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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The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia

Staying at the Inn at Little Washington has always been a dream of mine. When my mom's 75th birthday was approaching, I asked her where in the world she would like to go. She thought about it for about 30 seconds and then emphatically suggested, the Inn at Little Washington! I was equally game and …

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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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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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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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UnBELIZEable…Reef Time!

Belize can be a jungle and reef adventure, and my trip was a 9 day extravaganza of both. I have divided my blog recaps between Jungle - click here - and reef...read on below. If doing just the beach, Belize can be a long, lazy weekend jaunt. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300 kilometers …

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Lake Austin Spa – A Wellness Retreat or a City Stay on the Lake?

Welcome to Lake Austin Spa. Just 40 rooms and 30 minutes outside of downtown Austin. Relaxed, comfortable, beautiful. What I loved about retreating at Lake Austin was that I could actually take the resort boat into Austin for dinner if I wanted - and I did for a spectacular dinner at the Eberly! But if …

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