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Sugar Beach Honeymoon Review: Sarah Beth & Matt

I always say this, but the best part of my job has to be touching base with my clients after their trips and hearing about their incredible experiences. I had the pleasure of working with Sarah Beth and Matt on their honeymoon to St. Lucia and my day was made when I received the message below from them upon their arrival back home. Are they not the cutest couple ever?!

Hey Laura!

Thanks for checking in on us! It was AMAZING!!! Seriously, this was the dream honeymoon! We got the best driver to pick us up from the airport. I would recommend taking some motion sickness medicine because the roads are extremely windy. There are a lot of mountains and sharp turns. We didn’t get sick but if our driver had been any faster, i probably would have! Haha! He was fantastic though. When we arrived we were greeted by two tropical drinks and our butler who unloaded all of our bags. Our driver went straight to our room which was nice. The view from our room was breathtaking.


Not real life. It was amazing!! The all inclusive was definitely the way to go. We didn’t have to worry about any money except tipping which is expected and not bad at all! The food was great, and I would say about 97% is included on the meal plan which was nice. The staff was incredible and friendly. The spa was amazing. We went on a private tour and it was fantastic. We made some good memories and highly recommend the Soufrie Safari tour.

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We also went on a sunset cruise at the resort. One word to describe that is perfection.

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We had an incredible time. Thank you so so much!

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St. Lucia Honeymoon: Sugar Beach & Jade Mountain

One of my favorite places to send honeymooners is St. Lucia. It offers much more than your typical Caribbean island and I typically recommend it for people that want dramatic scenery and more than just beach activities. We have excellent hotel partners in St. Lucia and I always know that my clients will be treated like VIPs while they are on the island. There are a variety of accommodations  on the island but after consulting with both Courtney and Jason I could tell that Sugar Beach & Jade Mountain would be the perfect combination for them. To hear about the trip in their own words keep reading the note from Courtney and Jason below…


Wow! Yes we are slowly getting back to the grind after the past few months of celebrations!

Our honeymoon was beyond amazing! and we couldn’t thank you in words.

Sugar Beach was fantastic- our bungalow on the beach was amazing, the views, the drinks, and the restaurants were all top notch. We ended up eating at La Derra one night (best lamb chops Jason ever had), also ate at Boucan which was another one of your recommendations. Both were amazing. The sunset cruise from Sugar Beach was also a highlight. We ended up hiking one of the Pitons-(the easier of the two). It was still strenuous- I would recommend starting at 7 or 8am at the latest. We were finishing up around 11 and it was already getting really hot. Takes about 4 hours if you are relatively in shape.

And… Jade Mountain- this might be heaven. The hotel was over the top- and as a surprise we were upgraded thanks to you. Our room was beautiful- this hotel definitely functions at a slower pace- but it was surprisingly wonderful. We woke up at about 5:30 every morning with the birds chirping, and took full advantage of an afternoon nap. The Jacuzzi Tub in the bathroom-overlooked one of the Pitons! We stayed on property for dinner all 3 nights, the food there was so fresh. We did a diving excursion from Anse Chastanet and went to 2 different locations – it was great and we would recommend to anyone. Anse Chastanet was the best diving location.

We really don’t have much of anything to complain about. The locals were so friendly, welcoming, and eager to show us their island. On Friday night we went to a local fish market for dinner and drinks- (a locals thing) and had all of their traditional foods, they had a reggae band playing- it was one of our favorite things we did! They only have it on Friday nights- in a town about 15 minutes away from Jade Mountain, which you can get to by boat.

Laura- honestly, we just can’t thank you enough for everything you did to help set this all up. We will keep your contact- for any additional trips we may take in the future. The paperwork and travel plans were so easy to follow- and we have the best pictures and memories of our trip. Thank you for highlighting, and encouraging us to choose St. Lucia- the backdrop of the mountains next to the ocean was incredible. We loved our trip!

Here are a few photos:

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Snapshots of Italy

My client and dear friend, Claire Wickenden, recently returned from a trip to Italy where she visited Florence, Cinque Terre and Milan. Not only does she have an adventurous spirit and passion to see the world, but she does an incredible job of capturing her experiences through her gift of photography. As a photography lover myself, I am constantly obsessing over the work published in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and just about any travel related magazine that I can get my hands on. And let me tell you – Claire Wickenden is the next big thing! Sometimes I see photos of the places that I’ve been and think, “this photo does not do the place justice!” Claire’s photos on the other hand truly capture the beauty and wonder of the destination and I am excited that she has allowed me to share a few of her Italy photos below.











Graduation Girls Trip to Australia

For my college graduation trip, my cousin Angela and I joked about wanting to go to Australia. We never thought it would actually happen considering it’s on the other side of the world, but we wanted to so badly! I thought it was impossible, but after talking with Laura I learned quite the contrary. She told me to give her the time period we’d like to be there, a budget, and a general idea of what we’d like to do and that she would work on the rest. I knew absolutely nothing about Australia, and Laura has been there herself and did all the hard research for me-Where should we go, what should we do, etc. After much discussion, she gave us all her suggestions about which islands to go to and what activities she felt we would enjoy the best. Laura put together an extensive itinerary for us with everything laid out day by day. We wanted a mixture of activities and rest, and it was so perfect! She did such an amazing job at booking our tours with reputable companies, providing any upgrades she could, and tons of advice about where to go and what to do.

We had so much fun in Australia!!! The best part was not having to worry about anything. All our tours were booked and all our instructions were included in the travel packet that Laura got for us. She booked all of our flights and hotels for us too. You really don’t have to worry about anything, and it’s at no additional cost to use her! We got to go to 3 different beautiful areas in Australia-Sydney, Hamilton Island, and Cairns. Each place was very different and provided something new for us to learn. We got to go on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef, go snorkeling, tour the city on a double decker bus, see the famous Whitehaven Beach, hold a koala bear, and tour a rainforest! I felt safe and taken care of on our trip even though it was just the two of us. Laura had done all the work ahead of time to make sure it would be nothing but a blast!

Laura tailors her travel planning to YOU. Whatever you are looking for is what she can make happen. If you want something more relaxed, she will do her best to make sure that is exactly what happens. If you want to have a wild crazy adventure, she is able to make that happen as well! This is not only because she works for a great company, but also because she is so well versed in the travel world due to the traveling she’s done on her own. She has been to so many places! She’s stayed in a huge variety of different lodgings, from hotels to bungalows to boats! Her hotel recommendations were great. She put us in the most beautiful hotel called Qualia that is one of the top hotels in the world. We truly loved everywhere we stayed. Overall, Laura just knows what she’s talking about and your trip can absolutely be trusted in her hands.


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