major recap: Song Saa Private Island

At the end of our two weeks in Southeast Asia, I finally made it to island time! Song Saa was my first private island experience and it was LOVELY. Song Saa private island is located off the coast of Cambodia. From Siem Reap, we flew to Sianhoukville, located on the southern coast of Cambodia. This […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: Jaya House, Siem Reap

A hotel can make or break your travel experience. I often consider hotels a destination in themselves. There are a few moments in this traveling gig when I come across hotels that impact me. Jaya House River Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of them. Jaya House Siem Reap is a boutique hotel in […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city located in Northern Thailand, about one hour flying from Bangkok. It means “new city” and is situated between the mountains with the Ping River flowing through it. Chiang Mai is filled with unique temples, some marked with gold, others painted all white. The city is filled with delicious street food […]

October 16, 2019

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major recap: The Siam, Bangkok

A quiet escape from the busyness of Bangkok, you will find the Siam Bangkok. Located north of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Bangkok’s main sites, this hotel is truly a retreat. Bangkok is a very busy city. I go back and forth about my feelings towards it. However, coming home to The Siam at […]

October 4, 2019

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Virtuoso Travel Week 2019

Virtuoso Travel Week is the annual pilgrimage of the who’s who in Luxury Travel to Las Vegas, Nevada. For a week, we advisors meet with hotels & resorts, tour operators, onsite suppliers and more to get a glimpse into what’s new and trending in travel. To paint a picture of my day for you, I […]

September 3, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton, Shanghai

Hotel luxury takes on a new level in Asia. The luxury hotels in most major Asian cities are luxurious modern masterpieces. The Ritz Carlton is no exception. There are two Ritz Carlton’s in Shanghai – The Pudong Ritz and the Portman Ritz. I stayed in the Pudong Ritz Carlton, which is the nicer of the […]

July 29, 2019

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Major Recap: La Quinta Palm Springs

The second stop on my desert birthday celebration vacation was the gorgeous La Quinta Palm Springs, a Waldorf Astoria resort. I know, when you hear the words “La Quinta”, you’re probably reminded of a small chain hotel. But this property is named La Quinta because it is technically in La Quinta, California! It’s located about […]

July 28, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

Any summer birthday readers? I used to hate having a summer birthday, but now it certainly has it’s perks! A few years ago, I started going on birthday trips with my mom. She would let me pick the destination and we would plan the details from there. This year I decided to go to the […]

July 28, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

China features a lot of “tallest”, “largest”, “highest”, “biggest”, _______ in the world. In fact, China is known for being the Guinness World Records’ fastest growing market. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong keeps in trend with being the highest hotel in the world! It features 312 guest rooms, all with amazing views of the city. […]

April 10, 2019

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Major Recap: Londolozi South Africa

The final stop on our South African vacation was Londolozi. Located on the Sabi Sands Reserve, Londolozi consists of 5 camps, all with their unique, luxurious vibes – Pioneer Camp, Varty Camp, Founders Camp, Granite Suites and Tree Camp. Sabi Sands is a private game reserve located next to Kruger National Park, which is infamous […]

January 17, 2019

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