The Joy of Travel

Choosing a River Cruise: Part 2

Apr 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

To view Part 1 on Choosing the Right River Cruise, click here. As promised, this week’s synopsis is a comparison between Scenic River Cruises and Viking...

Choosing the right River Cruise

Apr 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

'Tis the season of the European River Cruise! It seems that word has got out that you do have to book your European river cruises well in advance to secure...

Staying healthy while travelling

Mar 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

There’s nothing worse than getting ill when you’re far from the comforts of home and family. With a little advance planning and common sense, most...

Will a travel agent cost me money?

Mar 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

One thing my clients like most about me is that I tell the truth. So in answer to the aforementioned question - the answer is YES! To further qualify...the real...

Ixtapa revisited

Mar 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

The last time I was in Ixtapa was with my then 20 month old daughter and her father. That same daughter is turning 29 next week! As you can imagine there have...

Tropical bliss

Mar 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Everyone dreams of visiting a South Pacific Island one day. There’s the famous ones like Tahiti or Fiji but today I’d like to focus on one...

Budapest: the jewel of the Danube

Feb 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Classy, sophisticated, reserved – think Grace Kelly or Catherine Deneuve. Aside from the dismal, dreary ride past the ugly Communist-era tenement housing...

Innovation in river cruising

Feb 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Europe’s newest fleet in river cruising is Emerald Waterways. A division of the highly successful Scenic Tours Group, these innovative and stylistic ships...

Machu Picchu - comfort & thrills!

Feb 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

I believe that all seasoned travellers have their own personal “Bucket List” and Machu Picchu was definitely on mine! In May 2008 a friend and I...

Sevilla – gateway to Andalucia

Feb 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Seville or Sevilla as it’s called by the locals, is the largest city located in the southern province of Andalusia in Spain. A city that revels in its...

What's in your wallet?

Jan 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’m sure you all remember the chaos created by the record-breaking weather conditions in the Eastern provinces and States this past holiday season. The...

The "realities" of destination weddings

Jan 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Destination weddings are quickly becoming a popular trend for both first and second time nuptials. Couples are attracted to the cost effective aspect and what...

The guilt free holiday

Jan 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

I try to make a practice of touching base with all my clients once they’ve returned from their vacations. Once we finish talking about the accommodations...

The "heart" of Laos

Jan 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

In February 2012 I was fortunate to take an extended trip to South East Asia. During my sojourn I travelled through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. One of my...

Amazing Azamara!

Dec 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

The “new kid on the block” when it comes to all-inclusive small ship cruising, Azamara Club Cruises is a force worth reckoning with! Created as the...

Travelling with kids over the holidays

Dec 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

You’ve settled into your seat, stowed away your hand luggage and readied your reading material. Glancing around you notice there are a couple of empty...

What's the buzz about river cruising?

Nov 13, 2013 / 5:00 am

It seems you can’t turn on the television without seeing a commercial; open a newspaper or magazine without seeing an ad; or have a conversation with...