WAVEJourney.com Travel Tips, Tales, Deals and Steals Newsletter July 2012

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WAVEJourney Travel Newsletter

WAVEJourney Travel Newsletter

WAVEJourney.com Travel Tips, Tales, Deals and Steals Newsletter July 2012

Bonjour from France!

As we know you are busy enjoying your summer vacation, we are keeping this month’s newsletter short and sweet. But we also wanted to share some of our photos and updates from our current European adventures – click the links below. Plus we have a wonderful wine cruise to share with you from contributor, Linda Ball – sailing on Schooner Zodiac is a must for anyone that loves the water.

WAVEJourney just completed a two-week trip around France on a Globus motorcoach tour, and have enjoyed a wonderful time in one of our favorite countries. You can view our Globus La France tour itinerary by clicking here. And all of our photos from this trip are available to view by clicking here.

Prior to arriving in France, we spent three fabulous weeks touring through Scandinavia – Norway, Sweden and Finland. What a fantastic trip that was! Did you see our updates on Facebook and Twitter as we travelled? If not, you are missing out on some fun posts.

You may also view our photos from our Scandinavian trip:




Next we are off to Eastern Europe to join a Uniworld River Cruise from Bucharest to Vienna – take a look at this amazing itinerary by clicking here.


Travel Tale – USA

Linda Ball at the helm of Schooner Zodiac

Linda Ball at the helm of Schooner Zodiac

Schooner Zodiac – San Juan Islands Wine Cruise     
Article by Linda Ball

My journey began by taking the beautiful Chuckanut Drive instead of Interstate 5 into historic Fairhaven, the old part of the city of Bellingham. Chuckanut Drive begins just north of Burlington, Washington, and is 21.28 miles. This drive was incorporated into the Pacific Highway in 1913 and was considered part of U.S. 99 in 1926. Now it is referred to as State Route 11, and is well worth the diversion off of busy I-5. From Chuckanut Drive, you can see the San Juan Islands, my ultimate destination. Chuckanut drive took me straight into Fairhaven, where I checked into the lovely Fairhaven Village Inn

Read on.


Travel Tips & Recommendations 

Manoir Hovey

Manoir Hovey

WAVEJourney shares our most recent travel tips and recommendations:

Willamette Music Festival – need a campground to stay at for this event? Try this one, and maybe you will be in the next camp space. Call Scott Sayer for details: Phone: 541-466-5506

– Best city tour guide for Helsinki – Maria del Carmen Hanninen at Dragon Tours. We enjoyed a full morning tour of Helsinki with Maria (just wish it had been an entire day) www.dragontours.hk

– WJ was featured in this news article from Gotenburg, Sweden (use Bing translation tool) –

Fairhaven Village Inn in Washington – A lovely and charming boutique hotel in the middle of the village.

Hotel Cambon – WJ’s favorite 4-star boutique hotel in Paris. We stayed again recently and it felt like home.

Hovey Manor in Quebec – They just received another Wine Spectator award… and, rightly so!  They received the “Best Of Award Of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. 9 years in a row!

Klaus K Design Hotel in Helsinki was one of our most favorite hotels in the last 5 weeks of travel. We highly recommend them.


Great Gear for Summer – From our friends at GoLite Footwear!

GoLite Footwear Women's Shoes

GoLite Footwear Women’s Shoes

WJ loves GoLite Footwear’s shoes! Over the last couple of years, we have tried and tested many of GoLite’s women’s shoes, and even a few of the men’s styles. For us, they are a terrific fit, stylish, comfortable and make the perfect companion for our tootsies whether we are traipsing around the world or just off to the local grocery store.

We’re sure you’ll love them too!

 Check them out for yourself: – GoLite Footwear Website.

Travel Contests –  Enter Now!

Travel Contests

Travel Contests


Win a trip to Utah & Alaska.

Peter Greenberg’s Summer Sweepstakes.

Virginia is for Lovers – LOVE Aquatic Sweepstakes

–  Win a Caribbean Vacation.

Win a Trip to the U.S. Premier of the Bourne Legacy.


Jill and Viv Explore Bergen, Norway

Jill and Viv Explore Bergen, Norway

Come join the fun with WAVEJourney on Twitter and Facebook. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing all the latest travel tips, photos, news and deals.

We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions and recommendations. Don’t forget to email us your tips, tales and recipes to share in future newsletters. Wishing you happy travels and wild adventures!


Viv Chapleo & Jill Hoelting


Thanks to all that sent in their travel tips, suggestions and recommendations. We love sharing them with other readers and adding them to the website. Keep them coming and be sure to pass this newsletter along to your family and friends.

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