Wanderlust

Paris, France

Posted on January 13, 2014.

Kathryn Vander Zanden

I had decided I wanted an exceptional and luxurious holiday travel experience with my daughter to serve as a lifetime memory.  Too few chances would offer themselves in our future, so the time was right to take her to Paris.  I needed help in planning a full and memorable experience so I went to an expert.  Abigail was referred to me because of her vast travel experience, her attention to detail and most importantly, her attention to customizing our trip with what would work best for us.  I knew I did not want a routine, touristy trip with all the familiar places and no imagination for different experiences.  From the beginning of working with Abigail, she listened carefully, asked loads of questions and gave inspired answers to my wanting detailed information on choices. I heard lots of out-of-the-box thinking.  What I never heard was a judgement for what I wanted to do or how much I could spend.  Less museums—more churches, less mass transit—more personal guides, not fussy food but quaint ambience with simple meals.  Abigail tailored my multiple options to suit our tastes and planned an exciting and memorable itinerary.   With a local guide, we toured Loire Valley and its 15th century chateaus.  On Christmas morning, we had a special brunch and comforting spa visits.  My highlight was Christmas Eve mass at Notre Dame and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower.  I found Abigail a joy to work with, highly communicative when I needed to hear details and options, and very professional with her personal attention.  I have booked other trips with Abigail and find her my new “go-to” choice for helping with fun and different travel experiences.  I could not be more pleased.