Unique England Travel Itinerary in Pictures

Having just returned from a 10-night vacation in England, my very first, the memories are still fresh in my mind.  I hope you enjoy traveling with me through my I-Phone photos. This vacation was built around both a business meeting with a colleague and the wedding of my friend Pam’s daughter.  What a joy it Continue Reading

Aruba: An Arikok Active Adventure

Ahhhh, Aruba, you mesmerized me!  As a 15 year veteran of the travel industry, some were surprised that I had never set foot on the island Aruba.  The opportunity did not present itself until recently.  A cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas included a call in Oranjestad from 8 am until 11 pm.  Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Cruise, especially for those who never have!

I returned home recently from my 28th cruise.  The first was from San Juan in 1998 with three girlfriends to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and St. Croix, and it literally changed my life!  A passion for travel was realized, and a couple of years later I entered the travel industry.  And the rest, as they Continue Reading

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