How to avoid the ‘Summer Slide’

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2015) Every year about this time, panic sets in. Graduation, STAAR tests, end of year exams and projects loom in front of students (and parents), causing more than a little angst in the family. What can we do to get through these difficult times? If we have put off finding […]

Up and coming destinations in Central and South America

DALLAS, TX (June 24, 2014) As more and more Americans have passports in hand and are exploring destinations further away from home, Travel Leaders recently surveyed its expert agents throughout North America to learn which Central and South American destinations they deemed the top up-and-coming. Those topping this list included Peru, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, and […]

Most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

(January 3, 2013) Just about any place on earth can be romantic when you’re there with a special person, but beautiful surroundings can lift a Valentine’s Day getaway into the unforgettable category. This Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of fabulous destinations for you to consider. Romance is always in the air in Florence, Italy, the […]

New Fantasyland now open at Disney World

New Fantasyland now open at Disney World

(January 3, 2013) Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., has completed its largest expansion ever, and New Fantasyland is now open to delight visitors of all ages. New Fantasyland features two new and amazingly detailed themed areas: the Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus. In the Enchanted Forest, you’ll meet favorite Disney characters in a way […]

Kraddick supporters top $500,000 mark in Kidd’s Kids Day Donations

Nationwide fundraiser helps send 55 special children and families on Disney dream vacation (Dallas) October 25, 2012 – Kidd Kraddick, host of the most-listened-to morning program in America, announced that more than $533,000 was raised during last Wednesday’s annual Kidd’s Kids Day to send 55 terminally/chronically ill and physically challenged children and their families to […]

Top five international vacation destinations in 2011

Top five international vacation destinations in 2011

Aussie Robbert van Bloemendaal of Rowlett shares his latest Tips on Travel Of all the international destinations being booked for the remainder of 2011 by clients of Travel Leaders, one – London, England – has had a big resurgence in popularity. Rising to number three in Travel Leaders’ 2011 Fall Travel Trends Survey, London is […]

Top five U.S. vacation destinations for the end of 2011

Las Vegas reclaimed its top spot in the recent Fall Travel Trends Survey conducted by Travel Leaders. The desert glamour spot had consistently ranked as the top choice of travelers booking a vacation in the U.S., but recently lost that position to Orlando, Fla., and its fantastic theme parks. The 2011 Fall Travel Trends Survey, […]

Explore Fiji: from snorkeling and rafting to touring gardens and hot springs

Although the island paradise known as Fiji covers a wide 75,000-aquare-mile area swath in the South Pacific, only 10 percent of is actually land. But, that land is exactly what you might imagine the South Pacific to be: lush, mountainous islands surrounded by clear blue water and edged with sandy beaches that are fringed with […]

Berlin after the fall: much to see and do in a city eight times the size of Paris

 It’s been 50 years since East Germany (under the direction of the former Soviet Union) constructed the Berlin Wall, an imposing concrete barrier with guard towers and other defenses designed to isolate the city of West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of surrounding East Germany. The wall stood until 1989, when the East […]

Lift your spirits with hot-air ballooning on your next vacation

Each October, visitors flock to the world’s most-photographed event: the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, N.M. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this celebration of the beauty and thrill of hot-air ballooning. During this year’s event, Oct. 1-9, there are mass ascensions of hundreds of beautiful balloons from Balloon Festival Park on the mornings […]