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What the true “Savvy Traveler” needs to know…


We’ve traveled around the world twice and logged millions of miles visiting places for fun and for work. We’ve learned a lot, and we want to share it with you! This site began in 1995 when we first moved to Europe and has continued since then as our journey has taken us many of you may want to go.

The Savvy Traveler is based on real experiences from our own travels.  We want you to use this site as we do – a resource for as many of our travel needs as possible. We enjoy writing about the places we love, and we will continue to do so both on this site and on our Facebook page. The countries and places we cover are those we have visited or are currently researching for visiting in the near future.  We tell you about our experiences and what we enjoyed most about the places we have traveled. If you are interested in learning about them, simply click on the country at the top of any page to find out more.

We have lots of links and offers that will allow you to make your own reservations right from the site. These can be found in the “BOOK” section of the website.  So if you enjoy planning your trips and finding the great deals, it’s all here for you.

But that’s not everyone’s “cup of tea.” If you would like, we can also be much more “hands on” and do all the searching and booking for you. We can help you plan and book that perfect trip, from a road trip with some hotels along the way to a cruise around the world. Interested? Just get in touch, and we’re happy to help.

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We recommend that you start with planning your trip by reading the country overviews and articles on the various places. Once you know where you want to go, take a look at the booking section. We’ve given a lot of thought to how to provide links to our favorite providers without intruding on your user experience. What we decided to do is concentrate these in the Book Your Trip section as a group of tools, where you will find our favorite ways to book travel. We pay a lot of attention to real traveler reviews, so we like to use sites that provide as much information as possible for you from the perspective of other travelers. These are the links we use ourselves, so they are tried and tested.

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We are a Top Reviewer on TripAdvisor, where we provide unbiased reviews based on our personal experiences there, and some are shared in our TravelNotes blog. Click here to see our reviews.


Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope you will find some ideas and advice here that helps.

The Savvy Travelers, David and Arlene

Remember: MEMORIES are made of what you did – not merely what you saw!