I want to thank you especially for your care, patience and insight into Paris and its history. I have been there many times but could never really appreciate it as others did until this trip. That was totally because of you. I loved the stories you told, the restaurants you chose and your easy, competent style. Debbie was wonderful too and I enjoyed both your company immensely, but the thing that made this trip truly exceptional was the knowledge and scholarship you brought to it. I totally enjoyed the whole experience, most of all because of the historic and cultural context you provided. Thank you.
Brenda E. – Los Angeles, CA
I was going through photos and came across all the pictures from our fabulous Italy trip and had to reach out. Mike – thank you again for putting together a dream vacation for us. It far surpassed our expectations and still can’t believe we visited all those fascinating and historic places in such a short time. As we learned from Paris, you are both fun and wonderful to travel with and the memories and new friends made along the way an added bonus.
Jan W. – South Huntington, NY
Mike and Debbie arranged an excellent trip to Paris. Their pre-travel preparation was most helpful, emails and packing lists, apps to download for Paris and the Metro passes arranged prior to the trip. It’s very professional and they’ve thought of every detail. Mike is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in the travel industry! The tours of the City were amazing and the meals were excellent! We traveled the City and learned about the history of Paris, (ancient, past and present day). Debbie and Mike made it a most memorable and fun trip for us. I highly recommend traveling with them!
Brian B. – Corona del Mar, CA
For me, seeing Paris with you, even after having been there four times before, I feel I saw the city almost for the first time. You are incredibly good at conveying information, excitement and finding the very best dining. A well informed guide is essential. Your passion for the most beautiful city in the world is contagious. Thank you! Big hugs to both you and Debbie.
Janice S. – Driggs, ID
Dear Mike and Debbie,
What can I say about the most fabulous vacation ever?…. sumptuous hotel, decadent (and delicious) meals, amazing tours (and an adorable tour guide!!), and truly perfect travel mates. I think that this was my favorite trip yet of the four we’ve done with you.
Thank you for all you did behind the scenes to make everything so wonderful and seamless. I just reviewed some of our pictures…. wow, we really did a LOT of amazing things. Your choices, tour route, and of course the meals will live in my mind (my “happy place”) for a long time. I hope you know how very much I (and everyone else) appreciate all that went into make the past week so very memorable.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Diane L. – Orinda, CA
I can’t say enough great things about our trip to Paris. Mike and Debbie went out of their way to make special accomodations for us when we arrived a day late, and their hospitality and generosity continued throughout the week. Everything was planned perfectly, and there was a great degree of flexibility when we wanted to tweak the agenda. The accomodations could not have been better. The walking tours were so informative and thorough, without being boring. The group dinners were exquisite. Mike’s vast knowledge of the city and abundant recommendations made it easy to get the best experience possible during the week-long trip. I would definitely travel with Mike and Debbie again in a heartbeat!
Meredith R. – Columbia, SC
If your goal is to see Paris and Europe in a beautifully organized fashion, with emphasis on well situated boutique hotels and historic, highly rated restaurants with just the right amount of historical info along the way, you’ve found the best trip planners in Mike and Debbie. We’ve been on three of their masterfully designed trips: Paris & Loire Valley, Italy, and Central Europe. Each trip surpassed the one before it. Their guidance is impeccable and attention to detail is constantly evident. The balance of structured and free time is just right. Traveling with Mike and Debbie Westra will quite simply provide many of the best memories of your lifetime.
Steve S. – Laguna Beach, CA
We have traveled with Mike and Debbie twice and are planning a third trip with them in 2017. The service they offer is amazing. You simply sit back and they take care of all the details for your wonderful experience! Everything is first class and they are the most accommodating, knowledgeable and delightful couple!
Suzanne B. – Newport Beach, CA
We cherish the memories of the trip we took with our dear friends Mike and Debbie; our hosts and tour guides. They amazed us with their knowledge of the cities and surrounding areas. Mike arranged everything with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail from spectacular hotels to boat tours and amazing & unique restaurants….. He and Debbie did it all. They gave us a carefree adventure tailor made for us. We hope to travel again with the Westras at the helm.
Susanne P. – Langley, WA
The Westra’s personal touch takes your worries away, so you have time to enjoy your travel experience. Mike’s knowledge of the language and historical facts made our trip so interesting. His walking tours were legendary. My wife and I learned so much due to the personal touch…answering our individual questions and adding things you don’t always find in the tour guides…a wonderful experience. Plus, when your tour guide stands 6’-10”, it makes it hard to lose him! Mike and Debbie’s “Personal Touch” made our travel experiences the best!
Tony & Maggie S. – Fountain Valley, CA
We had 2 of the most incredible tours that anyone could imagine; the first was to Paris & London, the other to Central Europe. Mike and Debbie were the main reasons. Their attention to detail left nothing to worry about, from the walking tours to amazing food and the great hotels. I truly believe that they put together one of the best values available.
Boyd and Cheryl, – Wichita, KS.
In 2012 we took the trip of a lifetime to Italy with the Westra’s as our guides. We had the most wonderful experience. Mike and Debbie did all the planning; beautiful hotels, wonderful meals, etc. Mike has traveled in Europe since he was a young man and is very knowledgeable. He knows the people, history, and how to get around. They are good at what they do because they love it so much.
Linda D. – Huntington Beach, CA
My trip with you to Paris & London was the most memorable bucket list item of my life. Kudos for the warm & thoughtful coordination from the planning to the actual day-to-day experiences. I wish I could go on every trip!
Martha R. – Los Angeles, CA
Mike – Grateful for your knowledge of this beautiful place and the unforgettable memories we shared. We’ll always have Paris.
Melissa C. – San Antonio, TX