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July First Thursday at Santa Barbara Travel: Easter Island

Marci Bogusz from SPM Hotels discusses the history and culture of Easter Island at Santa Barbara Travel on July 2, 2015

Marci Bogusz from SPM Hotels discusses the history and culture of Easter Island at Santa Barbara Travel on July 2, 2015

The remote and mysterious Easter Island was the topic of July’s First Thursday presentation at Santa Barbara Travel. Easter Island is the most remote inhabited place on earth: it’s 3,500 miles from Chile, and 3,000 miles from Tahiti.

In two presentations on Thursday evening, July 2nd, Marci Bogusz from South Pacific Management hotels discussed the history of this island – discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 – and also called Rapa Nui in Polynesian. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island contains 887 ‘moai’ or stone carvings. Marci discussed the mysteries still surrounding how these moai were carved, erected and moved across the island.

Coming to SB – the Holland America Line OnStage Alaska® Showcase!

OnStage Alaska

Santa Barbara Travel invites you to a Holland America Line Alaska-Yukon Showcase!

  • Stunning film footage of Alaska and the Yukon
  • Useful vacation planning advice
  • Exclusive booking and travel benefits

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Time: 10:00am

Place:  The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort  633 East Cabrillo Blvd.  Santa Barbara


Seating is limited!  RSVP TODAY!

To RSVP, contact Erin Zetter at 805-969-7746 or



An Oceania Cruises Experience


Recently, SB Travel Advisor Sheree Peterson had the opportunity to enjoy a cruise on Oceania Cruises, and she said it was the best cruise experience she’s ever had!

“We were very fortunate to have recently taken the “Mayan Mystique”, a 10 day cruise on the ship Riviera of Oceania Cruise Lines. Sailing on this beautiful ship was a wonderful experience and every crew member we met was very professional and attentive to us. The 4 specialty restaurants as well as the Grand Ballroom were over the top. We also enjoyed the fabulous lunches at the Terrace Café and Waves Grill.

I can personally say this was the best cruise I have taken!  Love the Oceania experience, and look forward to another voyage.”

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If you’d like more information on an Oceania Cruise, contact your SBTB Advisor today! 

Honeymoon Registries


What does a bride and groom really need? I recall planning my wedding gift registry and running around stores like Target  with an inventory scanning gun cluelessly zapping items that we couldn’t live without.  On other days, I’d browse the internet and choose items off websites that I thought were cool and something newly married couples should have.

Now that I’m married and have chipped most of the dishware we’ve received and baby bottles have conquered the martini set’s territory,  I wish I had known about honeymoon registries.

A honeymoon registry is just like it sounds-a website where guests can contribute funds towards a couple’s honeymoon.  The happy couple get to choose gifts like airfare, a romantic dinner, spa or diving and post these wishes on their customized registry site. What a splendid idea to create a customized registry for your honeymoon that allows your wedding guests to buy you gift experiences! Components of that magical honeymoon you and your fiancé dream about can now be a reality. Guests appreciate it too! A registry allows couples to break their honeymoon down into gift components of various prices so that guests can find a gift item that fits their budget. No more toasters and long return lines!

With a Santa Barbara Travel registry, your family and friends will have access to your honeymoon wish list to help you finance this unforgettable trip. Whether it’s a couple’s massage for two or monetary funds to offset your airfare, your every wish and desire can be added to your custom registry. When the time comes to liquidate your honeymoon registry, you can cash in or opt for the added features that were gifted to you.  Call Santa Barbara Travel and lets get started planning your memorable honeymoon trip today…805-966-3116