BIVB_0198You cannot miss the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival in October!  The festival offers everything a true Foodie loves to experience – culture, locally grown produce, products made locally, authentic Hawaiian food from local chefs.

Three islands, Maui, Oahu, and Hawai’i will have culinary events October 14-30.  Six whole days of epicurean heaven!  Check out the extensive list of chefs and mixologists (local and international) under the ‘Talent’ section of their website,  There are three (3) Master Sommeliers…sometimes I wish I had their job!

East coasters, if you can fit some extra time in your travel schedule, we suggest planning a 7-10 day trip due to the time that it takes to fly.  Check out the daily events on each island & we’ll help you island hop in style so that we can live vicariously through you!


Contact us to help you customize your travel plans and experiences.

Sharing some exciting updates from Disney…

2017 Walt Disney World Resort Packages Coming Soon!
2017 Walt Disney Travel Company vacation packages for the Walt Disney World Resort will be available to book beginning June 21, 2016. These packages will be available for arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Please note the last date of your vacation can not be booked more than 499 days in the future (most airlines can not be booked more than 331 days in the future).

Reservations Now Open for New Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park
Reservations are now available for the new Main Street Electrical Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, which includes reserved viewing for the popular nighttime parade.  The cost is $45 for adults, $17 for children plus tax and gratuity. It is one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.


Info via Disney Destination Travel News

SeaDream Yacht Club just released a private Mediterranean sale today for select 2016 voyages.  The promotion is capacity controlled so book early before space becomes limited.  Below are some itineraries from the SeaDream Yacht Club newsletter.  Call us to customize your yachting vacation with flights, hotels, and activities.



Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia (Rome)

18 to 24 May 2016

6 days / SeaDream II

Was $3,699pp, Now From $3,199pp

Monte Carlo, St. Tropex (Overnight), Portofino, Portovenere, Marina di Carrara, Porto Ercole, Civitavecchia (Rome)

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Civitavecchia (Rome) to Athens (Piraeus)

11 to 18 June 2016

7 days / SeaDream II

Was $4,299pp, Now From $3,799pp

Civitavecchia (Rome), Capri, Sorrento (Overnight), Taormina, At Sea, Fiskardo, Galaxidi, Corinth Canal Transit, Athens (Piraeus)

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Athens (Piraeus) – Round Trip

18 to 27 June 2016

9 days / SeaDream II

Was $5,999pp, Now From $5,499pp

Athens (Piraeus), Corinth Canal Transit, Itea, Sarande, Katakalon, Gythion, Elafonisos, Parikia, Sifnos, Hydra, Athens (Piraeus)

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Athens (Piraeus) to Dubrovnik

6 to 13 August 2016

7 days / SeaDream I

Was $4,499pp, Now From $3,999pp

Piraeus (Athens), Hydra, Corinth Canal Transit, Itea, Fiskardo, Parga, Kotor (Overnight), Dubrovnik (Overnight)

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Cannes to Civitavecchia (Rome)

15 to 22 October 2016

7 days / SeaDream I

Was $4,499pp, Now From $3,999pp

Cannes, Monte Carlo (Overnight), Portofino, Portovenere, Livorno, Portoferraio, Porto Ercole, Civitavecchia (Rome)

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Civitavecchia (Rome) to Cannes

22 to 29 October 2016

7 days / SeaDream I

Was $4,499pp, Now From $3,999pp

Civitavecchia (Rome), Sorrento, Capri, Bonifacio (Overnight), Calvi, St. Tropez, Cannes

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Promotion Terms: *New bookings only from 03MAR2016 to 29MAR2016 on applicable voyages. Must request Promo Code “PS0316“ at the time of booking. Savings per person off the Book Today & Save Fares displayed on “Sale-from” rates are based on YC2 with the sale savings applied. Savings is $500 per person for double occupancy staterooms. Does not apply to third guests. Call for single occupancy fares. Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees are additional per guest. Not combinable with other savings or promotions. Seadream reserves the right to correct errors. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Subject to availability, and may change at any time. Capacity Controlled. Yachts Registry: Bahamas.

**Info & images from SeaDream Yacht Club Promotional Newsletter

Resort & Ocean Views from the Village at Wild Dunes

I’ve waited a long time to visit Wild Dunes Resort.  I ‘live’ here part time with family and really have no excuse for not taking a site tour of this property.

The recent 3 day span of non-stop rain caused quite a bit of flooding on the island and golf course so my visit today was mainly of the accommodations and nearby grounds.  There’s so much offered by this resort, I have no complaints on coming back another time (or two) to check out the golf course and event space.  Oh, and the spa!

My favorite way to be greeted upon arrival to a hotel/resort…VALET!  Thank you Richard for being such a kind gentleman in opening the car door.  And thank you, Michael at the front desk for storing my raincoat that I thankfully didn’t need.

The Boardwalk Inn is the host to a variety of deluxe suites and a very frequently booked Presidential suite that I hope is available when I return.  The Village at Wild Dunes has more spacious accommodations with kitchens and gorgeous balcony views.  Private vacation homes for multi-families can also be rented weekly during peak season (summertime) and for fewer nights in the off season.

There isn’t a bad view from any suite, villa, or anywhere really all over the resort.  The grounds are beautifully landscaped and how can you beat a panoramic view of the ocean from the 5th floor?  I love how the homes have been painted to resemble Rainbow Row in downtown Charleston.

If you’re going to spend more than a few days here, go with the Village at Wild Dunes.  They have one, two, and three bedroom villas with kitchens that will make any epicurean drool, living space, incredible balconies, and luxurious baths.

There are small shops, bicycle rentals, plenty of bars and restaurants, an ice cream shop (of course I spotted that) and ladies…the spa boutique has everything you could possibly need if you forgot anything.  Jewelry, Jane Iredale cosmetics, locally made candles, bath products, shoes and wait for it…Escapada clothing!  Escapada is known nationally and founded locally in Charleston.

I saved the best for last…adults only pool and private cabanas.

You’re welcome!