Recent News

“Water Show” photo won 2nd place at the Virtuoso Travel photo contest!

I am very happy to announce that my photo “Water Show” won 2nd place at the Virtuoso Travel professional photo contest at Virtuoso Travel Week. It was selected from more than 700 hundred photos submitted. I won a cruise for two on Azamara Cruiseline to anywhere in the world! So excited can’t decide where to go?














Continue Reading »

The Top Travel Agents and Tour Operators of 2013


Great News: I am truly honored to be named one of the Top Travel Specialist’s in the world by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine for the twelfth year. For more information Only 146 Travel Professionals have made this much admired list and I am very humbled to be among such incredible and inspiring people! If you are planning to travel to any destinations of the world I recommend you check this list at

Continue Reading »

December 2011 Trip to East Africa with Micato Safaris


We all have our bucket list and “Africa” has been at the top of mine.  We may be the last generation to see Africa in its true glory and I want to experience its magical sights and sounds of wildlife and tribal cultures while they still exist.  Our first experience with this huge continent is with the very best safari company “Micato Safaris”.  We are exploring East Africa, the countries of Kenya and Tanzania.

Continue Reading »

Just Back from the Island of Curacao!

There is nothing common about Curacao.  It has a rugged natural beauty with a vast arid landscape and a mixture of clear waters and secluded beaches.  When you add it’s European style, rich cultural and architectural heritage with a blend of more than 55 nationalities it is a unique and different experience.

Continue Reading »

Beach Time!


My family is getting ready for our annual trek to the Outer Banks for our family beach vacation.  Every year all the Aunts, Uncles and Cousins look forward to this family gathering and enjoy 7 days of warm sun, sand, and seawater.  This will be our 22nd year for this wonderful pilgrimage and after this many years of beaching it we have it down to a system for a carefree happy vacation.  I thought I would share with you some of these must do ideas for traveling to the beach with your family.  I would love to hear any of your Beach tips!

Continue Reading »



Where does one begin?  All kinds of adjectives come to mind to describe the Alaska I experienced…majestic, grand, regal, splendid, impressive, magnificent, cold, wet, sunny, massive, beautiful, balanced, miraculous, ever changing, wild, towering, monumental, stately, commanding, imposing, and awe inspiring are just a few.

Kim Heacox an award-winning author and photographer from National Geographic described Alaska as “the Africa of America”!  What a perfect description.  It says it all.

Continue Reading »