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Sep 18th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Europe
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INSPIRATION | Spain & Portugal

Travel to Europe continues to lead the way in destinations most often chosen for a diverse, cultural and active getaway.  And, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer of the continent, Spain and Portugal have caught the eye of many looking to experience a mix of scenery, culture, history and culinary delight. Of […]

Sep 18th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Travel News
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What’s Hot in Luxury Travel?

Virtuoso Travel Week 2017: As part of the elite travel consortium Virtuoso, Pique Travel has access to some of the best worldwide partners, unique experiences and travel knowledge available in the industry. In August every year, thousands of Virtuoso travel partners descend upon Las Vegas to shop for the upcoming year of travel.  In fact, […]

Sep 18th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Family Travel
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CLIENT HIGHLIGHT | Enjoying the Wilds of Alaska

It’s been a dream of mine to take my son on a “boys only” fishing and outdoor adventure to Alaska. In July, that dream became a reality and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  We started our journey with a direct flight on Delta Airlines from Minneapolis into Anchorage. We only spent one night in the […]

Sep 18th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Travel Advice
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Photography Tips for Travelers

You spend months, maybe years, dreaming about places you want to visit and experience. And you know that when you get home, everyone is going to want to hear your stories and see pictures. So how do you increase your chances of taking great shots while you’re traveling? Here are a few tips that might […]

Sep 17th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Family Travel
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Hidden Hawaii | Linda Bendt, Pique Travel Owner

For anyone who knows us well, Hawaii holds a very special place in our hearts. For three amazing years, we lived on Oahu and basically fulfilled the role of perpetual tourists as we soaked up all the islands, traditions and culture. Few would argue that when you live someplace, you really get to know the people, ins/outs […]

Aug 23rd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Journey to Botswana & Zimbabwe | Kris Nosworthy, Pique Travel Designer

I often share with my clients that a journey through Africa has the unique power to change your life. At first, some brush the comment off as me being a Travel Designer trying to build their excitement, and some take to heart in eager anticipation for what’s in store. I can guarantee that no matter […]

Aug 22nd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Cruises
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TRAVEL INSPIRATION | TALL SHIPS SAILING

Tall ship sailing is being touted as one of the most intimate, exciting and authentic ways to cruise.  One moment you may feel like you step back in time and the next find yourself enjoying the most modern comforts and amenities. One of the tall ship sailing specialists gaining a lot of national attention for […]

Aug 22nd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Travel Advice
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A Traveler’s “To Do” List

Now that you’re in full “anticipation mode” for your travels, be sure to think ahead of what you might need while you’re away and what might need to be happening (or not happening) at home.  Here are a few tips we often recommend to our clients when they’re traveling: Dial up your anticipation by starting […]

Aug 22nd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Europe
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Client Highlight | South of France Road Trip

This past May, my fiancé Phil Margolin and I set out on a European adventure like never before. While many enjoy flying or taking the Rail, we chose to rent a car and explore our way through Southern France. Ann Coleman, from Pique Travel, helped us plot our route, line up amazing hotels, arrange memorable […]

Aug 21st

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Caribbean & Mexico
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All-Inclusive Resorts – More Luxurious than Ever Before

  The travel industry is under constant transformation: tours have become more unique and private, cruise lines are upgrading ships and itineraries to remain competitive, airlines have merged. One segment in particular has recently undergone some pleasantly surprising changes – the all-inclusive resort. When the all-inclusive model began, it was generally preferred by those travelers […]

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