A true airboat experience in Central Florida

Airboat Wildlife Adventures just outside of Sebring, Florida is an amazing adventure for a number of reasons and should be on anyone's Top 10 lists for this area of the State.

Riding on a 6-seat powerful airboat, Jon the Captain, will take you on a1.5 hour-long tour offering a diverse range of scenery and Florida wildlife. 
Jeffrey Brookfield Travel Agent Air Boat


Visit This Site Before You Plan Your Next Vacation


There's a little known site that's free, dependable and invaluable during your trip planning process. This site will reduce your risks of going to a country with criminal activity, political instability and health issues.

This indispensable site is The Travel Advice and Advisories Services of the Government of Canada. It's the only official source of destination-specific travel information for Canadian travelers.

This site will provide you with important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.

Do Families Enjoy Cruising as Well?


Families with children book 25% of all cruise vacations. Most cruise lines offer special programs, facilities, and activities based on age. Children and teens not only get to meet kids their own age, but often travel at a substantially-reduced rate.

Many cruise lines have extensive programs and special activities for every age group, from toddler to teen. This gives youngsters a chance to experience the cruise with kids their own age while mom and dad enjoy some adults-only time together. Naturally, many of the traditional pleasures of a cruise, such as shore excursions, onboard ship activities, and dinners, can be shared by the whole family together.

Is Cruising Expensive?

Just do the math. Compare a one week cruise against a week at a non-all inclusive resort.

On a cruise vacation, your meals, accommodations, entertainment, and most activities are included in the fare. It's easy to stick to your budget. Plus, on a cruise you get to visit many different ports of call. 

Unpack once and settle in for a journey that takes you anywhere you want to go. At the end of the day, you retreat to a floating resort to enjoy fabulous cuisine, world-class entertainment, then get lulled to sleep at sea.

Take a look at this comparison:

I have credit card coverage. Should I Still Purchase Travel Insurance?

When we travel, we hope for great weather and a safe trip. But we don’t always get what we want.

While we can’t change the weather, we can help out in case of injury or illness while travelling.lost luggage

Your group coverage or credit card may provide you with some emergency medical travel insurance. But is it enough? With many plans, it’s not enough. Global News reports that, “Getting sick while out of the country can be very expensive.

The cost of a broken leg in the United States, for example, can cost up to $20,000, while an air ambulance from Florida to Ontario can run up to $15,000. Even within the country Canadians may not be covered for all required medical care when travelling to another province.” “...if you need to see a doctor in Florida, you could be handed a bill for $1,200? OHIP would pay $50.12 of it — the price of the visit if it had happened in Ontario. An overnight stay in hospital could cost $10,000 in the U.S. OHIP would pay $400 if you were in a cardiac ward or ICU.

4 Ways People Will Steal Your Passport


The stolen passport market is huge: There are more than 40 million passports listed as missing on a database created by Interpol in 2002, and according to the U.S. Department of State, more than 300,000 American passports are lost or stolen in the U.S. each year. And given that these are the most common ways thieves have been known to pilfer a passport, it pays to be aware.

1. The set-down

It's easy enough to make a mistake with your documents when traveling—after all, how natural is it to put your passport on the table at a restaurant as you pull out a chair, or rest it on top of your suitcase as you check the departure board at an airport? I've done it, and I'm guessing you have, too. But take your eye off the document for a moment, and you open yourself up to the possibility of someone bumping your table (or bag) as a distraction—and walking away with your passport. Another one of the most common places for thieves to grab a passport is in a place where we actually need to produce it: checking in at a hotel overseas. Be wary of putting it to the left or right of you as you shuffle for your confirmation number or booking details, as someone could come along and create a distraction—think returning a key, or asking a question—and slip away with your document. Instead, place your passport on the counter in front of you, and immediately return it to its secure location after it is passed back to you.

Read more via Conde Naste Traveler

Is your travel agent registered with TICO?


Make sure you know who your travel agent is and that they are registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO).

This is highlighted after an Ontario woman allegedly posed as a Travel Agent to steal thousands from customers. 13 complaints have been filed from families who did not receive their bookings after spending thousands of dollars.

All travel agencies (or any one selling travel services) and websites located and operating in Ontario must be TICO registered and must follow specific legislated requirements. These include following trust accounting and other financial requirements, education standards, advertising standards, and rules around providing proper disclosure at the time of booking. There is also a Travel Compensation Fund, which provides consumer protection in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency.

Read more about this recent case and from TICO here

Jeffrey Brookfield
Cruise & Vacation Consultant

Expedia CruiseShipCenters
304 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON

519-823-5979
jbrookfield@cruiseshipcenters.com

TICO Registration 50019700