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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? [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2021

What makes Anguilla a “Beyond Extraordinary” escape (just look at these photos)

By |2021-08-20T19:25:28+00:00August 19th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|1 Comment

For A-List celebs it's the privacy plus posh but not stuffy vibe  By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva After hundreds of Caribbean cruises it’s pretty amazing I never set foot on Anguilla. But then because it’s just at tiny, 16-mile island  it's only accessible by small sailing craft. However, that might change in the near future, [...]

6 08, 2021

Oh what fun ferrying around New York City can be

By |2021-08-03T21:31:35+00:00August 6th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Sail to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva If you’re heading to New York and looking for some late summer fun, read this. No trip to the Big Apple is complete without a visit to the State of Liberty and Ellis Island. And Statue City Cruises  ferries make it [...]

1 08, 2021

Heavenly Hawaii hacks for honeymooners and other lovers

By |2021-08-02T17:39:23+00:00August 1st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Starting life together in Cupid's corner of the world The getaway car for a couple after a wedding at Mana Kai Maui photo by Richard Pietschmann By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The magical, mystical Hawaiian Islands welcome lovers with balmy breezes, swaying palms andt is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the [...]

14 07, 2021

Silversea presents 2024 A Sea Odyssey–a voyage of a lifetime

By |2021-07-14T21:25:16+00:00July 14th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Bookings now open at Pavlus Travel By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   Silversea says demand for longer voyages is behind the company’s extending it’s 132-day World Cruise 2024.  What’s more bookings are open as of today at Pavlus (800-528-9300). Don’t miss the boat. The odyssey visits 65 areas across 14 countries. It also include 40 [...]

12 07, 2021

Northern California celebrates Caviar Day in style

By |2021-07-08T18:00:24+00:00July 12th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Exclusive roe-tasting events in the Bay Area by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva I learned to love caviar on cruise ships way back when it was served at the gala farewell dinners. Then it became a ritual on Seabourn where passengers can feast on the tiny eggs anywhere and at any time. And, that my husband, [...]

21 06, 2021

Delta Airlines’ French connections

By |2021-06-21T18:56:55+00:00June 21st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Say Bon Jour to France with new flights from U.S. By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Now that France is open for tourism, Delta Airlines is adding more way for Americans to get there.  The carrier is offering twice daily flights from Atlanta to Paris. It is also running a daily flight from New York and [...]