Lake Austin Spa – A Wellness Retreat or a City Stay on the Lake?

Welcome to Lake Austin Spa. Just 40 rooms and 30 minutes outside of downtown Austin. Relaxed, comfortable, beautiful. What I loved about retreating at Lake Austin was that I could actually take the resort boat into Austin for dinner if I wanted - and I did for a spectacular dinner at the Eberly! But if …

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CHICAGO – Christmas in the Windy City

Chicago is a fabulous city. Some say it has replaced New York as America's most food forward city! There is a thriving restaurant and bar scene, shopping is fantastic, you can see Hamilton at a fraction of the cost of seeing it on Broadway, the architecture is gorgeous, and there is no shortage of spectacular …

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Napa & Sonoma: Stronger than Ever!

Did you know that the United States is the world's 4th largest wine producer? California is the heartbeat of US production with wines competing among the world's best! This visit took me back to the North Coast to see what was happening following the horrific fires of fall 2017.  I can say that Napa and …

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London, Always Calling! A Family Adventure.

London has two dozen FABULOUS hotels and they are all completely unique. I always try to stay some place different than my last visit so I can determine which hotels best suit each client. We started at the classic Dorchester built in 1931 overlooking Hyde Park in Mayfair. What an exceptionally comfortable hotel with beautifully …

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Nashville: A Rip Roaring Good Time

Nashville, lovingly referred to as "Nashvegas" or "Smashville," is an astonishingly fun cit to visit!  The energy, music, drinking, and good times are evident the moment you pull into town. There is a hotel shortage and a massive hotel building boom going on right now to try and meet the demand of this fast-growing city. …

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Deer Valley Delights!

Deer Valley does indeed delight for so many reasons.  My top reasons for loving Deer Valley besides the obvious variety of fantastic terrain on 400 miles of trails to ski are as follows: Flying is simple! Multiple airlines fly into Salt Lake City International Airport and it happens to be a major hub for Delta, …

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Crystal Mozart: Cruising the Danube River

Crystal has been wowing ocean cruisers for years, but now with the launch of the Crystal Mozart on the Danube River, they are setting a new standard for service on the riverways! The Crystal Mozart was stripped to the steel and completely rebuilt before debuting as Crystal's first river vessel. It is the widest ship …

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Jamaica: Cherry oh Baby!

I had not been to Jamaica for 20 years and it was high time I checked back in! This island has an easy, happy and friendly vibe that encourages you to smile and let your hair down right away! Due to great air connectivity, we have families who rent fully staffed homes at Tryall Club …

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New Zealand – Luxury Lodges, Food, Wine, & Adventure

New Zealand has long been on my must do list! Each year, I send many clients to the North and South islands to explore beaches and mountains, quirky towns, the ancient Maori culture, breathtaking golf courses, and to experience dart boating, bungee jumping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, glacier climbs, heli-rides, and skiing. There are countless incredible, cozy …

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