"One summer, my husband and I bought tickets to Amsterdam on a whim. With just a couple weeks to plan our trip, I poured through guidebooks, studied train schedules, and marked out a route on my pocket map of Europe. Starting in the Netherlands and ending on the coast of Spain, I was hooked by the time we ate chocolate around the square in Bruges. At that moment, I resolved to travel often, wide, and professionally if possible. "
I love helping other travelers discover Europe for the first time - I often recommend companion travel novels to help illuminate a destination. Mexico also has my heart, and I return there as often as possible. I've seen many of the Caribbean islands, but honestly its a stretch to get there from the West Coast. Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji - how can you not love tropical beaches, especially those with over-water bungalows?