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September 8, 2016

Writing this note from a little mattress with a Cinderella fitted sheet, on the floor of the daughter's bedroom of a dear friend of mine...

It is great to be back in Europe.

Gone, methinks, are the dreaded shudders I get every time I bounce between continents.  Indeed,...

July 16, 2016

Between growing up in abroad and having been living in, traveling, and running tours in Europe for the past 7 years, I thought I would do every tour guide (and traveler) the giant favor of reminding travelers how it works...  This is especially geared to the American a...

December 10, 2015

 Your fearless tour expert here with some sage advice for the upcoming holidays and winter travel season:


If you're planning on doing a lot of heavy walking in areas that are prone to snow and ice, here's one excellent, time-tested solution for you:


Buy golf shoes - th...

January 9, 2015




It has been quite a journey thus far…  and it’s a good time to write and reflect upon the year ahead, the year past, and the company as a whole.



I’m on a train bound for the Netherlands, to stay with a great friend of mine…  the very friend wh...

October 16, 2014

As a person in the travel business, I was faced with two choices:  downplay the news on ebola or deal with it head-on.  In my zeal to deal with it directly, I think I overlooked something obvious:  human stupidity.


From all I have seen and heard about the Dal...

September 25, 2014

Up late typing up a French test for Mom's university class...  Not a bad little primer for myself as I prepare to head back to Europe in the weeks ahead.  It gets tougher and tougher to write and be blunt and candid as I seek to grow this company.  There is one voice t...

April 2, 2014

That pathetic, reactionary drivel surrounding Stephen Colbert last weekend is perfect timing with a great discussion with a tour partner about my strong dislike of Twitter...


I am trying to understand that it's a necessary evil for product and company promotion, but t...

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