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 …

Destination DC: 24 ways to get local in Georgetown

The third installment in our “closer to home” city series is here!  First up was New York where we visited the hot spots in Brooklyn with CIRE luxury vacation advisor, Esther Klijn.  Next, we headed to Boston to find out the favorite local …

My First (Solo) International Trip

by Esther Klijn I’ve lived abroad on a few occasions. Each experience has given me stories for a lifetime, but nothing compares to my first week living in Italy as a college student. While technically not my very first trip abroad, it was …

A Home away from Home: Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

A cozy, secluded cabin in the mountains.  A private library.  Hammocks, hot springs and hummingbirds.  Read on for our monthly travel dispatch from Jamie Edwards.  Jamie is an avid traveler, writer and photographer, and inspires us and others to travel on her luxury …

Our Favorite Places: Esther’s Brooklyn

We’re all staying a little closer to home these days, so we wanted to share some of our CIRE Travel agents’ favorite local haunts.  Didn’t you always want to plan a staycation and explore your own hometown?  Stay-at-home restrictions are loosening, and many …

Destination Jackson: Tackling the Tetons

If wide-open spaces, fresh air and clear blue skies sound good to you right about now, come on a virtual trip with us to the majestic Tetons as friend-of-CIRE, Jamie Edwards, shares her recent hiking adventure in Wyoming.  Jamie, an avid traveler, travel …

Destination Uganda: Tracking the Mighty Silverbacks

If you’re anything like us, you’re dreaming of your next epic vacation and wanderlusting your way around the web for some travel inspiration.  Well let us introduce you to friend-of-CIRE, Jamie Edwards.  For those of you who haven’t read Jamie’s earlier posts, she’s …