Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin

January 31, 2012

Bora bora beachThe premier luxury small ship in the South Pacific, m/s Paul Gauguin is celebrating Valentines day by offering an exclusive gift package for guests celebrating romance.

From January 30 through February 18, 2012, guests booking any seven-night sailing will receive a special gift package, including Leonidas chocolates, flower turndown service, and a $100 per person credit at the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm, compliments of Paul Gauguin Cruises (a $230 value)*.

As with all 2012 sailings aboard The Gauguin, guests also receive 50% off standard cruise fares and FREE airfare from Los Angeles.

There is no place as tranquil and romantic as the picturesque islands of French Polynesia. Designed and decorated to sail the seas of the South Pacific, the cozy 332-passenger ship offers the perfect setting to celebrate love or commemorate a wedding, renewal of vows, anniversary-or simply each other.

Couples can take in the beauty of the South Pacific from the privacy of their suite or stateroom, sway to the sounds of a chanteuse at La Palette Lounge, explore paradise on island excursions, dine al fresco under a starry sky, and enjoy a Polynesian blessing ceremony.

With one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios at sea, The Gauguin is renowned for the extra touches and attention to detail that make every occasion special.

Paul Gauguin Cruises also offers a Gift Registry, where guests celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary, or other milestone event can choose a “wish list” of gifts, ranging from shore excursions to dining and spa options.

**One Valentine’s Day gift package per booking. New bookings on 7-night sailings only.

Please refer to promotion code: Valentine’s Package - call the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net for more details.  Offer expires February 18, 2012. Call for details.

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Travel Gal Office Hours and Philosophy

January 28, 2012

Travel Gal Office Hours

Our office hours are 8am - 5pm Monday - Saturday (Hawaii time - which is 2-3 hours behind west coast time) however, as a service to my Clients, when I am not in the office I transfer the 800 number to my cell phone as I have Clients all over the world and if they need to reach me - I want them to feel secure that I am there for them.


My Clients come to me while searching for recommendations for the best vacation experience for their time, preferences & money invested. I’ve been told its nice to know someone who can sift thru the sales, promos and pretty websites to get the bottom line when planning a holiday. Instead of “just selling travel”, I am in the business of assisting with a travel experience. This is my mission.

Travel is about experiencing a new, exciting destination. Travel is about the smells, the sights, the sounds and strange food, meeting new people, learning about a new culture and seeing the world thru another persons way of life.

I am the Owner of Luxury Hideaways, located on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. I love living here and enjoy sharing my “kamaaiana” knowledge with my Clients!

My specialty includes the South Pacific Islands of Hawaii - where I live, as well as Fiji Islands (been there 5 times), Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

Quite often Clients come to me originally for South Pacific travel and then return the following year for assistance in other areas of the world - thru my contacts with Park Avenue Travel, a Virtuoso agency, my Clients have “a friend in every port”!

For instance,my Client broke her arm in Poland, thru my Virtuoso connections, we were able to get her into see one of the top Doctors in the country and she only missed 3 days of her trip and was able to continue on with her holiday!

I’ve been fortunate to travel thru Europe twice, (most recently spending a month in a villa in Italy), visiting Rome, Cinque Terre & Pompeii and the cruising Mediterranean Sea.

So, where do you want to go? Lets get started!

Teresa Nelle
Luxury Hideaways
800 644-6659


Extensive  knowledge about travel in and around Fiji; Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Italy and New Zealand; Planning Destination Weddings, family travel

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Australia Here We Come!

January 28, 2012

It is the year to discover Australia - From the dramatic silhouette of the Sydney Opera House, the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, waterfront dining and vibrant nightlife, the city will leave you captivated.

There are plenty of things to do and see in Australia - here is a sample itinerary for 5 nights but I highly recommend planning your trip for at least 10 nights if possible.

Experience Sydney in 2012 Package Includes:
Roundtrip flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
5 nights Sydney, 3-star hotel
Sydney City sightseeing tour
Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
Blue Mountains World Heritage full day sightseeing tour
Entrance to Wild Life Sydney at Darling Harbour
Roundtrip transfers Airport/Hotel
Qantas Vacations 24 hour emergency travel assistance
Air taxes
Optional hotel upgrades available: Choose from The Menzies Hotel Sydney,
Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney Harbour Marriott or Shangri-La Sydney.
Add from $100pp*

Travel Dates

  • Valid for travel departing between 15 Apr - 8 Jun 2012 or 15 Jul - 21 Sep 2012.
  • Other travel dates may apply
  • Give the Travel gal a call at 800 644-6659 and lest get packing!

Travel Gal Tips: Australia’s summer falls during North America’s winter. The warmest months are November through March. You’ll find the best travel deals between April and August, the start of fall. This time of year is ideal for an Outback adventure-the cooler weather is just right for a walkabout.

Flight Times

  • Sydney: 21 hours from New York (via L.A.); 14 hours from L.A.
  • Sydney to Melbourne: 1.5 hours
  • Melbourne to Cairns: 2.5 hours
  • Sydney to Perth: 2 hours
  • Sydney to Darwin: 3 hours

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Let Qamea Resort & Pick up your Bar Tab!

January 18, 2012

Yes this is correct! For the first time ever, Qamea Resort is offering free wine, beer & soft drinks (by the glass)

The owners of Qamea Resort & Spa have sourced a large shipment of quality New Zealand wines, and will offer them FREE by the glass to all guests staying from 1 April 2012. In addition to the wine, the resort will also offer FREE Fijian draft beer on tap by the glass and a selection of FREE soft drinks by the glass. This will be offered to all of our valued guests at Qamea Resort & Spa beginning 1 April 2012.


EVERY Guest staying from 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 will receive unlimited and COMPLIMENTARY selected wines, draft beer on tap and soft drinks (all by the glass) served from the bar between noon and 10pm daily.

Qamea Resort and Spa is located in the Eastern side of the Fiji Islands, just a short speed boat ride from Taveuni Island.

Qamea is an exclusive tropical destination for discerning travelers seeking a truly unique and authentic Fijian experience without sacrificing luxury or service.

From the moment you step onto the island, you will feel as if you have entered a Fijian village set in a South Pacific tropical paradise.

Travel gal note: This is a fantastic adults only, luxury resort that offers privacy, jungle experience, private beach picnics and more!

This fantastic offer was just announced a few days ago - contact the Travel Gal for more details at 800 644-6659 or teresa@luxuryhideaways.net

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