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 […]
April 27, 2017

CULINARY EXPLORATIONS

October 1, 2015

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

I once had a client say to me, “I want to stay in a hotel room that’s nicer than my own home.” I’ll call this a […]
May 15, 2014

TURKEY, PART 5 OF 5: TURKISH DELIGHTS

When traveling to someplace new I like to pay special close attention to the nuances and differences compared to the United States. Here are some that […]
May 12, 2014

TURKEY, PART 4 OF 5: THE HAMAM

A traditional Turkish bath is called a hamam and a visit was definitely on my to-do list. This was a small part of my trip yet […]
April 17, 2014

TURKEY, PART 2 OF 5: ISTANBUL

Our non-stop Dulles to Istanbul Turkish Airlines flight went off without a hitch. US passport holders need an electronic visa ($20USD) for Turkey which must be […]
April 10, 2014

TURKEY, PART 1 OF 5: IS IT SAFE?

If you’ve read any of my past blog posts you’ll know I’m a proponent of off season travel. My visit to Turkey in late November was […]
December 3, 2013

A CALL TO PRAYER

Istanbul is fascinating, vibrant and exotic. Everything I have expected, but so much more – and it can’t be properly described or photographed. You have to […]
November 21, 2013

EATING THROUGH ISTANBUL

Food and food culture is one of my favorite ways to learn about a new place, foreign or at home. On our first morning, bright and […]
November 15, 2013

TURKEY FOR TURKEY

Twice today I was asked, “Where’s your next big trip?” This query might come up a dozen times in any given month from clients and friends. […]

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