April 3, 2020
Travel Books to Inspire You During COVID-19

Explore Vicariously: 25 Travel Books

While social distancing may be the best thing for society right now, it already has us going a little stir-crazy! Combine that with the disappointment of cancelled trips, and we need a little wanderlust pick-me-up. With that in mind, we’re going to be doing a series of blogs with ways […]
March 30, 2020
Explore Vicariously with Travel Shows and Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Explore Vicariously: 21 Travel Shows and Movies

While social distancing may be the best thing for society right now, it already has us going a little stir-crazy! Combine that with the disappointment of cancelled trips, and we need a little wanderlust pick-me-up. With that in mind, we’re going to be doing a series of blogs with ways […]
March 25, 2020
Explore Vicariously: International Restaurants To-Go in Houston, Texas

Explore Vicariously: International Restaurants To-Go

While social distancing may be the best thing for society right now, it already has us going a little stir-crazy! Combine that with the disappointment of cancelled trips, and we need a little wanderlust pick-me-up. With that in mind, we’re going to be doing a series of blogs with ways to […]
March 20, 2020
Explore Vicariously: Top 5 Virtual Museum Tours

Explore Vicariously: Top 5 Virtual Museum Tours

While social distancing may be the best thing for society right now, it already has us going a little stir-crazy! Combine that with the disappointment of cancelled trips, and we need a little wanderlust pick-me-up. With that in mind, we’re doing a series of blogs with ways to get your travel […]
March 18, 2020
Travel agents working remotely during coronavirus covid-19

We’re Working Remotely!

It’s official – the River Oaks Travel team has left the building! By that, of course, we mean our beautiful offices on West Alabama. For our travel advisors and coordinators it’s business as usual, but we will be working remotely for the next few weeks to do our part to […]
March 16, 2020
Flatten The Curve and Stop Traveling during COVID-19

It’s Time to Stop Traveling – For Now

Dear Travelers, As a travel agency, our daily lives revolve around everything travel – talking through trip planning with you, dreaming of our own next adventures, and reminiscing on past experiences all over the world. We love celebrating with you as we plan your honeymoons, creatively problem solving to keep […]
March 16, 2020
Worldwide travel restrictions by country during coronavirus covid-19

Travel Restrictions during COVID-19

As your travel advisors and advocates, we are dedicated to providing you with helpful information regarding travel restrictions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. While this information is subject to change as the situation evolves, please find below the current travel restrictions as of March 16, 2020. UNITED STATES On March […]
March 13, 2020
What to expect from River Oaks Travel in time of Coronavirus

The Benefits of a River Oaks Travel Advisor in the Time of the Coronavirus Travel Advisory

With the travel interruptions and overall global uncertainty in the time of the coronavirus COVID-19, our River Oaks Travel team is here to help you as much as possible. Our team is committed to providing the same positive and excellent service you have come to expect as we help you […]
March 12, 2020
Airlines Responces to the Coronavirus

Airlines Responses to the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and affecting travel worldwide. As people assess the risk for their scheduled trips and the cancellation penalties, many airlines have responded by updating their booking polices. If you’ve booked your airfare through River Oaks Travel, our team is standing by to assist you in […]
March 10, 2020

5 North American Vacation Destinations We Love

We often take for granted the beautiful destinations in our own backyard – now is the perfect time to explore somewhere a little closer to home! Check out these North American vacation destinations that are currently topping our wanderlists! Amangiri + Amangani – Utah/Wyoming An otherworldly desert retreat, Amangiri is […]
February 29, 2020
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Is it Worth the Cost?

You insure your car, your house, your health… so should you insure your travel plans? Many clients ask whether travel insurance is worth purchasing, and the answer is a resounding YES! With all the time and money spent planning your ideal vacation, insurance is an essential trip component. We explain […]
February 25, 2020
COVID-19 Coronavirus travel alert

Resources for Questions on Coronavirus and Travel

As a travel agency, we are often asked our thoughts on global situations that impact our industry. The one currently dominating headlines? COVID-19, or coronavirus. We’ve faced health issues in the past – SARS, Zika – and understand that this outbreak can make travelers uneasy. Our first priority is the […]
February 24, 2020

A Room With a View: Best Hotel Views Worldwide

The Eiffel Tower with sunrise blazing through its bars. The White House and Washington Monument illuminated against a nighttime sky. The majestic mountains of Torres del Paine glistening in the summer sun. What do all of these iconic, stunning views have in common? They are all views that you can […]
January 18, 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival

Looking for a unique experience over the holidays? Venture over to the Netherlands to see the Amsterdam Light Festival, organized every year from November to January. The canal belt of Amsterdam lights up with spectacular light sculptures, projections, and art installations. Experience the open-air exhibition “DISRUPT!” from the Amsterdam waters […]
October 7, 2019
Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris

Five Classic Cocktails and Where to Find Them

The cocktail. A central part to today’s social culture. Meeting friends to kick off the weekend? Go get a cocktail. Celebrating a major life event? Go get a cocktail. Had a bad case of “the Mondays”? Definitely, go get a cocktail. In honor of our own case of “the Mondays”, […]
October 3, 2019

On Our Radar: October 2019

One of our favorite parts of being travel advisors is getting to know all of the great gossip and insider knowledge about what’s coming soon in the world of luxury travel. Rather than keep these exciting updates to ourselves, we’ve decided to share these insights with you, our lovely clients, […]
September 23, 2019

River Oaks Travel Grand Opening

We want to say a huge River Oaks Travel “THANK YOU” to our wonderful clients and friends who braved Imelda’s downpours to attend our grand opening events this past week! We loved having the chance to visit with you and to introduce you to some of our preferred travel partners! […]
September 17, 2019

Kate Lawless: Travel Agent’s 30Under30

We are excited to announce that our very own Kate Lawless has been selected as one of Travel Agent Central’s 30Under30 travel advisors for 2019! This annual award acknowledges rising stars in the travel industry under the age of 30. Kate has been with our agency since early 2018, and […]
September 5, 2019
Corals seen on a scuba trip in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Five Unexpected SCUBA Trip Spots We’re DIVING to Visit!

We all know that approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface is made up of water, but did you know about 96% of that water is the Earth’s oceans? Entirely new destinations become accessible once travelers set their sights below the ocean’s surface. We’ve put together a list of five unique […]
August 8, 2019
Wild sloth in the rainforest on an Amazon River Cruise

The ABCs of an Amazon River Cruise

Few places in the world are as isolated and untouched as the Amazon rainforest. From its origins high in the Andes Mountains to its exit in the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon River winds through lush rainforests and past remote villages across six countries, offering a unique landscape unlike anywhere else […]
February 24, 2020

A Room With a View: Best Hotel Views Worldwide

The Eiffel Tower with sunrise blazing through its bars. The White House and Washington Monument illuminated against a nighttime sky. The majestic mountains of Torres del Paine glistening in the summer sun. What do all of these iconic, stunning views have in common? They are all views that you can […]
October 7, 2019
Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris

Five Classic Cocktails and Where to Find Them

The cocktail. A central part to today’s social culture. Meeting friends to kick off the weekend? Go get a cocktail. Celebrating a major life event? Go get a cocktail. Had a bad case of “the Mondays”? Definitely, go get a cocktail. In honor of our own case of “the Mondays”, […]
July 18, 2019
Trump Links Golf Course at Doonbeg

Five Iconic Golf Courses You’ll Never FORE-get Playing

Golf is one of those things in life that has a very clear dividing line, people either love it or they hate it. No matter your preference you have to admire the persistence that true golfers apply when playing the game they love. They’ll play in the pouring rain, against […]
September 17, 2019

Kate Lawless: Travel Agent’s 30Under30

We are excited to announce that our very own Kate Lawless has been selected as one of Travel Agent Central’s 30Under30 travel advisors for 2019! This annual award acknowledges rising stars in the travel industry under the age of 30. Kate has been with our agency since early 2018, and […]
August 2, 2019

On Our Radar: August 2019

One of our favorite parts of being travel advisors is getting to know all of the great gossip and insider knowledge about what’s coming soon in the world of luxury travel. Rather than keep these exciting updates to ourselves, we’ve decided to share these insights with you, our lovely clients, […]
October 3, 2019

On Our Radar: October 2019

One of our favorite parts of being travel advisors is getting to know all of the great gossip and insider knowledge about what’s coming soon in the world of luxury travel. Rather than keep these exciting updates to ourselves, we’ve decided to share these insights with you, our lovely clients, […]
June 29, 2019
The K Club Hotel in Ireland

The K Club Hotel

Hotel Snapshot Set amongst hundreds of acres of stunning Irish countryside, this 5-star luxury resort is still just a stones throw from Dublin city and the Dublin International Airport. For those travelers looking to experience life on a historic estate, The K Club provides all of the fun without any […]