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What the true “Savvy Traveler” needs to know…

You may not find The Savvy Traveler quite like any other travel site you have visited.  That’s because it 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 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. Take it easy with good advice from our Savvy Travelers, David and Arlene.

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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.

We’re not perfect, of course. That’s why we encourage your feedback to help us make our site better. If you find a typo or have more recent information than we do, please do not hesitate to let us know! We hope we are providing a valuable resource for you to learn about our favorite places and see why we have come to love Europe – and, of course the British Isles. If we are doing a good job, or if we are falling short, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Above all, thank you for visiting our site.

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