- Wellness Travel,
- Boutique Hotels,
- Sustainable Travel,
Rooted as a Midwestern quasi-homesteader, but plotting a permanent vacation to my off-grid home in Panama. Massage therapist who loves beautiful, well-designed spas and hotels.
MCI and PTY, PMO is goals.
My travel style
Equal parts nature, wellness, unique lodging and local culture is ideal. I'm not afraid to get dirty, but I want to be comfortable and someplace beautiful at the end of the day. I seek out local apothecaries, farmers markets and pay attention to what plants are growing in the area. While I like certain things curated before I embark, I prefer to have some time to allow the journey to unfold organically. Paying attention to the little things helps me find beauty in every situation.
Maison de la Luz
Refined and romantic, this boutique charmer is Southern hospitality defined
$100 food / beverage credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
In Panama City’s vibrant Casco Viejo neighborhood, a true boutique gem with homey rooms, city views and a buzzing ground-floor restaurant.
Eremito Hotelito Del Alma
A showcase of bioarchitecture deep in the Umbrian woods, with a monastic style and focus on peace, privacy and connecting with nature and yourself.
Complimentary cookbook per room.
Welcome treat in room on arrival.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.
Recently returned from:
Touring the ancestral heritage of New Orleans.
Swimming in the sea at night under the full moon in Panama.
Eating Moroccan food in NYC.
Sleeping in a Victorian haunted hotel in the Ozarks.
Sauna hopping in Sweden.
Hiking in Slovenia.
Soaking in South American hot springs.
Upcoming opening of Wildflower Farm in Hudson Valley, NY.
One thing I can't travel without...
Proper skincare and an open mind.
Two truths, one lie:
I took a train halfway across Czech Republic before I realized I went the wrong way.
My dog was so cool that she got me out of many jams with the Federales while driving my van through Mexico.
I hitchhiked east to west across Japan.
Get in touch with Cara
Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.