Luxury Hotel Review: Marival Residences, Puerto Vallarta

Written by Linda Smith on June 3, 2014

I was able to go to Puerto Vallarta in April and spend four nights at the Marival Residences Luxury Resort. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes from the airport located in Nuevo Vallarta. It is a fairly new resort — only five years old.

View from my room on the 5th floor

My one bedroom oceanfront room on the 5th floor was over 1400 sq ft with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and two bathrooms. We had stairs that took

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Luxury Hotel Review: Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado

Written by Linda Smith on May 27, 2014

I recently returned from Gateway, Colorado where I stayed at the Gateway Canyons Resort for three nights. You fly into Grand Junction and then it is about an hour to drive to the resort through the canyon, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. This resort is like an island unto itself. Once you get there, the activities are plentiful. I was able to ride horses, take an ATV ride, fly in a helicopter to see the awesome landscape, and ride

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Four Seasons Bali Honeymoon

Written by Jelissa Tucker on May 13, 2014

Travel is a very big part of my life, so I didn’t take the decision of where to go on my honeymoon very lightly. It was extremely important to me to create a unique, once in a lifetime experience, and it was extremely important for my husband to be able to relax. I ended up choosing both Four Seasons Resorts in Bali. Coupling Jimbaran Bay and Sayan together gives you the perfect combinations of Balinese culture, nature, and the charm of Four

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Countdown to a Cruise

Written by Collette Peck on May 8, 2014

One of the greatest things about going on vacation is the anticipation and excitement of going on vacation! I know that I channel some of that energy into preparing and learning more about the destination and what options are available to me.

I’m leaving on a cruise soon, and it’s been a few years since my husband and I have taken one, so I’m plunging into the online pre-registration.

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Complimentary Breakfast, Virtuoso Style

Written by Collette Peck on May 1, 2014

A recent blog by my coworker, David Russell, discussed the new survey from that states complimentary breakfast is the most important hotel amenity that guests want. A hotel restaurant and free wi-fi ranked as the second and third most important amenities, respectively.

As a proud member of the Virtuoso network of luxury travel agencies, we understand how important this is to our clients and we are pleased to offer them a complimentary breakfast for two at all Virtuoso properties.  Additional complimentary

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Adventures in Lapland

Written by Donna Evans on April 17, 2014

Where is Lapland, you may be wondering?

Lapland is considered the area above the Arctic Circle, which includes the northern portions of Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden.

Why would anyone want to go there, you may also be asking?

Well, for those who enjoy outdoor activities and winter sports, along with unique accommodations, Lapland offers something special. For example, you can fly into Ivaro, Finland and travel to the Kakslauttanen Resort. Your five star experience may begin with several nights in a log cabin. The queen

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Australia

Written by Donna Evans on March 28, 2014

As a travel advisor, I specialize in designing fantastic trips for my clients around the world.  One destination close to my heart is Australia!  I have been designated by Tourism Australia as a premier Aussie Specialist since 2006, and I continue to explore and experience this continent.  Sometimes my clients ask me why they should visit Australia vs. some other location.  In response, I have compiled a list of my top ten reasons to travel to Australia.

Daintree Rainforest

10. THE

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2014 Cruise News

Written by Collette Peck on March 27, 2014

Ocean cruising and in particular, river cruising has become more popular with travelers by offering a plethora of new and exciting ships, high quality amenities, and added value for your dollar.  The newly-designed river ships are taking a quantum leap in engineering, design and quality. With all the new designs and innovative ideas being placed into ships, more people than ever are opting to take cruises for their family vacations.

A few exciting additions coming in the year 2014:

Viking River Cruises has 14

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Corporate retreats: A breath of fresh air for your company

Written by Collette Peck on March 20, 2014

Have you ever thought about taking your management team on a corporate travel retreat? If your immediate response was no, let me explain why you might want to consider using this innovative idea for your company. Let’s face it, executives can become over-worked, stressed out, and even bored with their daily tasks. This may lead to lower productivity and loss of creative thinking.

How can you avoid this? Booking a challenging and truly unique corporate retreat. Corporate retreats are a great

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Andavo Travel President’s Club Travel Advisors 2013

Written by Laney Williams on March 18, 2014

Andavo Travel is pleased to present the travel advisors that have become members of our prestigious President’s Club for 2013. These eight dynamic, well-traveled, and experienced 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 assured that

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