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14 10, 2020

What we all need now is a peaceful trip to magical Mendocino

By |2020-10-14T21:11:13+00:00October 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Land Tours, Restaurants, Stuff|0 Comments

Whales, car safaris, spas, restaurants, wineries, parks and coastline await By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Most Americans are hitting the local roads this fall. They're seeking safe havens in which to de-stress. RV rentals are soaring.  And families are piling into them en-route to  much-needed vacations. We've come to grips with the ban on foreign [...]

2 10, 2020

There’s sunshine and spice and everything nice on the recently reopened island of Granada

By |2020-10-02T21:39:24+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Stuff|0 Comments

Another Caribbean island reopens its doors to American visitors By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The lovely, little spice island of Granada is accepting American visitors after a long closure. What’s more Grenada is one of 31 countries allowing New Yorkers to visit.  However there are still restrictions.  You will need to present a negative PCR [...]

1 10, 2020

Luxurious Carlisle Bay Resort reopens as Antigua reboots tourism

By |2020-10-01T16:20:40+00:00October 1st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Stuff|2 Comments

'Caribbean island one of first to welcome back visitors  By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Silversea Silver Shadow and Celebrity Summit in Antigua Caribbean islands are slowly reopening.  Antigua, part of  a dual nation, with Barbuda is among the first to welcome back visitors. A popular cruise port, the tiny 108 mile island is [...]

23 09, 2020

Fall travel blossoms in our own backyard with Costsaver special leaf peeper excursions

By |2020-09-23T23:18:15+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Mother Nature's annual turning of the leaves is a sight to behold By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Although Americans are facing obstacles about traveling abroad,  there are plenty of options in the US of A. And one of them is tiptoeing through fabulous fall foliage aka "leaf peeping." And it's just around the corner. There [...]

14 09, 2020

Holland America announces optimistic outlook for Europe 2021 cruises

By |2020-09-13T23:47:52+00:00September 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Five ships scheduled to cross he pond By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva If all goes well,  beginning 2021, Holland America will be sending five ships to  explore Europe—from Greenland to Greece and Iceland  Israel. Leading the way is Rotterdam which debuts during the height of the summer Europe season. Joining her are Statendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam. This puts [...]

7 09, 2020

Satisfy wanderlust with a visit to San Francisco and tour of Northern California

By |2020-09-07T20:46:22+00:00September 7th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|2 Comments

Combine a 9-day Globus tour with a few nifty nights at the new Four Seasons By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva with a special video of Tony Bennett singing "I left My Heart in San Francisco" Ready to consider getting out of dodge?  How about a trip to the City by the Bay and environs?  San [...]

26 08, 2020

On the waterfront at Marlon Brando’s ‘Stella’ Tahitian island resort

By |2020-08-25T20:51:52+00:00August 26th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

The superstar left a lavish 'bounty' for tourists By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The stars have been guiding explorers to French Polynesia for millennia. The first to follow them were Southeast Asians about 4,000 years ago. They got there in outrigger canoes loaded with coconuts, bananas, breadfruit, chickens and pigs. Many Tahiti moons later  a [...]

29 07, 2020

Windstar presents ‘everything under the midnight sun’ in 2021 cruises

By |2020-07-29T17:52:41+00:00July 29th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ships|0 Comments

Book now for big savings at Pavlus.com By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Hungry for a cruise? Aren't we all.  Well, you can satisfy your wonder lust appetite with some tasty   Windstar cruises in Northern Europe that sail under the midnight sun to storied fjords. Fantasy in the British Isles The beautiful British Isles  will take [...]

13 07, 2020

Antarctica through the eyes of Pico Iyer

By |2020-06-30T23:26:13+00:00July 13th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports|1 Comment

Top travel scribe sails to top of the world for first time and loves it Patti Pietschmann edited this Q&A with Pico from a Silversea release Prior to the coronavirus cruise pause Antarctica voyages were one of the hottest tickets around. Especially with veteran seafarers who have been there done that.  The region continues to [...]

28 06, 2020

A relaxing vacation is just what the doctor ordered and Pavlus can fill your prescription

By |2020-06-28T19:50:32+00:00June 28th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dreaming of a luxurious getaway at affordable prices? You're at the right place By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva We could all use some spa time about now and Regent Seas has you covered (Photo courtesy Regent Seven Seas) While we're still in the doom and gloom of the coronavirus nothing can brighten your [...]