Joss Christensen wins gold! (image via)
Andavo Travel would like to send a hearty congratulations to one of our agents, Debbie Christensen, and her son Joss.
This morning, while most of us in the United States were sleeping, Debbie was in Sochi, Russia cheering for her son as he became an Olympic gold medalist in slope style skiing.
According to CBS News, “Joss Christensen soared to gold in the sport’s Olympic debut, posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates
The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam is a hotel on a different scale. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Vietnam’s cities, this all-villa resort sprawls on quiet Hoi An Beach. The contemporary architecture is welcoming and eye-catching as feng shui mingles with strong modern lines.
The Nam Hai villa exteriors
The one bedroom beach villa has a patio facing the sea, just a short pathway from the beach. In the early mornings, you can watch the
I visited Australia in September 2013 to attend Luxperience, a conference that was held in Sydney. Sydney turned on some fabulous early autumn weather and with the scent of jasmine in the air, it was a wonderful time to be there. The conference was both interesting and informative, with travel suppliers from all over the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and South America attending. It truly is amazing how many varied and different travel experiences are available these days. As a native
What do you get the guy who turns sixty and has more ball caps and tee shirts than he knows what to do with? How about a special trip to a fun sandy beach destination.
Of all the destinations around the world that we have visited, my husband’s favorite place to go is Cancun, Mexico. So, I made the arrangements for us to stay at an all-inclusive adults-only resort on the fabled white sand beaches of Cancun. This was
Written by Jelissa Tucker on January 27, 2014
The Galapagos Islands are a once in a lifetime destination. If you are close and you have the chance to go, definitely take it, but know that it isn’t going to be the most relaxing trip you’ve ever taken. The Galapagos are for the adventure traveler!
Here is why it is a must-see destination:
1. You can and will see more unique species of wildlife than you will anywhere else in the world! You’ll see so many sea lions. They are everywhere; on
Written by Jay Burghardt on December 4, 2013
My wife and I, to celebrate our 25th anniversary, took a trip to an area of United States that neither of us has ever seen before; New England, for the turning of the leaves. We seemed to have missed the peak of the colors by about a week, but still travelled many roads filled with beauty. Now, I will not swear to exactly what states are part of the New England name, but we hit portions of 7 different states and
I specialize in rail travel in Europe, but on my recent trip to Germany and Austria it was nice to see the improvements and changes that have been made. When I book European rail tickets or passes for clients I often have to remind them that rail tickets are like airline tickets. They come with cancellation penalties and certain restrictions. With point to point tickets, like an airline flight, you have to travel on the day and time your ticket was
I recently returned from South Africa, and I have to say it was one of my favorite vacations. If South Africa is not on your bucket list, I urge you to consider making it the top of your list!
When you think of Africa…a safari vacation is probably the first idea that comes to mind. South Africa has so much more to offer. There are iconic cities such as Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. You will find scenic beauty at every
Written by Jelissa Tucker on November 7, 2013
Andavo Travel held the seventh annual AndavoMart on, November 1-3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
Some of the attendee’s outside Pikes Place Market in Seattle
AndavoMart brings travel advisors from across the country together for a few days of networking, hotel site inspections, company information sessions, travel vender meetings, great gifts and prizes, and amazing food! This event helps ensure Andavo Travel’s advisors remain in the top tier of luxury vacation travel agents.
This year’s event included hotel inspections of three of Seattle’s
Wein in Wien! (Wine in Vienna)
Vienna is the only European capital with wineries within its city limits. I’m guessing you thought that Austrian wines consisted of only Grüner Veltliner??! Guess again. On this Austrian Study Tour put on by the Austrian Tourist board, they were out to prove us all wrong. This particular ‘winegut’ and wine restaurant is a must visit for all you oenophiles! They treated us to a delicious ‘tasting’ menu very cleverly served on wooden boards, along