Unveiling the Best of Bilbao: Essential Spain Travel Tips

Nestled in the heart of Spain’s Basque Country, Bilbao beckons travelers with its rich culture, stunning architecture, and delectable cuisine. Whether you’re a history buff, an art aficionado, or a foodie at heart, this vibrant city offers a plethora of experiences to delight every traveler. Join me as we explore the best things to do […]

Embracing the Moment: The Power of ‘Be Here Now’ in Mindful Travel

In an era where digital distractions are just a click away, the mantra ‘Be Here Now’ offers a refreshing escape. I first learned the power of these three words when I was just 16 years old and on a school group trip to Peru in South America.  Needless to say, as a group of young […]

Can You Visit Antarctica as a Tourist?

Antarctica Trip

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the endless barrage of travel options and daunting plans? Imagine a trip where every meticulous detail is managed by one experienced Tour Leader, enabling you to unwind and fully immerse yourself in the thrill of exploration. Yes, You Can Visit Antarctica as a Tourist—Here’s Why You Should While the notion […]

Elevate Your Adventures: Practical Travel Affirmations for Every Journey

If you’ve flipped through my recent book “60 AFFIRMATIONS for Travel,” part of my new Mindful & Intentional Traveler series, you know I’m all about infusing positivity into our journeys. Being mindful and intentional about our travels can greatly enhance our experiences, allowing us to get the most out of every adventure.  Today, let’s dive […]

The Ultimate Convenience: 7 Benefits of Traveling in a Small Group Tour

Are you tired of spending countless hours researching hotels, activities, and transportation options for your next trip, only to end up overwhelmed and uncertain about your choices? Imagine the relief of knowing that every aspect of your journey has been meticulously planned and vetted by experts, allowing you to simply show up and enjoy the […]

What Are the Benefits of Small Group Tours?

Touareg man in blue with camel and group in distance in Sahara desert near Merzouga, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

Small group travel offers an array of advantages for those craving immersive and enriching experiences. Here’s why these tours stand out as exceptional options for travelers seeking unforgettable journeys: Personalized Exploration With small group tours, you’re not just another face in a big bus crowd. The intimate group size (for my tours that’s 6 – […]

Savoring Global Delights: A Guide to Exploring Street Food Markets Around the World

In the vibrant tapestry of global cuisine, street food markets stand out as dynamic hubs of culinary creativity and cultural exchange. From the sizzling stalls of Bangkok’s bustling night markets to the fragrant alleys of Marrakech’s souks, street food markets offer a tantalizing array of flavors, aromas, and textures that capture the essence of a […]