Art of Falconry

You will never forget that moment when a hawk swoops down from his perch and lands on your gloved hand.  It’s an experience of a lifetime! Falconry is the art… READ MORE

Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Hotel Majestic is located on the Passeig de Gracia (much like being on Michigan Avenue in Chicago) between two Gaudi sites right in the heart of Barcelona. The Passeig de Gracia offers wide, walkable streets that feel safe any time of the day or night. Although the Hotel Majestic was in the middle of ritzy shopping and sightseeing, it was also a walkable distance to the neighborhood of Gracia—which quickly became one of my favorite areas—offering restaurants, an authentic market, and a couple of cute bodegas (wine stores where we could have a wine tasting at 9am)…

FC Barcelona Futbol Fanatic

Travel is about the experience—about memories shared for a lifetime. It’s less the list of monuments and museums and more about the convergence of passion and travel. Sometimes even I find myself getting so caught up in sights and budget that I forget that it’s the moments that stir my heart that count. I will forever remember the sheer excitement I witnessed in my husband the day Barcelona played. What a glorious day!


What We Back From Scotland

Our expert European travel advisor, spent a glorious week in Scotland conducting luxury hotel inspections with Rebecca Recommends, a Virtuoso affiliated company offering expertise in the UK.  Our travels took… READ MORE

Danieli Hanging Orchids

A Lovely photo of the hanging orchids in the atrium of the Danieli Hotel in Venice taken by our travel expert, Marianne VanHerk.  

Hotel Hassler Rome

The right room and the right hotel can make a good vacation an unforgettable travel experience—just like those you read about in magazines.  A room is more than a place to sleep, it is your home away from home.  Your room is the first thing you see when you wake up and the place to rest and relax.  An amazing hotel makes all the difference!