Sustainable Travel (and why you should care!)

I happen to have G Adventures on my mind.  That’s because I chose the company for my private group next May to hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu.  Bruce Poon Tip was a young man when he founded the company (back then it was GAP Adventures, but some other company decided he couldn’t use Continue Reading

A Honeymoon in Thailand

Is Thailand on your bucket list?  Consider this country for your honeymoon, even with the long flight from the US mainland.  There are pretty good connections through San Francisco and Los Angeles into Bangkok, and you will want to explore the cultural attractions here for at least a night or two before heading into the Continue Reading

Peru with G Adventures

Is Peru and the now famous UNESCO historic and spiritual site of Machu Picchu on your list of must-experience destinations?  I am SO excited to be hosting a private tour with one of my all-time favorite tour companies, G Adventures, to do the Inca Trail hike in May of 2019. I will be celebrating my Continue Reading

How to Choose Your Alaskan Cruise Adventure

The great land called Alaska is waiting to be explored.  An Alaska cruise-tour is by far the best way to experience this incredible land! I have had the pleasure of seeing Alaska by cruise twice, once with Celebrity from Vancouver and once with Norwegian from Seattle, and finally a self arranged land tour from Anchorage to Homer and Denali National Park.   I highly recommend Continue Reading

Hotel Xcaret in Riviera Maya Mexico

You might not think of Riviera Maya, Mexico as an adventure destination…well, think again!  It’s not my style to give a review of a hotel that I have not yet experienced.  In this case, I am breaking that rule because I am a travel professional who believes that both the Pacific and Yucatan areas of Continue Reading

National Parks the RV Way With Tracks and Trails

Have you ever wanted to explore in an RV?  It’s the perfect way to see the National Parks with your family!  Well, guess what?  Now there is a company you can trust to rent that awesome RV without driving all across the country to get there!  Think about it…why spend all the time and money Continue Reading

Venice, Italy in 48 Hours

Venice in the fall is lovely!  The sun sets early with a glorious glow.  The temperatures are cooler so that wandering about getting lost is much more pleasant.  The number of people jostling for the perfect photo op is lower, and that makes it easier to dine impromptu in a charming, off the beaten path Continue Reading

Florence: 3 days of Artful Fun

A visit to Italy often includes a stop in Florence and no matter your budget, travel style or personal interests you will find it a treasure chest of incredible beauty!  It must have the highest percentage of significant and exquisite artwork per square foot of any city in the world, and you needn’t be an Continue Reading

Los Cabos, Mexico: Desert Meets the Sea Adventure

Do you know Cabo in Mexico?  The desert meets the sea in this amazing destination on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.   I am a frequent visitor to the Playa Grande resort located just steps from the beautiful marina in Cabo San Lucas, and I always feel that I have come home when I Continue Reading