Eating Local

May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Eating Local

Travel is such an exciting way to broaden your palate! When you travel abroad, you find all kinds of foods that you may not have available to you locally. Most countries have specialty foods or spices or ways of preparing food that are unique to their culture. I always suggest trying to sample the local cuisine…

The STEP Program Defined

November 24, 2015 | Comments Off on The STEP Program Defined

The STEP Program Defined   We live in an ever-changing world, one that isn’t always so kind. It’s unfortunate that for the second week in a row I have to write about fear of traveling and how we can help in these troubled times. The State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert yesterday and although…

Top 4 "Whys" for Travel

October 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Top 4 "Whys" for Travel

Top 4 “Whys” for Travel If you are thinking about spending time and money on a vacation, one of the first questions you should be asking yourself is, “Why?” Everyone is going to have a different answer and everyone’s answer is going to change depending on where they are in their lives. I remember when…

Passports & Visas – Do You Need Them?

September 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Passports & Visas – Do You Need Them?

As the world becomes more global, traveling the world is on many people’s bucket list. Are there places that you’ve always wanted to go? Historic sites that you’ve wanted to view in person? Does the thought of eating authentic ethnic cuisine in the country of origin make you ready to jump on a plane? Well,…

4 Top Milestones to Celebrate

September 8, 2015 | Comments Off on 4 Top Milestones to Celebrate

4 Top Milestones to Celebrate Do you remember the excitement you felt as a child when your birthday was getting close and you got to celebrate by having a party with your friends? How about your wedding, did you hold a big party afterwards and then follow it up by going on a Honeymoon with…

What About a Cruise?

August 25, 2015 | Comments Off on What About a Cruise?

While trying to figure out what type of vacation you would like to take next, why not think about either a river cruise or an ocean cruise?? My clients always ask me which one I would personally recommend, but when it comes down to it, there are great differences between the two! So let’s take a…

The 4 E’s of Travel Planning

July 21, 2015 | Comments Off on The 4 E’s of Travel Planning

When planning your vacation, there are so many things to consider that it can become overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help! We’ve broken the planning process into four segments of consideration. This is to help you think about what’s important to you and possibly narrow down the choices.      1) EXPERIENCE – What type of experience…

Guidelines for When to Book Travel

July 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Guidelines for When to Book Travel

It’s not a simple question, “When is the best time to book my travel?” There are so many factors to consider when answering that question. Are you booking a cruise or land tour? Are you booking just airfare? What destination are you talking about going to at what time of year? If you are only…

France – Food & Beverage

June 16, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Food & Beverage

It’s not a surprise that every country has its distinctive cuisine and specialty drinks, but France goes beyond that. Most top chefs have trained at some point in France. The wine industry looks to France for its standards. And the French are very proud of their reputation for being food and wine aficionados. But what…

France – Cities & Sites

June 2, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Cities & Sites

I think France and New York State have a lot in common. What do I mean? When people hear that I live in New York, they immediately think that I live in New York City. When people think of France, they immediately envision the Eiffel Tower and Paris. But New York is MORE than just…


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