Spring 2021 Sue Smith Vacations Join Our Groups With Special Rates & Features Escorted Groups Royal Caribbean with Margo. Western Caribbean Hays Center Alaska—Princess 7 nts from Seattle Oberammergau 1 Oberammergau 2 Holland America Rotterdam with Sue Smith 14nts Branson Bus Tour with Robyn 8/28/21 6/13/22 6/22/22 10/21/21 11/4/21 Branson Special Rates Flexible Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Flexible If you are ready to travel, there are some good options available to you now. Parts of the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska land tours are all open and availability now. Our own gem, the continental US is open and we are seeing a lot of interest in places like Jackson Hole, WY, Disney World and the Gulf Coast. Looking to stay closer to home? Try an Arkansas State Park. When you are ready to get out of town give us a call. We are keeping up with the status of travel throughout the world and are ready to help you find that “Dream” trip once again. Call us at 501-771-0987. Mike & Donna Wilkinson, Owners. Join Arkansas Catholic on one of their escorted pilgrimages to see the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. The first tour, June 13, 2022 has 3 spots left, hosted by Father Erik Polhmeier of: Christ the King Church - Little Rock The second bus is June 22, 2022 and will be hosted by Fathers William Burmester of parishes: Sacred Heart Church - Foreman St. Edward Church - Texarkana St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church - Ashdown & 3806 John F. Kennedy Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72116 Father Tony Robbins from parishes: St. Joseph Church - Conway St. Oscar Romero Catholic Community - Greenbrier —please click on the link to reserve your spot or call Kathy Primm. http://www.suesmithvacations.com/2022-groups.html 501-771-0987 www.suesmithvacations.com 7/18/21 GETTING BACK TO THE WORLD OF TRAVEL Welcome to 2021 – After a difficult and stressful 2020, the world is opening back up and we are ready to travel!! Donna and I are very active people and don’t do well just sitting around the house. We are ready to go out to eat, go shopping, attend church in person instead of watching on Zoom. We enjoyed reading multiple books and television shows and we are ready to hit the road and see the places we’ve read about and watched.

The traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what many advisors and their clients already knew – using a travel advisor brings immense value to the trip planning process. Now more than ever, travel is complex. There’s now border restrictions and quarantine requirements, navigating travel insurance, and a lingering fear of getting stuck while away. To navigate the complicated landscape of traveling during the pandemic, people are turning to travel agents, some for the first time. Since the pandemic hit, travel agents are seeing an increase of demand. One of the reasons advisors will be essential post-pandemic travel is that we have continued to study what’s happening in the industry for our clients’ needs, by attending webinars hosted by airlines, hotel brands and destinations to better advise clients. Carol Bajorek In addition to surveying when an airline releases new routes and watching for updates on passport services, we are now focusing on new safety concerns and information. A lot of people are still kind of worried about traveling. It’s comforting just to hear it’s okay ... this is what you are going to be served on the airplane, this is what you should prepare for. Also we can help fight for refunds. We are spending hours on hold fighting to secure our clients refunds so they didn’t have to. In addition to saving your time, we are also trying to save our clients from the headache when problems arise. Disasters can be smoothed with an expert advocate on your side, and the pandemic has given rise to a whole new world of disasters. CRUISE ALASKA IN 2021 WITH AMERICAN CRUISE LINE American Cruise Line was built and flagged in the USA, with an American crew. This exempts it from the Jones Act requiring a stop in a foreign port. The AMERICAN CONSTELLATION was uniquely designed to navigate Alaska, with all ocean view cabins, and will be sailing from Juneau for 8-15 day adventures. The small ships, carrying 100-200 passengers, offer direct access to many areas inaccessible to the larger ships. Their adventures include: Juneau, Tracy Arm/sawyer Glacier, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Icy Strait Point, Glacier bay, Haines and Skagway. By cruising from Juneau, they eliminate the full day sail from Seattle or Vancouver getting you closer to the ports, thus allowing more time to explore and immerse yourself in the true spirit of Alaska. Give us a call today and enjoy Alaska without the crowds of the megaships in these picturesque ports.

SOAK UP THE SUN AND THE ADVENTURE—With Royal Caribbean Vacations are ready for a comeback. So get ready for some epic fun in the sun with a Royal Caribbean cruise to their private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Between the best of land and sea, you be hard pressed to find a more memory-maxed getaway. ADVENTURE AROUND THE GLOBE Wanderlust should be pursued – and that’s exactly what Royal Caribbean invites its guests to do. Its fleet sails to some of the most beautiful and iconic destinations in the world, plus vibrant off-the-beaten-path gems you’ll wish you had discovered sooner. Sun -seekers chasing pristine beaches, lush tropical forests, and laid-back island hospitality will find plenty of exciting destinations on a week-long Royal Caribbean cruise to the eastern or western Caribbean. Like Cozumel, with its ancient Maya temples and colorful coral reefs teeming with life. Or wild Roatàn, which beckons with emerald rainforests and some of the best diving sites in the world. And of course, there’s Perfect Day at CocoCay, the Royal Caribbean private island destination that’s full of record breaking thrills, like the tallest waterslide in North America, and revolutionary spaces to chill, like the exclusive, newly-opened Coco Beach Club – home to the first floating Cabanas in the Bahamas. SHIPS THAT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE If you are looking for unforgettable experiences at sea, you’re in good hands. No other cruise line in the world offers as many thrills on every deck as Royal Caribbean – and when it comes to game changers, there’s nothing like Oasis Class, the largest cruise ships in the world. Each ship in this fan-favorite class is deckedout with incredible activities everyone in the family can enjoy. Like the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss. The FlowRider® surf simulator, where every hangout becomes a hang-ten session. Cocktails mixed by quick-slinging robots at the Bionic Bar. Thrill Waterpark, Whether onboard one of our incredible ships or venturing our private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay you will have confidence knowing that we will be implementing robust new health and safety protocols based on recommendations from our very own Health Sail Panel, a team of experts across medicine, healthcare, science, biosecurity and beyond, whose hard work yielded 74 recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a healthier and safer cruising experience. 501-771-0987 www.suesmithvacations.com

ITALY From timeless cities to the rustic countryside and rugged coastlines, Italy’s natural beauty is diverse and undeniable. This abundance extends to the country’s immense culinary variety - in every part of the country you’ll find unique specialties inspired by the land in which they were cultivated. You could eat out every meal for weeks and never eat the same thing! Food is a source of pride and an expression of love in Italy, communicated differently through each region’s local delicacies. If you haven't watched the CNN Series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy yet, the hour-long episodes will take you across Italy, revealing the secrets and delights of these regional cuisines - guaranteed to leave you hungry for more! Learn the history and traditions of Italy by partaking in cooking classes at a local’s home, strolling through food markets in search of the freshest ingredients with an expert guide, visiting farmers who maintain centuries-old techniques passed down through their families, and (most importantly) by savoring each bite. To fully understand the richness of Italy’s cultural and culinary diversity, start at the dining table, behind the counter, or at the rim of a wine glass. Vikki Koch is a leader in planning travel for many clients. With over 30 years experience in the travel agency, Vikki is an expert on all things Europe and luxury travel. Give her a call today. Reservations Now Available for 2022 Call or Email Robyn today. Click here for more information. 501-771-0987 www.suesmithvacations.com "A whole new world. A dazzling place I never knew, but when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear that now I'm in a whole new world with you." — Aladdin

Return to Aloha with Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts! Featuring stunning views, prime locations, and authentic Hawaiian hospitality our oceanfront hotels on Maui, Hawaii Island, and Kauai offer distinctive vacation experiences. Sitting on 27 acres of tropical paradise along a half-mile stretch of Kaanapali Beach, Maui, the Royal Lahaina Resort’s gorgeous setting complements its luxurious islandinspired guestrooms, suites, and cottages. After a $5-million investment into refurbishments guests will enjoy: Guestroom enhancements: New carpeting, fresh paint, and furnishings upgrades Lobby Make-over: A fresh new look welcomes guests Restaurant & Lounge: Completely reimagined restaurant and lounge experience highlighting breathtaking unobstructed ocean and beach views Oceanfront Pools: Re-designed with sparkling blue reflective tiles Green Initiatives: Added energy efficiency improvements throughout the resort including solar paneling Private, Intimate Beachside Cottages: Spread out amongst the resort grounds the deluxe beachside cottages have been rebuilt from the inside out with all new exteriors and interiors including luxurious décor with marble counter tops, wood flooring and carpeting, modern bath fixtures, vibrant artwork, and rich teak furnishings. Myths of Maui Luau: The newly upgraded, oceanfront outdoor show venue features family-style seating limited to one party per table to create an even more enjoyable show experience. A delicious, assisted dinner buffet plated by our culinary team and open bar enhance this memorable night. Upgrade to VIP for exclusive benefits like premium bar service, preferred seating, and welcome leis. Enhanced Safety Measures: Upgraded cleaning protocols, pre-arrival check-in via text messaging, express check-out, and contactless menus and guest information. Standard Guest Amenities: Complimentary wi-fi, fitness center, resort and cultural programs, nightly live entertainment, no resort fees Hot Deal: Discover the best of Maui with our Royal Experience package and get an Ocean View room, daily breakfast, Luau, and sunset dinner sail when you stay five nights or more. With its dramatic setting overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town on Hawaii Island just steps from many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities, the Royal Kona Resort just completed a $15-million renovation and features all new guestrooms and suites. New Deluxe Rooms: Newly renovated guestrooms feature rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, beautiful marble wet bars, and modern coastal inspired décor and finishes designed to complement the sheer beauty of the islands. Refinished Pool Deck: Soak up the sun at our newly refinished pool deck and enjoy all new pool umbrellas, luxurious teak wood lounge chairs and pool cabanas. Resurfaced Tennis Courts: Play like a pro, day or night, when you sign up for private or group lessons with USTA Hawaii professional staff. Enhanced Safety Measures: Upgraded cleaning protocols, pre-arrival check-in via text messaging, express check-out, and contactless menus and guest information. Standard Guest Amenities: Complimentary wi-fi, fitness center, weekly live entertainment, no resort fees Nestled on the Garden Isle, the recently renovated Kauai Shores Hotel enjoys a prime location along Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. Each guestroom features a contemporary design with bright décor and modern accents. The hotel offers two freshwater pools, new pool deck and hot tub, fire pit, nightly live entertainment, yoga classes, bicycle rentals, activities desk, and more. Dine on the sand at the awardwinning Lava Lava Beach Club Restaurant and Lounge. Enhanced Safety Measures: Upgraded cleaning protocols, pre-arrival check-in via text messaging, and express check-out. Standard Guest Amenities: Wi-fi, in-room safes, refrigerators Enjoy flexible cancellation policies, discounts, and special offers on your next stay at any of our hotels for select dates throughout 2021. Whenever you are ready for your next Island getaway, Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts provides the perfect home base for an unforgettable stay. 501-771-0987 www.suesmithvacations.com

FEEL FREE TO EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC ALASKA. Explore Alaska’s captivating coastline up close and personal with Norwegian Cruise Line. Whether your clients are quiet naturalists or brazen explorers, they’ll fall in love with the wilds of The Last Frontier. Norwegian’s award-winning ships offer excitement, relaxation and everything in between as guests experience the awe of the region’s pristine landscapes. SHIPS CUSTOM-BUILT FOR THE SPECTACULAR Norwegian’s newest ships — Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore — offer one-of-a-kind Observation Lounges that boast 180degree views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Kick back with a favorite cocktail or cup of hot chocolate in the lounge and soak in incredible vistas or zoom around the top deck on the only race tracks at sea. FEEL FREE TO TAKE IT ALL IN Enjoy more ports of call and travel deeper into the heart of Alaska aboard Norwegian Sun. With longer, more immersive itineraries, clients will have plenty of time to marvel over calving blue-lit glaciers and discover Alaska’s pristine interior aboard the White Pass Railway. Explore the outdoor playground that is Ketchikan, visit the mesmerizing Mendenhall Glacier and experience the spectacular Icy Strait Point. VENTURE DEEPER INTO THE WILD Our 11- to 14-day Cruisetours combine a 7-day cruise with a land vacation that’s fully escorted by local Alaskan guides. Spend two days exploring Denali National Park and stay at an authentic wilderness lodge. Witness spectacular scenery along the Alaska Railroad and hang with beloved Iditarod dogs at a musher’s kennel. Our Cruisetours show there’s so much more to experience beyond the coast.

FANTASTIC EXCURSIONS IN FANTASTIC DESTINATIONS. We offer only excursions that comply with our Safeand Clean and a cenole (freshwater sinkhole) an on eco-rollercoaster. More Info. PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: HISPANIOLA EXPLORER PUNTA CANA and culture. Explore the island’s baseball background , famous cigars, artist village, breathtaking jungle, and unique architecture. More Info. More Info

Universal Orlando Resort’s 3-Day Itinerary for Food Lovers Universal Orlando guests have offers 3-day culinary experience and we have discovered some tips, tricks, and recommendations that may spark ideas for your next visit. Come along with us on a journey to seek out some of the best bites at Universal Orlando Resort. Breakfast | The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Start the day off right at Universal Studios by making a beeline over to the immersive The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Diagon Alley. Our first stop is to grab a caffeinated concoction (cup of coffee) and some hearty Britishinspired breakfast at one of the wizarding world’s favorite London-based pubs, the Leaky Cauldron. Lunch | Mythos, Islands of Adventure Saunter over to the nearby Mythos for lunch, an award-winning restaurant hidden beneath towering rock formations in a mythic grotto-like setting with cascading waterfalls. This full-service restaurant offers creative and exceptionally executed American, Mediterranean, and Asian-inspired cuisine in a fantastical setting. Be sure to try the Potion of the Gods. Snack | Natural Selections Jurassic Park, Islands of Adventure Trek on over to the jungle island paradise known as Jurassic Park, where prehistoric dangers lurk behind every corner. After you’ve met Blue at Raptor Encounter, take a break from the excitement and refuel at the new Natural Selections snack cart. Blink and you might miss it — this unassuming cart may look like any old churro cart, but it is so much more. Grab some of these sweet and savory bites and head to the Splash Zone to enjoy while watching guests on Jurassic Park River Adventure splash down 85-feet to escape from the jaws of a prehistoric T-Rex. “The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and wars the heart.” Samuel Chamberlain

Dinner | Red Oven Pizza, Universal CityWalk For dinner, reminisce about the adventures of the day with your friends and family over some fine pizza and fine wine at Red Oven Pizza Bakery, found in the heart of bustling Universal CityWalk. Red Oven is a quick-service style pizza restaurant that shares some kitchen space with sister restaurant, VIVO Italian Kitchen. Watch as the pizzas are brought out of the massive centerpiece namesake red oven freshly baked and topped with sweet San Marzano tomatoes, and creamy buffalo mozzarella. The red and white Neapolitan-style pizzas are made from scratch with hand-tossed dough using double zero finely ground Italian flour, considered the gold standard for pizza dough, baked fresh inside a 900° stone-lined oven. Happy Hour | Velvet Bar, Hard Rock Hotel After freshening up for the night, head on over for happy hour and dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel, a rock-and-roll themed hotel modeled after a mission-style southern California estate, complete with a rock-star palm-lined swimming pool. A favorite cocktail is the Topanga Canyon and the Electric Cucumber patch. Other Favorites Breakfast | TODAY Cafe, Universal Studios Florida Snack | Crepes from Central Park Crepes Stand, Universal Studios Florida Snack | Jacket Potatoes in London, Universal Studios Florida Dinner | Bigfire, Universal CityWalk Ricky Ly Ricky is the founder of tastychomps.com, a local award winning food blog on the best of Orlando's food and drink industry. He enjoys traveling the world with his wife, May, and can be found at the gym these days working to stay in shape. 501-771-0987 www.suesmithvacations.com

Lights—Action Branson Christmas Sites Motor Coach Tour with Robyn November 4-7, 2021 Price $735 (based on double occupancy and 35 participants) Inclusions:  Deluxe Motor Coach  3 Nights Hotel— Savannah House  Daily Deluxe Breakfast  2 Lunches  3 Dinners  Nightly Dessert at Hotel  6 Shows  Shopping  Tips for Bus Driver Not Included:  2 Lunches Non Refundable $250 deposit on booking Payment Schedule 1st Payment—$250 June 1ST 2nd Payment $250— August 1st Final Payment—October 1st Payments are Per Person Join Robyn on an escorted bus tour to Branson to see the Christmas Lights, Shopping and shows. Register Here

Traveling Arkansas CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK Finders, Keepers Diamonds of all shapes and colors can be found at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Take the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. Search over a 37.5acre plowed field that is the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. Hey, if you find a diamond, it is yours to keep. Begin your visit at the visitor center to view diamonds in the rough and explore interactive exhibits that will explain why diamonds are present here in Arkansas. Stop by the Diamond Discover Center after to give you tips and show you various ways to search for diamonds and identifying the rough diamonds. Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. The three colors found here at the park are white, brown, and yellow, in that order. Park staff at the Diamond Discovery Center provide free identification and certification of diamonds found here. Amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, quartz, and more rocks and minerals may also be found at the Crater of Diamonds, making the park a rock hound's paradise. Check out some of our famous finds. The park also includes 47 Class AAA campsites and five walk-in tent sites with free Wi-Fi, an enclosed pavilion with air-conditioning and heating, picnic sites, restaurant, gift shop, trails, laundry, and the Diamond Springs Water Park, a play pool for visitors of all ages. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” ~ Walt Disney

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