Are you someone who loves to travel and explore new places? If so, you’re in the right place! My name is Ilse Haag, and I specialize in crafting small group and independent travel itineraries to destinations all around the world. However, my personal favorites will always be Germany and Austria. Growing up as a first-generation American with German parents, I spent my summers in these beautiful countries, and to me, traveling there feels like coming home. In my opinion, the best way to truly experience a new culture is through its food. When traveling to Europe, my advice is simple: don’t eat like you do at home – eat everything! European food is not only delicious but also free from harmful additives and toxic substances. You can indulge in pasta, bread, wine, and a cannoli in one sitting and still feel amazing. So, leave your dietary concerns behind and savor every bite. Another important tip for international travel is to pack lightly. You don’t need a multitude of clothing options while on your journey. Plan out your outfits for various situations and be open to reusing pieces of clothing. This way, you’ll be well-prepared without carrying unnecessary baggage.