Curaçao—Live and Let Live

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Yes, there are 65 dive sites, 35 beaches, a highly acclaimed Jazz Festival, varied cultures—from Dutch to Spanish—unique architecture, and a well-known Ostrich Farm, but it's the people of tiny Curaçao, said Eugene Rhuggenaath, Curaçao's Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, over lunch a few weeks ago, that make this Southern Caribbean island stand above the rest.

Eye on the World: Barbados

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Have you ever visited a garden inside a cave? What about a rum factory on an old plantation? Have you swam with sea turtles or eaten foie gras and duck ravioli in a cliffside restaurant? No? Well, that just means you haven't been to Barbados.

Taking It to New Heights

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Sure, summer vacations by the beach are all the rage, but mountain resorts across the U.S. are packing the no-snow months with a frenzy of activity. We’ve got a snapshot of places to go and things to do for clients who want to reach for the sky.

What’s New? Lots in Orlando

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Did you hear that? No? Listen, it’s getting closer. I think we need to make a run for it…King Kong is on our heels....

Onsite Review: Iberostar Playa Mita

Posted on May 1st, 2016

It’s a gorgeous day in Riviera Nayarit. The sun isn’t being shy about how luminous it can get, and nature in general—from the beach to the lush mountains—is having one of its finest days. I’m at the Iberostar Playa Mita property in Riviera Nayarit, and although I’ve been to this area of Mexico a few times, I’m always blown away by how utterly gorgeous it is—nature really outdoes itself here. That striking scenery takes center stage at the 452-room Iberostar Playa Mita, which pays homage to the natural surroundings, creating a lovely, laid-back ambiance throughout the property.

Innovation on the High Seas

Posted on May 1st, 2016

24 million. That’s how many people are expected to cruise this year. That’s 1 million more than last year. Ships? There are plenty of them to accommodate that number of passengers and many more—in fact, there are 52 new ocean-going CLIA ships on order between 2016 and 2022. And, according to CLIA’s 2016 Cruise Industry Outlook, eight out of 10 CLIA-member travel agents stated they are expecting an increase in sales in 2016 over last year

Eye on the World: Iberostar Playa Mita & Sayulita

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Last month, I ventured off to Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit. Here's a peek at what my iPhone and I captured at the resort and in the fishing village (or surfing town) of Sayulita.