Travel doesn’t just broaden the mind; it tantalizes the palate, offering a smorgasbord of flavors from the farthest corners of the globe. For the connoisseur of delectable experiences, culinary festivals represent the pinnacle of taste and sophistication, transforming a simple journey into a canvas of cultural and gastronomic discovery.

Culinary Inspiration, Events, Luxury Travel

January 27, 2024

Bon Appétit:Your Guide to World’s Best Culinary Festivals

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Those who know me also know that I have a deep passion for all things Italy!  The mere thought of traveling to Italy often conjures up images of enchanting canals in Venice, awe-inspiring ancient ruins in Rome, and the captivating beauty of Tuscany’s rolling vineyards.  However, lately, it feels as though the entire world has discovered this allure, leading to overwhelming crowds and skyrocketing costs. What if I told you of a hidden gem that promises a similar, if not more extraordinary experience, at a fraction of the price and without hordes of tourists?

Luxury Travel

November 2, 2023

Escape Italy’s Crowds & High Costs for This Hidden Gem in Europe

There’s a never-ending number of things to do and see in this southern European country. Portugal certainly doesn’t lack natural or architectural beauty, so it’s no wonder you have a desire to visit. So, where should you even begin? Here are some top recommendations for visiting this magnificent nation for your first time. 1. What […]

Luxury Travel

July 9, 2022

Top Tips for Your First Visit to Portugal

Chile is the narrowest nation in the world, yet its borders provide some of the most diverse terrains. It’s no secret that the country offers a vast array of exciting things to do and see for people of all ages. You never know what you might come across next, from waterfalls to mountains, hot springs […]

Luxury Travel

May 20, 2022

Six Must-See Destinations in Chile 

Now that France is open to vaccinated U.S. travelers, many have come to me wanting to plan their own Parisian vacations (and many other regions in this beautiful country)! We all know about the famous museums and landmarks, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about all the cool things there […]

Luxury Travel

June 19, 2021

Paris is ALWAYS a Good Idea

My husband, Jeff, and I recently experienced the best wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa Valleys, and many of you followed our journey on social media as it unfolded. I’m happy to report that it was everything we had hope it would be and more!  Carneros Resort Our journey began in the Carneros Region, and […]

Luxury Travel

April 11, 2021

The Ultimate Napa/Sonoma Experience

You know how I know that the travel comeback is upon us?  Oceania’s 2023 World Cruise may last for 180 days, but it took only a single day to sell out!  Think about that.  684 guests booked within 24 hours.  For a trip that lasts 6 months!!  If that doesn’t tell you something about travel confidence, I don’t know what […]

Luxury Travel

March 13, 2021

4 + 7 + 14 + 46 = Bucket List Adventure!