I have a passion for travel and really enjoy visiting new countries. My time abroad at the University of Maine, USA combined with my summer in Pennsylvania at Camp America simply furthered my love of travel. I am also a keen skier and adore the stunning scenery and fresh air that can be found in the mountains.
From a young age I have spent much time in the French and Swiss Alps including Courchevel, Megève and Val d'Isère. Whilst at the University of Maine I was a member of the Ski Club and during the winter months spent my weekends up at Sugarloaf Mountain skiing. My favorite ski resort to date is Zermatt, though I am yet to conquer the American West and more further afield snow.
In terms of warmer climates, I can’t think of a better destination than the Med where you can enjoy both beautiful beaches and historic culture so close to home. Mallorca and Sardinia are my personal favorites; the rugged coastlines and sparkling water create the perfect setting for tranquil relaxation as well as all those fun filled activities.
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.
My hot picks
Upon entering the hotel, you feel like you are entering a little hamlet where you are warmly greeted by the friendliest concierge. The hotel has a real retreat feel to it with fantastic views of the Mont Blanc and surrounding valley.
Bentleys House is a very exclusive property in the center of Zurs. The hotel provides the service of a boutique hotel and the all important chalet comforts. From Zurs, you have easy access to the whole Arlberg ski area including Lech and St Anton.
With stunning views of the Matterhorn, the Cervo Mountain Resort is fantastic for romantic getaways. Its ski in location is superb. As well, it is only a short walk to the Sunnegga lift. The hotel's Cervo Puro Restaurant is a must whilst in Zermatt.