Jessica Journeys to Peru

Day 1
Off to Peru I go… how to get there? I took the overnight flight (2:00AM) from Miami to Lima arriving at approximately 6:40AM. I spent my morning at the Belmond Miraflores Park which is an outstanding hotel. Taking my own advice I arranged a spa appointment to relax and get over jet lag. After a wonderful lunch I had a private tour of Lima to learn as much about the city as I could in such a short amount of time. Money and time well spent.
 
Day 2
After an early (and short)  flight from Lima we arrived Cusco. This is where the adventure begins. I have the pleasure to be traveling with our Virtuoso partners G Adventures and learn about their Planeterra initiative. This is a global movement to make tourism sustainable, to minimize impacts on the environment, local people and cultures and offer economic benefits to local businesses and communities. Click here to learn about this amazing project.
The second stop was for lunch at Parwa which is another Planaterra project. This is a community run restaurant to provide access to the tourism market for the first time to a small village. Lear more  here . Our farm to table lunch was delicious. Fun fact – did you know there are 3500 varieties of potatoes in Peru?
Our day ended with our first glimpse of the Sacred Valley – all I can say is WOW! Stay tuned for more of my adventure.

Damian McCabe is nominated for Virtuoso’s Most Admired Advisor

McCabe World Travel is proud to announce that Damian has been nominated for the 2016 Virtuoso Award – Most Admired Advisor!  This is an accolade that is voted by our valued industry partners and Damian is so honored by their support. The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala at Virtuoso Travel Week on Thursday, August 11.

 

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Holiday Travel: Go Early! – Jessica Griscavage

Now that that the holidays are long past, I have been reflecting on my travel over the past few months. As a Travel Advisor, we always have a push for last minute holiday bookings. You would be surprised to know the number of people who want to travel either over Christmas (even more popular, the day after Christmas) through New Years. It is a time when many businesses are slow and children have their winter breaks. It’s wonderful to get away with your family this time of year; however, rates are at a huge premium and availability becomes limited very quickly. My suggest for you is to either book now, or consider traveling in early December.

Early December is a wonderful time to travel. It’s before the holiday rush, outside of hurricane season in the Caribbean, and you often get great value. Also, many destinations are decorated for the holidays. This past year, I had two opportunities to travel that certainly got me into the holiday spirit.

Late November I traveled to Disneyland in California. The parks were beautifully decorated complete with trees, holiday music, and “Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink.” Many attractions are upgraded with a holiday theme. For example, The Haunted Mansion is transformed with inspiration from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and “It’s a Small World” becomes a spectacular attraction with international holiday traditions.
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Consider Disneyland for a first time Disney experience. Everything is walkable, no need for transportation, and with just two parks across from each other it can be much more manageable for the first Disney experience. For those who have been to Disney World, it’s wonderful to experience Walt’s original dream and how it transformed.
I also traveled to the Four Seasons Jackson Hole in early December. The resort was warm, cozy, and full of Christmas spirit. There are so many activities to choose from – snowmobiling, dog sledding, animal safari and skiing.
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consider myself an average skier and felt completely comfortable on the mountain. Jackson does not have a big local drive market like Vail, which makes the mountain much more manageable. Before the holiday rush, you will experience a winter wonderland! 
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When you book the Four Seasons Jackson Hole through McCabe World Travel, you will receive the following amenities thanks to our Preferred Partner status:
  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per room, served through in-room dining or in the hotel restaurant
  • Food and beverage credit of $100
  • Upgrade upon arrival if available
  • Complimentary basic internet in all guest rooms, complimentary premium internet in all suites

 

Call us now to start planning your 206 holiday travel!