How to Travel Better: Passport Edition

Written by Collette Peck on September 13, 2016

Imagine you’re at the airport getting checked in to travel on your trip to a fabulous international destination and the airline employee behind the counter explains that you can’t travel out of the country because your passport has less than 90 days validity on it.

Many folks aren’t aware that international countries require that you have to have three to six months validity beyond your travel date on your passport. They assume that they can travel on their passport up until it

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 5

Written by Laney Williams on August 5, 2016

Welcome back to Andavo Travel’s blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry.

Donna Peacock

For our fifth interview, we spoke to Donna Peacock, an Andavo Travel advisor located in Birmingham, Alabama, and member of the Andavo Travel President’s Club, which recognizes those with top sales in our network. She has

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Luxury Hotel Review: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Jamaica

Written by Donna Evans on August 3, 2016

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to visit the new Hyatt Resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Hyatt Resorts has developed a unique concept with their Ziva and Zilara resorts. It is a dabble into the all-inclusive market in a very different way. While the properties are connected, and there is some flow between the two, they have their separate entities. Hyatt Ziva is a family friendly property with a KidZ Club and pools,one of which has a swim up bar called

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Luxury Hotel Review: The Peninsula Hong Kong

Written by Hao Tang on July 25, 2016

The Peninsula Hotels have long been recognized as an industry leader in luxury hospitality with just ten properties across the globe. The Hong Kong property is the original and also serves as the flagship of the brand.

The Peninsula Hong Kong, aka “Grande Dame of the Far East”, was established in 1928, located in Kowloon and is Hong Kong’s oldest hotel. In 2013, a $58 million full renovation was completed.

Guests are chauffeured to and from the airport in an extended wheelbase

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 4

Written by Laney Williams on July 5, 2016

Welcome back to Andavo Travel’s blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry.

Donna Evans

For our fourth interview, we spoke to Donna Evans of Team Travel, an Andavo Travel affiliate located in Denver, Colorado, and member of the Andavo Travel President’s Club, which recognizes those with top sales in our

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Destination Review: Berlin

Written by Linda Smith on June 30, 2016

On my world-wind tour of Europe last month I had the privilege of staying at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin at Potsdamer Platz 3. What a wonderful hotel and such a perfect location to get around the city. It was walking distance to major sites and easy to catch their subway, called the Untergrundbahn, or underground railway. With our Virtuoso amenities of 85 Euros, I was able to enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel and have breakfast each morning at the

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Destination Review: Croatia

Written by Linda Smith on June 14, 2016

Last month, I got to travel and spend some time in Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb. I stayed at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, a historic luxury property that was built in 1925 to provide accommodations for the Orient Express train from Paris and Istanbul. It is located only a few blocks from the center of the city. The property was extremely nice and had a very friendly staff.

Zagreb Cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia

Zagreb is a beautiful city with Austro

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How to build a successful home-based travel agency: Interview 3

Written by Laney Williams on June 5, 2016

Welcome back to Andavo Travel’s new blog series, “How to build a successful home-based travel agency.” Each month, we interview one of our Andavo-affiliated travel advisors, in hopes that sharing their success stories will prove useful to those travel advisors new to the industry.

Lisa Miller

For our third interview, we spoke to Lisa Miller, an Andavo Travel affiliate located in Marin County, California, and member of the Andavo Travel President’s Club, which recognizes those with top sales in our network.

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Cycling through California Wine Country with Backroads

Written by Collette Peck on May 24, 2016

First, I want to mention that I’m not an avid cyclist! However, that doesn’t matter with Backroads, an active travel company that offers cycling, hiking, walking and even camping tours. These active trips are geared towards folks at most abilities.

Andavo advisor Collette Peck ready to cycle

I recently joined a Backroads three day trip through hilly California wine country with people that wanted to bike 30 to 40 miles beyond the 19 to 23 miles per day we ‘amateurs’ were doing. I

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Luxury Hotel Reviews: St. Regis Monarch Beach, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Montage Laguna Beach, The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Written by Seta Kembikian on May 17, 2016

Our group of Andavo Travel advisors/affiliates on beautiful Monarch Beach.

Earlier this month, I along a few other Andavo Travel affiliates had the opportunity to explore a few Southern California hotels.

We all arrived independently from different parts of the country, where we met up at the Orange County airport. From there we were picked up by St. Regis Monarch Beach’s car service. Upon checking in at the hotel, we were upgraded to spacious suites with coastal views.
The lobby of the

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