London Calling!

London Calling!  (Again, and again, and again!)  - The city is so easy to get to from everywhere - I guess that is why it is home to Greenwich Meantime, but more importantly it just never gets old! There are a dozen fabulous neighborhoods that will make for a merry time exploring London and there …

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South African Soujourn: Cape Town and the Peninsula, Stellenbosch, and Sabi Sands

I had the privilege of escorting the top 25 customers and their spouses of a major corporation on a 10 day trip to South Africa! It was a fabulous group and the experience for everyone was beyond stellar. I am happy to share some of the superb comments we received from the attendees below. Cape …

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Colombia, oh what a delightful surprise!

Colombia has been on my mind for years simply because I have so many Colombian friends, and every time I meet a Colombian my impression is always so positive. In general, the Colombian disposition is highly upbeat, personable, and always fun. What I like to call “good people!" With decades of drug cartel violence and …

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New Orleans – Laizzes les bon temps Rouler!

New Orleans is truly all about letting the good times roll, and roll, and roll! If you have not been back in a while, now may be the time as there is no place quite like it. Even if you decide to avoid the grit of Bourbon Street, the French quarter has so many streets …

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Tuscany by Ferrari

I had the distinct pleasure of escorting 18 couples on a trip we lovingly called "Tuscany by Ferrari." We started at the boutique and swank, JK Place hotel in Florence located overlooking Santa Maria Novella - the piazza and the church.  Service is here is so personalized and spot on, it will be hard to …

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La Dolce Vita in the Amalfi Coast

In the travel business, the old saying goes that if you have not been in 10 years, then you have not been! With so many gorgeous and classic properties, both old and new, I recently spent several days touring the Amalfi coast checking out very special properties in Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, and Positano. Here …

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Patagonia – The End of the World (Chile)

I know instantly when a place has changed me: I feel an unexplained tinge of melancholy at the end of a journey.  As I rode along the aptly named “Ruta del Fin del Mundo” (The Route to the End of the World) for the 5 hour drive back to the closest commercial airport in Punta …

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Spain – Barcelona the Bold!

Without doubt one of my top favorite cities in Europe!  Always great energy, spectacular food, bold art and architecture, wonderful places to stay, and any city on a beach gets my vote - the best of all worlds! Barcelona also has some of the best food markets in the world. Though many travelers love La …

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Gone Fishing!! …at Blackberry Farm

**Hospice du Rhône is back! Contact us to book this amazing event in Spring 2015** This week I had the privileged opportunity to visit this culinary mecca in the Tennesse Smokies where I spent quality time with the James Beard award winning chef, the master gardener, the baker, the cheese maker, the forger, the butcher, …

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India – A Dream Realized

India is sound and color, chaos and peace, tradition and innovation. The subcontinent holds a variety of contrasting images, from Kipling-esque visions of spectacular, carved temples and gleaming marble palaces, to lonely Himalayan lamaseries and far-flung dusty villages where council meetings are held under the shade of a banyan tree. Nearly one sixth of all the …

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