Monthly Archives: September 2017

Shades of Ireland – The Emerald Coast

The-Cliffs-of-Moher-and-the-StackFrom vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast and onwards to Derry, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle.  This is a Collette Vacations escorted tour.  I have traveled with Collette before and they are an excellent tour company.  You will be sure to enjoy this 13 day grand tour of Ireland.

Our stops on this grand tour of Ireland are:

Ring of Kerry – Cliffs of Moher – Waterford – Killarney – Blarney – Dublin – Belfast – Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Glens of Antrim – Donegal Town – Enniskillen.


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For more details about this Shades of Ireland Grand Tour, please give me a call at 919.708.8217 or

Current rates:  $4924.00 per person. Inclusions: Round trip airfare, round trip transfers, home/airport complimentary pickup, hotels, included tours in each city, 17 meals including a Medieval castle feast.




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Switzerland – Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains



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I am so excited to share one of my favorite destinations with you all,  Switzerland, a beautiful, scenic country with hospitable people and one of the cleanest and pristine countryside’s you will ever visit. The pictures below are of the Swiss Alps, and the world famous Matterhorn. The mountain range stretches across 8 different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

I visited Switzerland several years ago and always wanted to go back, so now I get a chance to re-visit in 2018.  The tour I selected includes three legendary Alpine railways – the Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Gstaad to Montreux; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz; and the Bernina Pass Train, which takes us into Italy.  We also cruise across two of the most scenic lakes in the world, Lake Como and Maggiore.  We stay in stunning and exclusive resort villages including Zermatt (my favorite), St. Moritz and Lago Maggiore, Italy.  In Lucerne you will see for yourself why it is called the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”  Lucerne is truly spectacular.  Our dates are August 27-September 5, 2018.  Hope you can join me!


Here’s our daily itinerary:

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Day 2: Lucerne, Switzerland – our tour begins

Day 3: Lucerne

Day 4: Lucerne, Golden Pass Train, Montreux, Zermatt

Day 5: Zermatt

Day 6: Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz

Day 7: St. Moritz, Bernina Pass Train, St. Moritz

Day 8: St. Moritz, Lake Como, Italy, Lago Maggiore, Italy

Day 9: Lago Maggiore, Italy

Day 10: Lago Maggiore -our tour ends in Milan

I have to tell you, these pictures do not do justice to the beauty of Switzerland.  The air is fresh and clean, the people are friendly, and above all Switzerland is a neutral country which is one of the safest places we can visit in Europe.

Really look at these pictures and then give me a call for more details on this photographic journey through the beauty of Switzerland.

Rates:  $5705.23 per person. Price includes round trip airfare,  airport transfers,home pickup and return, hotels (resorts), tours included in each stop, 3 train excursions and 12 meals included.

Call 919.708.8217 or e-mail me at



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Let’s Meet In Aruba

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Welcome to my favorite island – Aruba.  It’s time to see for yourself how wonderful and friendly this island paradise is.  Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island located 15 miles north of Venezuela.  Home to beautiful white sand beaches, 82 degree average annual temperatures and since Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt, anytime is a great time to visit.  For the non-sun worshipers, Aruba has casino’s in every resort and two large casino’s in downtown Orangastad along with excellent shopping opportunities.  Aruba definitely has something for everyone.

For the golfer’s, I can arrange your tee times at either Tierra del Sol or the Links at Divi, both premier golf courses.  And, for the fishermen/women, I can arrange deep sea charter fishing.

If you take an island tour, which I recommend, you will see two diverse climates on the island.  On the tropical side, beautiful beaches and swaying palm trees with crystal clear water of the Caribbean sea beckons you.  On the desert side, you will see rugged desert, giant aloe and cactus plants along with the Arikok National Park.  This park looks exactly what you our southwest deserts look like.  You will definitely think you are on two separate islands once you see the diversity.

Now for the information about our trip to Aruba.  July 15-20, 2018.  RIU ANTILLAS Adults Only All Inclusive Resort.  5 nights Jr. Suite Ocean View, round trip airfare, round trip transfers, all meals, all beverages (sodas, beer, wine, cocktails), all taxes and tips, non motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and exchange privileges with the sister property RIU Palace next door.

RDU departures – $2110.00 per person.  CLT departures – $2108.00 per person.

Other departure gateway’s available upon request.

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Hope you can join us in Aruba next July.  Bon Bini!!!

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