9 Reasons to Visit Scotland

Catherine in Scotland

After an incredible 9-day trip to Scotland, I must admit that I was completely blown away by this beautiful destination. Sure, I’ve read Outlander and watched Braveheart, but exploring Scotland is so much more than you think. My on-the-ground travel partners at Dream Escape created an amazing itinerary that allowed me to see so much … Read more9 Reasons to Visit Scotland

Destination Nicaragua – Morgan’s Rock

Morgan's Rock, Nicaragua sunset

Have you ever dreamed of discovering an untouched destination? A stunning location that offers the finest of life’s simple pleasures? A culture that embraces the land they live on and works to protect its beauty? Good news: this destination does exist – it’s Nicaragua! I had the absolute pleasure of spending six incredible nights at … Read moreDestination Nicaragua – Morgan’s Rock

7 Myths of Small Group Travel – Debunked!

Small Group Travel Myths

I’ve always been more of a “do-it-yourself” traveler. The idea of a guided tour group immediately made me imagine a flag-yielding guide herding swarms of fanny-pack wearing tourists jockeying for the best photo-op. Not the authentic, exciting travel experience I prefer. However, since starting Catherine Parkin Travel, I’ve learned so much more about small group … Read more7 Myths of Small Group Travel – Debunked!

The Essential Riviera Maya Travel Guide

Riviera Maya Travel Guide

Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya boasts long, white-sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, and hidden freshwater cenotes. This area on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, and fun adventures. Use this essential Riviera Maya travel guide to help plan the perfect trip! WHEN TO GO November – April: perfect … Read moreThe Essential Riviera Maya Travel Guide