Adventure Cruising With Un-Cruise Adventures

Written by Jeri Donovan on May 22, 2015

Ever since I first heard about Un-Cruise Adventures, (one of my esteemed Virtuoso suppliers) I knew it was something that I had to experience. It became front and center on my bucket list for active adventure cruising.  As a wellness travel advisor and because I am a bona fide travel info junky, I immediately enrolled in the coursework to become an Un-Cruise Adventures Certified Adventurist. My sense of intrigue and desire deepened as I delved into learning about this style of adventure cruising that ventured along the shores of Alaska, the coasts of Costa

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The Dorchester Collection Hotels in London

Written by Carrie Wallace on May 21, 2015

I was definitely excited to join Andavo’s recent educational trip to London – it had been ages since I’d been and I very much looked forward to getting reacquainted with the city.

While our three days were packed, we had just a bit of daylight in which to fit some additional site inspections. I had met the lovely Victoria White, Assistant Director of Sales for The Dorchester Hotel and 45 Park Lane, the prior week at an event in Chicago, so

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Luxury Hotel Review: Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Written by Cruse Bevill on May 7, 2015

I just got back from a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in England. This is the most amazing hotel, a lovely country manor with all the amenities that you expect from Four Seasons! It is a perfect place to begin or end your trip to Great Britain or a weekend retreat from bustling London, as the property is only 35 minutes from Heathrow, 40 minutes from Southampton, or an hour from London.

Oliver, the FS Hampshire’s resident black

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Beach Vacation Goers: Instagram Giveaway

Written by Laney Williams on April 16, 2015

Here we are in mid-April.  At about this time of the year, I start realllllly looking forward to my summer vacay.  Who’s with me?  Anyone nodding their head should visit our Alabama office’s Instagram account and enter to win the Beach Bundle Giveaway!

Enter to win this super cute beach stuff!

Instagram handle:  @andavotravelalabama

Or visit:

You could win a super cute beach tote, spring-y scarf, sun hat, and beach towel just by following @andavotravelalabama and liking the giveaway photo.  No reposting

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Destination Spotlight: Incredible India

Written by Linda Smith on March 30, 2015

Andavo Travel advisor, Linda N Smith, inside the Amber Fort on her trip to India.

I just returned from a trip to India where I visited Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – together referred to as the Golden Triangle. Delhi is the capital city of India and it’s divided into two parts – Old Delhi and New Delhi – and is a mixture of the old world with the new. Agra is the home of India’s most famous monument and one

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Luxury Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Written by Seta Kembikian on March 27, 2015

Last month, I had the chance to stay at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Lake Tahoe over a weekend. This is the most beautiful resort in the Sierras, in my opinion. Despite its name, it is not located in Lake Tahoe, and doesn’t even offer a glimpse of the lake. It is at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet and is nestled into a forested hill. This property is 15 minutes south of Truckee, where you can listen to live Jazz

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Luxury Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Written by Laney Williams on March 26, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.  Since my husband and I are not big gamblers, and were doing a quick getaway without our young children, we wanted somewhere that felt clean, calm, and relaxing.  We chose the perfect property!

How cool is the wall in their Sky Lobby?!

The Mandarin Oriental is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas without a casino and all the noise and indoor smoking that go along

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Andavo Travel President’s Club Travel Advisors 2014

Written by Laney Williams on March 17, 2015

Andavo Travel is pleased to present the travel advisors that have become members of our prestigious President’s Club for 2014. These 12 dynamic, well-traveled, and experienced travel agents provide exceptional service along with a vast knowledge of the most luxurious vacation destinations. Their hard work has contributed to the highest volume of sales across our network and provided truly unforgettable and unique experiences for our clients, including VIP packages and complimentary amenities.

We only accept well-traveled, experienced travel agents into our Andavo Travel family, so you can rest

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Relaxation Vacation at Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Written by Jeri Donovan on March 2, 2015

When you need to slow down and de-stress, it is time for a relaxation vacation at the Dominican Republic’s Zoetry Agua Punta Cana. This rejuvenating resort will artfully fulfill your need for serenity in a luxury nirvana offering unparalleled tropical beauty nestled on a stunning white sand beach. During my visit, this amazing wellness resort resonated deeply within my soul and offered me a Zen-like sanctuary where peacefulness filled my days and mind.

Zoetry swim-up suites

As I first entered the resort lobby,

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Norway Travel: 9 Customs and Etiquette Tips

Written by Collette Peck on January 15, 2015

Norway has gotten so popular as a travel destination (partially due to the success of Disney’s Frozen) that tourists are flocking to the fjords!  And which such dramatic scenery, it’s no wonder!  If you are looking forward to a visit to Norway, here are a few Norwegian customs and etiquette rules that you might find helpful on your trip.

Norway’s Constitution Day is celebrated on May 17. It commemorates the date when the nation’s constitution was signed.

1. For starters, more than

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