When to travel where

Europe: Price/Seasonality:  High season goes from June to mid September, when trans-Atlantic air is at a premium.  Low season is during the winter.  Mid season is fall and winter. Weather:  Weather is best from mid Spring to mid Fall. Best time to travel:  Mid September to mid-October is best in terms of pricing and weather. Hawaii: Price/Seasonality:  High season is[…]

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Spotlight on Cozumel

Just off the Riviera Maya coast line is the charming island of Cozumel.  Ever since Jacques Cousteau filmed from the coral reefs near Cozumel in 1961, this island has been best known for world class diving opportunities on the Playacar Reef which is part of the Meso-American reef system.  Most resorts have dive shops onsite, and many are PADI 5-star[…]

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It’s Tahiti Time!

  Ah, my favorite destination of all…Tahiti.  Officially known as French Polynesia, this broad collection of South Pacific islands is about 2 hours due south of Hawaii.  With pristine, calm lagoons, beautiful views, ideal weather, gentle people, and tropical flowers perfuming the air this destination embodies the perfect beach destination.   If this is your one and only trip to[…]

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Spotlight on Fiji

Dreaming of a Polynesian escape for your next vacation getaway?  Beautiful Fiji Islands in the South Pacific total more than 300 islands in a tropical, white sand paradise.  Coral reef diving and snorkeling are exceptional. Over 1,000 species of fish swim the grottoes and lagoons, and colorful birds and tropical flowers are everywhere. Typical itineraries are for 2 islands for a[…]

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The basics on Hawaii

If you are thinking of a beachy destination that’s perfect year-round complete with swaying palm trees, friendly locals, and the scent of plumeria in the air, let me suggest one of the islands of Hawaii. The hard part, of course, is deciding which island to visit. Oahu is the island where you’ll find the majority of Hawaii’s population (in Honolulu), world[…]

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Travel – it’s a mindset!

My 12 year old daughter and I are headed to Japan this summer.  While we are there, we’ll be visiting my 20 year old daughter who is studying in Kyoto for a year.  This is, by the way, my older daughter’s fourth trip to Japan. Yesterday, the little one announces “this will be my first trip to Japan!”  Not my[…]

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British Virgin Islands: where to stay

The British Virgin Islands has long been a favorite destination for the luxury yacht and barefoot sailboat crowds.  But where to stay? Bitter End Yacht Club — a 4 star upscale resort that caters to couples and families. The marina here can dock 18 yachts, and sailing is a favorite activity here. Brisas Creek Resort – a luxury resort on[…]

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Irene damage results in resort closures

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, located in Nassau Bahamas will reopen Sep 28.  This is an adults only, couples only luxury resort with its own private island. Breezes Bahamas Resort, located in Nassau Bahamas will reopen Nov 1.  This is an adults only moderate all-inclusive resort that is ideal for singles traveling together or a couple looking for an economical, all-inclusive[…]

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Winter paradise in trendy St. Moritz, Switzerland

Picture-perfect Alpian wonderland St. Moritz has long been a favorite winter destination for the well-heeled. This Swiss resort town offers sun, snow, and clear blue skies, luxury resorts, fine dining, and a wide array of winter sports to keep you busy. And there’s also a stylish casino located in the Kempinski Grand Hotel. There’s no shortage of winter activities in[…]

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