Cara Bertoia
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  • Palm Springs, CA
  • United States
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I am a croupier in the casino in Palm Springs.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
I worked on cruise ships for five years and can comment on almost anywhere. I even wrote a novel about it. Cruise Quarters - A Novel About Casinos And Cruise Ships
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My husband and I walked the Camino De Santiago in Spain. I even made a movie about it.

Cara Bertoia's Blog

The Best Part of Cruising: Sailing Away From It All

People always ask me why I love cruising so much. What makes it so special? They ask me this because I once worked on a cruise ship. I love cruise ships because I love the ocean. But what make a cruise ship so special? Well my favorite thing about a cruise ship is the sail away. I know that you also sail into a port but that usually happens when you are fast asleep in your cabin encased in your soft, high thread count luxury sheets. But sail away is a time when most of the…


Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:04pm

Top 10 Reasons to See Europe Via Cruise Ship

Many times people ask me what is the best way to travel around Europe. Well I have toured England and Europe by car and train, but definitely the best way to get around Europe was on a cruise ship. For many seasons I cruised the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Here are my top ten reasons for picking a cruise ship over train or road. If you have any more reasons to add please let me know.…


Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:55pm

The Top Ten Reasons I Still Work In A Casino

Since I saw that Tripatini had a casino destinations group. I thought I would share a post from a blog my husband and I write called We have been in the casino buisness for a very long time and if any one has any questions about casinos be sure and ask us.

Thanks Cara Bertoia


When I was younger and working at…


Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:49am

Myths Of the Felt: The View From Behind the Blackjack Table


Hi, my name is Cara. My husband Ray and I have been in the casino business for most of our working careers. We have decided to show you the view from behind the table. We will pass on a few tips, so that superstition doesn’t ruin you game. Please let us know if they help you win the next time you visit a casino!


If you were a blackjack table visited by thousands of punters a year, you would hear the same five things repeated every day. Guess what, all five of them…


Posted on August 10, 2013 at 8:06pm

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At 1:39pm on April 22, 2011, EnLinea Media said…
Thanks, Cara, we're very glad to have you -- and we hope you'll join various forums that are of interest to you, and introduce yourself to some of our members.  We look forward to staying in touch!!
At 8:07pm on April 21, 2011, EnLinea Media said…

Cara, welcome to Tripatini, the worldwide travel community the New York Post dubbed “Facebook for travelers.” On Tripatini, you can mingle with travelers and top travel experts alike, so everybody learns how to travel better and smarter. A few tips to get you rolling:

• JOIN one or more of our 450+ discussion groups, covering most destinations, travel topics, and travel-related professions such as media, publicists, agents, and tour operators. What are you into? Chances are we cover it. If we don’t, create your own group!

• INTRODUCE YOURSELF by sharing your story, links, photos, videos, anything at all on the Text Box on your profile page. 

• INVITE your friends, family, colleagues, guests, anyone and everyone interested in travel! More members means a more productive, useful, and fun experience for everyone.

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