Saturday, December 4, 2010

Duck's National Football Championship Packages

Yes, Walker Travel has University of Oregon Duck football packages. Our packages include game tickets, accommodations at the Doubletree Suites or Marriott Courtyard, transfers and tailgaters. If you need affordable air tickets then contact us 503.666.3700 or visit for details. Space is very limited. Go Ducks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oregon Duck Football Package to National Championship

Yes, if the Ducks can beat the Beavers in Corvallis this Saturday, we will have a football package. The national championship game will be held in Phoenix Monday night January 10th. Check our web site for details - but - Go Beavs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

United - Continental Merger - Old Tickets

We can now reissue your unused United Airline tickets for Continental Airline flights and vice- versa. This is another advantage of the recent merger. Remember Walker Travel and Cruises is an authorized United Airlines agent. Let us help you with frequent flyer mileage itineraries and complicated domestic and international flights.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When Not Having An Airline Seat Assignment Is Good

Recently Diane and I traveled to Orlando without pre assigned seating. Usually this is a bad thing however when made it a positive experience. We tried to print our boarding passes the evening before our flight. The only seats available were "premium" with an extra cost ($85 each). So the next morning we checked in at the airport ticket counter and were given boarding passes for "premium" seats at no additional cost.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

United-Continental Airlines Merger - Good For Portland

The recent United-Continental airlines merger will be a boon for PDX. Why? More non stop flights to the New York City airports, more Boeing 737 jet service up and down the west coast (Continental has surplus 737's), better service to Ft Lauderdale (Florida's cruise capitol) enhanced service to South America and Europe via the Houston International Airport (IAH)
The airport ticket counter will have better security and be more efficient. Look for the changes in early 2011.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Legoland California

I just returned from Legoland near San Diego California. It is perfect for small children (9 and under) Adult kids will also enjoy the park! A Sheraton Resort is located next to the park with it's own entrance gate. Only purchase tickets for the main park as the water park tickets are additional and you my not have visiting time. Enjoy -

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Luxury Bend Oregon Hotel

I am often asked about accommodations in Bend Oregon because we travel their so often. We recently stayed at the new Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue. This deluxe 50 room hotel is plush! All of the rooms are large and face south. Rates run about $150/ night and up. Another funky overnight er is the McMenamins - Old St. Francis School. Try the soaking tub before bed. Rates $129/night. Happy Traveling

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - The Best

I can still remember my first visit to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big island of Hawaii. Walking into the lobby I saw the most beautiful white sand beach and ocean vista. Aunty Barbara Izumi greeted me. She remembered the beach and played on it before the Rockefeller's built the resort. The tennis courts are right on the ocean to the north. This allows sea breezes to cool the courts during play. Now the hotel has reopens after extensive remodeling. Special summer rates $299 - $359 per night until September 30th. Oh, did I mention the legendary golf and exquisite dinning. Aloha

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Paris Hotel Montpensier

If you are looking for a reasonable good location Paris hotel (2 blocks for the Louvre) try the Hotel Montpensier. It's only 2 stars with small rooms but the location! Talking about the Louvre, the best time to visit is Wednesday or Friday evenings. Why? The crowds are small and admission is 1/2 price after 6pm. (9 Euros) They stay open until 9pm.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Africa Visit For 31 Days WOW

I am often asked about "last minute" value travel deals. Yes, it is true. Wait for 30 days before you cruise and score. This weeks best value in a 31 day African Princess cruise. $3500 per person. Next week it may be Mexico or the Caribbean. Subscribe to our "last minute travel e-mails" by contacting me

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kona Village Hawaii Special

Diane and my favorite Hawaii resort is having a sale. Stay in hales (huts) with no TV, no radio, no phones and no computers - just paradise. The regular rate is usually $600 to $700 per night however the sale starts at $225 per night. This includes breakfast daily and beach activities. WOW, a great deal. Michael Dell of Dell computers has purchased the resort and voes to keep "paradise" at the Kona Village.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Princess Cruise $899 for 18 Days

Yes, can you believe it. A 18 day Princess cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Ft. Lauderdale Florida starting at $899 per person for an inside cabin. Departs Tuesday March 16th. I have a few cabins remaining. Call my cell number at 503.799.9989

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Three New Attractions From Disney

One. The new Disney Dream ship will offer the only "Water Coaster" at Sea when launched January 2011. Two. The Disneyland Grand California Hotel & Spa added 250 new rooms. Three. Disney's newest resort (Aulani) will open in Oahu, Hawaii on August 1, 2011. Aloha

Friday, January 22, 2010

Return From Maui

The weather was beautiful - 82 degrees and sunny. We visited the new "Dukes" restaurant just north of Kaanapali. It's a winner. The Maui Sheraton, Napili Kai Beach Resort and the Puamana resorts were outstanding and well maintained. Tennis at the Kapalua and Makena clubs were fun. Diane and I enjoyed playing with our friend the McKenzies and Nizics.