Janet Long

Boston, MA

Snowdonia, Wales!

Snowdonia, Wales!

Where did you travel, Janet?:

“Cardiff, Llandudno, Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye, and Glasgow”

Why did you pick this as your destination?:
“We had seen England in the past and decided to focus on Scotland and Wales. Two of us on the trip have ancestors from Wales. So it was fun to see the county that our ancestors were from and get a feel for the country and the people.”

Who did you travel with?:
“My husband and I were traveling with another couple who are dear long term friends.”

Where were the top 3 places to visit on your wish list? Did you make it to them? Did they meet/beat your expectations?:
“We discussed several areas that interested us as a group and Barbara Brown took that information and designed the trip. We trusted her insight and followed her recommendations.”

Bodnant Gardens!

Bodnant Gardens!

What was the best part about your vacation?:
“Honestly, every part of the trip had its beauty, fun, surprises. It is very difficult to say there was a best part of the trip. I think Llandudno was beautiful as was the Imperial Hotel and the shore line. The Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye were beautiful, Bodnant Gardens, the castles etc.”

Why did you choose Tenon Tours? What advantages did you have booking with Tenon Tours?:

“Tenon Tours was able to design the trip based on our interests. No other company that we talked with was able to do that. Barbara Brown was our account manager and she was phenomenal. She listened to our needs, designed and then redesigned when we had other thoughts. Barbara is bright, professional, knows her business, friendly, eager to please the customer. She is quick to respond to questions, changes in plans etc. I have never worked with any other travel agency that was so accommodating. One week prior to the trip Barbara sent out all of the information that we needed for the trip, hotel accommodations, tour groups, trains, instructions on where to go etc. She was so thorough and pleasant. She was truly a joy to work with.”

Rainbow in Llandudno!

Rainbow in Llandudno!

Do you wish you prepared better for any specific part of the trip?:
“No, I think we were well prepared for the trip. We all read about Wales and Scotland prior to the trip. The tours added such richness to the history and stories.”

Any advice about the weather?:

“Yes, be prepared for rain and also it is cold in the Highlands.”

Tell us about any new friends you may have met along the way.:
“We met several people on the Tour. One woman from Germany, one woman from Australia, a mother and daughter from Taiwan, and a family of four from Minnesota. We all exchanged emails and have been in touch since the trip.”

What are your favorite souvenirs you brought home?:

“I brought a small hand made pottery bowl from Wales and Scotland.”

That sounds beautiful, Jan!

Were there any unplanned parts of your trip that wound up turning into one of your favorite travel stories?:
“We saw an incredible rainbow over Llandudno the first evening we were there.”


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