Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel Family Travel Group Travel International Destination

Visit Slovenia in 2019

I recently went to Slovenia for a few days. Wow! I could have stayed there for a whole week or more. Slovenia’s natural beauty and friendly people make it one of my top recommendations for places to visit in 2019. Coupled with a trip into Croatia, just an hour away by car to the border… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination Travel Planning Travel Tips

Highlights of Paris

Paris is the “City of Light” but during the summer months you need to stay awake pretty late to see them. On a recent weekend to Paris, we were able to see the highlights of the city in two days. If you have more time, it is definitely worth a longer visit, but you can… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination Travel Planning Travel Tips
London's St Pauls Cathedral

London Life

London is a fasted-paced city with a multi-cultural population. The easy to use public transportation system allows travelers to be independent or to join a tour. The combinations are as limitless as your imagination. In February, my husband and I moved to London for his job. During the past three months, I have been getting… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel International Destination Travel Planning

Planning Your Next Vacation Professionally

There are all types of planners. Planning a vacation a year in advance comes easily for some, while others wait until weeks before to plan a getaway. For some types of trips, either method will work as long as you are willing to be flexible. I recently had a woman call my office you wanted… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Planning Travel Tips

What REAL ID means for Washington State Travelers

Passports are becoming more important soon for Washington State Travelers. On December 20th, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act was passed by congress. Washington state is one of the states that has not complied with the Federal Read-ID act. This act was passed to establish a base security bench mark for… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenReconnect

Reconnect with Travel

Travel helps to connect you with other areas of the world, experience different cultures and appreciate what you have in your own back yard. I have been married for 25 years. I think that one of the keys to our great marriage is taking time to reconnect with each other. We began coming to Jamaica… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Planning

How to Plan Your Travel

The world is a wide and wonderful place. Trying to decide when and where to travel next can be a difficult decision. That is where the services of a travel professional can smooth the way to help you to narrow your choices and discover your possibilities. Where and When Many travelers want an escape from… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

5 Reasons to Visit Jamaica Now

I am a Fan of Jamaica. I have been since my first visit in 1997. That was the year that my wonderful husband, took pity on the mother of a 3-year-old and an 13-month- old and gave us some R and R on Jamaica. We have been hooked ever since. White sand beaches The town… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel International Destination River Cruise

Tempting Fall Travel Treats

As the school children return to their work, it is time for the adults to play. It is not too late to plan fall travel treats. There are many options still available and the prices have dropped as the suppliers are trying to fill last-minute space. So if you are ready to go, let’s do it!… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination Travel Tips

Partner With A Travel Professional

Have you ever wondered why people seek out and use a travel professional to help them plan a trip? The reasons vary from not having enough time to plan to just wanting it all planned for them. But the very best reason to partner with a travel professional is customer service. Customer Service A travel… Read more