You can photograph wildlife up close and personal in the Okavango Delta in Botswana via dugout canoe, called a mokoro.



The magnificent and world famous Louvre Museum rises over the Seine River.

Gap of Dunloe


Enjoy a scenic journey through the narrow, winding pass by horse-drawn cart.



Situated behind the Cathedral of Pisa, the tower was constructed in three stages over 177 years. It leans 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from perfectly vertical.



Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean.

Cappadocia, Turkey


The Cappadocia region offers amazing sights, unusual rock formations, and underground dwellings.



The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art performs a spectacular equestrian ballet accompanied to traditional Spanish music with riders dressed in 19th Century style costumes.

Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico


In operation since the mid 19th century, Ixtapan is family-owned and operated, and is the most relaxing and beautiful place one can imagine.


Ihla Crowley

Ihla Crowley, Drifter Sister
Escorting Small Group,
In-depth Tours
to Destinations
Around the World

Dreaming of Seeing Canada's Rocky Mountains?

Love Trains? Join this Tour!

GoldLeaf Train Service

Tours of Banff-Jasper-Yoho National Parks

Awesome Scenery

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Watch the Rocky Mountaineer videos...

more info...

Ihla Crowley

Ihla Crowley, Drifter Sister
Leading Small Group,
In-depth Tours
to Destinations
Around the World


"This was an excellent experience and quite affordable.... Staying in one location with day trips suited us perfectly, and the itinerary was varied and interesting. To me it was the perfect chance to enjoy historical sites, natural beauty, food and wine, local people, and comfortable lodgings."

- Margie & Cliff W. (France)



Protect your Investment - Travel is Expensive

Protect Against Trip Delays and Lost Luggage

Protect Against Falling Ill in a Foreign Country with no one to help you

Call me for a quote, whether traveling with me, on a cruise, packaged tour, or traveling alone.

It costs less than you think to be covered.


For peace of mind when you travel

Travel Tips

A Tip on Tipping

A Few Simple Tips

Learn a Little Language

Dealing with Electricity

Let's Talk Money

Let's Talk Laundry


on selected tours

Everyone's Dream Come True

Lodging in Villas

Rental Cars to Visit a Variety of Hill Towns

Breakfast & Evening Snacks

Several Special Meals

Train/Bus Tickets to Arezzo, Siena, and Assisi

and more...

See it Before it Changes

Beautiful Classic Cars

Havana & Trinidad

Santiago de Cuba

Camaguey & Havana

City Tours & Culinary Delights

Home Stays with Locals

Experience the Real Cuba

and more...



Hvar, Split, Korkula & more

Swim in the Adriatic Sea

Island Hop on a Small Ship


Stay in Budva on the coast, & Perast on the Bay of Kotor

Visit Lakes, Mountain Villages, Monasteries

Enjoy Boat Rides, Walking Tours, Fabulous Food

and more...


Experience the Luck of the Irish

Enjoy Traditional Irish Music and Pub Meals

Enchanting Scenic Drives

Small Luxury Motor Coach

Mystical Lakes

Castles and Ancient Ruins

Distilleries and Other Surprises

and more...



A Balance of Relaxation & Discovery

Immersion into French Culture & Cuisine

Lodging in a 12th Century Castle

Roman Sites - Castles - Wineries

Walking Tour of Montpellier

Carcassonne - Collioure

Local Street Markets

Canal du Midi Boat Ride

Cathar & Roman History

and more...

Pamper Yourself

Daily Swedish Massages

Water Aerobics



Fabulous Spa Food

Day Trip to Taxco

Golf/Spa Option

and more...

Trip of a Lifetime on a Safari in Kenya & Southern Africa

Kenya - During Migration
Big Five - Game Drives

Luxury Lodges & Tent Camps

Victoria Falls - Largest in the World

Botswana's Okavango Delta - Game Drives by Boat & Land Rover

Cape Town's Table Mountain, Penguins,

and Botanical Garden

Game Drives in the best National Parks

and more...

Sunny Andalucia
Olive Groves & Sunflowers

Vans with drivers to Visit Hill Towns and Villages
including White-Washed Pueblos

Three 4-Night Stays

Guided Tours
Alhambra, Cordoba, Ronda, and more

Andalusian Horse Show
Authentic Flamenco
Tapas & Sangria

and more...

Enjoy the Camaraderie on Our Very Own Flotilla of Catamarans

Swim the Azure Blue Waters of the Ionian Sea

Visit Corfu and surrounding islets

Explore the Turquoise Coast on a Turkish Gulet

Ancient Greece:

Walk in the footsteps of the ancients

Olympia, Delphi,

Epidaurus, Napflio, Mycenae, Meteora, and more


and more...

Catch the Wind Tours - Mississippi Riverboat Cruise




November 7-15, 2021 (Note change from 2020)

You're invited to join us for this Catch the Wind tour on the Mississippi River, aboard the American Queen paddlewheeler steamboat.

The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Let us introduce you to the American South and show you all the great sights and port cities as we cruise the legendary Mississippi river between Memphis to New Orleans. A new chapter awaits as we cruise around each river bend.

Century-old oak trees, indigenous wildlife, Civil War memorials and vast plantations await you on a Lower Mississippi River Cruise. Take in the sights of the river from our decks, and explore from on-shore stops in some of the South’s most famous cities. While indulging in our luxury amenities on board one of our famous paddlewheelers you’ll learn about the area’s history and landscape. And on shore, you can experience the very best of true Southern culture.

Modern amenities and classic luxury combine aboard the American Queen. Offering gracious and elegant steamboat river cruises, climb aboard the American Queen for a memorable journey through U.S. history and nature. Enjoy Victoria opulence with details like scrolling woodwork, fresh flowers and lacy filigree or travel back in time with the words of Mark Twain, from the ship’s collection. Enjoy nightly entertainment aboard our river boat in the Grand Saloon or the Captain's Lounge or stroll up and down the decks admiring the views and scenery during your cruise. Join us aboard the America Queen, for the ultimate steamboat vacation.

And the food? Oh my goodness! All three meals on board, including breakfast in your stateroom if you want it. Choice of elegant or casual dining for lunch, and a nightly five-course dinner in the American Empress’s elegant Dining Room, showcasing regional cuisine utilizing fresh ingredients creatively combined with a contemporary flair.

A special group rate has been secured so that this cruise can include the port taxes and gratuities (mandatory items usually added to the price) at no additional cost. If you have always dreamed of a Riverboat cruise, this is your chance to do it for a very reasonable price, at a nice time of year, when there is still a chance of seeing the Fall colors.

If you are interested in this adventure, email to verify availability. A $500 deposit is needed upon commitment. These cruises sell out quickly, and they can’t hold cabins for me without deposits. There is no minimum or maximum on this one, but I’m hoping for at least 12 passengers.

Dates: Changed to Nov 7-15, 2021

Original Price: $4600 (Includes Port Taxes and Mandatory Gratuities.)

PRICE REDUCED TO $4000 (C Cabin)/$4300 (B Cabin)

(Still includes Port Taxes, Mandatory Gratuities, and more)


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