Rick and Cheryl Acheson have been THIRDHOME members since 2016. So far they have enjoyed 3 homes with their membership. They eagerly anticipate their upcoming Curated Journey to Costa Rica! Learn how Rick and Cheryl use THIRDHOME as their home away from home and as their on-the-go-headquarters as travel writers.
From an exquisite villa in Tuscany to an upcoming turtle hatching season in Central America, the Acheson’s make the most of THIRDHOME!
Rick and Cheryl in Zion National Park, 2017
How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?
Deer Valley Resorts offered a sweet deal with THIRDHOME membership and we jumped on it. So far we have enjoyed THIRDHOME stays in San Diego, Mendocino and Tuscany.
THIRDHOME trip to Mendocino
Where are you based?
Northern California, Utah and on the road.
Where do you usually travel?
The Americas, Europe and Japan
On our THIRDHOME San Diego visit, we saw the Pandas at the Zoo.
What do you do for a living?
We share our adventures on travelisbeautiful.com with photography, history and suggestions about what and where to go in this beautiful world.
What are your favorite travel hobbies?
Cheryl enjoys planning and logistics almost as much as the trip! Rick is a professional photographer and cycling nut. Where ever we go, he usually manages to find a bike and explore on 2 wheels. We delight in sharing our adventures on our blog. Creating content is a creative and intellectual challenge. We appreciate knowing our work inspires readers to “go see the world” and that readers enjoy our story. For example, receiving positive comments from Turkish locals about Istanbul energizes us to continue. Read about Istanbul – Where Continents & Culture Converge here. Most of all, we love meeting new people in far away places, sharing a meal or cup of tea and learning about their world.
View from our Tuscan THIRDHOME Villa
In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it?
Tuscany. This summer we spent a week with 3 other couples at a fabulous villa in the hills overlooking Florence. Our group cooked dinners together in the chef’s kitchen, dined outdoors under the pergola, danced by the light of the moon, swam in the pool and hiked the olive groves and vineyards that surrounded the property. Oops, almost forgot, Florence was only a 15-minute drive away so we went to town a couple times!