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The Joy of Travel

When wanderlust strikes

Jan 27, 2016 / 11:48 am

Wanderlust, a true autological word, refers to that irrepressible desire to explore, to discover and immerse oneself in foreign lands, cultures and new...

Hollywood lost

Jan 20, 2016 / 4:25 pm

Well, its official. I think I may be getting old . . . I caught myself starting a sentence the other day with ‘I remember when’. We were talking...

Dem bad weather blues

Jan 6, 2016 / 2:36 pm

Where do you stand if your flight is cancelled by the airline? Well, it depends on the cause. If it’s the airline’s fault, such as a mechanical...

Connection do's and don'ts

Dec 16, 2015 / 6:00 am

Hmm, 45 minute connection between my flight to Vancouver and Frankfurt? Seems tight! Well, truth be told, that is what we in the travel biz call a...

Fiji, a Pacific gem

Dec 9, 2015 / 6:00 am

Thought by some as the ‘poor cousin to Tahiti, the Fijian Islands offer so much more in the way of activities, choices in accommodations, and true South...

Last-minute travel

Dec 2, 2015 / 6:00 am

I had a call recently. It went sort of like this. “Hi, I want to find a really good last-minute deal to somewhere warm. It has to leave either Saturday...

European Christmas markets

Nov 25, 2015 / 6:00 am

European Christmas markets Are you a Christmas junkie? Can’t get enough of gingerbread spice, mistletoe kisses, and an overwhelming sense of good cheer?...

Disney Christmas magic

Nov 18, 2015 / 6:00 am

Although it was a grey, dreary weekend in the valley, the powder-sugared hills signalled the imminent arrival of the holiday season. My eight year old...

Travelling with Joy - The End

Nov 11, 2015 / 6:00 am

I had to make my own coffee this morning. No one asked me what I wanted for breakfast, and my bed sure as heck didn’t make itself. Yep, I’m home...

Travelling with Joy pt 2

Nov 4, 2015 / 6:00 am

Ahh, it’s so difficult to describe the utter languid feeling of complete relaxation and confidence that comes with letting go and having someone else deal...

Travelling with Joy

Oct 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

Come along with me - I’m going to keep you updated on my journey on the Tauck Inspire river cruise from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam. Checked in with...

Consultant vs agent

Oct 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

There is still some confusion out there as to how a travel advisor makes his/her income. This week, I had a potential client call to arrange for an appointment....

Travel nightmare

Oct 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

Last weekend, the Star Princess limped into Vancouver port after a 14 day cruise from Hawaii with a truly unwelcome guest aboard: norovirus. A highly...

Be a hero

Oct 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

Are you looking for a family holiday that offers something beyond the all-inclusive indulgence of a mass-marketed resort experience? Something that will bridge...

Gorillas galore

Sep 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

This week’s column was written by my colleague Gonza Ochiel. Gonza writes a blog about African safaris, specifically Tanzania however he is well versed in...

Off the beaten path

Sep 23, 2015 / 5:00 am

For those of you looking for something “off the beaten path”, these three countries offer true, back to basic opportunities to do some wonderful...

Kenya vs Tanzania

Sep 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

Truly a difficult decision as they both offer excellent opportunities for game viewing, cultural exchange and budget to luxury accommodations. Ideally I’d...

Africa - where to start?

Sep 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

Talk to 90% of the population and Africa is in the top three for the Travel Bucket List. It’s a destination evocative of mystery, adventure...

Crystal Yacht Esprit

Aug 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

Crystal Yacht Cruises, the most recent intimate travel experience from the world’s most awarded cruise line, is charting new waters with the maiden voyage...

Car rental tips

Aug 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

Renting a car is something most of us take for granted and enjoy as part of a vacation which enables spontaneity and variety while exploring. However, be sure...

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