A Traveler’s Take on 15 Things to Grab your Group and Do in Tokyo

Tackling your Tokyo itinerary can be a daunting task. I made lists and lists and more lists. All that list making and we still only did a cursory tour of this remarkable city. So without overwhelming you with the why’s I give you our master list. May it be a useful springboard as you plan your time in Tokyo…

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…

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…

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…