Interests and Specialties
Tours, Cruises including World Cruises…over 30 years in the travel business.
My interest in geography and world travel developed in childhood as daughter
of a Scottish-born Mother who grew up in Shanghai, China, and a Southern-born
Father. Relatives on the maternal side of my family have lived in Egypt and
India - all part of the British Foreign Service. Thus China, Egypt and India were
on top of my list of places to visit, as well as Macau, Marrakech, Manaus and
Moscow because they sounded so exotic. I have visited all these destinations
and many more - traveling to all 7 continents. I lived in Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, and New York City prior to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
My Recent Trips
Of the trips I have taken during the last several years, which was the most
interesting? That’s so hard to answer!
Certainly the Antarctic was an amazing destination. It is not all ice and penguins
though that was awesome. Scientists came aboard our ship from the U.S.
Research Station and described their work and living arrangements. Getting
into the Falkland Islands was an added bonus.
Maybe it was the trip to Sicily. Sicily exudes classic history: Syracuse, Erice, Agropoli, Mt. Etna, the cliffside town of Taormina, Valley of the Temples, Palermo,
Paestum which mythology says was founded by Jason and the Argonauts.
Reminders of past civilizations abound.
If you are in this general area don’t miss a chance to see Malta; this island country is packed with history and has been a strategic site in several wars.
The northwest coast of Italy is home to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a series of 5 hillside, terraced hamlets that in early days was a rocky
fortress against invaders. This is a charming, picturesque look into what has existed here dating prior to the 12 century.
Cruising is a comfortable way to see multiple destinations and return to the same
bed in your shipboard stateroom every night. Whether exploring local ports
from a river cruise or relaxing on an oceangoing trans Atlantic or Pacific one,
cruising is a major way to enjoy the world.
Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America - wherever you choose to travel
will provide hours, days and years of pleasure with many memories to keep