No doubt booking with a travel advisor saves precious time both during the planning process and during your journey. But that’s hardly the extent of the value a Largay Travel advisor adds to your trip. In many cases, booking with us actually saves money. We also provide you with amenities you can’t get on your own or through an online travel agency. If you’ve worked with us before, you know about our affiliation with the Virtuoso network. Through this invitation-only network, we enjoy Preferred Partner status with the best hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines in the world. Our membership also provides exclusive benefits to our clients. These include perks such as room upgrades, resort credits, and breakfast included when you stay at a Virtuoso hotel. More
New Zealand, as a country, is a very outdoorsy place. I mean, you only have to google it to see that the majority of the images are of mountains and lakes. While many appear to be in the middle of nowhere, there are a surprising few right near Wellington. Some of the exciting nature and wildlife attractions around Wellington include Zealandia, Kapiti Island, Cape Palliser, Matiu/Somes Island, and the marine preserve on the south coast. There is also plenty of hiking mere minutes from the city. You may not think about Wellington for nature and wildlife, but I’m here to share why you should! More
Every year, the travel industry releases its top destinations for the following year. Some are predictable; Italy makes the list almost yearly. Others are not so predictable; Sri Lanka is a hot one this year. Someone once told me to pay attention when I hear the same destination over and over… Sri Lanka will definitely be hot this year. But what else makes the list of top travel destinations for 2018? Some are easy to get to, others not so much. This list explores the destinations and why you’re going to want to get there.
As I’ve mentioned a few times in previous posts, there is something to be said for the food and drink in Wellington, New Zealand. The emphasis is on locally sourced, fresh, and flavourful. With fertile regions just on the other side of the mountains, seafood on the doorstep, and barista-perfect coffee roasted all over the city, Wellington is a foodie’s dream town.
Wellington, New Zealand has a lot of great museums to explore. They’re typically perfect on a rainy day – of which Wellington has a few of in the winter. I personally really like Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum of New Zealand, for its interactive and educational nature. There are quite a few other museums in Wellington, though, from the popular The Weta Workshop to the Wellington Museum and the Carter Observatory.
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington, is a small one – but its feisty. There’s so many exciting things to do in and around the city, from hiking treks to unique wildlife sanctuaries, wineries, and historical museums. So many people skip Wellington, although in the past few years it has enjoyed international recognition. Personally, I love this city! It was the first New Zealand city that I lived in, and I continued to go back to explore. Since it’s a good gateway to the South Island, Wellington is the perfect city to end your North Island adventure!
As always, travel is evolving to match the changing world. Virtuoso polls its advisors each fall to find out what we see as the upcoming trends in the industry. While family travel remains big, and wellness gains traction, there’s also a big surge in remote lands. What are the top travel trends for 2018?
What else does a travel advisor do? A few months ago, I wrote about my job. I’m a travel advisor. A curator. Bucket list ticker offer. Whatever you want to call it. Essentially, I do all aspects of a trip, from the minute your head leave the pillow in the morning before you leave to when it hits the pillow on your return. I research and book hotels. I research and book flights – domestic and international. Car rentals too, or private drivers, helicopters, private planes, and trains. But what else does a travel advisor do? More
It is without a doubt that I say that 2017 has been one of the most whirlwind and wild years of the past ten. I finalised my trip around the world, signed on with a new company and became the proud owner of my new travel consulting business, and capped it all off with an exciting trip back to Europe in December. More
One of the simplest ways to ensure a great vacation is having all the proper documentation. Everybody knows you need a passport to travel internationally. Several countries also require U.S. citizens to have entry visas. (You can find all of this information on the US State Department website.) For residents of certain states, though, domestic travel will get a lot more complicated in 2018. Why? Well, it’s thanks to varying degrees of compliance with the Real ID Act. More