6 04, 2020

Top chefs share recipes that comfort and help us cope while ‘sheltering in place’

By |2020-04-06T20:19:41+00:00April 6th, 2020|Dining, Restaurants, Stuff|0 Comments

Delicious dishes that make you feel like you're dining out By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva If anytime that food is comforting to the soul, it's now. With most of us are 'sheltered in place' some top US chefs are sharing delicious recipes you can make at home for the family or a special date night [...]

1 04, 2020

A luxury spa’s guide to finding bliss by meditation

By |2020-04-01T18:53:37+00:00April 1st, 2020|Stuff|0 Comments

Mii amo destination spa's guide to coping with coronavirus fears by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva I am a true believer of the benefits of going to destination spas and have visited many.  Alas these vital health and fitness facilities  are currently shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. But many, such as Mii amo, in Sedona, [...]

30 03, 2020

Delta Airlines employs aggressive sanitizing measures to fight coronavirus

By |2020-03-30T22:16:47+00:00March 30th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Stuff|0 Comments

Airline commits to crew and passenger safety with 'Delta Clean' by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Photo of Delta flight to Seattle by Patti Pietschmann While you may not be flying anywhere soon thanks to CDC and government guidelines, it won't be long until you board a plane again.  And if it's Delta you [...]

20 03, 2020

Bada bling! A fashionista’s finds for looking great on a cruise

By |2020-03-20T20:39:48+00:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Put pizzazz in your cruise wardrobe with these sizzling accessories By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva This dazzling  5 carat Radiant Cushion Bail Pendant & 10 carat Sterling Silver Earrings look like the real thing because of a special process by  Diamond Veneer As a journalist/blogger I wear many hats. One of which is [...]

18 03, 2020

How to make the most out of being at home

By |2020-03-18T21:50:43+00:00March 18th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Stuff|0 Comments

 Make lemonade out of lemons By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva While most of us are distancing ourselves and self-isolating we can truly make lemonade out of lemons. If you're a working mom or father unaccustomed to being home, this is for you. But it applies to everyone. For starters be extra kind and considerate of [...]

14 03, 2020

Sit back, relax and enjoy four virtual Viking travel videos from your own home

By |2020-03-14T18:52:01+00:00March 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Stuff|0 Comments

Popular cruise company comes up with a unique way to let us travel at home by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva I had to smile when I saw this email from Viking Cruises today.  Aware travel is limited right now, the company is bringing the world into our homes. Check it out: As you are aware, [...]

13 03, 2020

Virgin Voyages postpones launch of Scarlet Lady

By |2020-03-13T21:41:50+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Ships|0 Comments

The much anticipated launch of the quirky cruise line now scheduled for August 2020 By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva In a cautionary decision  Sir Richard Branson is postponing the launch of his eagerly-awaited Virgin Voyages until August 2020.  The unique and quite quirky cruise line's Scarlet Lady will have to wait for to make her [...]

11 03, 2020

Memories are made of this: a magical Hawaii cruise on Crystal Symphony

By |2020-03-05T19:49:16+00:00March 11th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Restaurants, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

A little nautical nostalgia By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Patti and Richard in their Penthouse home away from home I have a story to tell about a most memorable cruise on Crystal Symphony we took a few years ago. We sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii on Easter Sunday and returned to LA on Mother's [...]

10 03, 2020

The many of joys of cruising

By |2020-03-09T23:47:33+00:00March 10th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Ships are referred to the feminine and there's nothing like a dame By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva (this is an updated reprint) My husband Richard and I have taken cruises of all lengths. And will continue to do so as long as we can.   We've done a few carefree and glorious voyages of  28 days [...]

9 03, 2020

AmaWaterways striking new riverboat to cruise Egypt and the Nile in 2021

By |2020-03-09T18:00:57+00:00March 9th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

68-passenger luxury boat makes her bow is 25th ship of the fleet By Patti Pietschmann TravelDia What a way to cruise the Nile.  AmaWaterways is sending her spiffy new river boat, AmaDahlia to Egypt in 2021. Hopefully all will be better in the world by then. She's a spiffy-looking vessel with 38  luxurious 38 cabins [...]