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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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London: Dinner at Hogwarts

This is for all the Potterheads out there: You can have Christmas dinner 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

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City of Cool: Cape Town

The weather was spectacular while I was in Cape Town in July!  What a “winter” at 70 degrees with blue skies. Cape Town has a vibrant waterfront, a hip art scene, happening downtown area and a serious foodie and coffee scene. LOVE! It’s so unique–you have beaches on one side of

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Pictures from Prague

I was in Prague in December and just loved the city!  I stayed at the opulent Alychmist Grand Hotel in Lesser Strana, which is located across the Charles Bridge and near Prague Castle,  and away from the masses of tourists in the Old Tow.  What a hotel!  If you want the feel of Old

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Check out Crystal’s Beautiful River Cruise Ship, the Crystal MOZART

2017 MOZART SAILINGS from $3745 per person!  Check out the ship most recently named “Best NEW River Cruise Ship”. The queen of European river cruises has been redesigned with Crystal’s signature elegant style and luxurious public spaces, accommodations (160 guest capacity) and special touches. Keeping close to the Austrian roots

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Prague Private Tour: The Strahov Library

Post river cruise, I visited Prague and one of the highlights of my trip was the visit to the Strahov Monastery and its Library Rooms.  I had seen pictures of them in various publications and on the internet, always called the most beautiful library in the world, and I have

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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.

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Isla Mujeres: Swimming with Whale Sharks in Open Water

How is this for a close-up? We went swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Isla Mujeres this past July, and it was an amazing experience.  Two days before I had swam with a dolphin at Xel-Ha, and it was a totally different experience. Swimming with the 17-yr old

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With 52 countries (and counting!) stamped in my passport, I’ve gained lots of first-hand knowledge and invaluable on-the-ground contacts—and I love putting my experience and expertise to work for my clients. 

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