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Are you a DIY traveler? Do you enjoy last-minute getaways, weekend breaks, or other short trips?  Ever wonder how to book online and get my Virtuoso benefits for free? Then this Virtuoso self-booking tool is for you! What is Virtuoso, you ask? Virtuoso is the premier global network of agencies (with over 20,000 travel advisors!) specializing […]

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April 15, 2021

You Book – We VIP!!

My husband, Jeff, and I recently experienced the best wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa Valleys, and many of you followed our journey on social media as it unfolded. I’m happy to report that it was everything we had hope it would be and more!  Carneros Resort Our journey began in the Carneros Region, and […]

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April 11, 2021

The Ultimate Napa/Sonoma Experience

Hawaii is a very unique and diverse vacation destination. It isn’t a big surprise that travelers are heading there in droves during this time when domestic travel feels “safer.” After all, Hawaii can feel like an exotic, international vacation without ever leaving the USA. The Hawaiian Islands offer a wide range of activities and experiences. […]

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March 20, 2021

7 Things NOT to do in Hawaii

You know how I know that the travel comeback is upon us?  Oceania’s 2023 World Cruise may last for 180 days, but it took only a single day to sell out!  Think about that.  684 guests booked within 24 hours.  For a trip that lasts 6 months!!  If that doesn’t tell you something about travel confidence, I don’t know what […]

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March 13, 2021

4 + 7 + 14 + 46 = Bucket List Adventure!

My husband and I were fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend a focus series on Photography and Writing at Blackberry Mountain recently with renowned photographer and travel writer, Bonjwing Lee. This was a different type of travel experience for us – we’ve never really visited a resort with the specific purpose to take […]

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March 7, 2021

Travel with a Purpose

Tucked in a quiet corner of the Indian Ocean is an idyllic chain of islands known as the Maldives. Known for its abundance of luxurious resorts and stunning natural beauty, the Maldives have earned their spot on most traveler’s bucket lists. However, the question remains, what do you do when you get to the Maldives? […]

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February 26, 2021


By now, you may have seen the news that the Canadian government announced they would not allow cruise ships to dock there until February 2022.  This development comes as a blow to major cruise lines required by law to stop in a foreign port on their Alaska itineraries. Over half of the 2 million + annual […]

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February 21, 2021

Absolutely the Best Way to Experience Alaska – It’s Not What You Think

My Top Seven Tips for Packing Light For Your Next Vacation Note: we may receive compensation from affiliate links on this page. We greatly appreciate it when you purchase products and services from our affiliate partners. Packing Light – especially when you will be moving and changing locations a fair bit – may mean the difference between […]

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February 14, 2021

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Suitcase!

Have you ever been talking to someone about a vacation you took a few years ago, and when you go to look for your photos you can’t find them?  Gone are the days of shoeboxes full of prints, because now nearly everybody leaves home with a smartphone capable of taking great digital travel photos.  The problem is, we […]

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February 6, 2021

My Top Five Tips for Organizing Your Travel Photos

Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate this Valentine’s Day, why not consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart? Research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends. That’s not very surprising. We […]

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January 30, 2021

Because Chocolates Melt and Flowers Die: Why Travel is the Best Valentine’s Day Gift!