The Goldener Hirsch, or golden stag in Salzburg, Austria
Location, Location, Location. This hotel is on the main street (Getreidegasse), due to the fact that it’s been around since 1407! But don’t let the date of this traditional inn style hotel fool you, this is a deluxe property in Salzburg. The original antiques, handmade furniture, and native rag rugs are opulent and discreet, and honor 600 years of hotel history. Absolutely unique for a hotel in Salzburg. After the waltzes and
I recently returned from an Austria Study Tour that was sponsored by Virtuoso. The Austrian Tourist Board went all out to showcase two of the iconic cities of Austria; Vienna and Salzburg. Although I have traveled to Europe many times, this was my first trip to Austria.
My first two nights were spent in one of Vienna’s landmark hotels, the Hotel Sacher Wien. You may know of the Original Sacher Torte, one of Austria’s most famous culinary inventions. This most famous
I recently had the opportunity to spend several nights at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This hotel is a Vancouver landmark with its European architecture, copper roof and gargoyles that make it instantly recognizable. It is located in the heart of the city, convenient to Vancouver’s business district (the Convention and Exhibition Center) and entertainment center (shopping and dining on Robson Street, the waterfront and many historic districts). This location is perfect for the business or leisure traveler.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Have you ever heard of a “babymoon”? Wikipedia defines it as “a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage.”
Until recently, I hadn’t heard of the term, but it makes perfect sense to me for first-time expectant parents. A babymoon offers
Capilano Suspension Bridge
I recently visited the seaport city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, and found it to be scenic and vibrant. Flights into Vancouver are frequent and convenient, and it is also a major gateway if you are cruising to Alaska. Vancouver offers many accommodation options for those who want to have access to night life and art galleries, the water front, or nature. Vancouver is a walking city, easy to get around, and there is plenty to
Four Seasons Carmelo entrance
Carmelo, Uruguay is the perfect retreat from the bustling city of Buenos Aires. I recently spent some time there prior to attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires. I stayed at Four Seasons Resort Carmelo with my daughter Jelissa. It was like an extremely nice adult summer camp, with all sorts of activities at your fingertips. To get to the resort from Buenos Aires, you take an hour-long ferry ride, followed by a 45-minute taxi ride
Mike & Camille Cameron at Iguazu Falls
I recently visited Iguazu Falls, prior to attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires. Iguazu Falls is on the border of Brazil and Northern Argentina, and consists of numerous waterfalls varying from about 200-270 ft. high. It is divided into upper and lower Iguazu and is so large that there is no vantage point that allows you to view the entire falls at once, unless you are in a helicopter. The upper falls
As a Virtuoso luxury travel advisor, I just returned from a week in Las Vegas attending Virtuoso Travel Week and meeting with close to 400 partners in the travel business. As I look back on the week, one travel supplier in particular stood out to me: Elysian Golf Limited.
I am an avid golfer, and I was astonished to learn that Elysian Golf can make your “golf bucket list” come true. They work closely with all the finest courses, resorts and
Working in the travel business, I get bombarded with beautiful photos of fantastic places around the world. Many often spark memories of my own trips. This photo of Ronda, located in the Andalucia area of Spain, is one of those photos. My husband and I were staying in Malaga and decided to take a day trip out to see some of the sights of Southern Spain. We stumbled upon Ronda, a great town with a very famous bridge.
Linda Smith in Inverness
I just got back from a 12-night British Isles cruise on Princess Cruises with 14 of my friends and family! We sailed on the Caribbean Princess from South Hampton to Guernsey, Cork, Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Le Havre, where we took a tour of Normandy.
All the cities were terrific destinations with a lot of interesting things to see. The shore excursions with the cruise line are convenient, but can be a little pricey.