How Do Travel Agents Get Paid?

It’s the number one question I am asked…oddly enough, not by clients, but by people who are interested in becoming a travel professional.   A topic I’ve discussed via Facebook Live but feel it’s worthy of a blog post, so here we go! There are two main sources of income for a travel advisor – commission … Read more

Viking River Cruise: Budapest – Nuremberg (Romantic Danube)

First trip together without our kids – check! If you’ve read my other blog posts then you know I’m terrible at writing day-by-day re-caps, so you get a larger view of +/-‘s instead. Enjoy =) (Vienna Christmas Market) I have been offered the opportunity to sail with Viking Cruise Line on a FAM (a.k.a. familiarization trip) for … Read more

Why Private Tours are Worth the Money!

I know most of us (or at least a majority of us) are on a budget when traveling. Before we go, we are sticking to a number that we need our airfare, transportation cost, hotel costs all to fit within. Then we start adding in tours and the immediate reaction is to keep the cost … Read more

My Favorite Instagram Accounts

I love “IG” more than I love Facebook – I like the lack of words, which is pretty funny for a “talker”. But isn’t the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The more I think about it the more I am sure it’s because of my hashtag obsession. It gives me a sense … Read more

Honeymoon Planning Series #3 – Narrowing Your Decision Down

What I run into a lot when helping honeymooners (or anniversary or just general vacation planners) is that once we’ve discussed budget, destination, and it’s time to pick the hotel(s), touring, transportation arrangements, etc suddenly it’s like we’re back at square one. OVERWHELMED. Source Sometimes this is where I take a step back, depending on … Read more

Honeymoon Planning Series – #2 Destination

On to step number two!  Narrowing down the destination! Some couples instantly know where they want to honeymoon …perfect, skip this! (source) Others know something more general like “We prefer a relaxing beach vacation!” or “We really wanna explore Italy!” oorrr “We must snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!”, you get the idea. It’s okay if … Read more

Favorite Resorts

I’m highlighting two resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico we sell time and time again because of their consistently great reviews.  No, these are not five star properties. I wanted to showcase all-inclusive resorts when you’re traveling on a tighter budget. You are lucky I love you so much because this is typically something I … Read more

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