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 Welcome – my name it Therese

It is an amazing feeling to be able to work at something you love…There is plenty of information available on the internet today which is both time consuming and confusing. I’m here to do the leg work for you and protect your travel investment so you can have a relaxing worry-free vacation! I’m home based in Cornwall, Ontario.

 

 

Specialties

  • Cultural Immersion Specialist
  • Escorted Group Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Star Clippers Fan
  • Cuba Specialist
  • Sun and Fun Pro

My Top 5 Trips

China

China

Departed September 27,2014

This was a 12 day, fully escorted trip with a magical introduction to China’s people, its history, culture and the daily lives in this ancient country. “Along with the many activities, travelers will visit the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou.”

The first time I visited the Great Wall of China was mesmerizing,a real goosebumps experience!

Recommendations

  • Visit the Forbidden City
  • Spend some time at the Summer Palace and the beautiful grounds.
  • Eat lunch in Hutong (Old town, Beijing)
  • Visit a local market
  • Need to be in moderate shape, lots of walking
  • My husbands biggest fear was the food! The food is great! Breakfast buffets at hotels includes Eggs, Bacon, sweets and Asian treats. Lunches are served at tables for 5-8 people with a turning Lazy Susann with multiple dishes to try. Smile and don't be surprised if they ask you to be in a picture. I felt like a famous movie star :) Many have not seen big bellies, blond hair, green eyes. Enjoy this very colorful country with its nice, curious and humble people.

India

India

Departed September 16,2015

This was a 16 day, fully escorted Royal India Tour - We experienced the extraordinary attractions of north and west India, from the contrasts of Old and New Delhi. We visited the wondrous Taj Mahal, sacred lakeside temples and a desert tribal village. Ride on an elephant, a camel and a romantic lake boat. Stay overnight in a palatial 17th century Palace.

Recommendations

  • Kingdom Of Dreams in Delhi - Spectacular Bollywood show
  • Jalsimer - The Golden City
  • Visit Lake Pichola i- Known as the Venice of the East, the allure of Udaipur is hard to miss. Stroll through the city’s central road and wander past the shops overflowing with pashminas, harem pants, and traditional Rajasthani shoes. The royal palace rises up from the street, located ideally on the banks of Lake Pichola. This palace on a hill provides the perfect view of the Lake Palace, a royal retreat located on an island in the center of the lake. Take a boat ride to explore the Lake Palace further, stroll through its gardens, and end your day with a lakeside dinner and a nighttime view of the calming waters.
  • Jaipur- The pink city of Jaipur holds a certain glamor that crops up out of the Rajasthani countryside. The early mornings are ideal for riding the exotic painted elephants up towards the Amber Palace. With surrounding views of the Amber fort and the Jaipur landscape, the elephants may have to fight for your attention, even with their brightly decorated trunks. Revered for its gem stone industry, the palaces of Jaipur reflect the city’s main commerce with brightly colored paintings made from actual crushed stones.
  • Namaste - Such a diverse country, I loved every minute of this trip. So many different ways to explore this country by sight, sound, smell truly facinating for all senses.

Alaska

Alaska

May 22-28, 2014

Amazing Alaska - From seaplanes to dog sledding an experience I will never forget! So much more than cruising!

This was one trip for the books! Spent some time in Anchorage and explored the glaciers and wildlife by seaplane *******AWESOME***** Took the train down to Seaward where we jumped on a day cruise on the Kenai Fjords with lunch on a private Island. Continued to Alyeska Resort the perfect adventure base camp year-round. In summer, the Resort offers convenient access to Alaska's most scenic spots with luxurious accommodations and award-winning restaurants. Then a little river rafting. :) Very satisfying week. and oh yea also did some gold panning on the river.

Recommendations

  • The Eagle River Nature Center - operated by a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide connections to nature through interpretive education, resource protection and outdoor opportunities. The Nature Center is located within Chugach State Park – one of Alaska’s largest state parks and within 40 minutes driving distance from downtown Anchorage and 12 miles from Eagle River town.
  • Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine - Try your luck do some gold panning
  • IF you can only do one thing! Flightseeing is it! - tours depart from Anchorage year-round to places that, quite literally, will take your breath away. Visit areas of Alaska not accessible by any other means. Aviation has long been a lifeline to rural Alaska ("the bush") – an integral part to the state's history and development. Today, the state remains the most "flyingest" in the country, with about six times as many pilots per capita as the rest of the United States. These pilots are proud to share the most wild areas of Alaska with visitors.
  • Rail Road Tours - Hop on board the Alaska Railroad for a true Alaska experience. Relax in reclining, forward facing chairs with large picture windows while cruising past some of the world’s best vistas. Whether as an independent traveler or a cruise passenger looking for a pre- or post- experience, the Alaska Railroad is flexible enough to fit any schedule.
  • Glacier and wildlife day cruises

CUBA SI!

CUBA SI!

Few times per year.

Cuba is so much more than beaches....... We frequent Cuba 2-3 times per year. We fell in love 23 years ago and keep going back. Stay in a Casa particular form some cultural immersion, get to know and see the real Cuba and it's amazing people.

Recommendations

  • Havana
  • Trinidad
  • Cienfuego

Copenhagen, Denmark & West Coast of Sweden

Copenhagen, Denmark & West Coast of Sweden

June 28-July 15,2015

Spent a few days in Copenhagen taking on the architecture, food and tried out the bicycle paths. Took the comfortable train to Gothenburg which is about a 4 hour ride. Enjoyed a "pre-ordered" lunch consisting of a delicious shrimp sandwich that we flushed down with some wine all while watching the landscape fly by. Then on to Falkenberg on the Swedish West Coast where we rented a small cabin for a week.

Recommendations

  • Marstrand is an absolute must-see – a playground for royalty and celebrities that boasts a rich and intriguing history. Here you can enjoy the impressive views across the archipelago from Carlsten’s Fortress.
  • Lysekil is a great place to base yourself for further island exploration, including the island of Skaftö with villages Fiskebäckskil and Grundsund. Do not miss these adorable, postcard-pretty villages of red wooden houses set on the water’s edge. The islands also offer several nature reserves with walking paths and cycling trails.
  • Gothenburg Gothenburg is encircled by rocky shoreline, deep forests, tranquil lakes and the surging sea to the west. No other Swedish city gives such easy access to nature. Right on the doorstep are wide open spaces and magical islands.

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Marie Therese Nyman is an independent owner, affiliated with TPI.