Viking River Cruise: Budapest – Nuremberg (Romantic Danube)

First trip together without our kids – check! If you’ve read my other blog posts then you know I’m terrible at writing day-by-day re-caps, so you get a larger view of +/-‘s instead. Enjoy =) (Vienna Christmas Market) I have been offered the opportunity to sail with Viking Cruise Line on a FAM (a.k.a. familiarization trip) for … Read more

Where In the World Have I Been…

I would love to be writing that I’ve been traveling to exotic and new destinations, but that’s just not the case! In reality, I have been trying to sell a house, trying to find a house and baking a baby! I didn’t have intentions of leaving this space so blank, like most bloggers, and I … Read more

5 Ways to Tell If Becoming a Travel Advisor is Right for You

(source) 1)  Do you adore planning your trips? More importantly, do you like the details and logistics? When you’re planning do you include day-to-day details where applicable? Is part of your process picking out unique restaurants? Or finding a personal tour guide for the Vatican? Do you like going with a full itinerary and feel … Read more

About Heather Christopher

Hello! I am a late 20-something leisure travel advisor/consultant/professional (I use those words interchangeably) at Classic Travel at Tackett’s Mill in Virginia. I have been planning vacations all over the world since I was 19. I was named one of Travel Agent Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Read that here: http://www.travelagentcentral.com/agent-profiles/30-under-30-2008 I’ve also been quoted in … Read more

Peru with G Adventures I

I have been building this blog post in my head since the start of our trip – I sure hope it meets your expectations ๐Ÿ˜‰ And this is where memory + lack of notes fail me. This was on our way to Parwa in the Sacred Valley full day 1 where I was going on 3 … Read more

Why Private Tours are Worth the Money!

I know most of us (or at least a majority of us) are on a budget when traveling. Before we go, we are sticking to a number that we need our airfare, transportation cost, hotel costs all to fit within. Then we start adding in tours and the immediate reaction is to keep the cost … Read more

My Favorite Instagram Accounts

I love “IG” more than I love Facebook – I like the lack of words, which is pretty funny for a “talker”. But isn’t the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The more I think about it the more I am sure it’s because of my hashtag obsession. It gives me a sense … Read more

When Your Vacation Goes Wrong – How to Handle a Bad Trip.

It happens.  It happens to me, it happens to my clients (so.embarrassing.), and it will more than likely happen to you at some point in time! Maybe the airline has a delay or change (there is a very high probability of this!), the pre-arranged driver doesn’t meet you at the airport, your room is filfthy and … Read more

Honeymoon Planning Series #3 – Narrowing Your Decision Down

What I run into a lot when helping honeymooners (or anniversary or just general vacation planners) is that once we’ve discussed budget, destination, and it’s time to pick the hotel(s), touring, transportation arrangements, etc suddenly it’s like we’re back at square one. OVERWHELMED. Source Sometimes this is where I take a step back, depending on … Read more

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