Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Maui Visit

It's hard to believe this is my 102nd visit to Hawaii. I can always remember my first, it was in December. As I stepped off the jet and it was summer! More later on the new zip lines and adventure tours. Aloha, Doug

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lessons Learned From I Phone Salesman

So Diane and I broke down and purchased new IPhones. Sunday we visited our local AT&T Mobility store. Walid Salloud not only helped us transfer our contacts but connected the web and our emails. WOW! Was he fast. Then I remembered he does this everyday for a living. Do your prepare your own income taxes? Change your own engine oil? Plan you own cruise or complicated travel itinerary? Something to think about.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rose Bowl Football Packages

Visit our web site at www.osubowls.com for the latest football bowl information. Yes, even if the Oregon Ducks win, they can use our Rose Bowl package. But - Go Beavs

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kids Fly Free

Another Walker Travel exclusive is our "Kids Fly Free" program. This special applies to domestic and international air travel from Portland, Oregon or Seattle. The minor (under 19) needs to fly on the same itinerary as the full paying adult. Travel needs to be completed by June 15, 2010. Check with one of our agents for the details.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Newark Airport Lost Baggage - Welcome To America

My flight was recently delayed 4 hours at the Newark airport. With nothing better to do I hopped on the monorail and traveled from concourse to concourse. Stepping into one car I saw a small back pack with no one around. I picked up the package, stepped backward off the mono rail and gave it to an airport employee with a red blazer. He said I should not have touched the item because it could be a bomb. However, now that I removed it he could take it from me. The employee telephoned around the terminal and within 30 seconds a traveler was reporting the lost item. I waited about 1/2 hour before a couple raced up the stairs to claim the pack. The youngsters were from Milan Italy and when they opened to latch out fell Euros, credit cards and passports. They tried to pay me however I make so much money in the travel business I decline (Ha).

As the couple was exiting the platform the man in the red blazer said "Welcome to America".

Friday, August 21, 2009

Get a U. S Passport!

Often passengers are presented with opportunities to travel out of the country but are disappointed. Why? Because they didn't have a U.S. Passport. Adult passports are good for 10 years. Go to www.travel.state.gov/ to apply. You now need a passport to travel is Canada, Mexico and even Guam if flying through Tokyo.

Get a U. S Passport!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

1 Night Cruises to Nowhere

Yes, for as little as $29 you can dine and dance either September 19th or 20th out of Seattle Washington. Norwegian Cruise line's popular 1 night cruises to nowhere are back. Sail on either the Norwegian Star or Pearl. This is the cruise line which pioneered the "Freestyle Cruising" eat when you want.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Royal Hawaii Band

Did you know the State of Hawaii has a Royal Hawaiian Band? Yes, and they play every Friday at noon. The Iolani Palace in Honolulu hosts the band. A tip, make lunch reservations at the Hawaii State Art Museum (Downtown Restaurant). They have a nice organic menu. Make your reservations for 1:15pm. Aloha, Doug

Monday, June 22, 2009

Terranea - Los Angeles Has A New Resort

I just returned for the opening of a new resort in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area called the
Terranea. Built on the grounds of the old Marineland of the Pacific, the resort is a winner. With a wonderful Spa, fitness and wellness center, swimming pool for adults and children, the resort will be a "10" within a year.

The discovery trails were easy to walk. Take the Bluff Top Trail to the interpretive center and learn about the old Marineland and the Catalina Islands just west of the Terranea. I would wait until this fall before visiting the resort. All the opening bugs will be worked out and a new 5 star property is born!!!! When you are ready to book contact me. I have set up special amenities just for Walker Travel clients. Happy Traveling, DW

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

$99 Air Fares To Hawaii

QUESTION: Doug, where do you find $99 plus tax one way air fares to Hawaii?

ANSWER: These fares often appear for only a few hours. A group may cancel then an
airline dumps seats or the airline reservation system called (GDS) makes
a mistake.

Sign up on my email tree at http://www.walkertravel.com/ and specify "last minute Hawaii fares"

Aloha, DW doug@walkertravel.com

The Best Family Travel Value For Summer of 2009

Mexico and The Dominican Republic. Why? Palace Resorts have kids and teens (17 & under) stay and eat free all summer. The Palace resorts are unique because they give you free local tours (6) of the area as well as all inclusive meals. Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun Palace, Aventura Cove Palace and Beach Palace in Mexico plus the all-new Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. One of my 22 agents will be happy to arrange your summer holiday doug@walkertravel.com http://www.walkertravel.com/ DW

The 82% Rule for Air Fares

Walker Travel and Cruises can beat the air fares of Expedia, Travelocity, CheapOair and most online travel agencies 82% of the time. How? "Relationships" A particular type of connection existing between people having dealings with each other.

Walker Travel was founded by my grandfather 82 years ago. Give us a try doug@walkertravel.com or http://www.walkertravel.com/. DW

Branson Missouri's New Airport

Diane and I just returned from the grand opening of Branson Missouri's new airport. The first major airport to be opened in the United States in 17 years. Now you can fly directly into Branson rather than Kanasas City or St. Louis. An airshow followed with the US Air Force Thunderbirds.

We enjoyed the Righteous Brother (Bill Medley) and Paul Revere & The Raiders concert. Great show. We talked to Paul after the show and he still claims to have recorded the song Louie, Louie first!
He is Idaho boy you know. The show was in the Andy Williams theater - good sounds.

Visit http://www.walkertravel.com/ for updates on our other travels. Travel In Peace DW