Welcome to the weekend, and my August recap of 'Where Are They Now?'. Technically you could consider this Week 3 in the series. I was a bit annoyed over the last two weeks with this blog and so I did not write. The reason being? Well I did a Week 3, two weeks ago, it was active and posted as scheduled, then about 24hrs later I came back to it and it was gone. I have no idea what happened to it. I contacted the tech services department of my website hosting and they couldn't figure it out either. They said they would try to recover it, but here we are two weekends later and nothing has been done. So I guess I just have to rewrite it, as well I was due for Week 4. So instead I'm redoing Week 3 as a entire recap of August. You can also look forward to September being a busy month in this series as I have clients going to Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, along with Danube and Siene River Cruises.
Where Are They Now - Antigua:
Known for its incredible beaches and beautiful beach resorts, along with private islands. Antigua is an amazing British Island in the Caribbean that I absolutely love. August saw a repeat client couple spend a week at a luxury beachfront adults only all inclusive. During their week vacation they enjoy the wonderful a la carte dining restaurants onsite, its incredible beachfront location, and a wonderful sunset evening cruise on a catamaran to toast their Antigua Escape. I secured them a beautiful room that had a great beachfornt location just steps from a second resort pool dedicated for guests of this section of rooms at the resort, and beyond the pool was the beach. They returned home to leave a wonderful Google review of their vacation. Vacation also included airfare and private transfers.
Where Are They Now? - Cancun & The Riv. Maya.
August saw two client trips call on Mexico. The first of which was a group of six young adults (who were a mix of repeat clients and new) head down to Cancun for a week, where I booked them into an adults only party/active oriented luxury all inclusive property. Over the week they enjoyed foam parties, rooftop DJ pool parties, the Cancun nightlife and more. Unlimited drinks and a la carte dining included. All six flew from Philly, and air and shared transfers were included in the vacation program. The perfect getaway for them all.
The second call on Mexico was a new client couple, who had an extended weekend getaway to a luxury adults only AAA 5 Diamond all inclusive property in the Riv. Maya. This couple enjoyed a beautiful suite for their stay. They enjoyed their days relaxing pool side & beach side, being wined & dined at the resorts great mixed of international a la carte venues. Just a nice way to have a few days away from the world relaxing to the utmost.
Where Are They Now? - Italy
Back to Italia! This month saw a repeat client family return to me for the first time since pre pandemic! The Mr/Mrs. flew into Milan, where they met their grown children who came in from Nice by rail. In Milan I had a private driver meet Mr./Mrs. at the airport and drive them into Milan where they met their children at the Centrale Station, along with a local expert guide. Immediately that day my guide and driver service showed them Milan with a private tour, in which I included advanced entry tickets to see The Last Supper. The later part of the day included some free time for shopping the designer boutiques with my driver available to them, and dinner. After dinner my driver drove them up to their lakefront accommodations up on Lake Como at a 4 star hotel with its own boat dock and lake front pool. During their time on the lake I organzied a wonderful full day with a private traditional luxury lake boat and guide, that they enjoyed being wisked up & down the lake to see the incredible villas & villages, including George Clooney's Villa. Upon leaving the lake the kids were driven to Milan Malpensa Airport where they departed. However the Mr/Mrs. hopped on a train down to Florence. Florence saw them stay at one of my preferred partner luxury hotels in the heart of everything in Florence. Benefits included managment upgrading them into a suite at no cost to my clients on arrival, hotel food & beverage credit and more. Over their days in Florence I organized a full day private tour in the city with one of my guides, which included advanced reservations to both the Uffizi & Accademia. Leaving Florence saw them heading south to visit relatives for a few days, before staying overnight at the Rome Airport for departure.
Where Are They Now? - Silversea Cruise + Barcelona
Mid Augsut saw a repeat client couple, long standing with me, head off to the Med for two weeks. They flew into Barcelona. Where upon arrival one of my driver services met them and brought them into the city and their hotel accommodations. They enjoy one pre night in Barcelona. The evening of the first day saw them enjoy a private gastro guided Tapas Tasting & Dining Experience. Where they feasted on Tapas thoughout the night at some of Barcelona's best known spots, along with wine. The next day they had a full day private tour of Barcelona with my driver and guided service contacts in the city. They took in Gaudi's Cathedral with advanced reservations, and the Picasso Museum, along with being driven all over the city to see everything Barcelona had to offer in a day. By 4PM they were dropped at the cruise terminal where they boarded the stunning newer Silver Dawn, for a cruise from Barcelona to Roma. during the cruise they were treated to gourment dining, luxury suite, open bar for drinks and wine, and did wonderful excursions that are included on Silversea at no additional cost. Ports included Mallorca, Marsielle, Menton, Monaco, Portofino & Livorno before disembarking in Rome, where a driver was awaiting them for service to the airport for departure.
& That's a WRAP! I'll go enjoy my weekend, and look forward to working on more incredible client itineraries this week. It is full steam ahead as 2023 planning is now in full swing! Working with new & repeat clientele on trips to Italy, Croatia & Greece for summer 2023, and even discussed Italy 2024 & 2025. Thanks for reading and enjoying my recaps & musings!
~ More soon! Ciao x adesso! ...... Making your travel dreams into reality for over 22 Years.
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