The top 18 of ’18 (Part One)

The top 18 of ’18 (Part One)

Where will you go in 2018? We’ve polled The CTP team and come up with our suggestions of must-see destinations for 2018… the top 18 of 2018!   Howard’s Favs: #1 – Napa Valley Although world-famous and much-visited, Napa has been in the...
“Where to Next, Boss?”

“Where to Next, Boss?”

There are “whisperings” all around me. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. What kind of whisperings, you ask? About Where To Go Next. I’ve got the WOW Calendar of journeys set for 2018 (India in March, Croatia + Slovenia in June/July and Patagonia in...
A Whale of a Trip (part 2 of 2)

A Whale of a Trip (part 2 of 2)

Last week’s blog began with an embarrassing admission of what happened on Day 1. I wrote about how my debacle had, by Day 3, become a distant memory, when I experienced an unforgettable and magical encounter with whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet. If...
What Happened When I Missed My Flight . . .

What Happened When I Missed My Flight . . .

The month of March – and my journey to Baja – started badly. March 1st – Day 1: I missed my flight. This should not happen to a travel professional. Especially since I was the tour leader for this small group. And especially since my husband and friend, Jill,...
Gone fishin’ . . .

Gone fishin’ . . .

  . . .  Gone fishing . . . By the time you read this, me and my team will be cruising at 35,000 ft, en route to San Jose del Cabo – for a company getaway/retreat/site inspection to my new favorite place: Rancho Pescadero in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico. On...
On a dark, desert highway …

On a dark, desert highway …

(No) cool wind in my hair… I was in the desert but this was not a highway – rather a dusty road with a rutted surface like a washboard. But it was dark – and getting darker. And I was lost. I’d passed a hitchhiker a couple of miles back and...