Caribbean

A brief history of the Panama Canal by Tom Koranek

It is widely accepted that the Panama Canal is one of the seven engineering marvels of the world. To view in person, the canal is an inspiring wonder. Denise and I just completed the transit of the new locks. It is truly awe-inspiring!  Tugboats gently guided our...

What’s it like to cruise through the Panama Canal?

Prior to the Panama Canal opening in 1914, ships wishing to sail from the east coast of the U.S. to the west coast had to make the dangerously long journey around Cape Horn on the southern tip of South America. Through a series of locks and an artificial lake, it’s...

Let me take you to paradise in the Caribbean

Are you looking for a beach destination with perfect weather year-round and very little rainfall? Are you seeking rest and relaxation with a beautiful Caribbean atmosphere, warm friendly people and a laid-back attitude? Or how about impressive golf courses designed by...

Experience the secluded paradise of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Traveling to Saint Kitts and Nevis is perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all and reconnect with loved ones. This island nation, known as the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest in the Americas by both size and population. Yet, this tiny...

About Denise

My goal is to simplify travel-planning through an equal exchange process where I acquire your ideas and expectations for your trip relieving you of the worry, hassle, stress and time that accompanies Do-It-Yourself planning.

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French River Cruise on the Seine – A sample of excursions

Sunset Vacations and Travel Planning is taking a river cruise in France, roundtrip from Paris, October 5-15, 2025. This is a chance to immerse into French culture, delve into history, and absorb beautiful scenery along the Seine. We hope you’ll consider joining Denise...

Sunset Groups to Normandy, France October 5-15, 2025

Take a journey down the river of dreams, October 5-15, 2025 11 days/ 10 nights – Roundtrip Paris onboard the Scenic Gem There are few superlatives that do justice to Paris, a city that oozes romance and is home to world renowned architectural wonders and iconic pieces...

Airlines want your data: How new booking rules impact travelers

Starting May 1, American Airlines announced that travelers who book tickets through third parties will no longer be eligible to receive AAdvantage miles and loyalty points. This change comes as part of an effort to persuade people to book directly with American...