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Small Group Specialist
National Geographic Journeys
CIE (Ireland and UK)
Globus Family of Travel
Laurie credits her parents’ gift of a National Geographic subscription for her travel passion. Inside those pages were far-off lands; children and families living so many different experiences. “I wanted to see it all; I wanted to understand their lives”.
Whether you are planning a multi-generational family adventure, seeking to connect with your own genealogical roots, or experiencing a bucket list dream, Laurie’s hope is that you discover more about yourself, as well as the destination you have chosen to visit.
Laurie’s specialty is small group travel, and offers unique travel experiences for couples, families, groups, and those chasing their genealogical roots. We specialize in travel you’re not likely to find by Googling. Immersive. Around the corner surprises, be it a camel ride on the Sahara, a meal with a local family, or a morning serenade by Pub owners serving Irish coffee.
We specialize in organizing the worry out of your travel experience. You’ll leave with the confidence you have someone to call if something isn’t right. And when we can, we’ll try to surprise you with something you didn’t expect.
For some, travel is a passion like no other. It brings us closer together as global citizens. We discover that our differences are perhaps more subtle than we thought.
We’d be proud to work with you. Give Laurie a call.
Tina Cusmano has been a world traveler nearly her entire life, so sharing her knowledge and passion comes naturally. As a young girl, her grandparents would take her on family trips exploring different cultures and cuisines. She knew at an early age that she would always love the history and culture of Europe.
Her first trip was a high school whirlwind tour through Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Lichtenstein. She saved for two years for that trip! It was a tumultuous time in the world and the trip was almost cancelled. The short time spent overseas sealed her fate. She had a need to return again and again to absorb as much culture and history as possible. She still feels that way. And each time she comes home, she has left a tiny piece of her heart behind.
Tina will create a trip for you that includes the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences you and your entourage envision for your dream trip. She has planned romantic travels for two, family trips for multiple generations, and large group trips for twenty and more. She especially enjoys curating trips that explore art and architecture, history, food and wine and the cultural facets of a place.
Her trips offer first time visitors to a destination an overview that leaves them anxious to plan their next visit the moment that they arrive home. And for seasoned travelers, she loves connecting them to a place where they can leave a piece of their hearts and maybe take away the feeling that they’ve found their home away from home.
Whether you’d like to celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich, experience the Palio in Siena, take in the architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona, or learn the basics of pressing and fermenting the local specialty in Porto, she will work tirelessly to create your trip of a lifetime every time.
Janet’s philosophy on life is always have at least your next two trips planned!
We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and it is so important that you are taking time to slow down, visit unfamiliar places, immerse yourself in new experiences and make memories with people you love and share similar interests with.
She understands that everyone’s idea of vacation can be different whether it is planning that dream family trip to Disney World, a cruise with your closest friends or an international adventure with your spouse. She understands that travel is a very personal choice. Janet has personally experienced all these things, having the advantage of being based in the Orlando area she is very well versed in all things Disney and Universal. From planning the best park days to taking advantage of all the resort amenities and activities she can put together a family vacation that both adults and children will love.
Additionally, having traveled on four of Disney’s Cruise ships with other adults she has been to several islands in the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal and can certainly recommend and help you plan the best itinerary both on and off the boat.
Janet’s personal favorite way to travel is with her partner and closest friends to far off lands where she can also take advantage of her other passion: photography! She recently planned a 2-week UK adventure starting in London with stops in various towns in the Scottish Highlands and ending in Edinburgh. Earlier this year she spent 10 days in Oahu, Hawaii with seven of her closest girlfriends where they experienced so much of what the islands have to offer from hiking to waterfalls, eating fresh poke, snorkeling in the pacific and whale watching. She has also visited much of the continental US including California, Arizona, most of the East Coast, and Canada, and the farthest trip away from home was India.
So, whether you are looking to book your next family vacation, a girls’ getaway or a couples retreat she can help you plan your ideal vacation. Give Janet a call.
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Small Group Experiences
Burgundy River Barge:
Wafting and Wine
Christmas markets on the Danube
Safari in South Africa and Botswana
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