Ireland: A Breath of Fresh Air!

  Ireland is a spectacular country that begs to be re-visited again and again. In recent years it has been off-the charts popular for many reasons, but I am convinced that what makes people really embrace the country is that the Irish are unabashedly friendly, welcoming and gregarious! No-one forgets to greet you with sincerity. …

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You Better Belize It! …Jungle Love

Belize is a gem in the rough! Talk about a country that has so much to offer but is so under-discovered. My family and I cave-tubed, zip-lined, puddle-jumped, road-transferred, kayaked, hiked, horse-backed, golf-carted, biked, jogged, paddle-boarded, motor-boated, parasailed, snorkeled, and hamocked our way from the jungle to the Caribbean. Belize borders Guatemala and Mexico, and …

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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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PERU: An Epic Family Adventure

My husband and I hiked the Inca trail over a decade ago, and throughout that experience I dreamed of not IF, but WHEN we would return with our children! I challenge you to float to the end of these images - each experience tops the last! Let me know when I can help craft your …

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Costa Rica – More PURA VIDA than ever! Just need to know where to look!

Join me on a journey to the more remote and special Costa Rica! I lived in Costa Rica as a youngster in the 1970's, my daughter took her first steps at Four Seasons Costa Rica, and I have returned many times on my own and with my family to this country that I adore. On …

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A Costa Rican Ranch Holiday: Something special in Perez Zeledon

Sometimes you find a place that you realize is immediately extra-ordinary and this is exactly what I discovered at Hacienda Alta Gracia in the authentic and beautiful highlands of Perez Zeledon in Southern Costa Rica. A former working ranch and dream project of a very successful agricultural family, the newly opened Alta Gracia is managed …

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South Africa the Splendid

South Africa the Splendid! There are not many countries in the world that rival South Africa for all the wonderful things on offer! The wildlife is mind-blowing, the wines are free flowing and exceptional, the cuisine is sophisticated and varied, the weather is dramatic and can be 4 seasons in a day, the people are …

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A Beach Holiday in Mozambique at Azura Benguerra

I highly recommend starting or ending a safari trip to South Africa with some leisure time on a beach in Mozambique. While many clients prefer to relax at the end of a long trip at the beach, I actually started my safari with a visit to Mozambique and it was the perfect antidote to the …

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Clayoquot Wildnerness Retreat

REMOTE? REFINED? REMARKABLE? Without a doubt! That is the tag line for luxury outpost located on the wild Pacific Ocean near Tofino on Vancouver Island. Only accessible by sea-plane, Clayoquot is a stunning retreat with 20 tented accommodations, spectacular cuisine and wines, and a very unique, personalized way of delivering exactly what you want, when …

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Discovering the Dominican Republic

Having traveled to 60 countries, but never the Dominican Republic, I knew that I would need to get there sooner or later to see what it was all about.  Yes, the destination is widely known for mass-market holidays, affordable flights, and all-inclusive resorts that all seem to come from the same recipe. My mission on …

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