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Suzanne Soloway


Biography

Who is Suzanne:
Suzanne has been in the travel industry since 1992, and was with Continental Travel since 2001. She joined the Great Canadian Travel team in the fall of 2016 when the two company’s leisure divisions merged.  Suzanne specializes in many destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific, as well as group travel of all sizes. Her newest speciality is Tuscany villas. 

She loves discovering new and interesting experiences for her clients.  For rest and relaxation visiting islands of Cuba and Tobago are her favourites, but she also enjoys touring Europe for the history, most notably Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and Italy.  Suzanne’s strengths include her organizational skills and ability to multi task.

What are Suzanne’s TOP 5 travel experiences:

  • Visiting European cities: Munich, Heidelberg, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, Florence, Venice, London, Amsterdam and my favourite city, Prague
  • Experiencing small towns and villages in Europe
  •  Visiting the sites of a favourite movie, “The Sound of Music”
  •  Enjoying the beaches of the Caribbean and Mexico
  •  Exploring new places in Canada

What is Suzanne’s closing comment?
“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” James Michener


Blog

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ireland Speaks to Me Like No Other Place on Earth

My maternal Grandma, Hannah Muirhead, emigrated to Canada from County Antrim, Ireland (now part of Northern Ireland) back in the late 1800’s.  Two of her brothers and a sister had sailed to Canada a few years earlier.  Sadly, her sister died of black fever on the crossing and was buried at sea, but her brothers arrived safely and made their way west to homestead at the Derry Corner, near Douglas, Manitoba. They then invited Hannah to come and join them. I can’t imagine leaving my family and everything that was familiar to me and sailing across the Atlantic to an unknown place, all at the age of 19. The courage to do that seems unimaginable.  Read More >

Friday, January 12, 2018

Now That’s How to Go “Postal”, In the Very Best Way!

Every now and again I read something that makes me say “H’uh? Really? Wow!”, and this story was one of those.

Posted by Yahoo Lifestyle based on a posting to Reddit, it’s about a tourist that drew a map on an envelope in lieu of an address to a remote farm in Iceland, and it actually got delivered!  https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tourist-drew-map-postcard-lieu-195106212.html Read More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

10 Reasons Why You Still Need a Travel Agent Consultant

 

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel consultant may feel like going the way of the dinosaur.  But, consultants are more useful than simply selling airline tickets, trips to Disney World and cruises. Many consultants provide services or have knowledge that you just can’t get online – and sometimes, especially in times of crisis, working with a real live person is just plain superior. Read More >

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