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Go Here, See This: Vacation in Abu Dhabi – A Welcoming Destination

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Reflections Night, vacation in Abu Dhabi

Thinking about a vacation in Abu Dhabi? As a luxury adventure travel expert and blogger I get to go to some pretty cool places around the world. And I love it – even the hectic pace as I make as many meetings as I can in new vacation destinations, and see contacts I already have relationships with in places I have been (and my clients love).

I am always on the hunt for new luxury and adventure travel experiences and insights. But when I get to come HOME, where is that? All photos on this blog post are provided by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. (more…)

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Vietnam Vacation: Your #GlobalLocal Answers Your Questions About Experiences You Can Have

Vietnamese on a park bench in Hanoi, Vietnam, vietnam vacation travel for good, image source Lukasz Saczek 36808

I have just returned from my Vietnam vacation. It was my first time there, so I would say my trip was an overview to gather intel on what you can incorporate into your own trip. I looked for experiences around the interests of history, architecture, relaxation, ecotourism and adventure.

You may have questions about my vacation and want ideas for yours. Photo by Lukasz Saczek on Unsplash (more…)

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Travel to Abu Dhabi – A Unique Taxi and Cab Service Helping and Empowering Women

female woman taxi and cab driver in Abu Dhabi, travel to Abu Dhabi, empowering women through employment

Are you thinking about to travel to Abu Dhabi? On my most recent trip to Abu Dhabi, I was staying for a few weeks and didn’t need a car full time. I decided to do like so many people do – tourists and residents alike – and use cabs as my major form of transportation (when I wasn’t car-sharing with friends).

Many people travel to Abu Dhabi for short and long term stays for leisure, business or for medical treatments in their world-renowned hospitals. Often car rental is not necessary or wanted, and cabs are commonly used for visiting attractions or for a night out. Cab fare is extremely reasonable, so it is a great alternative to navigating the busy roads on your own and paying for parking.

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Hanoi Travel for Good: The Story of a Restaurant With a Heart – Part 1

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson on her Hanoi travel sustainable tourism tour

On a recent Hanoi travel for good trip, I spent 4 days exploring this bustling (some would say chaotic) city.  Not only was I seeking culturally immersive experiences, I was looking for ways to give back to the locale. And, frankly (did I mention Hanoi is, um, busy?), I wanted a navigator in the maze of ancient streets and alleyways and through the ever-beeping rush of motorbikes.

One way I did this was in hiring local guides. The guides I work with are community members and have expertise in whatever I want to explore. In Hanoi, my interests were food, the colonial period, changes from the communist era to today, and shopping.

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Colombia Travel – Where in the World is Theresa now?

woman at sunset in Colombia, Colombia travel photography from Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga

Is a Colombia travel adventure on your bucket list? Hi! I’m Theresa, founder of Enlightened Journeys Travel, a place to explore the world in life-changing ways that also change the world for the better. I believe we all should have adventures, and that the NEW Luxury in travel is personalized but not stifling, customized without being overscheduled, and leave you feeling free but supported. I believe that #sustainability creates unforgettable moments for you, and a world of good. I travel the globe to seek out what makes each place special so that you have a #GlobalLocal as your partner in planning your journeys. Photo by Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga on Unsplash

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Top Spa Destinations in Europe: Get Away From It All The Luxury Way

pink flowers, sea shells, sea salt, and massage towels, symbolizing the beauty and wellness at top spa destinations europe

If heading to the crowded ski slopes, a Caribbean island or a cruise with (seemingly) everyone else is not your cup of tea, or you have “been there, done that”, why not use your break for true rejuvenation? Rather than rubbing elbows this year to get in a line or a spot at the pool, you could be relaxing and healing mind, body and spirit after a hectic fall and holiday period at one of the top spa destinations in Europe.

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