Our customized tour of Ireland exceeded everyone’s expectations. We loved the cities, history, culture, natural beauty and especially the wonderful food, people and music. Staying in boutique hotels and our last night in the castle, who could ask for more!
Our trip to Portugal and the Azores will be remembered for a long time to come. We traveled from Porto in the north, to the Algarve region in the south, with several stops along the way. The Portuguese wines were delicious, and the cities on our tour – including Douro, Aveiro, Fatima, Nazare, Obidos, Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and Algarve – each had a unique flavor and ambiance. We learned history as well as a bit of the language, and interacted with wonderful people all along the way. The Azores extension was magnificent. São Miguel can be accurately compared to Hawaii for its beauty. Our hotel was truly deluxe and the sightseeing was stellar.
We spent nine magical days exploring the National Parks throughout Utah and Arizona. Each park was very different, but equally special. We saw petrified sand dunes, vibrant pine forests, sunset red deserts, dramatic mountain cliffs, monuments and rivers. Some of our favorite activities included Zions Emerald Pools, horseback riding through the Bryce Canyon Hoodoos, our boat ride on Lake Powell, and of course the inspiring Grand Canyon. All i can say is true beauty around every corner!
Starting our trip in Rome we enjoyed seeing the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and our private tour of the Vatican. And of course the shopping! The Amalfi coast was the most spectacular drive I have ever experienced. The winding cliff top road offered breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. We loved the towns of Sorrento, Ravello,Positano and Pompeii and learned all about their history, art and culture. Our cooking class in Ravello and our boat ride to the island of Capri were the highlights of this trip. The trip of a lifetime!
Bali - 2018
Bali was the most exotic island I have ever seen, blessed with a natural beauty you will find in only a few other places. The experiences we had staying in the most gorgeous hotels,eating delicious food in unbelievable settings, massages that have spoiled us for life, seeing ancient temples, riding the elephants, white water rafting and all the other endless amazing activities. The Balinese people were the nicest and warmest people I have ever met. The spirit of Bali is truly alive in everyone.
Hawaii New Year's Cruise - 2018
The Norwegian Pride Of America was a fabulous cruise ship. In 7 days, we were able to see Honolulu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. Besides the many activities on the ship, there aren’t any long days at sea, so it opened up more time to explore and participate in shore excursions. We had a great time on New Years Eve-dressing up and wearing our funky masks and glasses-couldn’t ask for a better group of people!
Nashville - 2017
Nashville was a lively, historic town with lots of restorations, museums and landmarks to visit. Downtown Nashville was so much fun to explore with exciting live music and great food everywhere. This was mouthwatering BBQ and Southern food at its best. The highlights were the Food Tour in East Nashville, The Grand Ole Opry, the Pubcrawl, the On/Off bus, recording studios, The Country Music Hall Of Fame and the fantastic music. We didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back!
Kauai and Maui - 2017
Hawaii was a tropical paradise. We had a very active and fun vacation-swimming, snorkeling, hiking, caves, the Napali Coast boat ride, kayaking, waterfalls, the Road to Hana, Redline Rafting and the Old Lahaina Luau. Making new friends was a bonus and we loved the rainbow and sunsets every day! Hawaii is my favorite place in the world.