Windstar Cruise Extends a Hand

Cash Donations Raised by Onboard Art Auction with Artist Marc Lipp. BARBUDA, THE CARIBBEAN FEBRUARY 26, 2019 In September 2017 the tiny island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5 storm. Two weeks later it was hit again by Hurricane Jose. More than 90 percent of the island was destroyed. Of […]

10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

There’s more likely 10,000 reasons to visit New Zealand, but I was only here for 10 days. Chances are you’ve met a kiwi or two and you’ve probably seen Lord of the Rings—the country’s friendly population and breathtaking natural beauty is reason enough to visit. But if you still need convincing, here are a few […]

Top 10 Reasons to take an Italy Wellness Vacation

Wellness is not just about spas.  Even though, the presences of a spa is essential when picking out a resort, hotel or retreat, but spending time walking in the woods or soaking up the rays and warm breezes off the Mediterranean sea may be the most healthy thing you can do for yourself.  A wellness […]

Multi-Generational Family Vacation

There’s a trend sweeping the nation, one that you might not even expect; multi-generational vacations. Today, more and more families want to travel not only with their immediate family, but with their grandparents, children, and their children’s children. Multi-generational vacations are special because it gives families the opportunity to get closer, and view a country […]

Bill Bryson: Travel Writer

While I was traveling down under in 2003, a fellow traveler recommended I read Down Under by Bill Bryson.  After two months in Australia traveling up the East Coast and around the Outback, I bought the book.  Once I completed my travels in New Zealand, I took a nice long week in Bora Bora and […]

The Women of Sicily: Be Bold For Change

International Women’s Day is honored every year on March 8th to show respect, appreciation and love toward women for their economic, political and social achievements. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.  International Women’s Day was first observed in the west after 1977 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace, […]

10 Things You Need To Know About Italy

If you’re considering taking a trip to Italy, there are a few things that you should consider before packing up and traveling there. Culture: Italian culture is centered greatly and food and family. Big family meals are very important to Italians, and you should expect to see a lot of businesses that close for lunch […]

The Essence of Lifestyle

I’ve had trouble writing this blog post. I wanted to write something inspiring that communicated great wisdom.  After reading through so many well written articles about resolutions and the power of travel, I thought what else is there to talk about and who really is reading these blog posts anyhow, but I feel compelled to […]

What are the setbacks of river cruising?

On my last post, I spoke about the benefits of river cruising and I could have gone on and on, but I also would like to discuss the setbacks of river cruising.   With this entry, I hope to communicate another point of view to semi-inclusive vacations on the river. Soft Adventure – Even though river […]

The Benefits of River Cruises

I just returned from a Viking River Cruise in France, Paris and Normandy on the Rolf.  I have been dreaming of a river cruise for many years now and I finally was able to go on one.  Now that I own and operate my own wellness tour company, I continue to assist clients with their […]