A Paul Gauguin Cruise is even better with friends

Sailing with Paul Gauguin Cruises In July of 2019, I sailed with Paul Gauguin Cruises on their 7 night Tahiti and Society Islands cruise. This was my second cruise with Paul Gauguin, I last traveled with them in 2014. It was an enjoyable trip and I had wanted to return to the beautiful islands of […]

Come inside the Great Pyramid

  Inside the Great Pyramid Have you ever wanted to see inside the Great Pyramid? Read on and I’lltake you along this once in a lifetime opportunity that I was fortunate to experience twice. A return to Egypt My husband Rex and I first visited Egypt in 2016 on a tour with World Peace Artist […]

My Portugal Adventure

Planning my Portugal adventure My Portugal adventure took over a year in the planning. It started out as a vacation with one other couple and turned into a fun-loving group! Escorting groups is not my thing. I plan vacations for clients and send them on their way. After this trip, that might change…. My Why […]

La Dolce Vita in Florence

La Dolce Vita in Florence I had the good fortune to live La Dolce Vita in Florence. Have you ever seen a picture and say to yourself, “I want to go there!” As a travel professional, researching vacations for clients, it happens to me on almost a daily basis. My recent trip to Italy was […]

This is Egypt

Tour of Egypt I just recently returned from a 12-night tour of Egypt led by my friends Gary and his wife World Peace artist Andrea Smith. They have a love affair with Egypt and have taken many groups throughout the years. If I were ever going to Egypt, it would definitely be with Gary and […]

THIS is Why We Love Our Job!

One reason we love our job is that we love to travel. What other profession can you travel the world in a day (at least in your head)? One moment you’re working on an interisland trip and then next an Around the World trip with 52 segments, whew! Planning travel makes us want to travel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]