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Bucket List Trips

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Christmas Markets in Europe


2018 Has Limited Availability
Viking River Cruise Amsterdam to Basel

Globus Imperial Escape Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Rail Europe  Budapest, Vienna and Prague

2019 Luxury River Cruise - Tauck European Christmas Market tours featuring a Danube river cruise from Nürnberg to Vienna

Tulips in Holland


Avalon Waterways - Tulip Time Cruise

Globus - Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium

Monograms - 3 nights Amsterdam Independent Travel

Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean


Beaches Turks & Caicos Grace Bay was voted the worlds #1 Best Beach by Trip Advisor in 2017

The Sands at Grace Bay -  4 nights from $775

Silver Sea Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk, St. Marteen, St. Lucia, St. John's, St. Kitts, Jost Van Dyke, San Juan

One of a Kind Trips

Hogmanay & New Year in Scotland

Join the revellers and get the party started! In Scotland, New Year's carousing gets underway when thousands of torch-bearers join Up Helly Aa's Vikings, pipes and drums. Together, they march through the heart of Edinburgh with flaming torches, creating a river of fire down the historic Royal Mile to Holyrood Park for the finale and closing celebrations.

St Patrick's Day in Ireland

Join a tour of the top sites in Ireland finishing with a stay in a castle.  Yes, they still make crystal in Waterford.  Yes, Kissing the Blarney Stone can be fun (or fun to watch and the views from the top of Blarney Castle are pretty nice too and one stop shopping can be found at the Blarney Woolen Mills).  This trip includes: a Medieval Castle Banquet, Cliffs of Moher & River Shannon Ferry, Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials, Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre (take your picture with the statue of Annie Moore, see the history of immigration and the stories of ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania), Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough, Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardes, then the tour ends at Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Sail From Athens to Sicily to Malta

Enjoy the Informal Elegance of the Star Clippers as you sail from iconic Athens, then  three days in three different ports in Greece,  with a stop in Sicily ending in Malta where you can stay for a few extra days to explore.  "On Star Clippers, you will find that there are no rigid schedules. You are free to do as you wish with your days – and evenings. To entertain you, we bring local performers on board to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts."  

Galápagos & Machu Picchu

Join a luxury, small ship (just 100 guests) to "one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos."  Extend your stay in Peru and climb to Machu Picchu.

South Africa Safari

Experience a small group (max 16 people) safari from Victoria Falls to Cape Town.   "This 18-day National Geographic Journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, local lodges, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure." 

G-Adventures is one of the tour companies that I have access to. I like them because they are small group travel adventure experts and have a philosophy of "Responsible Travel". See this page for more info: https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/responsible-travel/

Sandals Family of Brands

These links take you to Kathie's "co-branded" Globus sites.  That means Globus owns the pages, including the colors that don't match this site, but they are linked back to Kathie so she will be responsible for helping you with the booking process and any help you need for your trip.

Viking River Cruises

Viking Co-Branded site.