Jan Brown ext 228

Vacation Specialist

What is your travel background?
I started in corporate travel in 1965 with ITT International. In 1970 I moved to Maryland from New Jersey with a friend and started working as an agent with Towson Travel and I have been a full time agent ever since! We moved to Charlotte in 1986 and I started working for Mann Travels.

What is your BEST advice for travelers?
Don't try to see too many cities in a country if you can't stay at least 2 full days and nights in that city, there's always so much to see. To much time can be wasted traveling from one city to the next. Also don't try to plan your trip on the fly, nothing is worse than spending your vacation days looking for a place to stay or a sightseeing tour that you wanted to do!

What is your favorite trip that you have taken? AND where are you planning to go next?
My favorite trip was spending almost 3 weeks in Italy with friends who had a house on the coast of Tuscany. They took us to see so many sights with day trips and then 4 lovely days in Bellagio on Lake Como. My next trip is a river cruise with AMA Waterways in France.

What is your best travel memory?
Sailing on the Regent Cruise Line in the Baltic to Russia and seeing St. Petersburg.

How many countries have you been to?
About 30 all over the world!

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