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Come Travel With Me!

 

Let’s have some fun together exploring the world! I travel sometimes with my husband Tod, but also as a solo traveler (my husband doesn’t like to go on as many trips a year as I like to). There are a great group of travelers, growing all the time, that love to travel together. Each year I select a number of tours that I join. Imagine, not only do you have a wonderful local guide, but also your Travel Advisor, making sure every detail is perfect. I will share travel tips, expertise, and adventures as we travel along. Many of my experienced “Escapers” have traveled together and traveled with me. When a “Come Travel With Me” trip is posted, it is often full very quickly. So don’t delay, join this growing group of travel buddies!

 

Come Join Me On One or More of These Amazing Tours!

2021

Riverboat on the amazon with 3 skiffs in the forground

Amazon Riverboat Experience - 7 days/6 nights

Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home. With plenty of time for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you’ll experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.

Starting From: $2199

Travel Date: April 5-11, 2021

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Celtic Delight Ireland Escape - 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Come join our Celtic Delight, a relaxing tour of the southern route of Ireland! This special 7-night tour overnights at a deluxe castle for 2 of the nights…followed by Killarney, Waterford and Dublin! Enjoy 13-meals, beautiful sights and Irish hospitality!

Starting From: $2199

Travel Date: May 26, 2021-June 2, 2021

Star Clippers Star Flyer Ship

Escape To The Greek Islands of Mamma Mia - 7 Days

Sail away to Greece & Mama Mia dreams in a magnificent luxury Clipper Ship. Experience the magical islands of Skopelos and Skiathos from the movie Mamma Mia! Leaving from the Port of Pireaus, we will also sail to Dikili, Myrina Limnos, & Poros. Adventure on these lesser traveled islands.

Starting From: $2140

Travel Date: June 26, 2021

Arbor with greenery and brick estate in the background

L&L Garden Tours - Escape to Wales - 8 Days

Join us as we explore the magnificent gardens of Wales! From castles to private gardens, public and National Trust gardens we will travel throughout Wales exploring all this beautiful country has to offer. Sprinkled into our days, will be some shopping, visiting small villages, historical places of note and some R & R time.

You don’t have to be gardener to love our tours. If you love looking at truly beautiful gardens, landscapes, learning about local life and meeting and interacting with local gardeners, love to eat delicious cakes and tea, you will love our tour! Of course, if you are a gardener, a novice or experienced, there is much to learn, so many ideas to bring home, and amazingly knowledgeable fellow gardeners to interact with.

Starting From: $3360

Tour Date: August 7-15, 2021

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Landscape of Speyside Scotland

Walking the Whiskey Trail in Scotland - 7 days

What better way to enjoy Scotland’s magnificent countryside and delicious Scotch whiskey all in one tour! Come walk with us, there is something for everyone! Walk along old railway lines, along the riverside, and through woodlands and heather moors teeming with wildlife. Walk right by the doorways of famous distilleries like Macallan, Glenfidditch, Glenlivet and step in for a sample. Get in touch with Scottish history visiting castles and heritage railway towns. Stay overnight in local bed and breakfasts.

Starting From:$1750

Tour Date:September 18-25, 2022

Rovinj old town square

Croatia - Small Towns and Local Experiences - 9 Days/8 Nights

If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn these dreams into reality. Let’s get off the beaten path in Croatia to explore the amazing villages, experience local life, and still have time to enjoy the hot spots.

Starting From: $2950

Travel Date: October 9-17, 2021

City of Lisbon by night

Escape To Portugal - 8 Days

Let’s explore the essential cities of Portugal together. Starting in the historical, hilly city of Lisbon, drink delicious Portuguese wine, and taste scrumptious Pastel de nata. You won’t forget a visit to Capela dos Ossos, (Chapel of Bones) in Evora. On to the lush, green Douro Valley to savor port wines and olive oils in the local countryside. Back to Lisbon to say farewell to this beautiful country, driving the coastal route to meet local fishermen and shop in lovely artisan villages. 

Starting From: TBA – Please Call

Tour Date: November 7-14, 2021

2022

Rhine river with town buildings and steeple in the foreground.

Jewels Of The Rhine - 8 Days/7 Nights

Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful sail down the Rhine River. Beginning in Amsterdam, where we may get a late glimpse of the beautiful spring tulip, we will be sure to see windmills and canals. Winding our way south visiting places like Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest. We will end in Basel, Switzerland, a beautiful old town with easy access by train to many Swiss villages should you want to extend your stay.

Starting From: $3695 (depends on cabin type)

Tour Date: May 14-21, 2022

Doubtful sound New Zealand

New Zealand Journey - With National Geographic

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and multicultural heritage, travelling by plane, train, van, boat, and cable car through the North and South Islands. Discover magnificent fjords, ethereal glowworm caves, and snowcapped peaks; visit picturesque vineyards and explore vibrant cities; and imbibe the wisdom and knowledge of the country’s indigenous Maori culture.

Starting from: $3699

Tour Date: March 6-17, 2022

grape vines with village in the distance

Essence of Burgundy and Provence Wine Cruise – 8 Days

Indulge in French flavors on a palate-pleasing itinerary that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence. Uncover the Roman history of Chalon-sur Saône and delight in charming Tournus with its towering Romanesque abbey and historic apothecary shop. Visit French châteaux from Burgundy to Provence, taste your way through the French culinary capital of Lyon and visit the Papal Palace in Avignon. While you’ll get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate – and in your heart – for a lifetime!

Starting From: $2459 (based on cabin type)

Tour Date: November 10-17, 2022

Garden Touring in the Cotswolds

More to come on the next L & L Garden Tour to the Cotswolds

June 2022

Hiker on the Camino de Santiago

Walk the Camino de Santiago - 8 Days

 If you’re looking to make your pilgrimage — along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain — start here, at the Camino de Santiago. On this eight-day trip, complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a “compostela” at the finish to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.

  • Complete the last 100km of the pilgrim’s trail and receive your “compostela”
  • Walk through small villages and towns
  • Enjoy hearty and delicious Spanish food
  • Walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

Starting from: $1150

Tour Date: September 2022

2023 – More to come, but here is what I have in mind…

Bomarzo gardens Italy

Garden Touring in Italy

Details to follow

Gorilla Rwanda

Culture and Wildlife of Rwanda and Uganda

There’s a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate to create a deep connection with this captivating land. Of course, there’ll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas, and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we’ll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.

Starting From: $3699

Tour Date: January 7-14, 2023

ship amongst the ice in antarctica

Quest for the Arctic Circle - Antarctica - 14 Days

A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance — welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier — a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other — more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.

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