Tips for Planning Your Next Trip to Europe

I have to get away to Europe at least once a year, and for me, there is no better time to be there than June, July, August and September. I’ve just finished booking my next trip to France. If you’re a sun seeker like me, the extra amount you’ll pay to be there during peak […]

A Survival Guide for the Single Traveler

Some things are better for singles. And believe it or not, travel can be one of them. If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect time to look into flying solo, literally. I’ve seen too many people decide that because they don’t have anyone to go with, their dream vacation has to wait. But […]

Five tips for the romantically challenged

With stores everywhere littered with predictable Valentine’s Day candies and cards, finding something special can be a real challenge. When you’re under pressure to impress and have no clue what to get, getting inspired is half the battle. If you’re looking for that wow-factor present – and fast – I don’t think there’s anything better […]

Expert Tips for Visiting Bordeaux

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Caroline Matthews of Uncorked Wine Tours in Bordeaux.  Here are some of the biggest questions people ask about Bordeaux and what Caroline had to say:  Do you recommend making appointments before visiting châteaus?  With more than 8,000 châteaus in the Bordeaux wine region, you might think that […]

Top 5 Tips for Traveling Like a Pro

If you’re planning an international tip here are some tips from our experts that might be helpful: 1. Fly on an international airline: With so many choices of air carriers, I always try to opt for the international airlines instead of US carriers when flying abroad. Here’s why: your trip starts the minute you get on […]

For life-changing trips, hunt for “The real deal”

Travel can be one of life’s most enriching and eye-opening experiences. But sadly, some people travel halfway across the world just to stay at big American hotels. They’ll just visit international cities like Florence, Paris or Barcelona and say they’ve seen Italy, France or Spain. They go home and tell their friends about what they […]

Celebrity Chefs Worth Traveling For

Would you book an entire vacation around one meal? Well, foodies, you might want to consider making your dining reservations before you book that flight. Every time I visit Northern California, I realize the power of the celebrity chef. Even though many of these culinary rockstars also have restaurants in New York or Las Vegas, […]

Tips for Finding Great Wine Country Getaways

It’s scary how many vacation days go unused every year. In 2009, Expedia commissioned an “International Vacation Deprivation Study” and found that more than 30 percent of Americans did not use all their vacation days.* We’ve all heard of the various benefits to getting away, including better health and greater productivity. And according to sources […]

12 Tips for Planning Your Trip to Wine Country

So you only have a couple of days in wine country, and the area you’re visiting has more tasting rooms than you could ever hope to get through. Having options can be great, but geez, are you overwhelmed yet? I can’t tell how many times I’ve been asked which wineries are the best ones to […]