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I’m still your expert travel agent for Disney and River Cruising!

If you can have someone help plan your intricate or complicated vacation experiences, without costing you a single penny, wouldn’t you do it? Wouldn’t you rather spend time with your family and friends, or get caught up on your daily tasks ... [Read more]

Foreign Travel 101

 1. Don’t forget your passport.  Even if you don’t have an impending trip on the calendar, get your passport and keep it up to date. (Each one usually lasts ten years.) Check your expiration date! To travel overseas, your passport ... [Read more]

More Cultural Differences

It’s been awhile since I wrote a post about cultural differences between the US and Europe, but I’ve felt a bit compelled to do so again lately. Just some little observations I’ve noticed while living far from home.   One ... [Read more]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Getting Around Europe

As Americans, we’re used to basically two options when we need to get somewhere: cars and planes.  We drive places in our cars that take less than a day to get to.  (Well, sometimes.  We are, in fact, a country ... [Read more]

Jen on river in Heidelberg, Germany

River Cruising in Europe – Tips and Useful Hints

Now that the warmer weather is settling in everywhere, the river cruise season has officially started in Europe!  I have a bit of insight into river cruising beyond most passengers or travel agents.  Not only am I a travel agent ... [Read more]

Basel, Switzerland

Europe Travel 101

For those of you who might be planning your first trip to Europe, or for those repeat travelers who might need a refresher, I thought I’d put together some really basic tips when preparing for your journey. 1. Language. Many ... [Read more]

Learning a super hard difficult challenging language!

During my most recent visit to Croatia this past summer for Miloš’ vacation, I noticed that I was starting to pick up a few more words, and especially recognizing the roots of words as they popped up in their different ... [Read more]

A few other thoughts on cultural differences…

So lately I’ve been thinking about two differences between us here in the States and in Europe.  They have to do with regular parts of our daily lives, so I thought they were worth mentioning.   Okay – so what ... [Read more]

Travel with kindness…

Recently a friend (and fellow travel agent) of mine made a really wise statement.  She said something along the lines of, “when you travel, always remember that you are a guest somewhere.” Now let’s talk about the word “guest” and ... [Read more]

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