Viñales, Cuba: Mountains, Caves, and Cigars

The beautiful Viñales Valley, Cuba.

After disembarking the Norwegian Sky, we made our way through customs, to the currency exchange and out into the middle of Havana. But the beautiful squares and old cars that transport you to a bygone era would have to wait. We were heading out of town to Viñales, a . . . → Read More: Viñales, Cuba: Mountains, Caves, and Cigars

Norwegian Sky: Miami to Havana

Norwegian Sky leaving the Port of Miami

Last year, my travel agency had a contest, and whoever booked the most Norwegian cruises within a particular time frame won a cruise to Cuba (and I won!) I am not one to turn down a free cruise, so off we went, on the four-night Norwegian Sky . . . → Read More: Norwegian Sky: Miami to Havana

Delta One: Worth the Cost?

Delta One: Those are comfortable seats.

“Which is the best airline?” or “Is [Insert Airline Name] the worst? I’ve heard bad things…” These are common questions from my clients, particularly when planning vacations that include long-haul flights. The truth is that on any given day, on any given flight, you can have a great . . . → Read More: Delta One: Worth the Cost?

Bruges, Belgium: I’ve Gone To Chocolate Heaven

Bruges: Breakfast of Champions.

“I’ll just pick up a few chocolates as gifts for my friends,” I thought, in advance of our day-with-no-plans in Bruges. As we wandered the quaint, canal-lined streets of Bruges, we meandered into shop after shop after shop, all filled with beautiful, delicious looking, chocolate masterpieces.

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Where to Travel Next? As Seen On Inside South Florida

In case you missed it, I was recently featured on Inside South Florida, on The CW. I sat down with Dave Aizer to talk about all things travel. From family trips to great getaways, I can help you plan the adventure of a lifetime.

One Rainy Day In County Cork, Ireland (and Kinsale)

Kinsale, Ireland.

Cobh, the port of call for Cork, Ireland, may be best known as the last port call on the Titanic. Oh, and it is pronounced like “cove,” in case you were wondering. Our guide and driver were waiting for us as we exited the ship, and within moments our intrepid group set . . . → Read More: One Rainy Day In County Cork, Ireland (and Kinsale)

Dublin, Ireland: Old Books, New Whiskey

Dublin, Ireland: The library at Trinity College.

I would have liked to spend a couple of days in Dublin, Ireland. The city has a wonderful energy, is easy to navigate, and the people are extremely friendly. Our first order of business, after leaving the Celebrity Silhouette, was to had straight to Trinity College to . . . → Read More: Dublin, Ireland: Old Books, New Whiskey

Belfast, Northern Ireland: Fish and Chips and a History of Conflict

Belfast, Northern Ireland: The Antrim Coast is gorgeous.

As I talked about our cruise itinerary, perhaps my least anticipated port was Belfast. In advance of our cruise, I hired a guide with the expectation that we would see some of the coastline, and a couple of murals.

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Liverpool, and a Jaunt to Northern Wales

A jaunt to Northern Wales: Conwy Castle

While in Liverpool, people tend to do some sort of Beatles-related tour. Alas, I don’t really like the Beatles. Mind you, I don’t not like them, but I am ambivalent, and don’t want to spend my whole day seeing places that inspired them. I would rather see . . . → Read More: Liverpool, and a Jaunt to Northern Wales

Inverness, Scotland: Castles and Whisky

Inverness, Scotland: Celebrity Silhouette

Boarding the Celebrity Silhouette in Amsterdam was a bit hectic. But once we dropped luggage and waited in a short check-in line, we made our way through security, customs, and onto the ship. Being pushed and shoved through the Van Gogh museum that morning was unpleasant, to say the least. . . . → Read More: Inverness, Scotland: Castles and Whisky

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