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Critics Choice Vacations
I am passionate about worldwide travel!!!!
Interests: travel, wine, running, cooking, photography, reading and theology.
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Early this summer, I had an opportunity to travel to Europe to network, attend Germany’s largest buyers trade show and conduct a few site tours and inspections at properties we sell via Critics Choice Vacations (CCV) but I had not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
Data protection Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and the services we offer. We respect your privacy and ensure the protection of your personal data by processing your personal data in accordance with... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Forget about just lounging on the beach and embark on an adventure. Australia has plenty to offer for tour destinations and here we list down five. 5 Places to Tour When in Australia The Land Down Under is a breathtaking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
For Immediate Release CONTACT: Susan Boehnstedt PHONE: 480-831-9076 EMAIL: Susan@CriticsChoiceVacations.com Stephanie Cox & Susan Boehnstedt at Critics Choice Vacations Earn Adventurist Certification From UnCruise Adventures Phoenix, AZ 14MAR2018 – Stephanie Cox & Susan Boehnstedt at Critics Choice Vacations have completed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Another adventure of a lifetime.....aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic in the Sea of Cortez!!! I had the unique opportunity to sail once again with Lindblad Expeditions. I took my son on a 3... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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We are serious about this business of travel! We are serious about making dream trips realities for our clients. YOUR style of vacation and YOUR satisfaction is what drives our everyday work ethos and we plan to make 2018 no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Welcome Laurie Bearce I traveled to Europe with my family in my teens. It was my first time out of the US. Germany, England, and Holland made an impression on my soul! I knew then and there that I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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New Zealand and Australia Whew! I just returned from a 14 day, 13 flight, 4 rental car spring time adventure trip to New Zealand and Australia! Keep in mind, their seasons are opposite of us in the USA. Travel is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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VIRTUOSO® ANNOUNCES SUSAN BOEHNSTEDT HAS EARNED THE VIRTUOSO VOYAGES SPECIALIST DESIGNATION Virtuoso Voyages Specialist Designation Identifies Knowledgeable Cruise Advisors Phoenix, Arizona (26 Jun, 2017) – Virtuoso® has introduced a new training and certification program, Virtuoso Voyages Specialist, to ensure travel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Freshly back from a quick (and my first) trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Being an Arizona native, a "desert rat" if you will, I was really taken aback by the massive expanse of water....everywhere. The Lakes (and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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An adventure of a lifetime..... aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic!!! I am not a writer, so bear with me on this blog post. The experience I have just come back from is so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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A big thanks to you have followed along on a very special trip my son and I had in the fall. This will be the last post from that trip and my apologies that it has taken this long to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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English = Merry Christmas! French = Joyeux Noel! Argentine = Feliz Navidad! Crotian = Sretan Bozic! Danish = Glædelig Jul! Dutch = Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Finnish = Hyvaa joulua! German = Frohe Weihnachten! Greek = Kala Christouyenna! Hawaiian = Mele Kalikimaka!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Happy Holidays! Family coming into town in the greater Phoenix area? Looking for something fun to do for "kids" of all ages? Then look no further, head up to N. Scottsdale to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for some great times... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Thanks to all of you who have been interested and following along on the trip my son and I took in OCT together. A special 12 day, 4 country tour. Today, we are finally reporting on our time in Paris.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Looking for a wonderful place to stop for a drink, lunch, dinner or taking some of those famous holiday photos..... You don't have to go far to find 3 amazing properties right in your backyard, assuming you are in AZ.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Continuing on the blog from the trip with my son in OCT (I may just finish this before the year ends....at least that is my goal, we still have Paris and Normandy to discuss.....), our next quick stop (about 36... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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A quick flight from London and we arrived in Mallorca, Spain, at night during a terrific lightning and thunder storm. Many have asked where is Mallorca, Spain? Here is a bit more info from Wikipedia to help you out with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Just back a few weeks from a wonderful 12 day, 4 country tour with my son! The next several editions of the Critics Choice Vacations Travel Blog will be dedicated to highlights from our trip! Join us on our adventure............ Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Recently, Critics Choice Vacations became an Alberta, Canada specialist on paper! Fortunately, I was able to put that paper knowledge to active knowledge a few short months later. In July of this year, I was able to visit and explore... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Come along and join Critics Choice Vacations.........on an amazing AMA Waterways sailing, the Romantic Danube with embarkation 23AUG in Vilshofen (not far from Munich or Prague) and disembarkation in Budapest on 30AUG, 2017. Currently, if deposited by 31DEC, you can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Exchange Rates - How Do They Work? One of the simultaneously most exciting and most frustrating things about visiting another country is the currency exchange. Foreign money is one thing which can really cement the sense of exoticism which comes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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Being in this crazy travel business, does have its perks! I am very fortunate to have recently been invited (by the German National Tourism Board) to experience a culinary tour in Germany followed by several days of intense one/one meetings... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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MAUI & OAHU Critics Choice Vacations has recently undergone some additional training and enhanced certifications. We are now an all island Destination Hawaii Specialist as well as an individual island specialist: Maui, Oahu, Kauai & the big island of Hawaii.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)
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DRESDEN, GERMANY Not too long ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Dresden, Germany. Dresden, the capital of Saxony is the 3rd largest city in Eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies on the Elbe river and is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Travel Log (Photos & Blog)