About us

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
— G.K. Chesterton
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Karen listgarten

Karen has traveled the globe for education, work and pleasure for over 30 years visiting more than 50 countries from Peru to Bhutan to Tanzania. Travel is not just her job, it's her passion. When traveling Karen loves exploring the local food scene - especially local markets and grocery stores. In addition to travel Karen enjoys scuba diving, hiking, casual photography and outings with her 2 Brittanys.

Prior to working in the travel industry Karen worked in retail operations and international marketing for the Estee Lauder Companies giving her a unique understanding of the travel and vacation needs of executives and their families. She received her MBA in International Management and Strategic Studies from the Lauder Institute of the Wharton School of Business and her BA and MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.