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All Aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Belmond Hiram Bingham, Luxury Train Travel, Peru, South America | Comments Off on All Aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu

All Aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu

A ride on the luxury train the Belmond Hiram Bingham

Excited for my ride on the Belmond Hiram Bingham!

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A Tour of Peru with Belmond

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Peru, South America | Comments Off on A Tour of Peru with Belmond

A Tour of Peru with Belmond

I recently returned from an educational trip to the magical country of Peru.  Hosted by Belmond (formerly known as Orient Express), the purpose of my visit was to experience first-hand their collection of boutique properties, luxury trains and expert guiding services so I can better advise clients who want to travel to this intriguing part of the world.

Exploring Machu Picchu, Peru

Thrilling moment at Machu Picchu, Peru

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Family Travel, Jackson Hole, US Travel | Comments Off on Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

When my husband and I sat down this past winter to discuss possible destinations for our summer family trip, Jackson Hole, Wyoming quickly emerged as the winner. Between its breathtaking scenery, easy access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and endless options for family-friendly outdoor activities, it was an obvious great choice for our family of four.

Yellowstone Park

Family time in Yellowstone National Park

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How My Clients’ Travel Experiences Enrich MY Life

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Italy, Rome, Venice | Comments Off on How My Clients’ Travel Experiences Enrich MY Life

How My Clients’ Travel Experiences Enrich MY Life

I decided to start a career in the travel industry over a decade ago because of my passion for planning trips and making clients’ travel dreams a reality.   I quickly learned there was something even more to this amazing job – the wonderful sense of happiness and purpose I  feel when my clients return from a trip I’ve planned for them and share their experiences with me.  There’s absolutely nothing more rewarding or exciting!

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

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Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in US Travel, 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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