Sunday, June 21, 2009

Evolution of a Travel Diva

Thank you for following the Travel Diva. If you're wondering where I got the "Diva" here goes: during my now decades long career as a travel writer I developed a severe penchant for luxury. I was fortunate to bed down in presidential suites, penthouse suites on ships, super upscale resorts,and private villas. I learned to fly First Class, did the Concorde and even experienced a Lear Jet or two. I really, really liked this way of travel. So I eschewed coach, economy and budget to specialize in the world of the rich and famous.
I have trotted around the globe and covered spots such as French Polynesia, the Caribbean, Bahamas, Europe, Asia and the US by air, land and sea. Everyone also asks for the Diva's favorite spots. Here they are:
French Polynesia (Bora Bora), Hawaii (Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai), St. Barths (French West Indies), French Riviera, Italy (Italian Riviera, Portofino, Florence, Venice (sooooo romantic), Milan, Rome), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona).

Alas even though the economy nose dived, I still opt for the best, or at least as good or a lot better than I have at home. So now I simply travel less without giving up comfort.
The Diva's motto: Go First Class or not a all