Just Back from Florida

what to expect while traveling Midwest winters are grey and rainy, and a snow day is just an icy mess.  We needed few days of sunshine to cure our winter blues.  This would not be a typical Florida vacation, but with careful planning, some extra...

On the Slopes, during Covid

Winter has arrived, Covid is still here.  You CAN have a great ski vacation this season – but there are definitely some moguls and icy patches to navigate when making your plans.  The most important change is that every resort is requiring advance purchase of...

Smile with your Eyes – Flying in the time of Covid

Air travel is slowly returning, and much has changed.  This past weekend, I flew for the first time in six months.  It was wonderful to be able to visit with family for a weekend, and the flying experience was much better than expected. Masks, plexiglass,...

Everything But The Reservations – 7 Steps To A Terrific Vacation

A great vacation takes lots of planning. Even if you are working with a Travel Advisor, there are many critical details which only the traveler can manage. Here’s my checklist of important details and resources to help your next vacation go smoothly. 6 months before...

Plan Your Winter Get-Away

Ready to plan your winter get-away? Get your fill of travel inspiration in the winter edition of the Tzell SELECT magazine. With perfect days of relaxation in California to culinary adventures in Costa Rica, you’ll be sure to find a wonderful destination for your next...

Ghosted by a Tour Operator

One more good reason to book with a Travel Advisor – because I’ve got your back in a crisis… Ghosted by a Tour Operator Lisa Taub, True Direction Travel This past June, I was confronted with a situation I had never imagined – my client...

Belize

The country of Belize is bordered by Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and the Caribbean Sea. Although its popularity has risen in recent years due to eco-tourism, Belize retains an undeveloped atmosphere. Rain forest, mountain ranges and the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world give every...

Planning a VACATION Shouldn’t Be So Much WORK

Planning a vacation isn’t easy – it is a lot of work – time, research, double checking facts and prices. With fake reviews and photo shopped images, it’s more difficult than ever to trust what you find on the internet. Read on for some tips...

Banff

Driving up the Trans-Canada Highway, you are greeted by spectacular scenery on all sides – razor-backed mountain ridges, deep snowy valleys and my favorite vista – Castle Mountain. The area boasts almost 8000 acres of skiable terrain across 3 resorts – Mt. Norquay, Banff Sunshine...

Hawaii

Hawaii is a vacation destination which takes several trips to truly experience all of the islands’ natural beauty. Our family vacation last summer was my fifth visit to the Aloha State, and my first visit to the island of Hawaii. We enjoyed lots of sunshine...

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