Royal Clipper: A Review of Small Ship Sailing

Star Clippers largest vessel, the Royal Clipper, has 42 sails and in the Caribbean she rarely has to use her engines.  Romantic?  To be sure!  Exciting?  The dramatic unfurling was done on my cruise for the first time at night in Bridgetown, Barbados to beautiful music and it took my breath away!  And if you Continue Reading

Traveling with a Purpose

Checking off bucket-list destinations and experiences has become old-school, and it’s just not enough these days to see the site and tick the box.  I read more and more about the idea of traveling with a purpose and treading lightly on over-touristed cities and historical sites.  I believe as your travel advisor that it is Continue Reading

Top 10 Sunny Destinations to Escape The Winter

It’s time to get warm any way we can, right?  The first Active Travel Pro blog of the year requires a look at those destinations that are both SUNNY during our winter in the northern hemisphere and HOT because they are fascinating and warm in the “don’t need a coat” category.  With big thanks to Continue Reading

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