Cruise ships have just gotten back into the water with guests onboard. I sailed with Holland America on the Nieuwe Amsterdam from 8/21-8/28 to Alaska from Seattle. Here is what it’s like to sail on a major cruise line right now, Stateroom tour at the end! COVID PROTOCOLS -This was
If you like the Great Outdoors, then you must go to The Last Frontier, ALASKA! I cruised for a week, stopping in Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. We sailed all day through Glacier Bay National Park, which is full of glaciers such as Marjorie Glacier, the largest tidewater
Various pics from Luxor & Karnak and Cairo that were not featured in the blog posts! Interested in Egypt? Questions? Just reach out to us, we are happy to help you! LUXURY TRAVEL ADVENTURES A Boutique Travel Agency email: email@example.com phone: 240-744-4749
Yes, everyone who goes to Egypt wants to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx And they certainly are MUST-SEES. But so is Sakkara, the VERY FIRST PYRAMID from 2700 B.C. and pre-dating the pyramids at Giza! It’s about 45 minutes outside of Cairo. The day we went, there
The Egyptian Museum (currently open in downtown Cairo) or Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) when it opens, likely in 2022. Before you go to Egypt, it’s best if you have some sense of the historical timeline before you start taking in loads of ancient Egypt data points! To that end, I
What is it like to do a bucket-list trip during Covid? -by Denise Burcksen I just returned from my own bucket-list trip to Egypt, and it felt terrific to enjoy international hospitality once again! Although the jet lag from flying back really kicked my a*#, so I guess I’m rusty:) Here’s a recap
Skip the blockbusters this year and head for these just-as-beautiful expanses. Yellowstone and Yosemite deserve spots on your Wanderlist – and for good reason! – but there are so many more wide-open spaces, beautiful trails, and gorgeous vistas ripe for discovery within the U.S. National Park system (more than 52
As lockdowns lift and more travelers set their sights on summer vacations and beyond, here’s tips for how to set out sustainably. Find your fit. Even though many international borders closed during the pandemic, and are still closed, no matter where you live, you’re almost certainly within a few hours
The world is slowly reopening to tourists. Many of us have been anxiously awaiting the return to travel and are planning “bucket list” trips for 2022 and even 2023. Before you think about planning any international trips, check your passport’s expiration date right now!!! Your travel documents MUST be valid
Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo, Mexico may be one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve every stayed at, and certainly one of the most romantic, with its twinkling lights, hand-lit candles and lanterns everywhere and trees hung with glass hearts. Now I know why Las Ventanas is always on every travel critics “BEST” list.
Prepare to be WOW-ed by ZADUN, a Ritz Carlton Reserve property in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The location of this resort is spectacular–between mountain and ocean, and at the tip of Cabo San Lucas, on the Pacific side. Waldorf Astoria took over this property in 2019, and has only made it better. Here’s my hotel highlights review from my three night stay at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal-
For those of you who may need a change of scenery this Fall/Winter, here’s my suggestions for lesser-known but outstanding resorts and hotels in several areas of the country, all offering privacy in an uncrowded setting, with exclusive perks for my clients. In no particular order, these top luxury resorts
With CoVid and social distancing on everyone’s mind, I think that nature and wide open spaces are very attractive right now and for our immediate future. One of our very best family vacations was a road trip through the Southwest to several national parks. Scene above look familiar? This is
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