Let’s get that trip booked!

Due to pent-up demand, 2022 will be a busy travel year, so let’s get you squared away. My goal is for you to have the best experience possible, whether you seek adventure in an exotic land, to interact with local cultures, to expand your children’s horizons, to enjoy delicious meals and drink exquisite wines, or…

My Travel Essentials

These are all products I personally vouch for and that have really proven their value to me. Most important, the revolutionizing packing cubes. I got a set for each family member (we each have our own color). These were a LIFESAVER on a recent trip. Everyone has their own system, but for me, I used…

Family Travel

There’s a saying that traveling with kids is not a vacation… it’s a trip. I’m here to help you increase the joy and create a positive association with family travel, so your children will be enthusiastic for your next adventure. A well-crafted itinerary should have plenty of padding between tourist sites to allow for down…

Beach Getaway

If you’re like many people, when you think of “getting away from it all,” you think of lying on a gorgeous white-sand beach with crystal clear blue water lapping nearby, perhaps while sipping a tropical cocktail. But to find just the right resort for you, we’ll talk, so you can look at paradise and not…

African Safaris

Let’s talk about one of my favorite kinds of trips. There aren’t many more exotic vacations than the iconic African Safari. Experiencing the amazing wildlife on the savanna is primordial, otherworldly, unforgettable. I’d call it the trip of a lifetime, but in my experience, it can become addictive. Africa is more than three times larger…

Active Travel

Do you like adventure in your travel? From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to glacier walking in Patagonia to scuba diving in Belize, I’ve got you covered. How about hiking hut to hut in the Dolomites? Need a little more pampering than that? How does an e-bike sound, with respites at luxury hotels where you can sip…

Spotlight: Costa Rica

Winter escape to the tropics? Costa Rica. Wild animals in their natural habitats? Costa Rica. Avid birder? Costa Rica. Yoga retreat? Costa Rica. Adventure-seeker? Costa Rica. Want to learn to surf? Costa Rica. Easy trip for kids? Costa Rica. Romantic getaway? Costa Rica. Costa Rica is an exotic destination just a short flight away from…

Spotlight: Dude Ranch

What makes a perfect family vacation? How about family bonding, new adventures for all ages and a variety of interests, beautiful surroundings, relaxing by a pool, comfortable lodging and great food? If this sounds appealing to you, don’t forget that as a Virtuoso® Member travel advisor, I can often get you perks that you can’t…

Spotlight: Switzerland

Switzerland is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous country where the cows graze happily on mountain pastures, medieval ramparts surround impossibly charming villages and Swiss people enjoy outdoor pursuits with dedication. Having lived in Switzerland and explored extensively, I can design the perfect itinerary for you, whether it be stunning scenic train rides, Alpine hiking from hut to…

Books & Movies for a Family Trip to France

Taking the kids to France? My favorite way to get my family in the traveling frame of mind is to stock up on great books that take place in our destination and have family movie nights before the trip. Here are some of my favorites for Paris and France. I really encourage you to try…

“Travel” with Recipes

During this weird time we’re emerging from, many of us have had to find ways to scratch the travel itch. Nothing can come close to the heady combination of sights, sounds, smells, encounters with locals of a different culture and finding seeds of the familiar among a sea of novelty. But we can visit national…

Solo Travel

Empowering and a little scary, a solo adventure takes bravery and motivation but can be incredibly rewarding. A lot of clients are ready to get out there after a long hiatus. Certain destinations are easier than others, especially for a woman. There are a lot of online communities that can be great resources – if…