My vendor for the trip I’m hosting to the Jordan Kingdoms, only creates trips which improve the lives of the people and animals we meet, and the places we explore, which is why they just won the first ever, Sustainability Champion of the Year at the Which? Awards 2022.
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Ethical, Sustainable, Regenerative Travel
I’m writing today, because it’s really important to me that you know my travel values and understand that the vendors I choose to work with have values that align with mine. My vendors’ trips are built on meaningful relationships with local communities and directly benefit the people and places we visit.
Best EVER Tip for Family Travel
Click through to read my BEST TIP EVER for family travel–you’re welcome!
Lapland, Finland 2022
Read on to see what a wild and magical time my daughter, Ava, and I had in the Arctic Circle, which both challenged us and fed our souls.
Travel with Me–Wine and Walking in Portugal
I’m going to Portugal in October 2023–who’s coming with me?
Travel with Me–Explore Vietnam
Immerse yourself in a totally unfamiliar culture; a truly experiential vacation. A few highlights: In addition to visiting UNESCO sites of Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, eat lunch with a local family, ride on the back of a “cyclo” through city streets, be taught the nuances of noodles by former street youth, see the indescribable beauty of the Vietnamese countryside–and so much more!
Hiking in the Dolomites with Ilse: Venice Extension
After spending a week hiking in the mountains, 12 of us spent 2 nights in Venice! I was giddily anticipating this, because I had read that the tourist load was at 30% of “normal”, and of course we ALL read about how clean everything was after 18 months without tourists.
Hiking in the Dolomites with Ilse: The People
By the end of our second day together, we were best friends. By the end of the week, we were forever-friends. All 16 of us, plus Karl! I knew I’d have fun with this new job, but I had no idea my heart would get so deeply involved.
Hiking in the Dolomites with Ilse: Our Hotel and Food
If you’ve had a good European breakfast before, you *know*. If you haven’t, you need to go to Europe. Just for breakfast. Then you can go home, because you have experienced Nirvana.
Hiking in the Dolomites with Ilse: Day 6, Mt. Piano
Earlier this week, I found Heaven.
Yesterday, I met God.
Today, the Grim Reaper winked at me.