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Now that pandemic travel restrictions have eased, more and more people are planning long-delayed travel. As I mentioned in a previous blog, one sector of travel that has come back into play is study abroad travel. I have fond memories of my family’s visit to Italy in December 1989, when I was finishing up my semester of […]

Travel Advice

November 20, 2022

Study Abroad Family Travel: Seeing the World Through Your Young Adult’s Eyes

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

If you’ve been planning to travel or have traveled recently, I’m sure you are aware that, along with the increased opportunities to “get out there,” there have been many challenges that have accompanied the high level of demand. This is especially true when it comes to air travel. We’ve all heard about or experienced ridiculously […]

Travel Advisor Benefits

July 18, 2022

How to Smooth the Turbulence of Air Travel: An Insider’s Guide

Are you the type of traveler who enjoys both the coast and the mountains? Well, you’re in luck, because you don’t have to choose between the two! There are plenty of places on this Big Blue Marble of ours where you can easily have beach (or at least oceanside) time and crisp mountain air or […]

Your Travel Bucket List

July 4, 2022

“Surf-and-Turf” Combo Destinations

Is Alaska on your Wanderlist? If so, check out these cruises and land-sea-combo “cruisetour” options from Holland America, one of our Virtuoso partners. When you sail with Holland America Line, you’ll do more than see glaciers and gold rush towns, you’ll experience them up close – from immersive tundra treks and port-to-table cooking demos to […]

Your Travel Bucket List

June 19, 2022

Upper-Latitude Attitudes: Adventures in Alaska for Cool Summer Travel

Everyone’s idea of luxury is different. Does your perfect vacation involve pampering, exclusive-access experiences, one-of-a-kind accommodations, or the ultimate private retreat for yourself and your group of loved ones? Whatever luxury means to you, and whatever your travel dream involves, we can help you make it happen. Below are some ideas that can provide you […]

Your Travel Bucket List

June 6, 2022

Luxury is Personal

When you travel, your overall experience can be greatly enhanced by where you stay. Your accommodations are more than just a place to rest your head at night. You want to feel welcomed, comfortable, and have a hassle-free stay. At Legacy Travel Designs, part of our “secret sauce” of travel planning is our status as […]

Virtuoso Traveler

May 22, 2022

Be Our Guest! How to get VIP Treatment at Hotels & Resorts

Regardless of the connected religions, many spring holidays and celebrations share the themes of rebirth and renewal. Because of this, there often is overlap in traditions, rituals, and foods associated with these holidays. As I have written previously, observing or even participating in a local tradition or celebration is a great opportunity to immerse yourself […]

Travel Inspiration

April 10, 2022

Spring Is In the Air!

Whether you’re a history or architecture buff, food and beverage aficionado, beach bum, golfer, or shopper extraordinaire, Charleston has something for you! With such a long and complicated history, Charleston’s downtown area and the surrounding environs can be experienced through many lenses. Below are just a few things to do and see, and places to […]

Virtuoso Traveler

March 27, 2022

Charming Charleston

Click above for a glazed corned beef recipe that is sure to please. It’s super easy, but do plan ahead, because the beef needs to be boiled and then refrigerated overnight. Serve the corned beef with butter-slathered Irish soda bread and a medley of roasted potatoes, cabbage, parsnips and carrots, and you’ve got a hearty […]

Your Travel Bucket List

March 13, 2022

A Taste of Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day