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Blue Fusion Escapes and Insights

May 2024

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I am happy to be part of this fantastic industry, dedicated to the hard work and late hours needed to bring your vacations to reality.


Today celebrates the unparalleled expertise, tireless dedication, and personalized service travel advisors provide. Yay us! 🎉


You're missing out if you haven't used a travel advisor, like me, to elevate your next getaway.


Whether you're dreaming of a relaxing beach escape, an immersive cultural journey, or a luxurious cruise, we're here to handle all the details so you can focus on creating lifelong memories.


Cheers to all the travel advisors who are making travel dreams a reality! 🥂 Let's connect to start planning your next adventure.

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10 Tips for Booking Worry-Free Shore Excursions

As a seasoned cruiser and travel advisor, I've planned many client vacations. Shore excursions are often the highlight of a cruise, offering a chance to dive into the local culture and sights of various destinations. However, I've also seen how a poorly planned tour can derail an otherwise perfect getaway.

Travel Tip: Souvenirs

Always leave room in your luggage for souvenirs!


When packing for a trip, it's a good idea to leave some empty space in your luggage for the unique and interesting items you're likely to find on your journey. If you know you plan on purchasing a lot, bring an extra suitcase.  Pack your things in a smaller piece of luggage and put it inside a larger one.  Make sure it doesn't exceed the airlines weight restriction.

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Did you know?

Fiji


Did you know Fiji is considered the soft coral capital of the world?  With over 390 coral species and over 1,500 fish species, many of which are specific to Fiji, these reefs are a divers paradise!


Take a guided snorkeling tour or admire them from above in a kayak.  Whichever you choose, you are sure to be wowed by these natural wonders.

Italy


Did you know that Italy is home to more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world?  They boast a total of 58 sites that range from historical centers in cities like Rome, Florence, and Venice to stunnign natural landscapes like the Dolomites and the Amalfi Coast.  This makes Italy a treasure trove of cultural and natural riches, perfect for enriching any vacation.

When is the best time to buy plane tickets to Hawaii?

A good rule of thumb for buying plane tickets to any destination is the sooner, the better. Prices tend to increase the closer you get to your trip, as is often the case for many travel-related purchases. But we've all been guilty of playing the wait-and-watch game, hoping to get the lowest fare. This usually turns into the wait-and-watch-the-price-increase game!


We've all heard the recommendations that tickets are cheaper on a Tuesday, never purchase a plane ticket on the weekend, etc.  Well, let me tell you, I have watched and watched and watched flight fares and have rarely found any of this true.  What I have found is that prices can change day by day. They can go down but usually go up.  Save yourself the headache and stress of looking at flights daily and purchasing at the same time you're securing all of your other travel arrangements.


Regarding purchasing flights to Hawaii, I recommend the sooner, the better. Book your flight as soon as you know when you want to go and have accommodations in place.  If you want a lower fare, be flexible with the dates you can travel.  Hawaii is always a place people want to go, but if you can go during a time of fewer tourists, which is typically late April to early June and September to mid-December, you might be able to find lower flight fares.


Also, be flexible about which island to visit. I have found flights cheaper for one island than another for the same time frame. For example, at the time I wrote this, two round-trip tickets to Kauai were $800 more than two round-trip tickets to Maui for the exact same dates at the end of September—early October this year.


So, in summary, purchase as early as possible, be flexible if you can, and one thing I didn't mention, it's okay to use tools that monitor fares.  I certainly do, but I would never book through them.


To the reader who asked this question, I hope you find this helpful!

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