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Travel + Leisure Puts Largay Travel on the A-List!

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Travel + Leisure
VP/Publisher J.P. Kyrillos and Deputy Editor Laura Begley Bloom congratulated Paul Largay and 72 other Virtuoso® member travel advisors and preferred suppliers who are featured on Travel + Leisure’s 2010 A-List of Top Travel Agents at the Bellagiohotel in Las Vegas during Virtuoso’s annual Travel Mart conference on August 16th.   Selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, Largay is one of 121 in an elite group of travel specialists who are on the ninth annual Travel + Leisure A-List.


“It is a true priveledge to be included for the seventh year in a row on this prestigious list.  I am both honored and humbled to be in the company of such amazing travel specialists.” said Largay in a recent interview.

For full details on the list, you can visit Travel and Leisure online at www.TravelandLeisure.com beginning September 15 and in print in the magazine’s October issue, available on newsstands September 24.

The Adventures of a Traveling Single Parent

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Three years ago, when I moved into the world of single parenting, the idea of taking a vacation without backup seemed somewhat horrifying. How could I possibly manage two small children outside my beloved comfort zone of home sweet home? What if I lost one of them, what if they got sick while traveling or, even worse, what if they decided to throw a hissy fit in the middle of the airport terminal or on the plane? It all sounds somewhat obscure now, but at the time, these were all very, very real fears.

Travel that Truly Makes a Difference

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Over the years I have taken many trips to Africa and each time I have tried to add some sort of community aspect to my trip.  Bringing supplies to school children in South Africa when visiting Ulusaba, visiting an orphanage in Kenya to finger paint while on a Micato Safari and delivering letters written by my children and their classmates to a school in Botswana were only a few of the ways I have tried to make a small difference.  Each time, my hope was to give a little back to the country and people that gave me such amazing life changing experiences and so graciously opened up their country to me.  But what happens if you are not traveling with a tour company like Micato Safari’s or Wilderness Safari’s, who offer a structured program which allow guests to help out?

The answer I found is a non-profit organization called Pack For A Purpose, www.packforapurpose.org   This website allows travelers to search for the destination and hotel they are visiting and get the name of a local com…

The Best Way to Experience All Kenya Has to Offer

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Denise & Amanda enjoying a nice camel ride Two thousand and six was a challenging year for me.  Personal struggles had taken their toll and I began to feel like I was surrendering my usual upbeat personality.  I knew that something had to change and, like the rest of the “travel addicts” in our industry, an adventure was the perfect remedy to heal my soul.  For years I have

The Sky is the Limit for Adventure at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos

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Skytop Lodge in the Poconos has always been known for it’s traditional atmosphere and menu of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, golf and tennis were some of the most popular activities and for the true outdoors-man, fly fishing at the Orvis fly fishing school, skeet shooting, skiing (both cross country and downhill) and a 400 foot toboggan run that takes sledders down a steep track and out onto the lake were just a few of the options. But over the past few years, Skytop has added some exciting new adventures and I, for one, was blown away by the fun.

The Perfect Holiday Weekend for the Whole Family

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As a travel specialist, I am always on the hunt for something new and exciting for my clients. Often I am taken to the edges of the earth to some exotic locale to find the latest and greatest in the travel world, however, not everyone can get away for the time that is requird for these adventures, and sometimes, you just want a quick break from reality.

So, this holiday weekend, I decided to do just that……take a quick break from reality. Just a few hours from my home in Connecticut, Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania is one of my favorite family retreats. Set on 5,500 acrea of private land in the Pocono Mountains, this majestic lodge, built in 1925, brings old world charm and adventure together. With a wonderful 18-hole golf course, Orvis fly-fishing school, extensive kids program, Adventure Center and much much more, this resort has something for everyone.

What I love about Skytop is that my stay includes all of my meals in one of the two restaruants on property and there is a menu of thi…