About Us

Shawn & Bill Personke

We are from Chelsea, Michigan, and we love to travel. In fact, we retired early so we could begin traveling more often and for longer durations. We're already planning our next adventures!  

We've traveled with Rick Steves four times  since 2007 and we really love the mix of guidance and independence that his tours offer (not too mention the excellent Travel Forums).

While we could provide lots of travel tips, we'll leave you with just one:

Bring home some Euros to prime the pump for your return trip!

All photos by Shawn & Bill Personke, except

Group Picture in Chamonix video by RS Tour Guide.

Music courtesy of Mozart and Kevin MacLeod.

Web design by Shawn Personke.

Our Other Rick Steves' Tours

That time the gardeners in the Jardin des Tuileries gave me a bouquet of dahlias on our anniversary!

1st Rick Steves Tour: Best of Paris in 7 Days.    2007 

And then the beautiful night in Volterra when the Abbey of San Giusto glowed across the Tuscan landscape.

2nd Rick Steves Tour: Heart of Italy in 9 Days. 2010

3rd Rick Steves Tour: Basque Country of Spain & France in 9 Days.  2016

And when we discovered on the Camino de Santiago that pilgrimages can be so different for each hiker.