“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Since it’s my dad’s birthday this weekend, I’ll give him a shout-out for his “Roots & Wings” speech at my wedding. This speech is legendary in our family, and its main theme — the […]


October 24, 2021

Roots and Wings

After September 11, 2001, our frequent visits to New York and our daily lives here in Maryland took on additional significance. Over the years, we have made sure that our kids don’t take for granted that they are living amongst landmarks and institutions that most people in the world and many in our own country […]

Cultural Experiences, Destinations, Family Travel, Uncategorized, Virtuoso Traveler

September 12, 2021

NYC and DC Connections and Authentic Experiences

It’s not enough just to be a food lover. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. Foodies may take pleasure in knowing the latest food trends, following restaurant openings, watching the Cooking Channel or Food Network, and visiting wineries and breweries to participate in […]


August 22, 2021

Foodies and Culinary Travel

It’s so exciting that more and more travel opportunities are opening back up! With so much pent-up demand and constantly-changing travel protocols, however, planning a trip can be overwhelming in terms of availability and logistics. We’re here to help! Here are the top three reasons why, now more than ever, having a trusted travel advisor […]


August 16, 2021

What is the value of using a travel advisor?