My South African Adventure

My South African Adventure

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”  –  Ibn Battuta   I’ve always loved this quote, but even more so now that I’ve experienced South Africa. My recent visit was educational, inspiring, surprising, memorable and...
Beach Bliss in Barbados

Beach Bliss in Barbados

A recent survey of more than 70,000 travelers from around the world ranked Barbados as the #1 destination in terms of overall satisfaction. That is high praise indeed, given that the poll included more than 140 popular vacation spots, from the Caribbean to Africa,...
Best. Compliment. Ever.

Best. Compliment. Ever.

When Christina and Doug came back from their honeymoon to Belize, I was thrilled to hear that they had such a wonderful trip, and grateful that they took the time to send me such great, detailed feedback about the resort, the tours and the local restaurants. But what...
A Year in Review

A Year in Review

This has been a jam-packed travel year for me, but you won’t hear any complaints. The more, the merrier, as far as I’m concerned, because I collect new countries/hotels/experiences like a madwoman! By rough count, 2017’s travel adventures included:  five new...
Uh oh, Mom and Dad are on their way

Uh oh, Mom and Dad are on their way

When I was in college, waaaay back in the ’80s, studying abroad was not nearly as popular as it is right now. These days, it seems nearly every college student takes the opportunity to spend a semester in another country  — and why wouldn’t they!!...
Wine and Wienerschnitzel

Wine and Wienerschnitzel

I turned fifty this month, and had done a LOT of advance thinking about what I wanted to do to celebrate this milestone. The fact that it would involve travel was a given, but I just couldn’t decide where to go.  Until I received an invitation from AmaWaterways for a...
A Foodie Weekend in Music City

A Foodie Weekend in Music City

I love planning great big trips to far-flung destinations, but sometimes it’s the quick little getaways that sneak up and surprise you the most. Ashley wanted to plan a long-weekend “escape” to celebrate her husband’s birthday, and we worked...
Une Lune de Miel en France

Une Lune de Miel en France

From our initial meeting, I knew that Kayla and Eddie did not want a “cookie-cutter” honeymoon. They love food and wine, and local culture, and live music, and wanted to be able to explore a foreign country, with a little dash of warm weather and...
These are a few of my favorite things..

These are a few of my favorite things..

Mother/daughter getaways….Surprises….Italy…The Sound of Music….need I go on?  When Katrina contacted me to help put together a fabulous Italian adventure, and told me she wanted to surprise her mom Lori (a lifelong Sound of Music fan) with a...
Strangest. Souvenir. Ever.

Strangest. Souvenir. Ever.

Andrea definitely wins the prize for the most unusual “souvenir” from her Italian honeymoon!! And I absolutely love all the details she remembered to report back to me. My clients truly are the best 🙂 Hi Ann,   Eric and I got back last night and had a...