Travel Planning Made Easy

We’ve welcomed a lot of new members in the last several months, so I thought I’d talk a little about how My Little Swans works.

  • Our site provides everything you need to plan any type of trip, from weekend getaways to once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

  • Gather inspiration from our 35 featured destinations, offering complete guides to cities and regions around the world as well as personally vetted, turnkey itineraries based on my own travels.

  • Use our Calendar to find out the best time to visit your destination based on weather, events, festivals and crowds.

  • If you’d like some help with your travel plans, our Travel Advisor, Ana Maria Pickens, is available free of charge to personally assist you. Just tell her where you want to go and what you want to do—drawing on her 20 years of experience, she’ll listen carefully to your travel needs and direct you to the right MLS partner. She’ll also help you choose your itinerary, accommodations and guides, and let you know about special events at your destination.

  • Or contact our partners directly (no middleman fees). Our partner network is made up of regional travel professionals in over 80 countries—including concierges, villa specialists, and destination experts—who can customize and book your trip according to your interests and budget. Whatever type of travel you have in mind, they’ll make sure it goes off without a hitch.

Holiday Travel Specials

If you’re still thinking about where to go this holiday season, our partners have a number of festive ideas. Why not celebrate Thanksgiving on an intimate cruise ship, exploring the Tasmanian wilderness? Maybe you’d like to spend Christmas in a colonial hill-station in Vietnam, or watching baby animals at play on safari in Botswana, or curled up by the fire in a luxurious Montana vacation home. You could waltz in the New Year at the Kaiserball in Vienna, or tango it in, Argentina style, on a customized Buenos Aires tour. All of these trips are filled with unique experiences, and are surprisingly affordable—so take advantage of these special offers, and make your plans now for an unforgettable holiday.

Enter our Monthly Photo Contest

Do you have a great travel photo to share? Enter it in our Monthly Photo Contest! If your image is chosen, we’ll post it to the site, announce you as a winner here in the newsletter, and automatically enter you into a drawing to win an Apple iPad! Submit your photo between now and Nov. 30, 2010 to be eligible—the drawing will be held in early December, in time for holiday gift-giving season. (Past finalists, don’t worry—you’re already entered!)

Show Us What You “Like”

We’ve added the Facebook “Like” button to most of the pages on MLS. Now, when you see something that interests or inspires you, you can share it with your Facebook friends with a single click. Do you have a favorite destination, photo, or travelog on the site? Like it today.

You can “Like” My Little Swans on Facebook, too. Become a fan and you’ll get valuable tips on how to travel in comfort and style—plus you’ll get notices about new site content, partners and travel deals before anyone else. Click here to make sure you’re getting the latest and greatest in fabulous travel. You can also follow us on Twitter for real-time destination updates, the scoop on new hotels, restaurants, and exhibits, and other breaking travel news.

Warm Regards,
Katrina Garnett

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