November Adventure Newsletter

I’ve just returned from two months in Italy guiding tours for Rick Steves and am ready to make some big announcements!November 11,2017Hello all of you beautiful adventurers! It’s been a crazy, busy fall. I'm home now and getting organized for some wonderful new projects.In this issue:

  • New Tours Open for Sign-ups
  • Blog News
  • Art Giveaway

New Adventures with Sarah Tours!

Would you like to travel with me? While I continue to enjoy approaching two decades working with Rick Steves, I am also ready to launch my own exciting itineraries, and you are invited!To sign up for any of my tours, please email me at sarah@adventureswithsarah.netI can save a spot for you and send out the tour application forms.Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!Piran, a Croatian coastal gem

Taste of the Adriatic – October 2-14, 2018

 In this tour, we will wander along the coast of Croatia, sampling the foods, soaking up the sea air and sunshine while learning about a region that figured into much of Mediterranean history. This area used to be a part of Venice, so I am particularly excited to share my passion for Roman and Byzantine history, as well as discussing the rise and fall of Venice. My friend Andrew Villone of Savor the Experience Tours is quite a foodie, and will take us to some of his favorite off-the-beaten path spots to enjoy true local experiences.$3850 per person, airfare not included, $600 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up. More here Bled, where we will dine in a magical castle

Savoring the Veneto and Slovenia – October 16-26, 2018

The Veneto is one of my favorite regions in Italy, I’ve spent lots of time exploring it for fun on my own. I’m also half Slovenian and have always enjoyed travels in my grandparents’ homeland. I’m teaming up with my friend Andrew Villone of Savor the Experience Tours for an experiential tour of our favorite spots, exploring the links between these cultures. We will ride bikes in the countryside, explore the architecture of Palladio, skip along the Prosecco Road, nibble on foods you’ve never heard of and so much more. Food, wine and fun with a healthy dose of learning!$3100 per person, airfare not included, $600 non-refundable deposit due at sign up. More here: blue city of Chefchaouen, a tangle of colorful streets

Morocco – November 4-16, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of wandering the exotic markets of Marrakech? Does Casablanca call to you? Would you like to ride a camel across the great expanse of the Sahara desert? Join me on an adventure into an exotic land, exploring the culture up-close and personal. We will sample spiced Moroccan cuisine, visit Roman ruins, sip mint tea, walk through beautiful blue painted villages, and have the opportunity to learn to cook or take a hot air balloon ride. One of the nights will be spent sleeping in a desert Riad camp! This is a true experience for the senses! I cannot tell you how excited I am for this tour, it will be filled with beautiful days, an absolute delight for artists and photographers. I’ll be bringing my supplies for watercolor and providing lessons along the way.$3400 per person, airfare not included, $400 deposit refundable for 30 days due at sign-up. More here: me in Cambodia in 2019!

Looking Ahead to 2019

2019 tours with me will be open for reservations in December. In February 2019, I will again offer Thailand and Cambodia (2018 is sold out). I’ll be following those two up directly with a tour of Vietnam.Later in 2019, I am looking to potentially offer a tour of Bali and Indonesia, possibly April 2019. In November 2019 I am considering a tour to Israel.If you are interested in taking any of these tours, please contact me at Although I’m not booking them yet, I’ll create a priority list and contact those on the list first when these tours become available.

Blog News

Adventures in Sicily

I’ve been a bit absent lately, but for good reason. I am currently developing some big projects, including a new book. I am also developing a new website just for information on travel to Sicily. has just been launched, and I’ll be writing content for it all winter. Even if you aren’t planning a trip to Sicily, there will be fun stories and adventures, as well as recipes for my favorite Sicilian dishes. Adventures in Sicily can also be found on Instagram and Facebook, follow me there!

Dream of Italy

I was recently featured in “Dream of Italy” magazine, written by PBS TV show host, Kathy McCabe. She’s got a great website and I hope to collaborate with her more soon. Check her out here:

Coming Soon

I’ll be writing often this winter, including reviews of bags, interviews with interesting people I’ve met, updates on travel shoes, and city guides to my favorite places. I am always happy to take suggestions for articles, shoot me a message if you’ve got a good one.

Share Me and Grow my Adventures

Share the love! If you have a favorite article I’ve written, please help me by sharing those articles. Sharing my work on Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook or travel discussion boards is a ton of help in allowing more travelers to find my writing. If you find a way to share my work in a meaningful way, let me know and I’ll send you a thank you reward!

Christmas Giving, Supporting Puerto Rico

The holidays are coming again, so just as a reminder, if you shop at Amazon by clicking through my site I receive a tiny commission. This Christmas, I have decided to share the proceeds of my commission. I will be donating at least 10% of my Amazon revenue to Puerto Rico relief efforts. I have had many wonderful tour members from Puerto Rico in the past, and one contacted me recently for help publicizing relief efforts. Here is the organization I’ll be donating to: Adventurous Art Prints

Sarah’s Annual Art Giveaway!

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you know that I annually send out a thank you to my blog followers. This year, I am again giving away my travel-themed artwork. I like to paint and make lino-cut prints, it’s a fun way to celebrate my favorite destinations. I’ll be giving away up to 200 randomly selected, handmade prints of my work. Each print is a unique work of art, and this year I’ll be giving away a few prints that are also watercolored. My prints sell from $15 to $50 each, additional prints are available at my Etsy store. Coming soon- t-shirts, luggage tags and more! is a first-come, first-served process, please contact me at with your name and mailing address. Please note that I cannot accept requests without a mailing address.I’ll be accepting requests through Tuesday November 14. You are welcome to share this with friends who would like to receive a print.Thank you for your support, sending you big hugs from rainy Seattle!Bacio,Sarah