me on the terrace of the new Cheval Blanc, Paris

Tips for traveling now

  I have been on the road for a month now…and it’s a whole new world. Not only has travel changed but it is constantly changing…some places you need a mask everywhere indoors, some places only in stores. There are…

me doing archery at Gorilla's Nest, Rwanda

best bed: Gorilla’s Nest, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Most guests come for the gorilla trekking, but you want to stay for the fun. This is summer camp for grownups…  only with great food and cocktails. And wine. And comfy beds. And great service. Ok, so not like any camp…

Julie-Anna Vogel, T+L ILTM Rising Star

I’m a Travel + Leisure ILTM Rising Star!

I am so proud to announce I have been chosen as one of Travel + Leisure ILTM’s RISING STAR ADVISORS for 2021. Each year the Travel + Leisure Travel Advisory Board (TAB), a panel of 27 world-class travel advisors, nominates…

Venetian Gondolas

13 things you may not know about Venetian Gondolas

Totally touristy, totally a must when visiting Venice. Here are a few fun facts you may not know about Gondolas. -They’ve been around since at least 1094 and were the main way to get around for hundreds of years. People…

the main staircase at La Reserve, Paris

best bed: La Reserve, Paris, France

I’m pretty sure La Reserve is what heaven is going to look like, smell like, taste like, BE like!  The hotel truly is divine. Originally the home of Napoléon III’s half-brother, the Duc de Morny, it was built in 1854…

the cathedral in antwerp

awesome antwerp: 6 things to do

Antwerp wows! A history filled with money and culture has resulted in a very impressive present. This small city with the big port has been mixing commerce and art since the early 16thcentury when it became the richest city in…

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