Hello! My name is Dominique and I have been helping families, couples, groups of friends, from the US, Canada and other parts of the world, plan their vacations to Europe since 1995. I am passionate about travel and love to share my experiences. Here are a few photos to introduce myself:
These pictures were taken in France, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, England, Ireland, Hungary, Germany... and one of them is with our beloved dog, a great travel companion.
When I travel, I like to be off the beaten path, admiring beautiful views - that's where I get the most satisfaction out of my trips. I enjoy spending time visiting European cities and cultural sites, but I love to keep some of my time to get to an amazing view point - hiking is one of my hobbies. I come from the French Alps, where each season brings different colors, traditions, activities. Since a young age, I have always liked to be in the outdoors, enjoying the simple things in life.
My studies led me to travel and I ended up spending a lot of time practicing the languages I learned in Spain, Germany, England. I mainly traveled by train at that time. I cherished these moments offering a great variety of experiences. I realized then that traveling made me happy. The thing I've always loved in Europe is the variety of cultures, languages, food that we experience when we go from one country to another. I love Europe!
I then met my english husband and together we carried on traveling - we lived in the US for 7 years in the 90's. We then settled back in Europe, where we both belong, first in England's beautiful Cotswolds region and more recently in the French Alps.
Today, we go on many road trips through Europe together, we also take many low cost flights when the distance is too big to drive and we rent cars locally. We also take some trains occasionally. It has never been as easy to travel in Europe as it is today! I spend part of each year researching places to visit in Europe.
I would love to share my knowledge and help you plan your next trip. I provide a very specialized service, different from what most travel agents offer. It is personnalized to you. I do not sell ready made packages, tours or cruises from a computer system. I use my personal knowledge and travel experience to help you plan your trip so that it fits your requirements and your budget. I know that most of you do not go to Europe every year, so I do everything I can to help you make your trip a special and memorable one. Please check the comments of travelers I have helped.
Don't hesitate to contact me next time you travel to Europe. I will be happy to help!