I recently had the opportunity to attend Oahu’s Fourth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival trip, hosted by Virtuoso. I was invited because of Andavo’s membership in Virtuoso’s luxury travel network. This extraordinary event was held on three different nights and featured over 40 celebrity chefs along with 20 of Napa Valley’s greatest wine estates. The events were: “A Lucky Modern Buddha Belly”, “Corks & Forks” and “It’s a Food World After All”. The closing evening was a clear night
While getting all of your friends and family to an exotic destination for your wedding might sound stressful, in many cases, destination weddings are actually easier to plan than traditional weddings — and sometimes more affordable. Typically, destination weddings involve a much smaller guest list, and couples can choose packages that help take the stress out of the planning process.
To make your destination wedding as relaxing and stress-free as possible, we’ve compiled a guide to 5 popular wedding destination resorts
As a “newbie” to Virtuoso’s Travel Week held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas from August 9-15, I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed! As agents we were quickly immersed in the culture and style that only Virtuoso can offer. After the opening session and my first introduction to Matthew Upchurch, the CEO of Virtuoso, I was very convinced of the importance of my being there!
Personally, I had 352 appointments with travel suppliers ranging from cruises to hotels,
To all cruising aficionados:
I am happy to report that I’m finding more and more cruise lines listening to their travelers who are sick and tired of being “nickel and dimed” once they get onboard a ship. Cruise lines are starting to offer a more truly “all inclusive” experience.
Many of the premium brand cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America are offering daily beverage packages and when you book in certain categories or have a particular status with the
If you want to try a new destination and enjoy luxury, why not visit Nicaragua and enjoy a stay at the five star Mukul Beach Golf and Spa Resort?
Everything is incredibly lush and luxurious. The beauty of the property and location can’t be properly relayed in photos. It is magical. The cliffs, the waves, the birds, the gentle shower just after lunch, and the pleasant, soft breeze all mesmerize your senses.
The 621 sq ft houses, called
After a recent tour throughout Malawi (that long, skinny country sandwiched between Mozambique and Zambia in Africa), I knew enough to expect beauty when we landed on Likoma Island. I knew that Lake Malawi was vast and that lovely properties could be found. However, I did not expect the grandeur of the hidden gem I found in Kaya Mawa, the exclusive luxury resort.
The lovely Michelle greeted us and made us feel welcome and special immediately upon our arrival. At first
I was able to go to Puerto Vallarta in April and spend four nights at the Marival Residences Luxury Resort. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes from the airport located in Nuevo Vallarta. It is a fairly new resort — only five years old.
My one bedroom oceanfront room on the 5th floor was over 1400 sq ft with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and two bathrooms. We had stairs that took
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 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
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
I just returned from a fabulous vacation to the San Diego area. My husband, two-year-old daughter and I stayed in Carlsbad at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa for a week.
The resort grounds are impressive, with sparkling white Spanish-style buildings and beautiful well-kept foliage. I loved that there were multiple spots to stop and enjoy the grounds: wooden porch swings surrounded by bougainvillea, benches near beautiful water fountains, etc.
Since we were there with our toddler daughter,