MS. GUIDED VIRTUAL TRAVEL
While the world might be clouded in uncertainty, it's still okay to dream, succumb to the allure of travel, and most importantly, connect with like-minded community.
These online travel series, held via Zoom, are created to help keep us connected with our passion for travel, hospitality and the human connection. I am co-hosting interactive, online events with some of the finest faces of travel from all over the world (boutique hoteliers, expert travel guides, adventure enthusiasts, wellness specialists, and sustainable travel advocates), bringing the hospitality to you, in the comfort of your own home.
To register for or join an event, simply click on 'RSVP' and the date. All of the series are recorded, so if you're unable to attend an event you're interest in, you can request the link, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the virtual side!
MONTANA LUXURY RANCH RESORT EXPERIENCE
Howdy! Ever wondered what life is like at a dude ranch? Grab your hats-n-boots and join us as we head to Darby, Montana with special guest Jennifer O'Donohue from the award-winning, luxury ranch resort, Triple Creek Ranch. We'll talk scenic, wide-open spaces and a list of cowboy and cowgirl-cool, all-inclusive activities that are as vast as a Montana summer day is long. Looking forward to sharing in the romance and adventure of the all-American ranch with everyone. See y'all there!
TOP 10 NORTH AMERICA SUMMER DESTINATIONS
Grab your Minnetonka driving moccasins, dust off that old map in your glovebox and we'll hit the open road! Avid adventure traveler and founder of family-owned, Austin Adventures, Dan Austin will share what there is to discover in their top 10 most requested domestic destinations. In this event, we'll cover Yellowstone National Park, Alaska Kenai Fjords, Banff/Canadian Rockies, Montana Big Sky Country & Glacier National Park, South Dakota Black Hills, Yosemite National Park, Bryce & Zion National Park, Grand Canyon and the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. See you there, s' mores in hand!
GALAPAGOS BY LAND & SEA + ECUADOR MAINLAND
Ready for an exotic escape? Unequaled for thrilling landscapes & unique wildlife, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador mainland and Amazon take center stage in this week's South American theme. Margarita Sanchez, A&K Ecuador Country Manager will talk about the wonders of Galapagos, its unique fauna and activities, and how to visit by sea and by land. Also, Dalia Gibu, Regional Sales for A&K South America, will join her to share their favorite stories and experiences in Ecuador mainland from amazing nature encounters in the cloud forest and the Amazon, to multisport activities on the Avenue of the Volcanoes and more!
PERU & THE AMAZON
Far beyond the Inca, Peru has much more to offer than romance among the ruins. On this day, Dalia Gibu, Regional Sales for A&K South America, will take you on a journey through the Land of the Incas, not just Machu Picchu, Wonder of the World, also how to combine it with culinary experiences in Lima, unique cultural encounters in Lake Titicaca and more. She will share her favorite experiences being cultural, active, or even mystical! Ines Orihuela, Sales Director for Delfin Amazon cruises, will add on a Nature Wonder of the World experience in the mighty Amazon to round up a unique experience in Peru: from pink dolphin encounters to piranha fishing and shaman experiences onboard Delfin luxury boats.
VISIT THE RING OF KERRY WITH AN IRISH CELEBRITY
Delightful human being, master hotelier, book author, television star, and on this day, our virtual tour guide through the Ring of Kerry! Francis Brennan will join us from his home in Ireland to chat about life in the Emerald Isle, Park Hotel Kenmare, and what not to miss when visiting the Ring of Kerry. Make yourself a proper cup of Irish tea and tuck into an hour of warmth, joy, and hospitality from one of the travels industry's finest. At the end of the hour, we'll have a drawing for a surprise giveaway!
POLE TO POLE: ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC CIRCLE EXPEDITIONS
Explore one of Antarctica’s most iconic regions & sail miles of rugged coast under the magical northern lights in the Arctic Circle. Pilar Fernandez F. from the super fun crew at Oceanwide Expeditions will join us from her home in Chile to detail these two lesser-known regions of the world.
RSVP Tue, May 19 · TBA PM PST
EXPLORE NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA WITH LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS
Small expedition ships are arguably the most exhilarating way adventure lovers can explore remarkable destinations. Equipped with National Geographic photographers & scientists, kayaks, zodiacs, naturalist expert guides and deep-sea videographers, it's no ordinary experience. Lesa Bain of Lindblad Expeditions will take us out to the open sea to explore the wildlife of Baja's Sea of Cortez, Californias wilder side at the Channel Islands, Alaska's 'Spirit Bear' territory, British Columbia & the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica jungles and the historical Panama Canal.
MONGOLIA: DAY-TO-DAY LIFE OF NOMADS & NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS
In this exotic episode, we will cover Ulaanbataar the Capital, then to the North and Lake Hovsgol, west to the Altai Mountain and the Kazakh minority that practice the art of falconry with Golden Eagles. We will then travel to historic Karakorum the 13th Century Capital of the great Khans, before winding our way south to the Gobi Desert and the serene Three Camel Lodge, one National Geographics Unique Lodges of the World. With the highly accomplished Founder & CEO of Nomadic Expeditions, Jalsa Urubshurow along with Sanjay Saxena, Director of Operations and one of the 51 Honorees at the “Unsung Heroes of Compassion,” honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are in for a true storytelling treat!
BIKE & BOAT IN ASIA
Do you enjoy cycling adventures? Is Asia on your Wanderlist? Please join our Virtual Travel Community as guest speaker Steve Grace from Grasshopper Adventures in Cambodia presents exciting bike and boat touring journeys throughout Asia! In this event, we'll visit Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam, then open up for Q&A. Order in some takeout from your favorite local Asian bistro and as we bring the world to you!
ADVENTURE MOVIE NIGHT
Let's get together and share our love of travel, adventure, and cinema! You bring the popcorn and I'll provide the movie. Tracks is a film based on a true story. Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian (Mia Wasikowska) satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. Rated PG-13 2013 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 2 hours Watch movie trailer here
Join us for an afternoon break of Maltese immersion and hospitality with Luisa & Louise at P&A Sullivan, live from Naxxar, Malta. Established 23 years ago by Captian Harry Sullivan, this luxury boutique, multi-generation, family-owned and operated tour company is passionate about sharing their one-of-a-kind, friendly culture with visitors.
Narak dalwaqt! (See you soon!)
MAYAN WELLNESS IN THE YUCATAN RAINFOREST
Who's up for an afternoon wellness break in the Mayan rainforest? Join us as Rocco Bova, General Manager of the destination spa, Chablé Yucatán, comes to us live from the lush, tranquil Chablé gardens to chat about how they combine Shamanism with luxury, ancient healing techniques with modern science and their passion for culinary, tequila and sustainability.