“Travel” with Recipes

During this weird time we’re in, many of us will have 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 parks…

COVID-19 Statement

As my business name suggests, my goal is to inspire others to explore our world and its cultures, vibrant cities, charming villages and natural wonders. Right now, however, we are facing a collective crisis. How we weather this sort of challenge depends on looking out for each other. I take pride in helping my clients…

Destination 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…

How can I help you?

My mission is to inspire people to explore the world and push their boundaries. I love introducing people to new destinations and experiences (and new perspectives on familiar ones). My goal is for you to have the best travel experience possible, whether you seek adventure in an exotic land, to interact with local cultures, to expand…

My Travel Essentials

These are all products that have really proven their value to me. Some are found on many travel lists, but others may surprise you!   First up, a scarf/shawl. I can’t tell you how glad I am when I pack a scarf. They add elegance for almost no weight/packing space, dress up or change up…

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 time…

Business Travel… with a side of Leisure?

People who don’t travel for business tend to romanticize it, but those who travel routinely for work know: it can get awfully tedious, and people generally just want to get back home as soon as possible. But what if you could sacrifice almost nothing and vastly increase the gratification of such travel – and even look forward…

Interested in a Sabbatical?

I’m amazed at how many people who express a desire to live abroad someday but think it’s impossible. A little creativity and some legwork can go a long way. Planning our own sabbatical was not easy – finding useful resources is a challenge – but it was worth every effort. It’s true that some jobs lend themselves more…

Romantic Travel

So many ways to create a romantic trip! Whether you are honeymooners or just looking for a reconnection, I can help you create a great getaway that fits your budget and time constraints. A week in Paris? Be sure to get a bottle of wine, a baguette and some cheese to enjoy on the banks…

Solo Travel

Empowering and a little scary, a solo adventure takes bravery and motivation but can be incredibly rewarding. Certain destinations are easier than others, especially for a woman. There are a lot of online communities that can be great resources – if you know how to separate the wheat from the chafe. Learn a few local…

Travel Inspiration: 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 get by…

Travel Inspiration: Switzerland

As one of the most expensive countries in the world, I never even considered planning a trip to Switzerland in the past. Circumstances led to my family spending a year in French-speaking Switzerland, and now I know that budget travel is possible! You just need to know some tricks. It is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous country…