Travel

Travel Assignments

View from Puyutamarca (credit: Katherine Jacob)

View from Puyutamarca (credit: Katherine Jacob)

 

CARIBBEAN

Cayman Islands
- scuba diving with stingrays

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina
- Buenos Aires
- Patagonia

Chile
- Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
- Santiago
- Patagonia
- Valparaiso

Ecuador
- touring the Galapagos Islands
- hiking the backroads and hillsides near Otavalo
- Quito nightlife

Peru
- trekking to Macchu Picchu
- walking salt mines in the Sacred Valley
- wandering through Cusco with a local
- hiking through the rainforest in the Tambopata Biosphere Reserve
- Manu World Biosphere Reserve

EUROPE

Austria
- Salzburg
- Vienna

Czech Republic
- Prague

Finland
- cross country skiing
- touring the Baltic in ice breaker and swimming in a survival suit
- visiting Santa at the Arctic Circle
- living under the midnight sun
- the Sami festival in Lapland
- driving a reindeer sled in Lapland
- Ice Castles
- Helsinki

France
- Nantes
- Paris

Germany
- Frankfurt
- Trier
- Luebeck
- the rare exhibits in the Hauff museum, Holzmaden

Hungary
- Budapest

Italy
- cycling through Puglia
- Madonna pilgrimage in Basilicata
- historical and cultural experiences in Rome
- cycling Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
- historical and cultural experiences in Florence
- historical and cultural experiences in Venice and Veneto
- discovering abandoned hill town villages in the Abruzzi region
- walking and cooking through Umbria
- historical and cultural experiences in Tuscany

Wales
- hiking in the footsteps of King Arthur and Merlin
- Lady of the Lake
- Tenby
- Dowsing
- Coracle Fishing
- Pembrokeshire
- Hay on Wye
- Manorbier castle
- Caldey Island
- Castel Henllys

Yugoslavia
- tracing family roots in the Balkans
- touring small towns in the Vovjodina area
- historical and cultural experiences in Belgrade

CANADA

Alberta
- Yamnuska rock climbing course
- Yamnuska mountaineering course
- outdoor survival course
- Yamnuska avalanche course
- cross-country skiing
- The Death Snowshoe Race, Grand Cache
- Jasper National Park
- Edmonton
- Banff National Park
- Calgary
- Canmore

British Columbia
- Vancouver
- Victoria
- Carmanah
- Tofino
- one month with the Nu-chah-nulth nation
- kayaking with orcas
- hiking the Ahousat Heritage Trail in the World Biosphere Reserve
- kayaking in the Queen Charlottes
- hiking waterfalls in the Queen Charlottes

Newfoundland
- St. John’s
- Trinity Avalon Peninsula
- Gros Morne National Park
- kayaking with humpback whales and icebergs
- the music and theatre scene

Nova Scotia
- Peggy’s Cove
- Halifax
- searching for amethyst along tidal beaches

Nunavut
- canoeing the Soper River (A Canadian Heritage River)
- hiking the tundra
- living in the small village of Kimmirut

Ontario
*I have covered all of Ontario extensively, hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding from a 7-day Wilderness First Responder course to Temagami, Lake Superior, Algonquin, Killarney, Polar Bear Provincial Park, Chapleau, etc.

Quebec
- Gatineaus
- Montreal

UNITED STATES

California
- San Francisco
- new unique boutique hotels (Triton, Diva), Asia SF (Drag Queen Restaurant), Via Tretan, Tactile Dome
- Mendocino
- Redwood Forests: Avenue of the Giants, Muir Woods National Monument
- new award-winning vineyards in Anderson Valley
- Coastal Highway: Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur

Florida
- scuba diving the Florida Keys
- Disney World
- swamp trek in the Everglades
- kayaking in the Everglades
- Key West
- Little Palm Island
- Miami
- Orlando
- Sarasota
- St. Petersburg and Tampa
- hunting for shark teeth in Venice

Illinois
- Chicago
- rollerblading the waterfront trail

Louisiana
- New Orleans
- Amistad Museum, St. Charles streetcar, Bourbon Street, historical graveyards and voodoo sites

Massachusetts
- hiking in the Berkshires
- Canyon Ranch spa

Minnesota
- Minneapolis

Nevada
- Las Vegas
- Cirque Soleil (“O”, Mystere), Elvis weddings, new hotels

New Mexico
- Hiking through Bandolier National Monument
- Waterfowl Migration at Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge
- Scenic Drives through Canyon, Mesa, Mountain and Desert
- Santa Fe
- Albuquerque
- the quirky side of Roswell

New York
- New York City
- Hudson Valley
- Adirondacks
- exclusive resort: The Point
- bobsledding on the Olympic track

North Carolina
- llama trek
- ropes course

South Carolina
- Kiawah Island
- kayaking
- Charleston

Texas
- A camel trek in Big Bend National Park
- Desert Survival Course
- Cruising Route 66
- Hiking and Jeep Riding in Palo Duro Canyon State Park (second largest Canyon in North America next to the Grand Canyon)
- World Championship Ranch Rodeo
- American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum

Utah
- BOSS Survival course
- Hiking Bryce Canyon
- Training with a Horse whisperer

West Virginia
- caving

Wyoming
- 7-day horseback riding on the Oregon Trail