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Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Olga Murray and the Nepal Youth Foundation

Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Olga Murray and the Nepal Youth Foundation

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“Putting on the Ritz” to Celebrate a Best Friend’s Remission from Breast Cancer

“Putting on the Ritz” to Celebrate a Best Friend’s Remission from Breast Cancer

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Machu Picchu – A Family Affair

Machu Picchu – A Family Affair

Mother/Daughter Travel We thought we were prepared, but we really weren’t. Our first glimpse of the colossal pre-Columbian city, standing regally under a piercingly blue sky, moved us emotionally and physically. We were both surprised by our reaction to the 15th-century Inca site  perched almost 8,000 feet above sea level. My 21-year-old daughter Annalyse draped […]

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Confessions of a Hotel Maid

Confessions of a Hotel Maid

A hotel maid has decided to spill the dirtiest secrets behind housekeeping. . How do you usually begin a typical day? My day begins with a staff meeting at 7am. Here we discuss the days plans, be told how many guests are there that day, how many new guests are coming, how many rooms are […]

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Woman to Woman in Bali

Woman to Woman in Bali

It’s the name that immediately comes to mind when you think of the romantic ending of Eat, Pray, Love. The lush, languid island of Bali lingers, embedded in our imaginations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book and the movie starring Julia Roberts. As much as Bali is known for its romantic resorts, sandy beaches and luscious green […]

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Solo Travel is Easy and Rewarding

Solo Travel is Easy and Rewarding

Have you ever wanted to see a Broadway play in New York City, take a road trip to see the fall foliage,  or splurge on a vacation to Paris, but couldn’t find anyone to go with you?  Solo travel is the answer! I can imagine what you’re thinking. You’ll be lonely, isolated, it’s dangerous, and […]

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Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

Gutsy Woman of the Month: Bedriye Hülya

I’m going to tell you right away what the best part of my job is: meeting amazing people when I travel. I looked up a friend-of-a friend in Istanbul recently and was really glad I did. Bedriye Hülya is an attractive young woman with an impressive list of accomplishments. She uses her energy, inspiration and skills to help […]

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Mardi Gras Magic: Tips  From a Local

Mardi Gras Magic: Tips From a Local

I think I decided to stay in New Orleans after my first costume party. I understood then that there must be something to a city which dedicates a good portion of the year creating a different reality. Maybe this is why I’m in the travel business: isn’t also an escape into fantasy? (Eric Vicini, our […]

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Safety Tips for Women Travelers

Safety Tips for Women Travelers

In view of the recent rape in India and concerns for women traveling worldwide, it’s even more important to be prepared and take precautions. I plan my accommodations, daytime activities and clothing to avoid being a target. You may wonder why are women vulnerable targets for theft or random acts of violence when they travel? […]

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Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Pick the perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one with a little help from The Gutsy Traveler and our good friends at Marriott International!

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