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What the true “Savvy Traveler” needs to know…


Born in out of a desire to share our European adventures while living overseas, The Savvy Traveler started as a website brimming with city guides and hidden gems across the continent. We quickly became a go-to resource for independent explorers, offering a “self-serve” platform where our visitors could easily browse destinations and book directly with our trusted travel partners.

In 2023, we embarked on a new chapter, excited to share our extensive travel knowledge firsthand. Having explored the globe twice (with countless detours in between!), we’ve probably been to many of the places you dream of visiting.

With intimate knowledge of European and many other global destinations, we work closely with you to understand your travel dreams and curate itineraries that perfectly capture your aspirations. Whether you envision immersive tours, unforgettable cruises, or seamless journeys complete with transfers, hotels, and hidden gems, we’ll meticulously tailor every detail to exceed your expectations.

The Savvy Traveler isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s about creating unforgettable memories that resonate with you. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we ensure you get the most out of your travel budget while exceeding your expectations.

Ready to embark on a personalized adventure? Contact us today to discuss your travel dreams and let us help you turn them into reality.

Do you prefer the DIY approach? Then you’ve come to the right place! 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!