Author Archives: Stuart


Rocky Mountaineer – A Stress Free Luxury Tour (Part 2)

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Pulling up at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a sight you will never forget, as you enter through the grand lobby with winding staircases, elegant chandeliers, mountain scenery pictures and you feel like you have just arrived at a historic Swiss Chateau.

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Rocky Mountaineer – A Stress Free Luxury Tour (Part 1)

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Having decided the next place on our bucket list to check off was going to be Alaska we pulled together an itinerary to maximise the experience over almost 3 weeks. Rocky Mountaineer was an appealing way to cover the vast area of the Canadian Rockies. The thought of travelling in style on a preplanned tour left us in no doubt it was the perfect add on to an Alaska cruise.

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The Delta Business Class Experience

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We love to fly Business Class and in particular we enjoy the Virgin Upper Class Service, so trying out their partner airline Delta was the perfect option to get us to Seattle. Our holiday plan was to include a Rocky Mountaineer train journey and an Alaska cruise - Business Class was included to create the full memorable experience.

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Backstage Access at Finest Playa Mujeres

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On my recent visit to Mexico I had the privilege of being the first non-Excellence employee to visit the Finest Playa Mujeres site. This was much more than a gesture of friendship, and was organised to provide some invaluable recon on everything Finest Playa Mujeres promises to become. The core tenant of the Blue Bay approach to travel is first-hand knowledge, and by keeping up with the latest developments we can stay ahead of the curve. Our guided tour behind the scenes at Finest Playa Mujeres was a goldmine of exactly this type of knowledge, and it’s clear already that once again our expectations will be thoroughly blown away.

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