Life is Better Traveling 

"Customized European Vacation Planning"

Maybe you haven’t been to Europe before and you have a lot of questions.  Maybe you have been to Europe on multiple occasions and want some ideas on unique experiences.  Life is Better Traveling is one of the top European vacation planning travel agencies on the east coast.  


Each year we help hundreds of clients enjoy unique experiences throughout Europe.  Some of our clients have enjoyed private cooking classes in a local's home on the cliffs of Fira in Greece.  Other clients have enjoyed private tours of the Vatican museum at night, or privately toured the underground area of the Colosseum.  Our agents have personally enjoyed their private chocolate and French pastry tasting tour through the streets of Montparnasse in Paris, France.  


Our job as your travel advisor is to make sure you have experiences that will create memories and stories for a lifetime.  We aren’t here to just book your flights, hotels, transfers, and rail.  We plan so that this chapter in your book of life is one that you will want to read over and over again.   

5-Star Google Reviews

Karen Newnam
April 14, 2024.
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Won’t plan another vacation without Holly. So many years of missing using a travel agent, and we were lucky to find Holly. She found us a fabulous boutique hotel in the best location in London, arranged our transfers and also helped plan our adventures. She shared great advice and all the prep emails leading up to vacation made sure we were ready for anything! We will use her again.
Cyndi Grand
April 14, 2024.
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Life Is Better Traveling was GREAT to work with! Mary Yohannan, our agent, could not have made planning more easy! We asked her to plan our trip to London, and she only had about 3 weeks to do it in. We had a tentative itinerary in 3 days!!! The tours we went on were wonderful and the tour guides she arranged for us were so nice and very knowledgeable. Our hotel was in the perfect location too! Having an on-line itinerary in addition to a handheld itinerary was also beneficial. Mary made everything so easy! If you are in need of a travel agent, look no further!!!
Marianne Schafer
April 9, 2024.
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4/4/2024 - Our family had such an amazing cruise on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas with the help of Andrea. She was very available, ensured that we had everything in place before departure, and genuinely excited about our itinerary. Thank you again Andrea for planning another family vacation full of memories! ———————————————————————— 1/28/2024 - Andrea Erbrecht, our travel agent for our recent Mother Daughter trip to Universal Studios, was simply spectacular. From the moment I reached out to her to plan our Christmas gift surprise, she attentively listened to our proposed itinerary for the Rock the Universe weekend and swiftly took charge of all the planning. With her firsthand knowledge of the weekend events and everything Universal (especially the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), she ensured every detail was meticulously taken care of. Upon our request for recommendations, Andrea suggested the perfect Italian restaurant, Vivo, in Universal’s City Walk, and even made reservations for us. Prior to our departure, she met with us locally, providing invaluable insights about the trip, including concert schedules and park maps, which got us even more excited. We also sought her advice on casual dining options, and she recommended a few places. As our departure date approached, Andrea thoughtfully printed all the necessary documents, including hotel and Universal express pass details, ensuring a seamless experience for us. Throughout our trip, she remained incredibly accommodating, assuring us that we could reach out to her at any time. Post-trip, Andrea eagerly awaited our feedback, demonstrating her genuine interest in our experience. Her friendship, enthusiasm, and professionalism have already led us to book our next trip with her. Andrea truly made our Mother Daughter adventure to Universal an unforgettable and magical experience.
Tiffany Duda
March 11, 2024.
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So easy to work with!! Highly recommend 🙂
Thomas Sabol
February 29, 2024.
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From start to finish Andrea planned and assisted our family on our recent trip to Universal Studios. We highly recommend her for your travel adventures.
Beth Opat White
February 18, 2024.
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Helpful and took away the stress of planning our trip ourselves!
Barbara M
January 30, 2024.
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My husband and I have exclusively used Mary Y. since we discovered her when she helped our daughter plan a cruise and trip for our granddaughter. Even though we lived across the country, we still rely on Mary's expertise and wide scope of knowledge in planning and execute a fulfilling experience. She is a pro. She has arranged private tour guides at some destinations that increased our ability to get to "know the area". If we just tell her where and what we are thinking about, she will research the options and present them to us in a clearly understandable way and let us decide. She knows are interests and travel choices and will send us a "any interest" when she sees a great deal. She is right there when we have questions...just a phone call or an email. It is the small things that she does that make the trip for us. All our documents organized in a spiral bound packet. Her follow-up and follow-through are impeccable. She has made our retirement life better through traveling and exploring the world.

You have been a pleasure to work with and we are so impressed with your knowledge, thoroughness, and pleasant professionalism.  It gives us much peace of mind that all the details have been taken care of.

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Europe Country Hopping

Customized Country-to-country Planning 

Europe is made up of so many amazing countries.  Sometimes our clients want to see multiple countries in one trip.  It is actually quite easy to spend a few days in London and then head to Paris.  Maybe you want to tour Italy for a week and then sail along the Croatian coast.  At Life is Better Traveling, our clients tell us the countries they want to visit and what they want to experience.  We craft a customized itinerary that includes everything from hotels to adventures to seamlessly getting from country to country. 

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Customized in-destination European Vacation Planning

"Top Selling Travel Agency in the Northeast and Pittsburgh for Customized In-Destination European Vacations in 2018 & 2019."  by Europe Express

Europe is a fascinating continent filled with UNESCO Heritage sites, buildings that seem to be stuck in time, cultures that still embrace their ancestors beliefs and ways, and exotic spices that make your taste buds jump.  

People travel to Europe to learn and see what they read about in history books or what they saw on the television.  One little spark can make the imagination curious and the next thing you are on plane to a foreign country.

Baltic Sea Cruise

Ocean Cruise Planning

Cruising is a great way to see some of the most unique islands and destinations in Europe.  Cruising around the Greek Islands is one of the most spectacular and popular ways to really immerse yourself in the different regions of Greece.  Another popular cruise with our clients is the Baltic Sea cruise.  The dichotomy of various Northern European countries is one of the most eye-opening opportunities and captivating experiences.  


If you are ready to explore places only a big ship can go, then let’s dive in! 

River Cruise in Europe

River Cruise planning

One of our favorite river cruise lines at Life is Better Traveling can take you through 14 countries in one sailing!  Now that sounds like a great vacation to us, but many of our clients enjoy a week long river cruise.  With so many European rivers to choose from we are here to help you find the perfect one for what you want to see and do.  


Unpack once, enjoy all-inclusive food, beverages, and activities, and enjoy stepping off the boat right into the city ready to explore.  After all, river cruising takes you through countries allowing unique adventures.  

Start Your European Adventure with a Personal Touch!

Connect with one of our European Travel Planning Specialists today! Each of our dedicated experts has both personally and professionally explored various corners of Europe. Their first-hand knowledge and insights ensure that every trip we plan isn't just a journey—it's a collection of memorable experiences tailored just for you. Let's make your vacation unforgettable!

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We plan a vacation that you want to take, not one that is pre-set for you. See the sites that you want to see and on your time.

After our initial phone conversation, we plan an itinerary based on what we discussed.  After you review the itinerary, we go back and forth until you feel 100% confident in taking the trip.   Our job is make you feel excited about your vacation.  

Travel Preferences 

With having planned thousands of European vacations, we know that each person enjoys things differently.  Our job is find out what you enjoy and to incorporate those things into your vacation.  

Maybe you are a big foodie and enjoy cooking classes with a private chef, or maybe you want to see the Vatican museum at night when the general public isn't around.  We are here to listen to you so we can help you have those experiences.  

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Comprehensive Arrangements 

Our clients are looking for us to put everything together for them from flights, hotels, transfers, to rail.  We exclusively work with people who want a European experience.  

We work with you to find the best flights, hotels in amazing locations, and plan unique tours that will have you telling stories to your friends for years.  We put it all together for you in a stress-free, easily to read package.  

Direct Contact 

In today's world nobody has time to wait on hold for four hours just to ask a question.  At Life is Better Traveling, our travel advisors are always one-phone call or an email away.  

We are here to answer all your questions or concerns regarding your trip.  Once you are booked with one of our agents we also provide you tips about traveling in European and what to expect while in destination.  

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Four Time Magellan Award Winner

Magellan awards represent the BEST in the travel industry.  Judged by peers in the industry, Life is Better Traveling repeatedly wins this prestigious award as our peers see the amazing work we are doing.  

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A combined 238 5-Star Reviews

Our clients have spoken with their reviews.  Our Life is Better Traveling agents are great at what they do!

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