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  • Gilded Age Travel   Dining Room at Le Meurice Hotel, Paris Note: The world was on the precipice of unimaginable changes.  And no one saw it coming.  A World War, a pandemic, and a global depression would wipe away all the gilding in short order.  Many of the wealthiest dynasties the world has ever known were wiped out […]
  • What is Old is New Again: Rediscovering Crete   Sustainable Travel.  What is it? How to achieve it while meeting consumer expectations and the expectations from locales for low to no impact visits?  The travel industry and travelers are all navigating this confusing landscape.  Even if the answers aren’t clear, proven, or easy, every step, even backward ones, will help.  The terms may be […]
  • Jordan: My Perfect Itinerary The following article was published in Ultimate Experiences, January 2020.  A link to the PDF of that article can be found here:  Feature_JORDAN (4).   If you wish to book your adventure to Jordan, contact me or click here to find an expert travel advisor who can make it happen.  Happy travels to a small, welcoming country with so many world-class treasures […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 Cruises 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 its 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 […]