Who I Am
I help busy, empty-nester couples design spectacular river cruises so they have the opportunity to taste regional food & wine, and experience art and history as never before.
My world changed five years ago when I went on a river cruise through Germany. It was the week of Thanksgiving, and I was with a very good friend of mine, and I learned some valuable lessons along the way. I was so excited that I was about to set sail on my first river cruise, this was my first time going overseas and I was going to Germany where my ancestors came from.
One of the details that stuck with me was that the guide described the brass plaques that were imbedded in the street (and occasionally in a wall) the tripping stones - stolpersteine - that listed the name of an individual that used to live in the building with their birth and death dates, who had been taken to the concentration camps. She said that they put them in the street so that your head would be bowed when reading them. I was so moved when I encountered these plaques — and I was so grateful that my first river cruise experience created this opportunity to reflect on history in such a meaningful way.
Today, I help others create memorable experiences like this by crafting stress-free river cruise vacations. For me, what I bring to the table (since we're talking food – pun intended), is all the details that you don't want to have to deal with: are the beds in the right configuration, both in the cabin + the hotel, especially for the singles traveling together, and make sure families fly together, and passports are current. I also take care of making sure the ship/hotel staff are aware of any dietary restrictions. I can make reservations for special dinners, and spa appointments while on board the ship. I can also make recommendations about non-touristy places to visit in the pre-and post-cruise cities and, if you have an issue arise with anything on your trip, I provide my cell so you can contact me at any time to get the situation resolved.
So call us at 972-346-4465 today to set up an appointment and we can start designing your amazing river cruise experience.