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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Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Written by Donna Evans on December 23, 2014

Just the word “Tahiti” conjures up images of crystal clear, turquoise water that beg you to enter, over-water bungalows that beckon, and a tropical paradise that breathes romance.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort’s lagoon and bungalows.

I just got back from staying at the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora, which epitomizes these images, but also boasts service, cuisine and enchantment for anyone celebrating a romantic moment. The over-water bungalow suites are spacious and well-designed with an enormous open shower,

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Destination Spotlight: Los Cabos, Mexico

Written by Wendy Hart on December 12, 2014

Los Cabos is a rugged beach destination ringed by mountains and desert, located at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. It’s composed of two towns, with Cabo San Lucas located on the southern tip and its sister city, San Jose Del Cabo, located slightly to the north on the Sea of Cortez. With it’s easy access from the U.S., it has been a beloved tourist destination for many years, offering a variety of activities and accommodations ranging

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Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The Brando, a private island resort

Written by Kirsten Little on December 5, 2014

Stay on a private island near Tahiti on a week-long business trip? Yes, please! Sometimes I really love my job…  I just returned from a Classic Vacations meeting for their President’s Circle travel agencies (of which Andavo Travel is a proud member), held at The Brando.

The arrival ceremony

The Brando is Marlon Brando’s luxury resort on French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa (30 miles from Tahiti), which is surrounded by a sparkling lagoon. You can only access the island

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