18 10, 2019

Looking for life-changing experiences try forest bathing in magical Mendocino

By |2019-10-18T16:40:25+00:00October 18th, 2019|Destinations, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communing with nature in a Zen-like way By Patti Pietschmann In Japan Shinrin-Yoku refers to a preventative-medicine healthcare ritual. Here we call it forest bathing and it's fast becoming a buzz word among people seeking solace from trying times. I decided take a departure from tours and cruises and focus on outside the box experiences.  [...]

9 08, 2019

Regent Seven Seas sets sales record for World Cruise

By |2019-08-09T18:16:46+00:00August 9th, 2019|Dining, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

RSSC 120-night Pacific Rim odyssey a near sell out on first day of sales By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Balcony on Mariner photo by Richard Pietschmann Regent Seven Seas , one of the savviest cruise marketers in the industry was founded in 1992. In 2008  Frank J. Del Rio and Bob Binder, founders [...]

9 07, 2019

Silversea opens bookings for ground-breaking Silver Origin

By |2019-07-09T19:15:32+00:00July 9th, 2019|Land Tours, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Gallivanting the Galapagos on a most exciting expedition ship Ahoy mates! It’s happening. Sales are opening on July 16 for Silversea’s Silver Origin-- one of the most amazing ships ever built to explore the Galapagos Islands. And a Pavlus Travel specialist is ready to get you onboard. The all-suite, 100-passenger [...]

3 07, 2019

Mingle with Silversea execs on special cruise

By |2019-07-09T03:07:31+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Now here’s an opportunity to mingle with two key Silversea Cruises executives. Peter Shanks (pictured left below) and Mark Conroy will be on board a special sailing of the reimagined  Silver Shadow on December 10, 2019.   Mark Conroy is managing director of The Americas for Silversea, and Peter Shanks, [...]

1 07, 2019

Why we love long cruises

By |2019-06-30T21:39:03+00:00July 1st, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|2 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Always book a suite on long cruises. On Silversea they all have butlers who really do cater to your every whim. My husband Richard and I have taken cruises of all lengths. Even over night ones (special for journalists). The most carefree and glorious were 28 days long [...]

27 06, 2019

RSSC Splendor to offer 65 tours during debut (many free)

By |2019-07-06T21:42:19+00:00June 27th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva The eagerly-awaited debut of the knock-down gorgeous, 750-passenger Regent Seven Seas Cruises Splendor happens in less than a year. The ship is simply dazzling with tons of marble and elegant appointments. She also houses 14  astonishing suite categories. The cream of the crop is the lavish 4,443 square-foot Regent Suites.  Designed [...]

5 06, 2019

Oceania Cruises revamps Riviera with stylish new look

By |2019-06-06T18:34:36+00:00June 5th, 2019|Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stunning new designs and decor By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva  Oceania Riviera sports a glamorous new look after her stint in dry dock.  It's all part of the brands OceanNEXT program—a continuance of fleet-wide enhancements which includes the Marina in 2020. “This is not just a refurbishment but a way to  elevate guest experiences by the [...]

4 06, 2019

Breaking news: President Trump puts halt on travel to Cuba (updated June 5)

By |2019-06-05T18:38:52+00:00June 4th, 2019|Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|1 Comment

New rule sending shock waves through travel industry By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva The Trump administration just stripped  Americans of rights  to travel by ship, tour or private vessels to Cuba. Not the news people who planned to visit the island by ship or tour want to hear.  And definitely not what cruise lines bargained [...]

2 06, 2019

Silversea Silver Spirit stretched and flexed to perfection

By |2019-06-02T18:39:48+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Silver Spirit's face lift proves welcoming change for most By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Frankly we didn't see anything wrong with Silversea's Silver Spirit the first two times we sailed on it. But her owners apparently did. So they decided to not only upgrade her pretty self but give it a big stretch.  So far [...]

31 05, 2019

Yes, There are great travel bargains for single travelers

By |2019-06-01T20:52:42+00:00May 31st, 2019|Riverboat Cruises, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable fares  for single seafarers are just a click away So many people who prefer to go solo are concerned about paying those sometimes inflated single supplements. But there are some cruise lines that do make it more affordable to go it alone. Some of the best bargains for single seafarers can  found by clicking [...]

10 04, 2019

Food is a many ‘splendored’ thing on Regent Seven Seas

By |2019-04-10T23:54:26+00:00April 10th, 2019|Dining, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

RSSC Splendor to debut with creative cuisine By Patti Pietchmann Pavlus BlogMaster Courtesy RSSC The food already tops the culinary charts on any Regent Seven Seas ship. But when the Spendor debuts next year it will tip the culinary scales. The luxury cruise line will be dishing out even more mouth watering creative cuisine. Seven [...]

9 03, 2019

It’s always happy hour at Martin’s Cheers-like bar on Seabourn Quest

By |2019-03-12T16:35:44+00:00March 9th, 2019|Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Seabourn Quest courtesy of Seabourn Cruises  Isn't she lovely Part 2 of Amazon Cruise memories By Patti Pietschmann Pavlus Blog Master/writer with photo by Richard Pietschmann Say Cheers Bellying up to the bar was a preprandial pleasure for a coterie of passengers on our  Seabourn Quest  15-day Caribbean/Amazon cruise from Fort Lauderdale to [...]

8 03, 2019

First-time Cruise Tips from Pavlus Travel

By |2019-03-08T15:38:33+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Going on your first cruise is an exciting time. There’s so much to look forward to: making new acquaintances and gaining new friends, fun activities you can do with your traveling companions, and luxurious vacations to different destinations. The best part is finally getting that much-needed R&R! Pavlus Travel offers discount cruises for trips around the [...]

8 03, 2019

Seabourn Cruises Provide Luxury on Small Ships

By |2019-03-08T15:37:13+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ocean cruises are the vacation ideal for many people. The average ocean cruise is on board an enormous boat that holds thousands of vacationers. Amenities are enjoyable, but not high end. For the more discriminating cruise ship passenger, there are [Seabourn Cruises], which are on smaller boats that accommodate between 200 and 600 passengers, and [...]

8 03, 2019

Pavlus Travel Has the Travel Vacation for You at the Best Price

By |2019-03-08T15:34:19+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the economy improves and more people have jobs and discretionary income, many are looking toward travel vacations. Because they still need to mind their budgets, these travelers are looking for affordable tours and discount cruises. People in the know select [Pavlus Travel] because of the wide range of cruise deals and budget tours available. [...]

8 03, 2019

Best Spring Travel

By |2019-03-08T15:30:09+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring. A time of resurrection and rejuvenation. And if you are anything like me, the first bug you encounter on these deliciously bright and sunshiny days is the travel bug. Here are a few of the top places for spring travel. New York & Washington DC Many will tell you spring is the best time [...]

7 03, 2019

Only 19% Think Travel Agents Provide Lowest Prices On Cruises.

By |2019-03-08T15:29:02+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A recent survey by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) determined that only 19% of cruise passengers thought travel agents provided the lowest prices for their cruise. One can understand those results with so many travel agents now adding service fees and handling charges to retail cruise line prices. At Pavlus Travel we take advantage of [...]

7 03, 2019

Cosmos Tours Europe: Side Trips to Oktoberfest

By |2019-03-08T15:29:09+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Explore Germany’s Major Cities with Cosmos Tours If you’re planning a trip to Germany for this year’s Oktoberfest, there are plenty of sights and attractions that warrant an early or extended visit to this world-class destination. With Cosmos Tours preparing your European adventure, you can afford to treat your loved one without breaking the bank. [...]