From Waikiki to Wallabees

I’m sure many of us have taken advantage of a work commitment (conference, training, out of town meeting, etc.) to tack on some extra vacation time for ourselves…but my client Selina really did it right! Since she was going to be in Hawaii for a...

Making Memories in Mexico

 There is nothing better than getting a note from a client telling me what an amazing time they had on their vacation, and thanking me for helping them make such a great choice of destination and resort 🙂  This is why I do what I do, and this is why everyone should...

Not your grandmother’s “bus tour”

There are lots of misconceptions out there about escorted tours — including the idea that they are too regimented, that they only appeal to the elderly, and that they are too broad (rushing through multiple countries in a week). Today’s guided tours defy...

The ultimate family vacation

Ever thought about a multi-generational vacation? Wondering what kind of a trip would appeal to everyone from Grandma/Grandpa down to the youngest grandchildren? Read on! My clients just returned from a fantastic multi-generational trip that combined Seattle and...

Confessions of an all-inclusive virgin

I just got back from a visit to Punta Cana, and my trip report (with photos of all the resorts that I toured) will be ready soon.  In the meantime, I have a very interesting blog post from my travel companion, my sister Kate. Kate is a busy mother of two little girls,...

My investment strategy

I don’t live in a fancy house, or drive a fancy car, and you’re much more likely to find me shopping in TJ Maxx than in Nordstroms, but my family is rich in something that matters much more to me than material possessions – and that is experiences. My kids have...