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Switzerland: Travel Tips for the Jungfrau Region

To say Switzerland is a beautiful country is an understatement — it is simply gorgeous! I spent 10 days exploring the Jungfrau region and then had stays in Lausanne and Geneva, traveling by train.   Get the scoop with these Switzerland Travel Tips below. Day Trips Jungfraujoch – the highest elevation in Europe with an […]

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 […]

Denver is a Great Family Destination!

My family recently spent a few days in Denver, and I was pleasantly surprised by what a fine city this would be for a family getaway.  The city itself is not large, so it’s really easy to get around on bikes, walking, using public transportation or your car.  The museums are fabulous:  Denver Art Museum, Museum […]

Using your cell phone internationally

Before you travel outside the US, please consider these tips for cell phone use! 1.  Call your service provider before you leave and confirm that your cell phone works globally at least for emergency calls and a few necessary text messages.  If you expect to use it for a few calls and text messages, get […]

Cash, Credit Cards and Tipping in Europe

Should I travel with local currency? Yes!  While some regular travelers are fine with finding an ATM upon arrival, my recommendation is to have some local currency when you arrive so you are prepared for any immediate cash needs.  Later in the trip, when you find a convenient ATM, you can replenish.  To get local currency, […]

Turks & Caicos Islands

Beach, spa and watersports lovers:  these islands are for you!  I recently traveled to the Turks & Caicos archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Bahamas and on the edge of the Caribbean, to see for myself the incredibly blue water and long, white sand beaches, indulgent spas, and secluded getaways frequented by […]

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

The Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island is a lovely resort on the north Florida coast near Jacksonville featuring full beach services, an elegant spa, an award-winning gourmet restaurant, fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, and a golf course right on property.  All rooms have a view of the ocean, either from the lead-in coastal view […]