Napa, Sonoma and Alexander Valley my favorite Wineries | Napa and Sonoma Valley, California | Haven for those who love and enjoy fantastic Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Gris During my first visit to the wine country in the United States, thanks to the expert help and guidance of Linda Viviani and her staff, I managed to visit some of the most amazing wineries and vineyards in the Valley of Napa and Sonoma. This pre/post a fantastic time and stay in San Francisco. I have done wine routes and countries all over the world, from Argentina and Chile to Iran, but I have to say that I was very impressed by the generosity of the wineries we visited and the welcoming even at those small boutique private venues where their own owner greeted us for lunch or drinks. Of course nothing would have been the same without Linda Viviani, expert in the area and member of the Virtuoso Network. Some of my favorites were: DAY 01/ Honig Vineyard and Winery + Round Pond Estate + Sabina + Del Dotto Vineyard. DAY 02/ Lancaster + Chalk Hill Estate.
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach | Miami Beach, Florida | Where Health and Wellness meet Luxury accommodation and lush beaches. All I have to say is, if you want to have your Miami Beach experience in style and wellness, then Canyon Ranch is the place to be. From oversized rooms with panoramic views, full equipped gym, top world-class spa, organic cuisine and to me one of the best beach areas of the South Beach. Canyon Ranch has a long and successful history into well-being and spa venues, with its first and original Canyon Ranch in Tucson, their sister property in Lenox Massachusetts, and now Florida. The first of its kind, this spectacular Miami Beach boutique hotel combines the flexibility of à la carte hotel services with many of the limitless healthy choices of acclaimed Canyon Ranch health resorts. A feast for your senses, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach offers inspiring healthy living opportunities in a stunning luxury hotel setting – plus easy access to everything an exciting city has to offer.
From Paris with Love All Gay European River Cruise | Paris, France | From Paris with Love River Cruise-Tour (9 nights, July 12-21, 2012). Start your trip in the amazing “City of Lights”, Paris, the most romantic city in the world!, where you’ll stay 2 nights in a luxury hotel, enjoy our welcome reception and a city tour, and see some of the most amazing art and architecture on the planet. After Paris, we’ll take a train to Remich, Luxembourg, embarking on a wonderful 7 night cruise. This splendid Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your cruise begins in Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg where you board the Avalon Luminary.
The May/June 2011 issue of VIRTUOSO Life Magazine is out and now available to everyone FREE and digital either on their website recent VIRTUOSO Life or at their recent iPhone/iPad Application. Are you a VIRTUOSO Traveler.? (find out in page 50). Welcome to my way of Travel, the VIRTUOSO way. The world’s finest Travel Agencies and Advisors are Virtuoso, and I am proud to be one of them. CM