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25 10, 2021

Last minute Halloween hacks for ghost seekers and leaf peepers

By |2021-10-25T17:46:16+00:00October 25th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

There's still time to plan fall forays By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Halloween is less than a week away.  How are you celebrating the Day of the Dead? Maybe some simple leaf peeping plus visits to spooky spots? Read on. Did  you know that leaf peeping tours are now the hottest travel ticket in town? [...]

23 10, 2021

Singapore Airlines adding ‘mile high’ Golden Door Spa experiences

By |2021-10-23T17:51:15+00:00October 23rd, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|0 Comments

Now that's the way to spend 19-hours in the air By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The serene, Japanese-style Golden Door photo by Richard Pietschmann The Golden Door, in Escondido, California, is just about the best spa in the world.  I know. I’ve been going there to unwind, shape up and de-stress for several [...]

18 10, 2021

Thailand lifts quarantine for vaccinated visitors

By |2021-10-18T20:53:16+00:00October 18th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

But  for now only from low risk countries By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva So many of my traveling friends are anxious to visit or revisit Thailand. But alas Covid19 restrictions made it difficult. But as of Nov. 1,2021 the nation is opening its door to vaccinated visitors from “low risk” countries. These include the U.S, [...]

17 10, 2021

The Haunted houses, ghosts and ghouls of Ireland “Halloween haven”

By |2021-10-17T21:51:14+00:00October 17th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|1 Comment

Spooky stuff on the Emerald Island By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Haunted houses, cursed castles and lots of spooky spaces permeate across the island of Ireland. Each has tale to tell. They lure lovers of the supernatural anxious to glimpse a ghost or feel the chill of a spirit’s breath. Haunted houses Loftus Hall in [...]

14 10, 2021

New Honolulu airport concourse is a breeze to navigate

By |2021-10-16T17:20:22+00:00October 14th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|0 Comments

The newly-designed terminal has a lot of wow factors By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Wow!  After a major re-design, it's now a breeze going through  Terminal 1 at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye Airport. It is also an eye and passenger-pleasing experience.  Which is exactly  the intentions of the KYA Design Group. According to Carol Torigoe, [...]

11 10, 2021

Chilling out at the charming millennial-centric Hotel Ynez

By |2021-10-12T19:20:31+00:00October 11th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Stuff|2 Comments

 A special little getaway to California's Central Coast By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva with photos by Richard Pietschmann The urge to get away after a long hiatus won.  And off we went to the charming Hotel Ynez in California's Central Coast's answer to the Napa Valley. A bucolic area hosting vineyards, horses, sprawling ranch homes [...]

4 10, 2021

When in Rome get your yoga on

By |2021-10-03T22:40:16+00:00October 4th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|1 Comment

Sofitel offering 90-minute sessions in picturesque locations  By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Imagine doing yoga poses in Rome overlooking breathtaking views of the Eternal City.  Think of it as a Roman holiday with healthy benefits. And it's happening at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese . The posh hotel is offering  private 90 minute Hatha yoga [...]

25 09, 2021

NoMo: a surefire way to keep mosquitos at bay when traveling

By |2021-09-26T19:19:48+00:00September 25th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

This miracle spray keeps the bites away By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva         Yes mosquitos can play havoc on your body when cruising in the tropics. Especially in the mighty Amazon. While we had no problem with the pesky insects on the ship, they were circling around us on shore.  Fortunately we [...]

22 09, 2021

Leaf peeper fall foliage forays

By |2021-09-20T17:15:09+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|12 Comments

Mother Nature's annual turning of the leaves is a sight to behold By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Today is officially the first day of fall.  Mother Nature is getting ready to work colorful magic on the falling leaves. I live in Los Angeles where fall does a different take.  Leaves pretty much stay the same.  [...]

17 09, 2021

Kokomo–a Private Fijian fantasy island resort

By |2021-09-17T18:01:05+00:00September 17th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

A little oasis all-inclusive resort flush with ultimate pleasures by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Fiji  hosts some of the best  luxury resorts in the world on 133 of its tropical islands.  They are the creme-de-la-creme of all-inclusive resorts where fantasy becomes reality. Each offer  breathtakingly beautiful grounds, adjacent to crystal clear waters and white sand [...]