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 isn’t that just typical!”
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.
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.