Serendipity Travel
Sailing, Hiking and Outdoor Adventures


Life is an adventure, not a package tour!

Participatory, experiential small group travel, that allows you to see places from a new perspective!  We take care of the logistics without leading you around or scheduling all your meals or activities, allowing you to experience a place more independently.


Upcoming Trips

Greece, the Ionians!

June 8 - 15, 2024  $1,375

These are the "green" Greek islands, of Odysseus and Onassis fame.  We'll sail in a protected sea of islands with the most beautiful beaches in Greece that also offer hikes, waterfalls, and charming villages of Venetian architecture.

Sardinia and Corsica

September 21-28, 2024  $1,395

Two great islands just eight miles apart, one part of France, the other part of Italy, yet semi-autonomous with independent cultures!  In between lie the beautiful islands of the protected La Maddalena Reserve.


December 7 - 14, 2024  $1,750

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Your Trip Organizer

Edward Laucella, aka, "Captain Ed"

A love for travel, and a career in the business, led to my obtaining captain's licenses in Greece and Croatia, and taking friends sailing around the world for more than 20 years.

My Philosophy

To offer participatory, experiential travel off the beaten path of mass tourism for those who want a more immersive or active vacation. To not schedule every hour or where you eat, allowing you to experience a place more freely.

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
--Paul Theroux

Wander off from the tour and the crowds!

Above: A Dubrovnik old town gate when a cruise ship arrives (we visit in the evenings after they leave); 
A man waiting on his tour at the Parthenon entrance.

A 'slow travel' sentiment that is true anywhere:

 "If you only have a week or so in Italy my advice is not to try to see too much. Rather settle into one region and savour the nuances and rhythms of life in your chosen corner." -- Andrew Smith, My Italy

Past Trips

Interested in learning more about my past trips? Reading about past trips can help you get a better idea of what the trips are like and give you ideas for future travel.  

I revisit the best destinations like Greece, Croatia and the British Virgin Islands typically every other year.  Italy is so popular and fun that I sail there every year, rotating among the three best areas.  In addition to the "by-the- cabin" group trips I offer every year, I am also available to plan private trips for small groups to any sailing destination.  If you have a family or friend group of at least four people, ask me about my private options!

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