Dear Colleagues, Customers and Friends,
I loved nearly every minute of my 32+ year career in the software application industry but it is time to do something more creative. My next career is to share my love for travel by assisting friends and family in arranging their personal travel plans as an independent travel consultant.
Over the last 20+ years, I have explored exciting destinations across the globe, especially Eastern and Western Europe, including bicycling, cruises (river and ocean), and plenty of walking. For each vacation, I completed the research needed to select the hotels, tour guides, activities, and restaurants, creating memorable experiences.
Memories include walking the ramparts in the evening in Carcassonne after all of the tour buses left for the day, accidentally getting in line to climb the Duomo in Florence resulting in a magnificent view of the entire city at the top, experiencing the changing of guard in Athens and Monte Carlo, taking a hot springs bath in Budapest, and viewing Monet’s Waterlilies at the Orangery in Paris.
Drawing upon my travel experience, I plan to help my customers determine what to pack, how to navigate cities using cabs and public transportation, find the best restaurants, schedule guides to provide an in-depth introduction to their own native homelands, jump to the head of the line with museum passes, navigate highways and manage un-attended toll booths, use a laundromat in a foreign country, utilize technology to enhance a travel experience, and so much more.
Most of all, my desire is to make each of my customer’s vacations special. As you plan your own leisure travel, please keep me in mind as a professional travel planning resource.Continue reading