Friday, December 30, 2011

50% Off Hawaii Resort

Tired of the rain? The Kona Reef Resort on the "big Island" of Hawaii is having a 1/2 off sale. Yes, even this winter. The resort is located beach side on the Kona (dry) side of the island. These one bedroom condominium units have an ocean view and come with a washer and dryer in every unit. Visit for an aerial view of the resort. Good for stays January to July, 2012. Mahalo, Doug

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Duck go to the Rose Bowl

Yes the University of Oregon football team is going to the Rose Bowl again. January 2nd, 2012. Walker Travel has packages. Check us out at Next year it will be the Beavers turn!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Air Fare Comparisons

Portland to Orlando Round trip with all taxes and fees:

December 23 - 30, 2012






Thursday, October 20, 2011

101st Visit To Maui

Diane and I will be visiting Maui, Hawaii for our 101st time. We always love the warm sunny weather and the white sand beaches. Add the zip lines, Haleakala wilderness hikes, a
visit to the Tedeschi Winery, finding Charles Lindbergh's grave in Hana and visiting a shrine to the "George Washington" of China and our perfect trip to Maui begins. Mahalo, Doug

Monday, September 19, 2011

Walker Travel Beats Internet Pricing

Conventional wisdom says Southwest Airlines fares and always lower than United Airlines and Internet prices are lower than Walker Travels. Neither statement is true. Contact one of our 22 travel councilors for professional travel planning help. Mahalo and Dankeschon

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lunch & Ship Tour On Board MS Zuiderdam

Join me for lunch and a ship tour on September 25th of the Holland American MS Zuiderdam. The ship is stopping is Astoria for the day. The time is 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about sailing. Be my guest!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer finally arrived in Oregon so Walker Travel will be closed Saturday and Sunday until after Labor Day. September 10 and 11 will be the next weekend open dates.

Why do travelers need a travel agent? Diane and I toured the Golden Princess ship in Seattle last Saturday. Because I was wearing a blue blazer I guess a cruiser asked me for directs to Cabin #312. They had gone on line to book a cabin next to their best friends traveling in cabin #312. I informed them their cabin was on the “other side” of the ship.

Oh they said, we should have used a travel agent to book our sailing.

Bon Voyage, Doug and Diane

Douglas Walker
Walker Travel and Cruises - An Ensemble Travel Agency
"Oregon's Most Experienced Travel Agency"
Founded in 1927
P. 503.666.3700
F. 503.669.5374

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Jan. 27 - 29, 2012

Plan your next family vacation around a magical weekend at Disneyland in sunny California. It starts with a family 5K and kids' races and culminates with a 13.1-mile run that weavers you through the "Disneyland Resort". Register at and then make your reservations with one of Walker Travels Disney specialists. We have packages for every one's budget.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Utopia Vineyards and Winery Newberg Oregon

Diane and I visited the Oregon wine country last weekend. Our favorite winery was Utopia on Ribbon Ridge near Newberg. With a new tasting room, this small winery is a 10. Try the new Estate Reserve 2009 Pinot noir. We of course had to join their wine club. 17445 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg. Say hi two their two friendly dogs William and Harry for us.

Try the Painted Lady restaurant in Newberg after your tasting. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Reason # 9 - Why You Need Travel Insurance


A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.

Viet Nam Vets Return After 40 Years

Walker Travel had the honor of helping four Viet Nam veterans return to their war fields this month. Jim is from Gresham and Philip now makes his home in Florida. These soldiers were stationed near the Ho Chi Minh trail and boarder of Laos. They finally found the old French plantation mansion swimming pool where they had a brief R and R. It was covered with jungle overgrowth.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Myth: No One Uses Travel Agents Any More?

FACT: Travel agents still sell 51% of all airlines tickets, 87% of all cruises, 81% of all tours/packages, 47% of all hotels and 45% of all car rentals. Source - America Society of Travel Agents

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sold Out Hotels - No Problem

Often a hotel is sold out because of a convention in town or it's a holiday, no problem. Walker Travel has blocked rooms at most resorts and hotels (32,000 around the world). We also block air seats during popular travel times.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Zealand Earthquake - Travel Insurance

One of our good clients are now visiting New Zealand's South Island. Because of the recent earthquake in Christchurch his travel plans are being altered as we speak. Fortunately he purchased a very good travel insurance policy. Not only will he be covered for cancellation fees but also for trip interruption and travel delay. We wish Curtis a safe and peaceful journey home.