Deep Dives

January 7-14, 2023: Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

Ring in the new year island hopping around our favorite Caribbean archipelago. Guadeloupe and its islands are comprised of the main islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre which form le papillon (the butterfly) and the smaller islands of Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, and La Désirade. We will spend one night in Pointe-à-Pitre, three nights in jungle treehouses on Basse-Terre, and three nights on the beach of St. François, exploring the rich culture of Guadeloupe as we visit Mémorial ACTe, Les Saintes, La Soufrière volcano, the rhumeries of Marie-Galante, local cuisine, snorkeling, and an optional day trip to La Désirade.

March 11-18, 2023: Martinique, French Caribbean

Spring break in the Antilles is calling. Our private créole villa on the slopes of Le François will be our home base as we explore the island for the week. Highlights include a Fort-de-France street art tour, Mont Pelée, a yole initiation, snorkeling, rhum distillery visits, Cap 110, Jardin de Balata, and cruising through the islets of Le François with a local fisherman.

2024 Māori and Mountains of New Zealand:

Aotearoa. This is the Māori name for the stunning islands of New Zealand. In this I.I. Deep Dive, we will explore the Māori’s rich cultural and historical presence in the islands. Beginning in Auckland, we will work our way through Rotorua, Tāupo, and cross into the southern island all the way down to Queenstown/Wanaka and the impressive Milford Sound.

2024 Rhinos and Winos:

This Island Immersion Deep Dive calls to the nature lover and fermented grape lover alike. Our journey through Southern Africa will take you to the stunning Victoria Falls, the unparalleled wildlife destination of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and the picturesque winelands of Cape Town in South Africa. Safari, history, culture, and wine converge into one journey to be remembered for a lifetime.

2025 Antarctica Expedition:

This highly anticipated Island Immersion Deep Dive is a gratuitous “promised myself I’d get there by the time I’m 40” lifetime milestone adventure. Join me! From Argentina’s Ushuaia, fin del mundo, we will embark by boat to the world’s southernmost continent. This is a voyage for the rugged and adventurous traveler!

Past Adventures

Society Islands

French Polynesia, July 2022

Valle de Guadalupe

Baja California, March 2022

Terre de vins

France, July 2021

Tequila y Selva

México, May 2021