Vietnam

Chào mừng bạn đến viet nam and Welcome to Vietnam!

A family of six asked us to plan a memorable trip to Vietnam over the holidays. They wanted to travel deep and vacation well. Vietnam is the perfect place to bookend experiential travel with time to chill out. Along the way, they will take a Vespa food tour, explore caves and stay on a farm ~ a great trip for the Holidays or Spring Break.

Napa Valley

One of our favourite Napa Valley Getaways,  Calistoga Ranch by Auberge Resorts

One of our favourite Napa Valley Getaways, Calistoga Ranch by Auberge Resorts

September is prime time in Napa Valley. From our perspective anytime is a good time to be in the Valley, but right now the grapes are being harvested and the weather is perfect. This September we have a couple of Impresario travellers smart enough to take advantage of this great time of year. One of the trips is staying at the wonderful Calistoga Ranch, recently ranked in the top five in the world by Travel + Leisure's 2017 World's Best awards. The ranch is tucked into a private canyon in the Upper Valley on a 157-acre property marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake.   This is the way we would suggest doing it!

A Birthday Week in Barcelona

She is celebrating a special birthday. They wanted to spend a week in one of Europe's great capitals, and they wisely chose Barcelona. The week will be filled visiting Gaudi works, which of course includes the epic La Sagrada, listening to the all-boys choir in Montserrat, biking along the beaches and eating, really good, innovative, fun eating!

We were thrilled to learn that the Adria brothers have started offering tours of their restaurants; the Adria Naked tour, the Tickets tour and, our favourite, the Made to Measure tour. Made to Measure gives you a preferential table at three of the most difficult reservations to obtain in town; Tickets (ranked #42 in the world), Bodega 1900 and Niño Viejo

And where are they staying? A Junior Suite at the hip Hotel Omm will do the trick.

Oz at Xmas

Spend a Luxury Christmas in Australia

Fresh Oysters from Freycinet Estuary in Tasmania

We've got a family of three heading Down Under for Christmas this year!

They'll be hitting up the big city (Sydney) for three days, exploring the wildlife of Tasmania for seven days, and experiencing the beauties of the Great Barrier Reef on Hamilton island for four days. 

We love this pic, showing people eating fresh oysters straight from the sea with a lovely glass of local Tasmanian wine.