About Us

After 40+ years of travel and 100 unique destinations, we sought to share stories and photos of our experiences with friends, family.  In doing so, we realized we had learned a lot through trial and error about how to research, prepare, and survive a trip. So welcome to our tutorial. We don't have all the answers. But we hope our hard-won wisdom may make your travels simultaneously well-planned, adventuresome, and safe. 

Kay Ellen Gilmour, MD

BS and MD degrees at UF. Post-grad studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital and UA. Cardiology practice in Jacksonville. Interests in travel, genealogy, authoring historical novels, and photography. She developed and manages our "Blog" and "Tutorial" and supplies photos to complement Lois' writings.

Lois Olive Gray

A native of South Florida. BA & MA in English Lit. at the University of Florida and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. Her professional life has been in hospital administration. Passions are family, friends, grand opera, literature, and travel. She is the author of the journals and featured posts in our "Blog."