Are you a DIYer? Do you enjoy planning quick getaways for you and your family? Did you know that you can book online and get my Virtuoso benefits? Yes you can by using Virtuoso’s self-booking tool! What Is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more […]

April 23, 2021

Are you a DIYer?

family travel, Luxury Travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

Take Your Pick For Paradise The opportunities for family fun in the Caribbean are endless.Aruba, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and other luscious islands are bustling with lively hotels and resorts that can provide lasting memories for you and your fmaily. There are games and entertainment for the kids, peace and relaxation for the […]

March 15, 2021

The Caribbean – Made For Family Fun

family travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

Costa Rica is a destination you should definitely consider adding to your travel bucket list. Costa Rican life consists of endless beaches, rainforests, river valleys, and biodiversity all in one place, allowing different types of adventure around every corner. Here are ten fantastic activities to have in Costa Rica. Forest Ziplining Whether it’s through the […]

March 9, 2021

Costa Rica Adventure

Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

When you use Blue Ocean Travel Design to help plan your vacation there are a lot of things that happen in the background that you might not be aware of. Here is a list of items that you will receive when I plan your vacation: I will research destinations, resorts, hotels, cruises and all things […]

December 30, 2020

Why I charge a Planning and Research Fee.

Travel Advice

When many people think of the Caribbean, they think of great resorts, Jamaica, and Cuba. But what they don’t realize is that the most popular destination in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is on an island that is shared with Hispaniola and Haiti, and it sees over 6 million visitors a […]

October 13, 2020

The Dominican Republic: More Than Just Resorts

Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

This month we are featuring Aruba here on the blog as well as on our Facebook Page. Head over to the Facebook Page for more information. Aruba is a small island of about 70 square miles in the Caribbean. They are known for their perfect weather and legendary beaches, near end-less stretches of alabaster sand […]

September 7, 2020

Aruba – One Happy Island

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Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

As the most vibrant island in the Caribbean, Aruba is more than meets the eye. With untouched beaches and a ton of adventures awaiting, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had. But what about the island’s food? Well, that’s just as good, maybe even better, especially after a long day of exploration. So, […]

September 7, 2020

Aruba Cuisine, 10 Dishes You’ll Want to Try

Beachside bars and eateries to soak up the culture cocktails and cuisine

Food, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

One of the most asked questions I have received lately is when can we vacation again. At this point planning travel and taking a vacation is a very personal decision. You have to take into account your personal circumstances and figure out what your comfort level is and what is best for you and your […]

August 23, 2020

When Can We Vacation Again?

Travel Advice

Jamaica just opened its borders to international travelers on June 15. So why were there 30 people stranded at the Miami airport, denied boarding onto their ticketed flight to Montego Bay on June 16? Because they did not know that there is a new Travel Authorization form, a medical clearance that must be applied for […]

July 27, 2020

Why Using a Travel Adviser is Even More Important Post-COVID

Travel Advice


I help families press “pause” on the busy-ness and reconnect on custom-crafted vacations.

My specialty? Escapes designed to make you say ahhhh. That is: effortless journeys that lead to stress-free FUN, not frazzled nerves and backseat bickering.

From sun-splashed resorts and cruises to thrilling theme parks, your family vacation will be seamless, smile-inducing, and tailored to exactly what your family is craving right now. 

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It’s Time to Say Ahhhhh

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