Hi everyone!! Happy mid-September! I had hoped to return to the blog just after Labor Day, but once again the “real world” got in my way. The devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has been heartbreaking to watch from afar. My thoughts and prayers have been very much focused on all of those affected in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. Many of my friends and clients have asked about damage to various Caribbean Islands – there is a lot of misinformation out there and damage assessments vary based on mere miles, so I want to share a travel industry update on the status of the islands – go here for a full run down as of yesterday. More news will be forthcoming – I will try to pass it along as I have it. If you have resort specific questions, please email me and I will try to get you an update.
As I look ahead to Fall, I have quite a lot of exciting times on the horizon – lots of travel of my own and a big announcement! I hope to be back to blogging once a week – ideally keeping to a Wednesday morning schedule.
Summer was busy – the luxury travel business is booming! My clients spent the summer enjoying some pretty amazing destinations. I thought it would be fun to share of few of the places where my clients traveled…ready for a virtual vacation? Sit back, relax and wander with for a bit…
Feeling a bit wanderlust-y now? 🙂
Every one of these journeys began with an initial inspiring thought – a blog, a magazine article, cocktail party conversation, a long time dream…the best part of my job is turning those thoughts into a trip of a lifetime!
Welcome back Sandy! So great to see all of the beautiful scenes from around the world, and to think about new places to travel. Happy fall!
Welcome back!!!! I have missed your beautiful and informative posts! I cannot wait to hear your big announcement, I am sure that it is exciting!
The hurricanes, fires and earthquake have been devastating and so sad to watch. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering of the people, the animals and more.
I hope that your family is ok!
Welcome back Sandy! I was wondering about all the places in the Carribean since we have visited quite a few with our cruises. Hope they can get back on their feet real soon.
Katie Clooney says
Welcome back, dear Sandy. You have been missed!
Design Chic says
We’re so happy to see you back, Sandy – we missed you!!
Marsha Scott says
Yes, you MUST BLOG so we can live vicariously !!!!!
The Enchanted Home says
Thanks Sandy for the wonderful virtual trip around the world….and thank YOU for helping us plan such a beautiful flawless trip. Next on my list is the Amalfi Coast though we could easily return to Lake Como with no problem:) Hope you have a great weekend.
Calypso in the Country says
So happy you are back – and so nice to see all these wonderful places! Have a great week!
Heather Lindstrom says
Oh Sandy, I’m with you on sadness and heartbreak for the devastation created by the hurricanes. Scott and I have traveled to a number of the islands (St. Martin, PR, St. Barths, DR) and to see the images is just heartbreaking. We have reservations to join a group cruise scheduled for February to the Eastern Caribbean – St. Thomas, St. Kitts/Nevis, Antigua/Barbuda, Turks and Caicos….Not sure how that will play out for our group. Thankfully some other cruises for my clients look like their destinations are intact.
Welcome back to blogging. I’m getting back to it myself following a busy, busy late summer. Let’s chat soon!
Nicci Marquart says
Welcome back! And thank you for sharing all these stunning pictures from all over the world.