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!