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The initial planning for a trip is fun … for most people. You’ve got your itinerary, passport, tickets, checked the weather, have your maps downloaded and a rough idea of what you will pack.  Think you’re ready?  Perhaps not!

Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences, Barbados

Nothing says “pampered” more than Port Ferdinand located on the northwest Platinum coast of Barbados. From the moment I was greeted with a glass of bubbly and escorted to my “villa home” for check-in, I knew I’d arrived!  A sumptuous 3 bedroom villa with an expansive terrace overlooking million dollar yachts and the Quarterdeck gathering place was only the beginning of my Barbados experience with Classic Vacations. 

From Opulence to Affordable – Customizing a Vacation to Suit Your Budget

I love customizing my client’s vacations to offer the best experience, no matter what their budget.  Have you always wanted to go to Tahiti and French Polynesia but been scared off by the luxury sticker price advertised in all the dreamy vacation brochures?  Here are a few tips you can use to adapt to almost any budget level.

Rustic Nectarine & Apricot Tart

From “On Rue Tatin” by Susan Hermann Loomis: Nothing captures the sweetness of Autumn quite like the taste of ripe apricots and nectarines! It brings back memories of one of the most amazing holidays I’ve ever had – on a Tauck Tour in Paris. Our introduction to France’s love affair with food from Normandy was thanks to farmhouse cooking expert Chef Susan Hermann Loomis, author of the yummy story/cookbook On Rue Tatin.

Spa on the Water: Bota Bota

The very name itself conjures up images of being on the water – and that is exactly where this unique floating spa in Old Montreal is located.  Bota Bota SPA-SUR-L’EAU is moored at the end of a pier in Old Port with a stunning view of Old Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. 

Did You Plan for the Unexpected?

Life is fraught with the unexpected, so why leave your hard earned vacation dollars on the table? Travel insurance is not something we want to think about but we MUST.  Not only could you lose every dollar spent on your vacation, but take a look at these real life scenarios and ask yourself, “Am I prepared to lose….”

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