Welcome to The Travel Nook
We are unlike your typical travel agency. We are full service custom tour & travel operators specializing in group gatherings & refined vacation packages on land & at sea. As Travel Advisors, we bring much more to the table. Our global resources combined with certifications for Special Needs & for Events at Sea are just some of the specific standards of professionalism that separate us from the rest.
Whether a family celebration, a school trip, corporate fundraiser or a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime vacation holiday, The Travel Nook provides you with inclusive packages to the most desired destinations and custom itineraries to suit your specific needs. We work diligently to hand pick your travel components with our finest partners. We are skilled and educated travel advisors that customize your experiences. You work hard and want everything to be perfect don't you? That's where we come in!
Our promise to you is a seamless experience from your first consultation, throughout your journey, and well beyond your safe return. Whether there are four guests or 400, you can be confident that you'll be taken care of.... Like family.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment to experience our unparalleled customer service. Know what you're looking for? Feel free to request a quote below! We'll discuss your destination, package options and more. We are also mobile & are happy to organize group visits for organizations within the tri-state area. We 'll do all the work while you explore & relax with confidence. And that's something that NO online agency could ever deliver.
We look forward to having you join our Travel Nook Family.
The Travel Nook
WE MAKE MEMORIES
The Story Behind The Pineapple
There are theories as to why the pineapple became an architectural feature outside and throughout the home. Some historians believe this custom was first introduced in Europe by wealthy travelers returning from the New World who found pineapples hung outside the entrances to Caribbean villages. They were greeted warmly by the native people and believed the pineapple to be a sign of welcome. Others claim a pineapple was placed outside the homes of sea captains to alert townsfolk of their safe return from the tropics. It served as an invitation by the family to stop by for refreshments and hear tales of the captain’s time at sea.
As people settled in America throughout the early 18th century, the pineapple again found its way into the homes of wealthy landowners, many of whom settled in the Southern colonies and embraced the culture and class system of the British aristocracy. Some planters attempted to grow pineapples on their estates for personal pleasure; however, the imported pineapple remained a coveted luxury item. A dinner party or lavish banquet was not complete without the pineapple at its center — especially if it was, indeed, imported. Foreign dignitaries visiting the American colonies would have instantly recognized the impressive fruit as a generous token of hospitality by their hosts.
And so... The pineapple was no longer a frivolous exhibit of wealth possessed by a small minority, but an accessible gesture of neighborliness and unconditional hospitality. And it still is today.
Excerpt Courtesy Beth McKibben
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PEACE OF MIND
We have guests all over the world. So technically, we are always open to our guests in transit. Our team is accessible providing confidence across the globe.
Please utilize our desk hours for all inquiries or contact us to make an appointment. Note that we do not provide consults, quote, or book via texts or messages.
TRAVEL DESK HOURS
Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tues 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thur 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri By Appointment
Sat By Appointment
Tel (718) 673-2211
The Travel Nook
213-37 39th Ave. #365
Bayside, NY 11361
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