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Just what is an affinity group? Traveling with family, friends or coworkers? You've got an affinity group!




  • Imagine: Is your company planning a retreat? Maybe you want to motivate your staff to reach new sales goals... Want to reward those employees who have gone above and beyond?


  • Imagine: Whether it is a cooking class, book club, scrapbookers, or group pickleball or corn hole players, people that have the same interests are always fun to travel with!


  • Imagine: Your group of baseball moms need to get out of town after 9 straight months of travel ball... Or maybe the ladies can finally get away to celebrate someone's 50th birthday... What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?!


  • Imagine: Why have the next family reunion at the community rec center? There are exotic locations to experience and "cities at sea", AKA cruise ships, to explore! Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and have the time of your life!


  • Imagine: Maybe you have several guy friends that need a vacation as much as you do. There are golf courses, distilleries and breweries to conquer! Travel together and share in memories that will last a lifetime!


  • Imagine: You and your friends have a passion for food and wine. You can travel around the world and experience the customs, food, and drink of cultures near and far, whether you are a wine amateur or a true connoisseur.



I look forward to assisting you with your group!


Advice for a successful group vacation?


“Leave time for everyone to explore on their own. Self-discovery is a key element to any experience. In Costa Rica, Villa Estrella [available to book through Villas of Distinction] is a marvelous luxury villa for a group, with an infinity-edge pool, outdoor dining, a game room, and a well-stocked kitchen – it’s always a favorite with our clients.” – Michelle Andersen

“When building a group-vacation itinerary, it can be a challenge to keep everyone satisfied. Have each person select one site or activity that’s important to them, then have everyone vote yes or no for each – it becomes clear what to include to keep the majority of the group happy.” – Victoria Hawbecker

“It’s best to assign just one person to be in charge of booking the accommodations, but the location you choose should offer a variety of activities for everyone’s interests.” – Gwen Pullman Trucco


Intrigued? Let's talk! You deserve a successful group vacation!


** A portion of this article courtesy of: https://blog.virtuoso.com/tips-and-trends/ask-the-advisors-pro-tips-for-great-group-vacations/

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