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Retreat. Recharge. Renew.

Issue | November 3, 2021

I have a confession to make... I am too attached to my phone. Technology has been very generous over the years with the ability to carry out even the most daunting of tasks with a breeze at the touch of our fingertips. However, it's a slippery slope - one minute you're ordering grocery deliveries online and the next you're mindlessly scrolling through social media for an hour. Sound familiar? If not, I applaud you! But if you are just like me, I encourage you to practice what we call "Miraval Mode" and tuck your phone away for a few hours. Start with making every meal time a no phone zone, and be present in the moment. The newest addition to our Camelback Team, Colby Hammond, experienced this firsthand after her first stay at the luxury wellness resort, Miraval Austin, last month. Check out Colby's blog which details her full trip experience at Miraval Austin HERE, and read about my previous stay at Miraval Arizona HERE for a fun comparison.

"As you bounce around from experience to experience, you have some faces that become familiar in your classes and you begin to make relationships with these people. Just walking around the property every single person, staff, or guest says hi. The sense of community at Miraval Austin had to be my favorite part." - Colby Hammond, Luxury Travel Advisor

Be the VIP of the VIP's at Special Events

Our most common trip requests can often look like a romantic escape, a celebratory birthday getaway, or even a multi-generational family extravaganza. And of course, we always go above and beyond to make those trips special - but there is so much more we have up our sleeve! From the Grand Prix in Monaco to the US Open, we want to help you make your bucket list dreams become a reality. Let us work our magic with our preferred hotel partners to ensure YOU are the true VIP when you arrive. Our biggest tip - plan early! Room blocks are set aside at least a year in advance so we want to secure space as soon as possible (we actually work on this for you prior to reservations even becoming available). If you are interested in a special event and want to have a discussion or even simply place something on our radar for the future, let us know. We are excited to be a part of making these special events come true! Pictured on the left is our owner, Shelby Donley, at the Grand Prix in Monaco. Pictured on the right is advisor Jenna Tornese, and Shelby Donley, enjoying a fun-filled day at the PNB Paribus Open last month.

Rome, Italy

Find the travel entry requirements for Italy HERE.

**Travel restrictions are always subject to change.

Splurge: Hotel Eden Rome

  • A favorite among royalty and celebrities, and with a reputation for elegance, Hotel Eden is reminiscent of a private home with Roman flair. Hotel Eden offers exceptional service and a prime location, set in the heart of Rome between Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps. Don't miss out on a reservation at their Michelin-starred restaurant, La Terrazza, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Rome (pictured above - top left).

  • As a Dorchester Diamond Club preferred partner, we extend: complimentary daily breakfast, 100 EUR of resort credit once per stay, and my personal favorite - guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

  • Hotel Hassler Roma is in the heart of Rome's City Centre and stands at the top of the Spanish Steps (pictured above, top right). The location could not be more fantastic since it is walking distance to Piazza di Spagna, Via Condotti and the Trevi Fountain. After a long day of exploring, enjoy a treatment at Amorvero Spa, followed by a refreshing drink at the rooftop terrace as you soak in the sweeping views of the Eternal City.

Which lavish hotel situated in the Grand Canal of Venice set the stage for George and Amal Clooney's wedding?

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