Monthly Archives: August 2017

Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park

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Spectacular beauty – the best description for the majestic Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.  Beginning in the Canadian province of Alberta, our tour combines the best of the prairies, the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the beauty of Montana’s Glacier National Park, giving us a superb overview of these U.S. and Canadian wonderland’s.  This itinerary is packed with everything you will need to see.  This is a photographer’s dream trip where we enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Here are some of the spectacular places we will be visiting.  Calgary, Waterton Park, Glacier National Park, Montana, Banff, Lake Louise, Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, Icefields Parkway and then back to Calgary.

And here are some of the things we will be doing on this trip.

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We will be on this Caravan tour September 23-October 1, 2017.  I will be posting pictures daily for you to enjoy.  I will organize another Canadian Rockies tour for 2018.  Hope you can join me again in 2018.


Give me a call at 919.708.8217 for more information about this tour and to get your name on the list for the 2018 tour.

As always, thank you for being my faithful readers.  I appreciate each of you.



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Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches

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Welcome to fun, vibrant Panama, home to the Panama Canal, the most important waterway in the world.  On this amazing tour, we take two daytime cruises on the Panama Canal, one through the canal locks and another on Gatun Lake.


The Isthmus of Panama links North and South America.  See both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on this tour.  We will explore rain forests and sandy beaches, and meet the friendly Embera natives living in the jungle.


Here’s our itinerary:



  • 3 nights Panama City
  • 2 nights Gamboa Rainforest
  • 2 nights Playa Bonita Beach Resort
  • 2 Panama Canal Transits
  • All Meals
  • All excursions included
  • Round trip airfare/round trip transfers
  • Caravan escorted tour
  • Insurance



Hope you can join us on the 8 day, 7 night tour of Panama .  I enjoyed the Panama Canal when I visited a few years ago.  You will get to experience the new Panama Canal extension.



Date and rates:

Tentative date: March 18, 2018  Approximately $2500.00 per person based on current airfare.

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Contact me at 919.708.8217 or for more details.


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Join Me On A Mexican Riviera Cruise


We are back on the ocean this week with a cruise to the Mexican Riviera.  If some don’t know where the Mexican Riviera is, think Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. We are sailing out of Long Beach, California for a fun filled week in Mexico.

While in Cabo San Lucas, be sure to visit El Arco (Land’s End) where the land actually ends on the Baja Peninsula.  A very beautiful site.  There are two beaches at Land’s End – Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach. Both accessible via boat.  A great way to get away from it all.

Mazatlan:  Known for it’s famous Malecon (boardwalk) and it’s world class fishing.

Puerto Vallarta:

This place has it all, from beautiful beaches, water sports and a vibrant nightlife scene. Some of the interesting sites are the ornate Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and range of restaurants along the El Malecon with contemporary sculptures lining the boardwalk.

What we will be eating in Mexico:

Information about our trip.

We depart Long Beach pier on April 21, 2018 and return April 28, 2018.  Rates are:

Balcony Cabin: $862.94 per person – Ocean View Cabin: $732.94 per person – Inside Cabin: $642.94 per person.  Price does not include airfare estimated at $500 per person and gratuities are additional $90.65 per person.

Call 919.708.8217 or if you are interested in joining us on this Travel Club Cruise.  I will be sailing with you on this cruise.


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Paris Is Calling Our Name


This week we are taking an in-depth Spotlight Tour of Paris, France.  Paris has an allure like no other city in the world.  We will see all the dramatic highlights of Paris, have dinner at the Eiffel Tower featuring wonderful French cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views of Paris.  We will glide down the famous Seine River on a romantic river cruise surrounded by the glittering city skyline.  We can explore priceless treasures of the Louvre Museum.  Another highlight is a visit to Versailles, one of the world’s most magnificent royal palaces with the most complete example of 17th century architecture.

A great feature of this tour is we will have plenty of free time to explore Paris on our own.  Perhaps people watch at one of Paris’s many outdoor cafes’.


The stunning Palace of Versailles will captivate us with her beautiful gardens and world famous Hall Of Mirrors.

Rates:  $2099.00 per person includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers, tours included, 5 nights Le Meridien Etoile hotel.


If Paris is calling your name as it is mine, meet me July 10-16, 2018 in this beautiful City Of Light. Call for more details at 919.708.8217 or



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