Grab Your Group at Sunrise and Run through Kyoto

Kyoto is rightfully a full fledged tourist attraction. Throngs and throngs of people from all over the world flock to this gracious and beautiful city to visit it’s many temples and shrines. Our approach to Kyoto was more experiential…

3 Reasons to GO on a Guided Group Trip for BIG Family Vacations…

Nothing makes me happier than pondering and planning the details of our next trip or adventure.  Plan a ski trip for 5 families? On it!  Take 12 moms and 20+ kids to Hershey Park? Put me in charge.  Monthly Theater Group for 240 and growing? Bring it on!  That being the case you would think I would run screaming away from any kind of pre-organized travel managed by a tour group, but that is not the case…

3 Days in Beijing

Michael and Stacie closed their China tour down with 3 days in Beijing. Not Stacie’s favorite city, but sounds like the gateway to some pretty interesting and iconic experiences. Their day at an unrestored portion of The Great Wall alone makes me want to grab my group and go…

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…