Dori

Dori

Dori was bit by the travel bug at a very early age and with 35+ countries stamped in her passport, her next destination was always in sight before ever landing back home. She has been active in the travel industry since the early '90s, constantly innovating with the changing travel trends. Dori is responsible for the day to day operations of the Travel Specialists division, as well as an expert in luxury travel and destination weddings.

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In a nutshell

  • Most memorable travel experience: My most memorable travel experience was bringing my aunt to South Africa for her 50th birthday. Africa is a wonderland for a sensory over load.
  • My top 3 favorite resort destinations: Maldives, Cook islands, Mexico.
  • My favorite resort: Karumba Maldives, Sea change villas Cook Islands, Paradisus la perla Mexico.
  • Why is it my favorite: Karumba:Not a far transfer from the airport, amazing food, Stunning waters, great lounge music throughout the resort variety of room categories, fantastic snorkeling.
    Cook islands:Amazing location, Gracious owners, Stunning views, great service.
    Mexico:Incredible food, Relaxing vibe, Great staff, the impeccable grounds.
  • Travel Advice I can give to anyone: Always check in 24hrs prior even in destination it saves you a lot of potential hassle or even prevents you from getting bumped off a flight if it is over sold.
  • Where I'm planning to go next: Argentina in April.
  • People in the office know me to be very: Entertaining, Knowledgeable, Supportive and Honest.

Where I've Been

USA: Arizona, New York City, New Orleans, Florida, Los Angeles, Maui, Hawaii.
Asia: Dubai, Maldives, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Chang Mai, Seoul, Hokkaido, Pankor Laut, Singapore, Cebu, Boraccay, Hong Kong.
Caribbean and South: Mexico - Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Hualtaco, Cabo San Lucas; Costa Rica; Peru - Machu Pichu, Lima; Bolivia - La Paz, Copacabana; Cuba - Havana, Varadero; Bahamas - Nassau; Jamaica - Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios; Dominican Republic - Punta Cana, Sosua.
Australia & New Zealand: Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, Whitsundays, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Auckland, Wellington, Rotorura, Christchurch, Queenstown.
Africa: Capetown, Durban, Kruger Park, Zimbabwe, Botswana.
French Polynesia: Bora Bora, Moorea, Papette.
Europe: London, Edinburgh, Wales, Bologna, Venice, Rome, Naples, Tuscany, Cannes, Santorini, Dubrovnik, Barcelona, Marbella, Cook Islands, Fiji.

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My Blog

Jan 20, 2016

#WeddingWednesdays: The New Hyatt Ziva Cancun

The stunning pier along the Hyatt Ziva Cancun (Photo courtesy of Susan at Escapes)

The stunning pier along the Hyatt Ziva Cancun (Photo courtesy of Susan at Escapes)

We know that having a unique and one-of-a-kind wedding is something that couples desire. When you step foot at the brand new Hyatt Ziva Cancun, you can be assured that "unique" and "one-of-a-kind" are things that the property can effortlessly achieve.

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Dec 10, 2015

Los Cabos: definitely the Best of Both Worlds

Dori (pictured on right) enjoying the great beaches of Los Cabos with a few friends! (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Dori (pictured on right) enjoying the great beaches of Los Cabos with a few friends! (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

One of the things that set Escapes.ca apart from other travel companies is that our team is comprised of travelers. We’ll give you candid and honest insight about a variety of destinations, because we’ve been there- not because we’ve Googled it.

This rings true for our Destination Wedding Specialist, Dori. She has literally visited EVERY nook and cranny of the globe. It’d be easier to ask her the question, “Where have you NOT traveled to?”

Worldly knowledge aside, Dori adds a daily dose of sass here at Escapes HQ. She’s the coolest, funniest, wittiest, and knows how to vacay better than anyone at Escapes.

What would we do without her?!

All things retro can be found in this stunning beaches (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

All things retro can be found on these stunning beaches (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Nothing but Palm Trees and blue skies in Los Cabos (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Nothing but Palm Trees and blue skies in Los Cabos (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

The colors are vibrant everywhere in Los Cabos! (Photos by Dori at Escapes)

The colors are vibrant everywhere in Los Cabos! (Photos by Dori at Escapes)

We asked her to sound off on her destination of choice and it’s no surprise that she chose the stunning yet rugged destination of Los Cabos Mexico. This is what she has to say:

What I love most about Cabo is that it offers so much more beyond the resort.

You can explore so many little nooks and crannies all along the Baja.

I recently had the pleasure of driving up to La Paz. Unfortunately I missed the Whale Shark season. But I did come across an amazing roadside cantina that hosts magnificent art and music.

The colorful cityscapes of San Jose del Cabo (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

The colorful cityscapes of San Jose del Cabo (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Los Cabos at dusk (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Los Cabos at dusk (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

There are a plethora of bonuses about this desert oasis. While there are a lot of all-inclusive resorts found along the strip, a lot of the hotels are not all-inclusive, so you can access them to have a drink or a bite to eat. I was fortunate enough to catch the sunset while tucked away in a rock cut on the Pacific Ocean while I dined on scallops caught that day. An experience like that is hard to come by with any other destination!

The next day, I popped into a hotel of the stars, for a quick peek at their new art installations. Unfortunately I was about a year late running into Adam Levine and his wedding party. Fingers crossed I’ll run into them next year on their anniversary.

So please keep in mind when you are planning your destination wedding, or traveling with a group and you are worried that your guests will be bored “stuck in resort all week,” trust me…they will never be bored when they’re in San Jose del Cabo.

Relaxing by the poolside...can't get any better than that! (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Relaxing by the poolside...can't get any better than that! (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

An oasis awaits you in Cabo san Lucas (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

An oasis awaits you in Cabo San Lucas (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Fantastic accommodations await you in Los Cabos (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Fantastic accommodations await you in Los Cabos (Photo by Dori at Escapes)

Without a doubt, there are a TON of things to do around the destination. But amongst all of this, I have to admit, there is nothing sweeter than spending a day out exploring, than coming back to the resort (all covered in dust and sun kissed) and walking into your crystal clear pool, swimming up to the bar, and ordering a nice cold cerveza.

Ahhh heaven.

Hitting the road to the great beyond (Photo by Dori)

Contact Dori if you’re interested in jet-setting and having your wedding on the breathtaking destination of Los Cabos.

   
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