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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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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SOUTH INDIA: A Wellness Discovery

India is an incredible destination, and I think it makes for the most special ladies trip!  The culinary experiences, the shopping, the yoga, the cooking school, the spa and Ayurveda treatments - pure heaven! Here my mom and I are taking off for our Southern Indian Wellness Adventure! Most flights arrive at Indian Airports in the …

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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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Loving the Lowcountry in South Carolina!

Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton South Carolina Montage Palmetto Bluff has always been one of my favorite resorts in the country with its prized location on 22,000 acres on the May River. When I last visited the property, it was under the management of the fabulous Auberge Hotels and Resorts and was called the Inn at Palmetto …

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