Why Not?

Why Not?

Katie thought she was being a little bit “extra” with her request for a honeymoon that included a cruise AND an all-inclusive resort, but I said “why not??”  As long as we could make the dates work, it sounded like a fabulous idea to me. As you...
A Hui Hou, Hawaii

A Hui Hou, Hawaii

Hawaii has a mythical, mystical power over people. I can attest to it myself  —  I made what I thought would be my one “bucket list’ trip to the islands in 2014, went back again in 2016, and am headed there again in about two months (for what i am...
How Do We Top This?

How Do We Top This?

Is there anything more gratifying for a travel planner than to have a client come back from an anniversary trip and say “we have no idea how we’ll possibly top this next year“?? Dana and Kevin clearly loved their anniversary “escape” to...
Croatia is calling

Croatia is calling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s no secret that Croatia is hot, hot, hot these days! It appeals to beach-lovers, history buffs, foodies, outdoorsy adventurers and romantics. Despite its popularity it’s still an affordable option —...
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...