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Absolute Travel's Click for Conservation Campaign

Posted by Jacque Salentine Busby on Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Pelican with GoPro camera

A new video produced by luxury tour operator, Absolute Travel and GoPro, "Pelican Learns to Fly," has gone viral on the web and in the press, believed to be the world's first bird selfie on a GoPro. Watch the video below and Absolute Travel will donate for chimps, to Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Foundation.

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Topics: Africa, Active & Adventure Travel

How to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with these Five Simple Trips

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Thu, Apr 3, 2014


Did you know that the famous playwright, William Shakespeare, was born 450 years ago? On this momentous occasion, fans of the Bard are celebrating worldwide. While disputes about the actual date of birth, experts agree that Will was born in late April. We take a look at how you can celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with six simple trips both near and far.

Photo courtesy of Shakespeare's Birthday.org

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Topics: Europe, Notable News

Are you a Fan of Downton Abbey?

Posted by Jacque Salentine Busby on Sat, Mar 29, 2014




Susie Worthy, who owns and operates Noteworthy Events has ALL the contacts needed to get you behind the scenes everywhere from Buckingham Palace to Parliament. She has put together a VERY special package and is offering it to just a few select travel agencies.  Susie is personal friends with the owner of Highclere Castle, Lady Carnarvon, who is opening Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame for a very small group for one day.   

This is a onetime only event to take place on June 20.  It is a private affair, so the usual crowds will not be present.

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Topics: Exclusive Offers, VIP Treatment, The Luxe Traveler

Why We Love Japan for a Family Vacation (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Cherry_Blossoms in Japan Family Vacation

Japan is often thought of as high tech, pricey and crowded. Not the picture of the family vacation you’re dreaming of. However, there are many reasons to love Japan. While it is generally not thought of as a family vacation destination, the Japanese are notorious for catering to children and there are many things to do and places to see that will delight the whole family, no matter the age.

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Topics: Family Vacations, Asia

The Best Summer Camp and Programs to add to your Summer Vacation

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Family Summer Vacation Surf Camp

Are you starting to plan your annual family summer vacation and the kid’s summer camps? Why not combine the two with some built in summer camp programs for your summer vacation meant to engage and educate your children in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Here are our choices for the best summer vacation and summer camp programs all in one.

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Topics: Family Vacations

5 Ways to Travel through the Movies

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Thu, Feb 27, 2014


It’s that time of year when Oscar buzz and best Picture speculation swarms the internet. Instead of giving you a list of the best pictures that will inspire you to travel, there’s several lists out there, we want to take you behind the scenes of your favorite movies with inside access, guided tours and VIP treatment, making you feel a part of the movie.

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Topics: VIP Treatment

Why have a Destination Wedding

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Wed, Feb 12, 2014


Maybe it’s the romance of eloping, or a one-stop-shop making it easier to plan everything, or the transition immediately from wedding to honeymoon. Whatever the reason, destination weddings are on the rise. Whether it’s your first wedding or your second, or even a vow renewal, a destination wedding has the appeal of making a once-in-a-lifetime event memorable, magical and believe it or not, relaxing.

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Topics: Destination Wedding, Romantic Getaways

What to Reserve Now February

Posted by Jamie Lemke on Tue, Feb 4, 2014

The_Resort_at_Paws_Up_Montana_What to Reserve Now

Spring Break is right around the corner, and before you know it, summer vacation planning will begin. Our what to reserve now February edition focuses on family vacation planning for both times of year from Hunger Games style events to worldwide celebrations and festivals.

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Topics: What to Reserve Now

Luxury Travel Trend: Luxury Villa Rental

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Sat, Feb 1, 2014


Ocean View at Tierra Magnifica

Why stay in a hotel room, when you can have an entire Luxury Villa at your disposal. Virtuoso’s recent Luxe Report and other New Year trend reports demonstrate that renting a luxury villa for your next vacation is on the rise and perfect for authentic travel and multi-generational trips. Imagine having the entire family under one roof again, each with their own space to drift off to when necessary. Additionally, you’ll have all the comforts of home minutes away from local culture and activities.

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Topics: Family Vacations, Luxury Accommodations

12 Myths about Luxury Cruising

Posted by Tonya Denmark on Wed, Jan 29, 2014


With Wave Season upon us, we wanted to bring you a few of our favorite myths about luxury cruising as well as address some common questions we get asked all the time. Even if you have cruised before, you may learn something new, reminisce about your first cruise and how you felt or use this list to convince someone that cruising really is all it’s cracked up to be.

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Topics: Luxury Cruises

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