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

Only a few Days Remaining to Sign Up

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

Namibia's Red Sand Dunes
Highest in the World

Game Drives in Namibia’s Etosha National Park

and more...

Sunny Andalucia
Olive Groves & Sunflowers

Rental Cars to Visit Hill Towns and Villages
including White-Washed Pueblos

Three 4-Night Stays

Guided Tours
Alhambra, Cordoba, Ronda

Andalusian Horse Show
Authentic Flamenco
Tapas & Sangria

and more...

Classical Greece:

Play on Mykonos, Santorini,
& more

Swim the Azure Blue Waters of the Aegean

Island Hop on a Private Yacht

Ancient Turkey:

Walk in the steps of Paul and Cleopatra

Visit the Fairy Chimneys, Sleep in a Cave Hotel

Take a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait

and more...

Catch the Wind Tours - Northwest Riverboat Cruise



Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2018

4 Cabins Remaining

You're invited to join us for this Catch the Wind tour on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, aboard the American Empress paddlewheeler steamboat.

Eight days of relaxation, entertainment, dining, and adventure. Follow the path of Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea cruising down the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Enjoy natural Fall beauty unique to the Pacific Northwest with impressive mountains that rise along the horizon or deep canyons. Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls and Hells Canyon are just some of the natural landmarks you can explore.

The American Empress is the largest and most elegant riverboat in the American Northwest. Your cruise includes a Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Veranda, all meals onboard, complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks, select wine and beer with dinner, a shore excursion in every port, a deluxe hotel stay before your voyage, daily lectures by the Riverlorian (the onboard history and culture expert), and more.

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 Pacific Northwest 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 at no additional cost. (Mandatory items usually added to the price.) 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 daytime temps average mid-70's.

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: Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2018

Price: $3599 pp/dbl


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