Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2018 - 36
Why I Travel
Marc and Karla Greenwald kick-started their travels with an adventure
down under - their vacations haven't been the same since.
Interviewed by David Hochman
Kansas-based advisor Michael King.
Their journeys haven't stopped since.
I want to keep learning; that's why
I travel. To see beautiful places,
new ways of life, different traditions. It changes you.
Here we were, people who never really went anywhere. We land in Australia and New Zealand for a month;
what a relief that Michael had everything coordinated. The private guides
he arranged were all locals, all friendly,
and all knowledgeable about the best
restaurants - the best of everything.
The highlight was sitting down with an
Aboriginal artist and learning to paint
in the traditional style. Unforgettable.
First step is, we talk about where
we want to go. In the last few years,
Michael has sent us to Africa and on
a Mekong River cruise in Cambodia.
Both of those trips were with Lindblad Expeditions.
Clockwise from left: Machu Picchu, visiting a Cambodian school, and a shot from Londolozi in South Africa.
36 V I R T U O S O T R A V E L E R
T WASN'T UNTIL HE WAS NEARing his retirement as a critical
care physician in 2014 that Marc
Greenwald got serious about
travel. That's when he reached out to
Virtuoso. He explains, "I called and
said, 'Can you please help a couple
of brand-new travelers find an expert
on Australia and New Zealand?' "
Next thing he knew, the doctor, 72,
and his wife, Karla, 71, were planning
a four-week Australian adventure
from their home in Cape Cod with