Destination: Venice

Unforgettable Venice is a city to be savored. Let a gondolier serenade you as you glide past graceful palazzos. Dine by candlelight beside the Grand Canal. Shop for carnival masks and Murano glass on the Rialto Bridge. Wander through the quiet backstreets of the Dorsoduro. Enjoy a gelato on Piazza … Read More

Destination: Greece

Ancient Mythology and Modern-Day Delights You’ll love the sun-drenched islands, whitewashed towns, and a mythic past that just won’t quit. Enjoy the whitewashed dwellings of Mykonos, the historic ruins in Athens, the sun-soaked cafes on Crete, the famous views on Santorini, and the UNESCO-designated Old Town of Corfu. Greece is … Read More

Destination: Lisbon

The Hills Are Vibrant And Full Of Life While Lisbon is famous for its melancholic, mandolin-accompanied music, Fado, the city itself offers a different mood entirely. Colorful buildings line the narrow streets of the Alfama neighborhood, where cafes serve strong espresso and pastelerias dish out regional sweet treats. Yellow trams … Read More

New Hotel Openings and Renovations for 2020

A list of my most anticipated New Hotel Openings or Renovations for 2020. Most, but not all, are Resorts, many are Luxury or Boutique properties. Hopefully they will be bringing something new and unique to the world of hospitality. Zannier Hotels – Bai San Hô Scheduled to open late 2020 … Read More

Destination: Bolivia

Be Bowled Over    colorful contrasts, exotic towns, vibrant escape Touring Bolivia is like riding a rainbow, with its green Amazonian jungles, white-capped Andean mountains, pink flamingos wading in the red waters of Laguna Colorada, and cerulean skies reflected in Lake Titicaca. Browse for flamboyant souvenirs in the chaotic markets of … Read More

Destination: Lima

Emerging Cuisine    Peru’s Mega-Capital Is A Foodie Haven Lima has been around since 1535 — the Aliaga House is almost as old as Lima itself — but its recent history is often about its culinary scene. Because of immigration patterns, there’s a major Asian fusion trend in the city, and … Read More

Destination: Arequipa / Lake Titicaca / Colca Canyon

The Southern Part of the Peruvian Andes Sadly a bit over shadowed by Machu Pichu and the Sacred Valley. Arequipa makes a great starting point or end to your Peruvian adventure. Great for culture and food. Arequipa is a wonderful place to relax and acclimate for a few nights prior … Read More

Destination: Australia

Whizz Off to Oz    Fabulous Reefs,       and Fabled Wine Country Rock on down under with an Aboriginal walk around Uluru (a.k.a. Ayers Rock). On the coast, scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef, surf the breaks at Bells Beach, or drive the Great Ocean Road past lonely beaches and dramatic cliffs. … Read More

Destination: Cusco / The Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

An Incan Treasure    The Sweetheart of Peru’s Sacred Valley Some travelers simply use Cuzco as a stop on their way to Machu Picchu, but this vibrant UNESCO World Heritage Site deserves its own time and attention. The itinerary might include touring its magnificent baroque cathedrals, shopping at the bustling San … Read More

Destination: Peru

Beyond the Inca    Peru Has More to Offer Than       Romance Among the Ruins You’ll forge unforgettable memories hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu’s ruins, but Peru is no one-hit wonder. Watch Andean condors circle above Colca Canyon, take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, which form shapes apparent … Read More

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