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LAOS: Trip Highlights

After Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s other gorgeous temples–and truth be told, oppressive heat and humidity–I was happy to land in mountainous Laos with it’s cooler temps. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Laos, but it became a major highlight of my trip. There are several luxury hotels in

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A Total WOW: Bangkok Street Food

Don’t Miss It! One of the highlights of my time in Bangkok in November was a street food tour I took with Chef “Nut”. Nut is half Chinese, half Thai and has lived in Bangkok his whole life, and knows the streets like the back of his hand.  We started

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ABU Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Something Extra Special One of my favorite safari camps is Abu Camp by Wilderness Safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This area in Botswana promises one of the purest safari experiences you can have anywhere. And there are several grand safari camps to stay at. Abu Camp is a luxurious and

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Uganda: Gorilla Trekking

Everyone’s got their own travel bucket list, right?  But some of my clients and I shared the same wish, to see the African mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  So I took a small group of clients to Uganda to realize what was truly a dream trip for all of

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WINE TASTING IN TUSCANY

Nothing beats a beautiful day driving out into the Tuscan countryside, and enjoying the beauty all around you while tasting wines, some of which never even leave Italy! For my clients who stay in Florence, I like to plan a day out in Chianti  with a  private car and driver. 

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THE INN at LITTLE WASHINGTON–Still Going Strong!

I have always wanted to go to the famed  Inn at Little Washington, and I finally made this past February.  I’ve always admired chef-owner Patrick O’Connell, he was sourcing locally and doing farm-to-table literally decades before it was even a thing.  But with The Inn about to enter its 40th

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DINNER IN THE GREAT HALL AT HOGWARTS

I had the great fortune to get tickets to the very exclusive “Christmas Dinner in the Great Hall” at Hogwarts, on the Harry Potter movie set outside of London, and I can say without hesitation that it was worth the price of flying across the pond to attend! For those

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