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Virtuoso Magazine
What Is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 15,200 advisors worldwide. We represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners - top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.
Welcome to The Virtuoso Life, the blog for the Virtuoso network. Here you’ll learn how a luxury travel advisor can help you enjoy your most precious asset: your leisure time. Since it began in 2009, this blog’s mission has been to give a face and voice to the excitement of luxury travel and the value of working with a Virtuoso travel advisor. Here you’ll discover enticing destinations, the latest luxury travel trends, and insider tips to help you plan your travel. You’ll also learn about the value a Virtuoso travel advisor can bring as your partner in the travel design process. The posts on this blog are written by Virtuoso staff members. At present, we do not accept submissions from other sources. You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel.
Blog Posts
 

8 Dream Hotel Stays For You (And Your Dog) 

8 Dream Hotel Stays For Your Dog (And You)

Pet business is big business: The ever-growing $70 billion industry includes pet food, toys, e-commerce, subscription boxes – and travel. Read More 

10 Hoteliers On the Best Places to Eat in Vegas 

10 Hoteliers On the Best Places to Eat in Vegas

For some of Sin City’s most memorable meals, best-kept culinary secrets, and satisfying late-night snacks, these local Virtuoso hoteliers have got you covered. Read More 

13 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling 

Just Open: The Dreamiest Villa in Italy?

Now open in Italy: the opulent six-suite Villa Sola Cabiati on Lake Como, available exclusively to guests of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Read More 

Africa’s Smartest Safari Trends – and Biggest Threats 

Africa’s Smartest Safari Trends – and Biggest Threats

An interview with Singita CEO and Owner Luke Bailes includes the smartest trends in safari travel and the biggest challenges facing the continent. Read More 


Virtuoso Collection of Magazines You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel. Read the magazines below to learn more about the luxury experiences only your Virtuoso advisor can secure for you.
Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Life is an award-winning magazine published six times a year. With a circulation of 175,000 sophisticated travelers (who receive the magazine through their advisor), each issue features experiential luxury travel at its best, with tips and insight from Virtuoso advisors and travelers.
Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler focuses on welcoming new travelers to the world of Virtuoso. It offers an engaging mix of special travel opportunities, insider tips, and expert advice readers can only get from Virtuoso's premier network of worldwide travel consultants. Published six times a year.
Virtuoso Life

Virtuoso Life - The "Food & Wine" Issue

This issue celebrates one of the most fundamental ways to connect with a place and its people: through food. Of course, a meal is about so much more than the food; it’s also about the people you share it with. The bonds forged through meaningful travel experiences – including those that happen at the table – foster understanding and make our world a better place. 

We’ll Have What They’re Having
Top chefs share their favorite new culinary trends.

Another Side of Paradise
Downtown Honolulu stirs up Hawaii’s coolest cocktail scene.

The New Class
Eleven hotels that know how to make a debut.

Tune In
An amped-up fashion and restaurant scene proves music isn’t the only reason to put Nashville on your radar.

Why I Travel
Winemakers Samantha and Patrice Breton savor the world by the glass.

‘Tis the Season
Bring on the gingerbread and raise a mug of glühwein during a European Christmas-market cruise.

Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler

Where will travel take you in 2018? From San Antonio to Slovenia, the Canadian Arctic to Australia’s “Far Outback,” Virtuoso travel advisors weigh in on the top places to visit ¬– both in the headlines and under the radar – in the new year. Also inside our latest issue: New Year’s Eve in NYC, soon-to-launch ships and hotels, world festivals, close-to-home ski retreats, the lowdown on South Carolina’s Lowcountry, on safari in South Africa, and globe-trotting gifts for every travel lover on your list.

Where to Travel in 2018
Eight must-see destinations for the new year.

High Adventure
South Africa’s mix of wild and urban adventures is a total score – especially for first-time safari-goers.

Long Weekend
South Carolina: The livin’ is easy in the Lowcountry.

Ask the Advisors
Expert picks for close-to-home ski retreats.

Anchors Aweigh
Next year, cruise lines will christen a fleet of new ships with novel onboard attractions that are sure to make a splash.

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Virtuoso's Destinations & Experiences Catalogs bring together a dynamic range of the world's finest suppliers and most knowledgeable travel advisors to maximize the Virtuoso client's travel experience. Each of the catalogs has a unique focus but each program encompasses information on On-Sites (DMC's), Tour Operators and Specialty Suppliers that offer clients enriching and enlightening experiences that are far out of the ordinary.
Destinations Guide: A Catalog of Life’s Celebrations If you want to take a big, special trip – like your honeymoon – and you go to a place with a lot of hotels and resorts, even if you've had good friends who have been there, you never know exactly what you might be getting. For a trip you're going to remember years later, you want to make sure all the properties are what you want. Virtuoso has all those connections with preferred hotels, resorts, and destinations that will ensure any and all of life’s celebrations will be extra-special. This catalog showcases the many ways a Virtuoso travel advisor can invaluable in making your dreams come true. Best of the Best This comprehensive catalog lists more than 1,100 Virtuoso preferred hotels and resorts and destinations that Virtuoso advisors have chosen specifically for unique settings, extraordinary service, and top-drawer amenities. Virtuoso advisors mail this luxe publication to their clients to help inspire them when planning their next vacation. Published once a year. Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog (formerly called VAST Catalog) The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Community (formerly called VAST) focuses on activities that include physical activity, a connection with nature, and exploration of unique cultural experiences. Specifically, partners will offer experiences guests can participate in; not merely be a spectator. The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog is a collection of Virtuoso Advisors and Supplier Partners committed to creating relationships with their clients that support the belief that "The World is VAST. Go Explore!"
Travel Catalog
Destinations Guide: A Catalog of Trips of a Lifetime

Flip through the latest issue of Virtuoso DestinationsA Lifetime of Extraordinary Travel

Just as your financial advisor ensures your return on investment, we ensure your Return on Life. From weekend getaways to longer vacations, we collaborate with you on all your travel dreams.
Because it’s not about one trip of a lifetime; it’s about a lifetime of extraordinary trips.

Compass
News on navigating the world.

Trips of a Lifetime
Ten incredible experiences in show-stopping destinations around the globe.
Postcard
A Virtuoso traveler explores the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia.

Best of the Best
2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best 

2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,100 Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts. Use this directory to collaborate with your Virtuoso travel advisor and customize your next extraordinary getaway. As you peruse the listings, you’ll find valuable information, including insider tips from Virtuoso travel advisors to help you make the most of your time, as well as exclusive hotel and resort amenities. Everything from room upgrades and breakfast daily to extra perks like spa treatments and 3-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Personalize Your Travel Experience
Enjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Contents
Pick your next travel destination and peruse these amazing properties.

Exceptional Experiences
Explore 76 pages of incredible journeys worldwide.

Curated Experiences
Your key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.

Award Winners
The best of the best chosen by Virtuoso travel advisors.

Virtuoso Preview Program
Soon-to-open hotels for your must-stay list.

Floating Hotels
Exceptional stays at sea with compelling reasons to cruise.

Newest Best of the Best
Welcome the latest Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts.

VAST

Virtuoso Active & Experiential Travel

Travel Authentically
Virtuoso’s handpicked collection of active and specialty travel partners offer extraordinary explorations and cultural experiences around the world that both enrich and exhilarate while helping to support sustainable tourism.

Take advantage of our personal relationships with these partners to create your next intriguing journey. We can secure special amenities for you, including exclusive upgrades, insider access, and VIP treatment you can’t get on your own.


Adventure Travel From A to Z
Your guide to the world’s best active, outdoor, and experiential vacations.

Travel Matters
Why Sustainable Tourism is more important than ever