Ten Reasons to Love Summer in Stowe, Vermont

by Jamie Edwards When I was a teenager, my parents built a house in Stowe, Vermont to escape the hot New Jersey summers, and enjoy the ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield. Since I would typically visit during the winter, my view of Stowe …

My First International Trip

by Amy Brueckner Well, I have a lot to live up to after reading about Esther and Robyn’s first international trips.  There will be no chicken impersonations, no famous rock bands, no machine guns, and no hiking (heaven forbid!).  But there will be …

Cartagena is the Night Circus

by Jamie Edwards “It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days.” — Gabriel García Márquez So wrote Gabriel García Márquez, in his Nobel Prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude and single-handedly introduced magical realism, the writing style that normalizes …

Enchanted in Sedona

Maybe you’ve heard the term “transformative travel.”  But what exactly does it mean?  Well…  You tell us!  Transformative travel is unique to each individual.  For some, it may be visiting a new destination that holds some “magic” like history, art, or a personal/familial …

Do something, nothing, or everything, in St Lucia

What’s your vacation style?  Relaxation (give me a book, a drink and a lounge chair and I’m fine)?  Sight-seer extraordinaire (check every box; cross everything off my list)?  Or maybe you’re the Weekend Warrior type (did someone say zip line?!?!)?  Whatever type of …

The Luxury All-Inclusive Resort: NOT an Oxymoron

by Amy Brueckner Author’s note:  I took this trip to Mexico in January, before any travel restrictions. But I’m happy to report that Mexico is open to Americans arriving by air, and the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is open and practicing exceptional health …

My First International Trip

by Robyn Panaccione When Eric asked me to share the story of my first international trip, I dug up the journals I kept as a teenager.  Wow!  It brought back so many memories.  As a luxury and corporate travel planner (or a CIRE …