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An Interview With Tammy Morgan
How many years have you been selling travel?
I've been selling travel for over 25 years. The last 15 years I've selling travel for Maritime Travel in Pickering. I started as a part time agent, moved to a full time consultant postion and now I am pleased to be the manager.
What are your hobbies?
I play hockey 12 months of the year! I have recruited many friends and family members for this sport. Great exercise and many new friends! I am now running marathons and training for triathlons! Travelling has always been a hobby, there are so many wonderful places to visit!
What type of resort activities do you favor? ie water sports, lounging by the pool, etc?
Beach volleyball! Building sandcastles! Salsa lessons by the pool! Hiking is my favourite! You name the activity, I'm there!
What are your favorite destinations?
Wow, way too many to choose from. Cuba is one of my favorite destinations for the beaches and the beautiful people, this is probably one of the only destinations that I travel to often. I have also just returned from Dubai, Thailand and hiking to Everest Base Camp! These are also my favorite trips. Check out my own personal travel photos below in Galleries!!!
What languages do you speak?
Egypt, Morocco, Safari, Tunisia
Austria, Belgium, Canary Islands, Coach Tours, Contiki, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
Coach Tours, England, Ireland, Scotland
Israel, Jordan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Australia, Bora Bora, Fiji Islands, Moorea, Tahiti
Sun (Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii)
All Inclusives, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Costa del Sol, Couples, Cuba, Disney, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Hawaii, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sandals, Turks & Caicos
Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
AMAWaterways, Bermuda Cruise, Celebrity Cruise, Disney Cruise, Eastern Caribbean, Europe Cruise, European River Cruising, Florida, Holland America, Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, River Cruising, Southern Caribbean, Star Clipper Cruises, Windstar Cruise Line, Bahamas Cruise, Alaska Cruise
Weddings & Honeymoons
Why India? WHY NOT????? After visiting this beautiful country, I will surely return in the future. There are so many other interesting and unique places in India to see! DELHI Welcome to Delhi, India! a monumental city with a vibrant mix of old and new teeming bazaars, powerful Mughal palaces and forts, and intricate, ethereal towers, temples and tombs. Remember to wear or bring along clothing that covers shoulders and legs. We were met on arrival at the international airport by a representative of Indus Travels and escorted by private vehicle to the hotel. Also remember to always carry small denominations of money with you at all times in case of those short bathroom stops along the way. DELHI to MANDAWA Our adventure began in Old Delhi, the Mughal capital established by Shah Jahan in 1638. At the famous Red Fort, where Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the flag of newly-independent India on August 15, 1947, we traded our car for bicycle rickshaws. Weaving through the warren of crooked, congested alleys off Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest bazaars, we saw the traditional workmanship for which India is well known for and still thrives. We also visited Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's serene and evocative cremation site. MANDAWA to JAIPUR Awesome morning walking tour of Mandawa. Mandawa is famous for its massive forts, beautiful Havelis and ancient temples. The medieval ambience and vintage charm of Mandawa recalls the glory and splendor of yesteryears. Then, afternoon drive to the Pink City of Jaipur! Jaipur is an excellent place to enjoy unparalleled shopping and people watching. Spend time in the oldest and busiest of markets in the walled city at Johori Bazaar, a true feast for the senses. Aromatic spices fill the air, while oxcarts, rickshaws, cows, bejeweled women and men with shocking pink turbans jostle through the labyrinthine streets. Visit a store where you will learn about sarees and discover the many wonderful styles and colours available. JAIPUR We drove a short distance outside of the city to photograph Amber Fort, the hilltop fortress / palace 7 miles north of Jaipur, which was the former capital of the royal Jaipur. Elephants carried us to this beautiful and very well preserved structure, built on four levels and surrounded by ruins, which served as the backdrop for the Mira Nair movie Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.. Bollywood has a new fan! It was quite an experience attending one of these movies with the locals. I learned a true lesson of humility this day, my friend and colleague Roberta was being followed by an older lady asking for money and she was relentless. Roberta took her by the hand and bought her food at the local market. Both came away with smiles and I will never forget her face. JAIPUR to RANTHAMBHORE Close to the town of Sawai Madhopur lies the Ranthambore National Park which was at the forefront of Project Tiger. The park covers approximately 400sq km of rolling hills, grassland, bush and woods, rivers and lakes and is very picturesque. The landscape is accentuated by the many ruins of palaces and forts of this once royal hunting reserve. You may get to see Chinkara, Mongoose and Monitor Lizards, however it is the larger predators that are so compelling. These include Leopards, Hyenas, Jackals, Caracal, Sloth Bear, Marsh Crocodile and of course the Tiger, for which the park is famous. Then it's our long awaited ride to Agra……. AGRA We visit the Taj Mahal early morning to witness its shifting facades at sunrise. Pictures taken onsite by the photographers are worth the buy. Forget Romeo and Juliet, I encourage you to research the history behind this magnificent structure, a true love story……which is why I would recommend this destination for honeymooners looking for something totally different! After breakfast, we set out to explore the Agra Fort, the work of Akbar the Great, who built it over the course of eight years (1565-1573). The fort was successively occupied by Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan; the latter died here, imprisoned by his son, left to gaze at the Taj Mahal he had built, pretty sad really. The children are what really left the most impression on me. Their smiles were genuine and warranted a smile or a wave in return, this made them so happy. Gifts for children are always welcome, carry with you small treats like granola bars to eat, pencils and note pads, toothbrushes etc. India has over 1.2 billion people, Mumbai alone has over 21 million people (Canada has 34 million) so travelling in a small group always made me feel safe, at no time during our tour did I feel unsafe. Even bartering at the back of small shops in local markets did I feel uneasy. It was very hard for me to close my eyes during the rides between cities, the vast wheat fields with splashes of colors from the women in their sarees or the small 'barber shops' where men would be lined up for a shave or haircut. The Golden Triangle Journey 7 night tour offered by Indus Travel starts at $883usd, airfare separate. They also offer customized tours based on your needs. Having their own offices in local destinations Indus Travel is able to negotiate the best price and pass on the savings to you. We flew Jet Airways from Toronto to Delhi and had the best experience. The crew were extremely friendly, the aircraft was brand new, the food was excellent and the stop in Belgium (mmm….Belgium chocolate) both ways was worry-free! End of March weather was the best! Between 30-35 degrees and not too humid. Indus Travels is devoted to bringing the best in both quality and value to custom tours to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Dubai. They concentrate on designing tours that introduce travelers to the amazing complexity of culture and environment. They strive to offer these tours at unbeatable prices and with unparalleled comfort!
~ The Best of Brazil ~ "God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio" so say the Cariocas, residents of this beautiful city. Rio de Janeiro is a densely packed metropolis of over 9 million people. Rio has brilliant white beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema, deep blue waters of the Atlantic, luminescent green Guanabara Bay and the bare blue slopes of Sugar Loaf to make Rio very unique. Standing over it all, at the top of Corcovado mountain, is the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer; the best place to appreciate the city. Dinner in Rio included a buffet style restaurant but with one notable exception, the many waiters arrived frequently at our table with large skewers of BBQ chicken, lamb, pork, chicken hearts and cheese! They would carve slices your chosen meats right at the table. There are many restaurants offering a lot of different choice, most are very affordable. I felt very safe in Rio, even walking back to the hotel in the evening. From Rio we headed south along the Atlantic coast by bus and then a 1 hour transfer by schooner to one of the picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, Ilha Grande. We hiked through the jungle to waterfalls and to secluded beaches like Lopes Mendes. The beautiful white sand on the beach was so fine, it sounded like packing snow when you walked on it. There were different kinds of monkeys, armadillos, pacas hedgehog and snakes, yes, big black snakes with yellow stripes like the one we encountered on the trail. During our stay at the Pousada Mata Nativa, our hosts from G Adventures taught us how make the local drink Caprina, made with Cachaça (sugar cane liquor), lime, sugar and crushed ice, yummy! After traveling back by catamaran we hop on the bus and travel to Paraty, a lovely colonial town located on Brazil's Costa Verde or 'Green Coast'. At its peak, Paraty was home to over 250 distilleries, and the name Paraty was synonymous with world-class sugar cane rum. Paraty's bay is filled with over 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches. It started to rain on our adventure to visit these beaches but we didn't mind, the water of the bay is always the right temperature for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Our Pousada Talisma was one of 3 Pousada's owned by sisters, it had a very warm feel to it and it was very centrally located to everything Paraty had to offer. The Havaiana flip flops were the best priced here! On our way to Iguassu! 5 hours by bus on twisty-turney roads up and down mountains to Sao Paolo and then an 1 1/2 hour flight to Foz do Iguaçu. This tri-border region where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet at the junction of the Paranà and Iguazù rivers is where the magnificent Iguassu Falls is located. In order to see the falls properly you need to view them from both the Brazilian and the Argentinean side. The Brazilian side offers the grand overview, and the Argentinean side, a closer look. I don't think I've ever taken as many pictures of one certain tourist spot before I visited Iguassu Falls, it was spectacular! The falls are over 2.7km long and the contrast between the green of the vegetation and the dark colour of the basalt rocks with whirring waters plunging from a 72 meter high cliff is magical. It should come as no surprise that UNESCO declared the region a World Heritage Site in 1986. G Adventures is committed to responsible tourism and have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places we visited on our tour. G Adventures matches all individual donations AND pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support their projects! This was truly one of the best trips I have ever experienced. One of my big tips for traveling to Brazil, learn some Portugese phrases! I found English was not widely spoken. Prices of this tour start at $2449cad per person, including flights to Iguassu Falls, private transfers, comfort hotels with breakfast and the most amazing local guides from G Adventures! Please let me know if you want to know more about Brazil! The FIFI World Cup will held here in 2014 and of course the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero in 2016!
The Islands of Tahiti ~ An idyllic paradise of clear blue skies, white sand beaches and lush green islands ~ The islands of Tahiti, officially known as French Polynesia, are a gorgeous selection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn across 4 million square kilometers of the grand South Pacific Ocean. Flying time from Los Angeles is 8.5hours, direct on Tahiti Nui Airlines. Tahiti is the largest of the 118 enchanting islets of French Polynesia. Papeete, the lively capital of Tahiti boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine restaurants, nightclubs and endless shopping at the vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques. We stayed at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort for 2 nights, a stunning Polynesian style resort with its own private sand beach and lagoon offering views of the sunsets over the volcanic peaks of Moorea just 12 miles across the "Sea of Moons". Bora Bora, just the name itself conjures up images of palm trees, the warm scent of flowers, breathtaking turquoise lagoons lapping on white sand beaches…..- 45 minutes by plane we 'island-hopped' over, undoubtedly the most famous island in Polynesia. Bora Bora is surprisingly small, but what this tiny gem lacks in size it makes up for in beauty! Dominated by two magnificent peaks, Pahia and Otemanu, it has an impressive backdrop of a majestic multi-coloured lagoon which many consider the most beautiful in the world. I couldn't take enough pictures! Life here is casual, from the extraordinary scenery to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows, it is unquestionably the most romantic of the Pacific islands. We were so extremely fortunate to stay 3 nights in the overwater bungalows at the Intercontinental Le Moana, truly magical with the glass-topped coffee tables for lagoon viewing! Full day lagoon tour in Bora Bora including snorkeling with the sharks and rays! Stunning! Incredible! And a picnic lunch on a private Motu! la Ora! Welcome to Moorea! Here, the volcanic peaks soar magically out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet and reflect in the tranquil waters of Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay. Safari Tour is the thing to do, hop in the back and hold on! 2 nights at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort which is located in the northwest corner of the island, one of the main attractions of the resort is its dolphin lagoon where you will be able to play and swim with these friendly mammals. 1/2 hour transfer by Catamaran speed boat Aremiti V back to Papeete for one more night stay and 2 full days to complete our familiarization tour of French Polynesia. Travelled with one of the best companies to Tahiti, Boomerang tours! They also specialize in Fiji and The Cook Islands and many more destinations! High season for travel to Tahiti is June to October when the weather is perfect.
Back from Vegas and what a blast! We did it all, shopping, shows, night time helicopter tour, weddings at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, cruise of Lake Mead and ziplining Fremont Street! Out in the Mojave Desert, amidst dust, cacti and tumble weed, a perverse by-product of the American dream has sprung up from the arid soil. Over the years, this exotic desert oasis has bloomed into a fantasy land, devoted almost entirely to entertainment, sensual abundance and the dream of striking it rich. This is Las Vegas; a place simultaneously known as Sin City and the Entertainment Capital of the World; a post at the furthermost reaches of the American spectacle; a city that offers the ultimate weekend escape, where freaks can be freaks, the lights never go out and anybody can find anything they desire. The variety of flavors in this intoxicating city appeals to many appetites. For some, a trip to Vegas is like being invited to the biggest party on Earth; others may just want to relax by a pool and sip on a martini; some go in hopes of cashing in at the tables; and many others are only there for a conference, though they can always be caught sneaking out to catch a show. Whatever whets the appetite though, hungry folk will agree, just a weekend serving of this city can satisfy even the biggest cravings. There are so many amazing deals to Las Vegas! (Flamingo Hilton, Nov 18th for 3 nts from Toronto is $335 plus tax! Incredible!)
G'Day Mate! Back from Australia! We traveled with Air Canada and our itinerary included Cairns, Port Douglas and Sydney Australia. During our stay in Cairns, some chose to do hot air ballooning, white water rafting and exploring the downtown core and its beautiful boardwalk. We also visited the Rain forest, took the Kuranda scenic railway with breathtaking views of the forest and also Barron Falls. We experienced the Pamagirri Dancers, got our pictures with the koala's and also viewed the crocodiles from a distance. Next on our agenda we headed to Port Douglas and went on the QuickSilver catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. This excursion was the highlight for me and I chose to scuba dive, and snorkel with the Marine Biologist on board. Others took the helicopter ride over the reef, some took the submarine down under. This was a full day but everyone had a great time. While in Port Douglas we went to the Daintree River and experienced the wild side of the rain forest. We saw many snakes and crocodiles and our guide explained many of the flora and fauna found in this area. We also visited Cape Tribulation. During our stay in Sydney we took a walking tour of the city in the Rock's area. We also did a harbour cruise which was amazing and were pointed out the highlights of all the key attractions and had great photo opportunities of the Opera House and Bridge. While in the Sydney area, we had the opportunity to visit the Blue Mountains and take in the spectacular scenery. Our guide, who owns the company Australian Eco Adventures, took us off the beaten track and explained a lot about the vegetation and we were able to view wild kangaroos in a field. We visited the zoo, went on the scenic rail which has the world's steepest rail and then continued our journey across the Blue mountains by cable car. We had an amazing day and then headed back to the city. The next day was at leisure so I did the Harbour Bridge walk! It was amazing! Some cycled the city, other's toured the Opera house. Australia is an amazing country with a growing population and the Aussies describe themselves as diversely multi-cultural. Their favorite saying is no worries, its all good. They are very laid back people but have a lot of pride in their heritage and culture. Much like Canada, with a democratic society and same Parliamentary, they take pride in welcoming visitors from all over. We all enjoyed this beautiful country and some are going to return some day. 12 day packages to Australia with all air/hotels/4 nts in Sydney/5nts in Cairns start at $1799 per person from Toronto!
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