I'm fortunate to have lived on three continents, absorbing widely differing cultures, and traveling to fascinating places around the world. In Zimbabwe and England I worked as an RN and midwife. In Switzerland my full-time occupation was the care of our two little girls.

These years provided invaluable tools for my reinvention as a professional travel counselor. In-depth destination knowledge and cultural appreciation are obvious requirements, and just as a nurse/midwife cares for her patients these skills are equally necessary while caring for clients travel needs.

As manager of an agency just outside New York City, I started my own consulting travel business in 1987 acquiring several specialist designations along the way from an International Airline Rate agent trained by Lufthansa to my most recent designation as a Yacht Adventure Specialist.

Travel planning, itinerary design, and implementation are a joint venture between myself and traveler. Add your dreams and desires to the equation with your interests and preferences I'll create your most rewarding adventure.

Whether your travels take you far or near, I'll help you return with lifelong memories and experiences.

"Boundaries Divide, Travel Unites"
  • Tiger fishing on Lake Kariba - Zimbabwe
  • Shadow of myself and hiking companions as we traversed the Atacama dessert Chile
  • Myself receiving VIP transfers upon arrival at Jodphur airport India
  • Myself preparing to play elephant polo in India
  • Myself having climbed Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa
  • Myself as I was about to enjoy a beach dinner at Maroma hotel Mexico
  • Myself and horse named Pebble-taken in Montana at the Hideout Ranch
  • Enjoying lunch at La Petite Ferme in Franschoek South Africa
  • Capturing the best tiger on film at Banjaar Tola India
  • About to take off on a helicopter ride in the Dominican Republic
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Australia, Caribbean, Europe, India, Turkey

Adventure, Cruise - Small ship, Honeymoon & Anniversary, Independent, Wildlife
This was my fourth trip and I grow to love the people and the island more and more each time I visit. Hidden coves, clear waters, shells, good food and world class resorts where I felt I was being nursed back from a disease I didn't know I had.

This visit was to absorb the beauty of South Africa. I returned to scratch a little deeper; to get to know Cape Town, to climb Table Mountain, to enjoy the feinbos in full bloom and to understand why the garden route is called such. It's not what one thinks!

For 6 days I shared my stay in Paris between Le Meurice and The Plaza Athenee. What an amazing experience - dined and wined at the best; even ate breakfast in a michelin star restaurant. This City of Light never ceases to amaze me.

I had a quest and a dream; to find my own tiger in it's own natural nature preserve and I did. Of course the Taj Mahal was also paramount as were many other places. Also enjoyed dining with Maharajahs as well as a game of elephant polo.

Having heard much about this island it was time for me to experience it first hand. I started at Caso de Campo, then moved north to the beaches of Punta Cana area. Believe me thee are some amazing places here from small intimate villas to large all inclusives.

Cesky Krumlov - CZECH REPUBLIC
Can the name of a town be onomatopoeic? As soon as the 'wall' came down I knew I had to travel to this charming medieval village. It took a while and difficult as it is to get here - it's worth every minute of your time to reach this gem.
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