Our Mission

Travel changes our view of the world; it increases our awareness of other cultures and ways of doing things. It expands our knowledge base, and it humanizes us in a way that’s impossible to achieve through books or movies or social media.


To Inspire the spirit, expand the horizon, and pave the way for everyone we encounter.

Hi, I’m Karen Aikman

I’m here to help you plan the trip of your dreams. I’m here to show you how you can do the things you’ve imagined. I’m here to tell you what you can expect to discover. I’m here to help you start crossing off your bucket list. I’m here so you can feel Wonderstruck again!

My Story

I have always been enamored by World Travelers. My father was an immigrant from Norway, and instilled in me a wanderlust that I can’t shake. I remember as a young child sitting on the floor watching The King and I, wishing one day to see Thailand.  

4 Continents 48 Countries and Counting

I am proud to say I have been to most of the places that entranced me as a child. I started my quest to be a world traveler as a high-school exchange student to Ecuador. After college I lived in Japan where I met my British husband. We married in Thailand 30 years ago before destination weddings were an industry. I’ve crossed China, Mongolia, and Russia on trains. I’ve slept over pigs in Nepal and saw Santa in Bali. Because of my Norwegian father, British husband and Italian in-laws, I feel like Europe is my personal backyard. Wisconsin is my home, but the world is my playground.

I’ve learned a lot of tricks and tips long the way and would love to share what I know with you.

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