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Hi there! So glad to connect with you! I'm Valerie Delzer. I've often been asked what inspired me to work in the Travel Industry. Was it some special place I went to? Was it the joy of giving other people joy on their travels? Yes and Yes and more.
When I worked in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics I met people from 140 countries around the world.
The excitement was palpable, the camaraderie exceptional, the smiles effusive and generous, displaying team work at its best!
It confirmed my love to meet people from around the world and learn about their history, customs, culture, food, in a fun and welcoming environment.
After that life changing experience of meeting hundreds of Olympic delegates and athletes I saw there existed a need to help others discover meaningful connections with people and places from around the world.
Becoming a travel professional right after that exceptional life experience set me in the right direction to fulfill my dream of experiencing world destinations through travel. The connections I made through decades of traveling added to my travel knowledge that I pass along to you when I create a tour for you
If you are yearning for an adventure to a destination you’ve never gone to before
If you want a travel experience that brings you fascination, joy, wonderment, and deepens your level of knowledge of other people and cultures from around the world.
If bringing those special memories home to your circle of family and friends and happily sharing all those wonderful things you experienced sounds like you…
Then book a travel tour with my agency Travalerie I want you to have a fantastic travel experience that makes you go “WOW, why didn’t I do this before?”
“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller
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I've been to 27 countries and lived in 4 (Click to Expand)
Countries I've lived in: Norway, Austria, Germany, and France
I have been to 27 countries on 5 of the continents. Some I passed through briefly but most I managed to stay in for a while to get a feel for the place. 1. Andorra: drove through and stopped at a café. (Does that count?) 2. Australia: Sydney, Bondi Beach, Adelaide 3. Austria: Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Innsbruck 4. Botswana: stopover in Gaborone the capital city. 5. Bulgaria: Sophia 6. Canada: Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler, Montreal, Quebec City 7. Czech Republic (Czechia): Prague, Ostrava, Kromeriz, Poruba, Zlin, Luhacovice, Holavice 7. Denmark: Departed the ferry in Copenhagen. 8. Egypt: stopover in Cairo the capital city. 9. Finland: Helsinki. I have made 2 trips there so far. 10. France: Paris, Versailles, Tours, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nice, Mougins, Perpignan, Rouen, Bayeux, the beaches of Normandy, Saint Malo, Angers, etc. 11. Germany: Munich, Frankfurt, Erding, Hamburg 12. Great Britain/United Kingdom: London 13. Greece: Athens the capital city. 14. Iceland: Reykavjik 15. Italy: Eze, Merano, Bolzano. The Dolomites. 16. Mexico: Mexico City, Acapulco, Cancun. 17. Monaco: Monte Carlo the capital city. 18. Namibia: Windhoek the capital city. The Skeleton coast. 19. Netherlands: Amsterdam the capital city. 20. New Zealand: Auckland, Rotorua, Matamata (Hobbiton) 21. Norway: Oslo and Drammen. 22. Russia: St. Petersburg, Pushkin. 23. Spain: Seville, Madrid, Barcelona 24. Sweden: Took the ferry from Goteburg. 25. Switzerland: Bern, Lake Geneva 26. Taiwan: Taipei, SunMoon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Hualein, Tienxiang, Taroko Gorge 27. Zimbabwe: stopover in Harare the capital city.
Travel Industry Certifications (Click to Expand)
Certified Travel Associate from The Travel Institute
Certified Travel Counselor from The Travel Institute
Personal Stuff (Click to Expand)
I've got a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas I'm married, have 1 adult daughter, 2 Siamese cats, 1 Siberian Husky dog and live in Texas. I love using Ancestry to find my Russian relatives.
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Here's a snapshot slideshow of some of my travel photos