La Dolce Vita

By Eric Hrubant It’s always around this time of year that my thoughts drift to summer vacation. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, the snow is melting… And after my “8 Questions” interview last month with our friend and partner, …

5 Bucket List Trips to Start Planning Now

By Jamie Edwards Simply stated, a ‘Bucket List’ is a collection of goals, dreams, and experiences a person hopes to achieve in their lifetime. It stems from the old English idiom—kick the bucket. Understandably, there are those who shy away from this term …

Zoomed out.

By Eric Hrubant Do you remember the novelty of Zoom meetings in the early days of the pandemic? This photo is from a CIRE team Happy Hour we did on March 27, 2020. Look at me and my team and our goofy grins.  …

A Reset atop a Crystal Mountain in Costa Rica

Congratulations on making it through January!  How are you doing with your resolutions?  Dryuary?  Meh.  Yeah…us, too.  The long dark days of winter can be draining.  Not to mention the long dark days of the global pandemic: fatigue, exhaustion, malaise, weight gain, bad …

The Perfect Tuscan Villa

by Jamie Edwards I try to avoid the word ‘perfect’ when I write. It’s deliberate, as there really is no perfect. Perfect can set us up for failure, and often does. Whether I’m writing about a meal, a bottle of wine, or a …

New Year, who dis?

By Eric Hrubant If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that being nimble and having a sense of humor are very important.  Whatever happens, or doesn’t happen, in 2022, know that our team of professional travel advisors at CIRE is …

8 Questions With… David Lee, Founder of Cultural Cuba

Is Cuba on your must-visit list?  Well, if it’s not already, it certainly will be after you hear from our passionate partner and Cuba expert, David Lee.  David founded his Destination Management Company, Cultural Cuba, as a passion project ten years ago and …