Another Incredible Virtuoso Travel Week

4000 talented travel consultants, suppliers and press converge in Las Vegas one week each year to connect, learn and enhance their clients’ travel experience. The energy and passion for this travel connection is immense. Classes are offered by the top travel experts in the business- highlighted by Helen Nodland, and the always delightful Ann Scully. An active network called VAST offers an all day exposition to better learn about the latest and greatest offerings in the active travel industry.
We meet hotel General Managers, heads of hotel marketing, destination management companies, tour operators, safari operators, airline representatives, destination wedding suppliers, and sales directors from all over the world – 396 meetings over a four day period. We meet before the general meetings, at specialized luncheons, cocktail parties and dinners, in addition to the 396 presentations. By the time the week is over, I can say I am thoroughly ensconced in travel information. I came home energized, inspired, armed with the best information and fabulous new connections to enable me to make my clients dreams come true.

My Onsite Dinner Hosts – IC Bellagio

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Highlights from Pure: Tiger Blue -cruising the Indonesian Islands


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Highlights of PURE: Song Saa – Over The Water Bungalow

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Highlights of PURE: Tiger Blue Luxury Cruising in Indonesia

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My visit to Vicente’s

One of my favorite summer trips is a visit to one of my oldest friends, and longest running clients, Vicente Wolf. His house in Montauk looks like it is right out of a magazine, and it is! It has been been published many times.
Vicente is one of the top designers in the world.  A genius with spatial design, he holds licences in accessory , fabric , lamp , flatwear, crystal , and furniture design.  ! He is also a well established photographer, and has published three books incorporating travel with design.
He travels during the year on an extensive round the world exploration, photographing the destinations he is visiting. He is also busy buying for his shop, VW Home and for personal clients. From antiquing in Bali, India, Papua New Guinea, trekking in Iryan Jaya to boating up a river by himself in Borneo, he has done it all
Many of these destinations are highlighted in his books: Learning to See, Crossing Boundaries, and Lifting the Curtain on Design. He is endlessly fascinated with tribal cultures, local handicrafts, tribal art and extreme exotic locations.
The harder to reach, the better.  It is about learning and experiencing new cultures, pushing the envelope and at the same time escape, says Vicente

Favorite destinations: Bali