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AndavoMart 2015: Our annual travel advisor convention

AndavoMart 2015: Our annual travel advisor convention

October 26, 2015 | By

Andavo Travel just finished hosting our annual convention for our network of advisors, called AndavoMart.  As our network grows, so does the attendance at AndavoMart, and once again we had record attendance – this time 109 total attendees. AndavoMart 2015 was held at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La …

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Give the Gift of Travel

October 15, 2015 | By

What gift could be more unique and memorable than the opportunity to discover a fascinating part of the world? Give the special person in your life something they will treasure for a lifetime – the gift of travel. Honestly, do you remember every gift you received for Christmas last year …

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“Just Back” Destination Spotlight: Ireland

October 12, 2015 | By

If your favorite color is green, or if you enjoy beer and comfort food, I highly recommend you go to Ireland. I had been wanting to go to Ireland for several years, as my family heritage links me back to the country. The landscape, the friendliness of the people, and …

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Sandals and Beaches Hotels, Jamaica: A plethora of sunny options

July 23, 2015 | By

I just got back from Jamaica where I spent five nights touring the Sandals and Beaches properties in Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay and Whitehouse. The weather forecast was for rain everyday, but we only experienced a few drops one evening. In general, the weather was warm and humid, but …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma

July 9, 2015 | By

This past weekend I was invited for an overnight stay at a luxury boutique hotel called Farmhouse Inn. It is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country in California. One and a half hours from San Francisco, and 30 minutes from Napa. The warm welcome at the front …

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Luxury Tour Company Review: Exeter International

July 7, 2015 | By

In April of this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Russia on a “travel agent familiarization” trip with Exeter International, a tour company specializing in luxury travel to Russia and Eastern Europe. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg airport, a representative from Exeter was there to greet us …

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Remote luxury lodges under the southern sun

June 18, 2015 | By

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the representative for some fabulous lodges in Chile, and it made me want to share what I have learned. Staying true to my specialty, I am concentrating on a few in the southern hemisphere. CHILE In Chile, the Explora Lodges are nothing …

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Take a Vacation, Get a Promotion?

June 16, 2015 | By

I recently came across an article on the Harvard Business Review, titled “Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?” by Shawn Achor. The theory is this: Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message …

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Small-Ship Cruise Review: Voyages to Antiquity

June 11, 2015 | By

I just got back from a cruise with Voyages to Antiquity on their ship, the Aegean Odyssey, which holds an average of 350 passengers. This was a dream come true for me because I’ve been following this cruise line since it’s inception back in 2010, as it fits into my …

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Pearls of Wisdom: Tips from Travel Agents

June 4, 2015 | By

I loved the article in this month’s issue of Virtuoso Traveler magazine titled, “Pearls of Wisdom: Virtuoso advisors share their top 59 travel tips, from planning to packing to pointing you to that perfect picnic spot.”  I loved the section on the latest cool luggage (Bluetooth tracking and locking!), the …

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