Let's go somewhere amazing together!

Travelers commit to the WOW Vows helping to ensure
that every trip is exceptional from start to finish

  1. I vow to travel with my sense of wonder and my sense of humor.
  2. I vow to be a gracious guest and leave a place at least as good as I found it.
  3. I vow to be a respectful traveler – thoughtful of the people and places I visit and considerate of the people with whom I travel.
  4. I vow to be on time, or will catch up to the group at my own expense.
  5. I vow to rotate the front seat on the motorcoach.
  6. I vow to communicate any complaints to the tour leader privately. (i.e., I will not whine!)
  7. I understand that travel requires patience, a positive attitude an an ability to laugh. If I can’t relax and enjoy the journey, I vow to stay home!!

What our WOWees have to say

“I appreciate everything around me in a new way. I think the sad reality is that so many Americans have no knowledge of this wondrous place. I was definitely ready to come home but I am smiling thinking about the trip. Marilyn, you did an amazing job. You have a huge heart, you seem to accomplish the impossible and you do so with a sense of humor and boundless curiosity.”
Cynthia Cohen


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Frozen Dead Guy Days – and other weirdness

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A Slice of Thai Pie

Around this time of year, I always recall a pumpkin pie memory. In December of 1978 I was staying with a bunch of “hippie backpackers” at the Isra Guesthouse in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.  I had been traveling in southeast Asia since Labor Day and, by this time, had happily adapted to the life […]


A Generous Second Helping of Turkey!

  For the past 30+ years, I’ve happily sat through countless presentations with visitor’s bureaus, hotels, tour companies, airlines, etc. who regularly schedule meetings with me and my team to exclaim the wonders of their destination over all the other choices on the planet.  As excited as I am in the moment, my enthusiasm for one destination often […]