Specializing in small group, cultural travel & slow adventure. A Happy Place Travel

Planned. Personalized. Perfect.

We work with you to help you plan a vacation that is personalized to your specific definition of perfect.

Do you spend hours online searching for the perfect vacation and then you become overwhelmed by the choices? I narrow down the search to a couple of options that are tailored to your specific requirements. I handle all of the tedious aspects of planning such as finding the right trip at the right price with the right inclusions so that when you go on your vacation, you don't have to worry about whether you did everything right (or forgot something) and you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy your precious time away.

Many people don't realize that the cost of using a travel agent is built into the the cost of a tour, cruise, hotel, rental car and even trip insurance. So in effect, you are paying for a travel agent whether you use one or not. I have the experience, training and contacts that will help you have an amazing vacation with wonderful memories that you'll cherish forever.

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It's Celtic Time!

Travel to Scotland and Ireland


  • Small Group, 8 night Outlander Tours of Scotland
  • Small Group or Independent travel in Scotland
  • Small Group or Independent travel in Ireland

Beyond the Crowds

Small Group, Culturally Immersive Travel Blog


  • Beyond The Crowds Trave Blog
  • Beyond the Crowds is about uncrowded, slow adventure travel.

Five reasons why you should contact me for help with your trip:

  1. You're paying for a travel agent when you book a tour, cruise, hotel, car rental or even travel insurance! It's already included in the price.
  2. I know more about what is available to you and can help you find the trip that suits you the best. (I attend live training and webinars given by the suppliers so I know what they have to offer and when they have specials.)
  3. I have an army of other travel agents and suppliers at my beck & call. (I'm on forums with travel agents, and we have access to a special person with each supplier that is dedicated to our host agency.)
  4. When you're spending $$$ on a trip, do you really want to just push a button???
  5. I've been in the travel business for 10 years and have strong testimonials from former clients who have been very thankful for my help. For example, "I can't believe all that you are doing. You amaze me! Thank you for all your great information and constant watching out for us."

Search & Book Here:

Please use the buttons below to book your trips. These buttons are tied to my name so that I can help you with the booking. If you book directly on the webiste then I have to try to get my name added to the booking. There is no price difference. The only difference is my logo and my contact information are shown at the top of the page.

To book hotels, use the link below for Booking.com. When the window opens, you should see "A Happy Place Travel LLC" in the grey bar at the top.


To discover and book tours and activities (almost anywhere), select Project Expedition below.

Project Expedition

I went on the AmaWaterways Danube cruise in April 2019 and it was fabulous!! AmaWaterways had a fabulous year in 2018 with multiple prestigious editorial awards. Travel Weekly announced its 2018 Readers Choice Awards, in which AmaKristina took Best River Cruise Ship. In addition to being named Best for Active Cruisers in Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Awards, AmaCerto was awarded Best River Ship by Porthole Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. AmaWaterways also received Recommend’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Overall River Cruise.

AmaWaterways River Cruises

Sandals - designed for couples with King size beds, Beaches - designed for families with water sports and activities for kids, Grand Pineapple - a plantation style, smaller resort with a 5* beach (press a button below to explore and book trips).

Sandals - for Couples Beaches - for Families Grand Pineappple - for lower cost

Celtic Tours has Escorted Tours of Ireland the United Kingdom, Italy and other European countries, Rail Tours, Self-Drive Tours (which include car rental and vouchers for B&Bs), Ireland Day Tours, Custom Tours & Golf.

Celtic Tours

To search for and book cruises and flights directly through my host agency, you can use this site:

AHP Travel Cruises and Flights

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