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CURACAO

*Lux on a Little Island* When people talk about a Caribbean getaway, the little island of Curacao is usually not top of mind. But it should be, especially if you have already “been there, done that” on the more well-known islands. Curacao is one of the “ABC” islands along with

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Highlights of Egypt in Pictures

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: denise@luxurytraveladventures.com phone: 240-744-4749

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The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT-Part 2

The Valley of the Kings & The Valley of the Queens For me, this was a true highlight of my time in Egypt…..to go into the actual tombs of pharaohs that lived and ruled thousands of years ago. The Valley of the Kings and Queens is where you feel like

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The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT-Part 1

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

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The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT #3

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

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EGYPT TRIP REPORT

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

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10 Under-the-Radar National Parks for Summer Adventures

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

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How to Get Back Out There, Responsibly

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

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How Long Will It Take To Renew Your Passport?

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

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How are Hotels Dealing with Covid?

Now that the vaccine is here, you MAY be thinking about traveling this summer or in the second half of this year. And you may be thinking, how safe is it to stay in a hotel? Let me preface this by saying I am not a doctor, and everyone has

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CABO DURING COVID

Traveling nowadays is a very personal choice and everyone has their own threshold. I just returned from 9 days in Cabo, I wanted to see first hand how traveling is right now.

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HOTEL REVIEW: Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

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-

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10 Luxury Resorts in the U.S. You’ve Never Heard Of

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

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The Great American Road Trip: Exploring the Southwest

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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