Exploring the English Countryside

A highlight for many of my client's is a visit to England’s timeless countryside and the pretty villages of the Cotswold Hills. A wonderful base while touring the Cotswolds is in the spectacular town of Broadway where there are several options that we love for our clients including the Lygon Arms, the Dormy House and …

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Portugal: Adventure, Gastronomy, & History!

Comporta is a village on the west coast of Portugal, about an hour's drive from Lisbon. But, when people talk about Comporta, what they really mean is the region around it. Some people may like to compare the area of Comporta to Ibiza or St. Tropez or Trancoso. However this sleepy eco-reserve reminds me of …

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Fabulous Fiji: A Tale of Two Private Islands

Fiji is indeed FABULOUS!! This destination is a top contender when clients are considering an island holiday in Tahiti or the Maldives. Fiji is unique in its remoteness in the South Pacific, its lush green nature and its perpetually smiling people! Bula!! (Hello, in Fijian, a literal translation of "health and life") Fiji is reached …

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Paris – City of Light (& tres chic hotels!)

My clients always ask me what my favorite neighborhood in Paris is and where do I suggest they stay. That is like asking someone about their favorite child, which is impossible to choose. All Parisian neighborhoods offer something wonderful and it all depends on what one is seeking. The first question is RIGHT BANK (Rive …

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Manhattan: Midtown to Soho with Fabulous Firmdale Hotels

Like many of the world's great cities, the vibe changes from neighborhood to neighborhood. To really get a sense of a place, staying in a new part of town on each visit, in my opinion is essential. I visited New York twice over the past month and while I stayed in completely different neighborhoods, both …

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Victoria Falls: Zambia & Zimbabwe

Visiting Victoria Falls is a highlight for many traveling on Safari in Southern Africa, not only for the majesty of seeing some of the largest water falls in the world, but also for the adrenaline rush adventures the region offers. Victoria Falls in local language means "The Smoke that Thunders" and its spray can be …

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Macedonia: Bulgaria and Greece

Macedonia today is a geographic and historical region that today includes parts of six Balkan countries including Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia. I had the pleasure of traveling with Relais & Chateaux to Bulgari and Greece to two spectacular properties in areas still untouched by mass tourism. This trip was a perfect …

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Greece the Glorious: Santorini, Mykonos, Crete & Athens

As a travel advisor it is so fun to have a pulse on what is hot, and over the past year and a half, Greece is one of my most requested destinations in Europe. It checks so many boxes - history, food and wine, natural beauty, relaxation, island-hopping, friendliness, active adventures, boating, sun and fun! …

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On Safari with Friends & Family: South Africa and Botswana

Safari Life is like no other experience in the world. It is raw, remote, heavenly, luxurious, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring, emotional, terrifying, hopeful, indulgent, carnal, sensual, simplistic, rugged, moving all in one.   On the other hand safari life can leave you simply speechless and for certain it does change you. What you experience deep in the bush stays with you for a life time, and most often brings you back for more.

Panama – What is Hot in Central America!

Central America is a fabulous destination for activities, food, culture, beaches, history, and nature - Panama has it all and is a hot destination for all of the above, plus a vibrant capital city full of lively restaurants and bars, music and shopping too! My daughter and I started our journey in Panama City with …

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