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14 11, 2019

Trafalgar tours and riverboat cruises offering big Black Friday specials

By |2019-11-14T20:33:26+00:00November 14th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

The busiest online shopping days of the year are around the corner By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva   There are lots of deals to be had on tours, riverboat cruises and other travel options and Pavlus agents can steer you in the right direction. In the meantime here's a sneak peek of some of the [...]

7 11, 2019

New rewards rolling out for AmaWaterways river cruises

By |2019-11-05T18:42:14+00:00November 7th, 2019|Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Luxury river cruise operator offering enticing incentives to book now By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva If you’re thinking about taking a AmaWaterways river cruise in 2021 the luxury river cruise line is offering some enticing itineraries and rewards for early bookings. (Just contact a Pavlus Travel specialist).  You can also look forward to  new pre- [...]

4 11, 2019

Five Trafalgar Tours tips to ramp up multi-generational trips

By |2019-11-02T19:07:01+00:00November 4th, 2019|Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Traveling with moms, dads , grandparents and the kids is all the rage From an original Tralfalgar post edited by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva (photos from Trafalgar website) The Trafalgar Tours website is filled with so many informative articles.  One I recently read was about multi generational travel, or travelling with family members of all [...]

1 11, 2019

Costsaver offering irresistible 13-day tour of France

By |2019-10-29T18:25:29+00:00November 1st, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours|0 Comments

Visit historic sites, vineyards and gay Paree By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Imagine spending just 13-days touring France for a little over $150 a day. Having driven through France many times I can tell you it's a special adventure. I loved waking up to flaky croissants and sipping rich French coffee in the morning.  Then after [...]

27 10, 2019

Get your Viking on in 2021 exploring Scandinavia and more

By |2019-11-14T19:55:00+00:00October 27th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Follow the courses of the early Vikings By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva “Vikings were Scandinavians.  From the late 8th to late 11th centuries they raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across Europe,and westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Finland.” Contemporary Vikings Currently Viking is a premium cruise line with six ships. But come  2021  [...]

19 10, 2019

Join ‘The Party’ on Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient Express

By |2019-10-19T19:08:47+00:00October 19th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Iconic train roars into the 1920s By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Looking for something off ‘the beaten track”? How about a ride on Belmond’s iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A subsidiary of the world's leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton,  the 40-year-old Belmond ranks as a  pioneer of luxury travel. And now the company is offering [...]

13 10, 2019

Experience great cities of Europe in all their glory on a Costsaver jewels of Italy tour

By |2019-10-13T20:00:20+00:00October 13th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Experience all there is to see in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Verona and Venice By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Fabulous Firenze I love visiting Italy, partly because I am of Italian heritage.  But also because it’s such a warm and welcoming part of the Europe. And, you can’t beat the food. Or local wines [...]

10 10, 2019

Seven sensational photos that make you want to got to Ireland with Trafalgar Tours

By |2019-10-10T18:54:16+00:00October 10th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Dramatic coastlines, castles and luminous loughs By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva, photos courtesy of Trafalgar Tours If you've never visited Ireland, these pictures will make you want to. And Trafalgar Tours plus a Pavlus travel specialist can make it happen. See castles steeped in myth and legend, glass-like lochs (aka lakes or loughs) and amazing [...]

9 10, 2019

Need your fall foliage fix? take a Costsaver New England tour

By |2019-10-17T17:53:19+00:00October 9th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Leaf peeping with Costsaver tours By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva When you live in areas such as Los Angeles, as I do, you rarely get to see the changing leaves of fall. This is why many of us head off to cooler climes where we can get our fix of Mother Nature’s art work.   [...]

9 10, 2019

Trafalgar takes you on chocolate fantasy tour of the world

By |2019-10-09T21:30:25+00:00October 9th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours|0 Comments

A chocolate lover's guide to the best in the world This article was provided by Trafalgar, an award-winning travel brand that creates dream trips around the world.  One of which is a foray into its favorite chocolate regions. Just as travel is one of life’s greatest gifts so is chocolate. Trafalgar traces the delicious candy [...]

8 10, 2019

Regent raises the bar on Alaska cruises for 2020

By |2019-10-08T19:59:35+00:00October 8th, 2019|Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

First class air, raptors, mushers, sled Dogs, the Tlingit are a few highlights By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva   Having just returned from a glorious 12-night Alaska voyage on Regent Seven Seas Mariner I can’t imagine the experience getting any better. But Regent is upping its Alaska ante for 2020 an unprecedented collection of authentic [...]

7 10, 2019

Eight good reasons to book a Silversea cruise in 2021-2022

By |2019-10-07T16:41:27+00:00October 7th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

The chic cruise line creates a world of sea-going choices By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva   Butler service for all, fine food, exciting ports, gorgeous suites and laid-back elegance define Silversea, the cruise line that continually redefines luxury. If you have yet to  sample the fare  you might want to consider booking any of 197 [...]

4 10, 2019

Princess presents decorative totem pole to honor Ketchikan

By |2019-10-04T21:56:00+00:00October 4th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Totem represents token of appreciation for Alaska's 50 years of support By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva It's always nice to hear about companies giving back. And that's what Princess Cruises did recently. The Santa Clarita-based cruise line had a special totem pole carved out just for the city of Ketchikan. The totem pole is the [...]

2 10, 2019

Tauck adds two new ‘exotics’ adventures to 2020 tours

By |2019-10-02T17:44:44+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports|0 Comments

 Tauck providing seamless ways to explore Australia and New Zealand   By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Looking for some exotic experiences to put on your 2020 travel calendar? Who isn’t? Tauck has a few exciting options to consider. Next year the company’s “Exotics’ journey collection features a 15-day tour of South Austalia and a two [...]

28 09, 2019

Wine and dine on 67 AmaWaterways river cruises in 2020

By |2019-09-28T23:30:35+00:00September 28th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Vineyards and historic sights included By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Well this wine lover perked up when learning that luxury riverboat operator, AmaWaterways is offering more than a dozen wine cruises next year. The voyages showcase famed vineyards and historic sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Top North American wine experts, certified sommeliers, [...]

22 09, 2019

Regent rallies to provide passenger pleasures during unscheduled stop in Skagway

By |2019-09-22T23:34:56+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

New tours and bargain shopping take the edge off By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva with photos by Richard Pietschmann It's impressive how quickly Regent Seven Seas arranged tours and activities for an unscheduled stop in Skagway. The 350-suite, all-balcony, all suite Mariner, on a 12-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver  to Los Angeles, was schedule to [...]

17 09, 2019

Country music buffs really must check out this twangy Tauck tour

By |2019-09-17T23:08:12+00:00September 17th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Get your twang on at Tauck's Nashville Country Music Event September 2020 By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Fans of Tauck and country music will want to put this on your 2020 travel schedule. The popular tour-and-more operator is sponsoring a one-time "Tauck Nashville Country Music Event." The festival, which runs  from September 9 – 13,  [...]

16 09, 2019

Eight enchanting voyages scheduled for 2020 on Regent Seven Seas

By |2019-09-16T20:23:18+00:00September 16th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

 Luxury ship operator offering exclusive culturally-intense cruises by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Elite ship operator, Regent Seven Seas shines the spotlight on eight special culturally-intense voyages in 2020.  With titillating topics  on  wine, wars, journalism,  gardening, Broadway shows, genealogy and more. Wars of the world On May 4, 2020, Major 20th century conflicts is the [...]

8 09, 2019

Think a luxury cruise would bust your budget? Do the numbers

By |2019-09-08T21:33:19+00:00September 8th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Restaurants, Ships|0 Comments

It only costs a little more to get the very best by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva All-inclusive means caviar and Champagne plus more on Regent Seven Seas Mariner (Photo by Richard Pietschmann) Figuring out how much a cruise will wind up costing you in the end can be daunting.   You need to consider [...]

30 08, 2019

Viking vies to break Guinness World Record with World Cruise

By |2019-08-30T18:00:11+00:00August 30th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Passengers off on epic eight-month voyage By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva The Viking Star near the Grand Canal of Venice An epic event is about to happened. Viking® is attempting to break a Guinness World Record with a 245-day Ultimate World Cruise.  The eight-month voyage, which begins in London August 31 on the [...]