A Tour Guide? Who needs one?

A Tour Guide? Who needs one?

If you’re typically a go-it-alone traveler you may wonder why anyone would choose to travel with a tour company or a local guide. After all, technology has made it easier than ever to preview countries in microscopic ways and to book excursions and transportation with...
Curating a Tour to Belize for You

Curating a Tour to Belize for You

Last week I landed in Belize, itching to get out to Ambergris Caye and be surrounded by sand, sunshine and turquoise waters.     One of my first stops was to a simple food stop.   The Fry Jack House doesn’t look like much. It doesn’t have a one star...
6 Signs of Life in the Travel Landscape

6 Signs of Life in the Travel Landscape

Spring is already making a tentative appearance in my region of the country. I’m enjoying the daily delight of going outside to inspect even the most minuscule changes that the warmer weather brings – an unfamiliar birdsong, a single red tulip, the way the light...
Back from Italy! What to expect on your next trip

Back from Italy! What to expect on your next trip

(Thanks to both Lydia Grotberg, adventurous traveler and longtime family friend, who recently returned from Italy and Ann Hinrichs, trip planner and expert on travel to Italy for sitting down with us for this article.) Early July, after a rough week both at home and...
Travel insurance in a Pandemic World

Travel insurance in a Pandemic World

Early last year I planned a trip to India to visit good friends. But instead of scooping up spicy curry a few months later, I found myself eating pot roast, potatoes and carrots at home in Minnesota.   Sure I’d purchased travel insurance, but pandemic-related...

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