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Sultanate of Oman – An Experience Like No Other

Sultanate of Oman – An Experience Like No Other

May 16, 2019 | By

  Arabia conjures images of “Arabian Nights,” Sands of Arabia, Ancient History and the essence of Frankincense. – It was my pleasure to travel to the Sultanate of Oman.  It is a secret region that has lots just waiting to be discovered.  It has not been visited yet by the …

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Luxury Hotel Review – Los Cabos, Mexico

Luxury Hotel Review – Los Cabos, Mexico

May 9, 2019 | By

While it’s always been a sought after destination for my personal travels, Cabo has seen a tremendous expansion within the luxury market in the past 3 years allowing my clientele to experience this destination with a variety of high end options. I took the opportunity to set up site inspections at 11 properties …

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Island Time – Bermuda

Island Time – Bermuda

April 24, 2019 | By

  Just over 900 miles north of the Bahamas and 650 miles east of North Carolina the British overseas territory of Bermuda is an island of bright colored homes, brilliant blue waters, world-class dining, tasty libations and year-round activities. The topography of the 21-mile island is not conducive for much production. …

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Review of Egerton House, London – Your London Home

Review of Egerton House, London – Your London Home

April 1, 2019 | By

The Egerton House Hotel:  An enchanting boutique townhouse We recently had the pleasure of spending one night at the Egerton House Hotel in London, part of the Red Carnation hotel group and the Virtuoso® Collection.  This acclaimed townhouse hotel is in the heart of Knightsbridge just a short walk from Harrods …

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2019 Travel Inspiration

2019 Travel Inspiration

March 19, 2019 | By

Need some travel inspiration for next year? Here is Virtuoso’s top 9 locations you should visit in the new year. 1. GRAND CANYON President Theodore Roosevelt, upon declaring the Grand Canyon a U.S. national monument in 1908, implored his fellow citizens to “do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and …

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A Great Escape In Apia, Samoa

A Great Escape In Apia, Samoa

February 22, 2019 | By

A room isn’t just a room, when you upgrade to a beautiful suite where tropical fruit is delivered at your door to welcome you. Or when the view of the ocean is available from every room.  This was our experience at the Sheraton Beach Resort in Apia, Samoa. Every detail …

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Five Reasons You Should Use A Travel Advisor

February 4, 2019 | By

Many people think that Travel Advisors are a dying breed. But that’s definitely not the case. If anything, travel advisors are once again becoming more relevant as they adapt to the ever-change travel industry and demand. So why should you use a travel advisor? Here are several reasons you could …

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The Finest Golfing in Mexico

The Finest Golfing in Mexico

January 17, 2019 | By

The two Jack Nicklaus signature courses on the peninsula of Punta Mita provide an unforgettable experience and world-class play. At least 12 holes offer extraordinary ocean views and mountains full of lush tropical flora surrounding you.  You can play the “Tail of the Whale”, the world’s only natural island golf …

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Valverde Hotel in Lisbon: an oasis of charm

Valverde Hotel in Lisbon: an oasis of charm

November 15, 2018 | By

An unexpected treat in Lisbon! When looking for a centrally-located hotel in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal, I happened upon a Virtuoso Member property called the Valverde Hotel. A former home, this cozy townhouse-style hotel opened in 2014 and is a luxury boutique property with personal service, charm and elegance. It is …

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Belmond El Encanto – DogCation in Santa Barbara

Belmond El Encanto – DogCation in Santa Barbara

November 13, 2018 | By

Our black lab, Jessie, enjoyed a “dogcation” recently at the luxurious Belmond El Encanto with 92 suites and bungalows in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara. Though I’m sure she would have been just as happy to stay at a B&B, we wanted her to enjoy the panoramic view of the …

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