Japan Fan – Video

Japan is a wonderful and fascinating destination where cutting-edge, advanced technologies coexist with thousands of years of ancient traditions. But Japan’s diversity doesn’t simply end by contrasting old versus new. The country is full of contrasts and variety, and it is rapidly becoming a very...

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Islands of Aloha – Video

Scattered in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian islands are perhaps the world’s most remote inhabited tropical destination landmass in the world. Packed with natural beauty and often described as the closest thing to paradise here on earth, Hawaii’s universal attractions include...

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Virtuoso Communities

As many of you know, our Avant Team is part of the Virtuoso network, which gives us access to unique and luxurious travel opportunities around the globe, as well as exclusive VIP perks and amenities for our clients. This weekend kicks off Virtuoso’s annual Travel...

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New Zealand’s South Island – Video

Everyone should visit New Zealand at least once, and for many New Zealand is the “bucket list” destination. Among New Zealand’s foremost attractions is its great natural beauty. New Zealanders sometimes refer to their country as "God Zone," a rather prideful twist on the phrase...

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Banff and Lake Louise

This year, my ski mates (a.k.a., my husband and brother) and I decided to take advantage of the exchange rate with the Canadian Dollar and ski Lake Louise and Banff. “Spectacular” is definitely the correct word to describe our trip. The scenery in the Canadian...

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