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From Senegal to the South of France

I may sound like a broken record, but it sure is damned nice to be back in the world again. And by that, I mean exploring all the off-grid places, like Senegal, which was on my travel schedule this past month. Dakar is an emerging destination, and it’s where the music scene is as hot as the summer. It was…
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The World Is Our Oyster

This month is unprecedented in travel, because all of us are on the move. I won’t be offended if you don’t read this because you’re in Italy. Or the South of France. Then sailing the Greek isles. Wherever you are, you are out in the world. Meanwhile, I have ideas on summer destinations that are further afield, yet familiar…and worth…

The Summer of Yes

This month has me reminiscing about the last lecture I had at Columbia Business School, which was from my Stats professor. No, he didn’t talk about regression. Instead, his words of wisdom were about enjoying the moment. Sure, he said, you can spend your life jonesing for the next promotion, the fancier car, and the bigger house. Sometimes, we get…

The Roaring 20s Are Here

I’ve written this Roaring-20s-themed letter three times in the past two years, and I’ve had to scrap it each time. Clearly I was previously over-optimistic about the return to normal. But the fourth time’s a charm, and it really does look like the Roaring 20s have returned. After all, we’ve been through a pandemic, and on a just-as-serious note, we’re…

Spring is in the Air

This April is like a shot of adrenaline, where it finally feels like the new Roaring ’20s are here. July in St. Tropez? Hotel du Cap for Labor Day, followed by a wedding in Corsica? The answer is yes, please. Sign me up for all of the above, and then some. Maybe it’s aggressive, but I’m already thinking of the…

And Just Like That, It’s March

Maybe it’s this way every year, but in the blink of an eye, it’s March. My Type A feels there is much yet to accomplish, and much travel to plan this year. But I’d like to take a moment to pause on one big achievement. Our foundation, Galavante in the World, awarded its first graduate-school scholarship to an exceptional woman…
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Hello 2022

I have to say, I am surprised to write you and reference the pandemic.  When I originally started my Editor’s Letter back in November, it was to announce the Roaring 20s had arrived.  That was when New York City was back full tilt, the Parisians were more fashionable than ever and everyone and their grandma (literally) were booking trips to…

The Year in Review

What a difference a year makes. Well, actually for me, it’s the last five months, as the first half of the year felt like purgatory. Personally, I waited for everything from vaccines to the resurgence of travel. I am on my way, after all, to all 195 countries. I am happy to report that, not only am I back in…
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We are Thankful For You

This year marks numero 10 for having the privilege to write to you as part of our Thankful issue. Yes, I am proud to say, October marked Galavante’s 10th year in business. And every year since our very first, Thanksgiving has been our time to pause and thank our lucky stars. Which, in case you didn’t know, is you. 10…

A PhD in Life

What a difference a year makes. I know, we’re not out of this pandemic fully yet.  But I venture to say that there’s a lot of joy to be back in the world.  I know, because I’ve officially ventured beyond the U.S. and Caribbean borders.  I just returned from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Traveling again is the gift that gives…
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