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Top 10 Memories from Australia: From Koalas & Kangaroos to Seaplanes & Sailboats

Why is Australia is on most travelers’ bucket lists? Perhaps it’s because the island country is a sampler of the world’s best travel experiences: unique wildlife, remote wild places, energetic cities with great architecture, a distinct happy, welcoming culture, luxury hotels and resorts, beautiful agricultural areas, and a vibrant food and wine industry. And, due […]

Best places to stay in Jackson Hole

As a skier, Jackson, Wyoming, with its beautiful Teton Mountain range, has always been on my want-to-go list. I recently got to check it off after a trip with, one of my favorite partners for planning mountain vacations. I had a great time on the slopes and touring the town and ski village, especially […]

The Best Way to Tour Iceland!

Travelers in search of one of the world’s greatest adrenaline-filled adventures should consider a privately guided trip as the best way to tour Iceland.  Self-driving is very limiting, as you can only go where the roads go!  With your outdoor loving, big machine-junkie local guide, you’ll go where the tourists don’t, you’ll eat where Icelanders […]

Tourism is alive and well in Greece!

Despite financial issues, Greece remains a delightful vacation destination with easy travel logistics, acceptance of credit cards and cash, luxury hotels in great shape, fabulous restaurants, and a true love of country and culture. The Greeks are a proud people, eager to welcome you and make sure you enjoy your stay with them. I recently […]

How we plan a great trip to Africa

It’s hard to have a bad trip to Africa, and most travelers come home with good things to report back to their friends.  But often travelers are not aware of what they missed, or how much better it could have been.  By working with an experienced Africa expert, directly connected to top guides and tour […]

Why does everyone want to go to Iceland?

A photo essay of this other-worldly country “The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breathtaking, life-affirming natural sight every five minutes.  It’s totally exhausting.”  Steve Markely, Tales of Iceland   These photos just touch the surface of what awaits travelers to Iceland.  You’ll also find...

10 reasons why I love Costa Rica for families

1.  Nature!  Costa Rica has a very rich offering of biodiversity with several national parks featuring native and unique creatures and habitats such as beaches, jungles and cloud forests.  One of our favorite experiences was a night walk with lots of very loud frogs.  Our guide could “converse” with one of them!   2.  Ease […]

Let’s plan a great ski vacation!

Choosing a destination.  By combining my own ski travel experience with the expertise of my partner,, we can help you choose the right resort for your family or group. We will consider the variety of mountain terrain, ease of travel, local nightlife scene, lodging options, and local activities. I’ll ask, “How much skiing you wish […]

Ten Things to Love about Safari Travel

1.  Glorious baths and outdoor showers.  At the end of an exciting but dusty day, there’s nothing like a hot shower with only the star-filled African sky overhead.   2.  Inclusive Prices. Our preferred camps and lodges provide all meals and beverages, so you’ll be free from paying bills during travel.  In addition, I like to arrange […]

Seeing the Galapagos Islands by Sea

I recently explored the Galapagos Islands on Lindblad and National Geographics’s 100-passenger luxury expedition ship, the Endeavor.  It’s no ordinary vessel, and I hope to convince those that are skeptical about spending a week on a boat just how great it is! Welcome to the Galapagos!  This is Celso, one of our fabulous naturalist guides.  We […]