Chef Keller Brings Award Winning Cuisine to Seabourn

Chef Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller

In an ongoing quest to provide a world-class experience, Seabourn has created a partnership with world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller. The culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon – Chef Keller brings his award-winning French and American cuisine to the ultra-luxury cruise line adding new flavors and flair to complement Seabourn’s already celebrated cuisine. Continue reading

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Stay More, Play More At Vail Cascade Resort, CO

Vail summer

Find a New Altitude in every season at Vail Cascade Resort. Along the banks of Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain, this Four Diamond ski-in/ski-out mountain retreat features the very best of Colorado. You’ll enjoy every amenity necessary to make the most of each stay, including creative Colorado cuisine and craft beer at Atwater on Gore Creek; the incomparable Aria Athletic Club & Spa; and a variety of guestrooms, suites and luxury condominiums. Vail Cascade provides elevated experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love. Continue reading

Iconic Alpine Experience

Intercontinental Davos, Switzerland

Intercontinental Davos, Switzerland

The future of travel has arrived in the Swiss Alps, and it is the InterContinental Hotel Davos. This glimmering steel orb, set high above Lake Davos, looks a bit like a golden spaceship, and the inventive gastronomy served at three distinctive restaurants is definitely out of this world. Parquet flooring and plush accents adorn the 216 individually appointed rooms and suites, and you’ll absorb the alpine splendor from your private balcony. Continue reading

Let The Journey Be Part Of The Destination

AmaSerena

AmaSerena

River cruise expert, Viviane Tondeur, recaps exclusive Virtuoso amenities with one of her favorite cruise operators. Virtuoso “Best River Cruise” winner in 2012, 2013 and 2014, AMA Waterways magnificent ships boast spacious staterooms with French or Twin balconies, delicious cuisine, live entertainment, and on board services like fitness room, hair salon, and massage; pool, whirlpool or sauna; and a sun deck with 360⁰ riverside views. Continue reading

2015 Powder Click Photo Camp in Valle Nevado, Chile

Valle Nevado

SKI Magazine & Skiing Magazine will host the 2015 Powder Click photo camp at Valle Nevado this year from August 21 – 28, offering an in-depth photography workshop for amateur photographers to hone their action, lifestyle, and outdoor photography skills while skiing the powdery slopes of the Andes. Participants will be encouraged to nurture their creative side while at the same time expanding their technical knowledge and even learning how to get their images published. Continue reading

FA Cup Final At Wembley Stadium In London

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

All eyes are on the FA cup with Liverpool traveling to Blackburn on April 8 for a replay after drawing on March 8. The winner faces Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi final on April 19. Arsenal and Reading will face off on April 18. On May 30th the FA Cup Final will take place in London at Wembley Stadium. Continue reading

Hitting A High Note In Italy On Opera Themed Barge Cruise

Opera enthusiasts are some of the most devoted custodians of this high art.  They are besotted with the music, drama, and, most especially, the historic venues  in which many legendary performances were given.  Many of these iconic structures are located in the birthplace of modern opera:  ITALY. Up until now, travelers interested in Italian opera had few options to combine the pleasures of both of a land and water experience. This is about to change with two “Opera Themed Cruises” on the 20-passenger barge LA BELLA VITA, departing from Venice. Continue reading

There’s still time for an epic snow adventure in Whistler Blackcomb free night special offer

ski

With over 1,800 acres of skiable terrain (North America’s largest) Whistler-Blackcomb is monumental in size but the pedestrian village is charming and boasts fine dining and lively après-ski. You’ll find meticulously groomed slopes for every level to powder filled bowls for the experts, and best of all the season runs through May so you can still fit in a fabulous snow vacation.

Stay at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (ski-in/ski-out) or The Four Seasons Resort Whistler and enjoy exclusive Virtuoso amenities and upgrades. Contact me now for special offers including lift tickets and free nights. A favorable exchange rate gives you even more value for your dollar. Continue reading

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Barging and River Cruising

If you have questions about barging or river cruising, or if you are thinking about it for your next vacation, come to the Departure Lounge Barging & River Cruising event on March 11th. Continue reading

Insight To India

 

India

If you’re interested in exploring options for a magical trip to India, I invite you to a showcase and wine reception at Departure Lounge on March 5th. Come and meet Shonali Datta, Managing Director of Banyan Tours, widely recognized as one of the truly specialist companies in India. Shonali is the leading expert on the best travel experiences and luxury properties. Continue reading

Wellness and Wellbeing on Riviera Nayarit

View from our balcony

View from our balcony

I just returned from a magical week on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Two villa stays – one on the beach and one in the hills, spa treatments (perks of being a travel advisor?!), cooking class, tequila tasting, swimming with wild dolphins, ziplining, margarita making lesson, horseback riding on the beach, whale watching, world-class golf, … Continue reading

Such A Deal!

FS Santa Fe

This week I scored my clients an incredible deal at the fabulous Rancho Encantado Four Seasons resort in Santa Fe, NM. Set in 57 unspoiled acres of the Sangre de Cristo foothills, the resort is just 10 minutes from Santa Fe’s galleries, shops and distinctive architecture. Complimentary transportation to the Plaza is provided by the resort’s Mercedes Benz. Continue reading

French Jewels of Hospitality

Cheval Blanc Courchevel

Cheval Blanc Courchevel

Ooh la la! Join me at Departure Lounge for a French wine and truffles reception showcasing the hospitality jewels of Paris, St. Barths, the French Alps & the Maldives. Learn about Hotel Esprit Saint Germain on Paris’ Left Bank and meet owner Laurence Tafanel. Then discover the exquisite Cheval Blanc properties represented tonight by Evelyn Weber, manager of Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France. She will present her property in St. Barths, as well as the Cheval Blanc properties in the French Alps and the Maldives. Continue reading