Family adventures that are sometimes rustic, often luxurious, but always

You’ll sleep in unique spots like cave hotels and castles, lighthouses and treehouses – maybe Napoleon’s apartment in Rome?

You’ll meet local guides to take you lobster-diving in Belize… or for a day with the grizzlies in Alaska… or to a dinner party in the home of a Cesarine in Italy.

Play Together. Learn Together. Celebrate Together.

that your family will talk about for years, and years, to come.

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It all started the summer when I was 7.

That summer, my dad hooked a Shasta camper up to our blue Rambler and drove my family around the American West.

We just did ordinary things, but I came away with an extraordinary feeling – bonded with my family and eager for the adventures that were waiting for us down the road, each day.

I recreated that feeling for my own family of four sons, and I am excited to bring the magic of travel to your family too!

— Melanie

Perfect for… busy people who want a special trip

Belize

“We got to see things that others simply do NOT see”

Italy

“We had a unique experience at the Carrara.

Not in ANY guidebook!”

Alaska

“We had a once in a lifetime experience, in a mere 12 days”

Morocco

“We are having great fun, being amazed and impressed, with what you keep coming up with”

Want a one-of-a-kind trip that’s designed just for you and your family?

Would you love to put your trip planning in the hands of an expert, so you can just pack and go play?

Yearn for a journey that unfurls before you, where every little detail has been taken care of?

Take a Rare Finds’ adventure, and you’ll come home with stories like no one else!

Escorted Trips Melanie

Been wanting to go to Cuba?
What if I went with you?

Join our 2020 Guided Trips
5-day “Rare” Cuba in Private Casa

With only 8 guests, spots are limited… Secure yours now.

Perfect for… DIY-ers who want a quick start

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Buy our research, full of “rare finds”, and book your own vacation to one of these destinations.

We make it !

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Rare Finds Travel Club!

A library for intrepid travelers looking for tips & tricks

  • Spice up your trip with fun stuff like our Gelato Crawl through Rome and our Cafe-a-Day in Paris.
  • Demystify issues like tipping, travel credit cards, and packing with our “How-To”s.
  • Pre-game before you go with our food guides and history write-ups, so you can hit the ground running!

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My work (and this site) is devoted to firing up your imagination with a candy store of unique lodging and memorable experiences to make your next adventure…
Unique
Uniting
Uncanny
in a word, Unforgettable

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