Author: Kathryn GerkenFamily Travel National Destination

National Park Week – California

California is a great place to visit for its National Parks. From north to south a few parks to see are Lassen Volcanic N.P., Yosemite N.P., and Sequoia and Kings Canyon. If you want to jump out to the northern coast, don’t miss the Redwood N.P. The redwoods are located in the northwestern corner of… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenFamily Travel National Destination

National Park Week – Oregon

Oregon not only has the last miles of the Historic Oregon trail, it also boasts beautiful beaches and National Parks. Crater Lake National Park and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are two parks to add to your bucket list. Crater Lake National Park is located in the South-Central part of the state. The lake has… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenFamily Travel National Destination

National Parks Week

This week, April 18th-24th is National Parks week. The National Park system is 100 years old this year. To honor this week, I will be posting about various National Parks of the west that I have visited. If you would like a copy of my itinerary please contact me. Today, I will begin with a… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel

Education, Culture and Experiences

I grew up a child of travel. My parents were divorced when I was a young. As my sister and I grew older, we commuted from one coast to another to see our Dad. Since he was a pilot, we flew stand-by. In those days, we were rarely bumped, but we did learn how to… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel Family Travel National Destination

Tale of Three Canyons

          Spring Break, 2015 Each year that we host exchange students in our home, we allow them to choose a destination for their Spring Break trip. We have been to San Francisco and Northern California twice, the Island of Kauai once and this year we drove the canyons. Here was our… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenGroup Travel International Destination Tours

Escorted Ireland

In February of 1991, a friend and I took our first international trip without our parents. It was an adventure to remember and one of our stops was Ireland. We braved the “wrong-sided” roads and explored the southern area of the Emerald Isle. I must admit that while I enjoyed the trip, we should have… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTours

Experience Culture

Over the past several years, Tim and I have taken a few escorted tours in Europe. The first was with our sons through the Northern part of Italy, zigzagging across the country as we worked our way south to Rome. I must admit that I took this tour, with my feet dragging. I had been… 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 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