When it comes to my all-time favorite vacation, it’s the mountains every time. Whether that’s skiing in the winter or hiking and biking in the summer. I always try to make time for the mountains at least a couple of times a year. I love to be active on my vacations, I’m a keen skier, sailor and I like to play tennis, swim, hike and bike too.
As an avid traveler, I love the excitement of new experiences. I spent a couple of years living in New England in the States and in more recent years I have spent my vacations sailing in the Caribbean, exploring Croatia, wine tasting in Tuscany and being a culture vulture and foodie in Florence. Like many of us who work in an office environment, when I’m on vacation it’s important for me to get outside, be active and reenergise.
I have a weakness for luxury on vacation and as one of our guests you will know it is terribly easy to become accustomed to! I appreciate that luxury doesn’t just mean the property, facilities and service when you are on vacation but the whole experience, from booking your vacation, throughout until you are home. I am really proud that here at Scott Dunn we do that well and are experts in taking the stress out of your vacation.
What my guests have said
"We had a great time on our Dolomites ski adventure and all made it back safely in one piece. We were absolutely amazed by the beauty of the Dolomites and would definitely return. Thanks again for organising this at such short notice."
"We are having a lovely vacation, thank you, all has gone very well. The Dolder Grand Hotel and Zurich was amazing. We are really loving Zermatt and the Alpenhof is lovely, thank you. The children are enjoying ski school and the Stoked instructors have been great."
"We had a wonderful stay at the Hermitage Hotel and would certainly go back. It has a very relaxed, homely and welcoming atmosphere, amazing food and the resort itself excellent. Thank you."
"The Aman Canal Grande Venice, what can I say except WOW. It is beautiful, relaxing without being too formal and just a pleasure to stay in! Thank you also for arranging a surprise for our 28th wedding anniversary, it was very much appreciated, especially as they extended the invitation to our children and girlfriends. All in all, a wonderful vacation."
"An absolute winner and staff were all delightful. All aspects of the vacation were excellent, thank you."
"Thanks for everything, we had a fantastic vacation. Megeve is beautiful and we will definitely be going back!"
"We had a fantastic time, the hotel was brilliant, ski school great and the snow was fab too."
"We had an excellent vacation. It was a fantastic trip. It worked really well going to Venice and Verona after St Anton. The hotels in Verona and Venice were stunning, they could not do enough. We were so pleased you advised us to go to Verona as we would not have gone otherwise!"
"Thank you Charlotte. Very detailed and professional."
"Just to say thank you very much. Jim and Sophie had a wonderful vacation and would both recommend Scott Dunn and book with you again. All your hard work and patience was greatly appreciated. Have a great weekend and thank you again."
"Thank you again for sorting this vacation out for us. I’m very grateful, you were most impressive."
"Thank you so much for your patience and your attention throughout the booking process, we had a tough time getting it all just right and you were brilliant. Will be in touch for next year :)"
"Charlotte was charming and very approachable and appeared to be very empathetic to our needs. All the documentation was very clear and we were totally looked after. We have never traveled like this before. It was a new experience and one that I really appreciated."
Favourite places I've been
Eat local food – from fresh seafood in the Med to lobster in Maine, alligator in the Everglades, cheese in the Alps or traditional Navajo food in Monument Valley. Tasting local food is a great way to experience authentic local culture.
Write a travel journal - a great way to look back on those fabulous once in a lifetime experiences.
Wake up early on your ski vacation to catch the sunrise, make fresh tracks and beat the crowds.