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Darren and Darla Dressler have been traveling Europe for the last 5 years seeking out fabulous adventures and exciting places. We have visited and made excellent contacts throughout the continent. During this period we transitioned from simply being luxury travellers to providing advice, travel itinearies and guided small group luxury experiences.
We have now partnered with a Experienced Travel Agency of 25 years based in California, to provide top shelf service for our clients. By creating this alliance we are able to provide an even higher level of customer satisfaction by offering flights, cruises and vacations. Additionally, we can now provide travel insurance directly to our clients adding complete peace of mind.
We love to plan the perfect European experience with you by customizing the trip with us to exceed all of your expectations. We travel with you as your guides. Allowing you and your group to focus on the experience and build incredible lasting memories of some of the most loved places on Earth. We help by eliminating most of the common travel pitfalls and providing a high level of on hand service and experience you will not find at many other companies.
**We will still be providing our special brand of exclusive travel experiences with us for our clients become friends to Tuscany and France in the autumn.
Below you will find some blogs we have written about some of our travels over the last 5 years. We invite you to get to know us better through this medium and we would love to hear your feedback if something strikes you.
Traveling and staying in other people's home for free; sounds Great right? Well it is- But there are some challenges such as trying to cook dinner in a kitchen you don't know where everything is and everything is different. Simple things like a really good knife are...read more
Ok, so the biggest thing to think about and know before you pack all those electrical items and ship them clear across the world: England has the wackiest plug-ins and your American or even European appliances won't plug in! so you have to pay 5-6pounds to buy...read more
Sand dunes, surfers and campers. Huge stretch of beach at the end of the peninsula opposite Swansea, Wales. Voted #1 Beach in UK for several years but Beware, tiny one lane roads to get there so drive careful! Met a self proclaimed "hippy" surfer named Cosmic (Jeff)...read more
Sun came out so we did too, ha ha! Port Eynon for mussels and traditional Welsh Cawl(soup). Pretty place off the beaten path. Winding roads to get there and Amazing amounts of locals camping out for a 3 day holiday weekend (which is quite frequent in the UK). Not a...read more
Our last castle for the day but we saw a total of 8-9, we lost count all in one day! Other than Scotland, I am thinking Wales has the most castles anywhere! If the google search is correct, Wales is THE capital of castles in all of Europe with 600. So I guess we...read more
Met a new friend today at the house in Wales. Came running over to see who we were and loved the carrots we offered. so cool to have four legged friends in the city, Loving the Wales lifestyle of livestock in townread more
Cat's aren't the only ones with 9 lives, as Bellas has proven over and over, she too has them. Bella was the healthiest, fastest dog on the beach, great White Hunter until tragedy struck and she was picked up in our backyard, in suburbia San Diego, by an owl. It...read more
Not Easily, that's how, but it obviously can be done! First of all it depends on where you are coming from? and where you are headed to? in this case of course, From the USA to the UK. The UK has the strictest rules vs Europe, so it would be actually easier to go to...read more
Bella has decided to get her passport and travel with us. This creates an entirely different set of circumstances that allow us to learn a plethora of new things. We tried coming alone in October and we missed her terribly, so this time we made the HUGE decision to...read more
We found David! I had been to Florence once before and could Not find David! Seriously, he is not just hanging out easy to find. Down a winding small street and not marked very well is the museum that David now resides. He is no longer in his original outdoor spot...read more
Circus Maximus, we've all seen the movie, Ben Hur and watched Charleton Heston race around the track. When you yourself get to walk down that exact same soil, you can feel the thunder under your feet! And then as a Huge surprise, we got gifted with Real horses...read more
Our first trip to England one of my favorite things so far is the Old old Pubs, like Really Old. Made it my goal to visit each towns oldest of old and have a pint. found some really great ones and had a great time researching all the old ones and their history. The...read more
Champagne Ardenne Valley is something to see and a must on your list. Champagne Caves and how the whole process is done by the names you've always seen: Moet, Tattinger, Veuve Cliquot and more. Super cool information on my favorite subject: Champagne! It is well...read more
We just arrived in Champagne France and the Marne Valley, for our first European house sit and the beginning of our life abroad. Its so appropriate that we would start our journey in Darla's favorite thing/place on earth--Champagne! Just down the road from where we...read more
One of the biggest Hints to know in a foreign country, not just France, Never leave the airport without some local money. Not too much because the exchange rate at the airport is way too high usually, BUT you do Not want to get in a rental car and take off without...read more
YES this is our Real Luggage we brought over! and it was Way too much. Originally we were going to ship 21 large boxes with full kitchen/household linens/accessories and personal clothing items. I spent days and days and even weeks trying to figure out a...read more
"WHY would you want to move HERE??" "You're from California? Oh I've always wanted to go there. Wait, why would you want to move here!?" Those are the two sentences we hear the very most living abroad! Obviously,...read more
Looking back at our original posts we had such hopes and dreams of being in Europe in 2013; well that plan got delayed. Don't you love when you Think you Know what is going to happen and it goes totally different? Well in this case the house did Not sell like...read more
Fact: you can only touch the stones at Stonehenge 4x per year! Normally there is a rope holding you a football field away as the site is now run by the Historical Society and there are rules in place. No more just showing up. And you have to...read more
We finally made it across the pond and to London, our first trip and we packed it all in, in just a few days. There is so much to see and so much to do. Everything you've seen in the movies and there you are! The double decker buses, the black taxi cabs,...read more