Monthly Archives: June 2017

Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise

yukon vThis week we are in for a treat as we visit our 49th state – Alaska, land of beautiful scenic vista’s and wildlife you can see up close.  Our tour begins with the land portion starting in Fairbanks.  While in Fairbanks we will take a Sternwheeler Cruise down the Chena River.  Then on to Denali for 3 nights where we will have a full day in the Denali National Park viewing wildlife and majestic Mt. McKinley-or as natives call Denali.  Then on to Anchorage where we board our Princess Cruise Lines ship for 7 nights visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, magnificent Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage. Our journey ends in Vancouver where we tour the city before our overnight in Seattle.

Be sure to bring your camera for this tour.  The scenery is magnificent.  A train ride into the Yukon territory is one of my favorite tours in Alaska.

We have two options on this tour:

Cruise Only or Cruise/Land tour

This is a Collette Vacations tour which includes home pickup and return for the cruise/land tour. A great feature of these tours-no driving to the airport.

Call for more details at 919.708.8217 or


Thanks for your interest.  Alaska should be on everyone’s bucket list.  A magnificent state worth the price.

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Let’s Cruise The South Pacific


This week we are cruising the South Pacific Islands on the luxurious Paul Gauguin.  The Paul Gauguin is the most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti on a year round basis.  Our 7 night cruise takes us to Papeete, Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea.  We also have an option to stay in Papeete and Moorea on a 3 night land extension.  This ship has it all-all meals, complimentary beverages, complimentary gratuities, complimentary room service.  For divers, the ship has an onboard dive program.

The South Pacific has some of the most breathtaking islands you will ever see.  Along with friendly people, delicious food, gorgeous crystal clear water, exciting water and land sports, it is definitely a once in a lifetime adventure.  What memories you will make!!

Imagine looking at this sunset each night.


Call for details at 919.708.8217 or email at

7 night cruise – July 28, 2018 – $6570.00 per person (estimate)

Includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers, 7 night cruise, all meals, gratuities, beverages (beer, wine, spirits, sodas, juices, coffee).

7 night cruise/3 night land package – June 27, 2018 – $7300.00 per person (estimate)

Includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers, 7 night cruise, all meals, gratuities, beverages on cruise portion. 1 night Papeete Intercontinental Tahiti, 2 nights Moorea Intercontinental Moorea, breakfast included.






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Grand Cayman Experience

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This week we are visiting Grand Cayman Island, where sunshine, great food, and friendly island people await us.  Beautiful beaches and vibrant coral reefs are the island’s hallmarks.  Located 480 miles southwest of Miami, Grand Cayman Island is only 101 square miles.  A great idea will be to rent a car or scooter to explore the island.  The Grand Cayman Islands consist of 3 islands, the other two are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

We are staying at the all inclusive Wyndham Reef Resort on East End.  I am very excited about this resort because it is the only all inclusive on the island.  This will be a great $ saver for us.

East End is popular for windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving.    Some of the attractions we can visit will be Stingray City (I recommend this-I even did this on my first visit to Grand Cayman), Cayman Turtle Farm (some of the largest turtles in the world are here), and of course you can go to “Hell”-yes this is a real place on the island.

Take a look and see for yourself how beautiful Grand Cayman Island is.  Doesn’t it make you want to jump on a plane in August?


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Wyndham Reef resort is located at Colliers at East End.  Date:  August 30-September 3, 2017.  Rate:  $1506.87 per person includes round trip airfare/round trip transfers/4 nights ocean view suite.  Call me at 919.708.8217 or e-mail for more details.  American Airlines is the carrier for this trip.

Thank you for your interest in my trips.  I appreciate each of you.


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The Lands Down Under


Welcome to Australia and New Zealand – From the Outback to the Glaciers.

Have I got an awesome tour for you this week.  We are doing a combo tour visiting all the iconic places in Australia and New Zealand.  This is a 21 day tour, so it may be impossible for some of you to get 3 weeks off work, but hopefully some of you will be able to join me on this tour “Down Under.”

A little about this tour:  We start with 3 nights in Cairns where we visit the Great Barrier Reef.  Imagine snorkeling or scuba diving in this water.

If any of you are fans of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, we will visit Hobbiton and see the Hobbit cottages.  We take a “journey to middle earth” tour to see where these movies were filmed in New Zealand.

New Zealand has beautiful mountains and glaciers along with beautiful lakes and sounds.  And yes, we will get to visit all these.

This is a firm organized trip with a maximum of 30 people on tour.


Dates are November 5-25, 2018

Price: $8959.00 per person.

Included in this price: Round trip airfare/round trip transfers/hotels/21 days-29 meals/travel insurance/excursions included.  Optional Fiji extension 4 days/3 nights $1399.00 per person.

An added benefit of this tour.  Collette tours picks you up at your home, delivers you to the airport and then picks you up at the airport upon your return and delivers you back home.  That’s a great feature.

Give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at if you are interested and I will be glad to mail you a brochure on this tour. Limited brochures, so let me know soon.

Thank for your interest and your loyalty.  I appreciate each of you.

#australia; #newzealand; #greatbarrierreef; #milfordsound; #kangaroos; #koalabears.





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