Cultural Immersion and Adventure Travel Expert
Travel has become a necessity in my life. Growing up, I was able to experience a handful of international locales, spurring on my desire to experience cultures from all over the globe. It was only natural to extend my passion from my own personal travel, to helping others with their exciting vacations! You'll notice I have specialities in European Culture and Adventure Travel. Those are definitely my favorite types of travel, but I also enjoy helping people plan independent, solo trips and family vacations as well. I have traveled many places on my own alone and find it to be exhilarating as it demands that you interact with locals and experience the traditions and events of your destination. I also have children of my own and have brought them with on international trips - I know traveling with children has different restrictions and delights. So, whatever your desire, let me help you plan the perfect vacation for you!
My Areas of Expertise
In fall of 2021, I had the opportunity to travel to Colombia for the first time in my life. Spoiler alert: It was AMAZING! There are so many indigenous peoples groups still living in a traditional way, who are happy to share their way of life with those interested to know more. While I was there... Read more from my Immersive Cultural Experience in Colombia story.
This year, I was able to take my 5 year old daughter on a quick weekend trip to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We had a wonderful time exploring the resort, seeing what natural wonders and wildlife we could find. Despite only having 3 nights there, we were... Read more from my Mother/Daughter Weekend at Eco Resort story.
In 2017, over the 4th of July holiday weekend, I was able to go on a short tour of the northwestern portion of Iceland. As Iceland can be very expensive (lodging and food, especially), I opted to do a G Adventures tour solo where 2 of the 4 nights we camped in... Read more from my Camping adventure in Iceland story.
Drive through Iceland
I enjoyed hearing about your trip, Vanessa! So happy you had a good experience.
Mother-Daughter trip to Tennessee
Tennessee is so fun and I'm glad you had a great time!
Amazing Iceland Trip
Myrtle Beach - Relaxation trip
Thank you for the review, Laura! I am glad I was able to help you narrow down your choices for your vacation and plan it for you!
Family trip to Jamaica
Thank you for the feedback, I will definitely take that into account and adjust my meeting options earlier!
Best self-drive vacation!
It was wonderful to see your amazing photos and to follow your choir experience too!
Family trip to Mexico
So glad to have been able to help with the tips and packing list and that you had a great time!
Loved seeing your photos and hearing about the great time you had!
Florida trip brought me life and was seamless
It was also comforting with how knowledgeable she was when it came to covid guidelines/restrictions. I felt so prepared and it was so seamless.
If you are looking to travel I would recommend two things. Do it soon (everyone is antsy to travel again!) and work with Kara! You won't regret it.
I'm so glad you had such a great time!
Wonderful extended family trip!
I'm so glad to have been able to help with this trip, and especially help you through all the COVID-19 protocols!
Barbados Girls Trip
Thank you for using us for your girls trip!
Just the right options for me!
So glad you enjoyed the cooking lesson and the rest of your trip!
Thanks Sarah, glad you enjoyed your trip!
Dolphin Swim a Big Success!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! I'm happy to have helped make a dream come true!
Great travel agent for all kinds of trips!
Thank you and glad you've enjoyed both trips!
Macchu Pichu Peru solo trip
So glad I could help out and keep the trip a success for you!
Travel Agent with personal touch!
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities, Kara quickly narrowed down our options. As soon as we were satisfied, we booked! The cost of the flight was similar to what we would pay had we booked online ourselves.
Now for the best part-the personal touch. A week before our trip, Kara mailed us our itinerary and a very helpful travel checklist. These helped keep our stress levels low, since we didn't have to think about anything. She encouraged us to contact her if we had any problems on our trip and she checked in when we returned.
Booking through Kara elevated our trip from great to awesome! I will definitely use her services again!
Thanks for the kind words, Des! Glad you had a great time!
Mazatlan family trip
So glad the family trip went well!