le Bar American, Monte Carlo

monte carlo…6 things to do

Ah…Monte Carlo…where the Billionaire’s playground is smaller than NYC’s Central Park yet packed with places to channel your inner James Bond. Where residents have the highest life expectancy in the world, citizens are not allowed to gamble, no one pays…

my biggest travel tip for these times…

Should you travel now? Maybe not. But I have one great tip if you decide to get up and go. Many governments are actively discouraging their citizens and residents from going anywhere. Still many people are desperate to go somewhere!…

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

best bed: Jumby Bay Island, Antigua, West Indies

  Jumby Bay is that rare place that ticks every luxury box. Perfectly! It sits on all 300 acres of the fifth largest island in Antigua. The resort feels remote, but actually isn’t. It is only a 5 minute drive…

Barbuda beach

my favorite things: BARBUDA

  Barbuda is that almost deserted desert island you have always dreamed about. 62 square miles and  about 900 residents post Hurricane Irma.  Columbus paid a fleeting visit in 1493 and likely interacted with the Carib Indians who made the island home.…

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…

The Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna

best bed: The Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna, Italy

Dream location meets amazing history at  the Grand Majestic, Bologna’s only five star property. Local born, Pope-to-be Benedict XIV built this 18th century palazzo as a seminary. It sits atop an old Roman road. In basement, near the loo, you can still…

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