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Charlene Underhill, CTC | Independent Travel Consultant

Who is Charlene:
I started in the travel business in January of 1970.  Most of my years have been spent working in retail travel agencies, both as a travel counsellor and various management positions.  But the actual travel counselling is my true passion.  I love the interaction with my clients and being able to concentrate on this aspect.  Over the years, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries of the World and enjoy discovering the history, culture and people.  I have also taken over 60 cruises to date with a wide variety of cruise lines and types of sailings, from main stream cruise lines to river cruising and, for obvious reasons, while I handle all types of travel arrangements I have chosen to make this one area in which to specialize.

What are Charlene’s TOP 5 travel experiences:

  • Hot air ballooning at sunrise over the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia
  • Exploring with a private guide some of the lesser know tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  •  Viewing lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos and much more wildlife in Kruger National Park
  •  Flight-seeing from Queenstown to Milford Sound in New Zealand
  •  Standing on the edge of the Northern-most point of Europe, North Cape, Norway, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean

What is Charlene’s closing comment?
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

New from Charlene Underhill, CTC

Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

September 25, 2017 | Charlene Underhill

 

I arrived in Venice on April 5th, a beautiful warm sunny day (a far cry from what I had left in Winnipeg) and boarded Uniworld’s beautiful ship “River Countess” to begin an amazing 8-day journey delving into the delights of Northern Italy.

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A Scenic River Cruise

September 12, 2017 | Charlene Underhill

The all-inclusive nature of the Scenic program, while sometimes more expensive than lines like Avalon and Viking is extremely attractive. You could literally leave your wallet at home. You are never looking for small change to tip coach drivers/guides, etc. (it’s all included). No one has their hand out and service is paramount. This is also why I like Uniworld and Tauck as they operate on the same basis.

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