International Travel

Client Perspective: Why a Travel Agent Makes Sense

Recently we helped clients celebrate their long-overdue honeymoon in St. Lucia. The groom's mother, Lisa Lou Zook,  was so impressed by CSB Travel's services and was reminded why using a travel advisor is worth the expense. She wrote about it on her website, and we were so flattered by her words that we wanted to reshare it. Read on...

Property Spotlight: One&Only Mandarina

In November 2020 the One&Only Mandarina opened in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. It’s a secluded eco haven set between the Sierra del Vallejo Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Our own Cristina Buaas attended the opening this fall after serving on the property’s advisory board for almost two years and shared her thoughts below.  One&Only Mandarina is a coastal sanctuary hidden among the rainforest’s edge in Monteón. With an emphasis on sustainability and connecting with nature, this property offers authentic outdoor experiences, tropical relaxation, and chic resort living. It’s the...

Red Carnation Hotels: Ashford Castle, Hotel d’Angleterre, and The Montague on the Garden

Red Carnation Hotels is a family-owned collection of more than a dozen spectacular properties. The RCH brand is known for two things in particular: impeccably designed rooms and exceptional guest service. In this article we highlight three hotels: Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland; Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland; and The Montague on the Gardens in London, England.    Ashford Castle – Cong, County Mayo, Ireland  This magnificent castle is rich in history: dating to the 13th century, it was home to the...

Destination Spotlight: Punta Mita, Mexico

Destination Spotlight: Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico Punta Mita is a private peninsula north of Puerto Vallarta. It’s home to some of the most luxurious hotel brands, including Four Seasons and St. Regis. With plenty to see, do, eat, and drink, this under-the-radar locale is ideal for travelers yearning for a Mexican getaway without the fuss of Cancun or the airs of Cabo.     When to Go  November to early June tends to...

Property Spotlight: Four Seasons Punta Mita

If there’s one thing Mexico has in abundance, it’s beautiful beachfront resorts. At CSB Travel, one of our favorites is the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Tucked between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the pristine Pacific coast, this property has it all: privacy, sophistication, and service to boot. The only problem with it is leaving!    Getting There  Traveling to the resort...

Why Use a Travel Advisor?

In this day and age, with the world at your fingertips via the Internet, many people question whether a travel advisor is necessary or worth the money. Here are six reasons why we know consulting with a CSB Travel advisor is in your best interest!    Our Engagement When starting the planning process, we take the time to get to know our clients. We...

The World is Reopening: Where Can I Go?

As the world slowly reopens, US citizens are getting more options for vacation destinations for 2020 and beyond. If you’re set on international travel, we’ve compiled a list of countries and regions that have reopened with little to no regulations for tourists to enter. This list is ever-changing, so be sure to check the Center for Disease and Control’s travel page, US Department of State’s travel...

CSB Travel