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 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 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 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