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St.Maarten-St.Martin in the Caribbean

Pedro Arbolaez

The best things in life are

the people you have met

the places you have seen

and the memories you made

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We Suggest Staying in Historic Homes and Castles, Abbys,
Transformed Churches, B&Bs and Newstyle Hostels

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Find Out of the Way Attractions
and Meet Special People

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embrace moments of splendid solitude

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Sample from Our Bucketlist Flavors

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Enjoy Small Group Safety

& Personal Attention Tours

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Indulge in Epic and Off Beat Local Events

Two Days In and We're Still Groggy

Two Days In and We’re Still Groggy

Friday May 27 – It’s two days into the trip and this morning we seem worse for wear. Waking up at all hours of the night, it seems jet lag wants to turn us into Insomniacs. We are going to get some oscillating fans to get numb all the happy sounds […]

Exploring My Old Stomping Grounds

Exploring My Old Stomping Grounds

Thursday May 26 – Jetlag is still lurking around, but our adventure excitement is growing, so today I’m taking my sweetheart on a cautious trip around the landmarks of my youth. I’m using the cautious approach because I’m still shell shocked by the sweeping changes that turned the City of Maastricht […]

Arriving in Brussels

Arriving in Brussels

May 25 – Perfectly on schedule we landed at Brussels International Airport. The sky is cloudy, the landing is perfect and there is amazingly little witness of the deadly terror attack that happened here several weeks ago. I don’t see any police presence until  we actually leave the airport building […]

Kicking off our European Travel Programs

Kicking off our European Travel Programs

After almost 18 months of dreaming different destinations, working around governmental cross border barriers, obtaining papers and licenses and preparing itineraries, we have now finally kicked off our three months European Adventure. Since I was born and raised and had my first corporate career in the hills of the Southern […]

One of Amsterdam's Many Charms

One of Amsterdam’s Many Charms

These are the Amsterdam moments I miss the most. Relaxed people watching at Rembrandt Square – on the grass, on a park bench or from one of the many sidewalk cafés and someone unwraps an instrument and starts an intrepretation of a song we all know and still blows us […]

Americans have Mixed Feelings about International Travel

Americans have Mixed Feelings about International Travel

The result of a lot of media hype on safety has a growing number of Americans shy away from transatlantic travel. Recently I was approached by a young female schoolteacher who said: “I have always dreamed of seeing Andalucia, Spain, and this fall I have planned on going. Of course, […]

Expert Tips

Expert Tips

There are thousands of ways to pack and prepare for an international vacation and much of the practical value of these tips depend on your personal preferences. Some ideas are downright genius and applicable to most travelers and some are born purely out of personal need. For example I travel […]

Why settle for ordinary? Choose Extraordinary Travel

Why settle for ordinary? Choose Extraordinary Travel

This night picture of Italy was taken from the International Space Station, some 220 miles up in the sky. The sight is not your typical ordinary, every day one. It definitely subscribes to the extra ordinary experiences in life. It also subscribes how our guided tours introduce you to taste, […]

Culinary Berlin

Culinary Berlin

Not only is Berlin back on track as a world metropole when it comes to internationally diversified cuisine – see the list of the top ten , the city has also picked up on many traditional local epicurian highlights as only displayed in the streets. Food Trucks Yes, that culinary […]

Ways to Combat Jet Lag

Ways to Combat Jet Lag

Jet lag, a temporary sleep disorder (which may occur any time you transition from one time zone to another), should under no circumstance ruin your vacation. While you may not be able to avoid jet lag completely, there are several ways to lessen its effects. Following are a few simple […]