Pack your sense of adventure, and your patience!

Pack your sense of adventure, and your patience!

I recently returned from a long-awaited trip to the Azores Islands, and I have very conflicting thoughts to share. In some ways, the destination was SO much more than I expected, but in one key aspect, it was sadly disappointing. I’ll get the bad news over with...
A vacation fit for a Princess

A vacation fit for a Princess

What could be better for a princess-loving six-year-old than a surprise trip to Walt Disney World with mom, dad and grandma?! Lucky little VIP Mary Frances enjoyed a fabulous “escape”, complete with fireworks, parades, water slides, and breakfast at...
Sunsets and smiles

Sunsets and smiles

Long-time clients Kyle and Keith just came back from an anniversary “escape” to Sandals Ochi Beach in Jamaica, and had some great feedback to share with me about their experience. They honeymooned a year ago at the brand-new Sandals La Source in Grenada,...
Palace Resorts deliver!

Palace Resorts deliver!

One of the best parts of this business is getting the opportunity to go visit the destinations/resorts that I sell, so that I can better understand which one(s) might be best for which client(s). It’s something I’ve been doing for a dozen years or so,...
Move over, honeymooners!

Move over, honeymooners!

Why should honeymooners have all the fun? I think it’s important for couples of all ages and stages to be able to get away for a romantic “escape” every once in a while 🙂 Mike and Jo-Anne just spent a week at the very romantic Couples Swept Away in...
Easy, Breezy Italy

Easy, Breezy Italy

Loved, loved, loved receiving this feedback from Jaime and Matt!  Not just because they had such a fabulous time in Italy, but because it was the little touches (great guides, fabulous and reliable drivers, pre-arranged train tickets, and helpful concierges) that made...
Fabulous Food and Ferraris

Fabulous Food and Ferraris

Cynthia and Alicia (mother and daughter) reached out to me about a family “escape” to Italy. They had a very specific window of opportunity, and a pretty good idea of the things that the two couples wanted to see and experience, but they wanted my help...
A whirlwind tour of Ireland

A whirlwind tour of Ireland

Allison and Greg had an amazing honeymoon in St Lucia in 2015, and came back to me this fall to plan an anniversary “escape” to Ireland. We put together an ambitious week of sightseeing, and they hit the ground running! Based on the trip report below, I...
Island-Hopping in Hawaii

Island-Hopping in Hawaii

Anniversary Escape, part 2  “Island-Hopping in Hawaii” After a relaxing weekend in Los Angeles (see “part 1”) we headed out on Sunday morning to catch our flight to the Big Island (an easy 5 ½ hour flight from LAX). The Kailua-Kona airport is adorable, and you know...
Weekend in LA

Weekend in LA

Anniversary Escape, part 1 “Weekend in L.A.” In celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary and my husband’s 50th birthday, we had planned a trip to Hawaii for the first two weeks in September.  Unfortunately, un unprecedented TWO hurricanes also decided to threaten...