rio secreto

Hi Joyce,

Thank you so much 😊!

We had an awesome time and loved Barcelo! Our daughter got engaged and it was great. On our anniversary I surprised Bryant with dinner on the beach, it was incredible, 5 course dinner, personal waiter, dozen red roses and just perfect. Beautiful and fun resort with so many restaurants, loved that!  Of course we hung out at the pool bar at the palace and the beach.  We swam with the dolphins and swam in the caves at Rio Secreto. As always you did an awesome job, thank you again!

All the best,



Capitol at night


I want to thank you for putting together a wonderful itinerary for our trip to Italy.  I found the hotels to be convenient and very comfortable, the suggested tours were very important to help enjoy the sites. The train rides were convenient and very easy to board with the bags. The trip went as smoothly as I would have ever expected when you travel internationally.

All want to say is that you helped make the trip with my daughter and her friend Emily a wonderful experience.



Rick, Cathy, Alyssa, and Alex

Mt. Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii

Joyce, WOW, where do I start?  We had a WONDERFUL time in Hawai’i. We did exactly what you said and hooked up with the concierge at the Outrigger and he set up some different things for us, right down to mapping out each day on each island. We were able to do most everything we wanted to do such as Pearl Harbor/Missouri tour, Diamond Head, shopping, Volcano Nationall Park, lava flows, luau, dinner cruise, beaches, etc…  It was fantastic.

Thank you so much for working so diligently to get this trip planned for us.   The way you set up the trip to allow us to see and do what we wanted was great.  We will definitely keep you in mind for any further adventures.  I imagine we will be making another trip to Hawai’i in the future.

Thanks again for all you did for us on this trip.

Rick, Cathy, Alyssa and Alex

Lisa MacKendrick

Sharon did an amazing job in getting us a wonderfully fun and amazing trip for spring break!! The RIU Hotel was perfect!!! You obviously know what you’re doing and how to read what I was looking for. Thank you so much, and I will be recommending you to my friends and family. I will also be asking for your services again. Thanks again!!
-Lisa MacKendrick and three teenagers who had a blast

5 Ways to Empower Women While Traveling Abroad

Women laughing

In its Global Report on Women in Tourism in 2010, the United Nations World Tourism Organization found that tourism has the power to close the gender gap by creating jobs, introducing educational opportunities and improving infrastructure in developing countries.

Yet, the report also found that in an industry where women make up more than half of the workforce, men remain the dominant players in developing countries. As tour guides, drivers and business owners, men in tourism often enjoy access to educational and professional development at a higher rate than women and, as a result, hold higher-paying jobs. Read more …