You Had Me at Bonjour!
Issue | October 6, 2021
Happy Fall! We are getting festive, decorating pumpkins around the house, and welcoming the cooler temperatures. As the holidays approach, we look forward to more time spent with family and that often means planning new trips together. We hope this October edition inspires your wanderlust!
Trivia Answer from our September Issue - Drumroll please... If you guessed the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea you were correct! We have loved watching one of our most requested hotels in Maui on the big screen.
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes, France
"The Hollywood glamour of the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes keeps international and local guests coming back - not to mention the direct views of the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and it's location steps from La Croisette!" - Lauren Carter, Luxury Travel Advisor
With the holidays around the corner and anticipation of delayed shipping times, we think now is the perfect time to start considering gifts for your loved ones. We have curated our "Best List" of favorite travel gifts below to give the travel enthusiast in your life.
By now, most travel gurus know and probably own a few pieces of Away luggage. The new and improved version of the Everywhere Bag was recently released and should be added to the top of everyone's wish lists. This is the perfect travel addition since it can be used as a weekender bag or in conjunction with your luggage as it is smartly designed to slip over your luggage handle for ease of travel.
This is a testing kit you are actually excited to do! This mail in testing kit includes everything you need to mail in your DNA sample and receive a comprehensive breakdown of your ancestry. You can link and compare your results with your friends and family and what you may find out could surprise you and spark some new travel destinations to your bucket list.
Compact Sound Machine - LectroFan Micro2: $26.48
Even in a 5 star luxury hotel, falling asleep without the comforts of home can sometimes prove difficult. I never travel away from home without this compact sound machine. It is small enough to throw into my carry-on and barely notice it's there. The best part is, since it's so inexpensive I am not worried about losing it while I travel. It has saved me from endlessly counting sheep many a times!
Customized Leather Luggage Tag: $8.25+
We love shopping on Etsy to discover handmade unique shops for one of a kind gifts you just won't find in any store. There is something about a personalized gift that just hits deeper and feels extra special. Since there are many shops to choose from depending on your design preferences, we selected this as an example but you can easily peruse to find your favorite.
Riviera Maya : All-Inclusive Edition
Find the travel entry requirements for Mexico HERE.
**Travel restrictions are always subject to change.
Splurge: Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Located between the Yucatán jungle and Caribbean Sea, this all-inclusive resort takes it up a notch with true luxury. Since it offers a diverse and vast range of gourmet cuisine, you may enjoy a new dinner experience every night with the convenience of never having to leave the property. While the kiddos enjoy some time at the kid's or teen's club, pamper yourself at the award winning SE Spa as their Spa Water Ceremony with 8 unique water experiences is not to be missed!
Inclusions: Eight restaurants, 24-hr suite service, in-suite mini-bar, top-shelf beverages, all taxes and gratuities.
If an adult's only escape without the kids is more your speed, we cannot say enough good things about Unico! The rooms offer either a swim-up pool on the first floor, or a luxurious outdoor tub on your balcony for the utmost relaxation after a long day exploring paradise. The food is delicious and each of the five bars offer a devoted mixology program so you will never go thirsty.
Inclusions: Five restaurants, 24-hr room service, five bars, poolside and beachside service including snacks and beverages, in-room minibar, land and water sports, custom-scented amenities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, daily and nightly events
Private Tour of Paris by Riverboat
Since we started this issue with one of our favorite destinations, France, we thought it would only be right to conclude with one of our favorite VIP experiences in the City of Lights! On your next trip to Paris, allow us to arrange a private 2.5 hour tour by riverboat. The Seine river serves as the the ultimate reference point for the age-old Left Bank and Right Bank distinction. This tour is perfect for a romantic couple, small families, or those looking to get a city overview at a relaxed pace - not to mention this spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower!
Read more about Taryn's experience cruising down the Seine HERE.