About Us

David & Arlene Brown

David and Arlene Brown, “The Savvy Travelers”

Thanks for visiting our site! Our goal when we began was to create an ongoing reference for our favorite little trips and places around Europe so that we could easily share them with our friends and visitors to the site. We also wanted a place to put our favorite links and tools, because we travel, and just like you, we are always looking for the best or most attractive options for our travel budget. So we use this site a lot – from the time a trip comes to mind through the planning stage and finally to book our travel. Here you will find the tools we use, which we hope are presented in a logical and easy to find way, and we believe there just might be something interesting here for you to find. We’ve experienced a lot in our travels, both good and bad, so we hope to be able to highlight the good part and help you eliminate as much as the bad as we possibly can!

We are sometimes asked how we came to learn about some of the things found on the site. Arlene is a consummate travel investigator, and when we are not traveling ourselves, and experiencing new locations and sites to see firsthand, she is often researching travel subjects. Everything you will find here is completely our own content – not commercially generated copy, but a re-telling of experiences we have had in the places we have liked the most. We have also added and continue to update a compilation of ideas we find while doing research. As the site is intended to be more of a detailed and long term reference, you may enjoy reading our most recent experiences on our FaceBook Page, which we update most frequently when we are hanging around Europe.

Being a “Mom and Pop” (actually “Grandma and Papa”) shop, keeping our little site going has to be kept in perspective with other aspects of life, as we don’t have anyone else to pawn it off on! You are visiting the latest version of the site, the structure of which was completed in this format in May 2017, so we’re still looking for missing links and images – please help us find them!

We are always going new places, revisiting some of the old favorites, and finding new resources and ideas that could be useful to our visitors and ourselves, so there are regular content updates. Throughout this process, we strive to assure that all the links are accurate and the information is correct. But there’s a lot here, so we could use your help – whenever you find something that does not work as you expected or goes to a bad page, please contact us and let us know. We keep an ongoing update list to work on while adding the new pages we want to put up.

Thanks again for stopping by, and we wish you safe and happy travels!

David & Arlene, The Savvy Travelers