Are you ready to cross out another activity on your bucket list? Despite this pandemic, we can still experience what nature has to offer and appreciate human creativity. With caution, you can still plan your next vacation.
Since I partner with Distinctive Voyages, you, as my client will receive exclusive benefits. To give you a peek, never go hungry with fine dining in the main restaurant. Oceanview Cafe and the Mast Grill only have world-class chefs who will cook for you. Start by grabbing your burger and relaxing at the poolside. After munching on those amazing foods, the fitness center is available, so you will always have energy for an adventure. You will also experience luxury accommodations, nightly entertainment, and a casino.
Those are just some of the benefits that you will get when you hire me as your travel advisor. Most importantly, you will be able to contact me on board and I will always be available to offer recommendations and advice.
Start visualizing yourself on your next cruise vacation in Canada and New England. Preview the itinerary and the activities you can expect below.
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There's a lot to remember before heading out on your next adventure. That's why I always use a checklist to remind myself of all the things I need to pack before I embark on my next trip. Keep reading to discover the three must-have items you need while traveling!
Click here for a handy packing list to make sure you are prepared for all of your traveling needs!
After all the packing is done and just before I head to the airport, I double-check to make sure I have these three things on me. Without these items, I may not even make it to my destination, or at a minimum, my traveling experience will be considerably more difficult. If all I have are these three things, I'll be able to get by and can always purchase anything else I need.
#1. Don't forget your passport
If you're traveling internationally, you won't even make it on the plane without your passport. Even if you somehow manage to slip through all the check points and make it to your destination, they’ll put you on the next flight home as soon as you land. I've seen it happen a number of times. The traveler who forgets their passport has to go back home to get it, no exceptions. Their travel plans are delayed, plus, they incur stiff fees from the airline to re-book their airfare.
Bonus Tip: Make sure your passport doesn't expire until six months after the date you return home, or they might not let you go abroad.
#2. Don't forget your money/credit card
I was pickpocketed while traveling once. They took my wallet with all my money and credit cards. They were so talented that I didn't even realize it until the next day! The worst part? I was only halfway through my month-long journey. I begged my parents to send money via Western Union at each new city I went to, so I didn't have to come home early. Thankfully, they agreed, but it was quite the process. The time difference between us was about 10 hours, which made communication while traveling extremely difficult. I wasn't sure how much money I needed for the rest of the trip and typos in my name made it difficult to collect the cash. All-in-all, lesson learned: do not forget your money or credit cards while traveling!
#3. Don't forget your phone
With the world’s shift from paper to digital almost complete, your most important travel information is now on your phone. Plus, your family and friends expect to hear from you frequently while you travel to make sure you're alive and well. We've grown so dependent on our smart phones, it's hard to travel without them. To top it off, many of us no longer use a physical camera; it's now just an app on our phone. Can you imagine traveling to all these beautiful sites and not being able to take pictures of any of your food? Lame!
Before you leave for your next trip, double-check to make sure you didn't forget your three most important travel items: your passport, money and phone.
Europe is one of my favorite international travel destinations. Some of my all-time favorite cities to visit are Paris, Rome and Barcelona. But the best thing about traveling to Europe is being able to explore the smaller, picturesque towns all over the continent. Click here to see a collection of some of my favorite photos I’ve taken while traveling throughout Europe!
I wish more people took the time to travel internationally. Did you know that only 42 percent of Americans have a passport? Surprising, right? When I discovered that less than half of Americans have passports, I knew I needed to do something to change that.
If you book an international travel package with me whether it’s for 2022 or 2023 dates, I'll pay your passport fees!
Already have a passport? I'll pay for your Global Entry, which includes TSA pre-check! This means you'll be able to get through TSA and customs lines in the U.S. faster. Traveling made easy!
Let me help you plan an unforgettable international travel experience sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Contact me today for more details on how to get your passport or Global Entry for free! Don’t be shy, I’m here to help!
What to Expect?
Some people might choose a tropical destination for a vacation where they can fully relax, get a massage, and lounge in the pool. If you love to explore or are just looking for something different, consider cruising through Alaska.
Sipping your morning tea in front of a huge glacier is a once in a blue moon experience. In addition to this, there are several activities you can do in Alaska aside from the premium service you will get from your cruise. The name Alaska is derived from the Aleut alaxsxa or alaxsxix̂, which means “mainland” or “great land.” It is indeed a great land. You wouldn’t want to miss exploring this beautiful sight.
I'm hosting a group on an Alaska cruise this May where we will also spend some time in a lodge in Denali. In this article, I will tell you what you can expect on this kind of cruise tour to Alaska.
These are the places included in the trip:
Alaska's national parks are very well taken care of to preserve the beauty of the state. Alaska is known for many native groups, and you can learn some of their cultures by getting up close and personal with them.
You don’t have to be a mountaineer to appreciate mother nature and its vast huge mountains during your land tours. Simply looking at their greatness is enough to fill your bucket list. This is surely one of the unforgettable adventures you will experience in your lifetime. As you go along exploring Alaska, you will meet the greatness of its wilderness.
Alaska is located northwest of the North American continent and is the largest peninsula in the Western Hemisphere. This means that a cruise is a perfect way to explore Alaska because the state is mostly surrounded by water. While touring the state on a cruise, you will experience the amazing glaciers from the places mentioned in their different forms and sometimes you will get to witness an Instagram-worthy experience as they amazingly crash and fall into the water as you pass by.
What if I told you there’s a way you could travel for free, and it doesn't involve credit cards or tracking rewards points? Plus, you get to travel with your friends! There's a little secret to traveling for free I’ve discovered as a travel advisor, and I'd like to share it with you: all you have to do is get a small group of friends together and your costs are covered.
Work with me to come up with your ideal itinerary. Let's say it's a cruise. You get nine friends to go on the same cruise, and you'll go for FREE! If you get 10 couples in your group, you'll get a FREE CABIN for you and your guest.
This is just one example. Requirements and rewards vary. Contact me to put together a travel plan that suits you!
There will always be some costs such as taxes and flights, but overall, this is the cheapest way you'll find to travel.
Contact me now to let me plan your group trip! Let’s get traveling!
A river cruise ship is essentially a moving luxury hotel. This concise guide provides a great introduction to River Cruising the European waterways. As as certified agent with the major river cruise companies, reach out to me with any of your questions including river cruise options in the US, Asia, Africa, and South America.
I've loved going wine tasting ever since my experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria. Wine is an integral part of their culture and many families have their own vineyard to produce wine for their own use. I had the opportunity to drink wine paired perfectly with the local cuisine. I even helped a family make wine on a weekend getaway to their village.
It's not just the wine that draws me to visit vineyard after vineyard. I love meeting the people behind the wine and learn more about their family history. Visiting breathtaking vineyards where the wine is made and relaxing in nature adds to the experience as well. I've explored dozens of wineries in California, mostly in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Napa Valley. I've also gone wine tasting in Italy and France. I enjoy it so much it has become a tradition to visit a new winery every time I visit Europe. Many wineries will offer a lunch and wine pairing experience if you love great food too.
If you like to cruise, there are now amazing wine river cruises to choose from. You'll visit a region of your choosing and stop in a different picturesque town every day or so. Ask me more about wine river cruises.
Click the link the button below to get your free Winery Tours guide, then contact me when you're ready to plan your next wine focused trip.
I'll be hosting three luxury cruises this year through Distinctive Voyages. The first one is to Alaska in May. I've cruises to Alaska before, but have never stayed on land. This itinerary includes 3 nights at a lodge in Denali. The other one is a cruise around New England and Canada in September. Contact me for more questions about these two itineraries. There are over 300+ itineraries to choose from. Only a select group of travelers will receive the following perks while aboard the ship.
Distinctive Voyages include:
Ask me how you can join me on the cruise to Alaska or about other Distinctive Voyages!
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