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I have never been a cruise fan. This was not based on my actual experience of cruising, but my belief that cruises were full of people wearing fanny packs and cutting in the buffet line to beat me to the pile of cheap spaghetti and meatballs. Also, I don’t like small spaces. You might be surprised to learn that it wasn’t some small yacht cruise line that changed my mind on cruising, but Disney. I know, you’re either thinking “Seriously? Disney?” Or you’ve […] Continue reading →

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If you are on Instagram you might feel like EVERYONE is in Paris right now, I know I do. My green French envy is really overwhelming. So much so that I am plotting a girls’ trip. Mr Evans has no idea (am now going to find out if he reads my blog) and I’m using Ana’s recent trip as a guide. To start, I will hire Flytographer to capture my glorious getaway. Ana introduced me to them, we did a photo session in SoHo for my daughter’s birthday and I am in love, I will […] Continue reading →

nyfaopiano

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby There is no other city like New York. Though Paris will always be my favorite, I’m lucky to live just 30 minutes outside of Manhattan and over the years have learned a thing or two about enjoying the city with children. A few tips: New York is not dangerous. Please do not wear your […] Continue reading →

JJhut

Sending a child off alone on a mission trip can be scary, more so for mom than for the child. Whether they are going to someplace close like the Dominican Republic or as far away as Rwanda, advice for preparing them is the same. I have been lucky enough to travel on many mission trips around the world, I have also taken my children with me. This summer they are going alone. My 14 year old just left for two weeks in Rwanda, my 16 year old is leaving for Haiti at the end of July. Here is my […] Continue reading →

regent palms, turks and caicos

So here’s the deal. Common travel advice is to leave your “good” jewelry at home and wear “resort” pieces. Um, hells no. I waited my entire life to get good jewelry and I’m going to wear it, here, there and everywhere. Do I worry about it falling off or getting stolen? Well, yes. That’s why I have it insured. I can literally take it off and leave it in the locker room. Covered. Falls off surfing. Covered. You get the idea. Now I don’t wear my […] Continue reading →

Nadine Jolie

Am I the only one who fantasizes about REAL luxury air travel? You know, the kind where your seat folds flat and you get hot towels and good food. Seriously, the Qatar TV ads have nothing on Hallmark for me. My darling friend Ana, Mrs. O Around the World, took a ride on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to test out Qatar Airways Business Class. Fair warning, if you are also a Delta flier, this post will kill you. I don’t think they even have peanuts on board. Nadine Jolie and her cute new […] Continue reading →

cubamodelt

Cigars aren’t the only thing Cuba is famous for. This Caribbean island is the birthplace of three iconic cocktails: The mojito, the Cuba Libre and the Dacquiri. Though it may be disputed elsewhere, it is taken as fact in Cuba that they were all first sipped in Havana. Each cocktail was created in a different Cuban hotspot, and not surprisingly, they all lay claim to Ernest Hemingway as one of their most famous customers. It might be the mint or the rum or just the Cuban sunshine, but […] Continue reading →

Flytographer New York City

It seems that some of the most iconic images of glamour were street shots. Think Audrey Hepburn outside the window of Tiffany’s. The weekly collage of street style photos that run in the New York Times newspaper. Now imagine you could be in those gracefully shot type of high fashion street shots ala yesteryear. Flytographer has created a whole new model of vacation photography. First of all, you don’t need to be on vacation, second, the photos are anything but posed and […] Continue reading →

maldives-seaplane-and-boat

This has been a busy month for the Luxury Travel Blog Network, some Porsche driving and tennis playing at Rancho Valencia Resort, cocktails in the Maldives, near London getaways and Antigua (Katie-not me-ok me but I haven’t written about it yet). Meanwhile I was busy talking about travel trends while my friends here were making them happen. Travelers are looking for authentic experiences, cultural immersion and a little bit more than a “fly and flop”. If you’re […] Continue reading →

amie

Last night I was asked to speak about travel trends at the Momtrends event in New York City. If you’re not familiar with Momtrends, you really need to get on their guest list, Nicole’s events are amazing. The subject was a bit daunting, what is trending in travel? It’s a big question. So I went to some of my most trusted travel experts and asked them what they see travelers looking for. My first call was to the queen of family travel, Wendy Perrin. Wendy recently left […] Continue reading →