Join us for a fresh start to 2021 on a wellness retreat in Roatán, a gorgeous Caribbean island about 40 miles off the northern coast of Honduras. After all the anxiety and fear that 2020 produced, and the normal holiday over-indulgences, it’s the perfect way to rejuvenate our minds, bodies and spirits to prepare for an exciting new year. I’m thrilled to be hosting this trip along with two close friends, Krista Stanley and Heide Shilstone, two of the best people you’ll ever meet and exceptional talents in unique wellness and spiritual modalities.
Meeting the Women in Wine – Adventures & Escapades in Napa & Sonoma This is a seriously luxurious culinary and wine-filled adventure in Northern California plus time at a world-class spa! Our days and nights will feature meet and greets with important women from the Northern California Wine and Hospitality world and we’ll rest our head at two exceptional resorts.
Cherry Blossom time in Japan is known the world over. For most of us, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the explosion of blossoms while experiencing Japan using the little-known entry-way point of Wabi-Sabi. Learning about Wabi-Sabi will allow us to understand Japanese culture in a far deeper way than by a simple sightseeing trip. In 2020, peak Cherry blossom day in Kyoto was April 1st, and while there is no way to predict the weather, history shows us that peak bloom in this region usually occurs between the end of March and the beginning of April. The plum trees bloom just before; with any luck we’ll be able to see some of both!
Tulip Time in the Netherlands - On this flower-filled trip which focuses mainly in the Holland portion of the Netherlands, you’ll stay in the quaint royal city of Delft with its tiny picturesque canals. You’ll explore the country’s capital, the Hague, and the ancient town of Haarlem as well as the more financially focused city of Rotterdam, all of which hold unique hidden charms.
Have you dreamed of Provençale hilltop villages, Chateneuf du Pape vineyards, olive trees with glistening ripe olives dripping from them? What about strolling through a farmers market in Provence selecting farm-fresh produce for your countryside picnic? Join Girls Guide to Paris for its Ladies Only April 2020 Provence Adventure. We’re sure it’s a place that will live in your heart for many years to come.
With a population of more than 20 million people, Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. Only in recent years, travelers have been making their way to the Mexican capital to find themselves pleasantly surprised with everything this metropolis has to offer.
In The Footsteps Of Fitzgerald On The French Riviera
Just before the world’s film elite descend on Cannes for their annual festival and as the flowers are beginning to bloom, you are invited to join us for the pen-ultimate journey to the French Riviera frequented by the world’s elite for the past 100 years. From our seaside perch in charming Juan les Pins, we’ll follow in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, we will learn why writers like Hemingway, James Joyce and Nabakov flocked to Nice for inspiration.
Rhine River Valley Trip of France, Germany and Switzerland This extraordinary 3-country trip begins by focusing on the tiny Alsatian Plus Beaux villages of France situated around Colmar during their spring splendor. Using the Rhine River as our inspiration and guide, we’ll then delve into the black forest of Germany staying at both an award-winning spa as well as a splendidly charming overgrown village where our co-host grew up, the city of Freiburg. We’ll end this magnificent excursion in the art-filled town of Basel, Switzerland staying right on the Rhine itself.
Greece is said to be the seat of civilization in Europe dating back to the Bronze Age, some 5000 years ago. Greece has the most coastline of any country in Europe and is the most southern country in Europe, so it enjoys a sunny climate for much of the year. However, all the tourists end up in just three places; Santorini, Mykonos and Athens. But there is so much more to discover.
Living Like A Queen, Marie Antoinette’s World In Paris And Versailles
A pioneering celebrity and fashionista, Marie-Antoinette created her own style that despite her tragic fate still influences the French art de vivre. Discover Marie Antoinette’s France and walk in her footsteps through 18th century Paris and Versailles.
On this historic adventure you’ll learn more than you ever thought possible about Marie Antoinette, and she will come alive for you. From our hotel in the fashionable Marais we will discover restaurants, cafés and shops fit for a queen. A special outing to the Palais Royal reveals where Rose Bertin, her famed courturier designed her trendsetting dresses. In the Marais you’ll dine on the most beautiful square in Paris dating back to the 17th century.
The Pink Granite Coast to Monet’s Island to Medieval Guerande The seaside charm of Brittany will take your breath away and inspire you just like it did for Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin in the previous century. On this bucolic romp through the best of Brittany, we’ll start in the north on the Pink Granite coast in a très chic resort town, before meandering down the shimmering shoreline to discover a picture-perfect village which was sacred to the Celts for more than 2,000 years.