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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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Luxury Glamping Review: The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

Luxury Glamping Review: The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

November 6, 2018 | By

Our multi-generational family went to The Resort at Paws Up to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. It was a lifelong dream to experience Paws Up glamping, and was a spectacular setting for a multi-generational getaway. We flew into Missoula, Montana and were met by a resort shuttle that took us …

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Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

October 27, 2018 | By

The day began in the dark, bumping over the rough roads of the Serengeti. Our destination was a large, colorful hot air balloon which we found laying on its side. As hot air was pumped into the balloon, it began to take shape. As the balloon grew, the sun began …

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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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