Women in Exploration – Ynes Mexia

This year, for Women’s History Month, Classic Escapes is taking a look at women who have paved the way into the unknown corners of the world as pioneers, adventurers, scientists, and of course – travelers. This week we’re taking a look at Ynes Mexia, a Mexcian-American botanist and explorer. Let it never be said that…

UPDATE – Classic Escapes COVID-19 coronavirus Statement 2020

As the COVID-19 situation has rapidly evolved here in New York City, Classic Escapes has taken a number of precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff. As per the recommendations of our governor, effective immediately, all Classic Escapes employees will be working remotely, and as of next week, will be available on…

Women in Exploration – “Stagecoach” Mary Fields

This year, for Women’s History Month, Classic Escapes is taking a look at women who have paved the way into the unknown corners of the world as pioneers, adventurers, scientists, and of course – travelers. This week we’re taking a look at Mary Fields AKA Stagecoach Mary, the first African-American female star route mail carrier…

Women in Exploration – Beryl Markham

This year, for Women’s History Month, Classic Escapes is taking a look at women who have paved the way into the unknown corners of the world as pioneers, adventurers, scientists, and of course – travelers. First up is Beryl Markham – bush pilot, racehorse trainer, and author. She was the first person to fly solo,…

Classic Escapes COVID-19 coronavirus Statement 2020

Like most of the world, we here at Classic Escapes are closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus news as it develops. It is understandable that our travelers may be feeling uncertain about upcoming trips to various parts of the world. Our journey managers are keeping a close eye on outbreak numbers in every destination we offer,…

Stacy’s Letter – February 2020

Hola, Travelers! We’re almost to spring! We hope you’ve been having a lovely February, full of Valentine’s treats and cozy days by the fire. To bring a little more warmth to you while we wait for the seasons to change, this month we’re featuring Mexico! The turquoise blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, the hundreds…

Stacy’s Letter – January 2020

Manahoana, Travelers! How was your New Year? Here at CE, we have a lot of exciting things planned for a new year and a new decade. You’ll have to stay tuned to hear all about them! In the meantime, be sure to check out our Great Escapes, our Partners Journeys, and our monthly specials as we…

Stacy’s Letter – December 2019

Sawadee khrup, Travelers! And while I’m at it, Happy Holidays! Can you believe how quickly 2019 has flown by? I know it feels like that every year, but it does bear repeating. It’s been a wonderful 12 months for Classic Escapes and we’re looking forward to an even better year ahead in 2020. This month,…

Stacy’s Letter – November 2019

اسلا عليكم, Travelers! That’s pronounced ssalamū ‘lekum and is the proper way to greet someone when you’re visiting Morocco. If you’ve never visited, this is an incredible nation where cultural influences and combinations have created an experience you’ll find nowhere else in the world. Delve into our spotlight this month on the spectacular appeal of Morocco,…

Stacy’s Letter – October 2019

Ongiini travelers, Though English is the official language of Namibia, the most often spoken language by Namibians is called Oshiwambo, which is what I’ve used to greet you this month. Namibia is a fascinating place with stunning landscapes, glorious wildlife, vibrant culture, and a formidable coastline. Check out our spotlight this month which focuses on…

Stacy’s Letter – September 2019

Hullo Travelers! It’s been a heck of a month here at Classic Escapes. For those of you who know me, you might have heard that I had a little mishap that landed me in the hospital. Don’t worry! I’m getting better every day and am still making sure Classic Escapes runs as smoothly as ever.…

Stacy’s Letter – August 2019

Buenos Dias, travelers! Can you believe summer is already coming to a close? 2019 has been a whirlwind of a year so far and there’s even more on the horizon as we gear up for the annual AZA conference and all the goodies that entails! This month, we’ve put the spotlight on Patagonia – a…