How to Charter a Yacht in the Caribbean

Have you ever thought about chartering a yacht?  They are surprisingly affordable if you gather a few fun friends!  It helps if you know a travel professional who has a relationship with a great wholesale charter company like Carefree Charters (.com!)  Considering that a 6-night cruise with your captain and chef can sleep 6-10 or Continue Reading

US Ski Resorts are Growing for 2018-19

The 2018-19 ski season is upon us, so check out all the resort enhancements waiting for you!  A travel industry publication Travel Weekly posted a front page article by Robert Silk this week.  Read on for all the juicy details!  You will experience more lifts, gondolas and terrain than ever before. From New York to Continue Reading

Turkish Delights: 6 Reasons to Visit Turkey Now

Ohhhhh, Turkey, you captured my heart!  Having recently returned from a very active 7-night journey with Peregrine Adventures, I am excited to share with you some of the many reasons to visit soon. Yes, today the country has some serious economic issues (as of late 2018), as the Turkish Lira has dipped to just a Continue Reading

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