JetSet Experiences: River Cruising

River cruising became acheter viagra paris 25 mg fastest growing sector in travel in 2012, with lines like Viking launching six new longships in 2013.  However, the rivers of the world have long been a conduit of commerce and the primary source of movement across continents.  This is clearly pronounced by the fortified villages and crumbling castles as you meander up the Danube through Austria stopping for a spellbinding, behind-the-scenes tour of the Melk Abbey or sampling the finest Gruner Veltliner from family cellars predating WWII.

In the summer months, Europe comes alive and its rivers take you where large cruise ships cannot go: through landscapes carefully preserved and far removed from modern cities.  The most picturesque corners of Europe are prominently displayed. Guests onboard easily embrace a slower pace and serenity from the stillness that comes from sailing through quiet eddies as opposed to ocean swells.

Our various river cruise partners offer a distinct and unique onboard experience, with a variety of designs, amenities, inclusions and shore excursions, ensuring that there is a river cruise for each personality. Our favorite experience allows the more active traveler to bike through the countryside alongside the vessel as it relocates.

Winter, spring, summer or fall and spanning Asia, Europe,  South America and Africa – river cruising offers a timeless sense of discovery. To chart your next river cruise experience, please contact Julia Douglas:


JetSet Experiences: Expedition Cruising

Sometimes it is the unexpected that turns a good vacation into an extraordinary experience. This may seem contradictory coming from travel advisors who intricately plan every detail of an itinerary, however, on Lindblad Expeditions natural occurrences cannot be rehearsed!

Though the Expedition Leaders design an itinerary for each day of the cruise, the best days onboard are when they throw out the plan because you just encountered a pod of orcas or a group of humpback whales. These serendipitous moments cannot be anticipated, but happen often as Lindblad strategically centers their cruise itineraries in the most naturally rich areas of the world.  The small ships easily access environments that whales, bears, sea lions, penguins, seals, polar bears, and birds, to name a few, call home.  And due to the limited number of passengers, this affords an extremely intimate experience.

Nighttime entertainment, casinos, and buffets for miles are best found elsewhere.  Though Lindblad does serve world class food, the ‘special of the day’ is always active outdoor educational experiences.  The National Geographic specialist’s educational lessons deepen passengers’ experiences each day and raise awareness of their surrounding environment creating a lasting impact and indelible impression.

From waking up to 100,000 pairs of penguins in Antarctica to falling asleep to the polar bears in the Arctic, Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic deliver riveting experiences from pole to pole.

To find out more about your intimate wildlife interaction, contact Melissa at

JetSet Experiences: Boat-based Heli Surfing

For many of us, summertime means seeking out warm-weather adventures, so what could be better than an opportunity to combine some of our favorites: boating and surfing?  And while you’re at it, why not throw in a helicopter?  Boat-based heli surfing is the ultimate in marine luxury and our friends at LUEX have it dialed in.

Your exclusive charter boat with a private helicopter pad gives you unparalleled access and direct transportation to some of the best waves in the world.  Chartering off the Mentawais Islands in Indonesia, the experience is ideal for 10-12 guests who will enjoy amenities such as best in-class surfing guides, private chef and a full-service bar.  Should the never-ending series of the best waves of your life prove to be too much for a day, spend some downtime fishing, jet-skiing, diving or relaxing with your own on-board yogi. Full time photographic services and on-board masseuse are available upon request.

This experience provides you with the highest standard of surf charter boats in Indonesia and is perfect for intermediate to expert surfers, however there are plenty of activities for everyone.  Peak season is April-October where a consistent swell is almost guaranteed.  Yacht + Heli + Surf = The Ultimate Boating Experience!

For more information contact Lindsey Woodcock: