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Destination Wedding Planning Tips and Venue Ideas

destination weddingsDestination weddings can be both practical and poetic and travel advisors can arrange everything! Whether you prefer the mountains, the beach or a quaint countryside, Virtuoso advisors have recommendations for you. Imagine a beachfront bungalow at a secluded sophisticated hotel on the romantic island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean or the countryside splendor of a 15th century monastery in the rolling hills outside of Florence. In addition to an unforgettable wedding experience, you and your guests will feel revived and refreshed and will gain a taste of culture previously unknown. Virtuoso advisors can arrange all of this for you and even easily navigate the tricky details of a destination wedding. They even provide a list of does and don’ts to make your wedding experience everything you wished it would be. Hint: Never check your dress, do not delay the invitations, and remember to plan a plethora of activities to enhance the whole experience!

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Great Train Trips

tRAIN tRIPS

Enjoy the journey and not just the destination! Distinctive Journeys recommend a handful of train voyages around the world that allow you to experience the countryside and not just the final location. Experience the outback of Austrialia, the Swiss Alps up close or the Jain temples in India all within the comfort of a luxurious train! Companies such as Rocky Mountaineer, Swain Destinations, and National Geographic Expeditions provide plush railroad travel through some of the more gorgeous regions of the world. Virtouso advisors even point out some of highlights, including the Blue Mountains of Australia, the lodgepole pine forests of Jasper National Park in Canada, the legendary Glacier Express route to Saint Moritz in Switzerland, and the Asiatic lions in Gir National Park in India. There’s a certain amount of romance in touring the world by train.

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HOW TO: Pack Like A Stylist

Pack Like a StylistYour wardrobe becomes a part of your travel memories! Planning your wardrobe for the location, the weather, and any planned activities is crucial! Virtouso writer Annie Fizsimmons interviews Christina Burns, stylist for a Travel Channel Star, Samanta Burn. After years of traveling all over the world, Christina gives up a few tips on what she has learned. To give a little taste, she recommends packing such staple items like the little black dress, the large scarf, the cute, inexpensive sunglasses, and the ballet flats to dress up wherever you go.  She suggests a trench coat for the rain and the perfect necklace to match any outfit. Finally, she admits to buying gossip magazines only for her flight travel to make the trip even more enjoyable.

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