We are back from Fiji and all we can say is WOW!

June 24, 2008

turtle island pierTeresa,
We are back and all we can say is wow!!! Turtle Island exceeded our expectations. Jeannie couldnt stop crying Saturday when we had to bid farewell to the staff. I cant think of one way the people of Fiji can improve on this experience. It was truly wonderful and I thank you for all that you did to make it possible.
Joel P.

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Maui Prince Resort

June 22, 2008

maui prince resortMy sister, daughter and I have returned from our week at the Maui Prince Resort - All was great!
1. The upgraded room to a suite was fantastic! Thank you for getting this for us.
2. Thank you for the $25.00 credit at the resort.
3. We received champagne and choc covered strawberries for my daughter’s law school graduation achievment ~ Thanks for alerting them.
4. We took the snorkel trip that leaves from the Maui Prince and it was wonderful! Saw turtles, eel and dolphins as well as the fish and coral.
5. Took the all day trip to Hana through temptation tours at it was very beautiful and interesting.
6. Went to the Luau at the Marriott.
7. Went to Longhis for dinner
8. Went to Nicks Fishmarket for dinner at the Kealani Resort.
9. I drove us to Iao Needle, Mama’s Fishhouse and Paia (town before Mama’s Fishhouse)
10. We lounged at the pool, I went to yoga, and we swam in the ocean every day.
Thank you so very much! Jennifer and family

If you are looking for a holiday that offers peace and tranquility, then I invite you to escape to this secluded beachfront resort in Makena and enjoy well-appointed oceanview rooms, pristine golf courses and gracious island hospitality. You’ll find glorious white sand beaches, phenomenal tennis, golf courses and endless water-sports. Plus, fabulous dining and all the peace and privacy you desire.

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Vinaka for the amazing Fiji weddingmoon!

June 21, 2008

fiji weddingBula Teresa,

Fiji was amazing! We had a great time! It was very relaxing and warm. We had great weather. I just loved all of the people! They were awesome! We made new friends and many new memories. The wedding was absolutely phenomenal and it would send chills up anyone’s spine! From the beautiful sunset views and the Fijian’s singing in the background made it a very spiritual and memorable day for both Glenn and I. We could have not wished for anything more, it was just a perfect day! The massage was awesome, in fact, we had another massage on our wedding day. The food and private picnics was so romantic! Glenn and I really not only fell in love with each other even more, but we fell in love with the whole experience. I will never forget our Fijian friends and our Bure Mama. I attached some photo’s for you. And yes, we did drink Kava. Not so good, but it sure numbs your tongue!

Thanks again Teresa! We will be looking forward to going back to Fiji!

Nancy & Glenn

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort….

June 18, 2008

Kahala dolphinsAloha Teresa -

The Kahala Resort was, in a word, great! We loved the location (away from it all), ambience (inviting, serene, elegant), and incredible pampering (detail upon detail.) That is not to say that the Four Seasons Maui wasn’t absolutely perfect, because it was. Both hotels made us feel very welcome, both were the ultimate in thoughtful attentiveness - excellent but not intrusive. Teresa, your guidance was superb. We definitely would like to consult with you on future travels.

Thank you again! And more “hugs n hulas”, Roelina

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu’s plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special. The readers of Conde Nast agree as the Kahala Resort was just voted ‘The Best Rooms in the USA’ – Conde Nast Traveler, USA.

Kahala Service

  • Subtle. Discreet. Observant.
  • Goose-down duvets and pillows; non-allergenic foam pillows available on request.
  • Many of our staff have been with us for over 20 years, and recognize and address returning guests by name.
  • Beach Butlers to pamper you with cold towels and cool mist services while you relax beside the ocean

Kahala Spa

  • 5 beautiful Spa Suites, each 550 square feet and setting new standards in luxury
  • Each with personal relaxation area, changing area, private shower and signature infinity-edged soaking bath
  • Dozens of superlative treatments for face and body, all carried out by our qualified therapists
  • Voted ‘Best New Hotel Spa in America’ by Departures Magazine in 2003

Kahala Activities

  • Full range of activities, both in and out of the sun
  • Meet the dolphins at our own private lagoon
  • Superb pool and secluded beach
  • Four private pool cabanas available by reservation
  • CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center with state of the art equipment and exercise classes overlooking the ocean
  • Many other sports available, including surfing, scuba and cycling
  • Keiki Club – supervised fun for kids
  • Complimentary classes in Hawaiian cultural traditions
  • Designer shopping arcade
  • Call Me at 1-800-644-6659
    Your ‘See the South Pacific Specialist’ at Luxury Hideaways

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Milford Sound Overnight Cruises

June 17, 2008

nz wandererAn overnight cruise on board the Milford Wanderer is a unique adventure.

Join our nature guide and friendly crew for a full length cruise of Milford Sound. Keep a lookout for wildlife, especially fur seals basking on the rocks. There is plenty of time for you to go exploring in the kayaks and tender craft and relax on deck.

As the shadows deepen the Milford Wanderer returns under sail (weather permitting) to Harrison Cove for the night. In our cosy saloon enjoy a scrumptious three-course meal and the company of like-minded passengers.

Comfortable bunk style accommodation with four bunks per compartment

Three course evening meal and breakfast

20 kayaks and 1 tender craft

Capacity – sleeps 61

Underwater Observatory option

Coach connections from Queenstown and Te Anau

Fly out options, Milford to Queenstown available (weather dependent)

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An Over The Top Queenstown Honeymoon

June 14, 2008

helicopterExtend your cruise holiday in New Zealand by enjoying an Over The Top honeymoon at Queenstown’s prestigious Spire Hotel and take away memories of sheer luxury and indulgence that will last a lifetime.

Distinctively stylish, The Spire Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury, comfort and privacy. Create your own intimate interludes with music and movies, fabulous food and fine wines, soft lighting, candlelit bathrooms, luxurious linens, relaxation and massage oils – there’s even a pillow menu…

Experience magical mountaintops and voluptuous vineyards. Join Over The Top – the helicopter company - for a magical experience far from the madding crowd. Over The Top offers the ultimate tour of the region’s finest vineyards. With a private helicopter and pilot at your disposal, sip the finest wines and savour the delights of a gourmet picnic hamper prepared by the Spire’s award winning chef.Includes:

* 3 nights accommodation at The Spire Hotel
* Private airport transfers
* Flowers and champagne on arrival
* Full breakfast each morning - sleep in, breakfast late
* In room Couples Massage
* In room Couples Pedicure and Manicure
* Honeymoon Platter with Champagne in room pre dinner each evening
* Award winning chef Rex Morgan’s degustation dinner with wine matches
* Private helicopter excursion to the heart of the wine region
* Spire Pamper Basket containing exquisite oils and gels
* Candlelit Bathrooms & Balconies at ‘turndown’
* In room music, movie, entertainment system

Subject to availability - call The Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 for more details

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Qamea Resort & Spa Fiji’s Oasis of Luxury

June 9, 2008

Fiji’s Luxury For Weddings, Honeymoons and World Class Diving Adventures

Qamea Resort and Spa is a great choice for your pre and/or post cruise accommodations. Known for their 5star luxury accommodations and their limited guest count on the island Qamea pulls out all the stops when it comes to its guests. If you are seeking relaxation or the most romantic place to begin your journey Qamea is for you.

Discover one of one of the Jewels of Fiji The Qamea Resort & Spa
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We had the absolute best honeymoon we could have imagined…

June 5, 2008

tropical palm treesBula Teresa -

We had the absolute best honeymoon we could have imagined in Fiji. It was just amazing! The people there were the nicest, most welcoming people we have ever met. There was so much to do and nothing to do all at the same time. We did kayak and snorkel, as well as mountain bike, fish, dig for clams, and horseback ride. Those activities all occured in between long sessions of laying on the beach, in a hammock, or on our beautiful daybed. The food, weather, activities, serenity, and people were all phenomenal. I attached a couple of pix of the trip. Thanks again and we will definitley keep you in mind for our next vacation!

Tim and Brittany S.

P.S.Kava time is the best way to cap off a beatiful day in Fiji!

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Thank you so much for the birthday celebration to Maui!

June 5, 2008

hotel hana maui spaHi Teresa,

I really can’t thank you enough for scheduling such a great trip to Maui. Marianne hasn’t stopped talking about it; she had such a wonderful time. I enjoyed meeting you and hope you and your family can take us up on staying here for your visit to Disney. Sorry it took so long to say thanks but I haven’t had to many private moments since we’ve been back. Hope you’re enjoying the weather. The eight hours of spa time while we stayed at the Hotel Hana Maui was one fantastic call. Take care and thanks for the lovely gifts. Peace, Ron

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New Zealand - the Adrenaline Adventure!

June 5, 2008

The premier company in travel, Abercrombie & Kent have launched “Extreme Adventures”

Extreme Adventures are for the traveller ready to meet a different kind of challenge. No matter what goals we attain in our lives and careers, nature remains the ultimate benchmark of what we can achieve. An Extreme Adventure reveals exactly who you are, demanding the most of your physical, psychological and perhaps even spiritual selves.

Expedition Guide - Mark Everard - The Adrenaline Adventure

With a lifetime of physically tasking experiences in New Zealand’s diverse wilderness areas, Mark Everard has earned the reputation as one of the country’s best outdoor guides. An accomplished athlete, Everard tests his skills both in organized sports and in the wild, including mountain climbing, marathon running, white-water rafting and cross-country quad biking.

Expedition Timeline

Day 1/Auckland, North Island / Rotorua

Arrive and transfer for a flight to Rotorua. Fish for trout at Lake Tarawera and take a relaxing soak at Hot Water Beach, where you can stretch out in the thermal-spring-heated sand.

Days 2 - 4 /Rafting the Motu River

Helicopter to the remote Motu River, which has carved a spectacular 60-mile gorge through the Raukumara Range, with its native New Zealand forest. Seated in four-person rafts, take on the quieter upper reaches before graduating to Grade 3 and 4 whitewater challenges, with overnights at riverside camps along the way. After tackling the White Rapid, Jet boat to the Bay of Plenty where you are met and transported by helicopter back to Huka Lodge.

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