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Let's Discover the World Together

Treat Yourself to Travel

Have you ever noticed one of the first things someone says they want to do when they win the lottery is to travel? Well, why wait? 

If Covid taught us anything, it's that we must seize every moment and I aim to see as much of the world as possible and love that my job lets me share that excitement.

While Thierry and I lead several trips per year, I also can arrange YOUR special trip and my specialities are river cruises, sea cruises, and city breaks.




  • Barcelona & The Mediterranean

  • Australia & New Zealand

  • Tahiti & The South Pacific

  • Ireland & Scotland

  • The Caribbean & Transatlantics

  • The Galapagos

  • Alaska

  • The Fiords, Northern Lights & Iceland


Plan a fantastic celebration or group cruise with Dave!

Barcelona & The Med



We have moved to Barcelona, the perfect starting point to explore the Mediterranean, a region steeped in ancient history and timeless allure which beckons with its enchanting charms. A tapestry of diverse cultures, this mesmerizing sea cradles sun-kissed shores lined with picturesque villages and iconic cities. Explore the cobbled streets of quaint coastal towns, where the aroma of freshly prepared cuisine fills the air, and locals welcome visitors with warm smiles. Immerse yourself in the remnants of ancient civilizations, from the majestic ruins of Rome to the captivating wonders of Greece. Bask in the Mediterranean's crystal-clear waters, adorned with idyllic islands that boast pristine beaches and hidden coves. Whether indulging in delectable Mediterranean flavors or witnessing the sun dip below the horizon, each moment unravels the magnetic charm that has captivated travelers for millennia. A Mediterranean journey promises to be an unforgettable odyssey of beauty, history, and timeless allure.

Best Time of Year 

With the changes in temperatures and the persistence of Summer heatwaves, the perfect time to explore the Med begins around mid March and lasts until June.  Then again from September thru October.

Lately, Winter cruises around the Med have become popular thanks to excellent rates and the ability to enjoy the sites without crowds.



  • Greece & Turkey

  • The Adriatic Coast

  • Spain & Portugal

  • Italy and Sardinia

Book a FREE consultation with Dave and pick his brains about his multiple journeys around the Med




Australia and New Zealand, two mesmerizing destinations nestled in the vast expanse of the South Pacific, offer an irresistible blend of natural wonders, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Australia boasts iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, captivating visitors with its diverse landscapes, from the rugged Outback to pristine beaches.


New Zealand's enchanting beauty leaves travelers spellbound, with its majestic fjords, snow-capped mountains, and lush greenery. The allure of these lands lies not only in their breathtaking scenery but also in the vibrant cities that blend modernity with tradition. From thrilling outdoor adventures to immersing in Maori culture, Australia and New Zealand invite exploration and discovery, leaving indelible memories of a journey like no other..

Best Time of Year to Sail

Summer (December to February): Summer is an excellent time to sail along the southern coast of Australia, including cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The weather is warm and sunny, perfect for enjoying the beaches and coastal attractions. However, keep in mind that some areas can experience high temperatures, and it might get crowded during the holiday season.

Autumn (March to May): Autumn is a delightful time to sail in most parts of Australia. The weather is mild, and tourist crowds begin to thin out. It's a great time to visit places like the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, as the water is still warm and pleasant.

Winter (June to August): Winter is an excellent time to sail in the northern regions of Australia, such as the Kimberley and the Top End. The weather is dry, and temperatures are cooler, making it more comfortable for outdoor activities and exploring inland areas. However, if you plan to sail along the southern coasts during winter, expect colder temperatures.

Spring (September to November): Spring is a fantastic time to sail in various parts of Australia. The weather is pleasant as the country comes alive with colorful flora and fauna. It's a great time to explore places like Tasmania, where spring blooms add a charming touch to the landscapes.
Consider Local Events: If you're interested in experiencing specific events or festivals during your sailing journey, research the local calendar. Australia hosts numerous events throughout the year, from vibrant cultural festivals to sporting events, and participating in them can enhance your travel experience.

Keep in mind that weather patterns can vary from year to year, so it's always a good idea to check regional weather forecasts closer to your travel dates. Additionally, consider factors like school holidays and peak tourist seasons when planning your sailing adventure around Australia.



  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  • Sydney Opera House, Australia

  • Milford Sound, New Zealand

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

  • Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Middle Earth, New Zealand 

Join Dave & Thierry for their escorted sailing around New Zealand, ending in Sydney

Stay on with them for the 32 Night Circumnavigation of Australia!




Tahiti and the South Pacific beckon with an allure that is simply enchanting. With their pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush emerald landscapes, these tropical paradises exude a sense of untouched beauty and serenity. The warmth of the Polynesian culture embraces visitors, offering a glimpse into a world where traditions and ancient customs harmoniously coexist with modern comforts. From the mesmerizing dance of hula to the soothing sounds of ukuleles, every moment resonates with a profound sense of tranquility. Snorkel in vibrant coral gardens, encounter majestic manta rays, and witness breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky in hues of gold and orange. Tahiti and the South Pacific are a timeless haven where nature's wonders and the spirit of the islands intertwine to create an unforgettable escape into paradise.

Best Time of Year 

The best time to visit Tahiti and the surrounding islands in French Polynesia is during the dry season, which generally runs from May to October. This period is considered the "high season" and is the most popular time for tourists to visit.

During the dry season, the weather is more predictable, with lower chances of rainfall and pleasant temperatures. The humidity is also relatively lower, making it more comfortable for outdoor activities and exploration. The clear skies and sunshine make for excellent conditions for snorkeling, diving, and other water-based activities.

If you're planning to visit Tahiti for special events or festivals, consider the month of July when the annual Heiva festival takes place. This vibrant celebration showcases traditional Polynesian dance, music, and sports, providing a unique insight into the local culture and heritage.

While the dry season offers fantastic weather and an abundance of outdoor activities, it's worth noting that it is also the peak tourist season. As a result, prices for accommodations and flights may be higher, and popular attractions and beaches can be more crowded.

If you prefer a quieter and potentially more budget-friendly experience, you may consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (April and November) when the weather is still pleasant, and there are fewer tourists. However, do keep in mind that there may be a slightly higher chance of rainfall during these months.

Overall, whether you choose to visit during the dry season or explore during the shoulder seasons, Tahiti and its surrounding islands promise a magical experience filled with breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, and a true taste of paradise.


  • Bora Bora's Overwater Bungalows 

  • Diverse Marine Life 

  • Breathtaking Landscapes 

  • Polynesian Culture 

  • Spectacular Waterfalls 

  • Heavenly Sunsets

Chat with Dave to create your dream South Pacific trip!

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Ireland and Scotland, two enchanting lands steeped in history and folklore, exude a captivating charm that enthralls visitors from all corners of the globe. Ireland's emerald landscapes, dotted with ancient castles and quaint villages, beckon with a warm and welcoming embrace. From the lively streets of Dublin to the dramatic cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's natural beauty and vibrant culture are nothing short of enchanting.

In Scotland, a land of rugged mountains and serene lochs, the allure of history is palpable. The majestic Edinburgh Castle stands proudly amidst the bustling city, while the haunting beauty of the Scottish Highlands draws travelers into its tranquil embrace. Step into the pages of folklore as you explore ancient ruins, hear the lilting sounds of bagpipes, and witness the stirring spectacle of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Together, Ireland and Scotland weave a tale of timeless allure, where warm hospitality, breathtaking landscapes, and rich heritage combine to create an experience that lingers in the heart long after the journey's end.

Best Time of Year  

The best time to visit Ireland and Scotland largely depends on your preferences for weather, crowd levels, and activities. Both countries have a mild and often unpredictable climate, so it's essential to consider various factors before planning your trip.

For Ireland:

Spring (March to May): Spring brings blooming landscapes and milder temperatures, making it a lovely time to visit. The crowds are relatively smaller compared to the summer months.
Summer (June to August): This is the peak tourist season with long daylight hours, lively festivals, and warm temperatures. However, expect larger crowds and higher accommodation prices.
Autumn (September to November): Fall showcases beautiful foliage and is a great time for sightseeing without the summer crowds. It can be rainy, so pack accordingly.
Winter (December to February): Winter is the low season, offering quieter experiences and lower prices. While it can be cold, there is a unique charm to Ireland during the holiday season.

For Scotland:

Spring (March to May): Similar to Ireland, spring brings milder weather and blooming landscapes. This season is ideal for exploring castles and gardens.
Summer (June to August): Scotland experiences its peak tourist season during summer, with longer daylight hours and various festivals. Advance booking is essential for popular attractions.
Autumn (September to November): Scotland's fall foliage is stunning, and the weather is still relatively mild. It's a great time for hiking and outdoor activities.
Winter (December to February): Winter is the low season, and you can enjoy the festive spirit, especially in Edinburgh. The weather can be cold and wet, but it's a quieter time to explore.
If you want to avoid crowds and enjoy pleasant weather, the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are excellent choices for both countries. However, keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to pack layers and be prepared for rain at any time of the year.




  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Scottish Highlands

  • The Royal Mile, Edinburgh 

  • Stirling Castle 

  • Cliffs of Moher 

  • Ring of Kerry

  • Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

  • Giants Causeway

  • Titanic Museum

Join Dave's Escorted Group in August 2024 or create your own journey



The charms of the Caribbean are truly irresistible, luring travelers with their magnetic allure and captivating beauty. From the moment you step onto these enchanting islands, you are embraced by a sense of blissful tranquility. The crystal-clear turquoise waters beckon you to immerse yourself in their warm embrace, while palm-fringed beaches invite you to sink your toes into powdery sands. The vibrant and diverse cultures of the Caribbean add a delightful tapestry of flavors, rhythms, and traditions, leaving you enchanted by the local hospitality and vibrant festivities. Whether it's exploring ancient ruins, snorkeling in pristine coral reefs, or simply basking in the sun's golden glow, the Caribbean unveils a world of experiences that ignite the spirit of wanderlust. With its blend of natural wonders, warm climates, and welcoming locals, the charms of the Caribbean are an irresistible invitation to indulge in a dreamy tropical escape.

Best Time of Year 

The best time of year to visit the Caribbean generally falls within the "dry season," which spans from December to April. This period is popular among travelers because it offers the most pleasant weather with lower chances of rain and hurricanes. The dry season also aligns with the winter months in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, making the Caribbean an appealing destination for those seeking a warm escape from colder climates.



  • St. Lucia

  • Aruba

  • Barbados

  • St John & St. Barts

  • Turks and Caicos

  • San Juan

Chat with Dave to create a dream Caribbean trip!

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The Galapagos Islands, a natural wonder and a living laboratory of evolution, hold an irresistible charm that captivates all who set foot upon its shores. This enchanting archipelago, scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Ecuador's coast, boasts an unparalleled array of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. The magic of the Galapagos lies in its untouched landscapes, where volcanic terrain blends seamlessly with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, playful sea lions, and a multitude of unique species beckon travelers to experience a true Eden of biodiversity. With each step, visitors become part of a delicate ecosystem, connecting with nature in its purest form, and embracing a sense of wonder that lingers long after departing this extraordinary paradise.

Best Time of Year 

The best time to visit the Galapagos Islands largely depends on your preferences for weather, wildlife sightings, and the type of experience you desire.


The Galapagos has two main seasons:

Dry Season (June to November): This is the cool and dry season, characterized by cooler temperatures and occasional drizzles. The sea tends to be rougher during this time, which might not be ideal for travelers who are prone to seasickness. However, this is the best time for snorkeling and diving as the water is colder, which attracts more marine life and provides excellent visibility. It's also the breeding season for marine species like sea turtles and penguins.

Warm Season (December to May): This is the warm and wet season, with higher temperatures and occasional rain showers. The sea is generally calmer during this time, making it a more comfortable experience for some travelers. The warmer waters are also favorable for activities like swimming and kayaking. The lush vegetation that emerges during this season offers a different landscape for exploration. The warm season is also the mating season for land birds and the nesting season for sea birds, making it a prime time for birdwatching.

In summary, both seasons have their unique advantages. If you prioritize marine activities and cooler temperatures, the dry season (June to November) might be the best fit. On the other hand, if you prefer warmer temperatures and want to witness more bird activity and lush vegetation, the warm season (December to May) might be more suitable.


No matter when you choose to visit, the Galapagos Islands promise an incredible and unforgettable experience with their extraordinary biodiversity and unique wildlife encounters.



  • Unique Wildlife Encounters

  • Diverse Marine Life

  • Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Post Office Bay

  • Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island

  • Stunning landscapes and sunsets

  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centers

  • Española Island's Albatross Colony

Come with Dave on his escorted adventure in January 2024 or let him help you plan your own adventure!!



Welcome to the breathtaking world of an Alaskan cruise combined with a trip through Canada! This adventure promises to be an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the raw beauty of the last frontier and the diverse landscapes of Canada.

Your journey begins with an Alaskan cruise, where you'll embark on a luxurious ship to explore the rugged coastline, towering glaciers, and abundant wildlife. Gliding through the Inside Passage, you'll witness dramatic fjords, lush forests, and charming coastal towns. Keep an eye out for humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, and bald eagles as you sail through this pristine wilderness.

As your cruise ventures further north, you'll encounter awe-inspiring glaciers like the Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay National Park. The sheer size and majesty of these ice formations will leave you in awe, offering a rare opportunity to witness nature's incredible forces at work.

After docking in Alaska, your adventure continues as you venture into Canada's vast and diverse landscapes. From the rugged mountains of the Canadian Rockies to the picturesque coastlines of British Columbia, every moment will be filled with scenic beauty.

Explore the charming cities of Vancouver and Victoria, where urban sophistication meets the great outdoors. Visit the iconic Banff and Jasper National Parks, where turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks, and abundant wildlife await your exploration.

As you journey through Canada, you'll have the chance to experience its rich cultural heritage, from First Nations traditions to the warm hospitality of its people. Taste delicious Canadian cuisine, savoring maple syrup-infused dishes and fresh Pacific seafood.

Whether you're seeking thrilling outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, or whale-watching, or simply longing for a peaceful retreat in nature, an Alaskan cruise and trip through Canada will satisfy all your travel desires. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime in the untamed beauty of these magnificent destinations.


Best Time of Year 

Summer (June to August): Summer is the most popular time to visit Alaska. The weather is relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 70°F (10°C to 20°C). This is the peak tourist season when many cruises and tours operate, and you'll have the best chance to see wildlife, including bears, whales, and eagles. The long daylight hours provide ample time for exploration and outdoor activities.

Shoulder seasons (May and September): These months offer a mix of advantages. May brings milder temperatures compared to winter, and you might still catch the tail end of the Northern Lights season. September offers beautiful fall foliage, fewer crowds, and potential discounts on tours and accommodations. Keep in mind that weather can be more unpredictable during the shoulder seasons.

Winter (October to April): If you're interested in experiencing Alaska's winter wonderland and possibly catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, visiting in the winter can be a magical experience. However, be prepared for colder temperatures, shorter daylight hours, and limited tourist services in some areas.

Spring (March to April): Spring is considered the "mud season" in Alaska as the snow begins to melt, and trails and roads can be muddy and challenging to navigate. However, it's also a time of renewal as wildlife starts to become more active, and you might spot baby animals.



  • Glacier Bay

  • Incredible vistas and landscapes

  • Whales, seals, and awesome wildlife

  • Denali National Park

  • Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Midnight Sun and Polar Nights

  • Native Alaskan Culture

Dave has an unending list of great offers for Alaska and Canada!

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Embark on a mesmerizing cruise journey from Norway to Iceland, where nature's wonders unfold before your eyes. Sail through Norway's breathtaking fjords, a tapestry of majestic cliffs and cascading waterfalls, as you immerse yourself in the raw beauty of this Nordic wonderland. Then, venture to Iceland, a land of fire and ice, where volcanic landscapes, geothermal hot springs, and glacial wonders create an otherworldly experience like no other. Discover the unique blend of Viking heritage, folklore, and modern culture in both countries, making this cruise an unforgettable exploration of the enchanting North..

Best Time of Year 

The best time of year to visit Norway and Iceland largely depends on your preferences and what you want to experience during your trip.

For Norway:

  1. Summer (June to August): This is the most popular time to visit Norway, as the weather is relatively mild, and the days are long with the midnight sun phenomenon occurring in the far north. It's an excellent time for outdoor activities, hiking, and exploring the fjords.

  2. Shoulder Seasons (May and September): These months offer a mix of pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and stunning landscapes as spring blooms or autumn colors the scenery.

For Iceland:

  1. Summer (June to August): Like Norway, summer is the high tourist season in Iceland. The weather is relatively mild, and you'll have long daylight hours to explore the country's unique landscapes, including waterfalls, geysers, and glaciers.

  2. Shoulder Seasons (May and September): These months are also a good time to visit Iceland. The weather can be quite pleasant, and you'll encounter fewer tourists compared to the peak summer months.

It's essential to consider what activities and sights you want to experience. For example, if you wish to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, you'll need to visit during the winter months (late September to mid-April). However, keep in mind that the weather during winter can be more challenging with shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures.


  • The Fjords

  • Viking History Museum

  • Northern Lights

  • Geothermal Wonders

  • Waterfalls

  • Ice Caves and Glaciers

  • Midnight Sun

  • Wildlife Encounters from puffins to whales

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