Looking for GREAT Vacation Ideas?

If you are looking for exciting Vacation Ideas, the  Great Vacations travel guide is a personal collection of travel experiences and travel adventures initially inspired by my incredible childhood travels in Europe with my family.

My travels left me with fantastic memories, such as the full moon glowing beside the Eiffel Tower, riding on the back of a scooter along the Danube River and cruising across the Atlantic Ocean.

My passion for travel has blossomed into this website as my ongoing vacation ideas and travel advice have inspired friends to plan their travel adventures with the realization that amazing trips are possible with enough information and good travel planning.
It is my desire to share with you my vacation ideas and provide you with travel reviews of places that I have discovered and learned from my travel adventures:

  • You will see many travel photos that will stimulate your senses and imagination to help you decide on a destination.
  • Learn how to plan your own trip, design your itinerary and book your hotels.
  • Receive travel information and advice on health & personal safety, travel insurance, currency, use of ATMs and internet cafes.
  • I will provide you with packing ideas, travel clothes and travel checklist.
  • Discover ideas for traveling solo or planning a trip for a group.
  • Choosing transportation methods, auto rentals, buses, boats, trains or planes, or when necessary between taxi and public transport.
  • Learn how to overcome the fear of flying.

Personal Experiences Inspired the Great Vacations Travel Guide

I have traveled to many enchanting destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Europe.

I have walked around the world’s most romantic cities, such as London, New York, Paris, Rome, and Venice.

Bathed in the sun-kissed coasts of the Caribbean Islands, the Mayan Riviera, the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera and Amalfi Coast.

Enjoyed fabulous walks and romantic dinners along famous rivers like the Thames in London, the Seine in Paris, the Grand Canal in Venice and the Vltava in Prague.

Explored the mountains and stunning views in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Canada.

Lodged in the village of Chamonix, France and ascended the gondola up to Mont Blanc.

Trekked around the beautiful Lauterbrunen Valley in Switzerland and up to the mountain peak called Piz Gloria on Mount Schilthorn, where the James Bond movie Her Majesty’s Secret Service had been filmed.

Journeyed by the local railway across the valley to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, which appear on the cover of many Swiss chocolates.

And so much more…which I will continue adding to my web site.

With my vacation ideas in the Great Vacations travel guide it is my sincere pleasure to accompany you on your path of discovery whether you are traveling solo, or with a partner or a group, and to provide you with all the travel information and advice that you need to make your dreams a reality.

I will constantly be updating and adding new articles and featuring my friends and their fabulous vacation ideas around the world including Asia and India. Do visit every so often to read the latest news and bookmark this site to share with your friends.

The world is more beautiful than you have ever imagined and life is an adventure. I am thrilled to be able to share my Vacation Ideas and travel reviews with you.

I hope that the information inspires your imagination and turns your travel dreams into spectacular vacations.

Enjoy your planning!


Table of Contents

Great Vacations Travel Guide Blog
Welcome to my blog on Great Vacations Travel Guide. Here you will receive the latest updates on travel information and new pages that have been added to this website.

Airport Security
Does airport security stress you out? Follow these great airport security tips and you will have a more enjoyable travel experience.

Fear of Flying
Do you experience the fear of flying? Air travel is the 2nd safest mode of transportation in the world and the chances of being involved in an aircraft accident are approximately 1 in 11 million.Travel Checklist
If you are planning a trip and feeling overwhelmed, you need a travel checklist to keep your planning organised and simple.

Travel Packing Tips
These travel packing tips cover the most important details to make your planning easier and more enjoyable. Too many details to remember when planning a trip? Here are many great travel packing tips to make your life easier.

Vacation Planning Tips
Vacation planning can be scary. Here are vacation planning tips for unexpected air travel costs, saving on your daily food budget and choosing accommodations.

Travel Tips for Packing Luggage
Overwhelmed with packing? Try these travel tips for packing luggage and make your trip more relaxing.

Travel Clothes
Travel clothes should be versatile and comfortable. Need some help deciding on what to take on your exciting vacation? Check out these tips.

Vacation Ideas for France
One of the facts about France is that here you will undoubtedly find a unique holiday adventure, good for any visitor, home to beautiful countryside, vineyards, great food and wine, history, antiquity, architecture, cathedrals, and museums and monuments.

Paris Vacation Ideas
The 19th district includes great public parks, including the Parc de la Villette, home to both the Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie, a museum and exhibition centre and the Conservatoire de Paris, one of the most renowned music schools in Europe and part of the Cite de la Musiquethe.

Paris Vacations
Paris is one of the most beautiful and great cities of the world with an endless amount of things to do for your Paris vacations. It conjures visions of sophistication, drama and romance.

Paris Attractions
The 1st arrondissement is one of the oldest districts and famous area of Paris, conquered by the Romans in 52 BC, while some parts date back to the early Middle Ages.

Paris Facts
One of the Paris facts is that getting around in Paris and using the Paris Metro are easy if you take the time and study the Paris map and the Metro map. The Paris Metropolitain lines are colour coded and named according to their destinations.

Paris Architecture
The City of Light is a haven for anyone with an interest in Paris architecture, offering magnificent examples of European styles from almost 2000 years ago, Roman to post-modern.