The Art of Slow Travel: Embracing the Journey Over the Destination

In a world where fast-paced travel often means ticking off a checklist of must-see sites, slow travel offers a refreshing alternative. For Baby Boomers and Gen X travelers, embracing the journey over the destination can lead to more meaningful and enriching experiences. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of slow travel, its benefits, […]

9 Vietnam Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation

Vietnam River

Planning your next vacation to Vietnam? With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, Vietnam offers an unforgettable adventure. Whether exploring the bustling streets of Hanoi or cruising through the serene waters of Ha Long Bay, here are nine essential travel tips to make your journey truly remarkable. 1. Start with a Local Guide […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exploring Portugal’s Porto and the Enchanting Douro Valley: A Wine and Culture Odyssey

2019 Portugal group at lunch at Quinta do Tedo in Douro Valley, Portugal by Ralph Velasco

Portugal, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and world-class wines, beckons travelers to explore its enchanting cities and picturesque wine regions. Porto and the Douro Valley, in the northern part of the country, are jewels in Portugal’s crown, offering a perfect blend of cultural immersion and wine appreciation. Let’s uncover the best things to […]

Exploring Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja: A Culinary and Cultural Delight

When it comes to Spain, most travelers think of iconic destinations like Barcelona, Madrid, or the beaches of the Costa del Sol. But if you’re seeking a different kind of Spanish experience, one that’s rich in culinary delights, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, look no further than the Basque Country and La Rioja region. These […]