Category Archives: Blog

Does Anyone Use a Travel Agent Anymore?

I copied this from a post I saw on Facebook.  Travel Agents are a valuable resource in planning your vacation.  Contact me today so I can help. BY RACHEL BELLE, KIRO Radio, Ron and Don Show Reporter | August 6, 2015 @ 2:21 pm I love to travel, but I have never used a travel agent. My parents don’t […]

Dominican Republic – It’s not the USA

When researching vacations to the Dominican Republic for my clients, one of my favorite tools is TripAdvisor.  You can see my post about that here.  I normally find great information on this site but  I’m dismayed by some of the negative resort reviews.

South Point, Las Vegas

At the last travel agent conference that I attended; a representative of the South Point Hotel Casino was there to tell us all that this hotel and casino had to offer.  My interest was greatly peaked as I have an ownership at the Tahiti Village and the South Point is not far from there.  For […]

Finding perfect Las Vegas Accommodations

I’ve recently researched and booked a new client on their first trip to Las Vegas.  Every client has their own lists of wants and desires and it is up to me, their travel agent, to tailor fit an itinerary the fits them to a tee.

Arriving in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, for me, is one of the most fun destinations I know.  My first visit was for my husband’s 40th birthday. We’d booked a great room at Treasure Island and my husband’s family from Arizona joined us as a surprise to him.

18 Travel Tips

Exploring new destinations is the reason millions of people travel each year. For families, travel allows parents to expose their children to experiences not shared at home in their normal routine. With all the benefits of travel, therre are stressors that can add hassles to the travel experience for just about anyone.  Don’t let those […]

Dominican Republic Resort Star Ratings

I’ve had the pleasure of staying in many resorts all around the Dominican Republic and this year I had the pleasure in staying at my first 5 star resort. 

Necessities for your All-Inclusive Resort Vacation

It’s easy to see why vacationers are drawn to all-inclusive resorts.  Most people go on vacation to relax and unwind, and having all of your meals, drinks and entertainment taken care of can be seen as downright convenient. 

AIRPORT CODE: PVD – TF GREEN AIRPORT

I have been in and out lots of airports in my time and my favorite happens to be my home airport.  Even though I live in Massachusetts, this airport in Rhode Island is closer and easier to get to than Logan Airport in Boston.  As a travel agent, it is also my first choice for […]

Consider an All-Inclusive Vacation

Is An All-Inclusive Vacation Package Right For You? The winter months typically bring visions of snow, bare trees, and ice to mind for those of us who live north of the Equator. However, winter can still have tropical breezes and sunny warm days.

Who takes care of your home and pets when you go away on vacation?

This has been an ongoing struggle for us every time we want to go away on vacation.  In the old days (that’s when we were raising our 4 children), the task was even more difficult. 

The Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

So, you’re planning a trip and want it to all fall into place perfectly, right? So, what are your options you might ask? On the one hand, you can easily book a trip through one of the many OTA’s (Online Travel Agency) like Orbitz or Travelocity. Or you can go the “Old School” route and […]

3 Ways Travel Agents Save You Money

Many an article has been written about why you’d use a travel agent.  They usually cite saving you time, the expertise they bring to the table, and knowing you have an advocate if anything goes wrong as the most enticing reasons to use an agent. Really?  I agree whole-heartedly but let’s be honest here, that’s […]

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

My annual vacation of 2013 was spent at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.  I chose this resort because I had  clients going there for a wedding in May the following year.  As their travel agent, I thought it best to check the place out so that I would be qualified to answer any questions that […]