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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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Luxury Hotel Review: The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Luxury Hotel Review: The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

March 27, 2018 | By

I lay in the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in and listen to the waves crash outside. I am completely relaxed. My biggest worry when I wake up in the morning is should I go for a plunge in my private pool to watch for whales or …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Baccarat Hotel, New York City

Luxury Hotel Review: Baccarat Hotel, New York City

March 1, 2018 | By

I recently stayed at the beautiful Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan for four nights.  The first two nights were just me, and then my wife joined me over the weekend, so I booked a Classic King and then upgraded to a Grand Classic King. The property opened in March 2015, and …

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Luxury Caribbean Cruise Review: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Luxury Caribbean Cruise Review: Regent Seven Seas Explorer

February 22, 2018 | By

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer on an 11-day Caribbean cruise. From the moment you step aboard with a welcome glass of champagne to the last morning’s seated breakfast – everything is included. That sounds impossible …

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Winter Travel Advice from a Luxury Travel Advisor

January 16, 2018 | By

The first winter storm of 2018 may have passed, but below normal temperatures and severe weather could cause further travel delays throughout the season. Here are some tips to ease travel concerns during the winter months: Consider Larger Airports If you suspect there may be severe weather threats during your …

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