top of page

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley

Featured Destinations

The world is your oyster and every experience is a pearl. I build tailored itineraries with expert insights and lead you to both celebrated and hidden gems, inspiring intriguing tales at every turn.

These are just a few ideas to whet your travel appetite. Contact me and we'll create a full menu of soul-fulfilling adventures. 


From mystical India, ancient China, and vibrant Thailand to tropical Bali, the futuristic city-state of Singapore, and dynamic South Korea, Asia's diverse cultures are a potpourri of  traditions, cuisines, and histories, offering a kaleidoscope of experiences for every traveler. 

Japanese lucky cats


Japan is my #1 specialty, having lived there for four years and visited again numerous times. It's beautiful, and I love the contrasts of ancient history and long-held cultural traditions versus modern innovations and culture. And there are so many fantastic places to see outside of Tokyo and Kyoto! I'd love to share my second homeland with you!

Image by Sebastian Pena Lambarri - Sadhus in Nepal


Nepal, where the majestic Himalayas meet lush plains, offers a plethora of activities. Trek to Everest Base Camp, explore ancient temples in Kathmandu, get your adrenaline pumping while white-water rafting on the Trishuli River, spot exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Pokhara's Phewa Lake.


From bustling Morocco, ancient Egypt, and city life in South Africa to wildlife-rich Kenya and Botswana, Seychelles' beaches, and historic Ethiopia, Africa is a continent of unparalleled beauty, offering breathtaking landscapes, profound historical depth, and a rich tapestry of cultural expressions that captivate and inspire.

Image by Louis Hansel - delicious-looking food


Morocco beckons you to explore its bustling souks in Marrakech, ride camels across the sweeping Sahara dunes, surf along the Atlantic coast in Agadir, wander through the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and savor traditional Moroccan cuisine. From the Atlas Mountains to historic cities, Morocco offers an enchanting mix of adventure, history, and culinary delights.

Image by Colin Watts - a leopard in Africa


Botswana offers extraordinary safaris in the Okavango Delta, where you can glide in traditional mokoros, observing hippos, or in Jeeps, tracking cheetahs. The Kalahari Desert impresses with its stark beauty, and Chobe National Park is renowned for its massive elephant herds. Cultural tours with the San people provide insight into ancient traditions.

Middle East

From the futuristic United Arab Emirates and vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to Oman's rugged mountains, Jordan's historical treasures, and Lebanon's vibrant cultural scene, the Middle East is a region of stark contrasts and rich heritage, offering an intricate mosaic of modern innovation and deep-rooted traditions that enchant and intrigue.

Museum of the Future, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates dazzles with its blend of modernity and tradition, offering the chance to ascend to the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, shop in vast luxury malls, explore the historic forts of Abu Dhabi, enjoy desert safaris on dune buggies, relax on pristine beaches, and even enjoy snow sports at Ski Dubai. 

Wadi Shab in Oman



Explore the impressive Nizwa Fort, wander through bustling souks for frankincense and handicrafts, trek in the rugged Al Hajar Mountains, relax on serene beaches, venture into the vast Wahiba Sands for a desert safari, and walk through Wadi Shab with its stunning aquamarine pools. Don't miss the cardamom coffee and Omani halwa.

Polar Regions

The polar regions stun with their otherworldly beauty. From the Arctic's mesmerizing northern lights and unique wildlife to Antarctica's vast icebergs and penguin colonies, these extremes of Earth offer unsurpassed adventures amidst the planet's most pristine and spectacular landscapes.

Image by Dylan Shaw - an iceberg in Antarctica



Antarctica invites you to witness its icy expanse through ice climbing, kayaking among icebergs, and spotting diverse wildlife like penguins, seals, and whales. Visitors can marvel at the Southern Lights, camp overnight, and even take a polar plunge in its freezing waters! It's a truly unparalleled experience at the edge of the world.

Iceland's Northern Lights

The Arctic


In the Arctic, you can marvel at Greenland's vast ice sheets and fjords, soak in Iceland's geothermal hot springs and explore its volcanic landscapes, and cruise along Norway's dramatic fjords under the midnight sun. From dog sledding and the Northern Lights to diverse wildlife and ancient Viking heritage, these lands offer mesmerizing experiences and stunning natural beauty.

Ocean & River Cruises

From the historic waterways of the Danube and Rhine in Europe, to the exotic allure of the Amazon River and the sparkling beauty of the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, ocean and river cruises offer a seamless journey, blending luxurious comfort with the thrill of discovery and stunning scenic vistas.

St Lucia, Caribbean ocean view

Caribbean Cruises


Soak in the sun on idyllic beaches, dive into crystal-clear waters, explore the local history, and savor diverse local cuisines. The convenience of being on a ship means easy access to a variety of amenities such as fine dining, entertainment, pools, and spas, ensuring a seamless blend of exploration and relaxation without ever needing to repack.

Dog sledding in the snow

Alaskan Cruises


Witness breathtaking glaciers calving into the sea, spot whales, eagles, and bears, and explore the rugged beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. The journey often includes visits to charming frontier towns, cultural experiences with native communities, and adventurous activities like dog sledding, hiking, and kayaking, all while enjoying the comfort of a luxurious cruise ship.

Australia & Oceania

From Australia's vast outback and vibrant cities to Tasmania's rugged wilderness, to the idyllic beaches of RarotongaTahitiSamoa, and Vanuatu, this region presents a unique blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation for explorers seeking the extraordinary.

Image by Joshua Harris - Hobbiton in New Zealand

New Zealand


New Zealand offers an adventure for every traveler: bungee jumping in Queenstown, exploring the mystical Hobbiton Movie Set, hiking through the majestic Fiordland National Park, soaking in Rotorua's geothermal hot springs, and experiencing Maori culture. It's a playground for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. 

A Fijiian woman with a traditional headdress



Snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons among vibrant coral reefs, surf world-class waves, relax on pristine beaches, and explore lush rainforests. Or explore Fijian culture through village tours, traditional ceremonies, and local cuisine. It's a perfect, relaxing getaway.

South America

From ancient Peru, samba-spirited Brazil, and wine-rich Chile, to tango-loving Argentina, coffee-famous Colombia, and tradition-steeped Bolivia, South America's blend of culinary delights, vibrant dances, and rich cultural tapestries weave a narrative of diversity and passion, inviting explorers to delve into a world beyond scenic vistas.

Naturalist Local Guide With Group Of Tourists In Cuyabeno Wildlife Refuge



Picture yourself strolling through the historic streets of Quito, exploring the Amazon rainforest, hiking the Andes, setting eyes on volcanic Cotopaxi, and discovering the unique wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. You can also stand at the equator, surf on Pacific beaches, and immerse yourself in indigenous markets. 

A glass of red wine with grapes in the background



Uruguay is a hidden gem. You're invited to bask on its beautiful beaches, explore the charming cobblestone streets of Colonia del Sacramento, savor exquisite beef, visit boutique wineries, and experience the nightlife of Montevideo. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning coastal towns like Punta del Este, and tranquil countryside, Uruguay offers a serene, yet lively, escape.

North America

From Canada's wilderness expanses, Hawaii's volcanic landscapes, and Mexico's culinary mastery to the Dominican Republic's merengue rhythms, Puerto Rico's historic charm, Belize's barrier reef, and Panama's engineering marvels, North America offers a plethora of natural beauty, gastronomic delights, and rich history.

Image by Clinton Mwebaze - a woman ziplining in Costa Rica

Costa Rica


Costa Rica is a haven for adventurers: zip-lining through cloud forests, surfing the Pacific and Caribbean waves, spotting exotic wildlife in national parks, and relaxing in volcanic hot springs. This biodiverse country offers a blend of thrilling outdoor activities and serene natural beauty, from its lush rainforests to its rich cultural experiences and sustainable tourism initiatives.

Musicians in New Orleans

New Orleans


New Orleans is a city brimming with culture. Revel in the vibrant jazz scene, feast on Creole and Cajun cuisines, explore historic neighborhoods like the French Quarter, and partake in the festivities of Mardi Gras. From haunted tours to riverboat cruises and art galleries to lush parks, New Orleans offers the most unique blend of historical charm and lively entertainment in the U.S.


You may have already visited Europe's pillars — England, France, Italy, and Spain — but there's so much more to the continent. From Croatia's coastal beauty, Czech Republic's historic beers, and Hungary's thermal spas, to Poland's diverse architecture and Romania's medieval charm, these regions offer hidden gems, just asking to be explored.

Image by Karson - a castle in Estonia



With a blend of medieval charm and modern innovation, Estonia offers the chance to wander ancient Tallinn's cobblestone streets, explore digital art spaces, and unwind in traditional smoke saunas. You could easily combine it with historic Riga, Latvia and baroque Vilnius, Lithuania. Or, Helsinki — a UNESCO City of Design — is just across the gulf.

Image by Fabien Bazanegue - octopus on a railing in Greece



Greece offers a mosaic of experiences: Wander through ancient ruins like the Acropolis, relax on sun-drenched islands with azure waters, savor Mediterranean flavors in seaside tavernas, and explore charming villages with whitewashed buildings. From the vibrant streets of Athens to the serene beauty of Santorini and the rich history of Delphi, Greece blends heritage and splendor.

From the Talefeathers Blog

bottom of page