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Tahiti Specialist trip 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ia Orana (Hello) I recently returned from a Fam trip to Tahiti. I got to explore 5 of these French Polynesian islands: Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Ta haa, and Bora Bora. Before the trip we had to complete the Tahiti Tourism course which gave me a good base of information on Tahiti but nothing compares to expiring the islands for yourself.

Tahiti is the largest island in the chain and the one you will likely fly into. We spent some nights at the Tahiti Nui and found it close to the shopp...

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Jamaica 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Over Thanksgiving we were once again in Jamaica. We stayed at 2 resorts for the first time and I spent a day with the Jamaica Tourist Board to see 5 others. We did the bamboo river raft down the Martha Brae for the first time as well.

I really find that staying at the resorts gives me a better overall feel for how my clients will feel. Tours of resorts are great but give you a much more li...

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Amazing Alaska by cruise

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We set out on the Celebrity Solstice for our roundtrip cruise from Seattle the end of August. Our cruise would take us to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria and back to Seattle. I wasn’t there all for fun as my sea days were taken up with the Celebrity Seminar at Sea.

 

Seattle was sunny as we boarded the cruise line transfer from the airport to t...

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Cruises abound as options for your vacation

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 You can cruise almost anywhere in the world where there is water. It may be a river or ocean cruise. It can be on a large floating city or a smaller more intimat yacht or all the things in between. As an agent I am fortunate enough to have sailed most of the usual cruise lines. A caribbean cruise , a European Cruise from Rome to Dubai, a Pacific Mexico short cruise, and of Course Alaska. Each line has its own personality and focuses and that is where I can really help you navigate all t...

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Exploring Exuma, Bahamas for you and well me. LOL

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

    

While I was in Exuma, Bahamas for the group trip I toured a villa type resort and explored areas of the island we had not been to before.

 

Grand Isle was located on the same stretch of beach as Sandals and was also nestled within the Greg Norman golf course. It has units from 1 to 3 bedrooms that can be rented for a more villa type vacation. If you are ...

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Group Vacations

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

   

 

Our last group trip was 8 of us for a family member’s milestone birthday to Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, Bahamas. There is something inherently fun when you bring a group together for a vacation. I know some worry that they will not be able to do their own thing but we have found it to be just the opposite. A group vacation provides built in entertainment and like-...

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Princess Majestic Cruise Rome to Dubai

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

My recent  cruise on the Majestic Princess allowed me to see what it was like to visit many ports and have several sea days on the newest ship in the Princess fleet. My own European Cruise started in Rome and ended in Dubai. At just over 2 weeks it was all the vacation days I had left so there are a few things I did a little different than I would suggest clients do them.  Like most people I ...

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To exchange or not to exchange (money) pretrip

Posted on April 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)
When you are traveling outside of the United States chances are you will be spending money on things like souvenirs, food, transportation, and entertainment. Even if you are staying at an all inclusive resort or on a cruise, where most things are included, you are likely to need some cash. The question is will U.S. dollars be good or do you need to exchange for the local currency? My personal experience in the Caribbean and Mexico is that the U.S. dollar is accepted most everywhere. Keep in min... Read Full Post »

Future Personal Princess Majestic Cruise

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)
I will be really stepping out of my comfort zone in May to provide me more insight into several vacation options. I will be on one of the first voyages of the Princess Majestic cruise ship. I will also be doing my first solo vacation. This trip will hopefully give me much insight into European/exotic cruises and the experiences that you,my clients, may have when you do something similar. This cruise departs from Rome and visits Naples, Athens, Santorini, Jordan, the Suez Canal and Dubai. I booke... Read Full Post »

What have I been doing to make sure I provide you with great insights?

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello all ! You have kept me quite busy with your own trips so I have had little time to tell you what I have done the first 3 months of the year to make me a better travel agent for you. I attended the Sandals Home Based Agent conference and Sandals Wedding Specialist training at Sandals Royal Bahamian. I also spent a week in the Riviera Maya checking out 10 more resorts and one more tour so I can share more insights with you. The Home Based Agent conference was a chance for me to meet back ... Read Full Post »

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