Jan's Travel Blog
Knowing what NOT to wear when traveling abroad can allow you to enjoy closer connections with the locals, and help you avoid uncomfortable situations.read more
If you’re into encounters of the spine-tingling variety, you’re part of a small but passionate group of travelers. Here’s a quick list of some of the world’s most haunted destinations.read more
Ordering coffee outside of the US can sometimes be a bit tricky for travelers – but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself enjoying some of the best java on earth. Here’s a brief overview of how to order coffee at a few stops around the world.read more
In my 30-plus years as a travel professional, I’ve been asked many questions about passports. The most common question is, “Do I need a passport for my trip?” Personally, I think every US Citizen should have a passport.read more
People often ask me, Should I buy travel insurance for my vacation? My answer is almost always yes. During an international trip, there are plenty of things that can go wrong, from severe weather to an unexpected illness in the family.read more
Many B&Bs today provide all of the plush luxury of a hotel, with the added bonus of greater privacy, more personal attention, and indulgent homemade meals, often in the tradition of the country or region where you’re staying.read more
Here are a few ways to make red-eye flights more conducive to productive rest. With a bit of extra planning, these tips can mean the difference between starting your next vacation abroad with vitality and eagerness, or lumbering through the early days after your arrival in a sleepy fog.read more
Imagine gently cruising along the Rhone River in your luxurious floating hotel, sailing past castles and ancient ruins. If this appeals to the culture-loving luxury-seeker in you, here are four more reasons to choose a river cruise for your upcoming vacation.read more
Every island is different, so how do you choose one? Here’s a breakdown of some of our discerning clients’ most favored island escapes to help you make an informed decision about your next luxury getaway.read more
Adding these five items to your usual packing list could save you time, money and headaches on your next vacation.
Toothbrush, bathing suit, camera, and beach reading have all been stowed in your luggage. But did you remember the duct tape?