The American staff Jared who helped us plan the itinerary, was enormously helpful, knowledgeable about how to plan the trip; how long to stay in certain places, etc. He was also very patient when we made changes to our itinerary and/or our accommodations. We literally couldn't have planned the trip without him.
Jared was born and raised in California. During his time in college, he studied in France, where he was able to travel all throughout many of our destinations across Central and Eastern Europe. Having studied construction, Jared has a passion for architecture and historical buildings, which has brought him back to visit the region multiple times, whether it be for work or pleasure. Jared has the passion and experience to help you plan your dream vacation to any of our destinations.
What's the best place you've ever visited and why?
Colombia. The country has amazing destinations to offer that aren't quite known among most tourists. The people are extremely friendly and open and they have a very rich culture full of dancing, food and celebrations.
Best advice for travelers to Europe?
Don't assume Europe is all so similar. A common misconception people have is that every country in Europe has high-speed trains, they all speak some English, there are churches everywhere, and so on. The truth is, all the countries are quite different, and while some regions of Europe are similar, it's hard to compare a country like Moldova to France.
How do you manage pre-trip stress and/or unexpected situations during your travels?
I was somehow born with little stress during travel. Even if something goes wrong, I try to step back and see how big of an impact it has made on my plans, and if it is really worth getting stressed about.