Pam de Jong
Erie, Colorado Travel Agent
Happy Discoveries in Europe & on Cruises
I fully believe that some of the best travel experiences come to you when you allow yourself to get a little lost. Don't get me wrong — I'm a big fan of thoroughly researching and selecting just the right hotel, cruise, excursion, or rail journey. However, if your trip is planned down to the minute, you leave no room for happy discoveries, like local pubs playing live music or surprise farmers markets.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that valued travel. It was both an experience and an education to explore many places in the U.S. However, it was our European adventures that got me hooked on travel and encouraged me to specialize in crafting custom European vacations and cruises.
I enjoy learning what would make a great trip for you and then using my knowledge and resources to plan your trip.
Nothing tickles me more than hearing that my clients discovered a quaint cafe in Italy, a breathtaking view in Provence, or a hearty bierhall welcome in Germany. These delights present themselves when an itinerary allows room to enjoy the destination.
It's my job to handle all your questions, cover all the bases, and allow you to fully immerse yourself in the vacation while knowing that everything is taken care of.
Whether I'm helping you select the right cruise, an island getaway, or a European journey, I look forward to helping creating memories you will fondly recall for many years.
Ocean cruises, river cruises, barges, yachts....so many options! I will help you navigate the world of cruising, and choose the right ship for you. And if you're doing a river cruise in Europe, I'll help you make the most of your journey. Viking, AMA, Avalon, Uniworld, Scenic, Azamara.....even if you've never heard of them, I have, and can help you decide which is the perfect river cruise for your vacation.
Stelvio. Col du Galibier. Alpe d'Huez. Mortirolo. Ardennes Forest.
If you've watched the pros tackle these iconic routes on the Tour de France or the Giro d'Italia, and have always wanted to ride them on your bike (or a rented elite bike), I can pair you with the right guides. Enjoy Europe from your bike, with a van-supported ride, and fantastic food, wine and beer to round out the day.
“I've already referred you to half a dozen people. You're the best in the biz, without a doubt." -Debbie H.
“Thanks so much, Pam! It's such a relief to have you looking out for us - it takes quite the load off of our shoulders.” - Will K.
“Thanks again for all your help. Many times I thought, ‘yep, these Travelcards are the way to go’ or otherwise saw evidence that your guidance was sound. We've had a great time in London.” - Erin M.
“We are sooo thankful for your kind, skilled and responsive service to us for our trip. Even when our own foresight was lacking you were ready (effectively) to help. Even yesterday J spoke of your great service at a gathering of her sisters and cousins. So, once again, thank you.” - Jeff S.