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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 […]

Private Guided Tours of Normandy, France

As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches in 2019, tourism and memorial focus will be high and privately guided tours of Normandy, France is one of our specialties. Using our travel expertise gained from trips to the region and local contacts, we make these privately guided trips meaningful and enriching for you and your family. Here’s […]

Luxury Hotels in Anguilla

With stunning luxury hotels on white-sand beaches, friendly locals, charming beachfront rum shacks, and gourmet ocean-side restaurants, Anguilla is as perfect as Caribbean islands get. Fly into St. Martin, take a quick luxury ferry ride, and voila: you’re in paradise!  Better yet, fly private charter to Anguilla’s local airport. There are several luxury hotels in […]

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 […]

St. Barths’: France, with sand and palm trees

Ah… St. Barth’s. It’s France transplanted to the Caribbean: long white beaches and impossibly blue waters…croissants, cheeses, and fabulous wine…infinity pools at villas high in the hills and elegant oceanfront hotel rooms…gourmet meals with your feet in the sand…fashion shows and handsome waiters with French accents… Je suis enchante! Here is my rep...

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 […]