OPPORTUNITY TRAVEL Thinking Outside the Gift Box

December 14, 2018
From the desk of Barbara Perriello

A Gift to Treasure for a Lifetime
One of the most unique presents you can give

Dear Reader,
Finding someone… anyone… the perfect present is hard. I love picking out gifts for friends and family but I’m often left with a nagging feeling… did I choose the right thing?
Giving the gift of travel can make your holiday shopping easier and so much more meaningful…
And there’s a big, wide world out there… ready and waiting for you to share its beauty and wonder with that special someone.
My grandmother Bess loved discovering new places. She always told me to travel the world as much as possible and not wait until I was too old to enjoy it.
Her advice changed my life and laid out a path for my future.
When I was in high school and heading to Paris for the first time, she was right there at the airport for my send-off. I haven’t stopped traveling since!
Giving someone the gift of travel is one of the most wonderful things you can do. That gift will change their lives forever. And precious memories of their journey will always remind them of you.
Deciding how to gift someone with travel requires considerably more thought than buying a tie or a bathrobe. And the first thing you’ll need to do is consult with the recipient.
Yes, this spoils the surprise but ensures that your gift will be treasured.
Working with a travel professional can help you craft the trip of a lifetime… smooth your way through the details… and get the most out of your budget.
That’s where I come in.
Hi… my name is Barbara Perriello and I’m the Director of Opportunity Travel.
Many folks think of us as conference organizers or leading investment tours but in fact, we do quite a bit more than that. Since 1998, we’ve been creating customized luxury travel experiences for individuals and families.
With that in mind… I’d like to help you create that ideal gift of adventure. Let me begin with a few ideas to inspire you…
Make a dream come true

Cross one off their bucket list with an “off-the-map” adventure… like exploring the “coolest” continent on Earth – Antarctica! Tourism there is on the rise and unique experiences, like polar snorkeling with penguins and seals, watching a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse (December 4, 2021), running a marathon (sells out three years in advance), and many more thrilling adventures await the intrepid traveler.
Another ‘do before I die’ favorite is an all-star safari adventure that sets down in Africa’s unforgettable parks and reserves. Luxury-class travelers can expect to be pampered and cared for every step of the way, dining privately in wild locations, exploring private game reserves all while staying in elegant private lodges.
Think India – a land of remarkable diversity. Not the chaotic huge cities but instead the tropical, south-western coastline of Kerala. Gorgeous beaches… scenic backwaters… tea, coffee and spice plantations in the mountains… lush forests… national parks home to elephants, tigers and monkeys – all can be found in this laid-back atmosphere.

Who doesn’t love the Caribbean?

Vivid blues and greens graced with sugar sand beaches… shimmering reefs and high mountain peaks… salsa, reggae and pirate hideouts. The Caribbean has it all and so much more. Accommodations range from high-rise hotels on the world’s top beaches to pampered luxury in secluded boutique villas… and everything in between. Everyone on your gift list dreams about these fabulous island destinations.

Experience the romance of the rails – from natural wonders to ancient kingdoms

South America’s first luxury sleeper train glides from Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, to Machu Picchu and across the lofty Andean plains to the white city of Arequipa. Richly appointed 1920s Pullman-style carriages capture the glamour of a bygone world with elegance and old-fashioned charm, and take in Peru’s spectacular highlights en route.
Or travel by train in exquisite style through the heart of Southeast Asia along the legendary Silk Road. From stunning architecture to wondrous landscapes, it’s a remarkable adventure through the ancient world, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.

Show your spouse or parents how special they are

Treat them to a picture-perfect second honeymoon steeped in sumptuous luxury and balmy trade winds. Sail off to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific… where palm-fringed islands, turquoise lagoons, snow-white beaches and verdant tropical foliage are just the beginning. Beneath the ocean’s surface is another world, equally rich, with myriad marine life and colorful coral reefs.
“Glamping” – short for glamorous camping – is a popular and growing travel trend in the U.S. and around the world. It pairs destinations with the intimacy of camping and five-star luxury – the ultimate realization of ‘disconnect to reconnect’.

Take luxury to another dimension

Immerse them in nature with eco-luxury in the treetops. A rejuvenating spa and wellness center await… situated in a lush tropical forest offering dramatic panoramas of the Pacific coastline and its own private beach cove. World-class surfing is at the doorstep… along with endless options for a tranquil, unplugged getaway.

Family vacations with real life experiences

What greater gift than opening up the world to your children? My three kids have been traveling with me since they were little more than babies. Their first trip outside the U.S. took us to Belize when they were ages three, five and seven. Next we went to Honduras, Portugal, Spain and Canada before my oldest hit ten. Today, as adults they have great memories and a broader, more realistic view of the world.
After a trip to Roatan where my son Nick played soccer with local kids, he returned home and immediately packed up all the old cleats in our garage for me to take on my next trip… because most of the kids there didn’t have shoes.
The lessons learned are priceless.

To give you an idea of just how special the gift of travel can be, listen to what some of our clients have told us…

We have to thank Barb Perriello for so many things! She makes traveling a pleasure with her professionalism mixed with her heart-and-soul love of what she does. She is so excited in sharing her vast knowledge and experience for making accommodations and details, and every aspect of a trip the very best possible memory for all! She has planned several trips for my husband and me, and also two family trips for us.
The trip to China with son, daughter-in-law, and four grandsons was absolutely perfect in every way, from flights, hotels and guide to activities that even teenage boys enjoyed! We actually made a lifetime friend of the contact in China. Wouldn’t think of using anyone other than Barb to plan a trip for me!  —J. Jackson

Marc Lichtenfeld, The Oxford Club’s Chief Income Strategist sent us this wonderful note following his family vacation in Italy…

Barb created the trip of a lifetime for my family and me. Our two weeks in Italy were fantastic. Barb was easy to work with, listening to what we wanted and made great suggestions. We wanted to take a trip that my kids would remember for the rest of their lives. Mission accomplished. Thanks for creating amazing memories, Barb!

Bill A. is a life-long world traveler with a keen appreciation for beautiful hotels and architecture, fine dining, great service… and those exceptional experiences that seasoned journeyers treasure.
He was looking for a unique experience with his son. Bill also wanted to include Buenos Aires (on his list of top five cities in the world) and their shared passion for horses and skiing… and in August to boot!

“Barbara Perriello has a way of arranging trips that make it personal and yet loads of fun and adventure. With her guidance, you get the best picture of where you’re visiting. We had the most wonderful trip. Her guides met us at every destination, and cared for us in every way. Our city hotels were the best and one in fact, was in my opinion the most beautiful in the world.
We visited a hacienda on the Pampas and it was such fun being real-life Argentine “gauchos” for a few days. We also went skiing at Ushaia in the Patagonia region, at the southernmost tip of South America… literally the “end of the world”.

It’s totally appropriate to gift yourself too!
From beginning to end, Opportunity Travel will work with you to create that perfect gift… or your own fantasy adventure.
Specially-trained guides, private transfers, fascinating tours and a comfortable bed at the end of the day are all part of our special brand of service.
Be Inspired! Change someone’s life this holiday season by giving them an opportunity to see the world…
And why not join them yourself?
Call us today and let us help you plan your travel gift… an experience that will last a lifetime.
Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season,

Barbara Perriello, Director
Opportunity Travel
P.S. Opportunity Travel has two exclusive tours coming up…
2019 Southeast Asia Tour 
Chiang Mai, Thailand – Penang, Malaysia
February 24 – March 3, 2019
You’re invited to join us in this exciting, welcoming part of the world. Over the course of eight fun-filled daysyou’ll get the chance to explore some of Southeast Asia’s most alluring attractions while enjoying exotic scenery, great food and luxurious, world-class accommodations. Together we’ll experience Chiang Mai, Thailand – “The Rose of the North” with its rich cultural history, incredible culinary scene, and gorgeous surrounding countryside. From there we’ll venture down to Penang, Malaysia – “The Jewel of the Orient” and explore its magical blend of tropical scenery, the awe-inspiring sights, dining on tasty and exotic local cuisine, and stay at one of Malaysia’s most luxurious beachfront resorts.
Get the details here.
Opportunity Travel’s South America Expedition 
Uruguay & Argentina – November 2019
One of our most popular tours! Come November 2019 and once again we’ll be heading south to Uruguay and Argentina where we’ll show you so much more than the wonders these countries are known for. We’d love to have you join us!
Tantalizing wines, fabulous farm to table dining and sensuous tango are just a small snippet of what we have in store. Add to that our unique brand of personal service, luxury hotels and “boots on the ground” experts. Find out for yourself why our past attendees return again and again.
P.P.S. Will you be joining us next July in Vancouver for the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium 2019? Let me help you plan a pre or post-conference tour… an unforgettable summer vacation in this world-class city and recreation area. Now’s the time to book Alaska cruises or a Canadian Rockies train trip to must-see destinations like Banff, Jasper National Park, and Lake Louise. These travel hot spots fill up quickly so it’s a good idea to make your reservations well in advance.
For more information about any of our events or expeditions, simply give us a call right now at 1-800-926-6575 or +561-243-6276, OR send us an email at
Where We’re Headed Next

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Can you retire where you live now on $1,500 – $2,000 a month? You can easily do that in Panama, where most everything—from rent to health insurance and medical care—costs far less than you’re likely paying now. And you’ll love the climate. Discover how to live the retirement of your dreams in Panama.
Get more details here…

Join us in Bangkok from 21-23 February and put your overseas dream on the fast track. Give us two-and-a-half days…and we’ll give you everything you need to put yourself on the path to the good life. Reserve your place now and save $200.
Go here for the full details

Opportunity Travel’s
Southeast Asia Tour to Thailand & Malaysia
February 24-March 3, 2019

Post-Tour Following International Living’s
2019 Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference
Bangkok, Thailand – February 21-23

Since we’ll be right here in beautiful Bangkok for the IL conference, we’ve designed an exclusive, fun-filled post conference tour that’s a first class, luxurious journey. You’ll get a chance to see firsthand why travelers and expats alike simply love everything about Thailand and Malaysia. Get full details about this exclusive expedition and guarantee yourself a spot – but you’ll have to act fast, only 20 spaces are available. Call me at 800 926 6575 or +561 243 6276, or email at

The Oxford Club’s 21st Annual Investment U Conference
March 28-31, 2019 – The Vinoy Renaissance Resort

Every spring, The Oxford Club hosts its biggest event of the year –the Annual Investment U Conference. For this signature event, we spare no expense to bring you the latest and greatest from the investing world as well as a real no-nonsense look into the markets.
Throughout this event, you’ll discover dozens of profitable ideas from our team of expert analysts, as well as investment insights from more than two dozen of the industry’s top economists and investment minds.
Join us as we celebrate more than two decades of success and tremendous profit opportunities brought to life through this premier event. Year-after-year – we’ve seen the ideas shared here soar to great heights and we are thrilled to see what’s in store next.
For more information on this event, and to reserve your spot today, click hereIf you have any questions about the event, please email us at or call us at +443.708.9411.

Money Map Press presents…

The Black Diamond Conference
Delray Beach Marriott – April 4-6, 2019

Now Accepting Registrations – Act Now & Save

Our next Money Map Press event will take place at one of the most beautiful oceanfront hotels in Florida… the Delray Beach Marriot. Escape with us to Florida’s sun-drenched beaches and take in all that this hip and happening town has to offer.
Money Map’s gurus will share all the tools, techniques and strategies that made them fortunes… and they’ll show you how to attain “the good life” for yourself. Right now for a very limited time, you have the opportunity to experience this exclusive event at a discounted rate.
Go here for full details and registration

Sprott Natural Resource Symposium 2019
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – July 30-August 2, 2019

Plan your 2019 vacation now – we’ll be happy to help you!
Get the lowest price possible for this popular, long-running conference that just keeps getting better year after year!
Join our chairman and personal host, Rick Rule in the heart of downtown Vancouver for this sell-out event. It’s not too soon to claim your Advance Pricing discount!
Click here for details. You really can’t beat this offer!
For more information about any of these events or expeditions, simply give us a call right now at 800 926 6575 or 561 243 6276, OR send us an email at

Uruguay & Argentina – November 2019
Opportunity Travel’s South America Expedition
Call now to get your name on the list!

One of our most popular tours! Come November 2019 and once again we’ll be heading south to Uruguay and Argentina where we’ll show you so much more than the wonders these countries are known for. We’d love to have you join us!
Tantalizing wines, fabulous farm to table dining and sensuous tango are just a small snippet of what we have in store. Add to that our unique brand of personal service, luxury hotels and “boots on the ground” experts. Find out for yourself why our past attendees return again and again.
Call now to get your name on the list – 1-800-926-6575 or +561-243-6276OR send us an email at

For more information about our tours or conferences, please contact, Barbara Perriello or Michelle Sedita at Opportunity Travel by email at or by phone at +561.243.6276 or toll-free at +800.926.6575.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this e-mail should be considered personalized investment advice. Although our employees may answer your general customer service questions, they are not licensed under securities laws to address your particular investment situation. No communication by our employees to you should be deemed as personalized investment advice. In the interest of full disclosure: Opportunity Travel may receive commissions from any property sales made during any of its trips. And, as a travel agency, we often receive a commission from hotels when we book rooms for our tours and conferences.
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