my top 5: tips for staying healthy while traveling

I am very serious when it comes to being healthy while traveling. I’m mostly talking about plane travel here, not visiting the hotel gym (because that’s never fun). Staying healthy while traveling encompasses a lot of moving parts. Not only do you need to maintain your health, but you also need to be conscious about […]

November 15, 2019

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Next door to Thailand is a country called Laos and the tiny city of Luang Prabang that I just about fell in love with. Luang Prabang is located in northern Laos and at the intersection of the Khan and Mekong Rivers. The city has an old world charm and a calm that is rarely found […]

November 5, 2019

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

After a quick stop in Bangkok, we headed north to a smaller city in Thailand called Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is full of authentic Thai culture with cooking classes, massages, temples, nightlife and more. Once we got out of big city Bangkok, we were able to really experience Thailand. The pace automatically slows as you […]

November 5, 2019

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a busy, busy city! It is a massive gateway into the wonders of Asia with its multitude of international flight connections. It will likely be your first stop in Southeast Asia before heading elsewhere. Just because it is a big city doesn’t mean it is lacking in charm and culture. Bangkok is an […]

November 5, 2019

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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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