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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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Road Trip Close to Home-The Wild Ponies of Assateague

A quick weekend getaway to Chincoteague and Assateague Island was just what I needed……. Nothing like sand, waves and wild ponies to help get through these pandemic times! The wild ponies of Assateague have made this area famous, but it’s a birder’s paradise and a fishermen’s dream, with gorgeous sunsets.

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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. Where to stay in Laos There

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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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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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Luxury Travel Adventures Denise Burcksen

Hi I'm Denise

Founder of Luxury Travel Adventures

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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