My ladies in the Luxury Travel Blog Network have been jetting all over, as always. I was lucky enough to spend time in Orlando with the adorable (and super fun!) Katie Goldstein of Travel Panties, when we visited the new The Villas at the Grand Floridian. Stay tuned for an in-depth recap of my own Disney shenanigans very soon, and in the meantime, check out Katie’s review of The Villas at the Grand Floridian, the newest property in the Disney Vacation Club.
Ana Silva O’Reilly of Mrs. O Around the World flew British Airways World Traveller Plus (aka Premium Economy) long haul from Los Angeles to Heathrow on the new A380. Her review includes a peek at the improved check-in, flight, drinks and amenities that await you when you splurge for the World Traveller Plus upgrade! (One of my most common dreams involves me being late for an international flight, usually to Paris or London. The dream always ends one of two ways: 1) I miss the flight. Nightmare. 2) I get bumped up to super-duper, only-exists-in-your-dreams-and-on-Etihad First Class. Dream!)
And coolest mom on the planet Kim-Marie Evans of Luxury Travel Mom continued her “10 Year Old Birthday Trip” tradition by taking one of her sons, Wilson, to Hawaii on his 10th birthday. I’ve been particularly emotional the past few weeks because of the impending wedding and missing my mom, but when I read Kim-Marie’s explanation of her trip with her son, and how he said, “Mom, isn’t it great how we make each other’s dreams come true?”, I cried. (Swear to Eddie Vedder.) This is now a tradition I’m stealing, by the way, and doing with my own children down the road…if and when I’m lucky enough to have them!
My own October was one of my better trip months on record! I went to Munich, stayed at The Dolder Grand in Zurich, spent a week in my favorite city London at the amazing hotels The Bloomsbury Hotel and The Kensington Hotel, and did luxury, Disney-style, with E. at Disney World. November is going to be a hell of a lot more low-key, travel-wise, because of the wedding…but we have honeymoon just around the corner!