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Certified Travel Associate

By |2020-07-25T19:11:51-07:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Vacations|

I am a Certified Travel Associate (CTA), having earned my designation from The Travel Institute, the oldest and most respected non-profit certification organization in the travel industry. These credentials require that I have at least 18 months of travel industry work experience, completed rigorous certification and testing, and continue to fulfill stringent education credit requirements

England in Mid-Summer A Family Adventure

By |2020-07-13T19:48:16-07:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Family Time, Group Ventures, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Group Tour of Jolly 'Ol England based on the Oviatt Family from Tring England. Escorted group travel via luxury motor coach with guide(s) Join us as we venture back to the homeland to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as we visit the very places they were known to have roamed. Although this tour was

Adventures in Sutherland

By |2021-07-19T13:50:39-07:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Vacations|

Join in on a fabulous journey through the Highlands of Scotland as we explore the very areas our ancestors roamed. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Sutherlin/Oakland Scholarship Fund (Sutherlin/Oakland Oregon) September 6-17, 2022 Departure date from the US: Tuesday, September 6, 2022   Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Arrive

Looking for Travel Insurance?

By |2022-05-30T11:38:35-07:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Vacations|

Looking for Travel Insurance? Look no further. Click the link to receive a quote today. Gathering a group of travelers together to travel together? Look into group insurance to cover the entire group! Travel Insurance   

Master Gardens of Scotland

By |2020-05-20T22:19:03-07:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Family Time, Group Ventures, Road Trip, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Gather YOUR group together and pick a date! May - October are your best bets to see the beauty of ALBA! Would your group of avid gardeners like to venture around the rugged countryside of Scotland while viewing the gorgeous heather and other foliage and learning the history of each location as told by a

Heart of Scotland Tour

By |2023-02-14T19:46:43-08:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Group Ventures, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

JOIN ME IN THE LAND OF ALBA July 10-21, 2023 Enjoy a fabulous 12 day/11 night guided tour of Scotland. 2 nights Edinburgh 2 nights Pitlochry 2 nights Inverness 2 nights Portree (Isle of Skye) 1 night Glencoe 2 nights Glasgow Depart the US on July 9th and arrive into Edinburgh on July 10 with

East Meets West in Dallas – A Cousins Reunion

By |2020-08-25T08:35:22-07:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Family Time, Local, Road Trip, Singles Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As hard working single women living alone and yearning for a much needed getaway, we began looking for a destination directly between our two states. As we both love the country life and  were looking for cowboys or ranchers to corral, we decided on Dallas Texas. It turns out, the distance between our cities was

DIY Bar – Sip & Craft in Portland, OR

By |2017-09-19T18:34:58-07:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Vacations|

It's time for the weekly or monthly get-together. You need to choose a venue, something unique and exciting. Nothing too fancy, nor the typical, "let's play pool and sing kereoke". You want something a bit out of the ordinary. Look no further. A new venue has entered the Portland scene. DIY Bar, a do-it-yourself crafting place. Make

Alpaca Yoga at Marquam Hill Ranch

By |2017-08-09T18:17:32-07:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Local, Vacations|Tags: , , , |

Your friend says, "let's go to Yoga". You say yes, expecting to show up at  a studio nearby. After a somewhat lengthy drive, you finally pull up to a ranch in Molalla. Yes, that's what I said, a ranch. An Alpaca Ranch to be exact.      By now I'm sure you've heard of Goat

Getting Naked in Hood River Oregon

By |2017-08-09T15:37:12-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Local, Vacations|Tags: , , , , |

When someone mentions they had a "twosome", your mind probably goes to all the wrong places. You might look at them with disdain, disgust or maybe even complete awe. No judgement here! A "twosome", as in my case,  can consist of meeting 2 celebrities at the same time. The Naked Winery in Hood River, Oregon was

La Grande Oregon Crazy Days

By |2017-07-21T05:03:17-07:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, US Military, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , |

As a new writer, finding out of the way and interesting places is of top priority. Having procured a position with a website dedicated to everything Oregon, it was time to explore. The mission? To re-visit a location my daughter's and I had visited just the year prior. This time with a writers mind. La

On the Road to Becoming a McMenamins Cosmic Tripster

By |2017-07-10T05:14:05-07:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, parenting|Tags: , , , , |

When your children are young, you try to find fun and exciting oportunities to share with them. Possibly taking road trips to nearby adventures or journeys to far off places. You might occasionally go out to dinner,  possibly a movie or two, maybe even a concert. Mostly, all any parent wants, is to make sure

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