Take the cable car up to Srd Hill in Dubrovnik and be treated to this gorgeous view! Dubrovnik is a beautiful, historical city filled with charming streets and beautiful beaches.
Colorful lunch plates that keep you smiling. Ask for the Tuna Poke bowl, Baby Spinach Salad with Dry Miso & Yuzu truffle oil with a selection of beautifully crafted sushi. #NobuIbizaBay #itsmorefunatnobu
—This web of hundreds of miles of hand-dug tunnels spreading from Saigon to the sea was a site of intense fighting, brutal warfare, and rudimentary traps ( think camouflaged swinging doors and bamboo stakes) designed to inflict maximum damage on the enemy.
were first dug during the French occupation in the 1940s, and further expanded during the American War, as it is known in this hemisphere. Barely wide enough for a small man, and not tall enough to stand up in, except in a periodic bunker or meeting room, these dark passageways under a canopy of jungle provided a hideout and a defensive advantage over American soldiers. Viet Cong ate, slept, planned attacks, performed surgery, and even gave birth underground. Effing insane.
A mind blowing, gut-wrenching, and dare I say ingenious glimpse into the strategy and barbarity of the war in Vietnam. Another must-visit. Another reason to detest war.
#mekongmoments #avalonwaterways #writersofinstagram #excursions #virtuosotravel #saigon #vietnam #history #warfare
Day 3: I almost turned back. But meet Malao (I nicknamed him Keetcha which means crazy). He literally held my hand for half a day to get me through. Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower- 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft..then to Barranco Camp
Matthew “Mr Luxury” Upchurch is in Australia this week spending time with media and @virtuoso_aunz
travel advisors. Matthew shared his insights with our Editor-in-chief, @cathywagstaff_signatureluxury
and Guy Dundas, Managing Editor of @latteluxurynews
over an intimate lunch. Michael also shared how #Virtuoso
empowers travel advisors, as well as the key benefits for travellers to book with one.
Keep your eyes peeled for our coverage in @latteluxurynews
Pictured here: Julie Smith, PR Manager, AU, Matthew Upchurch, Founder and CEO and Michael Londregan, MD of Virtuoso Asia Pacific.
One of the most iconic images to come out of Nepal, the Bouddhanath Stupa is huge... in fact, it's the largest in the country and one of the biggest in the world. It is also the holiest temple grounds in Kathmandu. The dome is constantly whitewashed and painted on with saffron water in lotus-petal patterns. On top sits a Buddhist pyramid tower, decorated with pairs of eyes in each direction, which represents the all-knowing nature of Buddha. The site is a center of Tibetan Buddhism, a center point for Buddhist pilgrimage and daily devotion. Tell us if you've seen this for yourself in the comments!
Photo by Remote Lands' Luxury Sales Manager Jessica Ng (@j_nggg
). To be featured, tag your photos of Asia with #takemetoremotelands
For more on Nepal and travel in Asia, take a look at our online magazine #Travelogues
Feeling presidential in this suite at @mo_milan
A golden-hued cocktail that pairs perfectly with crisp autumn temperatures and a roaring fire. Cheers! Photo: @evansungnyc
From the anniversary series: year two. Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg. We loved staying @carnerosresort
and I apparently frolicked through rows of grapevines (as you do). 🙃
✈️ inspo is brought to you by the @fslanai
🌸 So excited to be working with an amazing new couple for their Hawaiian honeymoon this March! Lanai is incredibly special and I can’t wait to keep planning out the details for them! Cheers🥂
A big part of our job is making sure our clients feel a sense of place and that we recommend hotels that fit their travel style and expectations! This cute 16 room/suite hotel tucked away in Charleston is PERFECTION for couples, honeymooners and love birds alike 😍 If you are headed to Charleston, don’t leave home with me! Shoot me an email to see how I can VIP you!
With autumn temperatures getting colder and colder, we created a drink that heats up - literally. You never know what our mixology team will come up with next. Photo: @evansungnyc
Sea otters are a fan favourite on our wildlife viewing excursions. Did you know that these clever creatures are the largest member of the weasel family and that they can live their entire lives without leaving the water? When they snooze they often wrap themselves in seaweed and float together holding paws so they don’t drift apart, hence a group of resting otters is called a raft. 📷@frozenfingersphoto
WoW! I had the chance to check out Newport Beach & Laguna Beach in Southern California this weekend and I was impressed. Golfers, you MUST check the gorgeous courses out here, companions of golfers, the beaches are amazing with serene spas and wellness options, village boutique shopping. Just driving around with the top down is a treat here! Surfing, boating, marine wildlife preserve and super fun options for families. If you are looking for a great couples or family trip option- let me introduce you to Orange County ! Thank you Montage Laguna Beach, for your amazing hospitality, we did not want to leave!! #montagelagunabeach #luxurytravel #orangecounty #marydeetravel #virtuosotravel
Did you know it’s actually safe to travel to Turkey? When traveling to such a unique and complex destination, your experience can be enhanced when traveling with local experts who live there, speak the language, and have their finger on the pulse of all the best and most beautiful places that can be enjoyed. I have several contacts that can not only help me when putting together the ultimate itinerary, but they’ll also join my clients to ensure a safe and memorable experience. One can’t miss area in Turkey is Cappadocia, known as one of the World’s capitals for hot air balloons.
Despite the sublime beauty of Turkey’s Cöteme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, the real story here lies on—and beneath—the surface. Underneath many of these towering pinnacles, you’ll find subterranean cities with domestic homes and churches housing frescoes dating back to the 11th century.
If you’re considering a trip to Turkey, feel free to reach out to discuss the many options you can enjoy.
We’re anxiously awaiting December 1, the highly anticipated opening date of @silversandsgrenada
, an intimate resort located on Grand Anse Beach in #Grenada
, with over 700 feet of prestige beachfront. Within their 53 rooms, authenticity, nature, luxury and modernity all come together in the strongest possible manner. Contact us to book your stay at this @Virtuoso #Preview
property and receive #exclusive
Gather for evening cocktails or tuck into a superb late-night dinner with family or friends; this is where the most exhilarating nights get under way. #itsmorefunatnobu
Snapped by @adriancanna @nobuhotels
The beyond dreamy courtyard at The Greenwich hotel.
What inspires you to do what you do? What drives you when you get out of bed each day?
Fear has always been something that’s held me back. Fear of not being perfect right away; fear of not being enough; fear of messing up, etc. We also live in a culture that sells us fear every day: Fear people who look different. Fear people who have different beliefs. Fear people from different countries. Fear the media. Fear the government. The list goes on and on.
I believe travel is the antidote to fear. Traveling by myself as a woman taught me self-reliance and independence. Travel has taught me how as human beings, we are all the same. We want to be the best versions of ourselves for ourselves and the people we love. Travel (near or far) connects people from different walks of life and gives them the opportunity to share something together.
My dream is to inspire you to fully experience the world and it’s people. What’s yours?