Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas & Chimps

Gorilla trekking is one of the most thrilling wildlife activities in Africa. The experience differs from a game drive in the Serengeti of Tanzania, the Mara, Kenya, or Kruger National Park in South Africa. Intrepid travelers who have been on a safari before often yearn for that next African wildlife adventure of Gorilla trekking. Mountain …

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Normandy and Hauts-de-France: A Relais & Chateaux Odyssey

Visiting Normandy is powerfully emotional and especially impactful when considering the region's role in changing the course of World War II and the countless souls who selflessly gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. What some might not now is that the region of Normandy has impossibly picturesque towns, spectacular culinary delights, and wonderfully hospitable hotels.

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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Santa Fe: A Girl’s Trip to America’s Oldest Capitol

Santa Fe is a bustling melting pot of Spanish and Native American culture that attracts artists, foodies, culture-seekers, nature-lovers, wellness enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to soak up an incredibly special part of America. My fabulous group of travel companions on this trip were a bunch of besties who have remained impossibly close since working together …

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Etereo: A new Auberge Resort in the Riviera Maya

Those that know me well, know that I have a love affair with Mexico and always have. I drove around the country as an 18 year old in a VW Bug with my best friend, I lived there in the early 90s opening a luxury hotel, I hosted 32 people in Mexico for my 50th …

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The Retreat: A Women’s Wellness Adventure in Costa Rica

My fellow co-host on this spectacular women's retreat in Costa Rica was my long time colleague and friend, Monica Pla. Monica and I first met 25 years ago when we opened The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, the first luxury hotel to debut in Latin America. Fast forward through 25 years of luxury hospitality experience and world travels, …

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Barcelona: Beyond the Basics

Barcelona is a city that always pleases and is fun for everyone! Cutting edge, artsy, playful, Mediterranean, and proud. It is also a city that is often over-touristed and busy so traveling in 2021 was the perfect time to experience this architecturally-stunning sea-side gem without the crowds. We stayed at the delightful family-owned boutique hotel …

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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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