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Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Washington D.C. | Comments Off on Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

I just spent a few days at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C., one of the mid-Atlantic’s finest luxury properties located in the heart of Georgetown and a stone’s throw from most of the area’s top attractions. Able to support over 40 languages, it’s a home away from home to guests from all over the world – everyone from business professionals to diplomats to families like mine. My experience was exceptional in every way – it was an absolute treat to be a guest here!

In the lobby at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Main lobby at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

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Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Caribbean Travel, Cayman Islands | Comments Off on Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

My latest travels took me to the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman – a gem of a tropical destination best known for famous Seven Mile Beach, warm and friendly locals, and a fantastic dining and shopping scene. While I was there, I spent some time as a guest at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, which lived up to every expectation I had about the property.

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

With a member of the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman sales team

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Kimpton Seafire, Grand Cayman

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Caribbean Travel, Cayman Islands | Comments Off on Kimpton Seafire, Grand Cayman

Kimpton Seafire, Grand Cayman

I recently visited Kimpton Seafire on the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, Kimpton Hotels’ first resort property to open in the world. I’ve sent quite a few happy clients since they opened their doors in November so was anxious to check it out myself and get a better understanding of the Kimpton brand as a whole.

Kimpton Seafire oceanfront view

With my husband at Kimpton Seafire

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Spain: Mallorca and Barcelona

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Europe, Mallorca, Spain | Comments Off on Spain: Mallorca and Barcelona

Spain:  Mallorca and Barcelona

My latest travels took me to the exciting country of Spain.  Each year,  Brownell plans a special trip full of adventure and fun for top sales producers – Mallorca and Barcelona were on this year’s agenda. Traveling with my colleagues to learn about different destinations around the world is an invaluable opportunity and enriches my knowledge to help me better advise my clients.

Brownell 1887 attendees in Mallorca, Spain

Brownell group in Mallorca, Spain

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Chileno Bay, Cabo San Lucas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Cabo San Lucas, Family Travel, Mexico | Comments Off on Chileno Bay, Cabo San Lucas

Chileno Bay, Cabo San Lucas

My family traveled to Cabo San Lucas for spring break this year. I chose Cabo so we could see whales, ride camels (yes, you can ride camels in Cabo!), and sail around the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, but also to stay at recently opened Chileno Bay, the newest hotel in Auberge Resorts’ collection. For those of you familiar with Auberge hotels (think Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Esperanza to name a few), any property that falls under their umbrella is guaranteed to be extraordinary, and Chileno Bay proved to be no exception. The service, setting, design, and cuisine are outstanding.

Chileno Bay, Cabo San Lucas

Arrival at Chileno Bay, Cabo San Lucas

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Primland

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Family Travel, US Travel | Comments Off on Primland

Primland

My family and I recently snuck away for a long weekend to Primland, a rising star in the luxury hotel industry.  Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, this glorious retreat sits on 12,000 pristine acres and is an ideal get-away for both families and couples seeking respite from the real world.

Family time at Primland

Family time at Primland

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Caneel Bay, St. John

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Caribbean Travel, St. John | Comments Off on Caneel Bay, St. John

Caneel Bay, St. John

I recently returned from a magical stay at one of the Caribbean’s most beloved and iconic hotels – Caneel Bay on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. This was my third visit to the property and a particularly special trip for me both personally and professionally, as I’d been invited to attend their 60th Anniversary Gala as a representative of the luxury travel industry. I was honored and excited to attend.

Caneel Bay's 60th anniversary gala

Attending Caneel Bay’s 60th anniversary gala dinner with my husband

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Panama

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Central America, Panama | Comments Off on Panama

Panama

I just returned from a trip to the fascinating country of Panama – a Central American destination that’s been on my travel bucket list for a very long time. Panama is an emerging hot spot full of diverse culture, unparalleled adventure, and fantastic wildlife – all still relatively untouched and unspoiled. And did I mention the Panama Canal, which is just as incredible as I’d hoped??? My trip started in the northwestern part of the country in Bocas del Toro. Best known for its world class diving, snorkeling, and surfing, this...

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The Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Florida, Ritz Carlton, US Travel | Comments Off on The Ritz Carlton Sarasota

The Ritz Carlton Sarasota

I recently attended Brownell’s company meeting at the newly renovated Ritz Carlton Sarasota in southern Florida. I’d never visited this part of the Florida Gulf Coast before, so I arrived a day early to make sure I’d have enough time to experience the hotel as a leisure traveler before my meeting began. I’m so glad that I did! The Ritz Carlton Sarasota has a unique waterfront setting in downtown Sarasota with a lovely pool area overlooking a small marina. Additionally, there’s a full service Beach Club only a ten minute shuttle ride away. The...

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Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, Anguilla

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Anguilla, Caribbean Travel | Comments Off on Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, Anguilla

Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, Anguilla

I just returned home from a blissful week on the magical island Anguilla, one of my favorite destinations in the Caribbean.  The main purpose of my visit was to stay at Malliouhana and experience it first-hand, as I’ve been regularly sending happy clients since it reopened in 2014 and wanted to see for myself just how special this iconic property really is.

Boat transfer from St. Martin to Anguilla

Arrival on Anguilla

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