London, Always Calling! A Family Adventure.

London has two dozen FABULOUS hotels and they are all completely unique. I always try to stay some place different than my last visit so I can determine which hotels best suit each client. We started at the classic Dorchester built in 1931 overlooking Hyde Park in Mayfair. What an exceptionally comfortable hotel with beautifully …

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Crystal Mozart: Cruising the Danube River

Crystal has been wowing ocean cruisers for years, but now with the launch of the Crystal Mozart on the Danube River, they are setting a new standard for service on the riverways! The Crystal Mozart was stripped to the steel and completely rebuilt before debuting as Crystal's first river vessel. It is the widest ship …

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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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Exploring the Yucatan Peninsula: Glorious Haciendas & Mayan Culture

Traveling to the Yucatan peninsula is such a short journey but feels like a million miles away! Flights into Merida are currently non-stop from Houston, Miami, and Mexico City. I enjoyed an unplanned stopover in one of my favorite food cities in the world: Mexico City. I took advantage of this quick stop to check into …

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The Italian Dolomites: Hut-to-Hut Ski Safari

The Dolomites - These UNESCO World Heritage mountains may be the most beautiful in Europe! Located in Northeastern Italy at the Austrian border where "guten morgen" works as well as "buongiorno," the gorgeous limestone peaks of the Dolomites wind through four ski resorts, seven centuries-old villages, and four mountain passes! As is typical with European skiing, …

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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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Magical Morocco with Relais & Chateaux

MOROCCO is magical!  I visited Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains with my husband and kids for Spring Break years ago. I had always wanted to return to see the other fascinating cities of Fes, Rabat, and Essaouira.  Morocco is a captivating destination for adventurous and patient travelers - getting around the country to anywhere …

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Cuba Libre: A Magnificent Island on the Verge of Transformation

Cuba is on the verge of massive and irreversible transformation. It is a magnificent country to which Americans can currently travel to legally under 12 special categories including People-to-People. Resort to Laura Madrid can arrange private touring for Cuba or assist you in selecting the right scheduled escorted group tour. There are not nearly the number of accommodations nor infrastructure to keep up with current demand. Cuba is best planned 6 months in advance to insure best possible accommodations, guides and experiences. Remaining extremely flexible planning for and while in Cuba is critical to your pure enjoyment!

Cycling Sonoma & Napa: A Backroads Adventure!

I send dozens of my clients on Backroads Trips, and this past week I was finally able to experienced one of these magnificent trips firsthand. This was a group of 18 women in Sonoma and Napa Valley riding bikes between wineries, so honestly, what is not to love?  Yet the attention to detail and the quality that …

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A Week in Provence – Villa Life in the South of France

Resort to Laura Madrid has the pleasure of finding the most wonderful villas, chalets, chateaus and even flats and apartments in the world's most desirable holiday locations. This past summer, we joined two of our favorite families for a week of fun in a lovely Villa in the St. Remy de Provence.  The below pictures …

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