Order Taking Travel Agents are Toast

Order Taking Travel Agents are Toast! There I said it!  The old timey order taking travel agents are toast.  I’ve been in Sales for over twenty years and have always despised order takers.  When I first got into the travel business, I heard older travel agents lamenting about the times when airlines paid commission.  TOO […]

Things to Know for Your Wine Themed River Cruise

Things to Know for your Wine-themed river Cruise We have always believed that it is a good thing to be prepared and know your options for any travel experience. Knowledge of the product and what is included is one benefit that you can enjoy when evaluating a river cruise against a land tour, etc. You […]

Did You Leave Out One of These 5 Items for Your Italy Trip?

This brief guide reveals 5 items you need to know before leaving for your trip to Italy. Have your overlooked any of these critical items for your Italy trip? While you may have booked a flight and hotel, there is more you must consider to have a well-planned out travel experience!  This guide comes from […]

My Favorite Travel Tools

Here are some of the travel tools I enjoy using; you just might need some of these travel tools too. Whether creating interactive itineraries, keeping in touch with existing clients, or explaining my value to new clients, I love to test out new travel tools. Itineraries iZento – I’ve used iZento for years; they are one […]

Burst: Huge Travel Insurance Breakthrough

Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to travel insurance, along comes something that changes your mind completely. Such a development is Burst, the new payment program from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection.

Your tour of the spectacular Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Iberostar Paraiso Grand Site Inspection

See the Spectacular Iberostar Paraiso Resort Complex

This post reviews this sprawling 5-resort complex. See the Spectacular Iberostar Paraiso Resort Complex. In addition to touring this mega-resort complex, I’ve sent clients to the different resort properties here for years.  There are  five different resorts here at the Iberostar Paraiso for different budgets; the resorts and for families and adults plus adults only.  […]

Over-Water Bungalows… and Camels, too!

Looking for a destination with over-water bungalows and camels? No, it’s not Bora Bora nor Egypt! Dreaming of over-water bungalow accommodations at a great resort so you can look at the sea through your own Plexiglas floor?  Want to ride a camel as part of your stay?  Don’t have the time or money to travel […]

How to get a Wonderful Trip Itinerary

Wonder how I go from your initial travel survey to a wonderful trip itinerary? Getting from our initial contact to your completed travel itinerary takes a lot of work!  (The majority of the task is my job to make your complex travel planning easy.)  After you submit your trip planning survey, we’ll take these steps […]

How I Stopped a 767 from Taking off for Disney Aulani

Interested in how I stopped a 767 from taking off? Please read on!  This story started back in November of 2014.  I’ll start with a quick question?  Do you like the idea of someone monitoring your flights in anticipation of any problems? The Hawaii Trip to Disney Aulani A new client asked me about planning […]