’re 36,000 feet up in the air, and you don’t want to rely on finicky in-flight outlets to get the job done. It’s always nice to have a portable battery device that can power up mobile phones or tablets.

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Combine two amazing family experiences into one unforgettable vacation

Royal Caribbean® has teamed up with Universal Orlando Resort™ for an exclusive vacation package.
Encounter raptors in Jurassic Park, journey through the magical world of Harry Potter and get into mischief with Minions when you visit one of Universal Studios imaginative theme parks:

  • Universal Studios Florida™
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™

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