ADOPT – Don’t Shop for Your Furry Group

This post is by my friend and Grab Your Group and Go co-pilot Stacie. She may love dogs more than me. Nah that’s impossible… correction… She loves dogs AS MUCH as I do. Her family suffered a big loss this year, having to put own both of their labs within 4 months of each other. Keep reading to hear about her experience and what they are doing to move forward…

Grab your Group and Enjoy the View

My group and I have been having a grand time exploring Asheville and the surrounding area from our home base on Cold Mountain. I loved everything about this house, but I especially loved the view…

New York City: aka My Back Yard

I love to SHARE my favorite parts of NYC whenever possible with anyone who asks. In May, I usually hear from 4 or 5 families in the midst of planning their slices of time in the big apple. This is what I recommended this year…

Grab your Group and Go to Paros

As a person who likes to grab her group and go, it should not be surprising to learn that I am a GIANT fan of the destination wedding.  The destination wedding is the ULTIMATE expression of grabbing one’s group and going.  This post is about the destination wedding we attended in Paros, Greece last summer and the amazing experience we had on the island. If you are interested in traveling to Greece, you should read this…

A Lush, Artistic and Contemplative Alternative to a Beach Day in the Hamptons: LongHouse Reserve

Today I found my new go to spot:  LongHouse Reserve.  I was shocked to learn that this rarefied location has been on offer for a quarter century and I only just heard of it last year!  I had this place on my “Grab a Group and GO There” list all summer, but only got around to it today.  Today’s group will be the first of many to go with me to this experiential slice of perfection…

Animals and Adventure in Ecuador

My philosophy when going on big trips with the tween set (ages 9 to 12) is to throw two things at the situation: animals and adventure.  Animals offer an immediate connection that raises the cortisol levels in our brains which equals warm happy feelings.  Adventure provides adrenaline and meaningful activities that keep their traveling brains and bodies busy.  Our 3 part tour of Ecuador a few years back offered animals and adventure in copious amounts…