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Travel Tips: Camera phone use

Travel Tips: Camera phone use

June 1, 2013 | By

The obvious ways to use your smartphone’s camera while traveling include staying connected via email and social media, and taking all those fun and memorable vacation photos. But did you realize that your camera can help save your trip? Mobile devices can now contain all or most of your itinerary …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Luxury Hotel Review: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

May 31, 2013 | By

I just got back from a wonderful trip to the Hawaiian island of Maui, which I think has some of the best beaches in the world. Their white sand beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. The island is also known for whale-watching from December to May, with the …

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Travel Advisor Recommendation: Oceania Cruises

Travel Advisor Recommendation: Oceania Cruises

May 24, 2013 | By

The more I cruise, the more I realize it is all about the itinerary! What I love about Oceania Cruises is that they are destination specialists. You will find port-intensive itineraries featuring more overnight visits and extended evening port stays. Oceania delivers a premium experience, intimate elegant vessels, inspired cuisine, …

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Destination Review: Tahiti & St Regis Bora Bora Resort

Destination Review: Tahiti & St Regis Bora Bora Resort

May 21, 2013 | By

For years I have had Tahiti on a pedestal as the ideal honeymoon destination due to its “ultimate paradise” reputation and appeal. I recently got married and our wedding day was full of excitement and fun, but left us exhausted and ready to relax. I finally got my chance at a Tahitian …

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Who says you can’t see dolphins in Ireland?!

May 14, 2013 | By

He’s one of Ireland’s most famous residents, and visitors and locals alike can’t get enough of him.  No, he’s not Ireland’s beloved Saint Patrick or U2’s front man, Bono. Nor is he one of their hunky Hollywood actors, Colin Farrell or Michael Fassbender. Fungie, people… is a dolphin. But he’s not …

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Delving into Dubai, UAE

Delving into Dubai, UAE

May 9, 2013 | By

I had the great opportunity to go to India for two weeks this March. The country is fascinating, frustrating, colorful, intense and full of great wealth and great poverty. It was a complete assault on the senses! I totally enjoyed it and was going to write about it (because besides …

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Destination Review: My Tahitian Bliss

May 2, 2013 | By

I just returned from a most amazing trip to Tahiti. This was my first time to Tahiti and I hope not my last!  I can’t even express what an incredibly beautiful place it is. It is truly a paradise. I was with seven other travel advisors from around the US and …

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Multi-generational cruising: Get on board!

Multi-generational cruising: Get on board!

May 1, 2013 | By

Talk about a family trip to remember! The 2013 Virtuoso Luxe Report found that family and multi-generational travel are the year’s biggest travel trend, with river and luxury cruises taking the next two spots. The report also found that spending time and reconnecting with loved ones were among the top …

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Santa Barbara’s Top Attractions

Santa Barbara’s Top Attractions

April 30, 2013 | By

1. Discover Lotusland The garden created by Polish opera singer Ganna Walska is a truly extraordinary realm. Her labor of love over 43 years, it is a succession of contrasting “green rooms” and clusters of unusual plants. Topiary, dramatic displays of cycads and cacti, a Japanese pool, an open-air theater  a beach set …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Luxury Hotel Review: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

April 27, 2013 | By

Sprawled before Table Mountain in great majesty is the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. With her history and charm she settles nicely among the gardens and beautiful landscape of this urban oasis. The hotel’s history began in 1899 and the famous pink color it was painted after …

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