Rome ~ Off the Beaten Path

 When visiting Rome there’s the must do, the Coloseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.If you have time I would also recommend a visit to these other sights as well. Ostia Antica is about a 30 minute train ride and a short walk from Rome. It was settled around 400BC at the mouth of the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello and Welcome to My New Travel blog!

On this new blog I will be sharing helpful travel tips and insider secrets with you. To make sure you don’t miss out on this valuable information, enter your first name and email over to the right. You’ll get instant access to some of my best tips, plus I’ll send you a quick insider secret […]