I’m launching a collaboration with my friend and colleague Reid Coen, owner of Imprint Tours. Our concept is to provide the same reliable quality of a Rick Steves tour in places that Rick doesn’t go–Asia, Africa, South America. While the format is what we’ve learned from Rick, these tours are a little more edgy, perfect for anyone ready to find real adventure.
I am also working with my long-time friend Andrew Villone of Savor the Experience Tours to create fun, experimental itineraries in off-the-beaten-path parts of Europe. Andrew is an expert in food and wine, and we hope to create experience based, boutique, small group tours for people looking to dig deeper and savor their time abroad. This is my play time, my chance to dream a little and create unusual, one-time itineraries. Catch them while they are offered, they may not come again!
Why Go with Sarah?
With over 20 years of experience in leading tours, I’ve got some miles under my belt. I have learned from the masters of tour craft on how to lead a positive, fun, and educational experience that is high on value–not just money-wise but also high value for your time.
I’ll be straight with you, though–I like to travel with positive, optimistic, fun-loving, flexible people who can roll with the punches. Travel can be a tough experience sometimes. Bad weather, strikes, and overcooked pasta are all hazards we face. If you get cranky when things aren’t perfect and will be upset about spotty wifi, I’m not your girl.
On the other hand, if you’re an easy-going type who doesn’t complain, can walk reasonably well and wants to see other cultures as they really are–warts and all– I think we are going to get along just fine. Bonus points if you like wine. And, I promise to give you a rich, empowering, enlightening experience no matter where I take you. Girl Scout’s honor.
Upcoming Tours with Sarah
Roaming Through Romania
October 18-29, 2019
Have a desire to dig deeper into Europe and go off the beaten tourist path? Enjoy villages and cultural interactions with locals? We have the destination for you! Our Romania tour is ready to launch, and will take you to visit old-world Europe in leisurely paced, hands-on, small group experience.
February 9-22, 2020
Thailand is a land of rich cuisine, colorful, outlandish architecture and friendly people, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s called the “Land of Smiles”. We begin in lively Chiang Mai and visit an elephant sanctuary, along with a cooking class and home stay. Our tour continues to the ancient capital of Sukhothai, then to the bustling current capital of Bangkok. We head south to Khao Sok for some lake exploration, then to the coast for snorkeling and beach time…and so much more!
February 25- March 4, 2020
Israel is the place to connect to religion and history, especially for those who have already visited Italy and want to learn more. Even for those not raised in a religious environment it is impossible not to be moved by visits to historic Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sights.
Egypt and Jordan
March 5-17, 2020
Egypt, the “Land of the Pharaohs”, should be a bucket-list destination for every traveler. The list of sights we will see is impressive and long: the great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, mighty Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temples of Edfu and Kom-Ombo, and finally, the wondrous Abu Simbel. This is an iconic checklist that can’t be duplicated anywhere else in the world.
Northern Italy and Slovenia
April 14-24, 2020
This tour exploring the connection between Italy and Slovenia was such a success in 2018 that we’ve decided to do it again. Whee!
This elegant, relaxing tour will take you from the Veneto’s Palladian villas, up the Prosecco road, through undiscovered northern Italian villages without a tourist in sight. In Slovenia, we will sample wines in the up-and-coming Brda region, visit castles, caves, coastal villages, and the uber-cool capital of Ljubljana.