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Pacific Vacation Travel Agencies Annandale VA

Local resource for Pacific vacation travel agencies in Annandale. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to vacations in the Pacific, as well as advice and content on the latest and hottest luxury resorts in the Pacific where you can schedule your vacation.

Michael Corbitt
(202) 288-5655
1 Scott Cir Nw # 801
Washington, DC
Agency
Embassy Row Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Luxury Travel
Website
www.embassyrowtravel.com

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Randy Maged
(301) 983-5299
11700 Glen Ct
Potomac, MD
Agency
Ask the Travel Maven LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, Rafting, Safari, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.AskTheTravelMaven.com

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United Fairfax Travel
(703) 591-3544
9864 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
Services
Annual Travel Benefit,NO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Mc Cabe World Travel Inc
(703) 905-9100
1491 Chain Bridge Road
Mclean, VA
 
Up and Away Travel
1101 South Joyce Street,Pentagon Row - Suite B2
Arlington, VA
Services
NO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Francine Beifeld
(703) 264-0222
12900 Lyme Bay Dr
Herndon, VA
Agency
Travel Harmony
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Destination Weddings, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelharmony.com

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American Express Travel Service
(202) 457-1300
9864 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
Services
Annual Travel Benefit,Emergency Card Replacement,Foreign Currency Exchange – Buy,Foreign Currency Exchange – Sell,Foreign Drafts – Sell,Gift Cards – Sell,Gift Cheques – Sell,Travelers Cheques – Cashed,Travelers Cheques – Refunds,Travelers Cheques – Sell

Just Vacations
(703) 838-0040
Po Box 336
Vienna, VA
 
First Class Tvl
(703) 827-5400
6748 Old Mclean Vlg Dr, #100
Mclean, VA
 
American Express Travel
(703) 351-0812
Arlington, VA
 
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I’ve Been Travelling

And I love being free. The last month has been pretty hectic, with trips around Australia and New Zealand, plus a very eye-opening humdinger of a trip to Taiwan.
I’ll give my reasons in depth in a future Lucire, but I think Taiwan is the next big vacation spot. You’d normally think of an island holiday as being Bali, Fiji or Tahiti, but when I saw the Sun Moon Lake and the Alishan region, I was adamant that this would be the next big thing.
Gen Chiang Kai-shek obviously liked Sun Moon Lake so much he had his holiday home there.
Less expected was the very real need to know some Mandarin. As a native Cantonese speaker, this was a surprise but by the end of my time there, I was beginning to ?gure out which consonant sounds were replaced by which. For westerners the best explanation is that the two dialects differ as much as Danish and Italian: they may share an alphabet, but you’d struggle to understand complete sentences.
I also didn’t see any native Taiwanese, despite having headed to the south of the island. There is a theory that Polynesians, once upon a time, hailed from Taiwan. In the documentary Made in Taiwan, hosts Nathan Rarere and Oscar Kightley met up with an aboriginal Taiwanese and remarked at their similarities.
I’ve posted some of my odder pics, shot for a friend of mine in New Zealand via those newfangled cellphones (I had to take one with me for emergencies), at my Vox blog , and the rest will emerge progressively. Others I’ll wait till someone scans...

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