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
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.
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.
The countdown has begun! 20+ of our Andavo Travel advisors are heading to Las Vegas next week to attend Virtuoso Travel Week – an annual conference that brings together Virtuoso travel agents with Virtuoso travel suppliers (hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, etc.) Think of it like travel speed dating – each travel agent meets with each travel supplier for a 4-minute appointment to learn all they can about what that supplier has to offer their clients. Its an intense week,
As a travel consultant, I travel a lot. And I have been fortunate enough to never have lost any of my luggage in the process. Oh sure, I’ve had delayed bags (24 hours or so) due to tight connections, but I always carry enough basics with me that I manage a day without my large bag just fine. I also make sure that my luggage is properly tagged with my name, cell number and email address. Those little decorative ribbons on
I am a huge yoga fan, having just started practicing this year with an incredible teacher, Suzanne Oliver. Given my travel background and her yoga genius, we’ve decided to team up to offer a yoga retreat at the Miraval Spa in Tucson, AZ from November 8-11, 2013. I’d love to invite you to join us at this special renewal retreat!
Contemplate the central theme of being alive, awaken to who you really are and how you truly
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,
I recently had the chance to visit the One&Only Cape Town, a 5-star luxury hotel situated in the heart of Cape Town. The property is located on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, making it a secured environment. Its convenient location makes it an ideal home base for travelers touring the sites and enjoying the city.
The One&Only offers 131 rooms and over-the-top gorgeous suites, all spacious and luxurious. As you enter the hotel, you will be awed by the