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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
   

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters 

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Sheila Gallant-Halloran, a travel advisor, talks sustainable travel trends and where to go in 2018. Read More 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World

Discover history and sumptuous interiors that’s even more buzzworthy than what’s in your cup. Read More 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

Virtuoso’s connections may secure you the best view for the next royal wedding. 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.
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Virtuoso Life - The Wow Issue

When it comes to high-end travel, it’s not difficult to find examples of over-the-top trips full of jaw-dropping moments. But over the last decade, savvy travelers have begun to seek something more, shifting away from flash and fanciness to purposeful, immersive pursuits. This issue showcases those deeper kinds of “wow” experiences, from trips that make a difference to sustainably focused hotels and personal reports from staffers on their own impactful experiences. Here’s to a lifetime of wow moments, wherever you go.



Go Big, Give Big
10 momentous trips that make a positive impact.

A Family Affair
Virtuoso sustainability ambassador Jessica Hall Upchurch, affectionately known as “Mother Earth with a lasso,” shares how purpose-driven travel can make the world a better place.

A Study Abroad
Zander Galli’s far-reaching gap year – between middle school and high school – opened his eyes to a world of wonders.

Chain Reaction
Dramatic mountains and coastlines, dueling cultures, and the ever-present wind in your hair link up for a great bike ride through Slovenia and Croatia.

Ready for a Thrill
Lakefront charm and heart-pumping pursuits in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Virtuoso Traveler - America the Beautiful

The coast is clear and steeped in culture, history, and nature – at America’s top seaside towns. From New England to Kauai’s North Shore, we’ll point you toward some of our favorites – and show you where to surf, shop, savor fresh seafood, sip locally inspired cocktails, and slip your toes in the sand. Also inside the August issue of Virtuoso Traveler: how forward-thinking hotels are helping preserve Bali’s cultural heritage (and other sustainably minded travel providers whose efforts are making the world a better place), high adventure in Jordan, our photo essay from legendary photographer Steve McCurry, and why Washington, D.C. should be your next long-weekend getaway.

Shore Thing
The coast is clear – and steeped in culture, history, and nature – at America’s seaside stars.

Staying Power
On Bali, forward-thinking hotels help preserve the island’s singular culture.

D.C. Do-Over
A flurry of new attractions brings fresh energy to the U.S. capital.

Winners All
Here’s to this year’s Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Awards finalists, whose efforts are creating a brighter future for everyone.

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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!"
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Destinations Guide: Trip Planner

Looking Ahead
In a world where vacation options are boundless, it’s never too early to map out your future travels. (PSA: The holidays are right around the corner.) So whether you’re thinking about a warm-weather beach stay, crossing off a bucket list destination, or organizing a multigenerational Thanksgiving getaway, this guide has information to help and inspire you. It’s time to start planning.

Travel Goals
You know those dream destinations stashed away in the back of your mind? Life is short – what are you waiting for? Virtuoso has relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour companies, and other partners, some of which are featured in this guide, and they all offer exclusive amenities and privileged access to some of the world’s most beautiful places and experiences. So get going and call your advisor. Who knows, you might even discover a few places to add to your travel wish list.

Gear Up: Road-Trip Ready
Smart tech to keep drinks cold, tunes hot, and your phone juiced.

Postcard: Winging It
High-flying adventure in the forests of Killarney.

Best of the Best
2018 Virtuoso Best of the Best 

2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,200 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 free Wi-Fi to extra perks like spa treatments and three-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Take your Travel to a New Level
Enjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Contents
Pick your dream travel destination and compare hotels and resorts.

Exceptional Experiences
Explore 54 pages of inspiration for trips around the globe.

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

Award Winners
The votes are in and these are the tops picks.

Virtuoso Preview Program
Hotels and resorts opening soon.

Floating Hotels
Find your ideal cruise experience and see the world in style.

Adventure Travel Directo

Virtuoso Adventure Travel

Expand Your Horizons
Life’s an adventure, and the world is waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking cycling tours or safaris, expedition cruises or immersive cultural journeys, Virtuoso’s active and adventure travel partners promise elevated experiences suited to your style, coupled with a commitment to preserving the cultures and ecosystems in the places you’ll visit.

 We’re passionate about adventure travel, and we can leverage our relationships with the partners you’ll read about in these pages to craft your next vacation. From quick escapes to far-flung trips of a lifetime, expect professional, personalized travel planning, plus customized itineraries, VIP treatment, exclusive amenities, and insider access wherever you roam. Here’s to your next adventure ...

GREATER GOOD
No longer a trend but a transformative movement, sustainable travel offers a brighter future for all.

HIGH ADVENTURES
18 unexpected, unconventional, and largely undercover spots to put atop your wish list.

PERSPECTIVE
New Zealand’s Milford Sound: A stunning natural wonder at the end of the earth.