St. Lucia, the perfect Wedding Destination.

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for romance. Whether you want an adventure wedding, an unbelievable honeymoon or a quiet intimate getaway, St. Lucia guarantees a romantic experience that you can only dream of. St. Lucia offers: A mix of French and British Influences An ideal backdrop for special celebrations Unusual and stunning features such as: The high twin peaks... read more

A New Year of Travel Trends

Happy New Year!  2017 is ramping up to be an exciting year of travel. So we thought we'd share stories about the hottest travel trends that are going to impact where - and how - you travel in the coming months and even years. What do we see in our crystal ball/ champagne glass?   Whether you're planning family, 'bleisure' (business/leisure),... read more

2016 is Sailing off into the Sunset...

And here at Walnut Grove Travel, we're looking back on some of our best, most inspiring travel stories of the past year... AND bringing you some fresh ideas to start your travels off right in 2017. Thank you for being part of our community of travel lovers this year.  We wish you a very Happy New Year 2017, and whether... read more

As 2016 Sails off into the Sunset...

We look back on some of our best, most inspiring travel stories of the past year... AND bring you some fresh ideas to start your travels off right in 2017. Thank you for being part of our community of travel lovers this year.  We wish you a very Happy New Year 2017, and whether you travel on business, for pleasure,... read more

Welcome Winter!

  The Winter Solstice this year takes place on Wednesday, December 21st.  The first official day of the winter season, it marks the shortest period of daylight – and longest period of darkness – on the calendar. No wonder cultures and religions around the world created winter solstice festivals that celebrate light.    For many of us these days, the... read more

New Cruise Ships Arriving this Fall in the Caribbean

If you like 'new ship smell', you won't want to miss the opportunity to experience some of your favorite Caribbean ports of call this winter – in a shiny new cruise ship. A number of new cruise ships made their entrance on the cruising scene this spring and summer in Europe. But as temperatures cool, they start their migrations, repositioning... read more

El Dorad Royale

With so many resorts to choose from in Mexico, how do you know if you have chosen the right one for yourself? That’s where we come in. We are always learning about the resorts and we are lucky enough to be able to experience them ourselves. Recently I went down to the Mayan Riviera to stay 1 week at the... read more

Oasis of the Seas

If you know anything about cruising, you probably have heard of ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES. They are the leaders in ship innovation and have taken cruising to a whole new level. I recently attended a Royal Caribbean workshop and learned about the OASIS OF THE SEAS. This ship was one of the first designs by RCCL to incorporate “neighbourhoods” throughout... read more

Contiki Holidays 2016

Contiki Holidays are youth travel experts from 18-35 year olds. Since their first tour in 1962, with just one tour and one bus, fast forward to 2016 they now operate over 300 tours on 6 continents worldwide. I was able to experience a Contiki tour in May of 2016, I packed my bags and headed to Paris, to what I... read more

Walnut Grove Travel - Open House

JAN 21, 2017 OFFICE GRAND OPENING COME AND JOIN US ON JAN 21ST FROM 10AM TO 4PM FOR OUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING IN OUR NEW LOCATION. BOOK ANY ROYAL CARRIBEAN, CELEBRITY, PRINCESS OR RIVER CRUISE IN A BALCONY OR HIGHER CAT. AND RECEIVE $50.00 OFF PER BOOKING. BOOK ANY KARISMA HOTEL, SANDALS RESORT, RIU HOTELS, HYATT HOTELS OR SECRETS RESORTS... read more

The Great Blue Hole of Belize

Belize has the world's second longest coral reef - with an extraordinary natural feature. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and sometimes is referred to as 'the mother of all caves'. read more

Taipei

With flights departing Vancouver VIA Taipei, Taiwan with EVA Airlines, I was able to spend some time with a stopover to Taipei. At first I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this city, but I was wrong. I found this city to be wonderful. My stay at the Howard Plaza Hotel had views of this bustling metropolis city with skyscraper... read more

Cebu

I recently explored the island of Cebu, Philippines, with Silk Holidays tours for destination training. Not always known as a beach destination, I discovered that the Islands are home to white sandy beaches, turquoise water and a scuba/snorkelers paradise. During certain times of the year, scuba divers converge to the islands of the Philippines to take in swimming with Whale... read more

Top New Cruise Ships of 2016

New ships boast the latest innovations at sea in accommodations, restaurants, entertainment, design, facilities, services, and technology. You won't want to miss these newest ships!     A trailblazer in river cruising, Viking Cruises launches its second ocean-going cruise ship, the Viking Sea, in 2016. The 930-passenger capacity cruise ship features an infinity pool that extends off the back of... read more

Put a little history in your mouth with Brazil's national dish Feijoada

Brazil's hosting of the Olympics has created a surge of interest in travel to South America's largest country. You probably know Brazil is crazy about soccer. You might also know her samba dance and music. But you might not be aware that Brazil is also popular for her most prized food - Feijoada Brasileira. National Dish of Brazil Feijoada is a... read more