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Travel may seem a big old mess but really it’s just fine. With business picking up, this past week has found me busy designing trips for both domestic and international destinations.  The stories being told are mostly true about the current state of travel and it can feel a bit like the wild west.  Disneyland-like crowds flooding national parks Maui, overrun by […]

Current State of Travel: Challenging/Patience Required

Man under stars

So why do you travel? ✨“When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” ✨ – Christy Ann […]

🦋 Can you find inner well-being through travel? ✨

passport travel documents

The world is beginning to open and it’s time to make sure your documents are in order.  Please don’t let an expired passport be the reason you can’t go on a badly needed trip

Travel Documents

polar bears on ice

Today we celebrate the earth, this beautiful planet we share, and I think we can all agree it’s pretty amazing. How can you support the earth today? Volunteer yourself and go pick up trash in your community for an hour or two Consider your garbage volume and find ways to use less plastic Turn off […]

🌳Happy Earth Day! 🌏

Kauai coast

The Travel Rush is beginning, and the travel industry is ramping up to be ready!   Excitement is growing amongst travelers. Destinations around the world are thrilled to be finding ways to welcome us back.  The last days of March and early April saw 40,000 US hotel jobs added. Hotel occupancy rates moved to just shy […]

The Travel Rush begins – now what?

Denali with clouds - insure the trip

Alaska – come see the interior With Alaskan cruising off the table for the rest of the year, now is a good time to see what else Alaska has to offer beyond its coastlines. Camp Denali is one of the places where this other Alaska is found. Here you’ll find a truly amazing eco-resort located […]

Camp Denali – Refined Rustic

Ellis Island boat dock

Frankly, I want to know more about the people who are my family, those who lived in times gone by. I know the grit, the grime, the successes, the failures; all of it helped build the privileges I enjoy today.  There are great stories to hear and be inspired by, and I’m certain there are a […]

Traveling the Family Tree

Villas of Distinction Hawaii

Have you wondered about staying in a private villa but can’t decide if it is really that much better than a resort? Well, a private villa is sort of the little black dress of travel… Honestly, the normal week-long ski trip at a hotel or staying at an all-inclusive on the beach, just doesn’t quite […]

A Private Villa Vacation? Yes – do it!!

Man with suitcase at airport

Do you want to travel and wonder if you can or should? Here’s a few quick things to know and consider as you dream.

Want to Travel? Wondering if you can?

White sand beach

White sands. Turquoise water. Pretty little drinks with adorable hats. Steel drum music dancing amidst the breeze.

It’s magic! White sand on a turquoise blue sea…

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