Be a Traveler, not a Tourist…

What’s the difference?

It has been said that Travel means finding yourself through a journey and allowing that discovery to change you. Tourism is about making a journey with enough planning and cushioning and filtering so you “see the sights” without being transformed by them. Can you have both? Perhaps…. Only YOU can answer that question as you travel through your own life. Enjoy the journey!

Recent Travel Articles

5 Spectacular Southern California Beach Towns

5 Spectacular Southern California Beach Towns

Active day on the Coronado Boardwalk (Photo by Noreen Kompanik) Mix one part water, one part sand, one part sun-soaked coastal charm, and you’ve captured the recipe for some of California’s most appealing seaside destinations. California beach towns are renowned for...

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers

Flying and Swimming - the Cayman Islands Best Excursions The endangered sea turtles... The beach, the surf, the sand…that’s island life in the Cayman Islands of the Caribbean. Every year thousand flock to paradise to enjoy their vacations. Yet, did you know that...

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers  [Part 2]

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers [Part 2]

Turtle Farm in Cayman Islands Sea Turtles are a part of Caribbean history... If you love animals, you will love what the Caribbean Islands have in store for you! This is part 2 of the series so if you haven't read the first part yet, links are below. In this series of...

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers [Part 3]

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers [Part 3]

Swimming with the dolphins is a popular bucket list item... Love animals? Love the water? Then this list of best excursions in Grand Cayman for animal lovers is exactly what you’re looking for. Find out more about birding, sea turtles, dolphins and stingrays and close...

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers [Part 4]

Best Grand Cayman Excursions for Animal Lovers [Part 4]

Stingrays are related to the shark... Stingrays in the Islands The beach, the surf, the sand…that’s island life in the Cayman Islands of the Caribbean. Every year thousand flock to paradise to enjoy their vacations. Yet, did you know that humans are not the only...

Croatia Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Croatia Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Croatia Ranked #2 as an Emerging Travel Destination Enjoy the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea... Travelers love the beauty of Croatia... Croatia emerges #2 on the Virtuoso report for travel destination coming of age for 2019. While shipbuilding is a prominent...

Japan Travel Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Japan Travel Emerges as Top Destination…Here’s Why

Japan Travel is...“...At one moment so familiar and the next so alien…” The big city of Japan from above seems like any large city in the world... Virtuoso's Annual Report Names Japan #1 for Emerging Travel Destinations Travelers are turning their attention east to...

5 North Carolina Brewery Tours: Must Sip Bucket List

5 North Carolina Brewery Tours: Must Sip Bucket List

Facebook Instagram Brewery Tours From Grain to Glass North Carolina is home to more than 260 local breweries and brewpubs, celebrates its own Beer Month (April y’all), and includes Asheville, a 4-time “Beer City USA winner. Here are 5 Brewery Tours to...

Boston: From Railroad Hotels to Swans in the Park

Boston: From Railroad Hotels to Swans in the Park

The Legacy that is Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Swan Boats have been an attraction at the Public Gardens for decades... Get a Bed and Bath for 3 Bucks in Boston The year is 1915. Copley Square is referred to as “The Square” and offers a convenient point of departure...

Cooking Classes with a Sicilian Duchess

Cooking Classes with a Sicilian Duchess

Ten years ago, Palermo wasn’t a tourist destination. It was a bunch of rubble... A Kitchen and Castle Ruled by a Culinary Duchess Sicily Cooking Class: According to the Duchess of Palma, Nicoletta Polo Lanza Tomasi, polishing her nails is pretty far down the list of...

Pilgrims Gather at Ha Ling Peak: A Travelers Story

Pilgrims Gather at Ha Ling Peak: A Travelers Story

Ha Ling Peak: This reality met me with blue mountains, the smell of spruce, dust rising from the forest road, and the July Sun…   The forest became less dense, mountains behind trees became taller... It is all about the road, not the destination I stopped to...