Tuesday, October 29, 2013


For the past two weeks our agency, Post Haste Travel, has had two Cruise Events that we promoted, three Suppliers Events to attend, and numerous supplier visits in our office.  I’m exhausted.  I get to the office around 7 AM and I try to leave by 4 PM.  My advisors get in at various hours, and our office closes at 6 PM.  But these last two weeks we've had Suppliers Events to attend that started early and have ended late, around 9 PM. 12 and 15 hour days seem to be the norm in the Luxury Travel Industry.

We’re all very tired. At our Tuesday night Luxury Cruise Event, as I was talking to our suppliers that attended our event, I realized that no matter how tired I was, they do this almost every night -- seven days or nights a week.  In Florida, the cruise representatives have events almost every night. Then I thought about the hoteliers that travel year round promoting their properties. I wondered about how many flights they have to take and how many time zones they have to traverse.  I should not complain.  

We in the Luxury Travel Industry should be so appreciative of our suppliers. We should remember that not only do they attend and support our marketing efforts, but they often have other events to go to after finishing ours.  They may have to follow up on their emails after midnight; they may be doing sales training's or ship inspections on the weekends . . . when do they get a break?  

We are very lucky to have representatives for all our suppliers that sacrifice their own family time, their own vacation time, in order to make sure we are always up-to-date and have the most recent news about their products. I can’t thank all of our suppliers enough for being there for us, so we can provide the best information and service for our clients.  And I wish I knew what I could do to make their jobs easier .
I shouldn't complain about being tired when I think about how hard they work.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Galapagos 2013 photo album

Go to my Post Haste Travel Facebook page to see my photos from my Tauck Bridges Galapagos expedition.  Or follow the link below.  I will be posting my thoughts once I get back into a work mode!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Candace Andreozzi and Post Haste Travel 4 Day Culinary Tour of New Orleans


Post Haste Travel

New Orleans Culinary Tour


October 4 – 8, 2013


Friday, October 4, 2013


Arrive in New Orleans and check into your hotel.

Please arrive by 5 PM


Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street


A Licensed tour guide will accompany the group on the following short

walk from your hotel.



Welcome dinner at Palm Court Jazz Café 7:00PM


The musicians appearing at the Palm Court include some of the Legends of New Orleans Traditional Jazz who continue to play with equal vigor and enthusiasm in their seventies and eighties. We have a different jazz band performing every evening, each bringing their interpretation of true New Orleans style jazz. Records from the GHB family of labels are available and can be played on request. A magnificent collection of jazz photographs, by celebrated photographers, grace the old brick walls.





Creole Gumbo



Special Salad du Jour



Chicken Creole with Rice*



Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Pecan Pie with Fresh Cream




*Recipes provided upon request








Saturday, October 5, 2013


A Licensed tour guide will accompany the group on the following

Full day of transportation


Complimentary Breakfast available at The Astor Crowne Plaza


7:30 AM meet in front of the hotel for transportation pickup

Today’s tour begins at 8:00 AM



New Orleans City Tour

A licensed tour guide will escort the guests on a history tour of New Orleans. The tour will include the Garden District, where they built the large, elegant mansions exemplifying many styles, including Greek revival, Italianate and Queen Anne Victorians.  They will go down St. Charles Avenue along the street car, passing two of the most prestigious colleges in New Orleans; Tulane University and Loyola University.  They will also pass by Audubon Park, which is a 400-acre park located in uptown New Orleans between St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River, near Tulane University, built on the site of the 1884 World's Fair.  City Park is another area your guests will enjoy during their tour. At 1,300 acres, is one of the largest urban parks in the country. The first parcel of land was acquired in 1854, making it one of the country’s oldest parks. This will be one of the stops that the guests will be able to disembark the transportation to use the restroom, grab a coffee ice cream or just enjoy the beauty of the park. Another hop off location will be an above ground cemetery known as “The City of the Dead”. Your guests will enjoy a history of New Orleans including the first settlers, religion, culture, and of course, Mardi Gras. Stop along the way in the Lower Ninth Ward that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and see the rebuilding that has taken place.  Pass the levee that broke, Brad Pitt's “Make it Right Foundation” and Fat's Domino's Home.



Cemetery Tour

A visit to St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans oldest “City of the Dead”. Explore the cemetery and visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Step back in time with this historically accurate and educational tour.











Tour and Visit Houma’s House Plantation

With lunch



Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley. Enjoy the breeze off the Mississippi and navigate through the shadows of ancient oaks.

Whether you're being guided through the mansion with its artwork, artifacts and antiques or discovering the beauty of the immaculate gardens and grounds, you will quickly understand that a visit to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is a unique experience.


Lunch Menu at Café Burnside

On the grounds of the plantation


Rosemary Chicken Breast

Served with garlic smashed potatoes, buttered baby carrots and tomato buerre blanc




Louisiana Seafood Pasta

Penne Pasta tossed in Creole tomato cream sauce


Luncheons include Bread and Butter, Iced Tea or Soft Drink

and Cheesecake.  Gratuities and Taxes are included. 



Tour and Visit Mardi Gras World

You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all at this amazing fantasy factory. You will even view the most awesome floats ever built for carnival - the Orpheus 140-foot triple-tandem sea monster "Leviathan" and the 240-foot quintuple-tandem "Captain Eddie's S.S. Endymion," with tens of thousands of fiber optic lights. After a brief introduction by a knowledgeable guide and a spirited video about the history of Mardi Gras and the company, you can dress up in authentic, ornate carnival costumes. Visitors tap into their imaginations, as the ladies don sequined headdresses, gowns, and the gentlemen wear regal coats of armor, imagine yourself as a noble king or queen of the ball!


Mardi Gras Mask Making

Guests will have the opportunity to create Mardi Gras Mask they can take home.  Each guest will be provided with one plastic mast, feathers, rhinestones, ribbon and all materials need to create their one-of-kind mask.




Return to your hotel for a brief rest and time to prepare for dinner.


Dinner at Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant

Live Cajun Dance Music

7:00 PM




For Starters

Choose one

House Salad, with your choice of one of our homemade dressings


Cup of either Zydeco Gumbo

or Seafood Gumbo



Choose one

Our Specialty of the House, Catfish Mulate’s,

Seasoned grilled catfish fillet, lightly floured and grilled to perfection, topped with crawfish etouffee, served with jambalaya, sautéed vegetables and twice baked potato


Fried Shrimp, butterflied and fried to perfection and served with jambalaya and french fries


Grilled Chicken Breast, a plump seasoned chicken breast served atop jambalaya and sautéed vegetables


For Dessert

Our Famous Homemade Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce


Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, and Coffee Included

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Meet in the Lobby of the Astor Crown Plaza at 9:45 AM


A Licensed tour guide will accompany the group on the following


French Quarter Walking Tour 10:00 AM- 12 Noon


A licensed tour guide will guide the guests on a history tour of New Orleans French Quarter. Explore the storied streets of the Vieux Carre where legend and documented history converge. From the dynamic Mississippi River to the serene courtyards, experience the Vieux Carre with the city's best guide. Discover everything from the outrageous colonial history to Creole culture, from piracy to architectural masterpieces.  Just of few of the stops along the way:  French Market, Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop, Jackson Square, and Saint Louis Cathedral.


Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch Buffet- 12 Noon





Soup Du Jour

Turtle Soup au Sherry


Waiter Service or Egg Station

Eggs and Omelets made to order, any style

Our House Specialty

Seafood Orleans and Shrimp Creole Omelet

Classic Eggs Benedict


Seafood Station

Unlimited Fresh Boiled Shrimp and Crawfish (when available)

Accompanied by Remoulade and Cocktail Sauces


Specialty Salads

A unique selection of Louisiana salads including: Zesty Cajun Pasta,

Creamy Crawfish Pasta, Chicken Salad, Chicken Curry Salad
An assortment of domestic and imported cheeses

Some of our Hot Entrée Offerings

Fresh Gulf Shrimp in Spicy Etouffee,
Duck à l’ orange,
Oysters Bienville,
Creole Jambalaya and a local favorite
Veal Grillades and Gravy with Corn Grits




Breakfast items available

Bacon and Sausage

From our Bakery

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Desserts & Fresh Fruits
A vast variety of fresh cakes, pies and sweets baked daily on premises including
Mardi Gras King Cake,
Southern Pecan Pie,
Bananas Foster,
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce,
Home Churned French Vanilla Ice Cream
with your choice of Praline Sauce or Chocolate Sauce;
plus an assortment of local and exotic fruit and fruit salads
Coffee, café au lait, tea, and juice included


****Afternoon and evening free to explore****


Monday, October 7, 2013


A Licensed tour guide will accompany the group on the following

Short walking distance from the hotel



Brunch - Hands-on Cooking Class-10:30 AM

New Orleans School of Cooking

524 St. Louis Street

French Quarter


You’ll do more than just watch and eat- after all, you’re the chef! You will be cutting, chopping, and sautéing a full, 4 course meal. After the hard work is done, you will dine on what you have created. These classes are not limited to “foodies;” a great time will be shared by all!

Guests may select any four items to prepare from the menu below:

Choose 1 Appetizer

Shrimp Remoulade

Stuffed Mushrooms

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Oyster Rockefeller


Choose 1 Soup


Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp & Artichoke Soup

Corn & Crab Bisque

Shrimp Bisque


Choose 1 Entrée


Crawfish Etouffee

Chicken Etouffee

Chicken & Cajun Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

Shrimp Creole

Chicken Creole


Choose 1 Dessert


Traditional Bread Pudding

Sweet Mini Pecan Pies

Bananas Foster Crepes



Transportation will be provided for the next two tours



Tour and Visit the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery


The Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, close to the French Quarter, offers an intimate, detailed look at the distillation process from beginning to end. The tour tells the story of a unique company and it’s survival after Hurricane Katrina. All of the tours begin with an Old New Orleans Rum cocktail and conclude with tasting of all 4 products. Become a connoisseur as you experience the subtle flavors of our distinctive rums.


Southern Food and Beverage Museum

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum celebrates, interprets, investigates, entertains and preserves. A collaboration between many, the Museum allows food lovers of all stripes – Southerners and non-Southerners, locals and tourists, academics and food industry insiders — to pull up their chairs and dig into the food and drink of the South. And although we are based in New Orleans, we are bringing our message about the entire South to the world through exhibits, collection of oral histories and videos, and other research.

Enjoy Beignets and Café Au Lait at Café Du Monde in the Historic French Market  


Located in the Historic New Orleans French Market, the Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862. Beignets were brought to Louisiana by the Acadians. These were fried fritters, sometimes filled with fruit. Today, the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. They are served in orders of three. Wash your beignets down with a delicious cup of  Café Au Lait.

The perfect way to start off any day.





Return back to the hotel and freshen up for your final night in the Big Easy.


The following is walking distance from the hotel.

New Orleans Jazz Club

Includes one drink per person


One of Bourbon Street's oldest live Jazz clubs is dedicated to the preservation of "America's classical music". Jazz is one of North America's oldest and most celebrated musical genres, traced back to the 20th century. This legendary spot is where many of the most notable Jazz musicians (Harry Connick, Jr) served their apprenticeships. It is one of only two Jazz clubs still existing on Bourbon Street. Tourists and locals flock to this famous club expecting to be entertained by nonstop authentic jazz...and are never disappointed!


Enjoy Farewell Dinner at Arnaud’s

In the Jazz Bistro

8:30 PM



Turtle Soup



Petit Filet Charlemond

Grilled five-ounce filet in a rich Mushroom Sauce,

 Topped with Béarnaise Sauce


Gulf Fish Amandine

Sautéed fillet topped with sliced almonds and Lemon Butter Sauce



Asparagus & Brabant Potatoes


Chocolate Devastation
A velvety blend of imported dark chocolates


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Check out of the hotel and depart New Orleans




Cost Per Person

Hotel upgrades available and listed below


$1652.40 per Person – Single Occupancy


$1219.20 per Person – Double Occupancy


Upgrade to the Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street

$597.60 – Single

$298.00 – Double


Upgrade to the Ritz Carlton

921 Canal Street

$1092.00 – Single

$574.20 - Double




Taxes and gratuity

All tours and meals included in the itinerary

Transportation where noted


Not Included:

Airfare to and from New Orleans

Transfers to and from Airport

Breakfasts daily unless noted

Items of a personal nature

Alcoholic beverages unless otherwise noted

Gratuity for any tour guide service


Deposit of $350 per person due by June 14th, 2013

Final payment due in full by August 14, 2013

Travel Insurance is recommended


Please contact:

Candace Andreozzi

Post Haste Travel

(Office) 954-966-7690

(Cell) 561-306-6798






Friday, June 15, 2012

They're still at it! galivinizedpail.com #Worst Customer Service

They're still at it!!!!!!!! galvinizedpail.com....read on!
Me-This has been SO much fun....sorry you missed out on our order...in case you didn't realize it..."Bucket List" events in the travel industry are the next big thing this year....I could have recommended you instead of sharing your wonderful  (?) "Customer Service" with the world.
Grace DeVita
Them-We are having a record sales year.  Our two manufacturing plants are running at 100% capacity 24/7/365 and demand for our products is still outpacing production.
You on the other hand can’t spell, have an overinflated sense of self-worth and generally speaking aren’t very bright.Three years from now you will be out of business.  Three years from now our third manufacturing plant will be complete and we will still be the number one seller of galvanized products in North America and we will still not want your business.Have a nice day neglecting your business so you can slam ours.We are still waiting for the “DeVia” effect to take hold.
Customer Service