Historic River Cruise & European Travel Specialist
I have been a travel professional since 2008. I take great pride in providing my clients with the best possible advice, insights and planning for their travel. My company name is "It's a Snap Vacations". I am not and have never been associated in anyway with an online travel company known as "Snap Travel" (ST). There has been some recent confusion and inquires from people trying to get in touch with ST. It is vital for my present and future clients to know there is no connection between It's a Snap Vacations and ST.
Now on to some insight into what It's a Snap Vacations will do for you.
There's nothing quite like cruising down a serene river and into a historical European city. From the ship you can see the magnificent sites of the city as you glide across the water. When you actually step off your ship into port and soak up all the sights, sounds, and life surrounding you, that is priceless!
On a river cruise through Europe, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. These trips combine the convenience of unpacking only once with the luxury and professional services included with your river cruise.
Learn about the history of each city through included locally-guided tours in each port. Walk on and off the ship according to your own schedule. Want to have lunch at a sidewalk cafe? Interested in hiking to the top of a local castle? It's your choice.
I am a river cruise expert and a Free Independent Travel (FIT) European specialist. A passionate, lifelong traveler, I have explored over 22 countries and spent over 10 years working as a Certified Travel Agent.
As a former elementary school teacher, I especially enjoy introducing my clients to historic locales. And yes, I know there are many ways to see Europe and other parts of the world.
I'm experienced in booking rail travel in Europe, as well as car rentals overseas. I can arrange land stays in either major chain hotels or locally run small inns.
I also book travels to Hawaii and Alaska, both land tours and cruises. I have organized multi-generational Caribbean cruises and Disney Cruises, as well. Disney's Aulani in Hawaii offers the perfect experience for a wide range of ages.
There is more to creating the perfect trip than finding the lowest price. Understanding the many components of your vacation and taking the time to learn the why behind your wants and your needs allows me to guide your choices. Putting all the pieces together to create your adventure is my passion.
When creating a custom vacation itinerary for you, one of my goals is to provide you with a personal connection and professional guidance that is lacking in the world of Internet booking. I look forward to creating the vacation of a lifetime for you.
Over the years, I have created wonderful vacation memories for honeymooners, families with children, multi-generational groups, empty-nesters, and retired couples.
Regardless of age or group size, the common threads my clients and I share are open minds and hearts to the spirit of surprise and adventure that makes a vacation truly a wonderful lasting memory.
Travel Makes the Best Memories
A Christmas Market booth featuring handcrafted woo
Looking back at my travels I remember so many fun, surprising, and horizon-expanding events. I remember cruising down the Danube, exploring local handcraft markets, discovering local cuisine, and crossing wide-open countryside that was once an armed border crossing.
Then there was the time our little Mini-Cooper almost ran out of gas in the Scottish Highlands. The one local store had to unchain the gas pump. Yes, travel makes wonderful memories.
Travel is also great fun to anticipate. I am so looking forward to sailing on the inaugural Viking Ocean ship, the Viking Star. Exploring the Baltic Sea for 15 days—priceless memories!
My Areas of Expertise
The trip made history and the Bible come alive..
A once in a lifetime experience
It was a true pleasure to help you with your roots travel to the Czech Republic. I'm delighted it was such a rewarding experience. I look forward to planning more trips for you in the future. Cheers, Janet
A trip to always remember
It's always a pleasure to work with you Barb. You've had two big trips this year and more coming up. Happy trails in the future! Cheers, Janet
Personal attention and great follow through
She is pleasant to work with and can handle complicated arrangements with ease. I trust her to find the right accommodations, tours and flights that are a fit for my budget and taste.
Thank you very much Sharon for your kind words and your confidence in my services. It is always a pleasure to work with you for both your business and leisure travel needs. I look forward to our future travel planning.
Fun in Ireland
What a time we had plotting and planning this adventure thru Ireland. I am truly gratified the self drive holiday went so well. Kudos to the 4 of you for working together to navigate it all from highways to lanes. And its so great that the weather cooperated too! I'm ready to plan another adventure for you anytime!
It was so good to be able to find just the right tour to hit all the sites you wanted to see in Italy. The only thing not checked off your list was a sighting of George Clooney. Time to return?
A travel agent who cares
It was special to help put this trip together for you and family. There were a lot of moving parts in this trip, and one broken train. I appreciate your patience as we waited out some refunds. And I sincerely look forward to working with you in the future, retirement opens the doors to wider horizons.
It was great to make your travels dreams for Great Britain come true. So glad your hotels gave you fabulous views and service and the tours were just right to give you both insight into British and Scottish culture and history.
Thanks so much you two world travelers! You are doing all my bucket list destinations. It was a pleasure to create this adventure for you and I look forward to helping you with your future travel plans.
This was the trip we wanted -- and it was perfect!
Thanks very much for your kind words and comments. It is always a pleasure to assist you in anyway I can to bring travel and adventure to life. Cheers to more fun ahead!
Janel is very thorough and helpful.
Delighted to be of help...heres to more travels soon!
Go With Janet
Thanks very much, it is a pleasure to work with you and Paul. So happy the trip was a wonderful experience and adventure! More to come I'm sure!
Professional, thorough, and caring
Hardest working woman in the travel business
First time client--She got it right!
It was a pleasure to help you and family and friends come together in London and Scotland. I'm so glad you all enjoyed celebrating and sightseeing together. And I hear the whiskey tasting and fly fishing were great too! Cheers, Janet
She helped on a very timely basis.
Thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm so thankful that not only your portion of the trip was wonderful, but that the rest of the whole year of travel for your extended family was amazingly smooth. With gratitude, Janet
Thanks so very much for your wonderful comments. It was a true pleasure creating this special family vacation for you all. Aloha, until the next time! Janet
Janet made planning for France fun.
Janet is fantastic!
She does a great job of finding the right trip at the right price
Janet is great
How great that you got to enjoy that Columbia river Cruise with your family. I know it was a special time and I'm so happy I was a part of the planning.
Planned a Perfect trip experience
Everything was perfect
Janet is great!
Thanks so much for your kind words...looking forward to more traveling soon. :) Janet