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Who you’ll meet in the Galapagos Islands

Why are the Galapagos Islands so special?  Yes, they are wild and natural, featuring a rich geological history with beautiful scenery, beaches and unusual landforms.  These features alone make them a great destination. But, because there are no natural predators, human or animal, the endemic creatures, some found only in the Galapagos, are not in competition with each other for […]

Punta Islita in Costa Rica

Set on a lush hillside canyon in a remote oceanfront location, with much of the surrounding land a part of the property, Punta Islita is an opportunity to experience a more authentic version of Costa Rica, but still enjoy luxury accommodations, gourmet fresh, local cuisine, stunning views, a beautiful spa, and several on-property or nearby […]

Peru’s Amazon River Basin Expedition

There are only a few places left in the world where you can spend a week away from newspapers, television, cell phones and the internet, and the Amazon River Basin in Peru is one of them.  A cruise on the Ucayali and Maranon rivers, which form the borders of the 5-million acre Pacaya-Samaria National Reserve […]

The Springs Resort, Arenal, Costa Rica

Having sent many families to this resort with beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano, I wanted to see it for myself, so I planned a quick trip to check it out.  There are many nice properties in the area, but this one is the first choice for families wanting a full-service resort experience.  All the […]

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, MT

It just doesn’t get any better than this for a western-style, fun-filled family vacation!  There are dude ranches, and then there is The Ranch at Rock Creek.  As a Relais & Chateaux property, the Ranch is a full-service, 5-star resort located outside of Missoula, Montana, offering incredibly beautiful scenery and accommodations, gourmet meals, a great […]

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

This very special property is a must-stay either before or after safari in East Africa.  Its country estate atmosphere is a purely delightful place to relax and unwind after a long journey either to Africa, or post-safari.  You’ll feel as though you’ve joined a private house party as your dinner is served by candlelight with […]

Snowmobiling to the Arctic Circle

For the most adventurous, there are trips out there for you!  These gents have traveled the world experiencing the most unusual and exhilarating activities.  I was thrilled to plan with them a custom snowmobiling adventure across Canada’s Baffin Island to the Arctic Circle.  In addition to enjoying other-worldly landscapes, these guys went iceberg scuba diving […]

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica is a very popular destination for nature and adventure-loving families seeking an active vacation combined with some downtime at the beach.  Easy flight connections through major hubs ease the travel time to the land of monkeys, exotic birds, cloud forests, and six active volcanos.  There is a lot to see in this country, […]

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