If you do not have Argentina on your bucket list, you may want to rethink your list. I just came back from Argentina and I could not have been more blown away by the food, wine, people, and atmosphere around me. I visited three regions, which included Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Salta to Cafayate, and then (my favorite) Mendoza, the wine region in Argentina.
Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America. The people are mainly immigrants from
Leopard seen while staying at Leopard Hills
In the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve of South Africa, there are many choices for ultimate experiences. I chose the fantastic camp of Leopard Hills, where we were greeted by the general manager, Duncan. Located in the private game preserve, there is no shortage of wildlife and encounters with the Big 5 (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard), including the leopards they boast in their name. Our spacious suite included our own plunge
I was recently invited to come aboard Cunard Line’s cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth, for a ship inspection and lunch when the ship was in port in San Francisco during her 2014 World Cruise.
The Queen Elizabeth
The Queen Elizabeth is Cunard Line’s newest (entered service in 2010), and second largest (2,068 passengers) ship. She is large, and feels quite spacious, but by present cruise ship standards (5,400 passengers currently being the largest cruise ship afloat), she’s still relatively mid-sized. As a
Written by Brenda McClain on November 13, 2014
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
Recently I was fortunate enough to spend three nights at a beautiful luxury camp in the Hoedspruit region of South Africa, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Camp Jabulani, a Virtuoso member property, has a private concession shared with a few other luxury camps, which provides for a private experience to their amazing game drives. Our host, Kate Nelson, the general manager, could not have done more to make our stay perfect.
My Camp Jabulani suite
The camp itself sits atop
I just returned from another great travel adventure… this time I went to Cambodia, Vietnam and Hong Kong. I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia in the first part of October. The rainy season is April to November, but luckily it only rained at night so it didn’t hinder my trip at all. I spent the first two nights at the Raffles d’Angkor Hotel, a beautiful property just 15 minutes from the airport and the famous temples of Angkor
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I just spent a week in Normandy and experienced some of the loveliest areas in France. It’s quite inspiring to visit the World War II sites, but there is much more to do and see. While many try to see Normandy as a day trip from Paris, or an overnight trip, it’s an area that’s deserving of a more in depth visit.
It’s an easy trip from Paris. A train from Paris to Caen or Bayeux is a little over two
As a host travel agency, we have travel advisors affiliated with us that are based all over the country. We have five office locations now (CA, CO, UT, and two in AL), plus home-based travel agents across the country. Our network of luxury agents keeps growing – we are up to 90+ now.
A group of Andavo travel advisors at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA at the 2013 AndavoMart.
Once a year, Andavo Travel invites the whole crew to join
As a travel consultant, I’m usually in the midst of preparing for my next journey. One of my latest trips was unforgettable! I traveled to Machu Picchu, Peru, where I found the Peruvian culture to be amazingly warmhearted and authentic. Machu Picchu was definitely the highlight, as it is archaeologically and visually breathtaking.
As I was preparing for my trip to Peru, and managing my clients’ travel, it made me wonder what motivates a person to travel? Travel takes you away