Trips I've Done
Better to go by yourself
New Year in Paris 3 countries \ 4 days
29 Dec 2013 - 01 Jan 2014 \ Had a few misgivings with this tour: The hotel in Paris is in a "ghetto" (the words of our tour manager, not mine). There were nightly gatherings of hundreds of what he referred to as "gypsies" outside the hotel every night. We were made to pay for what was supposed to be our included meal (duck, escargot, etc), and then given dry chicken as our "included dinner" instead. New Year's Eve in Paris is very dangerous. Contiki will not provide transportation on that night (not surprising because it's impossible for traffic to move with literally thousands of drunk people clogging the streets like a mob). There are no fireworks at Eiffel Tower, just the sparkle lights that happen every night, on the hour. Don't expect to be able to get back to the hotel before 4 AM. Two drunk men harassed our entire floor in my hotel until early morning hours by screaming and trying to open all the doors. There was no phone in the room with which to call the front desk; very scary.
Had a few misgivings with this tour:
The hotel in Paris is in a "ghetto" (the words of our tour manager, not mine). There were nightly gatheri... read more
1 country \ 12 days
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Independent London Travel
London Explorer - 5 Day 1 country \ 5 days
11 May 2011 - 15 May 2011 \ This is a great trip for those looking for a little taste of London and who aren't afraid to go it alone. While Contiki will provide a hotel and vouchers to some attractions, this is a SOLO trip. No group, no leader. Just you.
This is a great trip for those looking for a little taste of London and who aren't afraid to go it alone. While Contiki will provide a hotel and vouchers to some attractions, this is a SOLO trip. No group, no leader. Just you.
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Taking a bite out of the Big Apple
New York Explorer 1 country \ 4 days
01 Sep 2009 - 04 Sep 2009 \ The only complaint I have it that there's so much to see in NYC and so little time to see it all in only 4 days! lol. There are enough optional activities to allow for group fun, but also enough free time for the more independent travellers.
The only complaint I have it that there's so much to see in NYC and so little time to see it all in only 4 days! lol. There are enough optional activities to allow for group fun, but also enough free time for the more independent travellers.
2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2728 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 \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person
Go local & explore LA on your own time with this 2 night package. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or shop Rodeo Drive as you live it up in the City of Angels. With delicious restaurants & a rooftop garden that overlooks the stunning city skyline, it’s got easy access to Hollywood & Universal Studios & a short stroll from LA’s iconic attractions & evening hot spots & the metro.
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$884 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...
1 country \ 9 days \ from US$838 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...
2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1439 per person
Like a well-made espresso, this trip is a short, strong hit of all things Italian! Walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & throw your 3 coins in the Trevi fountain. Enjoy traditional Tuscan hospitality, art & architecture in Renaissance Florence. Then finish up by wandering the tiny streets of Venice.
Places I've Been (?)
- United States
Places I'd Like to Visit
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- Hong Kong
- United States