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 …

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 …