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When you think of castles, do you think of Greece? Most conjure images of Germany, Spain, Austria, France, Wales, or Scotland (and probably Disney).  Greece estimates there are over twelve hundred castles on its mainland and islands—there are so many that Greece doesn’t even offer a complete count! Many cultures have left their mark on […]

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When you think of castles, do you think of Greece? Most conjure images of Germany, Spain, Austria, France, Wales, or Scotland (and probably Disney).  Greece estimates there are over twelve hundred castles on its mainland and islands—there are so many that Greece doesn’t even offer a complete count! Many cultures have left their mark on […]

This past week while traveling in Geece, I learned about the Cruise of the Kings, which occurred in the summer of 1954. (Why hasn’t a film been made about this extraordinary cruise on a royal yacht?) 

It’s that time of year again! The first Monday of May is tomorrow, and that means the Met Gala is tomorrow night. If you’ve not yet seen the documentary film The First Monday in May, I highly recommend it! (You can rent or buy it on Amazon Prime or AppleTV). The film follows the creation […]

In honor of Earth Day this past week, let’s focus on travel and its impact on climate change.  One of Virtuoso’s most enviable aspects is its leadership in sustainable travel. I truly value that. On my recent trip to Italy, the effects of climate change were everywhere, from the warm temperatures in Rome in early […]

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta,” said Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. And indeed, over these past weeks in Italy, my life was a blend of magic and pasta. My excellent guides gave me moments of insight into the past, and I encountered inklings of what I dream to see in the future. That’s […]

Here are seven key takeaways that struck me from my trip: TAKEAWAY NO. 01 It’s okay to see a place again:  When you reread a novel, you experience it differently because YOU are different. The same goes for the sites, so just because you’ve seen a place before, consider visiting it again. A different guide […]

Many travelers dream of embarking on a European adventure, but navigating the complexities of planning and executing such a journey can be daunting.

In honor of the upcoming new season of Bridgerton, I present a curated catalog of tea service opportunities in London that offer a panoply of options for every pastry taste, both sweet and savory!

Books serve as both guides and catalysts for our travels, enriching our journeys with a sense of anticipation, discovery, and wonder. Here are my favorite books that can inspire travel in all of us!

I love travel, I love exhibits that bring together world-renowned treasures and put them in context. My curiosity is satiated, and I always learn something.

Granted, not everyone is tickled and inspired by artists, art history, and creativity. But if you are, like me, here are some that would be worth traveling for.

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