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Luxury Hotel Review: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Luxury Hotel Review: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

April 27, 2013 | By

Sprawled before Table Mountain in great majesty is the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. With her history and charm she settles nicely among the gardens and beautiful landscape of this urban oasis. The hotel’s history began in 1899 and the famous pink color it was painted after …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Luxury Hotel Review: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

April 25, 2013 | By

I recently had the privilege of staying at the beautiful private game reserve of Ulusaba in the Sabi Sand area of Kruger National Park. Royal treatment is offered to each guest, no matter which level of the property your room occupies. Ulusaba has two different lodges on property. The Safari …

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The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua: Top 10 Reasons to Book

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua: Top 10 Reasons to Book

April 23, 2013 | By

Here are my top 10 reasons to book your next Hawaiian vacation at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui. 10. Guests are greeted with a warm aloha reception upon arrival amidst the lush flora and given a kukui nut lei. 9. The expansive 10,000 square foot, three-tiered pool, including a children’s …

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More than Mardi Gras in New Orleans

More than Mardi Gras in New Orleans

April 18, 2013 | By

If friends ask me what U.S. city I’d like to revisit, I always say New Orleans.  My husband and I were in New Orleans several years ago on Halloween.  This was when all the Anne Rice vampire books were popular.  For the first time in 40 years, there was going …

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10 Tips and Tricks for River Cruising

10 Tips and Tricks for River Cruising

April 11, 2013 | By

Thinking of going on a river cruise for the first time?  Here’s what I tell my clients about rolling on the river: 1. Don’t forget your bathing suit, even in colder months. After a long bike ride, a soak in the heated pool or jacuzzi feels wonderful. 2. Book well in …

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European Travel: 2014 Scottish Homecoming

European Travel: 2014 Scottish Homecoming

April 9, 2013 | By

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there will be a  year-long schedule of events and activities to showcase all that’s great about Scotland: mouth-watering food and drink events; lots to get you active …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Tortilis Camp in Amboseli

Luxury Hotel Review: Tortilis Camp in Amboseli

April 4, 2013 | By

Every trip to Kenya should include a stay in Amboseli where there are unrivaled views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I recently stayed at the wonderful tented camp called Tortilis Camp (named for the umbrella-shaped Acacia Tortilis tree – a favorite of giraffes) which not only offers astounding views of the mountain, …

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Luxury Hotel Review: House of Waine, Kenya

Luxury Hotel Review: House of Waine, Kenya

April 2, 2013 | By

On the edge of the Athi Plains in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, sits the elegant property House of Waine. This former plantation home is now a very classic boutique property with eleven rooms, each different in design and flavor. They are each named, and offer a different color scheme, …

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Where to Find Saint Patrick on March 17

Where to Find Saint Patrick on March 17

March 17, 2013 | By

March 17 marks the saint day of St. Patrick of Ireland.  It is the day that he died.  St. Patrick is buried in the Northern Ireland town of Downpatrick.  They have a fabulous interactive visitor center there that I highly recommend you visit if you are ever in the area. Perhaps you could …

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10 Reasons to Visit Colorado’s Royal Gorge

10 Reasons to Visit Colorado’s Royal Gorge

March 12, 2013 | By

Colorado is often thought to have snow year round, and I can think of a few mountain ski areas that wish it were so!  However, the truth is that the climate is mild most of the year and the state offers a myriad of outdoor activities to experience along with …

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