Saturday, March 01, 2014

Featured local business: Top of the Line Training

Free personal training session at Top of the Line Training when you book your next vacation with The Travel Bug!

The Travel Bug will be featuring local businesses. Our first business we are featuring is Top of the Line Training. Top of the Line Training is owned by Personal Trainer Sean Ryan. Sean has been a certified personal trainer for 10 years and his certifications include the National Academy of Sports Medicine; Expert Elite Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor; and hold a current CPR certification. He also has a background in boxing and martial arts.


Sean's 1,100 square foot studio is located right in Red Bank, at 30 Hudson Ave. Top of the Line Training offers small group and private training such as: weight loss and conditioning; athletic training; injury rehabilitation; boxing/kickboxing lessons. In-home training is also available.

There are no contracts or membership required, just the desire to work toward being in your best shape! So give us a call for your next vacation and receive a free session (in studio) with Sean Ryan, owner of Top of the Line Personal Training.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sordevolo Passion Play of Italy

The Travel Bug will be escorting a trip to Italy in 2015.  We will be including a side trip to see the Passion Play.  Please contact us for details.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Friday, February 07, 2014

Book this Grand Bahamas special offer by February 11 to receive a $250 air credit

Grand Bahama Island Vacation Specials with Air from New York Newark

Grand Bahama Island Vacation Package Deals with Non-Stop Flights from New York Newark EWR

Heard of Nassau and the Bahamas? Meet Grand Bahama Island. Book your next vacation with Vacation Express from New York to Grand Bahama Island today. Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island include non-stop flight, hotel, local representative and all taxes. When you book an all-inclusive package with us, you will also enjoy ALL meals, unlimited drinks and much more. Travelers looking for the perfect getaway to beautiful beaches with great duty free shopping and sunset cruises will find Grand Bahama Island to be a paradise in the Caribbean.

Limited Time Special - $250 Air Instant Air Credit.TTT Receive a $250 Instant Savings per room on stays of 3 consecutive nights or longer when booking an air-inclusive vacation package! Valid for travel through August 31, 2014. Transfers not included. Meal plans vary. TTTGrand Bahama Island prices include $250 per room Air Credit. Please call for more details. 

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Media attacks the cruise lines again

The media just can't get enough of sensationalizing the cruise industry.  It's a shame when passengers get the norovirus on a ship, but the media makes it seem that this happens because the cruise ship is harboring this illness.

The number one problem is not the ship, but the passenger who embarks on their cruise and lies when they complete the mandatory form which asks if the passenger has been sick, especially with vomiting or diarrhea, in the 3 days prior to the sail date.

What needs to be pointed out is that the cruise ships are always promoting proper washing of the hands, and they are there hand sanitizers at the entrance to all the restaurants.  If passengers took care to keep their hands clean their chances of getting sick from the norovirus diminishes greatly.

How many times do you see someone who does not wash their hands after using a public restroom?  Cruise ships even have signs in the restrooms with instructions as to how long you should wash your hands to ensure they are clean.  The CDC has compiled handwashing instructions as well.

Theresa Norton Masek has written a great article for Travel Pulse regarding this topic.  Please read and remember, it's not the cruise ship, it's the passengers, just as it would be at a school, hospital, mall, etc.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Friday, January 03, 2014

Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Be part of the Canonization of 
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII 

April 24 - 29, 2014
$2295 per person

  • Round trip air on Alitalia from JFK to Rome
  • 4 nights accommodation at Eurostar International Palace (4 star centrally located in Rome)
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Private arrival and departure transfer
  • Transfer to the Canonization Ceremony with English speaking assistance
  • Half day Panoramic guided tour of Rome
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Call 732-747-8187 to plan your trip today!

* Above prices are per person, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 

15 passengers traveling together. There is a €4 per person per night city stay 
tax that must be paid directly to hotel on check out. Price includes airfare, fuel 
surcharges and air taxes. Terms and conditions apply..

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Friday, December 06, 2013

Trip to Dubai May 2014

May 15-22, 2014, starting at $1899* per person
Round trip airfare from Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. (IAD).
First-class hotel accommodations for 5 nights.
Superb dining with 8 included meals and bottled water at each meal.
Guided sightseeing:

  • Dubai 
  • Iconic Burj Kalifa Tower
  • Abu Dhabi  
  • Wild desert safari on board a 4x4 jeep 
  • More optional tours available!

Assistance of a dedicated professional host during tours and transfers.
Travel by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoaches.
Complimentary baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport.
Included local taxes and service charges.

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy, for a minimum of 4 passengers traveling together.  Includes airfare, fuel surcharges, and air taxes.

If you have a group of 15 or more, please contact us for pricing.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sordevolo Passion Play 2015

The Sordevolo Passion Play takes place in Italy every five years. The next one is scheduled for June through September of 2015. Here is a peak at the last Passion Play that took place. Please contact me at 732-747-8187 if you are interested or if you have a church group interested in visiting Italy and seeing the Passion Play.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187 or email for more information