I have been in the travel industry for over 25 years and travelled quite a bit before that. I like to immerse myself in the destination of which I am visiting. I want to learn about the culture, and the people. What is their daily life like? I like to experience something new every time I go somewhere. I like being very active, as well as taking time to relaxing. I will give anything a try at least once, whether it’s an activity or trying new culinary tastes.
My favorite place is Bavaria, Germany and the surrounding countries, of Austria and Switzerland. Most of my family lives in Bavaria, and I have visited many local family run breweries and wineries. I love the castles like Neuschwanstein, baroque cathedrals, cobbled streets in Munich and Salzburg.
River cruising is a wonderful way to travel through different countries, while stopping in charming little cities along the way. I can still remember sitting in Vienna, in the famous Mozart Café enjoying coffee and amazing pastries then in the evening enjoying a concert in the Schönbrunn Palace. Shopping at Christkindelsmarkets and drinking hot mulled Glühwein really gets you into the Christmas spirit.
I lived and worked in Finland and had some long summer nights relaxing and enjoying the Finnish saunas and shared in the experience of using the vihta, made of birch branches which you slap on your skin for an invigorating experience.
I had the chance of a lifetime to go glamping in Australia, feed crocodiles and learn the Aboriginal cultural heritage of Kakadu, one of the world’s largest national parks. It was very interesting to actually see archaeological excavations that were made more than 50,000 years ago. I travelled the Northwest Territory and the Northern Territory of Australia. Who would have thought I would be riding a camel on the beach in Broome at sunset… amazing! This “Amazing Aussie Adventure” was part of a training to be certified as an Australia Specialist.
I have been very fortunate to travel to many different parts of Europe and other parts of the world including the Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica. I am certified as a Maui Nui Specialist, and Sandals/Beaches Specialist. I am looking forward to travelling to Thailand to attend my nephew’s wedding, and hopefully get to travel to surrounding countries while I am there.
I am very involved in fund-raising activities and suggest that your group try this for a profitable and relationship-building experience.
I have enjoyed personalizing vacations for many single travelers, couples and families. I customize your vacation to your expectations, whether you want the cultural and historical sights of the destination or just wander and create your own experience.
Whether you crave adventure or peaceful retreats, we can help you create an unforgettable luxurious vacation.