Blackberry Mountain: Glamping in your own Private National Park!

Many of my clients have been asking me about the new Blackberry Mountain and I just could not wait to get this recap of my recent stay published while I am still in a Blackberry state of mind!! Beautiful interiors all thoughtfully designed and with views in mind - Blackberry Mountain is inviting year round! …

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All Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London with Belmond

Have you ever heard that in travel it is the JOURNEY, not the destination. Join me on a train journey like no other starting in Venice and ending in London. Venice never ceases to surprise and delight! As long as you don't hit it in the height of tourist season, the city is simply stunning …

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VIK CHILE – A Wine Destination in Itself!

If you love wine, art, nature and incredibly great food, VIK Retreats are one of a kind and a destination within themselves! Vik Chile is located just over two hours outside of Santiago in the Millahue area of the Chilean Central Valley. Besides being a wonderful place to start or finish an itinerary in Chile, …

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THAILAND – A Mother-Son Adventure

We took off on New Year's Eve from Atlanta on Delta/Korean Air's new flagship Airbus 350 and were happy to toast the New Year from the new Delta One Suites which were quite comfortable. The food was tasty and the wine selection was decent - I enjoy long haul flights to Asia because there is …

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LAOS, Authentic & Wonderful SE Asia

For many of our clients touring SE Asia, the common feedback is that Luang Prabang in Laos is often their favorite stop. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage designated city in 1995, Luang Prabang has unique and remarkably well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage from several centuries, including its French Colonial influences from the …

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Swiss Winter Wonderland

Europe is incredibly busy during the summer and certain places are simply magical in the winter, minus the crowds. Switzerland is a country I have visited several times during the winter and it is truly a wonderland of alpine freshness and city buzz throughout the season. Arriving into Zurich, the Christmas spirit was bright, right …

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Cayman – Luxury Villas

Cayman has it all. For those looking for a friendly, safe, easy-to-get-to, food-forward, relaxing, service-oriented island with fabulous beaches and water, Cayman checks all the boxes! One of my biggest challenges when identifying villas for my clients is finding not just a great looking and quality home, but ensuring the service is of the highest …

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Mas Vino: An Argentine Wine Extravaganza

Malbec is Argentina's signature grape. Nowhere else in the world does malbec rise to such heights of quality and richness as it does here. Our fun-loving group of wine enthusiasts based ourselves at the Cavas Wine Lodge in the Lujan de Cuyo wine region of Mendoza, where the majority of the country's top wines are …

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ATACAMA – Adventure to the Highest & Driest Desert in the World

The San Pedro de Atacama oasis, in the middle of the driest desert in the world, has an altitudinal peculiarity: it is situated at 8,200 feet above sea level, making the Atacama not only the driest, but also the highest desert on earth. For this reason, the year-round climate is pleasant and the transparency of light is …

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Fabulous Florence: From Fiesole to the Oltrarno

Florence always makes me happy! I lived here for a year in the late 80's and have been back at least a dozen times since. The city remains true to its impressive 15th century architecture, proud Florentine style, and mind-blowing Renaissance art. Here is my view from my home at the wonderful Il Saliviatino hotel, …

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