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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Jamaica: Cherry oh Baby!

I had not been to Jamaica for 20 years and it was high time I checked back in! This island has an easy, happy and friendly vibe that encourages you to smile and let your hair down right away! Due to great air connectivity, we have families who rent fully staffed homes at Tryall Club …

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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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Cabo – Sophisticated and Luxurious, if you know where to go!

Cabo is such a perfect beach holiday destination. While arriving by car would be a grueling 25 hour drive from San Diego down to the tip of the Baja Peninsula, arriving by plane from much of the continental USA is a breeze and the remote location pays off quickly! Cabo is most simply defined as the …

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Bermuda is Back!

I will admit that even as a seasoned travel advisor, Bermuda was not the first place that came to mind when someone asked me for a quick getaway. Well that's changed because Bermuda is definitely back in vogue and it looks nothing like your grandmother’s Bermuda! With a gorgeous peak season running May through October, this pristine British Colony is …

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Croatia & Montenegro: All Along the Adriatic

MONTENEGRO– Wild Beauty (UNESCO: Kotor) It takes a few flight connections to get to some of the wonderful, newly formed countries of the former Yugoslavia along the Adriatic coast, but it most certainly is worth the trip! We started in gorgeous Montenegro where we overcame our jet lag at the sleek and luxurious Regent Porto Montenegro overlooking …

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Southern Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

What a glorious region of Italy to discover! For those who have been to Italy multiple times and would like to get off the beaten path, the heel of Italy awaits! First stop was to Puglia, on the Southern Adriatic coast. This is a magical and authentic destination full of Italians and Europeans enjoying the beaches …

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Charleston the Gracious! An Idyllic City & Beach Break

I have always adored Charleston and though I had not been back in 15 years, my recent visit was a reminder that I need to get there more regularly!  Charleston is absolutely gorgeous and gracious in every way.  At the Charleston Place Hotel, they say that looking out any window, you can see at least three …

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Miami Beach – Sun, fun, glamour….like never before!

Miami beach is always a ball and an easy escape for a much needed break or weekend jaunt. The number of fabulous hotels and resorts in the area is astounding and with so many new projects in the works, it was high time I paid a visit. The top luxury hotels including Mandarin-Oriental, Four Seasons …

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A FOODIE WEEKEND GET-A-WAY at the Condado Vanderbilt in San Juan – A Classic Reinvented!

I have always been an aficionado of the Spanish Caribbean – just love the Latin culture on a tropical island. Though I have been to Puerto Rico several times, I would say that this visit was very much about the culinary. If your idea of a weekend away involves at least three meals a day, …

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