Janet Kreb Traval Blog

Janet Krebs has over 30 years experience in Leisure Travel, I have had the pleasure of planning journeys for many people, their children and now their grand-children!
With over 30 years experience in Leisure Travel, I have had the pleasure of planning journeys for many people, their children and now their grand-children! I have traveled extensively in Europe, on the majority of luxury cruise ships and all over the US/Canada/Mexico/Caribbean. What’s next – space travel on Virtuoso’s Virgin Galactic ship! I have p...lanned many destination weddings over the years as well as organized group travel in the US and Europe (please see my tour to Italy for 2010 under “Destinations”). I will be happy to help you plan the vacation/honeymoon/special event of your dreams! More

Travel Taking Off Despite Economy

With questionable job numbers and rising gas prices, it’s easy to write off travel and other leisure activities these days. But the numbers say otherwise.
 
Earlier today, Peter joined the team at CBS This Morning to report on Virtuoso’s Travel Week.  This is one of the largest, most prestigious gatherings of the travel industry, taking place every August in Las Vegas. This is a serious B2B event where CEOS, ministers of tourism, ambassadors and some of the biggest travel agents in the world gather to do some pretty serious business.

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Trave Taking Off Despite Economy - A CBS This Morning Report



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Recent Travel Article in Nashville Post!

Hi - I was recenlty interviewed in a recent article in the Nashville Post. Here is the article!

BY WILLIAM WILLIAMS
Nashvile Post, July-August 2012

Not long ago, most Nashvillians who traveled outside the United States opted for locales that, though beautiful and interesting, were also predictable and not particularly adventurous.

Those standard destinations included — and were almost exclusively limited to — Italy, France Mexico (the touristy coastal areas, no less) and the United Kingdom. Sunbathing in Cancun, riding a gondola in Venice, marveling at the Eiffel Tower in Paris... all joyous and memorable — and all experienced seemingly by millions of folks millions of times.

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Flowers, Fashion, Fragrance…France, the Perfect Vacation

So it’s February, the days are gray and cold and flowers are few.  You begin to hear of Mardi Gras from some, but you already have your plans for a celebration without beads!  You are on your way to the French Riviera with its pristine waters and soft sandy beaches to celebrate a centuries old tradition, Bataille de Fleurs.   

You will get there for Carnival to take in the spectacle of the fabulously decorated carriages and floats, and be showered with petals during the Battle of Flowers, the final parade of Carnival.   But you will find yourself staying for the food, museums, architecture and the sensory experiences offered by the sand and surf to the south and the fields of flowers to the north.

france-flowers-500x375Grasse, a community just north of Nice, is a natural habitat for many of the most sought after flowers for fragrances.  May Rose, Jasmine, Lily and Lavender grow naturally in the warm climate.  Happily for the region, the fashion of the 1600’s caused a move from the malodorous industry of tanning to the industry of fragrance when a tanner in Nice offered a pair of jasmine scented gloves to Catherine de' Medici.  Scented leather became the rage and Nice became the home to the most renowned Houses of Perfume in the world.

Nice MarketIf you can be an early bird on at least of couple of days of your vacation, you can wander down to watch the open markets fill their booths with the flowers and produce of Provence.  Pick up some fresh bread and fruit and wander the streets to soak in the sun and history of one of the loveliest places on the Mediterranean.   Then take your trip north to visit Grasse and the farms that grow all of the flowers that are used for the best known fragrances in the world.   There are entire farms of May Rose and Jasmine strictly devoted to creating the world’s most popular fragrance, Chanel No 5. 

The rich history, architecture, cuisine and beauty of Nice are waiting for you, but if that is not enough…Monte Carlo is only 8 miles away!

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Considering A Luxury Cruise? Here Are Some Things To Think About...

A luxury cruise can be an exhilarating experience.   And with luxury, there is no such thing as one size fits all.  Just consider all the different kinds of ships.

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Hi - this is a great Blog - can't wait to go to on a Cruise! Peter the webmaster!
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:39
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