Return to Heaven-Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia

FRENCH POLYNESIA (TIKEHAU, RANGIROA, FAKARAVA, MOOREA) Overview When: 11 September - 27 September, 2020Where (accommodations): Tikehau: Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, Rangiroa: Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa, Fakarava: Havaiki Lodge, Moorea: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & SpaTransportation: JetBlue from Boston to LAX. Air Tahiti Nui from LAX to Papeete, Tahiti. Air Tahiti (Lagoons Pass) for inner islands travel.... Continue Reading →

Coastal Maine for Labor Day!

MAINE (Rockland/Rockport/Camden/Lincolnville) Overview When: 4 September - 7 September, 2020Where (accommodations): The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Lincolnville, ME)Transportation: 3.5 hr car ride from BostonSights/attractions: Mount Battie (Camden, ME), Schooner Appledoor II sailing excursion (Camden, ME), Camden town center, Rockland town center and Rockland Harbor trail (Rockland, ME), Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockport Harbor (Rockport, ME), Cellardoor... Continue Reading →

Summer escapes to The Green Mountain State

VERMONT (Montgomery Center/Woodstock/Lower Waterford) Overview When: 2-3 day weekends in July/August, 2020 Where (accommodations): Phineas Swann Inn & Spa (Montgomery, VT), Blue Horse Inn ( Woodstock, VT), Rabbit Hill Inn (Lower Waterford, VT) Transportation: 2.5-3 hr car ride from Boston Sights/attractions: Jay Country Store (Jay, VT), Haskell Free Library and Opera House (Derby Line, VT), St.... Continue Reading →

Best of Jordan in four days

JORDAN( WADI RUM, PETRA, DEAD SEA, MT NEBO, MADABA, AMMAN, JERASH) Overview When: December 29, 2019- January 2, 2020 Where (accommodations): Wadi Rum: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp; Petra: Petra Boutique hotel; Dead Sea (Sweimeh): Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa. Transportation: For flight details see Israel post.  Ground transportation/guide: From Aqaba border to Memories Aicha Luxury... Continue Reading →

Family trip to the Holy Land

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Tel Aviv, Eilat, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Akko, Haifa, Caesarea) Overview When: December 27- 28, 2019. January 2-5, 2020 Where (accommodations): Tel Aviv: Hotel Saul, Kfar Maccabiah Hotel and Suites; Eilat: Prima Music Hotel; Jerusalem: Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem Transportation: Flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Tel Aviv on Pegasus airlines. Flight from Tel Aviv to Lisbon, Portugal on... Continue Reading →

Aruba-One Happy Island

ARUBA Overview When: 15 November - 19 November, 2019 Where (accommodations): Holiday Inn Resort and Casino Transportation: Delta airlines flight from Boston to Atlanta, GA and Atlanta, GA to Oranjestad, Aruba, jeep for one day through Value Car rental Sights/attractions: Palm Beach, Baby Beach, snorkeling cruise with Pelican Adventures, California Lighthouse, Casibari Rock Formation, Hooiberg Stairway, Natural Bridge, Arikok... Continue Reading →

Eating and leaf peeping in Vermont

Montpelier/Waterbury/Stowe, VT Overview When: 9 October- 12 October, 2019 Where (accommodations): Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe Transportation: 3-3.5 hour car ride from Boston Sights/attractions: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, Mansfield Gondola, Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapp Family Lodge Food/drinks: J. Morgan's Steakhouse, The Skinny Pancake, Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., Sarducci's, Wilaiwan's Kitchen, Hen Of The... Continue Reading →

San Francisco and beyond. ’cause wine-not?

Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods/San Francisco Overview When: 20 September- 28 September, 2019 Where (accommodations): San Francisco Marriott Marquis Transportation: JetBlue Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO), rental car to Sonoma/Napa though Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sights/attractions: Day trips: (Sonoma/Napa area): Wineries: Castello di Amorosa, Round Pond Estate, Domaine Chandon, Artesa Vineyards and Winery. Spa: Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort (Calistoga) Muir Woods... Continue Reading →

Seychelles- Island Life in the Indian Ocean

SEYCHELLES-PRASLIN, LA DIGUE, MAHE, SILHOUETTE ISLAND Overview When: 28 May- 2 June, 2019 Where (accommodations): Mahe: Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel, Silhouette Island: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Transportation: Air Seychelles round trip from Johannesburg, South Africa to Mahe, Seychelles. Air Seychelles round trip from Mahe to Praslin. Inter Island  ferry from Praslin to La Digue through seychellesbookings.com Sights/attractions:... Continue Reading →

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