THAILAND – A Mother-Son Adventure

We took off on New Year's Eve from Altanta on Delta/Korean Air's new flagship Airbus 350 and were happy to toast the New Year from the new Delta One Suites which were quite comfortable. The food was tasty and the wine selection was decent - I enjoy long haul flights to Asia because there is …

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ATACAMA – Adventure to the Highest & Driest Desert in the World

The San Pedro de Atacama oasis, in the middle of the driest desert in the world, has an altitudinal peculiarity: it is situated at 8,200 feet above sea level, making the Atacama not only the driest, but also the highest desert on earth. For this reason, the year-round climate is pleasant and the transparency of light is …

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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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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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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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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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