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Casa de Campo and Tortuga Bay Your choice of two beautiful Dominican Republic resorts with amazing golf Conrad Algarve Play up to five courses in one week while staying at Conrad Algarve Fairmont Empress Victoria Enjoy your fourth night free at this iconic Victoria, B.C. institution Fairmont Hotels Fairmont Gold amenities make your stay at […]


As I walked through Paris in early April, I could not help but think how Paris is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Royal Caribbean’s new mega-ship ANTHEM of the SEAS

Megaships are usually not my own personal thing, but I wanted to check out  Anthem of the Seas, since  it is a brand new ship that is sailing out of Cape Liberty, NJ which means  NO FLYING for my East Coast clients!  That is a huge selling point in my book! It’s a sister ship […]

Long Layover at Heathrow? Here’s an idea….

Recently I had a 7 hour layover in Heathrow…..ugh…..what to do?   With the dollar still relatively weak against the pound, shopping for hours on end, even duty-free,  was out of the question.  So, I decided to get out of the airport and into the English countryside, for a visit to the town of Windsor and Windsor […]


The award-winning Crystal Cruise line is expanding into the hot river cruise market! The Crystal Mozart, the first of 5 cutting-edge brand new builds, will debut in July 2016 with a 10 day itinerary on the Danube.  The other ships, all names after classical music composers, will arrive in 2017. This can be a game […]


The 4,248 passenger Escape, the newest ship of Norwegian Cruise Lines, entered service last week and I was on the 3 night ship inaugural sailing.  Here’s my impression of this new mega-ship. It’s a party ship with a lot to offer;  no wonder  Pitbull is the godfather of this rockin’ ship! Escape will sail year-round from Miami […]

Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA–a Virtuoso property

Today, my colleague Holly and I took a little road trip out to Middleburg, VA to check out The Salamander Resort & Spa.  The Salamander opened 2 years ago, and it was a brand new build by owner  Sheila Johnson, who ordered custom made materials and artwork to realize her vision.  And what a vision […]