Experience Italy’s Finest Food & Wine

Have you been to Italy and seen the three major cities like Rome, Florence and Venice? Perhaps you’ve ventured to the Amalfi Coast and some smaller towns in Tuscany or taken a few days in Milan and Lake Como. There is so much more to see and do in Italy. It remains the #1 destination […]

Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks

On Collette’s Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks tour, discover a world of pastoral splendor, where the history of the Belle Époque is preserved in awe-inspiring architecture, all set to the grand backdrop of the Alps. You won’t be one of the crowd on an Explorations tour; you’ll be an integral part of a cultural […]

Cruise Alaska

Windstar Cruises’ unique sailings to Alaska are getting high grades from travel experts Windstar’s soft-expedition-style cruising gets guests onto the water right from their small cruise ship, up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife and pristine natural habitats. Their recently “Stretched” 312-passenger all-suite Star Breeze is will be sailing in Alaska May-Aug 2020.  This ship […]

Culinary and Castles of Ireland

Are you dreaming of a luxurious adventure that tantalizes the taste buds yet soothes the soul? Look no further than the 8-Night Culinary and Castles of Ireland package! This Ireland tour features a trifecta of treasured 4-star properties, complete with local gourmet experiences. After arriving in Dublin, you will collect an automatic rental car (with […]

Wellness Travel

From an early age, Rosemary Mondo had strong ties to her Italian heritage. First generation Americans, Rosemary and her brothers grew up with the strong influence of their parents’ Sicilian roots. Traveling frequently from their home in Syracuse to Italy, Rosemary didn’t consider herself Italian-American, but an Italian growing up in America. Now, Rosemary shares […]

Windstar Cruise Extends a Hand

Cash Donations Raised by Onboard Art Auction with Artist Marc Lipp. BARBUDA, THE CARIBBEAN FEBRUARY 26, 2019 In September 2017 the tiny island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5 storm. Two weeks later it was hit again by Hurricane Jose. More than 90 percent of the island was destroyed. Of […]

10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

There’s more likely 10,000 reasons to visit New Zealand, but I was only here for 10 days. Chances are you’ve met a kiwi or two and you’ve probably seen Lord of the Rings—the country’s friendly population and breathtaking natural beauty is reason enough to visit. But if you still need convincing, here are a few […]

Top 10 Reasons to take an Italy Wellness Vacation

Wellness is not just about spas.  Even though, the presences of a spa is essential when picking out a resort, hotel or retreat, but spending time walking in the woods or soaking up the rays and warm breezes off the Mediterranean sea may be the most healthy thing you can do for yourself.  A wellness […]

Multi-Generational Family Vacation

There’s a trend sweeping the nation, one that you might not even expect; multi-generational vacations. Today, more and more families want to travel not only with their immediate family, but with their grandparents, children, and their children’s children. Multi-generational vacations are special because it gives families the opportunity to get closer, and view a country […]

Bill Bryson: Travel Writer

While I was traveling down under in 2003, a fellow traveler recommended I read Down Under by Bill Bryson.  After two months in Australia traveling up the East Coast and around the Outback, I bought the book.  Once I completed my travels in New Zealand, I took a nice long week in Bora Bora and […]