Catholic Europe and Group Travel Specialist
My journey with travel began at a very young age. I was just out of college when I took my first trip to Europe to visit the home towns of my grandparents in Germany and Austria. I discovered a brand new world in a very old world. I would go back every year taking along friends and family through out most of central Europe. By the beginning of the early 1990's I was escorting Rosary and choir groups to Rome and other pilgrimage sights. Starting in the late 1990's the small groups had grown into large bus tours in multiple countries. It wasn't long before I was planning and guiding tours for local travel agencies. I would arrange European bus companies, train routes, sight seeing venues, hotels and restaurants. I SPECIALIZE IN CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TRAVEL So much of European history is rooted in Catholic tradition. You can't experience European culture without understanding the symbiotic relationship between the people of Europe and the Catholic Church. The word Catholic means universal. No where in the world is this so completely and vividly on display, than in Europe. There is nothing like standing in St Peters, or gazing up at the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. There are no words to describe there awe inspiring beauty. To look into the face of the Virgin Mother as she holds the lifeless body of our Lord in Michelangelo's sculpture The Pieta is indescribably moving. I have been to Europe over 35 times, and been to over 30 countries and it is as exciting to me as the first time I went. I studied Theology in College and Europe is where it all comes alive for me. All the beautiful Cathedrals, castles and Holy sights are breathtaking and unforgettable. The real richness of the experience lies in a personal encounter with The Church. The Catholic Church is the people. I can't fully explain it, but the first time you go to Mass in a little Alpine Austrian church and you reach out for the Sign of Peace, you'll know what I'm talking about. Please feel free to contact me about Any Catholic travel you might be interested in, as well as any European travel destinations. THANK YOU
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I specialize in Egypt and the Red Sea Scuba Diving and hotel sights, as well as complete tours of Egypt. Sharm El Sheikh is my favorite resort and the best diving in the Red Sea. Shore Diving enthusiasts can find ABSOLUTE HEAVEN on Bonaire. I have dove there 9 times. Cozumel has some of the best reefs and drift diving in the world. I go there at least every other year. There are many other locations that are wonderful dive spots in the Caribbean that I would recommend. I have been diving for 32 years, and I think it is the most heavenly experience we can have on earth!
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Time of our lives!
Our First Trip To Europe
Because of Jeff's experience, we were able to enjoy a trip that was definitely unusual, avoiding the touristy aspects of most European trips. We had few reservations before we landed in Frankfurt, so we had to navigate finding a place to stay most nights and did very well. The serendipitous adventures we had because of the confidence Jeff instilled in us ended up being the best part of our trip!
Jeff's knowledge of Germany and Bavaria, along with Austria and the rest of Europe, made this trip a gem and whetted our appetite for more European travel.
Enthusiastic about helping travelers enjoy Europe so they can experience what he already knows, Jeff
has "boots on the ground" experience that is invaluable when making plans to visit places you have not explored before.