A little about me!

I’ve been a travel agent for almost six years. And I’m new to blogging, this is my first one ever, so bear with me. Previous to this, I was (and still am) a Licensed Customs Broker.  I spent 30 plus years working at JFK Airport, assisting customers with the clearance and delivery of their international packages.  I thought, if I could move cargo, I can move people and it has to be more fun!!!

And it is!!!  There is nothing more satisfying then planning the perfect adventure for someone.  Convincing them to use a travel agent, instead of doing it on their own can be a daunting task.  Most people think they can get it cheaper on the internet.  And maybe so, sometimes!  If your just booking air to visit grandma, go ahead do it on your own, nothing difficult or special about it.  You may even think if your booking something like “just a cruise” you can do it on your own.  Yes, you can!  But did you know that a travel agent may have special deals, fares, amenities that they can offer you.  Sometimes, even upgrades are available through a travel agent, that you wouldn’t be able to secure yourself.  It would never ever hurt you to ask a travel agent for their help.

Most (not all), but most agents, in most cases do not charge a planning fee or research fee (more on this topic later).  Travel Agents are paid by the cruise line, hotel, resort, wholesaler, tour operator.  It does not add to the cost of your vacation at all!!!  Again, I must say – that using a travel agent will get you more bang for your buck then you can get on your own.  Travel Agents, in most cases, are not paid until your trip is completed.

I’ve made mistakes (as all travel agents have) but my clients would never know it, well except for my son –  when I first started I booked him and his wife on a trip from New York to Florida –  he was extremely perplexed while on his flight TO Florida, why he was getting text’s from JetBlue telling him to check-in for his return flight.  Well, his mother (the travel agent) booked his flight going and coming on the same day!!!!  Luckily, I was able to fix it without any costs.

So, here’s my plan with my new blog –  every week I will share something new – it maybe about a destination, it maybe travel tips, it may some interesting Travel Agent stories, but it will be new and entertaining and I hope you will enjoy it

 

 

DAY 10 – Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

DAY 10 – Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What’s even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo’s David. Explore more of Florence & Pisa on a European cruise! We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency #traveling
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DAY 9 -Naples, Italy Cruise to Naples, l

DAY 9 -Naples, Italy Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old center will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets. Explore more of Naples on a European cruise! We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency #traveldiary
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DAY 8 – Messina (Sicily), Italy The thir

DAY 8 – Messina (Sicily), Italy
The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbor, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Explore more of Messina on a European cruise! We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. http://ow.ly/i/HRQ5S

DAY 7 – Valletta, Malta Although somewha

DAY 7 – Valletta, Malta Although somewhat scarred by World War II, Valletta prides itself on its magnificent Baroque palaces, piazzas, gardens and churches. The Magisterial Palace, built between 1571 and 1574, now houses the Maltese Parliament and offices of the President of Malta We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency #travelwriter #passionpassport #passportready #vacation
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Everyday in September I will post one of

Everyday in September I will post one of my favorite travel tips! no particular order, just my own personal preferences when I travel. I hope you find something that will help you when you travel. TIP #1 – ALWAYS carry a journal or notebook when you travel. Jot down things you would like to remember, where you are, name of the restaurant you ate in, the wine you had, someone you want to remember to acknowledge – I use these small hardcover books – I write the date I start on the front of the notebook and jot down all sorts of things. How many times have you said, oh I wish I could remember the name of that ????? #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency #adventure #lonelyplanet
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DAY 6 – Chania, Crete, Greece One of the

DAY 6 – Chania, Crete, Greece
One of the most beautiful cities on the island of Crete, charming Chania has also been the site of many great battles. Greeks, Christians, Moors, Venetians and Ottomans all fought for control of the city. See how these cultures interweave when you explore Old Town, with its Venetian Harbor, 16th-century Turkish prison, 17th-century mosque, Greek Orthodox Chania Cathedral and more.
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DAY 5 – Mykonos, Greece Mykonos is a cla

DAY 5 – Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you’ll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Explore the island in a 4 x 4 or take a ferry to the tiny island of Delos. Explore more of Mykonos on a European cruise!

We’re so excited to be going on this amazing 10 Day Adventure on-board the Norwegian Spirit!!! Would you like to join us? Just send us an email at susan@nomaxtravel.com and I’ll send you all the info. We’re starting in Rome and there is only one day at sea!! Visiting Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Florence. #nomaxtravel #nomaxtravels #nomaxtravelagency
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