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Quintessential Quito

Quintessential Quito

When our plane touched down in Ecuador just about midnight on October 1, I’ll confess that I knew absolutely nothing about the capital city. That would change dramatically in 24-hours! Our Classic Journeys guide and Quito resident, Rafael Arevalo, had designed a day...
Exploring Mount Cook

Exploring Mount Cook

This will be a longer-than-usual post as it was a busy day and I haven’t blogged in over a week! First stop this morning was the Sir Edmund Hillary Visitor Center-a handy two-minute walk from the hotel lobby. Though we had a full day ahead of us, Judie and I wanted to...

Cuba Snapshot: Day One

Our group’s first stop once we’d cleared Customs, was the Plaza de la Revolucion, a square that has been the site for many political rallies and revolutions that have altered the course of Cuban history. This was also our first introduction to Jose Marti, one of...