• Passport offices across the country are getting backlogged—it’s time to renew now!
With travel sales surging that means passports are getting backlogged. If you are thinking about traveling in the next year internationally, make sure to get the passport renewal process started early to avoid travel delay.
If your passport will expire 6 months or less before the end of your return travel date, you need to renew it before you travel.
If you don’t have a passport, here is a guide on how to apply
A Guide to applying for your passport
In this age of information overload (a Google search of “Where should I stay on Maui?” returns 7.7 million results) and pandemic-related uncertainty, I believe travelers can benefit from personalized vacation-planning help now more than ever. There are thousands of travel advisors around the world (including 22,000 Virtuoso travel advisors in 50 countries, to be exact) who are ready to help make travel dreams come true. Despite what you may have heard, travel advisors aren’t a vanishing breed; they aren’t trying to upsell you; and – trust me – no matter how well traveled you are, Virtuoso travel advisors have way more connections than you do. I’ve uncovered eight of the most common myths about travel advisors, and I’m here to debunk them, once and for all....
Myth #1: A travel advisor is just a fancy name for a travel agent:
Think of travel advisors like financial advisors: They’re trusted, knowledgeable sources who help shape and support big decisions in your life. Travel is an investment, and it can yield an incredible return on life. Deciding where and how to go shouldn’t be taken lightly, whether that’s a years-in-the-making Italian sojourn, a bucket-list world cruise, or a spring break safari with your family. Travel agents can be merely transactional – they’ll book plane tickets and finalize hotel reservations – but travel advisors are transformational. They make it their business to get to know you, and they'll work with you again and again on your travel plans, learning everything from your favorite spa treatment to the go-to bottle of wine you like to have waiting in your hotel room.
Our luxury travel consortia, Virtuoso, is renowned for its annual publication of its Best of the Best magazine. In 2020 this was a 675-page monument to everything luxury in travel and featured every property on the planet where us advisors are able to offer you those special touches and extra complimentary amenities that so often make the difference to a trip whether it's a 3-week tour of Southeast Asia or 3 nights in the Rockies.
With the disruption to our industry in the last 12 months, Virtuoso have completely reinvented the format and have made it accessible to everyone for FREE as a purely digital option. In previous incarnations it was reserved for top clients only.
Even better, we have a link for you all that connects with Sybarite Travel and Virtuoso all at the same time. It's the best mash-up ever. Although we absolutely pride ourselves on helping our clients with planning all aspects of a trip, there are times we have noted that our clients don't feel they should bother us for a simple 3-night hotel stay somewhere. Nothing could be further from the truth as we want to help you with every luxury trip you are taking, but now there is an option to book quickly and simply on this website and still enjoy all the included amenities.
So there are 2 huge reasons to bookmark the link you will find by clicking on the button below:
1. Browse and search through Best of the Best 2021 which showcases more than 1,400 luxury hotels, resorts, spas, lodges, and villas around the world. Each looks forward to welcoming Virtuoso travelers with unparalleled hospitality and exclusive amenities.
2. Book your hotel stay directly on the Virtuoso site. We will be notified and will follow up to inquire if you need any other services regarding your trip.
1. Amanzoe - Greece
This hilltop resort, situated on the sunny Peloponnese peninsula and surrounded by olive groves, comprises 38 contemporary pavilions scattered on different levels for maximum privacy and mesmerizing views. Each freestanding structure, accessed through the central, stone-walled courtyard, features its own swimming pool and terrace with shady pergola. Guests can take advantage of the private beach club, the acclaimed Aman Spa, and a choice of restaurants; activities include sailing, waterskiing, mountain biking, and nature trekking.
I certainly understand that sticking to a budget can be extremely important when booking a vacation, but did you know that there are several not-so-expensive upgrades you can purchase that can really make a huge impact on the quality of your trip?
Immersing yourself in the traditions, cuisines and cultural nuances of faraway destinations, with a custom itinerary that takes you places you won’t find anywhere else…
At Sybarite Travel, we fashion journeys that enrich and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We focus on building relationships so that we are able to craft journeys that will take you beyond the ordinary. Our exclusive connections with our travel partners opens the door to more amenities, value-added perks and upgrades that will enhance your luxury travel experience. Whether it’s a luxurious river cruise on the Rhine, or an adventure into the outback of Australia, we’ll craft a dazzling getaway for you.
If you're looking for destinations that provide wow factor, here are 7 awe-inspiring locations. We can get you there!
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