Osteria Francescana: Memories of a Meal at the Number one Restaurant in the World

Have you ever traveled somewhere literally just for a meal? Many food-centric travelers make pilgrimages to try a coveted restaurant whether it be a two seat sushi dive in a Tokyo subway station, a Michelin starred food stall in a Singaporean hawker market, a destination restaurant where absolutely everything is cooked over fire in Patagonia, or to a number one-rated restaurant in the world be in in Copenhagen, or in Girona, or in this case Modena.

Taormina, Sicily

Whether setting sail along the Sicilian coast on a yacht, trekking up active volcano, Mount Etna, tasting some Sicily's top vintages, walking the ancient Greek theatre, or discovering the vast cultures that have occupied and influenced Sicilian cuisine and architecture, Taormina is a delight!

Yachting: You need vitamin SEA

Resort to Laura Madrid provides our clients with access to the world's fleet of luxury charter yachts which cruise some of the most unique and exclusive destinations around the globe. Whether your preference is sailing, motor, super or mega yachts, Resort to Laura Madrid along with our hand-selected brokers identify the most desirable charter for you and ensure all is done to provide you with the most unforgettable voyage.

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: The Alentejo, Comporta & Evora

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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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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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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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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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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