29-year-old Female living in Seattle, Washington United States of America
I am a full-time Speech language P anthologist working with the geriatric population in the beautiful state of Washington. I am a hobbiest photography, avid hiking, enjoy playing sports- especially court volleyball and beach/grass volleyball and workout as much as I can. I am a motivated, passionate adn healthy person who enjoys a good wine tasting and night on the town, I love traveling and en... More I am a full-time Speech language P anthologist working with the geriatric population in the beautiful state of Washington. I am a hobbiest photography, avid hiking, enjoy playing sports- especially court volleyball and beach/grass volleyball and workout as much as I can. I am a motivated, passionate adn healthy person who enjoys a good wine tasting and night on the town, I love traveling and enjoy learning new things. I spent 4 months in Europe in 2008 traveling to Italy, Barcelona, Paris, and I did the Contiki Great Britain, Scotland, and Southern Ireland Tour. In the Summer of 2009, I traveled down in Nicaragua for a student study abroad/volunteer trip where I worked with children with disabilities. While there, I worked with the children on speech and language. Since moving to Washington in 2012, I have bee able to spend weekends traveling around the Pacific Northwest and have traveled to Canada a couple times.
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Mexican Fiesta 1 country \ 9 days
05 Apr 2014 - 13 Apr 2014 \ This tour was more than I expected it to be. With a change in the itinerary a week before the start of the tour, I wasn't sure what to expect. Contiki delivered. This tour brought the city lifestyle, nightlife and culture together with a beach resort town and a Mexican-style small town (50,000 people). As you travel throughout central Mexico, starting and ending in Mexico City, you learn about the Aztec history and visit a few of the archeological sites of Cholula and Teotihuacan. You explore many of the 1000s of churches throughout the various states. Ish, the tour guide, provides great educational materials about the different conquests that occurred within Mexico including the French conquest and Spain conquest. Being more specific, in the city of Puebla, we visited the handicraft markets, tasted some traditional sweets and stayed just outside the center square. While in Acapulco, we experienced the nightlife, enjoyed a sunset cruise and gave the optional to kayak, snorkel or scuba dive. During our stay in Taxco, you stay at an old Mexican mission hotel and learn about the silver industry. Once back in Mexico City, we experienced the city lifestyle and nightlife. The food is exceptional, however I felt we weren't given many options for local cuisine. I love street tacos but we were only given 1 opportunity. This tour provided something different and unique as Mexico has such a strong culture and historical background (Mayans/Aztecs). I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for something different.
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6 countries \ 11 days \ from US$2215 per person
Get ready for some good times on your journey through Western Europe! Amsterdam & Barcelona are amazing, but it wouldn't be a proper holiday if you didn't pop into Paris, gaze at the Swiss & French Alps & experience the glamour of the French Riviera. Great destinations, awesome scenery & a top tour!
5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2005 per person
This is Eastern Europe at its best! From Berlin to Warsaw, the history and beauty of each country will captivate the imagination. Additional stops in Dresden, a city devastated by fire bombing in World War II, Banska Bystrica in Slovakia and an unforgettable visit to the Auschwitz memorial all combine to make this a holiday with a distinct difference. Want to end your trip in Berlin? Feel fre...
10 countries \ 22 days \ from n/a per person
As a rule, camping is a relaxing holiday, but the 21 day Expedition tour takes relaxation to another level. All the big cities are covered with two night stops, giving you time to get there and have a full free day in the actual city rather than just driving past it. There really is something for everyone on this tour; swim in the Mediterranean on the French Riviera, visit the gorgeous mediev...
12 countries \ 33 days \ from n/a per person
The 32 day Easy Rider tour covers everywhere you absolutely HAVE to go in Western Europe and more! One of the only tours to stay in Pamplona, stop in Sorrento on the picturesque Amalfi Coast AND spend four nights on the Greek island of Corfu. Pitching your tent and helping out with meals in such scenic locations will make your weekend camping trips seem almost second rate in comparison.
12 countries \ 30 days \ from US$4185 per person
The perfect trip for those wanting to savour the best parts of Western Europe at a less than hectic pace. Travel days interspersed with free days in cities as well as a 3 day mini-break on a Greek island, this is definitely the best of both worlds when it comes to culture versus relaxation.
11 countries \ 17 days \ from US$1702 per person
The European Encounter tour is perfect for those who want to see Europe but don't have months to negotiate their way around the continent. You'll have the opportunity to walk in the steps of Roman Emperors in the Roman Forum, cruise the canals of Amsterdam, take in a Parisian cabaret show and rub shoulders with the rich and famous on the French Riviera...all in a little over two weeks!
10 countries \ 21 days \ from US$2765 per person
Experience Europe, Contiki style! A great trip itinerary for those wanting quality time in Italy without skipping anything important on the way there. The second half of the trip is all about beautiful scenery with stops in the Austrian Tyrol as well as the Swiss Alps. Of course, with the beautiful scenery comes some amazing opportunities to raft, ride and climb your way to must have memories.
16 countries \ 34 days \ from US$6219 per person
The European Explorer is the ultimate holiday for those wanting to travel to all the major destinations and do it with a little luxury! Make your way through 17 countries in a little over a month with all the big names being accounted for - Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Amsterdam - as well as some of the lesser known through Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. And if you think tha...
8 countries \ 15 days \ from US$2019 per person
Got two weeks to spare and want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then this is the tour for you! Two night stops in the big cities - Paris, French Riviera, Rome and Amsterdam - included sightseeing, walking tours, scenic drives...you'll wish your holiday would never end.
10 countries \ 20 days \ from US$2116 per person
The European Inspiration gives you the best of both holiday worlds. A great combination of destinations, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome and Paris to name a few, as well as two nights everywhere, giving you time to explore each city in greater detail. Scenic drives through Italy and Austria, a stopover in the heart of the Swiss Alps and plenty of awesome extras that you definitely won't want to...
10 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2555 per person
If you've been dreaming of going to Europe but don't know exactly where to start, the European Whirl is your best option. Taking in the usual destinations of Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, it also ventures out east to Prague and Berlin. Both of which are currently on Europe's 'must see' list. The perfect combination of culture, relaxation and of course, good times!
1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2175 per person
If you were going to make a Greek island your holiday destination, you'd be faced with the tough decision of which one to choose, so we've put together a holiday that combines three of the best! Mykonos, Santorini and Ios are at your disposal and with three nights on each, you have plenty of time to shop, dine, relax or party. There's also time for wining, dining and sightseeing in the capit...
3 countries \ 6 days \ from US$1255 per person
The Aegean Classic, operated by Louis Hellenic Cruises, offers relaxation, sightseeing and fabulous Greek food not only for the young, but also the young at heart. Beginning and ending in Athens, you'll cruise for 4 days to the Cycladic islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Patmos, as well as a short stop in Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. There's nothing quite like watching the sun ...
12 countries \ 25 days \ from US$2494 per person
The Winter Wanderer is like a leisurely stroll through Europe's top destinations. Some of the highlights of the tour include: driving along the French Riviera, exploring the Eternal City of Rome (it's never too cold for Gelato!) and sampling traditional Spanish tapas in Barcelona not to mention retracing the history of WW2 and the Cold War in Berlin and Prague. Winter in Europe is not only magi...
3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2115 per person
Get into the best of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia in 14 incredible days. Be part of the buzz & bright lights of Bangkok before a change of scene in the Mekong with its rice paddy & sugar fields & coconut palms. The low key vibes of Laos, with its small villages, saffron robed monks & French colonial past are up next, before Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm in Cambodia's jungle & a slice of Phnom Penh.
9 countries \ 22 days \ from n/a per person
The European Spirit is THE sightseeing tour. Start in Paris, finish in Rome and in between.....let your imagination run wild! Cruise the canals in Amsterdam, wander the cobbled streets of Prague and watch the sun set from a cliffside bar in Dubrovnik.
6 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2895 per person
Short on time? Got lots to check off your 'things to see' list? The Best of Europe is the tour for you. Get straight into holiday mode with sightseeing in Paris then hop on a train to Amsterdam, before driving to Berlin & Prague, finishing in style with a flight to Rome. As the name says, we've taken all the best parts of Europe, the most convenient forms of travel & combined them all into one...
2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2645 per person
Get a taste of the USA & Canada on this 13 day North Eastern loop – it’s a perfect mix of culture, action & adventure. Start in NYC & head South West as we make our way through Philly to Washington D.C for a taste of life in the capital. As we head into Canada, get ready for a cultural & natural feast! From the beauty of Niagara Falls through to the party vibes of Toronto, there’s loads to expe...
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$815 per person
Sun, swimming & good times are what you’re into, then the Thai Islands are all yours. Jump your way from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, finishing it up with the legendary Koh Pha Ngan. With multiple nights on each island, you can sit back on island time. Take it up a notch if you want & swim & snorkel off white sand beaches, go hiking in emerald green forests, or choose to chill on the beach & sip cockt...
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$812 per person
Some of the world's best beaches in some of the ultimate places to chill make this Thai Island Hopper trip a must. From busy Phuket, head to paradise on legendary Koh Phi Phi, before Krabi & its amazing scenery. Treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage, visit ‘The Beach’ and soak up the sun from the white sandy shoreline or sea canoe in the beautiful clear waters. It’s your choice to relax, in...
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Places I'd Like to Visit
- Czech Republic
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- United Kingdom
- United States