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Brownell selected as LEXLeader by Linblad Expeditions

New York, NY (October 16, 2006)  Brownell Travel has been named among the top 100 travel agencies by Lindblad Expeditions. The small-ship expedition travel company recently launched its new LEXLeaders campaign, designed for their top travel agencies nationwide. Agencies were selected based on production, consistency, and potential for future growth with Lindblad. “The main goal… Read More >

Napa Valley: Top 10 Restaurants

The French Laundry: This Thomas Keller restaurant is considered to be the number one in the world by chefs and foodies alike. This small and extremely sought after restaurant is also the most challenging to book, so be sure to mention it to your Brownell Advisor if you want to experience this locale so we… Read More >

Post Ranch Inn: California’s Hidden Treasure

This experience comes from Sarah Martiniak, David Ourisman’s assistant. See below for her colorful description and photos of a very special Inn sitting on the edge of California’s Golden Coast. We have sent a handful of clients to Post Ranch Inn. On several trips along the California Coastline, I noticed the sign for property, and was… Read More >

A ‘grand’ golf weekend at THE GRAND DEL MAR

by Debbie Fairvalley A ‘west coast swing’ took me to The Grand Del Mar this past weekend for a travel industry golf tournament. All I can say is “WOW”! WOW to the great golf, WOW to the fabulous accommodations, WOW to the magnificent food and wine, and WOW to the friendly staff and folks at… Read More >

Sunny Side Up at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Over New Year’s 2010-2011 weekend I was fortunate enough to stay at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. The resort sits above the Pacific and has incredible views out to Catalina Island and is a stunning location to watch the sun set. It is halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles and would be a great… Read More >