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Who says you can’t see dolphins in Ireland?!

May 14, 2013 | By

He’s one of Ireland’s most famous residents, and visitors and locals alike can’t get enough of him.  No, he’s not Ireland’s beloved Saint Patrick or U2’s front man, Bono. Nor is he one of their hunky Hollywood actors, Colin Farrell or Michael Fassbender. Fungie, people… is a dolphin. But he’s not …

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Delving into Dubai, UAE

Delving into Dubai, UAE

May 9, 2013 | By

I had the great opportunity to go to India for two weeks this March. The country is fascinating, frustrating, colorful, intense and full of great wealth and great poverty. It was a complete assault on the senses! I totally enjoyed it and was going to write about it (because besides …

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Destination Review: My Tahitian Bliss

May 2, 2013 | By

I just returned from a most amazing trip to Tahiti. This was my first time to Tahiti and I hope not my last!  I can’t even express what an incredibly beautiful place it is. It is truly a paradise. I was with seven other travel advisors from around the US and …

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Multi-generational cruising: Get on board!

Multi-generational cruising: Get on board!

May 1, 2013 | By

Talk about a family trip to remember! The 2013 Virtuoso Luxe Report found that family and multi-generational travel are the year’s biggest travel trend, with river and luxury cruises taking the next two spots. The report also found that spending time and reconnecting with loved ones were among the top …

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Santa Barbara’s Top Attractions

Santa Barbara’s Top Attractions

April 30, 2013 | By

1. Discover Lotusland The garden created by Polish opera singer Ganna Walska is a truly extraordinary realm. Her labor of love over 43 years, it is a succession of contrasting “green rooms” and clusters of unusual plants. Topiary, dramatic displays of cycads and cacti, a Japanese pool, an open-air theater  a beach set …

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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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