CTA Travel Agency – Hopkins, SC – Charles and Lillie Woodrow (part 2)

Charles and Lillie Woodrows couple close up shot

Charles and Lillie Woodrows

The Woodrows and others stayed at sea for almost nine hours before it was deemed safe enough to continue island hopping. Despite almost participating in one the worst natural disasters of the past century, they still describe their experience as “most enjoyable.”

Charles and Lillie Woodrows

“It’s hard to pick a favorite island in Hawaii as each has its own distinct beauty,” said Charles. “It’s very difficult to pick one over the other and I don’t think I can.”

Their vacation was even more enjoyable because they saved money by using Cruises, Travel and Attractions’ travel agency and utilizing its website, www.thevacationstationmembers.com.

When it was all over, they rated the company’s customer service as excellent.
Best of all, because the Woodrows are members of Cruises, Travel and Attractions, they received a rebate check after their vacation was over, saving them even more money. While they are staying closer to home for their next vacation, Cruises, Travel and Attractions will still be available to help them plan their trip and keep more money in their pockets.

CTA Travel Agency – Hopkins, SC – Charles and Lillie Woodrow (part 1)

Charles and Lillie Woodrows couple full length photo

Charles and Lillie Woodrows

Charles and Lillie Woodrow of Hopkins, South Carolina, have been members of Vacation Inspiration for two years but didn’t decide to take their first trip to Europe until last year.

 

“We had a good experience, so we booked another vacation this year through Cruises, Travel and Attractions and headed to Hawaii,” said Charles Woodrow. “While we won’t travel as far from home next time, we will definitely utilize our membership with Cruises, Travel and Attractions again.”

A 15-day vacation to Hawaii is a dream vacation and one the Woodrows won’t soon forget – but for another reason.

“We were on a cruise visiting some of the Hawaiian Islands when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan,” Charles explained. “It was incredible, but we were kept informed of what was happening the entire time. The cruise line took us out to sea for about 25 miles to avoid getting hit ourselves. It was definitely a new and once-in-alifetime experience for all of us.”…

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CTA Travel Agency – Hopkins, SC – Charles and Lillie Woodrow (part 2)

Charles and Lillie Woodrows couple close up shot

Charles and Lillie Woodrows

The Woodrows and others stayed at sea for almost nine hours before it was deemed safe enough to continue island hopping. Despite almost participating in one the worst natural disasters of the past century, they still describe their experience as “most enjoyable.”

Charles and Lillie Woodrows

“It’s hard to pick a favorite island in Hawaii as each has its own distinct beauty,” said Charles. “It’s very difficult to pick one over the other and I don’t think I can.”

Their vacation was even more enjoyable because they saved money by using Cruises, Travel and Attractions’ travel agency and utilizing its website, www.thevacationstationmembers.com.

When it was all over, they rated the company’s customer service as excellent.
Best of all, because the Woodrows are members of Cruises, Travel and Attractions, they received a rebate check after their vacation was over, saving them even more money. While they are staying closer to home for their next vacation, Cruises, Travel and Attractions will still be available to help them plan their trip and keep more money in their pockets.

 

Merritt Island, Florida

Once a key player in Florida’s boomingVintage photo of a bridge spanning the water in Merritt Island citrus industry, Merritt Island joined the space race in the 1950s and 1960s, its prosperity and popularity soaring along with the rest of the Space Coast, a vibrant and growing stretch of the beautiful central Florida shoreline.

In the mid-1800s, the area was known for producing world-famous Indian River oranges and grapefruit, and pineapples also thrived in the sandy soil. The small towns that once dotted the island–Georgiana, Courtenay, Tropic, Fairyland, Orsino, Angel City, Wilson and Indianola among them–have vanished, leaving Merritt Island to be administered by Brevard County. Water and sewer service come to the island’s residents from the nearby town of Cocoa.

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When Business Travel is a Luxury Vacation

For Dave Dolber, travel is not a luxury – it’s a business. As a corporate pilot, he is on call to fly anywhere in the Southeast or to the Caribbean on just a few hours notice. The majority of our flying is from Northern Virginia into the Caribbean,” Dolber said. “We go to the Bahamas a lot, the Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands…”

Dolber is a veteran traveler, but when his wife mentioned casually that there was a Cruise, Travel and Attractions location in town, he said, “OK. What’s that?”

It wasn’t long before he found out not only “what” Cruise, Travel and Attractions is, but how much he could save by becoming a member. He learned firsthand that the savings could be considerable.

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Vacation Savings with CTA – pt 2

There is an alternative to hiring a travel agent or doing the surfing yourself that not only eliminates wasteful spending but also does away with the need to visit multiple websites, desperately searching for that perfect deal – the one that fits your schedule, fulfills your dreams and falls within the guidelines of your own budget. Cruises, Travel and Attractions is now open in Tampa, Florida, and offering discounts and services to Florida residents. CTA bridges the gap between financial considerations and customer service by customizing any type of vacation, anywhere in the world at the lowest price possible – then sweetening the pot by rebating part of the cost of the vacation back to you.

“We can design any type of vacation, and, regardless of how much time it takes, we’ll put together the vacation that’s right for you. We really like helping people get what they want,” said CTA Sales Manager Mark Young. “In addition to our high level of customer service, the low prices and rebates can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime.”

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Vacation Savings with CTA – pt 1

For the most part, if you want to take a memorable vacation and get the most for your hard-earned cash, you have two options: You can sacrifice price in the name of convenience by seeking the services of a traditional travel agent, or you can spend countless hours staring at your computer screen all hours of the day and night, anxiously waiting for airlines and cruise companies to temporarily drop their prices. An alternative is Cruises, Travel and Attractions is in Tampa, Florida – CTA bridges the gap between your budget concerns and finding you a custom-tailored vacation experience in destinations worldwide, and returning some of that cost back to you!

CTA SAVES YOUR TIME AND MONEY

Cost, though certainly an important factor, is not the only reason to choose Cruises, Travel and Attractions. The company works only with three-, four- and five-star properties and offers a wide range of vacation options, from cruises to condos to luxury resorts to tours.

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Destin, Florida

According to locals and visitors, the sand on Destin’s beaches, the byproduct of a curious juxtaposition of aquatics and geography, is the whitest in the world.

The finely ground quartz crystals, which look more like the sugar in your morning coffee than the sand that squishes between your toes, originate in the Appalachian Mountains. The residue flows down the Apalachicola River to the Gulf of Mexico, where currents create sand drifts along the Gulf Coast, from east of Panama City, Florida, to the shoreline of Alabama.

A key part of Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin attracts millions of visitors every year. The city’s population averages only around 12,000, but, during tourist season, its numbers normally balloon to the 40,000 range. There are 12 separate beach access points, and fishing vessels can be chartered from the harbor. In fact, Destin calls itself “the world’s luckiest fishing village” and lays claim to the largest fishing vessel fleet in the Sunshine State.

The city of Destin is situated on a peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. Originally an island, it slowly but surely became part of the mainland through the handiwork of hurricanes and changes in sea level.

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Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, not St. Augustine or Jamestown, was the first European settlement in the continental United States. In 1559, Don Tristan de Luna landed with 11 ships laden with gear, food and 1,500 passengers. Just three months later, a hurricane swept through, killing hundreds and destroying the camp and several ships. As famine spread, the settlement was abandoned, and it would be more than a century before the next group of settlers arrived.

Today, Pensacola is a thriving Gulf Coast city of approximately 54,000 residents. Naval Air Station Pensacola, located on the same ground as Don Tristan de Luna’s original settlement, is home to the renowned Blue Angels.

Rich in history, the Pensacola area has been described as having the world’s whitest beaches and being the cradle of naval aviation, the western gate to the Sunshine State, America’s first settlement, the redneck Riviera and the red snapper capital of the world. Its most popular nickname, however, is The City of Five Flags, for the five governments that have ruled the area: Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Pensacola Bay was also known as Polonza or Ochuse by the Spanish who re-established the area in 1696. Pensacola grew to become the largest city in Florida and the capital of the British Colony of Western Florida in 1763. Because of its location south of the original British Colonies and on the dividing line between French Louisiana and Spanish Florida, along the Perdido River, possession of the city has changed several times.

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