5 Reasons To Consider A River Cruise

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If you are planning a vacation to Europe and were considering a traditional cruise or a coach tour, , here are 5 reasons to choose a river cruise instead.

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1.A river cruise can often take you right to the center of the city itself. You simply disembark and you are in the center of Paris or Amsterdam. And unlike a coach tour where you have to pack and unpack at each hotel in a new city, on a river cruise, you unpack once and then relax and watch the world go by from the sundeck

2. Yes believe it or not, you can get sick of the sight of the ocean, especially if you are looking at it for hours on end. On a river cruise, there is always something to see like gorgeous countrysides and quaint villages.

3. But no matter how breathtaking the scenery, sitting for hours on end can become tedious for even the most seasoned traveler. On a river cruise when you get tired of the scenery, you can visit the library or perhaps go get a massage. Try doing that on a coach!

4. Unlike the huge cruise ships, the river cruises are much smaller and much more intimate. While you may not find 5 swimming pools and a zipline, you will find a cozy library and a fitness center. And no, you won’t be able to see “Chicago” straight from Broadway, but will be delighted by music and dance from local artists.

5. Lastly, the food! River cruise ships offer gourmet quality meals made by chefs from all over the world. And instead of sitting in a huge dining room with 10 other people you have never met, try sitting on your private balcony, nibbling on local cheese and bread, and sipping a borduex from the village you just visited. (and that is just the appetizer)

 

So there you have it, 5 reasons to consider taking a river cruise the next time you plan your vacation to France, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Hungry, Serbia, Spain, Russia Bulgaria and basically any country that has rivers.

Consider A river Cruise For Your Next Vacation

 

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Disabilty Travel: Here Are 5 Ideas For A Day Trip To The Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon

 

The Grand Canyon national park was established long before the ADA so naturally the trails are narrow and much of the terrain is rugged. However that doesn’t mean you should not have the opportunity to view this magnificent wonder of nature.

Here are 5  ideas for a day trip to the Grand Canyon if you or someone you are traveling with is physically challenged

1. Get an Accessibility Permit. This will allow to some otherwise closed off areas and will function as a parking permit in some areas. An Accessibility Permit may also be obtained in the park at entrance gates, the visitor center at Canyon View Information Plaza, Yavapai Observation Station, Kolb Studio, El Tovar registration desk, and the Bright Angel Lodge transportation desk.

2. Drive to the park as opposed to taking the train. After getting off the train, you will have to navigate steps  plus the train only allows you a few hours to explore before you have to return to the station for your ride back.

3. Take a guided bus tour. This is a wonderful relaxing way to see the park. Be aware however that wheelchair accessible tours must be booked in advance. You can call (928) 638-2631.

4. Take a River Tour.  some of the River Tour Companies offer wheelchair River Tours. When you contact the tour company, be sure to give them a complete description of the disability. This will help them determine the best trip for you.

5. Consider a helicopter tour. This can be one of the best and most exciting ways to see the Grand Canyon. Tours leave from Las Vegas and many will allow you to bring along your wheelchair . Again always book in advance and be sure to give details of your disability needs.

So there you are. With good planning there is no reason for you not to get out and see this spectacular sight. Please leave a comment of you have visited the Grand Canyon or if one day you plan to

 

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What The Hell Happened To Good Manners?

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Observations From My Travels

 

I recently came back from our yearly convention for my online travel business. I landed in Atlanta and had to change terminals so I had to get on one  of those trains than runs between the terminals in larger airports. So on I get suitcase in tow. The train was quite full. I managed to squirm my way to the back where there were some seats. Now I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, we were always taught to give up our seats for an older person. I grabbed the pole as the train lurched forward and noticed the sign above the seats which read ” Please vacate your seat for an elderly or disabled person” well first of all…” WTF”?  you need a sign to tell you that..isn’t that what parents are for?  So, I stood and watched  the young mom and dad with their two tweens  just sit and stare and say nothing.  By the way, I was not the only “older’ person standing on the train. I waited for the mom or dad to nudge their kids or to perhaps even get up themselves to offer me a seat. Never happened, in fact they seemed completely oblivious to anyone but themselves. Perhaps I need to wear my disabled car placard  around my neck like I hang it around the rear view mirror when I park in the disabled space as it seems being older has no merit, I wonder if they would have stood for me then?  As my journey progressed I noticed that this seemed to be the trend. During my trip, I was in four airports and on four trains and never once did I see a young person give up their seat for an older person.

What type of kids are we raising that are not even aware of what they are doing (or in this case NOT doing?) ? They don’t “see” what is right in front of them? It makes me sad that these children may grow into adults who are completely complacent to the needs and feelings of others. I have always taught my kids this and am fortunate to have two very well mannered and considerate children.. As parents we should be teaching our children so much more than how to tie a shoelace or eat with a knife and fork (which by the way, is something else parents are NOT doing but don’t even get me started on table manners)

Has this been your experience? Do today’s children seem to be a bit out of touch, lacking in not only manners but in how to treat the people around them? Your thoughts?

 

Julie is an  online travel agent with a full service travel booking engine . She also offers other travel related options such as “Tickets Now” Vacation Clothing, as well as specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing and Spa Trips. She specializes in “vacations for the more seasoned traveler” Please visit her website for more information

 

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The Colosseum In A Wheelchair

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The Colosseum

 

These days as new tourist attractions are built and opened, we know and expect that they will be accessible to  all folks including those of us that are not too light on our toes But what about those places that have been around long before folks started to realize that people in wheelchairs might also want to visit?  Places like the Parthenon in Greece or the Colosseum in Italy?  But you might be surprised Although  the Colosseum was built in about 100 AD, it is very accessible. The entrance to the Colosseum does have a small  has a curb but with a bit of help, you should have no trouble…Just ask one of those extremely sexy young Italian blokes for a hand.

Almost the whole ground floor is easy to navigate including the walks that span the arena.  There is an elevator that will then take you up to the second level which again is almost all accessible.

Arch of Constantine

If you want to visit the Arch of Constantine, you will have to enter at Vidi San Gregorio as large Roman stones make the other entrance impassable with a wheelchair.

The Domus Aurea (Golden House)

This does have two steps but again…sexy Italian bloke…oh and the ground is a bit rough inside so you might want to ask sexy Italian bloke to stick around as you will need a couple of big, strong, muscle bound, tanned, sleeveless…… (oh, sorry , got a bit carried away there)

Oh and just so you know, there are no accessible restrooms here (how dumb is that…do they think that sitting down instead of walking somehow stops the bladder from working as it should) so unless you have gotten to know sexy Italian bloke really really well, go before you leave , drink nothing, and don’t plan on staying too long

 

 

Have you visited the Colosseum either on foot or on wheels? Share your experience here.  Do you know of other attractions that are wheelchair friendly? Please tell us about them

 

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Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

 

 

 

 

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4 Best Cruises For Babyboomers

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Here is my list of the  4 best cruises for babyboomers and why I recommend them. The cruise lines are not listed in any specific order and do not include “Luxury Cruises”

 

Best Cruises . Noreweigian Cruise Lines

One of the things us boomers want is to be able to eat when where and with whom we want, so the 7pm large table sitting with complete strangers isn’t going to cut it with us. NCL recognized this and introduced “freestyle dining” which gives diners the choice of eating where and when they want with choices that range from tapas to teppanyaki

 

Best Cruises .Carnival Cruise Line

Although famous for it’s “Fun Ships” All of carnivals ships include enough “Adult Only” fun that are guaranteed to keep even Leonard Cohen happy. In fact eight Carnival ships include fleet include the “Serenity Adults Only Retreat,” a kids-free zone that is only open to passengers aged 21 and over which not only offer freedom from screaming kids, but outstanding ocean views, kid free casinos and night clubs and discos that play music to entice even the most conservative among us onto the dance floor, I mean come on, who can resist YMCA?

Best Cruises .Royal Caribbean

The main reason that Royal Caribbean is on my list is their wonderful onshore excursions. Royal Caribbean were quick to understand that we “seniors” are way more interested in para sailing and horseback riding than we are in bridge and bingo and they planned their excursions accordingly. They also realized that many of us have already been to  many of the ‘regular’ ports of call and we demand more places that are off the beaten path so to speak and so offer cruises to places like Alaska, Australia, Canada and New England.

Best Cruises .Celebrity Cruises

If wine tasting and jazz is your idea of the perfect evening, then Celebrity Criuses might be the choice for you. We boomers are at a place in our lives where we appreciate the finer things and Celebrity Cruises are well aware of this. The programming offered on many Celebrity cruises makes it the perfect choice for baby boomers who prefer more in-depth and refined activities. For instance, wine tastings and other wine-oriented events are commonly held on board many Celebrity ships. Baby boomers are often at the stage in life where they can afford to enjoy the finer things, and wine definitely falls into that category. The recent upswing in the popularity of wine in general is largely attributable to this upwardly mobile generation, and Celebrity was quick to respond with the appropriate programs. They also offer Special buffets – including truly decadent chocolate buffets – Celebrity Cruises offers babyboomers many ways to try new experiences.

 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, babyboomers are changing the face of cruising in more ways than one. So no matter what you are looking for in your next cruise, you will find it on these cruise lines and as the trend grown many other cruise lines will also be making the changes needed to accommodate the huge numbers of seasoned travelers who will be “sailing off into the sunset” See you on the beach!

 

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Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Las Vegas. Great Destination For The Physically Challenged.

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Las Vegas. Great Destination For The Physically Challenged.

Why Las Vegas?

Out of the 36 million people that visit Las Vegas, it is estimated that a whopping 2.8 million of them were disabled. Which is good news for us that have a ‘a bit o’ trouble” getting around.  In fact the Las Vegas hotels and casinos were already treating the disabled as “no 1 guests” long before the ADA made it official. All of the new hotels and casinos are all fully compliant with ADA rules and regulations.So. with virtually no wait at the airport if you are wheelchair bound, Supermarkets that boast electric carts, hotel staff that will push you around if needed, and parking places abound There is absolutely NO reason why you shouldn’t visit Las Vegas, ..Still not convinced?  OK,  well read on………..

If you are not completely “overwhelmed, in awe, blown away, shocked and awed” , and all those other cliches as you drive down The Strip, then perhaps your legs are not the only part of your body that don’t work! ..You might want to get your head and heart checked out next visit to the docs office. In Las vegas, each hotel in an effort to “outdo” the previous one,  will knock your socks off.  A man-made volcano, a pirate ship, a Tuscan village, a massive lake, a glass pyramid, the New York skyline, the Eiffel Tower, sphinx’s,  castles, huge fountains, and a stratosphere tower rising above it all. I mean “WOW” And that is just the drive into town for heaven’s sake

Las Vegas Hotels

No matter which hotel you decide to stay in Las Vegas , you will not be disappointed. Will you chooses the Luxor for it’s weird shape and famous Egyptian monuments? , or perhaps  the MGM Grand (The largest hotel In the world) A good choice if you fancy your room looking like a scene from The Wizard of Oz or Casablanca. Me?  I don’t need added stress; I already have trouble sleeping in hotels without the thought of the Wicked Witch of the West flying out of the closet.

Perhaps the Bellagio is more your idea if you like elegance and subtlety which you will notice immediately you enter the lobby and notice the multicolored, hand-blown glass “flower” sculptures, which are hanging  from the ceiling. But if fancy art is not your thing, then the spectacular music and lights of the fountains will surely seal the deal.

Then there is Paris & Mandalay Bay (yes complete with Eiffel Tower and forty foot paintings) Oh and the staff even speaks French. Si vous plais. One thing to be aware of though here is that there are cobbled paths here so be aware of that if traveling in a wheelchair. This hotel and casino was built with the gen xers in mind so might not be your best choice if you are looking for some peace and quiet, but then again if that is the case, what the hell are you doing in Las Vegas in the first place? All the other hotels have something unique to offer and I encourage you to try to visit them all during your stay. You will not be disappointed.

And if you find you need a break from the shows, casinos, luxury pools, and endless sightseeing and people watching, you can always take a day out and visit Red Rock Canyon, lake mead, or the Hoover Dam.  But be warned Las Vegas is not for the faint of heart and my experience is that you will need a vacation to get over your vacation.

If I have gotten you so excited that you just have to go see Las Vegas today, then please click here

Have you ever visited Sin City? What was your impression? Would you go back

 

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Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

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BabyBoomers: Changing The Face Of Cruising

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Baby Boomers are changing the face of cruising, just like we changed the face of technology. After all we are the generation that invented cell phones, flat screens, and probably the software you are using to read this (so smug 18 year old who thinks any over 40 is “past it”….better think again)

Anyway, I digress. Babyboomers do not consider ourselves seniors nor are we interested in early bid specials, bingo or bridge. It is these factors that have caused cruise lines to rethink many of their policies concerning dining and entertainment on board.

Because Babyboomers expect a wide variety of dining options many ships have opted for a more casual approach than the “fixed time dining rooms” We want more of an  “eat when we want where we want and with who we want”  Boomers also want to see  “healthier lifestyle” choices on the menu’s so many ships are revamping their menus to cater for this ever growing community of cruisers

Used to be as you strolled the decks, you would see “the old folks” asleep in the lounge chairs, newspaper on their laps with their reading glasses perched on the end of their noses. Not any more…Babyboomers are an extremely active bunch and demand a variety of exercise options. Small spas and sauna’s won’t cut it for this lot, we are more your Aura-Soma, full body message and seaweed wrap” types.

And we Babyboomers are also extremely active when not on vacation so we want to stay connected. Many of us have home based businesses. Companies to run, you know…things to do, people to conference call with, so cruise lines had better be up to speed with all the latest online technology

We are also changing the way cruise lines plan their entertainment. We grew up with classis rock, jazz and blues. The old Lawrence Welk style evening shows ain’t going to do it for us. Nosireebob! You had better have some Rolling Stones, Beatles, Robbie Coltrane and Motown blasting out if you want to see any of us Babyboomers in your bars and dance rooms in the evenings. But that doesn’t mean I am into the top 40, in fact, the only “rap” I would be interested in during my cruise, would be a buffalo chicken wrap with a beer and fries.

See you at sea.

Are you a Babyboomer? What type of vacation do you like to take and how have they changed over the years

 

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Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

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5 Tips For Your Multi-Generational Cruise

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5 Tips For Your Multi -Generational Cruise

 

Ok so you are getting a bit fed up with the grandkids coming to stay in the summer vacation. I mean you want to be ‘the cool grandparents” but you are not as young as you used to be and besides, you are fed up of always having to put away the good china and those precious antiques that you bought in Japan in 1984. So what to do? Have you considered taking the family on a cruise? These days most cruise lines offer family friendly multi-generational cruise options. This is especially a great idea if the family lives far away and you don’t get to see them as often as you would like

So now that I have put the idea into your head, here are a few things to consider before you reach for the phone or the mouse.

1. How Many Cabins Will You Need?

Well of course this depends on who is going. Are you going to invite Cousin Robbie even though you know he will drive you all nuts with his awful jokes and even worse karaoke performances? Is it just going to be the kids and grandkids or the entire family? Once you have the numbers, then you can decide if you want connecting staterooms, a couple of larger suites or, if you all want separate cabins, perhaps a cluster of smaller, connected rooms

(to see the cabin types, click here)

2. What Does Everyone Want From The Cruise?

So while your teenage grandkids might want to ship with the cool disco, the parents might have other ideas. Does your daughter in law insist she “absolutely must” be able to do her yoga every morning? Finding the ship that accommodates what each person wants to get from the experience is as (if not more) important than choosing your destinations so do a little homework

 

3. Where Will You Sail From?

This one is a toughie. You will have to discuss with all parties to decide who (if anyone) will have to get on a plane to get to the port.. If some family members live within driving distance, perhaps they can assist with the cost of the ones having to fly in so that it keeps it fair for all concerned. I mean after all, you really don’t want to be sitting in the beautifully decorated ships lounge having dinner listening to your kids complaining.. “it’s not fair” You’ve “been there done that, right?

4. Where Will You Go?

This is probably the easy part. Deciding where you will go is a wonderful time for the family to come together. To keep it simple, I suggest having 2 or 3 places in mind and then asking everyone which they would prefer. Let the young ones be involved in this decision too. If it is undecided, then the old fashioned “vote” is a great solution, or just put the names in a hat and see which destinations is pulled.

5.Enjoy Your Time Together

Last but certainly not least, have fun and spend as much time together as possible. Plan on dining together as a group,  and stay together when you go ashore. Switch the seating around at mealtimes so everyone gets to hang out with someone different. If done right, you will all leave the ship with much more than a straw hat and a family photo. You will all leave with memories to cherish for the rest of your lives.

Have you ever taken a vacation with your extended family? What did you like or dislike? Share your stories below.

 

 

Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please click here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

 

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Physically Challenged? No Reason Not To See The World

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Used to be that if you were disabled, in a wheel chair or even just had trouble walking, that you were limited to the things you could do and the places you could visit. But that has changed so much in recent years that there is no reason for you to get out see the world. Unless of course you are just a lazy bum, and prefer to get your travel kicks sitting in front of the TV watching The Travel Channel,  In that case, there is not much I or anyone can do for you.  But for the rest of us who want to “get out there and see it”,   here is more good news. The Eden Project in Cornwall and The Science Museum in London,  were just named as two of the UKs most accessible tourists sites. So pack your bags, load up the scooter and let’s get moving. Oh and while in London, check out some of these “Lesser known London attractions”

 

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is an exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. Here’s some of what you’ll find when you visit:

  • World’s largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls
  • Cutting-edge architecture and buildings
  • Stunning garden displays all year round
  • World-class sculptures
  • Educational centre and demonstrations to inspire all ages
  • Brilliant local, fairly-traded food in the restaurants and cafes
  • New rainforest lookout that takes you above the treetops
  • Living example of regeneration and sustainable living
  • Free land train running on biofuel….                                                                                                                                                  ……………….And much more

So no matter what it is that floats your boat, you will find something of interest here and because it is now so easy to get around, you really have no excuse.

 

The Science Museum

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions including

  • atmosphere gallery
  • Agriculture
  • Antenna
  • Challenge of Materials
  • Computing
  • Docks and Diving
  • Glimpses of Medical History
  • Health Matters
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology: Mind Your Head
  • The Science and Art of Medicine
  • Science in the 18th Century
  • The Secret Life of the Home

There is also a  space exhibition which is well worth a visit as, if you are anything like me,  you never know where you might be off to next…right?

So there you have it, two pretty cool places to visit no matter what your personal situation is. So go on, get out, get going and get traveling.

Do you know of other tourist attractions that you found to especially user friendly for those of us who “have a  bit of trouble” getting around, please share them below…..see you on the beach!

 

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Julie owns and operate a full service online travel booking engine with specialized vacations like Romance Vacations and Golfing & Spa Trips. She also teaches her clients how to set up their own travel booking engine whether it be just for personal travel and receive the commissions or to build as a home based travel business. Please visit her website to book your next trip or click  here for more information about starting your own home based travel business

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How “Cruising” In Piraeus, Greece Has Changed

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From Ferrying to Cruising In Piraeus, Greece

In the 1980s sailing from Piraeus (Athens Greece) was quite the experience. The ships would pull into the port and “open the doors” you would then either drive your moped or walk onto the huge ship..that’s if you were not elbowed in the groin by one of the local Yayas (This is the term given to the “grandmothers) But don’t be fooled by the name, these old ladies will run you down soon as look at you.

Once on board you would run like hell to try to  find a decent seat. Now if you are thinking hmmm that’s a strange way to get aboard a cruise ship, then let me set you straight ..These were not exactly cruise ships in fact these sometimes didn’t even look like ships at all. they were huge Ferry boats and would transport just about anything from shore to shore..cars, bikes, mopeds, motorbikes, people..oh yes, sheep and goats too. This was the way you “island hopped” and was THE way to get from place to place back then.

Looks like cruising in Piraeus has changed over the past 20 years or so….

According to Piraeus Port Authority SA, operator of Greece’s largest harbor, the number of cruise ships docking at the port rose 5.1 percent in the first quarter and the overall number of passengers arriving in Piraeus on cruise ships rose 58 percent to 139,692

Greece is also hoping to raise an additional $1 billion a year from maritime tourism. Tourism is Greece’s largest industry, and accounts for just under 16 percent of economic output with one in five jobs in 2011.

So nowadays cruising in Piraeus can be a cruise in style and you won’t have to sit between a cow and a goat. But be warned, if you see an old lady in black coming towards you,…. RUN!

 

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When You REALLY Want To Show Off The Grandkids

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Gina Alexander is a designer who has created a line of handbags that while stunning on their own, become treasured keepsakes as well as fashionable trendy accessories.  How?  by allowing the client (that’s you) to send a favorite photograph and she will create a gorgeous memento that can travel with you wherever you go

The Gina Alexander Collection

Gina Alexander Small BambooYou, the customer get to design your own bag or purse. you can choose your photograph. is it a picture of your newborn or grad?  Perhaps a relative or even one who is no longer with us. You can choose a photo of a memorable event, perhaps a daughters dance recital or a sons first home run or touchdown. Whatever photo brings a special memory to you can now be made into a stunning accessory for you to take with you wherever you go .Every Gina Alexander Photo Bag, and all her accessories, is made from the finest materials, hand-crafted, beautiful and lasting. A Gina Alexander customized purse makes a perfect gift for someone special in your life 

 

Some frequently asked questions

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What is Sepia Tone?
Sepia Tone is a photographic finish which causes your photograph to look vintage. The designers turn your photo to black and white and then give it a brass antique look. Some people say it’s turning your photo into an ‘old fashion’ photograph.

Can I use two different photos for each side of my handbag?
Yes! It is an additional $50 fee to your order to design your handbag with two different photos. This is purely for set-up reasons.

What is Underglass?
Underglass is a handbag design feature where we sew a thick plastic layer over the printed fabric. This creates a small air pocket between the plastic and the fabric.

What are your photo requirements?
All digital images and photographs must be horizontal, with plenty of room on all edges and make sure that all subjects’ vital elements (example: head, shoulders, arms and chin) are not too close on all edges. Digital images must be at least 300 dpi, 1024 X 768 pixels. Photographs must be at least 4 X 6 and not over  11 X 8.5 inches. Photos that are printed on paper is not acceptable. Please make sure your main subject in the photograph is at least the size of a coin (US$.25 -Quarter).

Can you do special cropping with the photograph?
The Design Team of Gina Alexander, Inc. will render your photograph to assist in the design of your particular handbag and hold all rights to artistic design. All images will be rendered to fit the measurements required for your chosen bag style.

Will my photograph be an ‘iron-on’ transfer which is made into a bag?
No. Your photograph will be set through a special design process. This process entails taking your photograph and processing it right onto the fabric through a special technique that is exclusive to Gina Alexander, Inc. This fabric is then handmade into your individual bag.

What kind of fabric is used in designing my bag?
On most products, your photograph is processed right onto a bridal satin fabric. This fabric will also ensure the image’s integrity and is smooth to the touch. Few other products are printed on canvas fabric for durability. All product info is available to you on the website for each item.

The Gina Alexander Collection

 

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