Recess Special Travel Values

Special Travel Values

Travel Deals vs Travel Values: I don’t believe in ‘deals’. A travel ‘deal’ that is cheap but doesn’t deliver a travel experience worthy of your time and investment, and more importantly, doesn’t deliver a sense of joy and wonder, is no deal. I don’t believe in deals. I do believe in value.

My intention is to provide insights into vetted travel experiences – travel suppliers that I know will deliver a quality travel experience to you. And when those travel suppliers that I know and trust offer specific promotions that make their offerings an even better value than normal – those will end up on this Travel Values page.

Contact us ( or 678-824-5030) to learn more.

Supplier Name: Tauck

Why I like them: Tauck offers land tours, small ship and river cruising, and does it in a way that is fully inclusive and includes special touches and wow moments - exactly what I want my clients to experience. They provide an extraordinary experience and create delighted travelers who repeatedly travel with Tauck.

Travel Value Right Now: For new-to-Tauck travelers, from my participation with them at the River Cruise Expo in Amsterdam, I am able to offer one (1) complimentary pre- or post-night stay at Tauck’s hotel at the beginning or end of any 2024 or 2025 land tour or cruise – if you have me book the trip before June 28, 2024. Based on availability and for new bookings only. Not combinable with Gift of Time, Take Off With Tauck, or other offers. All terms and conditions apply. For past Tauck guests, book any 2025 land journey or cruise by July 31, 2024 and receive the 'Gift of Time', pre- or post- hotel night.

Supplier Name: Windstar Cruises

Why I like them: Small ships with 342 passengers or less that can visit small ports and dock in the center of town. Reputation for great service and excellent cuisine.

Travel Value Right Now: Super great offer right now - Book any 2024 voyage and for a free upgrade to All-Inclusive Fares featuring Wi-Fi; unlimited beer, wine, cocktails; and gratuities. Call us and let's set you up on a fantastic cruise.

Supplier Name: AMA Waterways

Why I like them: River cruise line with high focus on client experience, with more included excursion options; owners are very involved and respond well in difficult times (like covid, water issues, etc).

Travel Value Right Now: Complementary land extensions before or after river cruise, like St. Malo, France (Mont Sant Michel) after Paris to Normandy Cruise, Lake Como Italy before a Rhine River cruise, or Geneva Switzerland after a Burgundy Wine Cruise on the Rhone/Saone Rivers.

** Plus, as a preferred AMA Waterways river cruise specialist, I can offer an extra 5% promotional discount off the cruise fare.

Supplier Name: CIE International Tours

Why I like them: CIE offers well-designed escorted tour itineraries in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Iceland. They provide good value with their included visits, experiences and meals, and they don't try to sell you anything during the tour - their tours are quite comprehensive. They are my chosen partner for that area of the world for the last 14 years.

Travel Value Right Now: For 2024 travel, select tours have promotional discounts. For 2025 travel, there are significant Early Booking Discounts for a variety of tour options, so it's a great way to get even more value from a high quality tour experience. Call us to talk about the options.