April 29, 2020

LOOKING BACK AS A WAY FORWARD

I’ve been recently thinking about a May 2002 trip to Italy. It was my first European visit after 9/11, and my first EVER trip to Italy. […]
April 10, 2020

BEAUTIFUL BELIZE

I wanted to give you a few impressions about our fabulous trip to Belize before the memories fade. Bottom line: thank you for setting up such […]
March 5, 2020

PATAGONIA PERFECT

It was a really good trip, amazing scenery and we lucked out on the weather. Patagonia Camp was awesome!!! We loved the yurts, double sink in […]
February 11, 2020

AN AFRICAN SAFARI:  A SURPRISE TO THE SENSES

I brought my eyes and ears, nose and taste buds on my East Africa safari vacation. Using your five senses on a trip of a lifetime […]
January 31, 2020

AMAZING ELEPHANTS

Lake Manyara National Park is an often overlooked destination in Tanzania, generally a quick drive-by on the northern safari circuit. Situated between Tarangire National Park and […]
January 22, 2020

HANG TIME IN HAWAII

Thanks again for your help booking and planning this trip. We loved it! The catamaran/snorkeling trip with Sea Maui was top notch.  The crew was very […]
January 10, 2020

PORTUGAL WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

It was an absolutely amazing trip!  We have never splurged on a private driver before, and that was one of the best investments in this trip.  […]
January 3, 2020

A STRESS FREE FAMILY TRIP TO VIETNAM

Our trip truly was amazing! The kids were champs, and I think we’ve given at least one of them the travel bug. Despite a lot of […]
December 5, 2019

TRAVELING WITH KIDS MADE EASY

As a former kindergarten teacher, I have had many parents tell me that they are waiting to take a vacation until their kids get a little […]
May 5, 2017

HOW ABOUT RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO?

My brother recently bought a summer home in Ruidoso, New Mexico and he sent me this review to entice me to come for a visit: The […]
February 19, 2015

ARE YOU A MOSQUITO MAGNET?

Researchers claim that tall, fair-skinned people are most likely to be mosquito magnets as they offer more skin that is easier to penetrate. My fellow travelers […]
February 6, 2015

LENDING A HELPING HAND THROUGH TOURISM

Felipe Lopez is one of the owners of Autentico Tourism, the company that arranged the majority of the exciting adventures that we engaged in while we […]
November 20, 2014

TRAVEL GEAR FOR JUNGLE HIKING

Packing light was the name of the game with our G Adventures trip to Costa Rica.  As the name of the tour implies, “Trek Hidden Costa […]
October 9, 2014

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

The one memory that is emblazoned on my senses forever from our recent trip to Costa Rica was the ever-present sound of water. The first day’s […]
September 10, 2014

ADVENTURE TRIPS FOR PARENTS AND TEENS

My daughter Kitty with her new friends from the Costa Rica trip When my daughter and I showed up for the G Adventures informational meeting on […]
August 21, 2014

AN AMAZING SERIES OF FIRSTS

The author and her daughter on recent trip to Costa Rica One could argue that everything about the “Trek Hidden Costa Rica” tour that my daughter […]
July 11, 2014

PRE-TRIP JITTERS

I have pre-trip jitters. I am going to Costa Rica with my daughter this week and am feeling a bit nervous about the adventure ahead. I […]
June 12, 2014

DOES IT RAIN A LOT IN RAINY SEASON?

A gentleman called me the other day with this question, “If I go to Costa Rica during the rainy season, will it rain every day while […]

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