Category Archives: Gifts

Give the Gift of Travel This Holiday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have everyone out shopping for holiday gifts for loved ones (and themselves!).  But what do you get for the person that has everything?  When my husband or I want something, we just go and get it.  This makes gift giving difficult though.

Consider the gift of travel.  This doesn’t mean give your loved one a trip somewhere.  That could be much more than you were planning on spending.  There are many ideas that you could use.

  • Travel related equipment.  This would include luggage, travel kits, travel pillow, alarm clock, space saver bags, anything to make travel easier.
  • In-room gift.  If they already have travel planned, you could have something delivered to their room when they arrive, whether it is a bottle of wine, treats or, in the case of a cruise, an onboard credit to use on whatever they would like.
  • Prepaid gift card.  This could be either a Visa/MasterCard gift card or if they are going on a Disney vacation, a Disney Gift card.
  • A gift certificate.  If you are not sure where they might want to go, you can always give them a travel gift certificate.  We offer gift certificates in any amount that can be used towards any travel plans.  Just ask your Travel On A Dream agent for details.

ToaD Fantasy Sailing Gift Bag Giveaway

We had one leftover gift bag from the ToaD Fantasy sailing last month.  So why not give it away!

Included with the canvas Disney Cruise Line bag are two ToaD tumblers, Mickey Ear magnets, ToaD Fantasy sailing magnet, Halloween candle, ToaD pirate magnet, ToaD drawstring mesh bag and two wave phone holders. The contest starts on November 15, 2012 on the ToaD Facebook wall. To enter you have to like our wall and share our contest post. Only one entry per person. We will pick the winner on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST. Good luck!

Travel Gift Guide

Do you have someone on your holiday list who has everything, who is impossible to buy a gift for?  Is that person a traveler?  If so, we’ve got some great ideas for you!  Regardless of your budget, there are ideas that will meet your needs and make your friend a happy traveler.  Let us know if you have any other ideas.

  • Portable DVD Player
  • Passport Holder
  • Day bag
  • Guidebooks for destination
  • Neck Pillow
  • Luggage
  • ID Holders/Luggage Tags
  • TSA Approved Luggage Locks
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Disney Gift Cards
  • Subscription to Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel or other travel magazine
  • Kindle/Nook
  • iPod/MP3 Player
  • Netbook/iPad
  • Travel Journal
  • Entertainment Book/Coupon Book for destination
  • Memory Cards for cameras
  • International Phone Cards
  • Cameras/One Use Cameras
  • Airline Gift Certificates
  • Cruise Line Gift Certificates
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • D23 Membership
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Compact Umbrella
  • Money Belt
  • TSA Approved Laptop Bag
  • Pet Boarding Gift Certificate
  • Travel Blanket
  • Power Converter
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Space Bags
  • Binoculars
  • Collapsible Walking Stick
  • Coins/Money from foreign destination
  • Formal Rental for Cruise
  • Onboard Credit for Cruise
  • Collapsible Cooler
  • Spa Package (before or during vacation)
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • First Aid Travel Kit
  • Tickets to a Show
  • Referral to your favorite Travel Agent!!


Final Day at Sea

Bill set up a massage for the morning on our day at sea so we were up by 7:00 am again.  Surprisingly, the spa gave us a call at 7:20 to wake him up for the appointment.  While he was gone, I got ready for the day and headed down to the Piazza for some tea and shopping.  Since he wasn’t back yet when I came to the room, I started the dreaded task of packing.  This went very well and when he arrived we finished up almost everything.  Princess Cruises asks that you put most of your luggage out before dinner and then the rest later in the evening before 11 pm.  This in theory sounds like a great idea so the staff is not rushing at 9 pm or so to get everything out of the halls.  In practice though, this was a bit of a mess.  The stateroom hosts were busy with turndown service so you had their carts, plus all the luggage in the halls when everyone was trying to leave for dinner or nightly entertainment.

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It’s National Cruise Vacation Month!

It’s time to celebrate

National Cruise Vacation Week!!

Come on over to our microsite to help us celebrate National Cruise Vacation Week with CLIA and participating cruise lines. With every booking during the month of October, you have a chance to qualify for Travel On A Dream’s loyalty program, a special onboard gift and select cruise line’s promotions as well! What are you waiting for? Join the fun now!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Center

If you are looking for gardening or home design tips, the Flower and Garden Festival center is a great place to find great help.  The festival center is located in the former Wonders of Life Pavilion.  (The pavilion is located between Universe of Energy and Mission Space.)

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