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Have you always wanted to travel, but don’t know where to start? Have kids and are convinced you couldn’t possibly a road trip abroad or even across the country with them? Living on a budget and think you can’t afford to travel? Or travelling with a school group and need an itinerary customized just for you?

Travel is wonderful! Let me help you. Don’t let budget, children or fear get in your way.

 

About Us

Lisa Michaels has travelled more than 120,000 km on road trips throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, and yes, with her children in tow – as young as six weeks old! – and is pleased to share her knowledge and expertise.

I’ve travelled a LOT!

  • Canada – 9 provinces coast to coast (Newfoundland is next on the list) – more than 55,000 km of driving
  • United States – 43 states (so far), several of them multiple times – almost 60,000 km of driving
  • Mexico – Puerto Vallarta (multiple times), Cancun, Cozumel, Mayan Riviera, Guadalajara
  • Caribbean – Bahamas, Barbados, St. Martin/Sint Maarten
  • Europe – England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, the European side of Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium
  • Africa – Morocco
  • Asia – Turkey

Check out Travels with Toddlers and Teens for more details about my travels with my three children!

I believe in the social, educational and emotional benefits that travel provides, no matter the age, and I’m here to make your travel plans a reality.

Road Trips for School Groups

Planning a road trip with your school group, but frustrated with large travel companies who treat you as just another client? Get the personal service and attention that lets you do what you do best – teach. We handle all the details to make your trip an A+!

Utilizing my travel experience combined with years of experience in project and event management as well as alliances with travel agents, event planners, culinary consultants and more, I can design a tour schedule and itinerary that works for your group.

What’s more, you’ll get my personal service all the way along, from figuring out your must-see events and making trip presentations to your students and their parents, to accompanying your trip as tour director. When building a trip, we also factor in things that other companies don’t, such as funds to cover supply teachers in your absence, arranging instrument/equipment rentals and creating custom tour T-shirts and photo mementos. And with each trip, we are proud to offer scholarship funds that can be allocated to students who need a little monetary help.

Click here to hear about a recent trip to Boston with a high school band.

If this sounds like just what you need, click here to set up a time for us to meet. I’m ready to hear all your trip ideas and inspirations, and I’ll share my experience and expertise to help make your trip a reality!

Road Trips for Families

Travelling as a family is amazing! Don’t let the naysayers stand in your way! Taking a road trip through Canada, the United States or Europe with your family is a wonderful adventure.

Let me help get you started on your dream trip. I provide travel advice and trip planning to help you make the most of your time, money and energy.

From planning out the best day-by-day itinerary and finding flights to maximizing your time on the ground and strategies to keep your children involved and entertained, I can help make the perfect trip for you.

Check out Travels with Toddlers and Teens for more details about my travels with my three children!

In working with you to create your dream road trip, I will:

  • take into consideration your family ages, travelling style, time available and budget
  • create an itinerary that maximizes your limited time and money and enables you to visit the various sights at the best possible time
  • source the best deals on hotels, airfare, car rental, attractions, etc.*
  • provide you with a written itinerary and road trip summary that you can take with you
  • reassure you that travelling with your kids is awesome!

If this sounds great to you, click here to set up a time for us to meet. I want to hear all your travels dreams – and nightmares – and I’ll share my experience and expertise.

I believe in the social, educational and emotional benefits that travel provides, no matter the age, and I’m here to make your travel plans a reality.

 

*However, I am not a travel agent and while I will source and recommend, the actual booking is left up to you. Or I can recommend a great travel agent to take care of the bookings for you.

Contact

My office is located in beautiful Oakville, Ontario, Canada, just a few blocks from the lake and surrounded by big trees and green lawns. The dog is sleeping on the lawn and you can just hear the kids at recess in the local school.

I can’t wait to hear your travel plans! Send me an email at lisa@theroadtaken.ca or  give me a call at (905) 469-6278.