Need some travel inspiration? Take a look at blog posts from some of Laura's favorite itineraries:

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ON safari with friends & family: south america and botswana

Safari Life is like no other experience in the world. It is raw, remote, heavenly, luxurious, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring, emotional, terrifying, hopeful, indulgent, carnal, sensual, simplistic, rugged, and moving all in one. On the other hand safari life can leave you simply speechless and for certain it does change you. What you experience deep in the bush stays with you for a life time, and most often brings you back for more. Continue on the Safari adventure here…

thailand: A mother-son adventure

We took off on New Year’s Eve from Altanta on Delta/Korean Air’s new flagship Airbus 350 and were happy to toast the New Year from the new Delta One Suites which were quite comfortable. The food was tasty and the wine selection was decent – I enjoy long haul flights to Asia because there is actually enough time to have dinner, enjoy a movie and still get a full nights sleep. By the time I awake for breakfast, I see that we are nearly there! Read on to see more…

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LAOS, AUTHENTIC & WONDERFUL SE ASIA

For many of our clients touring SE Asia, the common feedback is that Luang Prabang in Laos is often their favorite stop. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage designated city in 1995, Luang Prabang has unique and remarkably well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage from several centuries, including its French Colonial influences from the 19th and 20th centuries. Continue to my blog to take a trip to the past…

SWISS WINTER WONDERLAND

Europe is incredibly busy during the summer and certain places are simply magical in the winter, minus the crowds. Switzerland is a country I have visited several times during the winter and it is truly a wonderland of alpine freshness and city buzz throughout the season. Check out my blog for more on this wonderful winter adventure...

cayman: luxury villas

Cayman has it all. For those looking for a friendly, safe, easy-to-get-to, food-forward, relaxing, service-oriented island with fabulous beaches and water, Cayman checks all the boxes! One of my biggest challenges when identifying villas for my clients is finding not just a great looking and quality home, but ensuring the service is of the highest quality.  In Cayman, we have an incredible partner who is responsive, organized, completely connected and in-the-know with the destination. This means that getting chefs, transfers, private boats and activities organized is done with the same professionalism as the actual home management. In Cayman, our partners personally inspect, staff and even select the mattresses and linens in all of the homes in their portfolio, ensuring a high standard in each home they offer. Head over to my blog to check out the amazing views…

Mas vino: an argentine wine extravaganza

Malbec is Argentina’s signature grape. Nowhere else in the world does malbec rise to such heights of quality and richness as it does here. Our fun-loving group of wine enthusiasts based ourselves at the Cavas Wine Lodge in the Lujan de Cuyo wine region of Mendoza, where the majority of the country’s top wines are produced in the high-altitude desert-like conditions surrounded by the majestic Andes mountains. Click here to see more…

ATACAMA: ADVENTURE TO THE HIGHEST & DRIEST DESERT IN THE WORLD

The San Pedro de Atacama oasis, in the middle of the driest desert in the world, has an altitudinal peculiarity: it is situated at 8,200 feet above sea level, making the Atacama not only the driest, but also the highest desert on earth. For this reason, the year-round climate is pleasant and the transparency of light is unique. The outlandish geography of volcanoes, salt flats and high-altitude wetlands, has an unparalleled appeal. But the oasis of San Pedro is simply an introduction. It is the last area where human life is possible; where a visitor can still be harbored. Grab your water and boots, then head over to my blog to learn more…

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FABULOUS FLORENCE: FROM FIESOLE TO THE OLTRARNO

Florence always makes me happy! I lived here for a year in the late 80's and have been back at least a dozen times since. The city remains true to its impressive 15th century architecture, proud Florentine style, and mind-blowing Renaissance art. Click here to see my view from my home at the wonderful Il Saliviatino hotel…