Island Adventures on Adventure of the Sea

Island Adventures Five Caribbean islands in 12 nights.  Ahhhhhhh!  This Active Travel Pro is a lucky girl, to be sure.  I share my experiences with you because I love to encourage you go off the beaten path a bit, and also stretch yourself physically to really immerse in the nature and culture of a place Continue Reading

St. Lucia: A Sensory Delight

In a little over a week I will be heading down to the Caribbean for an educational program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a 7 night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.  It’s been quite some time since I have cruised to the Caribbean…last fall’s trip to Bermuda by cruise from Continue Reading

Traveling Green

Should we be mindful of the travel company or hotel policies in regards to protecting our planet while making our travel plans? The answer is: Only if you care! We have choices to make…lots of them…when planning a vacation.  Companies are finding truly innovative ways to reduce their environmental impact.  It is up to us, Continue Reading

Puerto Rico: The All Star Island

I haven’t been to Puerto Rico since 2004 when I went on a Celebrity cruise out of San Juan to the southern Caribbean islands.   Prior to that, it was the embarkation port for my very first cruise in 1998…and was the travel experience that led me to the travel industry!  It’s high time to go Continue Reading

Travel Happiness: Rocky Mountain Highs

Nothing makes me happier than travel. There is something magical about changing your scenery and observing first-hand how the rest of the world lives. Did you know that today (March 20) is the International Day of Happiness? Perfect. Describing my recent week of Rocky Mountain highs will be a joyful experience for me.  I certainly hope it Continue Reading

Travel Insurance: A Winter Travel Must

Why is travel insurance important? I believe it is especially needed in winter, when delays are often unavoidable, and the airlines do NOT give you a room or even a food voucher if the reason for the delay is an act of God.  This story was posted earlier this year, but since I am currently in Continue Reading

What Kind of Adventure Seeker are YOU?

Here’s an interesting fact taken from article about adventure travel in Travel Market Report by Barbara Peterson on February 17, 2015.“This year alone, tour operators specializing in the adventure travel market expect business to be up around 23%, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). Four out of every ten travelers are taking some Continue Reading

Trending Destinations 2015

Kayak shares data with it’s new “Trending” button. Yes, even a travel pro uses Kayak for searching best value in airfares. And the reality is that some of my clients love the hunt, coming to me with lots of knowledge about their next vacation, and wisely involving a travel professional to do the booking and add Continue Reading

5 Essential Travel Day Strategies

Every seasoned traveler knows that well-laid plans can be foiled in an instant for a number of reasons. Weather, highway accidents, forgetting your passport, and mechanical issues are just a few. How do you handle these hiccups?  Below are 5 Essential Travel Day Strategies for your next trip.This blog was first posted in June of Continue Reading