February 29, 2020
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Is it Worth the Cost?

You insure your car, your house, your health… so should you insure your travel plans? Many clients ask whether travel insurance is worth purchasing, and the answer is a resounding YES! With all the time and money spent planning your ideal vacation, insurance is an essential trip component. We explain […]
February 25, 2020
COVID-19 Coronavirus travel alert

Resources for Questions on Coronavirus and Travel

As a travel agency, we are often asked our thoughts on global situations that impact our industry. The one currently dominating headlines? COVID-19, or coronavirus. We’ve faced health issues in the past – SARS, Zika – and understand that this outbreak can make travelers uneasy. Our first priority is the […]
February 24, 2020

A Room With a View: Best Hotel Views Worldwide

The Eiffel Tower with sunrise blazing through its bars. The White House and Washington Monument illuminated against a nighttime sky. The majestic mountains of Torres del Paine glistening in the summer sun. What do all of these iconic, stunning views have in common? They are all views that you can […]
January 18, 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival

Looking for a unique experience over the holidays? Venture over to the Netherlands to see the Amsterdam Light Festival, organized every year from November to January. The canal belt of Amsterdam lights up with spectacular light sculptures, projections, and art installations. Experience the open-air exhibition “DISRUPT!” from the Amsterdam waters […]
October 7, 2019
Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris

Five Classic Cocktails and Where to Find Them

The cocktail. A central part to today’s social culture. Meeting friends to kick off the weekend? Go get a cocktail. Celebrating a major life event? Go get a cocktail. Had a bad case of “the Mondays”? Definitely, go get a cocktail. In honor of our own case of “the Mondays”, […]
October 3, 2019

On Our Radar: October 2019

One of our favorite parts of being travel advisors is getting to know all of the great gossip and insider knowledge about what’s coming soon in the world of luxury travel. Rather than keep these exciting updates to ourselves, we’ve decided to share these insights with you, our lovely clients, […]
September 23, 2019

River Oaks Travel Grand Opening

We want to say a huge River Oaks Travel “THANK YOU” to our wonderful clients and friends who braved Imelda’s downpours to attend our grand opening events this past week! We loved having the chance to visit with you and to introduce you to some of our preferred travel partners! […]
September 17, 2019

Kate Lawless: Travel Agent’s 30Under30

We are excited to announce that our very own Kate Lawless has been selected as one of Travel Agent Central’s 30Under30 travel advisors for 2019! This annual award acknowledges rising stars in the travel industry under the age of 30. Kate has been with our agency since early 2018, and […]
September 5, 2019
Corals seen on a scuba trip in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Five Unexpected SCUBA Trip Spots We’re DIVING to Visit!

We all know that approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface is made up of water, but did you know about 96% of that water is the Earth’s oceans? Entirely new destinations become accessible once travelers set their sights below the ocean’s surface. We’ve put together a list of five unique […]
August 8, 2019
Wild sloth in the rainforest on an Amazon River Cruise

The ABCs of an Amazon River Cruise

Few places in the world are as isolated and untouched as the Amazon rainforest. From its origins high in the Andes Mountains to its exit in the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon River winds through lush rainforests and past remote villages across six countries, offering a unique landscape unlike anywhere else […]
August 2, 2019

On Our Radar: August 2019

One of our favorite parts of being travel advisors is getting to know all of the great gossip and insider knowledge about what’s coming soon in the world of luxury travel. Rather than keep these exciting updates to ourselves, we’ve decided to share these insights with you, our lovely clients, […]
July 29, 2019
View of the luxury Mexico resort Montage Los Cabos

The Montage Los Cabos: Luxury Beach Resort

Hotel Snapshot Set on the beautiful (and swimmable!) Santa Maria Bay, the Montage Los Cabos is a stunning newcomer to Baja California. This luxury beach resort is designed in a contemporary and chic Mexican style, with a zen feeling throughout. Why You’ll Love It The resort is located on one […]
July 18, 2019
Trump Links Golf Course at Doonbeg

Five Iconic Golf Courses You’ll Never FORE-get Playing

Golf is one of those things in life that has a very clear dividing line, people either love it or they hate it. No matter your preference you have to admire the persistence that true golfers apply when playing the game they love. They’ll play in the pouring rain, against […]
July 11, 2019
Room at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Hotel Snapshot With an unbeatable location, fabulous service, and the city’s largest full-service Club Level Lounge, the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco is the perfect home base for your next visit to the Golden Gate City. Why You’ll Love It While the interior is newly refurbished, the building dates from 1909, giving […]
July 9, 2019
Uniworld River Cruise Ship S.S. Catherine in Provence

A Week with Uniworld River Cruises: The Best Way to See Provence & Burgundy

The inspiration for Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gaugin, the South of France is as beautiful as any painting. Easily combinable with a stay in Paris or Nice, the regions of Provence and Burgundy are the perfect destinations for foodies, culture buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. While there are plenty of […]
July 4, 2019
4th of July Fireworks in New York City

Celebrate 4th of July in Style at these Three Vacation Spots

We love to celebrate the 4th of July holiday in style, with plenty of good food, great company, and fantastic fireworks displays. While our hometown of Houston puts on a great show, there’s plenty of other places to travel for a great holiday weekend. Check out our top picks for […]
June 29, 2019
Elephants on Africa Safari in Kenya

Safari Inspiration: 9 Perfect Days on a Kenya Safari

Have you dreamed of going on a luxury Africa Safari, but have no idea where to stay or what to expect? Let our safari experts inspire your own trip with our itinerary covering Amboseli, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and the Masai Mara. This incredible nine-day Kenya safari highlights the diversity and […]
June 29, 2019
The K Club Hotel in Ireland

The K Club Hotel

Hotel Snapshot Set amongst hundreds of acres of stunning Irish countryside, this 5-star luxury resort is still just a stones throw from Dublin city and the Dublin International Airport. For those travelers looking to experience life on a historic estate, The K Club provides all of the fun without any […]
June 22, 2019
Flowers at Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: A small country with a Titanic personality

by Kate Lawless I was recently given the opportunity to check off a huge bucket list item for myself, a visit to The Emerald Isle. Just over a decade ago, I lived in London for a year, and still to this day count it as one of my favorite cities […]
June 11, 2019
The First Roma Arte boutique Rome hotel

Boutique Rome Hotel: The First Roma Arte

For a unique hotel stay in Rome, look no further than The First Roma Arte. This former palazzo is now a luxury boutique hotel filled with contemporary art and an enviable location in the heart of the Eternal City.