True Travel Stories

Knowing the realities of traveling is one of the best things you can do to prepare for your trip.

Photo: Venice, Italy


Traveling creates images of magical adventures. Full of opportunities for Instagram worthy photos and food to delight your taste buds.

You aren’t wrong. Yet, including some realistic expectations can make your trip even better. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Learning to stay calm when life happens will help you overcome any obstacle.

Reading trip reports written by real people can help illuminate possibilities. They can also change expectations you might have.

Explore our travel stories from both our travel consultants and our clients. Starting your trip with an open mind and flexibility is the key to creating unforgettable memories.

Get real life feedback from actual people who have personally been there.

Self-Drive in Iceland

Traveler: Erik

Photo: Southern Iceland

Erik opens up about specific points of his trip.
He includes tips, recommendations, and life lessons.

Photo: Cairo, Egypt

Mary and her travel partner embarked on a memorable Viking Tour to Cairo, Egypt. Have you considered Egypt?

Brussels, Amsterdam, & Baltic Cruise

Travel Consultant: Pam

Photo: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pam put together some information that can be useful to you if you’re planning to travel to these areas. Check out her personal preferences, tips she learned, and recommendations she has.

Photo: The Andes, Peru

Lenore and Tom got to see amazing wildlife, play in the water, and found so much adventure!

Switzerland in December

Travel Consultant: Lindsay

Photo: Zermatt, Switzerland

 Lindsay was lucky enough to experience Zurich, St. Gallen, Grindelwald, and Basel during December! She took lots of amazing notes for recommendations, travel trips, and highlights just for you.

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