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  • From Notre Dame to Petra: Our Shared Humanity, Our Shared Obligation Notre Dame Burns Notre Dame was burning and the world stopped to watch and pray that the smoke would stop and that we would not lose a site that meant something personal to so many worldwide.  More than a building, Notre Dame was our collective history.  From medieval times to personal visits that were shared […]
  • When Did Leisure Travel Get So Serious? The only time you see “vacation’ mentioned in travel articles today is to bemoan the fact that Americans take so little ‘vacation time’. Serious travelers don’t take vacations. They are supposedly searching for something much deeper.  Vacation seems to imply sitting on a beach sipping tall drinks. I think this is a misnomer. At least […]
  • How To Market to the Affluent Traveler? Note:  The editor of a leading travel industry publication called me “entitled” recently. I was shocked. Fortunate yes, but hardly entitled. But I thought maybe my language is, maybe my travels appear so? And is that a bad thing when I hope to inspire high net worth travelers? I don’t think so, and that inspired […]
  • Dear Tor, A Letter to Tor Hagen, Chairman and CEO Viking Cruise Lines Viking Star sailing into Greenwich Dear Tor, As you have just launched your sixth ocean-going ship, Viking Jupiter, I hope you won’t mind my sharing a personal note with a few readers. Our past goes back many years and has had it’s ups and downs. From the video depiction of the Bayeux Tapestry onboard Viking […]
  • Where to Go in 2019: Travel Advice or Travel Advertorial? Ignacio Maza and Jean Newman Glock  #itscomplicated “Where to go” travel lists are ubiquitous.  Everyone has one, top ten lists are click-bait on social media but how can you trust that they are not driven by advertiser dollars? #itscomplicated The conventional wisdom is that you can’t trust any of us who write about travel while accepting […]
  • Guernsey: Shadows of German Occupation Guernsey, an island previously known more for its cows than World War II, is becoming a port that savvy cruise ships choose to add to their itineraries. Sailing into St. Peter Port much seems the same as it did during the Occupation Thanks to the best-selling novel, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” […]
  • Luxury Travel: It’s About Access, Not Thread Counts Luxury is about opening doors…or gates. The author at Burghley House in England. “Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. Luxury is Access. “ That’s my travel mantra and apparently, many UHNW travelers share my view. At a recent […]
  • Full Disclosure: Embracing Age, Defying Labels and a New Job Embracing Age, Defying Labels I can get a senior discount, sometimes.  I am a grandmother times 4.5.  I rarely admit the first, adore the second but not the preconceptions that come along with the term.  But in the interest of full disclosure, and in light of the diminishing effects of botox, I have decided to come […]
  • Film Tourism, The Indiana Jones Effect Last month a consulting firm that works with movie producers to scope out possible locations approached me to work with them as a consultant. Unbeknownst to me, my resume had been my Instagram feed and articles from my travels. Is this a new sweet spot for promoting tourism? (This dovetails nicely with my primary work […]
  • Travels with Alison Weir  Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. So many wonderful travel suppliers can provide all the comforts imaginable, but it is the access they offer that separates the good from the exceptional.  Alison Weir’s tours are exceptional. Do the Tudors […]

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I was an invited guest for many of these trips, but I never accept a trip in exchange for any promise of positive​ stories or social media posts​. The opinions and findings are all my own and always... unedited. It speaks for the integrity of these suppliers that they trust their product will shine, without any quid pro quos in exchange for travel. I choose who I work with very carefully for this reason.