TOM SMITH – TOM SMITH TRAVEL – A world traveler himself, Tom is a member and affiliate of The Travel Society – A Virtuoso Member. Specializing in foreign independent travel, Tom has been a travel agent for 36 years. His specialties are adventure travel, cruises, river cruises and foreign independent travel. Tom’s special areas of the world are: South America, Southeast Asia, India, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa and Europe.

  • THE BEST REASONS TO USE A TRAVEL AGENT TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– If you are the type of person who has endless amounts of time to play on the internet and loves to spend the better part of your time during the day researching , reserving, booking and ticketing your upcoming vacation. You might find it difficult to use a travel agent to ... more
  • TRAVEL TO JAPAN TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– There is not a safer country in the world to travel than Japan. And there is not an easier country to travel in.  US citizens only need a valid passport to enter the country for a stay of not more than 90 days. One of my main jobs is putting together independent ... more
  • SINGLE CABINS AVAILABLE ON EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– More and more single travelers are looking at European river cruises  for a trouble free vacation and the chance to see a great deal of Europe while only unpacking a suitcase once!  The European river cruises offer small ships, open dining and inclusive shore excursions.  What has been traditional in the ... more
  • “THE WAY” TO SEE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO   TRAVEL – TOM SMITH –   The Way of St. James or “Camino de Santiago” has existed for over a thousand years. Legend holds that St. James’s remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.  If you ... more
  • THINKING OF IRELAND? TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– It is March and all thoughts turn to Ireland.  Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, this is the one place in the world where even time getting lost will be worthwhile… With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to ... more
  • HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TRAVEL – TOM SMITH –Shore Excursions.  All of those wonderful cruises to all those wonderful ports.  And what is to do?  Well you can always stay on the ship and not spend any money and just enjoy the many activities on board as well as endless dining possibilities.  Or you can get off the ship ... more
  • RAIL TRAVEL IN EUROPE TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– There are some exciting changes happening for rail travel in Europe for 2013 and some things you might want to keep in mind for your trip. First and foremost is the news that France is not participating in the Eurail Select Pass for 2013.  This means that if you are purchasing a ... more
  • CRUISING ON A RIVER! TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– It is one of the most popular ways to take a cruise……on a river as opposed to the Ocean.  River cruises have gained in popularity in the last few years and the choices of itineraries and locations is huge. For those who do not want to travel outside North America you can ... more
  • CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WITH PARADORES OF SPAIN TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– The legendary trip to Santiago de Compostela across Spain is within reach of everyone.  The pilgrimage to the resting place of St. James has been going on for over 1000 years! Declared a European Cultural Itinerary, the Camino de Santiago or “The Way” is an inner journey with a number of ... more
  • HAWAII, ALWAYS A PARADISE TRAVEL – TOM SMITH –Hawaii is easy.  It is only about a 5 hour flight from the west coast of the United States and Hawaii is still America’s favorite tropical destination.  There are really a lot of choices in Hawaii.  I want to talk about Oahu, the gathering place.   It is not all “beach”.  You ... more

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