The Rhône Valley: From Lyon to Avignon

The Rhone valley has diverse and very high quality red and white wines that will impress any serious oenophile and satisfy more any palate. The wines can perfectly compliment most world cuisines. They can be much better values than what you will find in Bordeaux and Burgundy, yet it astounds me that many wine drinkers don't appreciate this section of the wine list as often as they should. The gastronomy, charming villages and cites, and lovely weather make the Rhone an absolute home run. Ill be back!!

The Costa Brava: From the Coast to the Countryside of Catalunya

The Costa Brava or "Wild Coast" is an incredibly gorgeous stretch of coast in the Catalunyan province of Spain easily reached 90 minutes north of Barcelona and runs all the way to the French border. The area is famous for stunning beach hiking trails and miles of cycling through vineyards and medieval villages. With the …

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Champagne, anyone?

Champagne, the finest symbol of the French art de Vivre! The region can easily be reached in a day trip from Paris - 2 hours by road or 45 minutes by train - yet, not spending a few days staying in the region would be a scandal! 🙂 I landed in Paris from Atlanta, and …

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VINO: Spain’s Priorat, Ribera del Duero, and La Rioja Wine Regions

Many food and wine enthusiasts agree that Spain is one of the most exciting gastronomic countries in the world with a vibrant passion for producing and enjoying outstanding culinary and oenological experiences.

Madrid: Sophisticated & Authentic

Madrid has always been one of my favorite European capitals, and no, not because of the name! 🙂 Madrid is elegant, sophisticated, understated, and authentic. It does not get as much fanfare as Barcelona, which is perhaps one reason it has been able to maintain its poise and grace despite the pressures of over-tourism in …

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Highlands – Cashiers, North Carolina

Just a few miles north of North Carolina's tiny border with Georgia, Highlands is a tiny hamlet sitting at 4,100 feet, making it one of the highest incorporated towns east of the Rockies. Cashiers, 10 miles to the east, is slightly lower in elevation but just as charming. Combined, the two towns offer boutique shopping, luxe accommodations, fine dining, and plenty of that storied Carolina ‘cue, providing plenty of restorative diversions.

Osteria Francescana: Memories of a Meal at the Number One Restaurant in the World

Have you ever traveled somewhere literally just for a meal? Many food-centric travelers make pilgrimages to try a coveted restaurant whether it be a two seat sushi dive in a Tokyo subway station, a Michelin starred food stall in a Singaporean hawker market, a destination restaurant where absolutely everything is cooked over fire in Patagonia, or to a number one-rated restaurant in the world be in in Copenhagen, or in Girona, or in this case Modena.

Taormina, Sicily

Whether setting sail along the Sicilian coast on a yacht, trekking up active volcano, Mount Etna, tasting some Sicily's top vintages, walking the ancient Greek theatre, or discovering the vast cultures that have occupied and influenced Sicilian cuisine and architecture, Taormina is a delight!

Yachting: You need vitamin SEA

Resort to Laura Madrid provides our clients with access to the world's fleet of luxury charter yachts which cruise some of the most unique and exclusive destinations around the globe. Whether your preference is sailing, motor, super or mega yachts, Resort to Laura Madrid along with our hand-selected brokers identify the most desirable charter for you and ensure all is done to provide you with the most unforgettable voyage.