Monthly Archives: April 2017

Adventures In Paradise – The South Pacific

Imagine waking up to this view!  This could be your next vacation!  This is exactly where Jamie and Greg were the last two weeks.  They recommend this itinerary and the only thing they said they would change is to spend more time in the islands.


With so many unique experiences that, when blended together, create a vacation beyond your own imagination.  There is only one place on earth like it…Tahiti.

If you really want to get away from it all, Tahiti is the perfect place-especially for an unforgettable honeymoon, or a special getaway with your loved one.  This is even a great trip for a group of friends to enjoy.

I have a great vacation opportunity combining 2 nights in Papeete, 4 nights in Bora Bora and 3 nights in Moorea.  If the South Pacific is on your bucket list, then be sure to give me a call at 919.708.8217 or email at for more exciting details about this once in a lifetime vacation experience.

#Tahiti, #Papeete, #Bora Bora, #Moorea, #French Polynesia



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Under The Tuscan Sun


This week we are taking a tour of Tuscany, one of my favorite parts of Italy.  The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend.  On this tour, we will visit Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca and Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town we will be calling home for 7 nights.  The great thing about this tour is we stay at one hotel (unpack once) and visit different towns each day.  That’s my kind of leisure travel.  We will enjoy famous regional cuisine and fabulous local wines.

Here are some of the Must-See’s that we will see:

  • Stay in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme for seven nights!
  • Journey to Florence for a tour of the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.”
  • Stop in the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century walls.
  • Visit one of Italy’s most famous tourist attractions- Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Explore the mystical city of Siena.
  • Visit San Gimignano in the heart of Wine country with picturesque vineyards everywhere.


  • Sample delectable wines during a wine tasting in the Chianti region.
  • Spend time at a cheese farm to taste flavorful pecorino cheese.
  • Learn about Tuscan cuisine during a cooking class.
  • Enjoy regional wines with every included dinner.


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Dates and rates: October 10-18, 2017 $3000 per person.

Includes 7 nights hotel, round trip airfare, round trip transfers, tours in each town, 10 meals included, wine tasting, cooking class, complimentary round trip transport home/airport.   Call 919.708.8217 for more details.


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Welcome to the Emerald Isle – Ireland


Welcome to Ireland, beautiful land of Emerald Green.  I chose this Classic Irish tour because it gives us a good introduction to the entire country of Ireland, and not just the “highlights” that we would get if we did a combo tour. For anyone who has always wanted to visit Ireland, this is a wonderful tour to take.


This is a 12 day/11 night escorted tour which includes 21 meals and excursions in each town/city we visit. Just to see the amazing scenery is worth the trip. This tour really immerses us in the Irish culture and we see so much of Ireland.  Hope you can join me on this Irish adventure next year.

Our itinerary takes us from Dublin to Belfast, Derry and Giants Causeway, Donegal and Westport, Bunratty and the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford (save up for the crystal) and then back to Dublin.  I have attached the itinerary and map so you can see how amazing this tour is.

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Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 11 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 8 dinners (D) including
    – Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    – Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
    – 6 table d’hote dinners
  • 2 lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Dublin and Belfast
  • Walking tours of Belfast, Derry, Westport, Galway and Waterford
  • Sheepdog trials with farmhouse tea and scones
  • J. B. Keane’s Pub in Listowel for tea and scones
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Irish coffee and music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Down Cathedral, St. Patrick Centre, Ulster Folk Museum, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Donegal Castle, Westport House, Ballintubber Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal and Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Tentative July, 2018 departures. Price per person – $4300.00 which includes round trip airfare/round trip transfers and all listed above.


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Mexican Riviera Cruise


Cruise Like A VIP invites you to join me on a Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise.  On this cruise we will be visiting Cabo San Lucas (one of my favorite destinations), Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.  If you are old enough to remember the TV show-The Love Boat, these are the destinations you watched every week.  Though this is not the love boat, we will be visiting the same places.  I have been to Puerto Vallarta once and Cabo San Lucas three time and I really love Cabo.

If deep sea fishing is your interest, then you have a choice between Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan for great marlin fishing.  I went marlin fishing last time in Cabo and our boat caught a 120 pound blue marlin.  I did help reel him in for about 5 minutes.

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Puerto Vallarta has a beautiful Malecon (boardwalk) with some unusual seafaring sculptures and off road adventures.

We will be sailing out of Long Beach, California.  If you would like to stay over a couple of days in either Los Angeles or Long Beach, I will be glad to arrange hotel accommodations for you.  Either way, a visit to the Queen Mary in Long Beach is a must see.

Now for the details:

April 21-28, 2018


Day 1: Los Angeles (Long Beach) CA

Day 2: Fun Day At Sea

Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Day 4: Mazatlan, Mexico

Day 5: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Day 6: Fun Day At Sea

Day 7: Fun Day At Sea

Day 8:  Los Angeles (Long Beach) CA


Balcony: $862.94 per person

Ocean View: $732.94 per person

Inside: $642.94 per person

Deposit: $12.50 per person at booking due by April 20, 2017.

Second deposit: $250.00 per person due by November 20, 2017

Balance: Due February 01, 2018

Transfers:  $60.00 per person

Airfare estimate:  $400.00 per person round trip (based on current rates)

Give me a call to join my Travel Club cruise.  I already have 6 cabins booked and would love to have you all join me.

Call: 919.708.8217 or e-mail

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