Malibu is a famous hamlet just north of downtown LA and south of Santa Barbara. In my opinion, this little town has the best of two worlds – jaw dropping coastline on one side, with dramatic canyons and mountains on the other. It’s also known for its multi-million dollar homes and a level of privacy…

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After 6+ months of quarantine, my travel bug was starting to get a little out of control and I’ve been in desperate need of an escape. So last week, my husband and I headed up to Malibu for a quick road trip (just 2.5 hours north of San Diego!) and some much-needed “VitaminSea.” We stayed…

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While we’re spending time sheltering in place, I’ve been looking a lot at domestic, close-to-home getaways. But, I can’t stop my daydreaming or wanderlust – so I’ve also been working on my bucket list for when the world returns back to normal. In this next blog series I am going to be sharing properties, destinations…

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When it comes to packing, I absolutely love to travel with carry-on only. Sure for a longer trip, checked luggage is often necessary, but I have successfully spent a week in Europe with only a carry-on and I’m proud of it. The benefit to this is the ease in traveling – you go through airports…

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Living by the beach / ocean, I often find myself craving an escape to the mountains. As a skier, I always try to hit the slopes in the winter, but the mountain towns and resorts in the summertime are SO lovely – plenty of fresh air, open spaces, ample hiking and lots of outdoorsy activities.…

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1 – OREGON – Oregon is one of those states I think we often forget about. But there’s much to see beyond the eclectic and foodie-centric city of Portland. Just an hour from there, you’ll find the up and coming Willamette Valley made famous in recent years for its Pinot Noirs. Lay your head at…

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This summer may look quite a bit different than originally planned, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out to explore! With many hotels re-opening this month and next, domestic travel remains a great option for a little break from home this summer. Starting on the east coast, below are some ideas for locations (and…

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I’ve been avoiding this topic for several weeks now. The current health pandemic has realized my worst fears as a travel advisor – a cancelled trip – and multiplied it over and over again. For the past 2.5 months I have cancelled or postponed not one, not two, but 23 client trips (& counting…). My…

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Many people are shocked to hear that travel agents still exist… what with the credit card companies and their points systems, the rise of the internet with the OTA booking engines, and the Airbnb revolution, travel agents are often thought of as dinosaurs. The reality is that all of those things have drastically changed the…

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my stories last week highlighting Jane Goodall as one of my personal heroes. Jane Goodall is a scientist and researcher, but also a noted conservationist and environmental activist. Her focus on animal conservation and preservation of the environment are two things I care deeply about,…

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