On Safari with Friends & Family: South Africa and Botswana

Safari Life is like no other experience in the world. It is raw, remote, heavenly, luxurious, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring, emotional, terrifying, hopeful, indulgent, carnal, sensual, simplistic, rugged, moving all in one.   On the other hand safari life can leave you simply speechless and for certain it does change you. What you experience deep in the bush stays with you for a life time, and most often brings you back for more.

Blackberry Mountain: Glamping in your own Private National Park!

Many of my clients have been asking me about the new Blackberry Mountain and I just could not wait to get this recap of my recent stay published while I am still in a Blackberry state of mind!! Beautiful interiors all thoughtfully designed and with views in mind - Blackberry Mountain is inviting year round! …

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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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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 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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America the Beautiful: Exploring our National Parks

This trip it was time to take in some of our national treasures and see the way America may have looked in the beginning. We started with a Ranch Holiday in Big Sky Country, enjoying tremendous activities from fishing, shooting, horseback riding, hiking, mountain cycling, and archery on an Idyllic western ranch called The Ranch at …

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Big Sky Country – Breathing Deeply at the Ranch at Rock Creek

Do you ever feel the need to break away from the routine, step back in time, soak in the beauty of the land,or to just get remote without sacrificing any comforts? Montana may be the perfect place for escapism, for cleansing the soul, for reconnecting, and recharging. I have had the privilege this week of …

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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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East Africa: Safari and Warriors

“There was Never Another Time Like that First Time in Africa” – The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, 1936 Day 1: Arrive into Nairobi.  First impression: Kenyans must be the loveliest people in the world.  Even those who have nothing give smiles that melt your heart – smiles that can’t be expressed in words, smiles …

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