Travel Excursion News

October 23rd 2023

Banff and Calgary, Canada, are magnificent to visit in the Fall. With autumn’s myriad of colors splashed across the Rocky Mountains and Calgary’s landscapes, a road-trip is the best way to experience the region. From Lake Louise, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to Calgary’s Prince’s Island, restaurants and the year-round Farmers’ markets, travelers are afforded fabulous options for a grand adventure. To discover more on Banff and Calgary, Canada, visit my radio page: Banff & Calgary, Canada

June 12th 2023

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is best known for the city of Victoria. This lovely harbor city is a popular tourist destination with its gorgeous hotels, famous shopping and parks. Moreover, the island offers travelers an abundance of attractions with intriguing small towns, coastal beauty and wild, remote regions with amazing hiking trails and numerous accommodation options. Whether you wish to explore the west or east side of Vancouver Island, you’ll find breath-taking vistas and hidden gems, such as Shirley Delicious Cafe and Metchosin Village or the charming town of Ladysmith. To find out more about Vancouver Island, visit my radio page: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

February 7th 2023

The northern Oregon coast encompasses scenic beach towns, such as Astoria, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Nehalem. The beauty of the northern coast, along with excellent seafood, lovely beaches, art galleries, museums, state parks and fascinating history draws visitors globally. Whether you prefer a stormy day and watching the rain and waves roar into shore, or you seek a serene beach walk in the sunshine, the Oregon coast offers a multitude of year-round opportunities. For more information on the northern Oregon coast, from 17th century shipwrecks to the best places to get great clam chowder, visit my radio page: Northern Oregon Coast

December 12th 2022

Surrey, British Columbia in western Canada, is a short hop over the Washington State border by car; the town is also about 30-minutes from Vancouver, BC. Surrey offers some wonderful activities and sites to visit during the holiday season, such as Potters Nursery, an enormous festive Christmas land and Clayton Holiday Marketplace, Cloverdale Christmas Trees at the Museum of Surrey and much more. For additional information on Surrey, visit my radio page: Surrey BC at Christmas

November 21st 2022

Port Ludlow, located on Washington State’s Peninsula, is a perfect destination for getting away, relaxing and enjoying nature. With over 33 forest trails, cider farms, produce farms, excellent restaurants and numerous outdoor and water activities, the area offers travelers a wide range of options to explore. In addition, the surrounding towns and islands are equally alluring with renown gardens and charming old-towns that draw visitors from across the globe. For additional information on Port Ludlow, Poulsbo and Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge island, visit my radio page: Port Ludlow, Poulsbo and Bloedel Reserve

October 25th 2022

Point Wilson Lighthouse, located in Port Townsend, Washington, is the tallest lighthouse on the Puget Sound and an important working lighthouse. Built in 1914, the lighthouse has fascinating history and it is open for the pubic to tour. In addition, The Light Keeper’s house that was originally built in 1879 has been renovated. Visitors can book a stay in this fabulous and historic house that resides on the peninsula with scenic views of the lighthouse and Admiralty Inlet. Moreover, Port Townsend is a Victorian town with numerous attractions, excellent restaurants, cafes, activities and shopping. Both the Lighthouse and Port Townsend make an incredible destination for travelers. For additional information on Point Wilson Lighthouse and Port Townsend, visit my radio page: Point Wilson Lighthouse & Port Townsend, WA

September 12th 2022

Getaway Cabins, located by Mt. Adams in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, provide an ideal respite into nature. The cabins are set into the forest and private, allowing for a serene and secluded stay. In addition, the fabulous hiking trails, birding and outdoor activities in the area make for a perfect sojourn. To find out Getaway Cabin details and locations, as well as activities and sites at Mt. Adams, Goldendale and Hood River, in Washington and Oregon state, visit my radio page: Getaway Mt. Adams and Goldendale Washington

August 5th 2022

Chateau Ste Michelle, in Washington, is the state’s largest winery and one of the most stunning with its grand European design and landscaped grounds replete with peacocks. The Chateau’s excellent wine is well-known throughout the U.S. and the winery’s Award-Winning labels, such as Horse Haven, Ethos and Columbia Valley are just a few of the bestsellers. In addition, the Chateau’s Summer Concert series has been a large draw for numerous years with national and global artists, including David Gray, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller Band and Ziggy Marley to name a few in the Summer lineup in 2022. No matter what time of year you visit, Chateau Ste Michelle offers fabulous wine tasting, Experience Events, gorgeous grounds and Summer Concert Series, that are unparalleled in the region. To hear more about Chateau Ste Michelle and the Summer Concert Series, visit my radio page: Chateau Ste Michelle

June 13th 2022

Orcas Island, located in Washington State’s San Juan Islands, is a serene and beautiful island perfect for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and of course staying at Rosario Resort. Accessible by ferry, float plane and boat, Orcas is the largest island in Washington’s archipelago and a perfect destination to relax and explore nature. To hear more about this incredible island, visit my radio page: Orcas Island

May 1st 2022

Point No Point Lighthouse On Admiralty Inlet in Washington State, is the oldest lighthouse in the Puget Sound. Visitors can take a docent tour of the lower portion of the lighthouse, walk along the beaches, or rent the 1880 Light Keeper’s House for a fabulous stay. To hear about Point No Point and the U.S. lighthouse society or to hear more information on staying at the Light Keeper’s House, visit my radio page: Point No Point Lighthouse & U.S. Lighthouse Society

February 8th ’22

Spokane, Washington, located in the eastern part of the state, provides visitors intriguing,  year-round attractions and outdoor activities. From Skiing, skating and snow sports to lush gardens, gorgeous hotels, dining, biking and kayaking, Spokane offers travelers a wonderful getaway. For additional information, visit my radio page: Spokane Washington

December 13th ’21

Cabin camping is a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and nature. However, if you don’t own a cabin or a trailer but would love to experience a bit of peace and quiet in the wilderness, there is a company dedicated to providing the respite many people seek, Getaway cabins. The company, Getaway, currently has 16 different outposts across the country with beautiful cabins and private nature views, a kitchen, bathroom with shower and outdoor campfire pit, picnic table and Adirondack chairs. Not to mention the cabins are outfitted with comfy memory foam mattresses and lovely linens. In addition, Getaway provides contact-less check-in and check-out as well. Imagine, waking up next to this picture window and gazing out into the wilderness. For more information on Getaway cabins and the Skagit Valley in Washington, visit my radio page: Getaway Cabins

October 6th ’21

The Pacific Northwest draws kayak and paddle enthusiasts from around the globe. With stunning lakes, rivers, waterways and the sea, the options for day kayaking and longer paddle tours offer visitors a plethora of adventures. From the Olympic Peninsula to the Cascades, there are a wide variety of easy to challenging paddles on either fresh water or salt water. For some of the best places in the northwest to take your kayak, paddle board, canoe or rowboat and to plan your next exciting paddle experience, visit my radio page: Kayaking the Pacific Northwest. 

August 1st ’21

The Central Oregon Coast is famous across the globe for it’s mix of sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, as well as the the inviting small towns that reside along the sea. Visit my radio page for a visit to Lincoln City, Depot Bay and Newport, Oregon and discover the best seafood, scenic beaches and glass blowing among the multitude of activities to experience. For more information, visit my radio page: The Central Oregon Coast

June 2nd ’21

Nottingham, England, may be home to the legendary Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest but the city is vibrant with arts, dining, pubs, historical sites and a few hidden secrets as well. For a tour of the legendary city and the secrets that lay beneath the surface, visit my radio page: Nottingham England

May 4th ’21

Copenhagen, Denmark offers visitors enticingly aromatic coffee houses, historic palaces, famous boutiques, gardens and classic Danish architecture along scenic canals, in a bustling city center. For a tour of this fabulous city, visit my radio page: Copenhagen Denmark

April 10th ’21

England’s Lake District, located in Cumbria, is known for its beautiful lakes, forests and mountains. Home to the legendary poet William Wordsworth and famous Victorian children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, the area is steeped in history and scenic splendor. For a peak into this awe-inspiring destination, visit my radio page: England’s Lake District

March 5th ’21

The isle of Guernsey in the Channel Islands is one of my favorite destinations. With a mild, Mediterranean climate, beautiful countryside and lively city port, Guernsey offers an abundance of sites and attractions for travelers. If you love historical sites, visit a Dolmen, or pre-Christian burial site, from the Neolithic period, or explore the historical WWII sites and museums across the island. Perhaps a day just strolling in the sunshine and admiring scenic neighborhood homes with thatched roofs. For a destination perspective, visit my radio page: Guernsey Channel Islands

February 9th ’21

Iceland is a land of contrasting topographies, from black sand beaches to snow-covered volcanoes and geothermal hot springs. The country is rugged but beautiful and a visit to the more remote parts of the island are like no other place on earth. Whether you are interested in natural scenic environments or the culture of Iceland. For more information about my winter and summer tours to Iceland, visit on my radio page:  Iceland in winter and summer.

December 9th ’20

The holidays are a bit different this year and our social gatherings have scaled way down but it’s a good time to arm chair travel and plan your adventures when we are all free to travel again safely. Travelers are in for a joyful visit filled with cheer and bacchanalia in Victoria, BC. From fun Gingerbread competitions by the city’s leading chefs and fabulously decorated hotels to the magnificent holiday lights in Butchart Gardens, the city offers a myriad of celebrations and sights to excite and delight. For holiday events and sites to visit in Victoria, BC, visit my radio page: Victoria BC at Christmas

November 10th ’20

Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit upstate New York with Dutchess County, among the most popular for visiting farms, charming small towns, art galleries and superb restaurants. Moreover, the tranquil drives through the countryside to view the changing foliage is a favorite event for visitors. For additional information on Dutchess County, visit my radio page: Dutchess County New York In Fall

October 5th ’20

It is the haunting season with ghosts and mysterious legends. Towns across the country are filled with stories and hauntings that peak our interest and send chills down our spines. One such town is considered among the most haunted in the U.S., Alton, Illinois – this town is not for the faint of heart and if you want to know why, this show will explore the eerie and scary occurrences that spook even paranormal investigators: For more information on Haunted Alton, visit my Radio Page: Haunted Alton Illinois

September 1st ’20

Kauai, Hawaii, the garden island is perfect for travelers who love to hike, snorkel, kayak, ecotourism and just enjoy the beauty this island offers. If you are planning to travel to the Hawaiian islands in the future, or just want to learn about the exciting sites and activities on Kauai, visit my radio page: Kauai Hawaii

August 1st ’20

Oregon’s beaches are beautiful and the coastal towns that lie along these stretches of beach are  filled with great restaurants, shops and a myriad of fun things to do. I visited Seaside and surrounding beaches for a lovely tour and went on a numerous adventures; not to mention, some quiet and tranquil time on the beach. For additional information, visit my radio page: Seaside and Oregon Beaches

July 1st ’20

Sunny skies and spectacular, natural terrain define Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks. I took a road trip to explore and hike these scenic wonders. With vast stretches of open land, Utah is the perfect destination for camping, hiking, biking, photography and paddling. For articles and road-trip info on Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks, For Radio Shows on Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks, visit my radio page: Radio Show On National Parks 

June 1st ’20

Summer time is almost here and traveling safely with social distancing is foremost on everyone’s mind. If you have thought about camping with a trailer, you might want to check out my Radio Shows page and learn about Safari Condo Alto trailers and motor homes made in Canada. I bought one of these fabulous trailers and you’ll be surprised with the amazing features, such as electric retractable roofs, fits in your garage and ultra light weight. To listen, visit Radio Show On Safari Condo

May 15th ’20

Travel is difficult during these trying times of the virus. However, as restrictions on traveling ease, destinations that offer social distancing and a relaxing environment are foremost in the public’s mind. Consider Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula as a summer destination that is easily accessible by car. The 30-plus lavender farms in Sequim offer an abundance of beauty for the eyes and senses with wide-open fields to wander and enjoy in the warm sun. For my latest radio segment on Sequim’s amazing lavender farms and Summer Lavender Festival in July, visit my Radio Page: Sequim Summer Lavender Festival

October 14th ’19

I just returned from a fascinating Port Gamble Paranormal Ghost Walk in Washington State. I toured the town and visited the most haunted house in the state, the Walker-Ames House. The house is renowned for its consistent paranormal activity where ghostly apparitions appear in the attic windows and central stair case; and disembodied voices speak their names! Yes, The house is spooky and the tour is fantastic with excellent history on this Victorian town. The radio show is now available to listen to on my Radio page…if you dare: Port Gamble Paranormal Ghost walk

September 12th ’19

In August, my travels took me to Woodstock, Georgia, to experience an unexpected gem of a city. I kayaked, dined on delicious cuisine and visited Reformation brewery where you can enjoy amazing brews and bring your dog with you to enjoy the fun and lively atmosphere of the brewery. For more information on Woodstock, Georgia, visit my Radio Page: Woodstock Georgia

June 30th ’19

A beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest and I’m taking advantage of sailing and kayaking.  I have taken  my friends and the co-hosts of the Award-Winning Travel Planners Radio Show to the Olympic Peninsula and introduced them to several wonderful towns, such as Port Gamble, Port Hadlock and Port Townsend. For more information, visit my Radio Page: Olympic Peninsula Tour

April 15th ’19

I just arrived home from an exciting trip to Wichita, Kansas.  I fed and petted a two-toed sloth, toured an amazing Frank Lloyd Wright House and had some of the best cuisine in the mid-west! For more information On Wichita Kansas, visit my Radio Page: Wichita Kansas

March 29th “19

My journey to Ghent, Belgium, to meet the Time Lord of Ghent and visit De Hel bar, where strong Absinthe and history will captivate even the most jaded traveler. For more information on Ghent Belgium, visit my Radio Page: Ghent Belgium


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