Celebrating 20 Years

Happy Birthday to Us! 20 years, time sure does fly by. We have certainly seen a lot of changes in the travel industry throughout the years. It is definitely a challenging business but when clients come back telling us about the fantastic time they had on their vacation, it’s worth it. It’s such a good […]

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Venice Like A Local

By Bonnie Friedman Separated from the Italian Mainland by a few miles of shallow water, Venice is a world apart. For more than 14 centuries, the separation both isolated and protected it from foreign attack, the Pope, and Italian politics, allowing Venice to establish itself as a major trading hub and maritime power. The exotic […]

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Are You a Luxury Traveler?

The Luxury of a Travel Consultant  At Captivating Journeys we consider ourselves luxury travel consultants. That doesn’t mean that we only book high end, expensive vacations. It means that we are able to offer a higher level of service when we are able to book your complete vacation package.  In addition to airfare our services […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This saying refers to the notion that an idea or memory can be conveyed with just a single still image. That is exactly what these pictures do for me.   My all time favorite. From my first trip to Europe, this picture embodies everything I imagined Europe to be.     A woman and her […]

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My Wonderlust ~ Istanbul

My Wonderlust ~ Istanbul Istanbul is a feast for all your senses. With sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. The smells in the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. The sounds of the call to prayer 5 times a day. The incredible tasting food and the feel of silk and […]

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AH-Mazing Tahiti & Society Islands

The flight on Hawaiian from Honolulu to Papeete is a mere 6 hours, pretty painless. Upon entering the terminal we were greeted by local dancers and musicians. From there it’s a short 10 minute drive to the harbor. We purchased  the overpriced transfers from the cruise line but taxis are plentiful, cost is about 40.00-50.00. […]

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Jamaica~A Pleasant Surprise

Jamaica has not been on my radar of places to travel to. Ironically I have traveled there twice this year for business, most recently last week. It’s much like Hawai’i with the sunshine, beaches and foliage. I was cooped up in a conference room most of the time but did manage to have a bit […]

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It’s a tough job but someone has to do it

Oceania Cruises niche is luxury cruising with midsize ships which allows them to visit smaller ports that the big ships cannot. I have been on a few cruises sailing on Royal Caribbean, Holland America and few other lines. However when boarding Oceania’s MS Riveira it did not feel like I was walking on to a […]

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What’s So Great About River Cruising?

River cruising has grown increasingly popular in the last few years. Proof is in all the new ships that have come on board trying to keep up with the demand. River cruising is not limited to just Europe. It’s also available in Egypt, Asia, Africa, and the US. Why the big deal? The ease.You only […]

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How Can We Be of Service to You?

Everyone knows that we book airline tickets but did you know that we also book cruises and tours as well as customized vacations? Planning an unforgettable dream vacation is what we love to do best! So what sets us apart from all those deals you see online? The Internet is great for research, we use […]

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