My Story

 Welcome to The Better Journey! My name is Vivian Foo-Stanton, as a mother of three, a former executive and an avid jetsetter, I decided to take my passion for traveling and start this company as a way to share my love for adventure. I am committed to helping you create and design your perfect trip experience. By utilizing a wealth of personal travel for both pleasure and executive-business, I offer bespoke itineraries to make your journey into one of a lifetime. Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it!

To get started, tell me a little about yourself and all that you hope for in a trip by returning the Create Your Better Journey form or you may contact me at vfs@thebetterjourney.com for any questions that you may have.  Please allow 48-72 hours for us to come back with a proposal!

 

Just to name a few….

10+ DREAM Destinations

ADVENTURE

South Africa

South Africa

South Africa, officially named the Republic of South Africa, is often known as the “rainbow nation” with vast multicultural diversity. Stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean there is nowhere else in the world where you can experience the nature and adventure anywhere close to that of South Africa. Let me guide you and take you on a trip through Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls and more!

BEACH

FIJI

FIJI

Known for luxury and breathtaking views, let Fiji be your next beach destination! Located in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji has an impressive 333 tropical islands. The white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush jungles, secluded waterfalls and abundant wildlife offer a dream escape for couples, families, divers or anyone simply looking to relax. With countless private islands, 5-star resorts, spas, culinary treats and outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

SEYCHELLES

SEYCHELLES

Seychelles, a true paradise! A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean just east of Africa. There are 43 Inner Islands (Granitic Seychelles) that make up the majority of Seychelle’s culture, trade and tourism industries – most notably, Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. The 72 Outer Islands (Coralline Seychelles) that lay beyond the Seychelles plateau are much more remote and offer untouched habitats that contain many species of wildlife.

CULTURE

BALI

BALI

Bali, a piece of our world unlike any other. It is a province of Indonesia best known for its forested volcanic mountains, enchanting rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. It is also the only province in Indonesia with a Hindu-majority population. Located within the Coral Triangle, Bali is part of the most biodiverse area that contains over 500 different marine species – about seven times as many as in the entire Caribbean!
Bali is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats, diverse art forms and distinct Balinese cuisine. It’s innovative performing arts culture, whether it be at temple festivals or private ceremonies, is not to be missed. Bali encompasses a truly magical experience for visitors from all over the world.

BHUTAN

BHUTAN

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a remote country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas. Its serene landscapes range from lush subtropical plains to subalpine Himalayan mountains in the north, including the world’s highest unclimbed mountain, Gangkhar Puensum. Bhutan is also known for its rich traditions and unique culture due to its long-standing isolation from other countries until the mid-20th century. Together with Bhutan’s diverse wildlife and its largely untouched landscapes, Bhutan has also been known as “The Last Shangri-La”.

FOOD & WINE

HONG KONG

HONG KONG

Hong Kong (香港 Heūng Góng in Cantonese, meaning Fragrant Harbor) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. As a result of its Cantonese Chinese background and having been under British colonization, Hong Kong is an international hub that offers diversity unlike any other city in the world. Originating from small farming and fishing villages, it is clear that Hong Kong has become one of the world’s most significant financial centers and 7th largest trading entity. The territory and its continually growing number of towering skyscrapers surround the breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbor. With it’s unique history, Hong Kong has become what many people from all over the world call “home”, leading Hong Kong to proudly proclaim itself as  “Asia’s World City”.

PARIS

PARIS

Paris, “The City of Lights”, is on everyone’s bucket list and for good reason! Every year, the undeniable ambiance, romance and allure of this city draws millions of visitors from around the world. Take a stroll down the cobbled pathway alongside the River Seine, stop to take in the endless Rococo- and Neoclassic architecture, and visit Paris’ many world-class museums. Love to shop? Be sure to visit the biggest designers on the Champs Élysées or check out the boutiques in Le Marais. Plan a day trip to Versailles Palace, or enjoy the simplicity of wandering the city with a delicious street crepe in-hand and of course, take in the breathtaking views atop (and of) the Eiffel Tower. The list goes on and on! You truly can’t go wrong with the city Ernest Hemmingway so fondly recalled as one of “many splendors”.

SECLUSION

MALDIVES

MALDIVES

Officially known as the Republic of Maldives, this Asian country is located in the Arabian Sea. The Maldive islands sit on a vast submarine mountain range called the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge featuring one of the largest expanses of undisturbed reefs in the Indian Ocean. This makes the Maldives one of the most popular locations for scuba diving and snorkeling. From swimming alongside manta rays, to diving with sharks, to even exploring a few underwater wrecks, the Maldives has it all. The Maldives has also become a popular destination for surfers over recent years. With pristine white sand beaches combined with the clear-blue warm waters of the Indian ocean, the Maldives continues to be a popular destination for couples, families and those looking for adventure!

SANTORINI

SANTORINI

Santorini, you’ll never want to leave this piece of paradise! This volcanic island lies in the heart of the Aegean Sea and is one of the most popular of the Cyclades “Circular Islands”. The breathtaking views of the rugged landscape draped with whitewashed homes that surround the caldera is more picturesque than a dream. Due to the volcanic nature of the island, wineries are also a popular experience for many people visiting Santorini. The way grapes are grown and the unique pruning of wreath-shaped vines produce unforgettable and delicious wines. From the stunning Greek architecture, to the fine dining and wine, to yachting around the caldera, Santorini offers an experience that can’t be missed!

Spiritual

India

India

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country filled with beauty, charisma and adventure. I truly enjoy and appreciate the rich culture, history and extreme diversity found in India. From the artistic palaces and forts, to the magnificent nature and wildlife, and to its one of a kind traditions and astonishing religious repetitions, there are countless unique opportunities to experience!

Israel

Israel

Israel is a country uniquely positioned at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa. Whether you are going for birthright, a bar or bat mitzvah, or just to take in the religious history, there is so much to see and learn each time you visit. Israel is filled with biblical history, unique opportunities and an abundance of religious sites that are astonishing!

TRANQUILITY

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica, or “rich coast” in Spanish, is a destination for adventure and wildlife that lives up to its name. The country demonstrates its dedication to preserving the environment through its balance of green energy, both wind and hydro.

Because of these beautiful outdoor spaces, there are a wide range of activities and places to explore including surfing, yoga, bat-filled caves, volcanoes, hiking, biking, and even zip lining. With all the fun this country has to offer you won’t ever want to leave!

VENICE

VENICE

Venice, located in northeastern Italy, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world whose splendor will take your breath away with its’ unique canals, distinctive heritage, architectural magnificence and stunning artwork.

Also known as the “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Masks, “City of Bridges” and “The Floating City”, it’s an experience not to be missed in your lifetime. The Venetian Lagoon and the city of Venice are also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TROPICAL

LANGKAWI

LANGKAWI

Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah (in Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah), is a group of 99 islands that lays in the Andaman Sea off coast of northwestern Malaysia. Langkawi is full of scenic beaches, paddy fields, jungle-clad hills and towering limestone karsts. Langkawi was also given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Three of its main conservation areas are Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism areas within Langkawi Geopark. The many wonders found throughout Langkawi will be an adventure you’ll never forget!

MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS

The Republic of Mauritius (French: République de Maurice), is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean almost entirely surrounded by vibrant coral reefs. This tropical paradise is known for its beautiful lagoons, stunning beaches and radically shaped volcanic mountains. Take a day to relax on some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, visit the beautifully restored plantation mansions or make a stop to admire the Hindu shrines found throughout the island. The list goes on and on – dolphin safaris, rum distilleries, sand dunes, Creole-French cuisine, and visiting the abundant national parks filled with exotic animals and plants. Your Mauritius adventure is one of infinite possibilities.

VIBRANT

ISTANBUL

Istanbul

Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous and vibrant city in Turkey. The transcontinental city in Eurasia is full of history and is a great place for all art lovers to enjoy. Though I generally don’t mention any specific hotels in my newsletters, I recently spent two incredible weeks at the Park Hyatt and couldn’t resist! From arriving to a warm greeting at the gate, to fast track arrangements and an upgrade to their beautiful terrace suite, this centrally located hotel far exceeded my expectations. Istanbul also has great food and dining options with dishes that will leave you craving for more!

TOKYO

Tokyo

Tokyo never ceases to amaze me and I believe it is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It has a mixture of ancient traditions and unconventional trendiness. From the world’s latest technology with mind-blowing concepts, robot restaurants, karaoke and video game parlors to unimaginable food creations, exquisite shopping, restaurants and nightlife, there is no better place for you to explore and enjoy!

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