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Crossing of the Wildebeest: A bucket list travel experience

Crossing of the Wildebeest: A bucket list travel experience

October 25, 2018 | By

Last month I had the privilege of traveling to Tanzania with three friends. Upon returning from a trip, I like to ask the question, “What was my favorite part? Here is my answer:  the crossing of the wildebeest on the Mara River. Our day began with us quietly waiting in …

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Bucket list item: Uganda gorilla trek

Bucket list item: Uganda gorilla trek

October 9, 2018 | By

I just returned from the most amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience in Uganda, where I was able to go on gorilla trek.  Did you know there are less than 900 mountain gorillas in the wild? My group of travel companions and I were able to meet a family of them face-to-face in …

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Destination Review: Cambodia

Destination Review: Cambodia

August 21, 2018 | By

The first thing that may come to mind when you think of Cambodia is most likely Angkor Wat. It is, after all, best known for this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest religious monument in the world. For amateur archaeologists, photographers, and adventurers, the site of this former ancient kingdom …

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Turks and Caicos Hotels: Grace Bay Club and Como Parrot Cay

Turks and Caicos Hotels: Grace Bay Club and Como Parrot Cay

August 7, 2018 | By

My July travels took me to beautiful Turks and Caicos. We spent the first two nights at Grace Bay Club and the remaining three at Como Parrot Cay. Talk about jaw-dropping water! It’s like stepping into a swimming pool – calm, crystal blue water on Grace Bay. And even better …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Luxury Hotel Review: Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2018 | By

On our last trip to D.C., we had walked past the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Ave. – a grand structure with a clock tower making it the third tallest building in the city. It was under redevelopment to be transformed into the luxurious 260-room Trump International Hotel. Opened …

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Wellness Retreat in the North Carolina Mountains

Wellness Retreat in the North Carolina Mountains

July 31, 2018 | By

“Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished.” This saying really resonated with me. As a travel advisor, I consistently hear people say they are too busy to take a vacation and too busy to take time to care for themselves. The irony in this is that if you are not …

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Destination Review: Ethiopia, Africa

Destination Review: Ethiopia, Africa

July 26, 2018 | By

Ethiopia is an ancient wonderland with rich cultural traditions, architectural remains, natural beauty, and enormously hospitable people. As my interests are in ancient history, archaeology and anthropology, Ethiopia is a treasure trove for me. Ethiopia celebrates the annual Meskel Festival every year on September 26-27. Meskel commemorates the time when …

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Luxury Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Luxury Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

July 19, 2018 | By

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne was a quick getaway with easy access from most major gateways on the east coast. After touching down in Miami, you’ll have just a short 20 minute drive from the airport and your vacation begins! The staff really takes the time to make sure travelers of …

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Destination Review: Grand Cayman

Destination Review: Grand Cayman

July 17, 2018 | By

I have just returned from yet another visit to beautiful Grand Cayman. This was my ninth trip to the island, and my third time staying at the Westin Grand Cayman. This property just completed a $50 million renovation and the resort looks lovely. The updates to the lobby, pool area, …

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Soon to be bride + groom = earlymoon

Soon to be bride + groom = earlymoon

May 1, 2018 | By

Planning for a wedding is a busy time for couples. As a travel advisor I love arranging the couple’s honeymoon. This is the time for just the two of them to relax and reminisce on the day they shared with family and friends. With all the stress involved in the …

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