Worldly Biological Phenomenon…Monarchs

By Nancy Dorrans – Originally published in The West End News, April 2020   I learned so much recently, listening to Court Whelan, Ph.D., Natural Habitat’s Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel. Dr. Whelan reported on “the most miraculous and mysterious phenomena in nature.” Dr. Whelan began by saying that every answer draws at least […]

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Originally published in The West End News – February, 2021 As a travel counselor, I strive to navigate my clients on authentic experiences, safely out of their comfort zone and into an appreciation of other cultures, landscapes, traditions, food, music and people. In the spring of 2016, I organized and traveled to Southern Africa with […]

Spontaneous Moments with Strangers

Spontaneous Moments with Strangers By Nancy Dorrans – Originally published October, 2020 – The West End News Samantha Brown, host of several Travel Channel shows said this recently on a Facebook live broadcast: “…What I miss the most is spontaneous moments with strangers…That spontaneous moment of just meeting someone who you have never met before and […]

Going On Seven Years…

– Originally Published in The West End News, March 2020 Going On Seven Years Celebrating and sharing successes and blessings… By Nancy Dorrans Adventure Marketplace was founded in the spring of 2014 to utilize my decades of travel industry experience (I went to travel school in 1980) and to offer superb personal service along with unique […]

Mountain and Forest Bathing…

(originally published February 2020 in The West End News) Mountain and Forest Bathing… By Nancy Dorrans “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”  -John Muir John and I agree, and we are […]

Why Not Poland?

By Nancy Dorrans (originally published January 2020 in The West End News) If someone asked me a few months ago to tailor a trip to Poland, I would have asked… why Poland? However, this past November, I was selected to attend the debut European Travel Agent Forum in Poznan, Poland, to strengthen my travel expertise for […]