Recording: Online Presentation Highlighting South America with Lori Skelton

You’re invited to Experience the Vineyards of South America on our custom, one-of-a-kind tour of Argentina and Chile, October 10 – 22, 2019.  This tour is hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio Host, Lori Skelton.

Rose Gray recently hosted an online travel show highlighting the experiences showcased on this guided tour with Globus.  Please reach out to a Vacation Consultant at Fox World Travel by calling 888.369.8785 if you’d like to learn more or make your reservations today!

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A Guide to San Diego When Attending a Conference

Whether you’re in town for a big convention or conference, you’ll find your nights in San Diego may be filled with some downtime. But you don’t need to waste time wandering around or doing research places to go, only to end up with more options than you know what to do with. Our quick guide to the San Diego Convention Center has you covered.

Activities to Enjoy

 

Shopping – Gaslamp Quarter

Right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter is full of shops, restaurants and beautiful sights to take in.

Attraction – San Diego Zoo

San Diego is home to one of the largest and most famous zoos in the world. Just a short drive north of the convention center, the San Diego Zoo is a must visit, especially if you are taking a bleisure trip.

Golfing – Torrey Pines

Home of the 2008 U.S. Open and as well as the Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines is one of those legendary courses where golf lovers need to play at least once in their life. Reservations are often required well in advance.

Restaurants to Try

 

Tacos – Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

With San Diego right on the water, you can expect to find great seafood all over town. Fish tacos are what this city is particularly known for, and some of the best – and cheapest are found right behind beautiful Petco Park – just a short walk or ride from the convention center.

Breakfast – Cafe 222

Conventions can take a lot out of you! Make sure you start your day off right with a hearty breakfast. One of the best places in town is Cafe 222 – a local spot that has everything you could ever dream in your breakfast fantasies.

Japanese – Nobu

Eating at Nobu is equivalent to taking a trip across the pond to Japan and dining in elegance. From fresh sushi to tempura to exquisite wagyu beef from Japan, there is something new and delicious for everyone to try.

Places to Grab a Drink

 

Local Brews – Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers

Don’t miss a game or a meal at Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers. Aptly named, this establishment has a laundry list of beers as well as all the delicious burgers you could ever want.

Great Views – Fair Weather Rooftop Bar

Take in the San Diego skyline and admire Petco Park from this rooftop bar serving up delicious cocktails. A very short walk from Petco, you’ll find all the classics, as well as Fair Weather Rooftoop’s unique hand-crafted drinks.

Fun Atmosphere – Prohibition Lounge

Step back in time with this ’20s themed secret bar that has an energy worth experiencing. With a list of drinks you’ve never heard of, this is a great place to sit back and relax – but make sure you dress for the times!

 

Fox Follow-up: Treasures of Italy with Gene Mueller

Guest post by Fox World Travel tour manager, Rose Gray

There are Italy itineraries and then there is the ultimate Italy itinerary; Treasures of Italy with Fox World Travel and Insight Vacations is just that. On this group tour, we visited Vatican City with VIP access to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. What made this part so special was our behind the scenes access where we had the chance to admire the Bramante Staircase, a revolutionary piece of architecture that most visitors don’t get to see.

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Fox Follow-up: Jewels of Egypt and the Nile with Rose Gray

Guest post by Fox Tour Manager, Rose Gray

Why would you want to travel to Egypt?  To me, the question is why wouldn’t you want to travel to Egypt?  Egypt is truly a unique destination that features landmarks and experiences so different from the rest of the world. In addition to the sights that make up people’s bucket lists, the culture and people bring the country to life.

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Fox Stars Attend G’day USA

Fox World Travel vacation travel consultants Allison Davis (Oshkosh) and Sarah Timmers (Appleton) were two of only 36 selected Signature Travel Network agents to attend the G’Day USA event in January due to their potential to grow our partnership with Signature through luxury travel.

“Fox World Travel’s expertise in long haul destinations including Europe and Asia made us a perfect match to send associates to this special gala,” said Julie Durham, Fox vice president of vacation travel. “Fox specifically chose Alison and Sarah because of their strong performance as advisors and their potential to educate clients on everything Australia.”

Our Fox Stars represented Fox in learning about some of the best destinations Australia has to offer, during a day that was dedicated to all things Australia. While enjoying authentic Aussie cuisine, the two also had the chance to network with employees of Tourism Australia, Qantas and more.

“Having the opportunity to talk to and learn from so many special Tourism Australia and Signature Experiences of Australia representatives, I was able to discover a wide range of exciting experiences that would suit almost anyone,” Davis said. “They range from golf to fishing, wildlife journeys to luxury lodging.”

After a presentation by Signature Travel Network Vice President Ignacio Maza on the Top 10 reasons to visit Australia, Davis won the grand prize giveaway in a drawing — a pair of roundtrip tickets to Australia!

If that wasn’t enough, our Fox Stars had to chance to meet a slew of celebrities who actively contribute to a positive U.S.-Australia relationship, including Liam Hemsworth and celebrity chef, Curtis Stone.

“It really meant a lot that Fox picked me to go to this Signature Event in partnership with Australia Tourism,” Timmers said. “I was able to learn about a wide variety of personal experiences we can create for our clients from private oyster eating parties to fine wines on Tasmania. The unexpected plus was meeting stars like Miley Cyrus! She actually took my phone and shot the selfie herself. I was totally star struck meeting John Travolta.”

Fox Follow-up: Treasures of Italy with Dave Spano of Annex Wealth Management

Guest post by Fox Tour Manager, Elizabeth Cramer

The Treasures of Italy trip gave a truly fantastic overview of this bucket-list country.  From the iconic food to the nature of different regions, we were never short of things to explore.

Destinations like the Villa Machiavelli offered us a private pasta-making demonstration along with delicious food and live music.  We were able to explore architectural sights with local guides in places like Rome and Pompeii, learning history and culture first-hand from residents of the region.

My favorite part of the trip was sailing the city of Venice with all of our lovely guests.  Seeing the magnificent buildings reflect off of the water via boat by night and gondola by day was truly magical.

Of course, touring does require a lot of movement, but between our luxurious motorcoach and a 2-day stay on the Isle of Capri, we always found time to relax and re-energize.

If you want to learn more about our upcoming trips to Italy, be sure to head over to our Fox Group Vacations page. If beautiful Tuscany is more your style, check out last weeks review of our Best of Italy tour from Fox Tour Manager, Denise Pedersen.

Fox Follow-up: Best of Italy

Guest post by Fox Tour Manager Denise Pedersen

Whether this is your first trip to Italy or your fifth, the Best of Italy Fox Group Vacation is a great value for all of the amazing things you’ll see and do. Starting off in Rome, you’ll tour and learn about the fascinating history of the Colosseum.  Other gems that I love and that you’re sure to enjoy include:

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The All-Inclusive Resort Experience

In the most basic terms, “all-inclusive” refers to a vacation style or type of resort that includes your room accommodations plus meals and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, for one upfront price.

Many of our travelers choose an all-inclusive resort when traveling to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. These resorts are a popular option because they eliminate a lot of budgeting, worry and planning during your trip.  While not all destinations or resorts offer these plans, they are becoming increasingly popular.

By paying one upfront price, you can fully experience your vacation and relax and unwind at the resort. You can eat what you like, order as many drinks as you want by the pool, and never concern yourself with paying a bill throughout your stay, except for occasional “extras” such as spa services, optional or offsite excursions, souvenirs, optional tips and more.

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