Greetings Savvy Travelers!

It is officially spring in Colorado, but you wouldn't know it after all that snow we got this week.  Don't worry, the sun is already shining and the tulips and daffodils will be poking through before you know it! Spring is a wonderful time to visit some of Colorado’s Hot Springs. Click here to see a list of 27 natural Hot Springs. I highly recommend a soothing massage in a hot spring to remove any aches or pains. Stress relief at its finest!
"From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your help- not just with the travel arrangements, but for your support and encouragement. I will always call you with my travel needs. All the best!
- S.M.
 

GOOD TRAVEL CENT$ FOR SAVVY TRAVELERS

Looking to add some adventure and culture on your next vacation but not sure how to figure out what to do? One of my favorite websites to view fun activities around the world is www.viator.com.



From Paris to Tahiti to Perth, from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Viator has something for every kind of traveler.  With 17 years of experience, they are the world leader in finding and pre-vetting the best local tour and activity providers.  

Once you pick your favorite excursions, be sure to let me know so I can book them and coordinate them with your travel plans! 
"We had a great time in Grenada at Sandals Resort! It was a wonderful choice for us. The food was excellent and the property did not seem to be overly crowded over Christmas. We were able to get a nice spot on the beach each day, if not at the pool. We would definitely recommend it. Thanks so much for your recommendation. We have passed your name to some friends looking for travel advice and hope they reach out to you soon. " - K.W.


THIS MONTH’S TRAVEL TIP

Imagine this… You are going through customs on your dream vacation when you are told you cannot enter the country because you only have 4 months left before your passport expires!  Yikes! Your vacation just became a staycation.

Did you know that many countries require that you have at least 6 months of validity left on your passport? This means that even if you have a valid passport, you may need to renew your passport before your trip. 

Before traveling abroad, it is important to make sure you understand all the exit and entry requirements of the country you are visiting.  The department of state website has Country Specific Information where you can learn about entry and exit requirements for the country or countries in which you are traveling. 

Of course, when you book a vacation through me, I will help you understand and prepare for everything that is required to enter and exit the countries you are visiting.
"Maui was just incredible. Four Seasons Wailea was 5 stars in every way.  Really enjoyed our stay and the service! Thanks so much for hooking us up. We definitely will be using you in the future." - D.H.


TOP 5 REASONS TO CRUISE TAHITI WITH PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES

This AAA 5 Diamond resort is great for families and also has an adult only section. It’s the cream of the crop for all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The spacious rooms are very clean and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. There are three sections to choose from at this resort:
 
Top 5 reasons  to choose Paul Gauguin Cruises for your vacation to the idyllic South Pacific:

#1 One of the world’s most highly awarded luxury small ships.
With recent top honors in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice awards, among others, The Gauguin remains the highest-rated luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific.



#2 Exceptional service, accommodations, and amenities.
With ocean view suites and staterooms (nearly 70% with private balcony), gourmet dining, complimentary watersports, a wealth of entertainment and activities, and one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios at sea, The Gauguin offers an unparalleled luxury cruise experience.



#3 The long-time experts on French Polynesia.
Owned by French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, The Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the lagoons and inlets of French Polynesia and is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the region. Our onboard troupe of Tahitian host/entertainers and Polynesian artwork, demonstrations, and activities invite our guests to share our in-depth expertise in the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions.



#4 Exclusive retreats.
Guests on all French Polynesia itineraries aboard The Gauguin enjoy a day on our private islet off the coast of Taha’a, complete with a sumptuous barbecue and tropical drinks, and access to our private white-sand beach off the coast of Bora Bora.



#5 Extraordinary all-inclusive value.
Our all-inclusive fares include virtually everything your clients need for a complete vacation — from gourmet dining, beverages (including soft drinks, beer, and select wines and spirits), and onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff to airfare from Los Angeles.

 

 

"Thank you for our fabulous trip to Tahiti. You seriously made it so very easy.  What a beautiful culture and place! Seriously the most beautiful place in the world (as if I've been to many places).  Even though it rained every day and was cloudy almost every day, it was still so amazing.  We cannot wait to go back.  Keep us updated if you have any good deals.  Before we have kids, we are thinking of Maldives or another exotic destination. I will definitely send you referrals if I have anyone that inquiries about our trip.  My physician colleague has already asked." - A.D.


MESSAGE FROM MARGI

 

“Not all those who wander are lost."
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

When traveling abroad, which inexpensive phone service do you prefer to call back to the United States? Do you like Skype or Vonage, or Facetime?  How do you keep in touch with your loved ones back home?

Happy Travels! 
Margi Arnold, CTC, Luxury Travel Advisor, President
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