Let James Help You Plan Your European Trip!



Putting together a dream European trip is pretty complicated and time consuming. Got questions? Too much info to sort through? Need help fine tuning your itinerary?

Let me know! I’ll help.

I’ll provide consultations on building a customized itinerary for your European trip. You give me your parameters (budget, interests, time restraints, etc) and I’ll help you craft your dream itinerary. The itinerary will include as much or as little of my input/direction as you want, including:

  • Hotel recommendations
  • Transport options
  • Restaurant recommendations
  • Where to find the off-the-beaten-path villages and castles you’re dreaming about
  • Local guides, regional guide options
  • Tips to beat the tourist crush
  • All the big worthwhile attractions plus some off-the-beaten-path gems that will connect you with the local culture

Why hire James to do it? 

I’m freelance travel writer, tour guide, teacher and author.

After I took my first overseas trip my life changed. After I took my first overseas trip, my life changed. The travel bug had bitten me, and I was hooked. I have since traveled solo to every European destination that interested me, soaking in the history and the culture, and learning (by necessity) how to design itineraries that fulfilled my travel dreams

Time+experience eventually made me an expert on European travel. I have since become a travel writer specializing in Europe, traveling overseas for assignments every year for the past several years.

I then worked as a Tour Guide for Rick Steves Europe. I received great on-the-job training from the best in the business!

I love guiding, advising and teaching. And, after so many conversations about trip planning with my tour members and attendees in my travel classes (not to mention friends and relatives), I finally decided to spend more of my time doing what I love—helping travelers craft the most fulfilling European trip they can possibly have!

The castles, cuisine and culture are calling, so contact me via email here or just  give me a call at 206-496-0714  and let’s start planning your customized dream itinerary!