I’m Lynne Nieman.
Travel addict. Europe lover. Photographer. Writer. Runner. Hiker. Nature lover.
I’m happiest in the mountains, but also love the feeling of sand between my toes.
I haven’t met a French cheese I don’t like — nor an Italian wine or Irish whiskey.
And I truly believe in the transformative power of travel — independent travel that connects the traveler to the locals.
That’s why I created Wander Your Way. For 3 years I’ve been planning your independent trips to Europe. And I love it! I love chatting with you and getting to know you so that I can help you plan your customized trip. So you can really wander your way.
So how did all this begin?
Well, my love affair with Europe started in 2005 when I traveled, solo, to southern Spain. I had no plans and only spoke a little bit of Spanish. It was up to me to figure out where to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to do once I was there.
And I absolutely loved it!
I met Spaniards and other travelers, connecting with these people in ways I never imagined.
I wandered through cities and small towns, taking in iconic sites and every day life in Spain. I remember seeing a group of kids playing futbol (soccer) in the cobblestone streets of Vejer de la Frontera. It was boys versus girls. And I thought to myself, “well, that’s no surprise!” It just seemed so natural. So universal. And I realized that it doesn’t matter what language we speak, what religion we practice, what traditions we cherish — we’re all human.
I soon found myself traveling to Ireland and Italy, Turkey and Greece, Switzerland and France. By myself. I planned my own trips with no help from a travel agent. And there was no way in hell I was getting on a bus with 50 of my best friends to see 10 cities in 5 days just to check a place off a list. NOT MY STYLE.
As my love of Europe grew I decided to share my images and my stories on a blog. That morphed into wanting to help people create their own dream trips to Europe. Folks would say to me, “I would love to take a trip like yours.” I would always tell them they could and encouraged them to do so.
Today I am so lucky to do something I love. Seriously. I love what I do. Not many people can say this about their jobs. I have combined my passion for travel, my detail-oriented skills and my love of people into Wander Your Way.
My hope is that you’ll travel to Europe — your way. That you’ll go, explore, connect and experience. That you too will find traveling to Europe to be life changing.
And my goal is to make those travel dreams a reality. No matter your budget. No matter your style. No matter where or when you want to go.
As for me, my dream is to keep exploring Europe — eating and drinking my way through it. Running through cities and vineyards. Hiking up mountains. Swimming in seas. Photographing the incredible beauty of this continent. And writing about my adventures.
Hmmm…is there a book of my escapades in the future? Perhaps!