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Claudia Allene likes to spend her time traveling the world. Since people often wish they could visit far-flung places but stop at the thought because the idea of visiting a foreign country seems too scary, Allene started her business, Claudia Around The World Tours.
She started this business with the idea that far too many people let the unknown stop them from exploring the world. Allene will take up to 16 people on tour to any part of the world they want to see, and said the group members often formed lifelong friendships by the end of the trip.
Allenes groups are kept small so that they can get all the attention during these excursions, which typically last 10 days. The key, she said, is giving people plenty of free time to explore as she’s not interested in micromanaging the trips.
“I’ve always been a great traveler. I worked as a broker in the real estate industry. I closed my real estate office and said I would be traveling around the world for a year. I decided to go on a trip and one year became two, two years three, and I didn’t come home for three years. “ said Allene.
This marked a new chapter in her life as she realized she was uniquely qualified for this business where she could not only do what she loved but also help others explore the world at the same time. Believing real estate would dissuade her exploring, Allen said she couldn’t do both, so she decided to follow her dream out of the office and into the tourism industry.
“I have so many customers who don’t know where they are going, they are scared to travel and then we all go and come back as a family.” said Allene.
Allene is available for travel advice, lectures and information on group travel and is happy to plan the trip and accompany any group interested in a dream destination around the globe. Her desire is to teach people to travel confidently and without fear wherever they want.
When they are in another country, says Allene, people are often initially fixated on staying close to them, only to run off on their own on the second day of the trip to explore them.
“I want to show people what a big, beautiful world this is and how easy it is to travel.” said Allene.
If you are interested in information on a trip, please visit the website and log in for information directly at claudiaaroundtheworld.com.