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One of colleagues quoted yesterday  ‘Despite these turbulent times adjusting to confined spaces and limited human interaction, we cope best by maintaining positive spirits and practicing fearless compassion, using our imagination to fast forward when this crisis is in our rear view. Nothing can stop us from dreaming, planning and staying connected. Anticipation is an integral part of our life and trip joy.  While prudent Coronavirus habits mandate social distancing, looking forward to brighter days enjoying nearby places and distant lands does wonder for our emotional well-being.

So with that said why not start dreaming and planning for Late Summer & Fall 2020 and Winter & Spring 2021.

Your vacation to Italy, cancelled? Cook up your favorite Italian dish, open a bottle of delicious Chianti, then transport yourself to a Tuscany with the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Maybe it was your Rhone river cruise that was put on hold, so how about curling up with the book by Peter Mayle; A Year in Provence or watching the movie A Good Year. Use this time to start planning fall 2020 to Europe or Spring 2021.  Have you always wanted to speak French or Spanish? If so now is the time to brush up your language skills with Duolingo. Ask me for any relevant information to maximize enjoyment pondering a future trip, or just call to chat, I miss you all. The cruise lines are offering very flexible booking options and deposits right now so call or email me for details.

August and September will be here before we know it and the coronavirus should be behind us by then. So maybe you will feel safer staying close to home this year, so ask me for ideas with in the USA that are drive able or just a short flight. I just returned from Charleston last week where I enjoyed the wonderful food, gardens and plantations and less than 2 hours flight from Boston. Or what about a dude ranch stay with the family in the wide open space of Montana or Wyoming. So don’t despair, I’m here to help.

For now, our goal is to stay calm, practice smart sanitation, remain healthy, help others who may be less equipped to weather this storm, especially single and elderly neighbors. Running an errand or dropping off a meal lifts spirits of both givers and receivers. Reaching out by texting, FaceTime or writing a “thinking of you” note offers care and compassion blessings to all.

We have to remind ourselves that this is a season which will have an end. It’s not eternal exile from normalcy or adventure, just a time out. Let’s hang, plan together, take care of each other – and enjoy the ride to our next destination.

Dream on.

Let’s plan your luxury vacation together

 

Travel advisors have access to information about destinations and pricing that the typical traveler cannot access. This can save you time, money and inconvenience. Plus, most importantly, we are there to help if things go wrong (e.g. a missed flight, health issue, natural disaster, etc).

At Live 4 Travel, we share our love and appreciation for travel by passing along our personal insider knowledge. Our services go beyond that of a typical travel agency because of our 25 years of personal experience and expertise. We work with our clients to learn their unique travel preferences and travel dreams so that every time they travel that is reflected in their experience.

Through Live 4 Travel’s affiliation with Travel Experts, a Virtuoso member agency, an invitation-only network of the world’s best luxury travel advisors we can provide our clients with luxury hotels and resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, and tour companies.  At Virtuoso hotels and resorts you are likely to receive complimentary upgrades and amenities (e.g. room upgrades, daily breakfast, food &  beverage/spa credits, early check-in/late check out).

We take pride in offering our travelers:

  • Worry-free, expert planning
  • Unforgettable luxury experiences that can take you beyond the guidebook and before the scenes with a local guide that can show you their country as no one else can
  • Exclusive perks and upgrades through our Virtuoso affiliation
  • Trips that are designed to your interests

OUR HOTEL PREFERRED PARTNERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  1. Belmond Bellini Club (formerly Orient-Express)
  2. Dorchester Diamond Club
  3. Four Seasons Preferred Partner (FSPP)
  4. Hyatt Privé
  5. IHG Luxury & Lifestyle
  6. Impresario: Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad Hotels
  7. Jumeirah Passport to Luxury
  8. Marriott Accolades
  9. Oetker Collection Pearl Partner
  10. Peninsula Pen Club
  11. Preferred Hotels Platinum Partner
  12. Relais & Chateaux
  13. Ritz-Carlton STARS
  14. Rosewood Elite
  15. Shangri-La: The Luxury Circle
  16. Sir Rocco’s Knights – Rocco Forte Hotels
  17. Viceroy Hotels and Resorts
    and many more hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators like A & K 100 Club.

“Lorraine of Live 4 Travel came highly recommended by a friend who went on a two week tour of New Zealand. My friend had raved about Lorraine’s strong attention to detail, her ability to secure excellent tours/ tour guides, her diligence and her rapid response times.

Lorraine exceeded all of these expectations. We had a very complicated trip planned to several European countries using multiple modes of transportation and with people flying in from different regions. It was a total headache to plan. Lorraine secured our flights and saved us a lot of money as she quickly found us reasonable flights with the  shortest layovers. With her vast knowledge of travel experience, we were able to plan a very complicated trip in record time. This included car pickups, train rides, inter- European flights, tours, great places to eat and terrific excursions to experience. Lorraine listened to our preferences and really understood what we wanted out of our vacation. The hotels she recommended and the tour guides we had were truly exceptional. I have traveled extensively and this was one of the best trips I’ve ever had.

It’s also important to note that Lorraine was truly there for us as we had to change our travel plans multiple times last minute due to the advancement of the Corona virus. She was always available when we needed her. Even when we were in Europe with a 6 hour time zone difference, Lorraine was able to amend flights and reschedule tours/ drivers. You can imagine the comfort one has knowing that they can count on their travel advisor in time of need. I have highly recommended Live 4 Travel to many friends and family and look forward to booking my next flight using her stellar services!” 
Lauri. R. 

“Every trip Lorraine has planned for my family has proved to be a once in a lifetime experience. Most recently, she coordinated a family trip with our 3 adult children to Mexico, and a safari for my husband and me to Botswana and Zambia. In Mexico, we enjoyed a beach vacation at the Hotel Esencia and went on a guided tour of Chichen Itza, which included an amazing swim in a breathtakingly beautiful cenote.  While on safari, we stayed at 4 magnificent camps, affording us the opportunity to have varied experiences and check off the entire “big 5 list”, and went on a guided tour of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. Both of these trips were in stunning locations, with amazing accommodations and food, as well as impeccably coordinated excursions.”

Wendy T.

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Live 4 Travel is located in Northborough, MA.