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

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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

Emilia Romagna: The Authentic Italy!

Writing about interesting travel experiences is a job that I do not take for granted.  Being your Active Travel Pro comes with responsibilities that I take very seriously!  One of these is sharing my adventures with you so that you might imagine yourself in a far off land, immersing yourself in the culture and fully Continue Reading

Bologna, Italy Foodie Fun!

One year ago I visited Italy for the third time, my first in the Emilia Romagna region.  While attending a conference with other travel professionals, I fell in love with the area.  Part of my love affair was with the beauty of the land and its incredible Roman history.  I also loved the richness of Continue Reading

When Travel Plans Change: Remaining Calm in the Storm

It’s inevitable, or Murphy’s Law, or something like that!  And while it is definitely not in my nature to expect the worst, it is surely helpful when best-laid travel plans go awry to remain calm in the face of that storm. Hurricanes have fascinated me since I was  little girl, standing hand in hand in Continue Reading

An Active France Itinerary: 5 Days of Fun Part II

France truly made me happy.  I loved this adventure immensely.  It was almost spiritual walking around the corner from the Best Western Latin Quarter Pantheon to the historic piazza on our last morning in Paris, and we found the streets empty of tourists while we enjoyed our cafe at the lovely le Comptoir de Pantheon.   Continue Reading