Bucket List Trips
Have yourself a BLT!
Christmas Markets in Europe
One of a Kind Trips
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.