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Valerie Tkaczyk

Valerie Tkaczyk About the Author: Valerie is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been with Classic Travel for three years. First an intern, Valerie is now the director of marketing, web, IT, and the internship program. Email Valerie: valerie@classictravelusa.com

Exploring Italy from Venice to Florence thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. When former Classic Travel group specialist and my former office-mate, Hannah, asked me to visit during her extended backpacking trip, I knew it had to be Italy. After helping to organize so many Italy trips for clients, I was excited to experience it for myself. I decided to fly into Venice… [Read More]

Ten Best Things to Do in Dubai thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. Dubai is an over-the-top modern city on the Persian Gulf. This city has grown so quickly that many of the things you see there today did not exist even ten years ago. Dubai is becoming a major tourist destination and for good reason as it has much of what you would… [Read More]

Making the Most of Your Trip to Iceland thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. Whether you’re there on a free stopover to Europe or as a final destination, Iceland is sure to amaze you with its dramatic and otherworldly landscapes, Viking history, and interesting culture. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice and is home to some of the world’s most active… [Read More]

Exploring Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. Japan has always been near the top of my travel bucket list and so I finally decided to plan a trip for my significant other and I. We planned to spend some time in Tokyo and Kyoto before departing from Osaka. Before leaving for Japan, we decided to purchase the Japan… [Read More]

Un-Cruising Alaska from Ketchikan to Juneau thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. “Once you step on board, you’ll understand immediately. It’s the casual nature. It’s nature itself. It’s the rare encounter. It’s the attentive service, the fellowship, the extraordinary sense of place. It’s all these things and so much more.” The short snippet above was taken from Un-Cruise Adventures’ website and I cannot… [Read More]

Pacific Northwest Road Trip from Seattle to Whistler thumbnail

Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. This long weekend in the Pacific Northwest was planned on a whim after scoring some deeply discounted airline tickets to Seattle. We couldn’t be so close to Vancouver and Whistler without visiting, so it turned into a road trip. There were a lot of things we wanted to see with little… [Read More]