Los Angeles: A Beautiful Playground!

I love visiting my family in Los Angeles…the City of Angels.  My angelic granddaughter and two of my sons live there, so of course I want to be there as much as I possibly can.  Thanks, Delta, for all the frequent flyer miles I can earn by using your credit cards for both business and Continue Reading

St. Louis Fun in the Rain!

St. Louis is so much more than Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball,  but we made time to watch a little of both one soggy spring weekend.   The city and surrounding neighborhoods has more than enough to see and do…schedule your own weekend soon!  Here are just a few of the ways you might enjoy this Continue Reading

How to Celebrate a Milestone: Adventure Travel!

Are you or is someone you love going to celebrate a milestone in the near future?  Anniversary, birthday, graduation, retirement, landing that dream job?  There is no better way to celebrate than with an epic adventure.  Memories. You love to move, you have an amazing appetite for learning about our world…and your travel style reflects Continue Reading

Whitefish, Montana Mountain Resort: A Review

Whitefish, Montana is a little town near Glacier National Park.  You can take the train into nearby Kalispell, or you can fly (smaller jets only thus far, as I only saw one or two runways!).  They also have lots of guests drive from Canada, although this year has been a bit slow for that market Continue Reading

HELP! There’s Too Much Information!

Have you ever had that overwhelmed feeling of having too much information and not enough time to read it all, much less make a decision about it?  Do you just want to get off that hamster wheel and run like hell?  Guess what?  It is a real fact of life in my industry of travel Continue Reading

How to Pack Like a Pro

Every travel experience requires different clothing, for all the obvious reasons I won’t detail here.  Whether you are a novice traveler or you have circumnavigated the globe many times, it’s important to be organized in your packing skills.  Some travel often enough to have a toiletry bag loaded and on the ready for that last Continue Reading

Why Would I Book with a Travel Pro When I know What I Want?

After meeting someone for the first time and I share what my passion and profession is, the next comment is typically something like this: “I thought since it’s so easy to book online, all the travel agents went away!” My response? “Maybe the bad ones, but I have 17 years experience planning vacation experiences that Continue Reading

River Cruise: The New Ships of 2017

River cruising is BIG!  And it’s not just in Europe any more.  Think Asia, Africa and South America, too.  The class of 2017 newbies is diverse, to be sure.  You will find a boutique paddle wheeler and a boat designed specifically for multi-generational families.  Thanks to the December issue of Vacation Agent Magazine and Claudette Continue Reading

It’s WAVE Season: New Cruise Ships in 2017

There is a term in the travel industry for that time of year when more cruises are booked than any other…WAVE SEASON.  And it is NOW! Families and friends have lots of time together over the holidays, and they often speak about and begin to plan vacations for some quality time away from the many Continue Reading