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What is Virtuoso Travel Week and Why It Matters To Your Next Vacation


Virtuoso is the ultimate travel community of savvy travelers, professional advisors, and preferred providers. Being a Largay Travel client makes you a Virtuoso Traveler which means you receive greater value and authentic, customized experiences.
Virtuoso is the foremost luxury travel network in the world, composed of more than 340 agencies and more than 7,200 professional travel advisors in 20 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The Virtuoso organization also includes more than 1,700 of the finest travel providers on the planet – airlines, cruise lines, destinations, hotels, tour operators, on-site services, and specialty companies.

Just as fashion buyers attend Fashion Week, we head to Virtuoso Travel Week to shop the newest travel trends and products for our clients. These include emerging destinations, exciting hotel openings and service enhancements, upcoming air and c…

Viva Las Vegas to California Dreamin Part Two

Our next trip was driving from Williams, AZ to Carlsbad, California but we had to make a stop at the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ.We parked in the shopping area, right below the bridge. There were quaint little local shops, and we enjoyed a cold italian-ices, in the dry 120 degree weather

The drive to San Diego was long and with lots of desert scenery. You must make sure you have plenty of gas before leaving because the exits are long and far between. I would suggest you stop and gas up the car in between. There seemed to be way too many broken down cars, on the "historic route 66."
Carlsbad’s Park Hyatt Aviara:7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, California: July 7-9th

This is an incredible hotel! Hyatt Aviara is a five star Virtuoso property, with VIP service. We had a gorgeous room with a balcony. The hotel had an arcade for the kids, nice pool and golf course.The hotel is 30 minutes north of San Diego.

Viva Las Vegas to California Dreamin Part One

We mapped out our West Coast family road trip destinations by starting with Las Vegas then Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Next stop at the Hoover Dam, then on to Williams, Arizona to see the Grand Canyon. Southern California was week two (part two) and we choose San Diego, Long Beach/Venice Beach, Universal Studios and Hollywood. Of course, no family vacation is complete without the mouse! So our final stop was Disneyland in Anaheim, before flying back to the East Coast. Here are some of the ups and downs of our road trip and the beautiful pictures, my husband, Brian took on our adventure.

Flamingo Hotel : 3555 Las Vegas Blvd,  Las Vegas, NV : July 2nd - 4th 

This hotel is currently under construction which was very disruptive throughout our stay. The lights in the room flickered or didn't work, the shower pressure was awful and the shower and tub faucets go on together. There is only one elevator for one floor, so plan on a long walk to your room.
The pool for kids and families was und…

Top Reasons to Choose Nicaragua for Your Next Vacation

Nicaragua, with it’s charming colonial city of Granada, active volcanoes, and gorgeous Pacific waves is already popular among surfers.  This year, the government is aiming to spend $6.6 million on marketing for tourism.  Nicaragua is on the rise as an upscale hot-spot like Vietnam, Colombia, and Croatia that have also overcome turbulent histories.  Many people still associate the country with Ortega and the Sandinistas.  However, some 1.2 million tourists visited Nicaragua in 2012 (about a quarter of them from North America) up 51% since 2008.  The huge recent influx of tourists to Costa Rica has turned that hidden gem into a mainstream ecotourism hotspot, which has increased prices across the board.  Nicaragua is still a bargain hunter’s paradise, much like Costa Rica was a decade ago..  Today, in Costa Rica, visitors spend an average of $118 a day compared to an average of only $43 in Nicaragua.  It is a perfect destination for people who are looking for a sense of adventure and wou…