Grand Rapids, Michigan
We'll start our new journey working together on the inland waterways and rivers of Europe. Do you enjoy biking, exercising, walking, sightseeing, attending cultural events, art and music festivals, wine tastings, Christmas markets, flower shows, or simply just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery as you glide gently down historic inland waterways and rivers? Then river cruising is for you! Over the past several years I have taken as many river cruises as possible to ensure that I am up-to-date and knowledgeable about each line's accommodation options, amenities, services, educational and cultural seminars, as well as to know - firsthand - all that's available on each itinerary and what sets one ship apart from one another.
My first visit to Italy was over two decades ago, and I've been back every year - at least 1-3 times each year. The stunning landscapes, history, arts, music, divine cuisine, fine wines and unique cultures make this such a compelling and enticing destination that I can't wait to return. And, with each return visit, Italy is just as exciting, fresh, awesome, and fun as it was on my very first visit back in the late 90s. My goal is for you to experience Italy like a local. So, whether you prefer to enjoy the continent leisurely meandering along famous waterways or you prefer to be right in the center of all the culture, lifestyle, and charm that Italy offers... the choice is yours!