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

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 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

Comings and Goings of Gerken Getaways

In September, Tim and I attended a travel convention in Jamaica. We learned a lot from our supplier partners and saw some amazing resorts in the Montego Bay and Ocho Rios areas. Despite popular beliefs, you are able to get off of the resort properties and explore the region. Many of the popular excursions depart… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel Group Travel International Destination Tours

Small Groups Equal Big Advantages

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – Attributed to Mark Twain Picture yourself in Rome. The city is alive… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenCustom Travel

Taking Your Vacation On The Road

Many people like the flexibility of driving on a vacation. Many of us think of motor homes for extended road trips in the US. Who wouldn’t want to explore the great National Parks of the West or follow the trail for Civil War battles in the East, with a motor home. Motor homes are like… 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