French Gardens, Chateaus and Paris: June 7-18, 2019
Jan 25, 2019  By support 

General info: 12 days, 3 home bases, 10 gardens + a garden festival. All breakfasts included, plus 3 lunches and 3 dinners. Cost includes flights from Seattle to Paris and Paris to Seattle, hotels, private coach, trip escort, entrance to gardens and other attractions.   Flight info:  June 7 –  Delta 34  Seattle to Paris  1:21 pm;  […]

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Sniff – Swirl – Sip and Enjoy
Aug 02, 2018  By support 

I was approached by a lovely lady well over 30 years ago who asked me to plan a trip to France taking in some of the various wine regions in that country. My ignorance was such that I had NO idea just how many wonderful regions in France grow fabulous wine, nor did I know […]

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Ocean vs. River cruising: Which one is right for you?
Jul 04, 2018  By support 

  When it comes to taking a cruise on a river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports. But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you might find that […]

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Pacific NW Coastal Wine Cruise & Baja – JUST ADD WATER
May 30, 2018  By support 

Pacific NW Coastal Wine Cruise & Baja – JUST ADD WATER John Allen – Vino A Wine Shop September 19-29, 2018 Scenic shorelines, noteworthy wineries, fascinating cities, tantalizing cuisine, iconic experiences and unpack just twice!! Join us on this 11day, 10 night package which includes 7 nights sailing and 3 nights at a fabulous hotel […]

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Unique Gifts For Travel Lovers
May 23, 2018  By support 

Stumped about what to get the traveler in your life? Try these ideas! When it comes time to buy a travel-loving friend a gift, it’s easy to feel stuck on what to get. Journals are great — but not all travelers are journalers, and those that are often have at least a few blank ones […]

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Traveler’s Guide to Coffee Around the World
Mar 21, 2018  By support 

Your Cup Of Joe Around The World Traveler’s Guide to Coffee Around the World Travelling can be exhausting. Whether it’s an early train ride to the next city or the third full day of touring the Louvre, sometimes even non-coffee drinkers need a pick-me up in the form of that caffeinated nectar of the gods. […]

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Wine is an Individual Adventure for Your Palette
Feb 07, 2018  By support 

I was approached by a lovely lady well over 30 years ago who asked me to plan a trip to France taking in some of the various wine regions in that country. My ignorance was such that I had NO idea just how many wonderful regions in France grow fabulous wine, nor did I know […]

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It’s Not Always the Destination – But the Journey
Jan 17, 2018  By support 

I have been in the travel industry for 40+ years and some things remain the same while others are always evolving.  That is what makes each day fun and exciting around here.  Travelers seem to be increasingly motivated to take bucket-list trips for all kinds of reasons.  Personal enrichment, celebrating a milestone, the search for […]

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We Travel Not to Escape our Lives, but to Find Ourselves
Jan 10, 2018  By support 

Looking back over the year 2017, I am slightly overwhelmed by the changes, challenges and cherished memories that this year has held. I have wanted an opportunity to thank you-my wonderful travel clients, not only for your continued business but also for your patience and understanding during a time of great sadness and loss of […]

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Transformational Travel—Trips That Change People’s Lives
Feb 22, 2017  By support 

There’s something appealing about visiting a place that has been virtually off-limits to Americans for more than half a century and this is why we are seeing a remarkable hike in demand for travel to Cuba despite the continued U.S. government restrictions limiting approved travel to the island nation via 12 authorized categories.  We find […]

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