Hello! I’m Trish. Welcome to TheTravelphile.com. As a high school Spanish teacher, I fell in love with European travel when I first took my students to France and Spain 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve traveled to Europe every year and have journeyed to other places around the globe including Asia, Central America and South America.
I love my work as tour guide and guidebook researcher for Rick Steves’ Europe. I also lead exciting tours for Imprint Tours, and I partner with trusted colleagues across the globe to organize tours and help travelers connect with myriad cultures. Additionally, I’m the Managing Editor for Guide Collective, an online travel hub that provides a wealth of guide-curated resources to enhance your travels. And as The Travelphile, I write articles, create travel videos, teach world languages, offer virtual tours, and teach travel classes across the country.
Travel heightens my senses and reminds me to see things with open eyes, an open heart and an open mind—even if I’m just “traveling” in my own town. It provides me with opportunities to learn about the people, history, architecture, art and cuisine of other cultures and, in turn, about myself. As a veteran tour guide and guidebook researcher, I have the good fortune of sharing all that with fellow travelers. And now, I’m continuing my travel experiences in America, Egypt, Russia, the Caribbean, Asia, and beyond. I hope you’ll join me on my current adventures and share in my love of travel. Bon voyage and Journey Well!
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Congratulations!!! So proud of you and your accomplishments!!! Lots of love and prayers!!!!!
Quint tere ramil
I will be a regular reader for sure. Inspire me!
I’ll do my best! Thanks for the support!
Love it! Can’t wait to read about your worldly adventures.
Merci beaucoup, Arielle!
Oh, goodie. The Assistant Guide Chronicles begin! 🙂
I look forward to checking in and following you around, Trish!
Thanks, Anne. I appreciate it very much.
Very cool! Glad you started a blog so we can share in your travels!
Thanks, Debbie. See you in August!
Yay! Bring on the stories, girl!
You are honestly one of my inspirations. I hope this experiment works out.
Looking forward to hearing your adventures, Trish!
Thank you, Marilyn!
Ciao Bella! I am really happy that you are starting this, I wish you all the best on your travels and am looking forward to your impressions. Baci, Frà
I think back to our talks in Edmonds and cherish them fondly. You are a dear friend, and I’m so glad I have you in my corner. Baci!
Have a wonderful trip and I can’t wait to hear about everything that unfolds before you.
Thank you, Juju!
It will be fun to follow you..maybe I won’t miss you as much. Ok, yes, I will still miss you, but will certainly enjoy following you around since I had to come back to the states! 🙂
I’m glad you’ll be following. It’ll motivate me to double-check my grammar. 🙂 I’m so happy I got to see you and Kim in Paris. Miss you already!
I miss you I’m so happy for you I can’t wait to read all you are going to offer I leave in two months to travel the world , you inspired me when you took us to Europe :)!!!!
Sabina, that is BEST thing a former student could ever say to a teacher. Thank you, gracias, merci!!! And above all, have an amazing time traveling the world. I can’t wait to follow along on your adventures, too!
This is awesome!!! So happy for you!
Thanks, Odile! I miss you!!!
¡ Bravo, Patricia !
Aqui me tienes para cualquier cosa que necesites en español, o sobre España.
Muchísimas gracias, Fede. Me alegro mucho que sigas mi blog. Rick me dijo que aprendió tanto esta primavera contigo y con los otros guías. Quizás que yo tenga la misma oportunidad muy pronto.
This will be fun! I’ll follow faithfully, since I can’t tag along.
Let’s plan a trip sometime soon. Even if it’s just to Seattle. xoxo
Looking forward to following you
Thank you, Jeanette. I’m always grateful to have you in my corner. Miss you very much!
Trish, I’m inspired by the cover photo already! Looking forward to your photos and stories, especially the details of life. Will you get to experience Le Tour?
Leslie, that really means a lot to me. Thank you for reading along.
I won’t be in town for the Tour de France, but if ever you are and want an awesome place to perch yourself with an unobstructed view and virtually no people around, let me know. I’ll give you the secret location I found last year.
Hey Trish!!!! Great read,so glad for you , and this very cool journey. Awesome photo, you look happy. Enjoy the summer…..see you soon, Lori
Thank you, Lori. Francesca says, “Ciao, bella!” We’ll both be back in Edmonds for a bit in August. See you then and take care!
Congrats Trish! I loved the whole experience of being in Europe and can’t wait to hear more about your adventures. Looking forward to learning more about the places you’re going to.
Thanks, Tina. I’m excited to hear all about your trip and see photos, too. I hope the book was helpful. It will be such a treat when all of The Girls can indulge in a trip together to Europe. xoxo
This is awesome Pat! The family and i are going to follow you… Really. Look behind you
Um, who is “Pat”?
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Love your site! I was instantly attracted by the photo of the Sphinx in your ‘Time-Traveling in Egypt’ post. Beautiful! Clicking back to read that post now…
Thank you, Gayla!