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20
Sep

AN INVITATION for All-Inclusive Cruise To Hawaii OCT 31, 2015!

CRUISE AROUND THE HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS  

LIFE IS SHORT–GO FOR IT! With AN INVITATION for an All-Inclusive Cruise To Hawaii OCT 31, 2015!

WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS– CONSIDER BEING SPONTANEOUS!

Some of the best traveling I’ve done was at the last minute.  This cruise opportunity is available year round, but  I’ll be sailing on this amazing cruise around the Hawaiian Islands  There are still guaranteed balcony cabins available for $1,599 per person– Come join me!

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Only Norwegian lets you visit four islands in seven days, which means you’re on an island each and every day!  It is no wonder that they were voted Porthole Magazine’s “Best Hawaii Itinerary” for 10 years in a row! And since NCL is the only cruise line that homeports in Hawaii, offering convenient year-round Saturday departures, you can vacation on your schedule.  I’ll be sailing around Hawaii Oct 31, 2015. Why don’t you come along and join me.

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Be spontaneous–Go for it!    

Bon Voyage,  your Educated Gypsy Friend, 

Susan Rogers Travels

 

 

Susan

 

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15
Sep

SO DO YOU NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE OR NOT?

Hello excited travelers!  Many people expect that nothing could possibly happen to them as they travel.  But, some of us have learned that life  is unpredictable.  My job is to make you aware of the things you might not think of when you travel.

Because I have seen so many unexpected things happen during my travels, I have become very “risk averse”.  I personally have seen a person have to be air lifted off a ship 1/2 way to Cabo and be returned to San Diego by medical evacuation helicopter. My 1st thought when I heard what was happening was ” I hope that person has travel insurance to cover this.” You have to have the right insurance coverage to pay for that.  I’ve seen a person step off a tour bus and break her ankle.  She had to pay for emergency transport and hospital expense and re-schedule her flights to another country to get back home to see her own doctors and pay again.  I know a man who had a stroke while on a cruise and had to stay a week in a foreign hospital in Turkey and then be flown home on a special medical transport  (both very expensive.) I’ve seen a young lady break her leg when she slipped at Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.  She had to charge $1,500 unexpectedly on her charge card to get medical treatment at the hospital.  A friend slipped on the marble floors at a resort in Cancun and broke her hip.  I could keep going on and on.

I am not trying to alarm you, I merely want you to be protected from unexpected problems.  I always insure myself when I travel and always advise my clients to do the same.  If a plan you have at home currently will cover all the things listed, then you don’t need anything extra.  You can even get coverage up to a day before you travel but the quote is about much more than cancelling the cruise or tour.  When I send you a quote,  please read the coverage very carefully.  The choice is up to you.  If “Las Vegas” is your style, then so be it.  Just know before you go.  I’ve done my part by informing you.  “I wish I had” doesn’t pay for anything.
Bon Voyage, SusanLake Como

6
Mar

YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET!

What do you think your most valuable asset is? Your money? Your car? Computer? Jewelry? Not by a long shot! Most people automatically think of possessions when that question comes up. But the true reality is– it’s your time!

Your time is the one thing of value that you absolutely cannot get more of. You can earn more money, get another car, computer, jewelry, etc—but there is no additional time you can acquire in your life. Therefore it is your most valuable asset.

You can, however, use it more wisely. If you are going to allocate your precious time to any endeavor–make it quality and don’t waste it. We all have our gifts. Do what you’re good at and let some other qualified person help with the rest.

My gift happens to be planning travel. I started many years ago and I’ve gotten consistently wiser and better at it as time went by. I know how to interpret a travel offering and separate the reality from the hype. I know how to judge the lay out of a resort and pretty much tell you how your experience will be. I can look at the itinerary of a cruise or tour and and explain what’s going to happen. In other words, I turned my time of researching all these years into a talent for getting you
that picture in your mind. I actually turn travel dreams into reality in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it on your own. Unless you’ve got years of experience, which includes personal trials and errors, you still can’t be sure of what you’re researching. Do you really want to gamble your MONEY and YOUR PRECIOUS TIME on a less than quality experience?

 

You get personal attention and one-on-one consultation with me. I honestly care what kind of experience you have, and I endeavor to point you in the right direction. I plan every adventure for you just as if I’m the one going. You can’t get that online or from any call center I know of.
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On that note, one of my favorite comments is “DON’T WAIT – DO IT NOW!
If you want to save your precious time and and get that quality experience you’re dreaming of, contact me for a consultation. It will be all about you.

Susan Rogers 770-560-2411 SusanRogersTravels.com

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1
Mar

Can you relate? Wouldn’t you rather take some great trips instead?

Life is unpredictable–eat dessert first! How many time have you heard that? Well, it really is unpredictable. I never would have dreamed that I’d fall flat on my knees and face just walking to supper at the mall. How embarrassing. But the worst part was that It trashed my knees and in just a few years I was having my 1st knee replaced. I was perfectly healthy before that.

I’m still healthy. But I’ve also had a 2nd knee and one hip replaced so far. I was Medicare eligible for all surgeries. My 1st one cost me $7,000 out- of-pocket because no insurance agent I’d had since turning 65 even told me that I could have insurance that would eliminate my out-of pocket expenses. If I had stuck with them, I’d now be $21,000 out-of-pocket. I learned the hard way that you can’t always depend on sales people to tell you all your options.

That’s why Mark and I decided to go to a Health and Life Insurance
Classes and find out for ourselves what the “rest of the story was”.
Because we know how it feels to only get 1/2 of the info you need to make a good decision about Medicare Insurance, we pledge to keep you informed fully and have your best interest at heart. We are Seniors ourselves and we use the plans we sell so we speak from experience. As independent agents, we can give unbiased answers to your questions about senior insurance, and we will help you protect your hard earned assets.

As I said, Wouldn’t you rather take some great trips instead? I sure would.

Susan

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20
Oct

Susan Rogers & Holland America Line presents “ON LINE ALASKA”

ALASKA WEB EVENT 

Save the Date

Date: Sunday, October 26     Time: 4pm EST

Please join us (from the comfort of your own home) for an inspiring, fun, and informative presentation about one of the world’s great cruise and travel destinations in Alaska & the Yukon! Read more

17
Sep

You’re Invited for a Virtual Visit to the Caribbean – Free Webinar

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Don’t Miss This Special Virtual Adventure to Caribbean!

 

Feel like being tucked away amongst majestic palm groves?

How about walking on an endless stretch of powdery sand?

Or even swaying in a hammock beneath the shade of a coconut palm?

Join us! Thursday September 18, 2014
7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT, 5:00pm MT, 4:00pm PT RSVP: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/177168038

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner, Susan

 

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11
Sep

YOU’RE INVITED TO Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia

YOU’RE INVITED TO  Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia with the experts: Paul Gauguin Cruises!

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Breathtaking scenery, a balmy climate, and an exotic culture make French Polynesia one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations. And only one luxury cruise ship is your best choice for exploring this idyllic region: the m/s Paul Gauguin. Voted the “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards, Paul Gauguin Cruises is the destination expert to Tahiti and French Polynesia.
Cruise expert Carol Parsons tells you how you can experience the best of Tahiti & the Society Islands in just one week, during a LIVE WEBINAR that also covers:
•Our exceptional all-inclusive value—INCLUDING ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE from Los Angeles!
•Highlights of our private retreats: our private beach off the coast of Bora Bora and private islet off the coast of Taha’a
•Deluxe amenities, including the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm and our onboard watersports marina
•Shore excursions by land and sea
•Pre- and post-cruise hotel stays
This LIVE WEBINAR is on Thursday, September 11 at:
7pm Eastern
6pm Central
5pm Mountain
4pm Pacific
Here is a link to the registration page for this event.
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji, and the South Pacific, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury.
Your Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan
Experience Tahiti & French Polynesia

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25
Aug

TUES AUG 26th 7pm – YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS! WE’RE GOING TO ALASKA NEXT YEAR!

Mark and I had a great time Friday night at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest, Ga. We could really feel the warmth and friendship between the people there. A Sunday School class there wants to take a bucket list trip to Alaska next June 2015.


I’m going to help them get this group together, and YOU’RE INVITED TO GO WITH US! Alaska is in the top 5 places most people want to visit, and rightly so. It is gorgeous, massive in scope, and so much to see and do.

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22
Jul

Airlines Change the Carry on Rules

We all know that TSA lines can have very unpleasant surprises such as confiscating belongings, loosing luggage, and pat-down searches. They can even be as unpleasant as changing carry-on weight limits without a warning.  That is why it is important to check the TSA rules and standards before you embark on your travels.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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8
Jul

Attend a Virtual Weddingmoons Party in JULY!

Virtual WeddingMoons

Having trouble figuring out where to have your Wedding and your Honeymoon.  Virtual Weddingmoons may be the thing you are looking for.

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6
Jul

Sun-Sational Summer Savings on Island Route Tours Vacation

Book by August 5th

Don’t miss these Island Route Tour Vacations $315 credits. It’s like getting your deposit back.

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

Susan

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17
Jun

YOU ASKED FOR IT– Beaches Resorts- BFF Girls Getaway – 2015 Dates!

2014 & 2015 BFF Girls Getaways Dates!

April 23-27, 2015 &

September 24-18, 2015

We are happy to announce that we have 2015 dates for this fantastic experience! Whether single, married, or simply looking to get away with the girls, the B.F.F Girls Getaway Weekend (Best Friends Forever Girls Getaway) will be sure to deliver fun, sun and the ultimate girls bonding experience!

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Are you stressed out and need a break?

Don’t even have time to plan or research where to go?

I’ll wipe that stress away and send you to paradise!

I visited Beaches Turks and Caicos this year myself. I got to see first hand what a great resort it is. When I visit resorts, I pay attention to details. That’s how I can promise “That picture you’re seeing in your mind’s eye is what you’ll see when you get there”. The Gorgeous wrap around beach is ready for your toes.

Love ocean front rooms? I do, and I can make sure you get that luxury all-inclusive vacation you deserve. You can even have a butler if you like.

Call your friends and then call me! You’ll be glad you did.


Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,
Susan

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  • You can go on a 4-night best friends vacation in paradise Beaches Friends Forever Girls Getaway

You can discover why so many people are raving about the Beaches Best Friends Forever Getaway. Sometimes a girl just needs to…get away. What better way to do this than with a trip to Beaches Resorts with your best friends? Book your vacation to Beaches Turks & Caicos for them to enjoy exclusive activities and luxurious gifts including a Jewelry & Wine Soiree, Private Catamaran Cruise, $200 Red Lane® Spa credit, and so much more! > More Details

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12
May

Holland America Cruise Line Lanai Staterooms – Limited Time Special Pricing

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 Lanai Staterooms on the Holland America Cruise

“There can be a  price DIFFERENCE of as little as $300 to as much as $1,000  between the CATEGORY OF CABINS.  It all depends on the sailing dates and cabin availability.” 

Exactly what are they? I see them as a hybrid choice. Not a PRIVATE BALCONY but much more value that an Ocean View cabin(see below) and a little less than a Verandah Suite (see below). Realizing that you get what you pay for,a Lanai stateroom will be Approximately 181–256 sq. ft and will be on the Lower Promenade Deck and Sliding glass doors will lead out onto the walk-around. There can be pricing from as little as $300 to as much as $1,000 difference between the categories. It all depends on the sailing dates and cabin availability.

Susan Rogers Travels specializes in luxury all-inclusive vacations in small to medium sized ships. This includes elegant river cruises in Europe, Africa, Asia or the USA. This also includes ocean going ships of the luxury type. Holland America Line is not considered the highest of luxury, but they are mighty fine ships and I have sailed on them many times myself.

Lanai Staterooms

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:

  • Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

 

COMPARE THIS TO VERANDAH SUITES: Now called Vista Suites:

Vista Suites: (Verandah Suite) available in many categories.

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

Stateroom amenities include:

  • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

OCEAN VIEW STATEROOMS:

Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms

(You have a choice of Full Ocean-view, Partial Sea-view , Porthole view or Obstructed view)
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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown serviceIf you’re stressed out and out of time trying to sort it all out, cruise email us or call Susan at (770) 560-2411! You’ll get personal attention and excellent advice from an experienced traveler.

    Bon Voyage,

    Susan Rogers

12
Mar

You’re invited to attend our Virtual WeddingMoons® Party This Saturday 2pm EST!!

Are You Planning for a Wedding or Honeymoon

or Know Someone Who Is?

Grab your fiance’ and log into the best wedding soiree online!

  • Saturday afternoon – March 22nd EST (2 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. CST / 11 a.m. PST)

RSVP Today! »

You’ll get the latest information from the Romance Specialist at Sandals Resorts and inside tips about throwing your ultimate Sandals WeddingMoons® in the Caribbean!

We’ll have an exclusive booking incentive for up to $250 Spa Credit* for the bride and groom attendees!

Brought to you in Partnership with Susan Rogers Travels!

RSVP Today! »

 

10
Mar

Ever had a virtual tour of Europe? Join me this Wednesday at 7 p.m. (EST)!

A Virtual Guided Experience Through Europe

Join me on March 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. (EST) for a wonderful virtual tour bringing Europe Guided Experience right to you.

Almost daily, I am on a Webinar learning about far away places. I love it! Because most of the vendors record their presentations, I can go back and listen again when I need the info. Perhaps you would also enjoy that opportunity. Here’s your chance to come along with me for an armchair ride through Europe! Find out about luxury offerings from a premier tour company in Europe–Insight Vacations.

An Insight Vacation in 2014 will be like nothing you’ve experienced before in your travels. They’ve gone even further to introduce unique experiences and special touches that allow you to truly connect with the destination, its people and its culture. Their tours range from Britain, the Continent, the Eastern Mediterranean Morocco, USA, Canada and India!

Insight Vacations has so much to offer you. We will demonstrate the value to you and this is all done from the comfort of your home. Register now and join me Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. (EST).

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6
Mar

HONEYMOONS MADE EASY!

RELAX,   Joy in Paradise is Easier Than You Think! 

 BE STRESS FREE!  Let Susan Rogers Design your Luxury All-Inclusive Honeymoon!
 
By Planning Ahead, I’ll Turn Your Dream into Reality.  Free 1 hour Consultation.
 

Your Educated Gypsy Travel Planner,

SUSAN ROGERS TRAVELS.COM  770-560-2411
Romance and Relaxation Consultant                 
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27
Feb

Join Me Tonight – Special Alaska Cruise Virtual Tour – Ask Questions

“LET’S TAKE AN ARMCHAIR TRIP TOGETHER: ALASKA CRUISE.”

“One of the most beautiful and interesting places I’ve traveled to is Alaska. Many people say that they have sailed to The Inside Passage and think that this is all there is to Alaska. NOT!!! It is so huge that I think it would take 5 or 6 trips to see it all. Now, granted, I’m a nature lover from top to bottom. I’ve been twice for 14 day trips and saw not only the Inside Passage, but The Yukon Territory and the central portion containing Denali National Park. I’ve seen close to 20 each of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and Dall Sheep; a couple of wolves, and even a big porcupine. I’ve flown over Mt. McKinley (it’s huge), ridden the Denali train from Fairbanks to Anchorage and stayed in a couple of lodges along the way. My next trip I want to take a plane out to a remote lodge and see those big bears catching salmon jumping out of the river. I’d also like to see the pod of whales returned to Alaska for the summer. I saw them during the winter in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In order to prepare you for an exciting adventure, I’m inviting you to join me as I attend an on-line Webinar. I watch many every week and find them to be a great way to learn about a destination. Come along with me on this armchair trip to Alaska.” Bon Voyage, Susan   Holland American Line Online Alaska-A Virtual Tour Join us Today at 7:00 p.m. (EST)!! register now Read more

30
Jan

What’s the difference? River Cruising or Ocean Cruising?

Does smooth sailing and smaller group gatherings with a more intimate feeling appeal to you?

Or, do you prefer the hustle bustle of a huge group and long walks to get all over a ship as well as on and off?

Do you prefer all-inclusive sailings with soft drinks, wine, beer and perhaps other alcohol, including shore excursions? Perhaps you like paying extra for all of that?

In a nutshell, I believe that River Cruising is a most enjoyable way to travel and gives you greater value because of their all-inclusive deals.

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17
Dec

Are “LOOSE LIPS SINKING YOUR SHIP” ?

Are “LOOSE LIPS SINKING YOUR SHIP”

This a question posed by Jamie Saxe in an article on TravelResearchOnline-Smith. It caught my attention mainly because I’ve been promoting a Special 70th Anniversary WW II D-DAY Memorial Cruise sailing June  2014 and this question seemed timely.  My Father was stationed in France during WW II.  As a 4 year old child I remember him coming home on the train to Hammond, La. where we waited for him.  When he got off the train he was singing “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day.  I’ve got a beautiful feeling, everything’s going my way!”  Funny the little things one remembers when a child.  Later, after Mom and Dad had both passed on,  I found a postcard of The Arc de Triomphe from Paris that he had written to my Mom.  It was written in Oct 1941 when I was 3 months old.  The surprising thing was the date it was stamped as mailed by postal service—Nov 1944.  Who knows where that card had been taken to before the Army sent it on home.  When I was in Paris for a River Cruise on the Seine, I had my picture taken in front of the Arc.  If those stones could only talk.

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