Want Ad: In search of active couples or families who are seeking a unique travel experience like they have never had before. Seekers may be single, a family or a group up to 12 people. Must possess an open mindset with the desire to travel differently.
Description: Requires 3 to 7 nights (or even more if desired) of free time to be deeply immersed in a total cultural experience. Applicants must be open to try new palates, taste fine wine and cheese, have the ability to maneuver cobblestone streets, have an exploratory heart with the motivation to try new things. Candidates have the choice of doing as little as nothing or as much as possible, there are no parameters or company rules to follow.
Location: Successful candidates will have the choice of 6 different countries and will have the freedom to chose their base that best suits candidates interest. Base options are: France, Italy, Belgium, Holland (my favorite), Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland.
Candidate must be open to a slow steady pace towards a common goal; to enjoy, taste, smell, see and be for as long or as little as possible.
By accepting this experience you are providing a romantic escape for two or creating life long memories for you and your family. This opportunity is so rewarding, you can bring along your friends as well.
Extra curricular activities include history and heritage, glorious gastronomy, opportunities to golf, fish, bike and more
Interested in applying? Let me tell you more about Le Boat!
Le Boat is an amazing experience for you to discover Europe differently! It's your opportunity to feel the 'real' side of your vacation destination. As many of you know, I specialize in European travel, especially the rivers. I am expanding into barge trips and the intimate waterways of Europe. I spent so much time in Holland living on the canals and want to share the experience of gliding away peacefully with anyone who is interested in giving this style of travel a try.
I am serious when I say "no experience necessary'. Still having a hard time with the concept? We think of Le Boat as being similar to a "Fly & Drive" vacation, but it is a "Fly & Sail" vacation. Same thing but with water underneath our feet rather than pavement.
Instead of picking up your car rental and traipsing all over Europe, we bring you to the Boat Base in whichever country you select and provide you with your own boat for as long as you wish. It's like driving a car but way more relaxing and fun. Another interesting nugget is that you can use your Le Boat as a base, your floating hotel to just park and explore the same city all week long if you wish. Take Carcassonne for example.
The team at the Base will teach and show you everything you need to know and stay with you for as long as it takes until you feel comfortable with the controls. It is truly as simple as Up, Down, Left and Right.
Worried about crashing? Honestly, you cant. The speed of the boat is no more than 5 miles an hour. The average gliding time along the waterways is typically 15 miles. You can sail as long as you wish through the canals, rivers, and in and out of locks. If you select Italy, you can even sail the Venice lagoon (though, Venice lagoon is a bit more challenging and you may need additional training to maneuver through it).
Gliding on Le Boat is like an ever changing playground. A new place to explore, every day! And you wont be uncomfortable at all. Le Boat offers comfortable cabins, hot water, shower and toilets and a fully equipped kitchen. Everything you need to be self-sufficient for the duration of your vacation. Most vacationers prepare their own breakfast and lunch on board and can easily stroll into the city center markets to purchase fresh bread, fruit, food, wine and cheese (& chocolate).
Imagine being so close to the heartbeat of the city/town/village that you can easily walk to a local restaurant featuring amazing food specialties of the region you are visiting.
Endless opportunities as well to moor right up to a winery. Imagine how awesome that is.
Navigation, so easy. Worried you may get lost? Not going to happen because Le Boat provides you with their own custom free App therefore providing you with a reliable digital cruising companion to guide you effortlessly as you glide.
Le Boat offers over 80 different styles and sizes of boats so we can marry the right vessel to your personality and needs. It is our goal to make your unique experience a trip of a lifetime.
Applicants: Please be advised that applying for this experience is very easy and extremely attainable. The Le Boat experience begins at a comfortable $2500 for the week and can range up to $7000 for a 5 Star luxury vessel. The experience is per boat, not per person making this very attractive to anyone seeking to travel differently.
Deadline: There is no deadline for anyone who would like to apply for this experience. Our door is always open
Basic Requirements: Valid passport and willingness to explore and try something new.
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Have a wonderful week, Lisa
Lisa D Fitzgerald, CTA, is the owner of Fitzgerald Travel. Lisa has 23 years of full service experience and is a graduate of the Travel Institute. She is knowledgeable in all forms of travel, with a focus on European Itineraries.