Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination Tours

Alternatives to Europe

Europe has been a popular destination for US travelers for many years. While, I would not hesitate to travel to Europe today, a few travelers, are a bit shy about recent threats to European countries. With that in mind, there are many great alternatives in the world to explore. South Pacific South of the equator, lays many… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

Experience Cuba!

Back in the early 1990’s, My husband and I had the opportunity to drive into Prague. This was just after the border opened up to Western travelers. It was great to experience the culture and feel of the city before it became another European tourist town. It was authentic. The same is true right now… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

Is Europe On Sale?

The exchange rate between the Euro and the US dollars is great, right now. It is almost a 1:1 ratio, which makes traveling to Europe this year more attractive than ever. Not only is it more affordable, but the many travel style options that Europe offers makes it desirable on many levels. Europe in depth… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenFamily Travel Themed travel

Cruising Styles

      The world of cruising is vast. There are cruise ships, routes and experiences for every type of traveler. We are currently in the WAVE season. This is a term that the travel industry uses to describe the optimal time to book a cruise. Many of the cruise suppliers have the best sales… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenFamily Travel Group Travel International Destination

4 Ways To See The World

  The old movie, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” describes many forms of transportation that can be used during your traveling experiences. These days, there are more options than ever before when you choose to travel. There are many price points to fit into every budget and each form of travel has its own unique advantages…. Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTours Travel Planning

Experience Travel

  Travel is all about experiences. Avid travelers are looking for the next experience to build their memories. Whether that is sampling unusual food in Asia, cave diving in Belize or just renting a kayak in Hawaii, we travel to experience. Most of my adult life I have traveled without the aid of a tour… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Planning

Travel 2015

 The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine Traveling is an important experience. Whether you are traveling to an acclaimed location in your own backyard or across the globe; we experience different sights and sounds but most of all we meet new and usually different… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

Islands of Scotland

This past summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks in Scotland. Scotland is one of my favorite destinations to date. This was our second trip to Scotland and this time we were able to explore some of its beautiful islands. We spent a full week on the Island of Islay, which is… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Tips

Prioritize Your Travel

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine Avid travelers are constantly looking towards their next trip. Whether it is to the next city or the next continent, a travel bucket list will help you to prioritize and focus your travel goals. First, let’s dream… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

River Cruising

How do you like to cruise? This week I learned about river cruising through the Viking Cruise Lines. They offer European river cruising as well as paddle boat cruising on the Mississippi River and a few ocean cruises on smaller vessels. I am not particularly a cruiser. I tend to get seasick. However, the great… Read more