If you’re of a certain age, you may think that “dupe” has a negative connotation. Who wants to be duped, right? But actually, this is the newest trend in travel planning – finding hidden gems where you can duplicate the experience you would expect at some of the most expensive destinations around the world, often […]

Travel Inspiration

January 7, 2024

Travel Smart in the New Year with “Dupes”

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Travel Tuesday may be over, but many of our favorite travel partners have extended booking deadlines for some pretty amazing offers. Here are some that we think you will find very tempting: Azamara Cruises Azamara is known for relaxed luxury on mid-sized ships that can access smaller ports and provide […]

Your Travel Bucket List

December 4, 2023

The Real Value of Travel

by Tracy Husted, New Empty Nester My husband and I just dropped off our youngest child at college, and one of the things we’re looking forward to in this next chapter is the opportunity to continue exploring the world together. My client’s recent trip to Madeira, Portugal is a great example of grabbing empty nester and active […]

Wine Travel

September 10, 2023

Magical Madeira: Adventure & Luxury, Portugal Style

As our official transition into empty nester status draws near, my husband and I find our time with our kids ever more precious. The most special time is when all 5 of us can be together. This past week we were able to squeeze in a 9-day trip to the Pacific Northwest. This was no […]

Wildlife

August 13, 2023

A Pacific Northwest Family Adventure

Our recent excursion on AmaWaterways’ AmaVerde was the first river cruise for both the Legacy Ladies, and we can’t stop talking about it! Here are the details about our itinerary, the ship, and each destination we were fortunate enough to explore. Vienna, Austria We had almost 3 days to explore Vienna, and those days were […]

Virtuoso Traveler

March 27, 2023

Destination Danube: A River Cruise Redux

Hawaii is a great place to visit any time of the year, and there are a wide array of accommodations, travel styles, and activities to enjoy. It actually can be a bit overwhelming to plan a Hawaii trip, given all the options! But don’t worry, because Legacy Travel Designs has a whole host of partners […]

Your Travel Bucket List

February 27, 2023

Getting Into the Aloha Spirit

Making and strengthening family bonds is especially important, and can be especially challenging, for grandparents and their grandchildren. This has become even more of a top-of-the-list priority since so many of us lost precious time with our loved ones over the past years of restricted travel. One way to bridge the distance, whether physical or […]

Travel Inspiration

November 6, 2022

A Skip-Gen Trip Inspired by a “Grand” Book Club

When your kids and grandkids start moving into the “grown and flown” stage, you can begin to travel in ways that are different from when they were younger – with and without them! Here are some of our favorite travel opportunities for empty-nester (or empty-nester adjacent) parents and grandparents: Study Abroad Travel I have fond memories of my family’s visit […]

Travel Inspiration

October 23, 2022

Empty Nester Opportunities: Traveling With (and Without) Your Older Kids and Grandkids

Happy Fall! Fall is my favorite season. Each year, I try to take in as much of nature’s autumn display as I can. I’m fortunate to live in an area that has beautiful changes of seasons, including numerous close-by opportunities to view breathtaking fall foliage. But there are many places around the country and around […]

Travel Inspiration

October 9, 2022

Fabulous Fall Foliage Forays

15 Explorers, 4 Families, 3 Generations, 1 Priceless Adventure! Legacy Travel Designs’ hosted trip to Greece is in the books! We took a 2-week break from our e-newsletter and blog posts so that we could fully immerse ourselves in our travels, and now we’re excited to fill you in on the highlights and details of […]

Your Travel Bucket List

August 15, 2022

A Greek Odyssey with Legacy Travel Designs