8 Glorious Nights in Turkey: My Itinerary with Peragrine Adventures

Pinch me…I am soon visiting Turkey with a special group of travel advisors, led by my industry rep for Intrepid Travel.  Peragrine Adventures is their upscale division, and I am so excited…and a lucky girl! I invite you to follow the adventures via social media…the most consistent posting will likely be on my Facebook wall Continue Reading

15 Things Your Travel Advisor Wants You To Know

Full disclosure!  Most of this blog post comes from a wonderful article I just read in the latest (summer 2018) ASTA publication by Erika Rcichter, the Director of Communications of the American Society of Travel Advisors.  ASTA decided recently to change the name from AGENT to ADVISOR to fully reflect the value of the professional Continue Reading

Dominican Republic “Has It All”!

I love the tag line “Has it All” (title of article) for the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of tourism.  Have you visited yet?  It is situated on Hispaniola, likely the most diverse island in the Caribbean, and is the second largest country in the region at more than 18,704 square miles.  10 million residents enjoy the Continue Reading

The Intrepid Traveler: Are you?

It just may be how most people who know me would describe me…brave and fearless, perhaps to a fault.  And I coach my travel clients to adopt a similar mantra as they plan and embark on their own adventures.  I have always lived with a comfortable trust in the unknown and have the belief that Continue Reading

Italy 2018 Travel Statistics

Italy…why is it such an amazing destination?  That it finished first or second in four of six destination categories in the 2018 Virtuoso Luxe Report may come as no surprise to most of us.  Here are the categories it placed high in:     Top Global Destinations (from first to fifth) Italy, Iceland, South Africa, Continue Reading

Viking Ocean Cruising: They Do More Than Rivers

Viking Cruise Line.  You have seen their river ships in the media, and they have done a great job of helping that segment of cruising grow, to be sure.   They cruise the oceans, now, too!  5 ocean vessels in the small to moderate size (400-1,199 passengers) are winning “best” awards from cruise critic in 10 Continue Reading

Choosing Your Cancun or Riviera Maya, Mexico Resort

Hola!  Having just returned recently from a week in the Cancun area of  Riviera Maya, the trip confirmed what I already knew to be true:  Cancun, Mexico is not only a great vacation destination, but the people who work so hard in the resorts there to make you both comfortable and happy deserve to see Continue Reading

How to Choose a Cruise

During a recent visit to Los Angeles to see my family, I had the pleasure of attending a Royal Caribbean sales program for travel advisors, and it was wonderful.  I met Vicki Freed, the Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support.  She is amazing for our community of agents, and started as a Cali Continue Reading

Sustainable Travel (and why you should care!)

I happen to have G Adventures on my mind.  That’s because I chose the company for my private group next May to hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu.  Bruce Poon Tip was a young man when he founded the company (back then it was GAP Adventures, but some other company decided he couldn’t use Continue Reading