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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Napa & Sonoma: Stronger than Ever!

Did you know that the United States is the world's 4th largest wine producer? California is the heartbeat of US production with wines competing among the world's best! This visit took me back to the North Coast to see what was happening following the horrific fires of fall 2017.  I can say that Napa and …

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Deer Valley Delights!

Deer Valley does indeed delight for so many reasons.  My top reasons for loving Deer Valley besides the obvious variety of fantastic terrain on 400 miles of trails to ski are as follows: Flying is simple! Multiple airlines fly into Salt Lake City International Airport and it happens to be a major hub for Delta, …

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New Zealand – Luxury Lodges, Food, Wine, & Adventure

New Zealand has long been on my must do list! Each year, I send many clients to the North and South islands to explore beaches and mountains, quirky towns, the ancient Maori culture, breathtaking golf courses, and to experience dart boating, bungee jumping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, glacier climbs, heli-rides, and skiing. There are countless incredible, cozy …

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