Vacation Inspirations, Savannah: Across the Northern Border

Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is home to more than a million people, so imagine the odds against one Canadian couple with travel plans between Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina finding a little-known spot in downtown Charleston known as Vacation Inspirations.

“We decided at the last minute to stop in Charleston, and now we can’t wait to go back,” said Patrick Dowsett. “It was while we were walking downtown in November of 2010 that we came across Vacation Inspirations, and we bought our membership. It was a very good decision.”

While Dowsett and his wife, Diana Dixon, a retired aerospace engineer with the Department of National Defence in Canada, had a taste of good food and good spirits on East Bay Street, they also found the key to their vacation bliss.

“Our first booking with Vacation Inspirations was a two-week vacation on the island of Fiji,” said Dowsett. “We stayed at two different top-notch resorts, the Tokoriki Island Resort – from our window we could see the island where the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway” was filmed – and the Outrigger Resort, which was a selection of Missie Blair of Vacation Inspirations. She had actually visited the resort and was able to recommend it personally. We were very surprised at the overall cost, and the amount of our rebate was even more thrilling.”

Choosing Fiji was easy because Dowsett and Dixon are avid scuba divers. They are already looking forward to their next trip to the Caribbean, through Vacation Inspirations, of course.

“We have received very good service from them and are saving our dollars for this next vacation. Through our first vacation, we already have earned back at least half of our startup cost, if not more, ” Dowsett said.

Patrick and Diana, both retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force, are looking forward to what the future holds.

“I was in the Air Force for 40 years as a pilot and had the pleasure of serving with many American airmen in Germany,” Dowsett commented. “We can’t wait to take more trips to the states and around the world. We would definitely recommend Vacation Inspirations to others.”

To learn more about Vacation Inspirations, visit or call (866) 587-6448.


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