Luxury Hotels in Anguilla

With stunning luxury hotels on white-sand beaches, friendly locals, charming beachfront rum shacks, and gourmet ocean-side restaurants, Anguilla is as perfect as Caribbean islands get. Fly into St. Martin, take a quick luxury ferry ride, and voila: you’re in paradise!  Better yet, fly private charter to Anguilla’s local airport. There are several luxury hotels in […]

Best places to stay in Jackson Hole

As a skier, Jackson, Wyoming, with its beautiful Teton Mountain range, has always been on my want-to-go list. I recently got to check it off after a trip with, one of my favorite partners for planning mountain vacations. I had a great time on the slopes and touring the town and ski village, especially […]

The Best Way to Tour Iceland!

Travelers in search of one of the world’s greatest adrenaline-filled adventures should consider a privately guided trip as the best way to tour Iceland.  Self-driving is very limiting, as you can only go where the roads go!  With your outdoor loving, big machine-junkie local guide, you’ll go where the tourists don’t, you’ll eat where Icelanders […]

Take Me to the River!

    River cruising…images of lounge chairs and silver hairs sipping wine, right? Wrong…totally wrong!! My first experience aboard Uniworld’s SS Catherine has completely reversed my idea of what a river cruise would be. For starters, the guests were younger than anticipated. Yes, the average age is 60-65, but there was a sprinkling of thirtysomethings […]

Rocking Nashville and The Hermitage Hotel

What’s the best hotel in Nashville?  The Forbes 5-star, AAA 5- Diamond, and Virtuoso, Hermitage Hotel!  Travel Coordinator Tanya Owen had a great stay with her family and friends and shares the following report for us:   Every year “the girls” fly in to a different city for a long weekend to catch up on […]

Tourism is alive and well in Greece!

Despite financial issues, Greece remains a delightful vacation destination with easy travel logistics, acceptance of credit cards and cash, luxury hotels in great shape, fabulous restaurants, and a true love of country and culture. The Greeks are a proud people, eager to welcome you and make sure you enjoy your stay with them. I recently […]

Ireland Charms

By Sarah Richardson, Travel Planner My favorite aspect of foreign travel is the opportunity to discover a different way of life, even if it’s just for a week. A mere 5 hour flight from the east coast is the supremely green, magical country of Ireland. I didn’t see a fast food chain for 6 days of our […]

A well-planned vacation is stress-free and renewing!

When a Vacation Reduces Stress — And When It Doesn’t From Harvard Business Review, February 14, 2014: (click for link to article:) I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun, Americans are stressed, and happiness raises productivity and sales. Therefore, people should take more vacations, right? But research doesn’t hold that line of thinking up. […]

St. Barths’: France, with sand and palm trees

Ah… St. Barth’s. It’s France transplanted to the Caribbean: long white beaches and impossibly blue waters…croissants, cheeses, and fabulous wine…infinity pools at villas high in the hills and elegant oceanfront hotel rooms…gourmet meals with your feet in the sand…fashion shows and handsome waiters with French accents… Je suis enchante! Here is my rep...

How we plan a great trip to Africa

It’s hard to have a bad trip to Africa, and most travelers come home with good things to report back to their friends.  But often travelers are not aware of what they missed, or how much better it could have been.  By working with an experienced Africa expert, directly connected to top guides and tour […]