Consider a River Cruise for Your Next Vacation

The River: Not Your Average Cruise Experience by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, 9/25/12 One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the travel business is meeting with my clients when they return from their vacations. While the planning process and anticipation is exciting, seeing the photos and hearing about their adventures are…

Garden Tours Around the Globe

Just last week we celebrated the first day of spring, one of my favorite times in the desert southwest. It is finally time to say goodbye to old man winter and welcome the sunny days of spring. With all of the beautiful flowers and trees blooming, I could not help but take a moment and…

Vacation in the South Pacific

Experience the South Pacific on the m/s Paul Gauguin “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” Not only is it one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it was the first thing I thought of as I was collecting the photos from Paul Gauguin Cruises for this…

Alaskan Tour

Mary’s Alaska Cruisetour with Holland America By Mary Curtis, Travel Consultant at The Travel Connection Cruising on Holland America was a great experience. We flew into Canada and part of what Holland offered was to transport the luggage from the airport to the cabin without us even having to claim or handle our luggage at…

Uniworld in Italy

Live “La Dolce Vita” with Uniworld in Italy By Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, September 10, 2013 I just received a new shipment of brochures from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises a few weeks ago and found an itinerary that I am adding to my bucket list: Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence, and Rome.…

Put the South Pacific on Your List!

Put the South Pacific on Your List! by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum, September 24, 2013 Built specifically to navigate the islands of French Polynesia, The Gauguin features a small size that allows her to maneuver from open ocean to shallow lagoon as nimbly as a yacht. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my…

Panama Canal Tour

Rails, Rainforests, and Ruins Await in Panama! Written by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, October 8, 2013 October 2nd officially kicked off the Panama Canal cruise season with the transit of the Celebrity Millennium. According to Albano Aguilar, international trade specialist for the Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development, more than 200 transits…

Travel Abroad… It’s An Enriching Experience!

By Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, July 31, 2012

I enjoy a good quote and last week I received one from a friend which read: “Travel is one of the only things you buy that makes you richer.” As I reflected on my personal travel experiences and those of my customers, the quote seemed to ring true and really hit home. Perhaps it was because I was also witnessing my daughter, Ashlie go through a life changing travel experience in Ghana for the past three weeks.

Discover Another Side of Oahu

I’ve been home from Hawaii for almost three weeks now. My supply of tasty cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company and chocolate-caramel macadamia nut turtles are long gone, yet I am still suffering from a case of after vacation blues. I wish I could jump back on the plane and trade the desert heat for the…