Europe, Group Travel, and Family Vacations
The view from Capri last summer
Travel has been a part of my life since the trip I took in high school to Germany that changed the course of who I am. I was fascinated with Germany and realized on that trip that the world was big and needed to be explored. I studied German in college and became a German teacher myself. During my career I took over 1,000 students and parents to Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland (26 trips but I remember them all). I have traveled extensively to destinations from the northern villages of Norway to the islands of New Zealand.
What makes me stand out from other agents is that I bring 37 years of experience in travel, language studies, and education together. My love for travel goes beyond my own trips-I want everyone to be able to take the trip they want. If you are interested in a food tour through Italy or a beach getaway with girls, I can make that happen. I put my heart and soul into every trip I plan and make sure that you have the time of your life and a suitcase full of memories. I am organized, detail oriented, and passionate about providing the best service to every person I work with.
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
My daughter and I spent two weeks traveling Norway with an exchange student we had gotten to know. We flew into Oslo and spent a few days there eating Freia chocolate and realizing that it is not cheap to live here. Our first meal was McDonalds (not my favorite, but convenient) and we... Read more from my Exploring Norway story.
I've been to Notre Dame several times and was lucky enough to get to see it again last fall before the fire. I am always in awe of the sheer size and beauty of the cathedral.... Read more from my Notre Dame story.
I spent some time in the summer of 2018 in the ancient city of Matera. It has been inhabited for 9,000 years and is one of the oldest cities in Italy. Matera is famous for its rock churches and the Sassi, which are cave dwellings that have been around since the Paleolithic period.... Read more from my Hidden gem of Matera, Italy story.
Would love to go back!!!
Thanks! It was so much fun planning your Italy trip! The Amalfi Coast is breathtaking!
European Snowboarding Adventure
Thanks! I was so happy to share my expertise with you! The ski resorts are ones I have been to and I think you will find them incredible!
AMAZING Family Vacation!
Vielen Dank! I love being able to share my knowledge of Germany and Europe with others. Your trip looked fabulous!
The best planned trip that was cancelled
Thank you so much! I look forward to helping you with more trips! So sorry it was cancelled.
10 day Switzerland Snowboard Trip
Thank you so much! It was so much fun to plan that trip for you-I love Switzerland and it was so cool to share my knowledge with you.
Most efficient and quick bookings
Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! My goal is to provide excellent customer service by attending to each person quickly and with attention to detail. I'll be jealous this winter when you are out cruising!
A Travel Agent Who WORKS for YOU!
Thank you so much! It was great seeing how awesome things turned out for both trips!
Last minute Vegas trip!
Thanks! It was great to be able to help you with your trip!
Journey out West
Thanks! I loved your pictures! Looking forward to doing more travel plans with you and your family!
Amazing 1st vacation with my fiance!!!!
My fiance were able to take our first vacation together. She arranged the flight, hotel, plus shuttle so we didn't have to stress over any of the planning. We got to enjoy our vacation to the fullest.
Thank you Shelley!!!
It was wonderful meeting you and helping you with your travels! Looking forward to more!
Our Genealogy Research Tour
Thank you so much!
Easiest Family vacation ever!, Thanks to Shelley
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to work with you!
What a great experience!
Thanks for the comments! It truly was an incredible trip.
Kudos to Shelley for the best trip advice ever!
Thanks! I enjoyed working with you!
Great Total Vacation Experience
Thanks! It was a pleasure to work with you!
Best service start to finish
Thanks so much! It was great working with you!
Had a great time.
The Family trip that we will never forget
That's awesome! I love to research the best deals for people without sacrificing quality!
Thanks! It truly was an awesome trip!
Will be going next month.
Thanks Jo-it was great working with you and I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Amazing East Coast Trip
Thanks! I really enjoyed working on the details of your trip!
Last minute Vegas trip!
Thanks! I hope to help you with many more adventures!
Energetic and organized
I’ve known Shelley since college. She is so energetic and organized! She has taken countless trips and really knows the travel industry. I highly recommend using her expertise for your travel needs. She is a natural for a job like this!
Shelley has traveled extensively and is an extremely knowledgeable agent. Added bonus is her pleasant personality! I’d highly recommend her to anyone!