JenniBeth23 JenniferFollow JenniBeth23
26-year-old Female living in Modesto, CA USA
My mom recently passed away after a 6 year battle with cancer, and after being her primary caregiver for those years I have decided to take a whirlwind trip around the world. My travel agent suggested Contiki, and everything I've read so far seems beyond exciting! I'm leaving in September for Europe, Israel, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and Costa Rica! =) I'm v... More My mom recently passed away after a 6 year battle with cancer, and after being her primary caregiver for those years I have decided to take a whirlwind trip around the world. My travel agent suggested Contiki, and everything I've read so far seems beyond exciting! I'm leaving in September for Europe, Israel, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and Costa Rica! =) I'm very excited, and I can't wait for all the new experiences.
Level 7 Traveler
Tours I've Done
Greatest. Trip. Ever!!!!
Scenic Southern (Start Wellington) 1 country \ 12 days
21 Mar 2012 - 28 Mar 2012 \ Thanks to Barnaby, and every single one of my Contiki friends, this tour was amazing!!!!! Barnaby went above and beyond, and I know I made life-long friends!!!! Oh, and the scenery and activities were thrilling, amazing, fantastic!!!! Best tour ever!!! THANK YOU BARNABY!!!!! =) I'd do this Contiki again and again!!!!!
Thanks to Barnaby, and every single one of my Contiki friends, this tour was amazing!!!!! Barnaby went above and beyond... read more
1 country \ 11 days
1 country \ 5 days \ from US$1079 per person
Some good, some not so good
Reefs and Rainforests with Whitsundays Sailing (start Sydney) 0 countries \ 0 days
05 Jan 2012 - 24 Jan 2012 \ My fourth Contiki so far and I feel the tour was misrepresented- our group was completely full, and while I was prepared to stay in a hostel and the surf village, I wasn't prepared to be sleeping on broken cots in "fancy" hotels with giant cockroaches running around everywhere- for two solid weeks. If we weren't in rooms with a single bed, a double bed, a broken fold-out couch and a broken cot that was smelly, we were in rickety bunk beds and felt like they would break. I will note here that we informed the front desk of each hotel of the issues, and none of them were resolved- in fact, when we asked for a new cot, they brough us new towels. And when we told them about the bugs, they said that's just how things are. We did get to see some awesome sights, and while the optionals were expensive, they were also really fun. If you want to see the East coast of Oz, this tour is an option, but for the money I'd suggest renting a van and heading out with some friends, or even on your own. Every town we went to had a hostel, in fact, we went to the hostels even if we weren't staying in them. That way, you can choose to stay in the cool places (Byron Bay) and skip the boring ones.
My fourth Contiki so far and I feel the tour was misrepresented- our group was completely full,... read more
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1195 per person
4 countries \ 18 days \ from US$2068 per person
12 countries \ 26 days \ from US$3395 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...
11 countries \ 23 days \ from US$2855 per person
If you're looking for a leisurely yet adventurous holiday around Europe then the European Vista fits the bill. 10 countries in 21 days means time to really get acquainted with each city while fantastic destinations like Lucerne and Vienna as well as the essential Paris, Rome and Amsterdam stops mean all your sightseeing bases are covered. Options for your free time include a Tuscan dinner, Moza...
1 country \ 11 days \ from US$2810 per person
From the heights of volcanoes to the unexplored waters of Galapagos, this tour is a must for the lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you are snorkelling sea lions & rays, or chilling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this adventure is epic!
1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1268 per person
With golden temples, jade green waters, yellow rice paddy fields & coloured silks, Vietnam is an explosion of colour. See coconut palms, sugar plantations & the locals in their conical hats in the Mekong. Cruise the river delta, visit floating markets, get on 2 wheels as you cycle through Hoi An, soak up some rays on the beach in Nha Trang & cruise Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. This is...
2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2464 per person
Ancient history & fascinating culture make China a must-visit. Stroll the Great Wall & be dwarfed by the high-rises of Hong Kong & Shanghai. Get up close to the mystic limestone karsts of Yangshuo before being amazed by Xi’an’s famous & incredible Terracotta Army. When you’re not walking in the footsteps of emperors, see this amazing country from a different angle, like on the back of a ricksha...
1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2132 per person
Travel the land 'Down Under'. Sleep under the stars in a bush camp, take a hot air balloon ride, then grab a cold beer with all your new friends at one of the oldest Territory pubs. Gorgeous gorges & national parks leave you breathless as you get to know the backyard of Australia, plus Darwin offers the draw of the big city with shopping & nightlife not to be missed.
15 countries \ 47 days \ from US$6485 per person
THE Ultimate European experience! Visit 16 countries & hit up all the major European destinations in the first half of the tour. Then relax & chill in the stunning Greek Islands with a cocktail. The second half of the tour is all about uncharted territory before exploring Germany, Switzerland & the Netherlands. After this, your hardest decision will be finding somewhere new to visit for your ne...
3 countries \ 6 days \ from US$629 per person
Known worldwide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is actually so much more! From humble beginnings as a royal wedding celebration, the 'Fest has become a party with enough beer, pork, merchandise & amusement park attractions to entertain you for days. Travel with us on the coach from London - once you get to Munich, you'll be staying in a comfortable hostel. There’s no thinking required, just ha...
Places I've Been (?)
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Places I'd Like to Visit
- Czech Republic
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom