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Destination Review: Berlin

Destination Review: Berlin

June 30, 2016 | By

On my world-wind tour of Europe last month I had the privilege of staying at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin at Potsdamer Platz 3. What a wonderful hotel and such a perfect location to get around the city. It was walking distance to major sites and easy to catch their subway, …

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Destination Review: Croatia

Destination Review: Croatia

June 14, 2016 | By

Last month, I got to travel and spend some time in Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb. I stayed at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, a historic luxury property that was built in 1925 to provide accommodations for the Orient Express train from Paris and Istanbul. It is located only a few blocks …

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 3

How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 3

June 5, 2016 | By

Welcome back to Andavo Travel’s new blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry. For our third interview, we spoke …

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Cycling through California Wine Country with Backroads

Cycling through California Wine Country with Backroads

May 24, 2016 | By

First, I want to mention that I’m not an avid cyclist! However, that doesn’t matter with Backroads, an active travel company that offers cycling, hiking, walking and even camping tours. These active trips are geared towards folks at most abilities. I recently joined a Backroads three day trip through hilly California wine …

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Luxury Hotel Reviews: St. Regis Monarch Beach, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Montage Laguna Beach, The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Luxury Hotel Reviews: St. Regis Monarch Beach, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Montage Laguna Beach, The Ranch at Laguna Beach

May 17, 2016 | By

Earlier this month, I along a few other Andavo Travel affiliates had the opportunity to explore a few Southern California hotels. We all arrived independently from different parts of the country, where we met up at the Orange County airport. From there we were picked up by St. Regis Monarch …

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 2

How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 2

May 5, 2016 | By

Welcome back to Andavo Travel’s new blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry. For our second interview, we spoke …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran

Luxury Hotel Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran

April 28, 2016 | By

In March, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran concluded renovations throughout their premium ocean suites.  The remaining rooms and suites will be completed by November. The completion aligned perfectly with my wife, Lura’s, spring break. If you enjoy traveling, marrying a teacher may not be the best idea, but that’s …

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Destination Review: Havana, Cuba

Destination Review: Havana, Cuba

April 26, 2016 | By

I just got back from a trip to Havana, Cuba, something I was so excited to experience given their very recent opening to tourism.  After waiting 2½ hours for our luggage to be delivered to the baggage carousel in Havana though, my expectations were not very high for my Cuba …

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Destination Review: Xian and Shanghai, China

April 12, 2016 | By

I Just got back from another great adventure – a 12 day trip to China where I was the guest of the Chinese Government. They had a ceremony at the Great Wall for 1,000 Americans to promote tourism in China for 2016. We started our trip in Beijing, then went to …

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 1

How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 1

April 5, 2016 | By

Welcome to Andavo Travel’s new blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we will interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry. For our first interview, we spoke …

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