Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Gems of South America

Buenos Aires offers you so much excitement. It is a colorful city with lots of interesting sites to see, night clubs, and the local venue is yours to enjoy! The beaches at Rio are wonderful and the harbor at Rio is surely one of the world’s most beautiful!

From either ports cities of Buenos Aires or Rio you may fly to the amazing Iguazu Falls which borders the countries of Argentina and Brazil.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Tangos & Tapas

Täällä voitte käyttää mahdollisuus mennä maailman kauneimmista laskee maailmassa, Iguaçu raukeaa. Saavuimme putouksille välisen rajan muodossa Brasiliasta ja Argentiinasta lisääntyy. Viimeisin vierailu kaupungin tämä segmentti on Buenos Airesissa, joka on kaupunki, joka on täynnä jännitystä, loistoa, yöelämä ja historialliset kahvilat. Tämä kaupunki on upea valikoima, sekä päivällä että yöllä.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Corliss Luxury Travel Agency on Antarctic Holiday

Christmas, New Year’s and Antarctica... all in one cruise! If you haven’t had the privilege of cruising Antarctica, this could be just the cruise for you. In 16 days you will enjoy it all.

Cruisers, however, after having been to this special part of the ocean, tend to return because of the very nature of the quiet beauty of ice bergs, cute antics of the penguins and other sea creatures. How can you top this itinerary? Hardly ever!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency on Russian Waterways

Explore Russia’s famed waterway, the Volga-Baltic with Phyllis as your escort! Explore bustling and excitement-packed Moscow, then cruise north and visit the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Uglich and Yaroslavl. Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia along its colorful and historic waterways!
Cruise Russia’s famed Volga-Baltic Waterway between St. Petersburg and Moscow on the 212-passenger AmaKatarinrina. Staterooms include a bathroom and shower, a refrigerator, hairdryer, and personal safe. The ship also features a fitness room on the Sun Deck, elevator that reaches all decks; a hair dresser and a masseuse plus a infirmary staffed by an onboard physician. Fares are per person and includes port taxes of $253.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency on America's First Cities

Chris and Dana Corliss will escort this lovely itinerary and it will be their 18th anniversary as well! This is a fantastic cruise as guests will visit the historical cities and sites along the eastern seaboard from New York City, into the beautiful Caribbean, ending in Miami.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: 41 Years Strong

With so many new travelers visiting us, you may wonder who is The Corliss Group, and what do they do for the travel world?

When my late husband, Dick, and I started in the travel business we operated deluxe domestic tour travel. This company was called Corliss Tours. It was very successful and grew quite large. We sold it. Our next company was called World Adventures In Travel. We did just that, went International. That company grew and we sold it! We then, under the umbrella of our last company, started an alumni group, called The Corliss Group. After a time, we bought back our client list and started a third company, The Corliss Group. And, it remains that to today.

We are still considered a tour operator, and we do in fact operate domestic and International tours. However, in the late 80's cruising came into play and The Corliss Group became a seller of Crystal Cruises, even before the first ship, Crystal Harmony, was completed. Since that time, The Corliss Group has remained in the top five for sales annually for Crystal Cruises. The Corliss Group offers you, the traveller, Experience, Excellence, Expertise, and most of all, Superior Service.

We look forward to hearing from you. Call soon to inquire about your next travel tour or cruise adventure.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Health and Beauty travel tips

Quick Tips

·         Periodically wash your hands with soap and warm water, a cleansing wipe, or disinfecting gel.
·         Keep your hands away from your face as much as possible.
·         Drink bottled water and check the seal if water quality is in doubt.
·         If water quality is in doubt, use bottled when brushing your teeth.
·         Don't forget your sunscreen, lotion and lip balm.


Visit your doctor a month before your trip. Any vaccinations should have time to work their magic and become effective enough to protect you when arriving at your destination. Also, any side effects from a vaccine is best handled way in advance of departure.
Common medications can be difficult to find in another country. Pack disinfectants and over-the-counter medications. (Check if your store has a "travel section" where everything comes in small packages.) We recommend bringing the basics: something for pain, headache, motion sickness, and diarrhea. Don't forget anything for the kids if they're tagging along.

Be sure to bring enough prescription medication for the length of your travels.

Carry a list of all names and dosages of any medications. If an emergency occurs, rescuers will have some knowledge of your medical history. Have the list in an obvious place where someone may look, i.e. your wallet or medical alert tag.

If you have any allergies or medical problems, be sure to wear a medical alert tag (bracelet, anklet, or necklace), or have an identification card that prominently displays your condition. Have the name and phone number of your doctor on the tag or card, if possible.

Driving or Flying

If you're flying (or on a long drive), be sure to stretch your legs and walk a bit. Blood clots can occur in anyone, regardless of health status. You may want to wear compression stockings if you have irregular circulation, are pregnant, or are completely healthy and just want the extra help.

If you're pregnant and planning to fly, check with your doctor and the airline to be sure you can do so at this time. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that the safest time to fly while pregnant is between weeks 18 and 24, and not to fly after the 36th week. Airlines have their own flight restrictions for pregnancies, which can vary according to whether you are flying domestically or internationally, and which airline you will be flying. (Some airlines won.t allow you to travel for 30 days before your due date.)

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency on Air travel tips

These tips are mostly for those of us who don't (or can't) travel Business or First Class. But even so, there are many general tips that will help anyone have smoother travels by air.

Quick Tips

·         Don't wear a belt when at the airport
·         Empty your pockets into your carry-on before security
·         Dress comfortably
·         Stay hydrated, drink water
·         Bring snacks and entertainment if you are picky


Check-in at the airline's website before your flight, and use the electronic kiosks at the airport whenever possible. These kiosks print your boarding pass, saving you time, especially when some airlines have separate queues for those passengers that have already checked in. (You can also proceed directly to security after printing your pass if you have no bags to check in.)

Security check can go smoother and faster if you:

·         Do not wear a belt. Yes, you have to take it off for security, so just skip the hassle.
·         Wear shoes that don't require a lot of work. You have to remove them and put them back on for security, so keep them easy. No knee-high boots, no complicated lacings, etc.
·         Take everything out of your pockets beforehand. Everything! Put items from your pocket into your carry-on outside pocket so you don't have to fill your pockets while others are trying to get through security as well.
·         Take your jackets and sweaters off. These will go through x-ray, so be ready.
·         Be ready! Usually it's the person in line who's not ready beforehand that causes the line to slow down. Multiply that buy everyone who wants to get on a plane, and you've got a traffic jam. Don't be one of those people.

If you lock your luggage, unlock them BEFORE security asks you to do so. Use TSA approved locks so security doesn't have to cut your locks off. The lock's packaging will state whether they're TSA approved and can be purchased at the airport or travel stores.

Remove previous flight tags and stickers from your luggage to prevent confusion.


Make your luggage distinguishable. Feel artsy? Paint it! Have kids? Sticker it! Or, sew some patches on. (You can also buy luggage that isn't black.)
All claims about missing or damaged luggage should be made at the airport, before you leave.

While Flying

Get up and stretch, walk the aisle, and hover around any spacey spots on the plane to stand for a bit before sitting back down. Commit to some seated exercises, especially if you're stuck in the middle and can't get up as often as you should. NWA has illustrated examples

Take off your shoes. This can relax your body during flight and help the swelling that may occur at such altitudes. Walk around in those warm socks we talked about, or just pack a pair of small slippers in your carry-on.

Thankfully, no one on the flight cares what you look like, so dress comfortably! Wear looser garments like sweatpants or a comfortable pair of jeans. Use button or zip-up jackets or sweaters. Wear a warm pair of socks as temperatures can drop while in flight. Don't wear a top that causes you to constantly fidget. Depending on the climate of your destination, you can layer, or keep that outfit on the very top of your luggage so you can change in the airport's restrooms. If you MUST wear a suit on the flight, choose your most comfortable, pack the jacket and shoes in your garment bag, and tie the tie later.

Bring some food in your carry-on incase the airline runs out, which happens (trust us), or if you need an extra snack. Choose food that is compact, easy to eat, and won't make a huge mess. Health bars usually fill you up, but snacks such as cookies and chips are always a treat. Water is the best bet for quenching thirst; sodas and juices keep you wanting more. (Check with airport security about bringing liquids through - sometimes you can't, and must purchase them afterwards.)

Fight jet lag by setting your watch to your destination's time as soon as you're on the plane. If you'll be sleeping, eat before the flight and inform the attendant you won't be having a meal. (Don't cover your seat belt so that they don't bother you to check if it's fastened.)

Carry tissues! Even some handy wet wipes.

Many people swear by such things as Airborne - in any case, take extra care of your health and hygiene to prevent jet lag and illness. Wash your hands and keep them away from your face as much as possible. Protect your fellow travelers too; cough and sneeze into your handkerchief or arm, not your hand - or worse yet, into the air! On shorter flights, you can wear a protective mask if you're really worried about the passenger behind you that may sound like he's coughing up a lung.

If there's a more comfortable seat open, ask the flight attendant if you can sit there.

Recirculating air not only increases your chances of getting sick, but it dries out your nose and skin. Carry a small bottle of hand lotion and some lip balm. Also, try breathing your nose into a hot towelette that the airline may give you - this can help relieve your airway.

For long flights, we would highly recommend investing in a neck rest. Carry a soft one, or pack an inflatable version in your bag. The soft ones are more comfortable, but aren't space-friendly. Eye masks are handy too if the airline doesn't give you a pair.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Corliss Travel tips while abroad

Quick Tips
  • Leave valuables at home! Not in your purse or car. In some areas, don't even leave it in the hotel room.
  • Use a money belt. These are small, zippered pouches that either attach around your waist or onto your pants' belt loop. It sits inside your pants and is not to be pulled out for every purchase. Place into it important documents - passports, cash, plane tickets, ID, etc. Prevent body moisture from messing up your papers by putting them in a little plastic baggy.
  • Carry only a daily amount of spending cash in your front pockets.
  • If you're carrying a purse, use one that zips completely closed and straps diagonally across your chest. If you don't have one for across your chest, have a very short strap where the purse will rest under your arm as you carry it.
  • Europe is renowned for the petty thievery which can quickly destroy your trip. Read and learn from some popular tourist scams (from fellow travellers) on the internet. Or, ask us at the Corliss Group for some stories.
Tips from the Government
  • Register so the State Department can better assist you in an emergency:
    Register your travel plans
     with the State Department through a free online service. This will help us contact you if there is a family emergency in the US, or if there is a crisis where you are traveling. In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare and whereabouts will not be released to others without your express authorization.
  • Sign passport, and fill in the emergency information:
    Make sure you have a signed, valid passport (and a visa if required). Fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
  • Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page:
    Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page, and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
  • Check your overseas medical insurance coverage:
    Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance.
  • Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws:
    While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. The State Department
     website has useful safety and other information about the countries you will visit.
  • Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime:
    To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money. Also, do not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers.
  • To contact the State Department in an emergency:
    Consular personnel at U.S. Embassies, and Consulates abroad and in the US, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency assistance to US citizens. Contact information for US Embassies and Consulates appears at the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Also, the Office of Overseas Citizen Services in the State Department's
     Bureau of Consular Affairs may be reached for assistance with emergencies at 1-888-407-4747, if calling from the US or Canada, or 202-501-4444, if calling from overseas.

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