Last Minute Notes on Your Trip to the South Pacific…

March 22, 2013

Gifts for the Children: If you’d like to bring a present to the Fiji Village children, I would suggest coloring pencils, color books or maybe a bunch of gum.

Tipping: Fijians dont typically expect to be tipped but of course we are use to tipping.  I probably would tip the driver that drives you even tho they dont expect it.  Remember that 5.00 USD or CDN is actually almost 10.00 in Fiji.  At the end of your stay, if you like the service, then contribute to the Christmas fund.  There will be a note in your room about tipping, they are very discreet.

Underwater camera: Go to Costco and buy a bunch of the disposable ones unless you want to spend some bucks.  I met a tourist here that spent 130.00 at Costco for a real camera and they loved it.  Anything like disposable cameras, batteries, lotions, anything is twice the price so try to remember as much as possible, like suntan lotion, bring a hat too as it is hot and sunny there.

What to pack: So, lots of tee shirts, shorts, sundresses, swim suits, snorkel and mask, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and books for relaxing.  I would wear jeans and shoes on the plane so you can go hiking in the woods and have long pants and shoes to wear while in the bamboo rainforest or a hike to the waterfalls.  The coldest you are going to get is on the plane…

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Cruise aboard Seabourn 18-Day Australia & New Zealand

March 21, 2013

Spend the Christmas holidays this year aboard one of the luxury yachts of Seabourn sailing between Austalia and New Zealand.  Experience life on the award winning ship Seabourn Odyssey complete with stellar service, amenities and the finest shore excursions.

Be sure to arrive in Sydney at least 4 nights prior to your cruise so you have time to explore the Sydney Opera House (perhaps take in a play or symphony), dare to climb the Sydney Bridge & explore one of the 30 bays surrounding Sydney.  Board your yacht on Dec. 23rd and cruise under the Sydney Harbor Bridge while indulging in French chamapgne - Bon Voyage!

If you too would would like to get on onboard - Call the Travel Gal today for fabulous

Virtuoso pricing as well as added amenities at 800-644-6659 or email

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
0 23 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia
1 24 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia 02:00 PM
2 25 Dec 2013 At Sea
3 26 Dec 2013 Melbourne, Australia 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
4 27 Dec 2013 At Sea
5 28 Dec 2013 Hobart, Australia 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
6 29 Dec 2013 At Sea
7 30 Dec 2013 At Sea
8 31 Dec 2013 Milford Sound, New Zealand 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
8 31 Dec 2013 Cruising Fiordland Natl Park
9 01 Jan 2014 Oban (Halfmoon Bay), New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10 02 Jan 2014 Port Chalmers (Dunedin), NZ 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
11 03 Jan 2014 Timaru, New Zealand 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
12 04 Jan 2014 Akaroa (Christchurch, NZ) 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
13 05 Jan 2014 Wellington, New Zealand 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
14 06 Jan 2014 Picton, New Zealand 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
14 06 Jan 2014 Cruising Queen Charlotte Sound
15 07 Jan 2014 Kaikoura, New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
16 08 Jan 2014 At Sea
17 09 Jan 2014 Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
18 10 Jan 2014 Auckland, New Zealand 07:00 AM

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Thank you for our Vomo Island Wedding!

March 21, 2013

Hi Teresa,

I hope this email finds you well. Rob and I wanted to send you a HUGE, warm thank you!! Our destination wedding trip to Vomo Island was fabulous. We enjoyed every moment of it. The resort was awesome, the food wonderful and the staff like family. It was first class all the way from the moment we landed at the airport to the moment we left.

We had good weather and of course a little rain, but still beautiful. The day of the wedding, it rained until just 45 minutes prior to the start. I think Kimi was stress, but of course he had the perfect back up plan if the rain continued. 45 minutes before the wedding, the rain stopped, the sun came out and it was a gorgeous day. I have attached a few pictures of our stay and the wedding that I wanted to share with you. It was perfect and is a memory that will live in our hearts forever.

I could not have expected or asked for more from you or the Vomo family. Our vacation was absolutely perfect. I am sure we were not the perfectclients and I know we drove you crazy at times, but I truly appreciate you very much! Thank you again for making this week perfect!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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March 10, 2013

My favorite saying is by Mark Twain:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

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“Best Virtuoso Travel Agent Ever!” - A Note from a Happy Client

March 4, 2013


Have I told you lately you’re the best! Thanks for jumping on that upgraded room so quick and getting the room for me. Boys were very happy!  We are very excited - this is why you are our ONLY Travel Agent for the past 10 years!

Barbara M.

Travel Gal Note: I have been assisting Clients with their world wide travel requsts since 1999.  I am a Virtuoso Travel Advisor - Virtuoso gives my Clients access to amenities, discounts and upgrades not available to the general public.

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