October 28, 2020
Four Seasons Costa Rica Villa

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Why You’ll Love It Easy to reach location just 30 minutes from the Liberia airport Signature Four Seasons excellence combined with rainforest luxury make for a unique stay The chocolate and rum tastings are a fun (and tasty!) way to experience local products The Experience Looking for the perfect luxury […]
October 28, 2020

Andaz Costa Rica

Why You’ll Love It Incredible architecture gives the Andaz a jungle tree house feel The Cambi Kids Club is a great option for families (perfect to keep the kids happy while parents visit the spa!) The complimentary minibar has snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, perfect for a quick treat in between […]
October 28, 2020

Nayara Gardens & Springs

Why You’ll Love It Choose from the family-friendly Nayara Gardens or adults-only Nayara Springs, connected by a jungle footbridge All rooms are private villas, most featuring private hot spring plunge pools Open-air spa will have you relaxing to the sounds of the rainforest As a member of Relais & Chateaux, […]
October 28, 2020
Costa Rica Travel Guide Graphic with Arenal, Beach, and a Sloth

Costa Rica

Introduction Just a short flight from Houston lies a country filled with beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, and plenty of activities – Costa Rica! This Central American country offers a unique mix of beachside relaxation and jungle adventures, making it a perfect choice for families or couples looking for […]
October 11, 2020
One and Only Mandarina

One&Only Mandarina

Why You’ll Love It Treehouse Suites with infinity pools overlooking the jungle Perfect mix of beach relaxation and active adventure Worlds-away feeling with easy access from Houston Incredible sunset views and Mexican dishes at Carao The Experience While many resorts are opening in the heart of established and bustling cities, […]
October 11, 2020
Imanta Resort


Why You’ll Love It Complete Privacy Romantic Setting Perfect sunset views As Experienced by River Oaks Travel Advisors Sometimes the best gems are hidden off the beaten path. Roughly twenty minutes from Punta Mita at the end of dirt road, you will find a beautiful private jungle hideaway inspired by […]
October 11, 2020
Casa Tesoro

Casa Tesoro Punta Mita

Why You’ll Love It Private villa for up to 18 guests Fabulous amenities from heated infinity edge pool to indoor movie theater Fully-staffed and can be booked as all-inclusive Perfect for families or friends traveling together As Experienced by River Oaks Travel Advisors A stay at Casa Tesoro is more […]
October 11, 2020

St. Regis Punta Mita

Why You’ll Love It Romantic South-of-France-meets-Mexico design Hallmark St. Regis Butler Service in all rooms Most rooms feature private plunge pools As Experienced by River Oaks Travel Advisors For a beach escape like no other, check in to the St Regis Punta Mita. Frequented by celebrities and world leaders, the […]
October 11, 2020
Conrad Punta Mita

Conrad Punta Mita

Why You’ll Love It Impressive 10,000 sqft spa Drinks by one of the three pools Wide variety of accommodations  Modern contemporary design Hotel Snapshot The Conrad Punta Mita opened its doors in early September 2020 in Litibú, making it one of the newest additions to the Punta Mita area. Set […]
October 8, 2020
Oceanfront Casita - Terrace at Four Seasons Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Why You’ll Love It Two swimmable beaches Lazy River and complimentary kids’ club Wide variety of accommodations  Restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes Perfect sunset views As Experienced by River Oaks Travel Advisors The Four Seasons chain has many devotees, and in the case of Four Seasons Punta Mita, it is undoubtedly well deserved. Reliability and consistency are […]
October 7, 2020

Riviera Nayarit

Introduction Between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains lies a pure treasure — Riviera Nayarit! With a coastline nearly 200 miles long full of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and a sub-tropical climate that brings a 77°F average temperature year-round, Nayarit is a perfect vacation spot. […]
October 3, 2020

Trending Honeymoon Destinations 2020

Your first trip as a married couple is a big one, you may have traveled together before, but never like this! We know that every couple is different and that there’s no one size fits all destination for honeymoons, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite trending honeymoon destinations for […]
September 17, 2020
The Inside Scoop: Updates in the world of travel

The Inside Scoop: Updates in the World of Travel

What's new in the world of travel? Our luxury travel concierge team has the inside scoop on changes to travel policies, the current trends for travelers, hotel reopenings, and more! Check back in weekly to see the newest travel updates!
September 15, 2020
Destination Opening Guide Graphic

Destination Opening Guide and Travel Restrictions

Destinations are slowly reopening to US travelers, but it can be tricky to keep up with the constantly changing list and associated restrictions. That’s where our River Oaks Travel advisor team comes in! We are constantly monitoring domestic and international news, speaking with tourism boards, and checking with official government […]
August 20, 2020
Guide to travel during covid-19

Guide to Travel During COVID-19

Whether you’re planning a trip for next weekend or next year, travel looks a little different today than it did before. Between new requirements for entry, overhauls of travel procedures, and changes to hotel operations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed! Our team is here to make the process smooth and […]
August 14, 2020

Schoolcations: Learn and Work Remotely

With many schools postponing start dates or going digital, why not consider a schoolcation? Give the kids (and yourself!) a change of scenery and pace at a luxury resort, with everything you need for distance learning and remote working. From cabanas revamped with the latest tech to local experiences you […]
July 2, 2020

Texas Getaways

With our Texas summer in full swing (and unlike any other!), we’re spending our time daydreaming of resort pools, morning hikes, and refreshing new scenery! While we may have to stick a little closer to home this year, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of vacation and staycation options in […]
May 27, 2020
COVID-19 have you feeling restless? Pick a domestic destination for your summer trip!

Getting Restless? Go Domestic! Our 5 Tips for Picking a Domestic Destination

Is anyone else quaran-tired?! As we all grow bored of being stuck at home, we’re seeing more and more travelers reaching out to plan their next getaway. While it may be a little harder than normal to plan an international trip, our domestic destinations are ready to shine! Until borders […]
May 20, 2020
Our Ten Favorite Domestic Hotels to Explore Closer to Home

Domestic Travel: Top Ten Hotels to Explore Close to Home

Is anyone else quaran-tired?! We’re definitely ready to get back out and explore once travel bans are lifted! As we wait for things to settle around the world, we’re looking forward to exploring a little closer to home. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our 10 […]
May 6, 2020
Where is your travel refund?

Where is my travel refund?

As COVID-19 forced everyone home and social distancing took effect, the immediate focus of travelers worldwide was on cancelling their upcoming plans. Now that this initial wave of cancellations has crested, many of you may be wondering what’s taking your travel refunds so long to appear. While every company is […]
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 […]

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March 12, 2020
Airlines Responces to the Coronavirus

Airlines Responses to the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and affecting travel worldwide. As people assess the risk for their scheduled trips and the cancellation penalties, many airlines have responded by updating their booking polices. If you’ve booked your airfare through River Oaks Travel, our team is standing by to assist you in […]
March 13, 2020
What to expect from River Oaks Travel in time of Coronavirus

The Benefits of a River Oaks Travel Advisor in the Time of the Coronavirus Travel Advisory

With the travel interruptions and overall global uncertainty in the time of the coronavirus COVID-19, our River Oaks Travel team is here to help you as much as possible. Our team is committed to providing the same positive and excellent service you have come to expect as we help you […]
March 16, 2020
Worldwide travel restrictions by country during coronavirus covid-19

Travel Restrictions during COVID-19

As your travel advisors and advocates, we are dedicated to providing you with helpful information regarding travel restrictions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. While this information is subject to change as the situation evolves, please find below the current travel restrictions as of March 16, 2020. UNITED STATES On March […]