My Must-Have Travel Essentials

My Must-Have Travel Essentials

It's so important to have the true necessities with you for a comfortable and stress-free vacation, so there are some things I absolutely will not travel without. Here are a few of my always-pack essentials.


Concierge Royal Treatment at Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort Hotels

Concierge Royal Treatment at Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort Hotels

Walt Disney World® Resort guests can enjoy personalized service by staying in a Club Level room at a Deluxe Resort, receiving full access to an exclusive Club Level Lounge once they arrive.


Best Shore Excursions: Port of Civitavecchia (Rome), Etruscan Tombs of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Best Shore Excursions: Port of Civitavecchia (Rome), Etruscan Tombs of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Those cruisers who have already seen Rome and just can’t bear to take the 1.5-hour trip there and back from the port of Civitavecchia should absolutely consider a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, two Etruscan cemeteries reflecting two very different burial practices.


World’s Best Islands: Capri

World’s Best Islands: Capri

It took five trips in Italy to finally make it to the island of my dreams, Capri. Something always seemed to get in the way, so when I found out the Silver Muse made a stop at Sorrento on my sailing, the very first thing I did was line up a private tour guide to make the most of our day there.


Silver Muse: Alluring Lounges and Public Spaces

Silver Muse: Alluring Lounges and Public Spaces

On all luxury cruise ships, public spaces are of the utmost importance since they are the places you’ll spend much of your waking hours, particularly on sea days. And Silver Muse does not in any way disappoint.


Visit the Tropics at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Visit the Tropics at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Set within Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is the Disney Vacation Club option of waterside bungalows along the shore of the resort, and Studio Villas located in the remodeled longhouses of Tokelau, Moorea, and Pago Pago. Here mid-century modern design meets traditional Polynesian style with a South Pacific vibe.


Silver Muse: Wine and Dine

Silver Muse: Wine and Dine

Signature dining is a big deal on the Silver Muse, particularly since there is no main dining room to speak of. So do your homework (or have your travel advisor do it for you) and make nightly dining reservations before your cruise begins.


A Splendid Day On the French Riviera with Jacques of Unique Tours Factory

A Splendid Day On the French Riviera with Jacques of Unique Tours Factory

Are you looking for a private tour away from the hoards of group tourist buses? Then Unique Tours Factory has something to offer for just about everyone. With more than 280 private tours in 20 European cities in conjunction with over 60 partner guides, their ambition is to provide their clients the very best of travel memories in the world’s loveliest cities.


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