Specialist in Great Britain, Ireland and Europe
Get immersed. Experience the world.
Travel is a passion bred into me by a father with itchy feet. I've lived coast to coast in the USA and camped, driven and ridden the trains through all 48 contiguous states and in over 20 countries.
All of Great Britain and Europe became my back yard when I lived in Salisbury, England just 8 miles from Stonehenge. With an English Heritage Membership and surrounded by castles and re-enactment weekends I was immersed into British history and culture. Scotland, Ireland and Wales became weekend and longer regular trips. I explored castles and cathedrals throughout Great Britain, France and much of western Europe.
Travel by train and ferry is a way of life. A quick ferry ride across the English Channel to France, Holland or Denmark opens up all of Europe for exploration. In addition to several trips to Paris, I've explored all across Europe. France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium up close and personal broadened my world view.
Now, I return often all over Great Britain, Ireland and France visiting friends and family. Recently, I again visited Ireland, England and France for Christmas. In September 2019, I am leading a group through both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. As Scotland is my absolute favorite country, I'll be leading a group there in 2020.
It is only natural then, that I am a Certified Brit Specialist. I can give you insider information that lets you immerse yourself like a local into culture, cuisine, history and nature all over Great Britain and Europe. Ask me about Scotland or Ireland and I'll regale you with stories of camping in an hurricane or seeing farmers harvest peat.
Feel the reverberations of the drums off the castle walls during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Buy fresh warm bread wrapped with a single hand-width of paper from a French Alps boulangerie at dawn. Eat gelato next to the Roman Forum on a hot Italian day. Close out a day in Paris with the lights of the Eiffel Tower just before they turn off at midnight. That's immersion.
Get close and personal. Ocean Cruise, River Cruise or Train let you participate in the journey rather than just watch it go by. Hands on, feet on the ground. That's how to experience the world.
I'm just a phone call or e-mail away, so contact me today to receive the personalized attention you deserve.
Certified Accessibility and Autism Specialist
Tower Bridge from the Tower of London
EVERYONE should have access to experiencing the world!
I grew up with a blind family member, who taught me how to see the world. My father was labeled as disabled but it never stopped or slowed him down. I've spent my whole life living and working with people who have what the rest of the world sees as a disability. I see differences as challenges that allow us to experience the world in our own unique way.
As a Certified Accessibility Travel Advocate and Autism at Sea certified, I can help you design the perfect vacation that meets your needs all over the world.
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Judy, You are such a joy to work with. I look forward to a continuing travel relationship. Keep me in mind for all your future travel needs and dreams. Rejoicing, Susan
My bucket list trip
It was such a joy to work with you. Your patience as I ventured into the field of booking out of the way places with special needs and for a special event was so greatly appreciated. Thanks to your support, I now am booking people with special needs all over the world. But it started with YOU. Keep me in mind for travel needs and dreams for you or your friends. Rejoicing, Susan
Our First Cruise to Alaska
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jill. It was so much fun coordinating you, your husband and your sister on your exciting experience of Alaska. Next trip Rocky Mountaineer!
Thank you so much Marilyn for your kind words. I try to treat everyone with the attention to detail and personal desires as I would if I were making the trip myself.
It is the perfect combination of traveler and travel advisor that makes a dream vacation come to perfect fulfillment. Thank you for sharing all your amazing photos with me. If it were'nt for you I would not have known the difference between an Emperor Penguin and a Jackass Penguin -- or even know the later existed! I'm always here to help you plan your next long sea voyage ... or family vacation. Rejoicing, Susan
Midnight phone calls with Princess Cruises to make sure delayed flights did not mess up your epic journey are why I am here. Three way communications with you, the Princess ship and transportation and myself were the combination which made everything possible. Be sure to share my contact information with your family and friends for your next epic... or shorter... travel experience. Rejoicing, Susan