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, Ski.com, 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 […]

Let’s go skiing!

So, you want to take the kids skiing?  We waited until ours could put on their own boots and carry their own skis, and after a few warm-up trips on the East Coast (with way too much rain . . .), it was time to head west!  Our favorite family ski resort destination was Steamboat, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Andaz Spa Review by Guest Blogger

A visit to the Onda Spa was a true highlight of my visit to the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. From the minute I arrived and was greeted by a warm staff offering a cool towel and a cup of tea I knew I was in for a relaxing treat. I chose to have the Onda Cambio […]

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 […]