November 17, 2017

Discover the World's Best Holiday Lights Destinations

With the holidays fast approaching we thought it would be fun to share some of the best, world-renown destinations to enjoy holiday lights and festivities. There are winter holidays across cultures around the planet. Whatever your celebration focus may be, a getaway to one of these magical places is sure to add to your holiday spirit and memories. 

Albuquerque New Mexico: River Of Lights
A  River of Lights created by local artists takes you through the ABQ BioPark

 Ayala Triangle Gardens, Manila-Philippines -Dancing Light Show
Incredible choreographed lights with classic Holiday music- wow- just wow!

Kobe Japan, Luminara Light Display
These exquisite lights evoke the feeling of being within a grand cathedral, and more.

Medellin, Columbia - City of Lights
More than just an incredible light display to walk through- this is a city-wide festival of the holiday spirit. 

Melbourne, Australia- Town Hall Light Show
Melbourne's town hall comes to life with holiday fun and their Light Show performances.

Nashville, TN- Gaylord Opryland Resort
Millions of lights inside and out, this is a truly spectacular sight!

Niece, France- Village de Noel
Lively and fun experiences day and night, it's a village affair

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
The Old World and the Modern, International World come together here through the spirit of the holidays.

Victoria B.C.- Find Christmas Here
Forests of Lights and so much more- The holiday spirit is alive and well Victoria B.C.

However you celelbrate the holidays, we hope you have a wonderful season full of blessings and joy. Discover more travel inspiration, helpful information such as our service fees policy and travel promotions, and more at our website.

November 8, 2017

Give the Gift of Travel

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and before you know it Christmas and New Year's Eve will be here and gone again. The Holiday season is upon us, with a wide range of cultural and religious celebrations happening all over the world, this is the also the season of giving. No matter how you celebrate, time spent with family and friends is to be cherished, and as one year ends, now is the time when many of us are able to come together for some quality time.

It's also the time for giving gifts to those we love. Often we are faced with a conundrum when it comes to gift giving. What do you give to someone who has everything?  What can you give to someone who, try as you might, won't give you a wish list? And what can you give to that special someone which will make their heart melt and their spirit soar?  The answer is simple-  Travel!

The gift of travel is an ideal gift for just about everyone, no matter their likes and dislikes, a vacation to somewhere is sure to please. Travel is also a gift which keeps on giving, in the form of life-long memories to share and re-live once you return home. To give the gift of travel is to give the gift of a unique experience.

Is it time for a family vacation soon?  Why not surprise the kids during the holidays with a cruise or theme park vacation?  You can still plan a quick getaway during the season, or reserve your space for next spring break or summer when school is out. The holidays are a great time to book your travel plans as there are a lot of year-end sales going on.

Are you looking to enjoy a romantic getaway with that someone special? A long weekend at the coast or in Mexico could be just the way to go. Near or far, there are a log of romantic travel ideas, such as staying at a Bed & Breakfast in Gold Beach on the Southern Oregon Coast, or an all-inclusive beach resort near Mayan ruins in Cancun.

A girlfriends getaway to a luxurious spa need not just be for an afternoon. Surprise your best friend with a trip to Arizona, where some of the best, full-service spa resorts can be found. Or perhaps it's time for a guys' weekend to the extreme, treat your pal to a fishing weekend in Alaska, it will be time well spent and full of memories.

The holidays are a great time to also surprise a loved-one with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Recently engaged? Why not surprise your fiance with the gift of travel for your upcoming honeymoon, The Cook Islands are a tropical paradise like no other, or perhaps a magical trip to Ireland is in order. Do you or a loved one have a special birthday or anniversary coming up next year? Go big with your gift with a European river cruise or an African Safari.

The world is an amazing place, the gift of travel can take you and your loved ones all around the globe, and leave you with experiences and memories to treasure for a lifetime. For more inspiration, check out our Website for vacation ideas, special deals and more, including our service fee schedule. Then call one of our agents such as Cindy Passannante at 503-658-5646 or by email, to get the conversation started towards planning your Gift of Travel this Holiday Season.

November 3, 2017

Take Your Fundraiser to the Next Level with C.P. Trips’ Fundraising with Travel Program

You can take your fundraiser to the next level when you pare a benefit auction with a travel package. If you work with an organization which depends on donations, where fundraising is key to successfully helping others in the community, C.P. Trips can help you generate more interest, and possibly more funds for your nonprofit group.

Many benefit fundraisers include auctions to help raise significant amounts of funding. Often the challenge can be finding those unique items or experiences which gala guests will be truly excited about. Doing so with a small budget can add to the challenges.

C.P. Trips can help! Our Fundraising with Travel program connects nonprofit organizations with unique and exotic destination travel packages for auction benefit fundraisers. Working with private villa owners, and luxury tour companies, we can provide you and your organization with a range of intriguing and exciting destinations which are sure to gain the attention of Auction guests, no matter the event.

Benefits of Fundraising with Travel include:

  • Travel Packages are a proven revenue-generating package that will bring excitement to your fundraising efforts and add dollars to your bottom line.
  • Risk – Free opportunity with NO upfront costs.
  • Added Concierge Service for your Organization and your clients.
  • Two–Year expiration on all packages provided (a distinct advantage over the traditional one-year expiration date for many auction items)
  • Unlimited sales potential as you can sell to as many bidders as you like (including post event sales to friends, family and those who did not attend your event.
  • Trips are sold exclusive of airfare --- However, Winner’s may use the services of C.P. Trips, to assist with airfare and additional options for their exciting package, for a small fee ($75.00) or this fee may be included this in the Reserve.

So where in the world could your donors travel to with the C.P. Trips Fundraising with Travel program? Choices begin with a special sailing along the Columbia River; or perhaps a retreat to Mexico where a private condo awaits is just the ticket. With villas in Italy and Bali, or our African Safari option, the ultimate in once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The best way to learn more and determine which Fundraising with Travel Package is best for your next fundraiser is to call Cindy Passannante, Owner and President of C.P. Trips, at (503) 658-5646 or email We also have information on our Website, with travel packages and options being updated regularly.