A slice of the World: Down Under

February 2013 A journey that takes me on the other side of the planet is always one I eagerly anticipate. For this excursion, I spun my globe and decided on Australia as my destination.  Known as “Down Under,” the “Land of Plenty” or simply “OZ,” Australia has many nicknames, most quite applicable. After a bit of deliberation, I’ve decided this journey to Australia will include stops in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, The Great Barrier Reef and a little hidden treasure known as the Daintree Rainforest. It will be a gentle 10 day ride dipped in luxury and unique experiences. There … Continue reading A slice of the World: Down Under

So what is on your travel bucket list? Open for comments..

I was recently asked by a local paper to list 3-5 items on my bucket list.  Quite frankly, I don’t really know where to start and more importantly, how to rate them. I ended up forgetting about what was asked of me and losing my spot in the article (not sure how that happened..the question was not that hard really!). However, when the paper came out, I found some very interesting items on locals’ bucket list. And surprisingly enough, a lot had to do with travel. So today, I am asking you: “What is on your travel bucket list?” What … Continue reading So what is on your travel bucket list? Open for comments..

Toucans, Monkeys and you!

In a land, not so far far away, once thrived thousands of different species unknown to most individuals living in the big cities. Actually, correction! STILL THRIVE. In fact, Costa Rica has one of the best preserved wildlife and plant life in the Western Hemisphere. Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of Central America. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the country is surprisingly accessible – one can travel from coast to coast in just three hours by car (or 45 minutes by plane). The Caribbean region of Costa Rica … Continue reading Toucans, Monkeys and you!

Travel Consultant: A dying breed? I don’t think so..

Another summer is upon us and by the time we blink, it will feel like Fall is not too far behind. And what will you be spending your Summer doing? The chances are you will probably be planning (or at least thinking about) your fall or winter vacation. When I started working on designing “a la carte” trips for customers, some 15 years ago, the idea was to provide a service to individuals who had no time to spend on planning a journey, a cruise, an experience. Being in Washington DC when I started, I was accustomed to clients having … Continue reading Travel Consultant: A dying breed? I don’t think so..