Oaxaca, Mexico for Day of the Dead

This month I highlight a city in Mexico worth visiting in its own right because of its culinary scene, arts and craft traditions and archaeological sites, but is particularly exciting to visit at the end of October for Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Andre Koester
Marrakech

This month I highlight one of my favorite cities. Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards named it the World’s Best Travel Destination and “a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques."

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Andre Koester
Ireland

This month I highlight a destination that I send clients to often, but I haven’t visited until recently. The natural beauty, history and culture were fascinating to me, and I am excited to return with my family.

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Andre Koester
Patagonia

This month I highlight a destination that is hard to get to, but worth visiting for its jaw-dropping scenery and outdoor pursuits.

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Andre Koester
Australia

This month I highlight a trip I took a few years ago. It is still one of my favorite trips because of the variety of things to see and do. My son and I only scratched the surface in the 2 weeks we were there; we are determined to go back!

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Andre Koester
Paris with Kids

This month I highlight a wonderful trip to take with kids. Paris offers a wealth of things to do with both children and teens. There are lots of touring options but also many things to do on your own.

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Andre Koester
Alaska

This month I highlight a great summer family trip that I took with my own family this past August. It wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I was proved wrong and ended up loving it.

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Andre Koester
Spain Beyond Barcelona and Madrid

When people think of visiting Spain, Barcelona and Madrid often come to mind first. These cities are amazing destinations, both worth visiting in their own right, but this month I highlight some other great Spanish destinations.

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Andre Koester
Long Weekend in Mexico City

This month I highlight a great long-weekend trip for couples, groups of friends or families. Mexico City has something for almost everyone - history, culture, art, cuisine, design and architecture.

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Andre Koester
India for Families

This month I highlight a trip that wouldn’t have been top of mind for families. My 14-year old son wanted to go to India to see tigers in the wild, and in the planning of our trip, I realized what a great destination India is for families.

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Andre Koester
Family Trip to a Ranch

This month I highlight a summer trip that is great for families - a trip to a ranch. This can be a rustic experience or a more luxurious one. I chose the latter and took my family to the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana.

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Andre Koester
Long Weekends in Europe

Clients often ask me about doing a long weekend in Europe.  London and Paris always come to mind, but this month I highlight three other European cities that are perfect for a quick getaway, either with or without kids.

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Andre Koester
South Africa vs. East Africa

I just returned from a safari in South Africa with my family.  It was an amazing trip for all of us (my children are ages 15, 12 and 8).  A safari in Africa is great for all ages and you can go almost anytime of the year.  This month I highlight the two most popular places to go on safari in Africa and the differences between the two.

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Andre Koester
Egypt

This month I highlight an amazing destination that unfortunately is not on many people's bucket list these days because of security concerns:  Egypt.  I took my 12-year old son there in June and we had an incredible trip.  Not once did we feel unsafe.  With the right travel partner, it can be a very rewarding experience.

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Andre Koester
Italy for Families

This month I highlight one of Huffman Travel's most popular destinations, Italy.  Italy is wonderful for all ages, but it's an especially great trip for families.

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Andre Koester