What is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is the leading global network of the best travel advisors specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with over 1,800 of the best travel partners in destinations around the world. Virtuoso is not just a travel network; it’s your passport to luxury travel, and exclusive and elevated accomodations and experiences. Think of Virtuoso […]

It is no secret that even the most anticipated trip can still be stressful. The most stressful moments are often just getting there. As busy holiday or summer seasons approach, the congestion and the lines at the airports can seem intimidating. However, travelers can mitigate some of that stress by signing up for trusted travel […]

As you plan your travel, it’s crucial to be aware of the impact of “overtourism” in popular destinations like Italy, France, and Japan. However, this should not discourage you from traveling to these destinations! There is a reason why they are so popular, as they offer so much to experience in terms of history, culture, […]

So…WHAT is the Schengen Area? With the recent inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria, the Schengen Area now boasts 27 member states, fostering seamless travel within Europe’s open-border zone. Ever pondered over the ease of traversing European nations during your grand Euro adventure? Look no further than the Schengen Area. Crafted to streamline travel across the […]

As I am a most recent offender, I can attest that traveling across multiple time zones often leads to jet lag. But, with with thoughtful planning and, in some cases, some slight lifestyle adjustments, you can minimize its impact so you can make the most of your well deserved vacation. It is important to understand that jet lag […]

Exploring the Coachella Valley’s Iconic Vibe Welcome to the effortlessly cool Coachella Valley, where luxury mingles with laid-back vibes, creating a vacation experience that’s as diverse as it is delightful. Nestled against the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, this California paradise invites you to unwind in style. Sure, Palm Springs is the glamorous hub of the […]

INTIMATE SAILING EXPERIENCE Small Ship Delight in a small-ship experience on board a luxury vessel, enriched with chic style. Small guest numbers means guests can relax in an abundance of sophisticated spaces. These luxury vessels marry space and intimacy with a sense of exclusivity not regularly found on Europe’s waters. Small ship river cruising on […]

In a world of endless online resources, it is tempting to do-it-yourself when planning your vacation. It seems easy enough to book a flight or a basic hotel, using your favorite search engine, but what are you missing and how much time are you spending researching and planning?

We love visiting European cities during the holiday season, especially to visit the magical Christmas markets that take place throughout the region. The markets showcase local holiday traditions, seasonal cuisine, regional crafts and are an amazing way to join in the local holiday cheer.

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