As we all continue to adjust, I wanted to share some updates in the travel world. Hotels worldwide are reopening, and slowly, but surely, travel is gradually beginning to come back around. Some people are starting to feel more comfortable getting on flights, others are sticking to driving distance. No matter where your comfort level falls, there are options for safe travel.
The following are a few amazing drivable getaways. All are Virtuoso hotels where I can assist with extra amenities!
Farmhouse Inn – Open and ready for you. This small, intimate luxury property in Sonoma is a perfect place to relax. Sommelier-led wine tours and a Michelin-starred restaurant. This – and so much more – is why Farmhouse Inn ranks among the most highly rated hotels in the world.
Ventana Big Sur – With 59 secluded suites, 160 magnificent acres of natural splendor on the rugged Pacific coast. With amenities and activities both private and purposeful, Ventana embodies the notion that space is luxury. Big Sur’s new inclusive offering seamlessly blends all of this into a carefree experience that now includes meals, signature activities, and much more.
Belmond El Encanto – Perched high in the Santa Barbara hills, this iconic hideaway offers the best views of the American Riviera. I am biased for sure, since this is my hometown. You will certainly enjoy amazing food, shopping, wine tasting, and a peaceful walk on the beach.
This is a good time to check your passport and see if you need to renew! US Passports – Expedited passport services are once again available. With the expedited service you will have it returned in 4-6 weeks versus 10-12 now for regular service. More details at travel.state.gov.
For those comfortable with flying to Mexico, One & Only Mandarina opens November 1st and looks AMAZING. Just an hour from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) airport, it’s composed entirely of stand-alone rooms, suites, and villas. I, for one, cannot wait to stay in one of the Treehouse hotel rooms! (P.S. They still have Thanksgiving and Christmas availability.)
That’s it for now. I hope this message finds you all safe and well, and whenever you are ready to start planning your next trip, please reach out!