Bill and Terri Fogarty

Bill and Terri Fogarty

Joan and Neil Malling

Joan and Neil Malling

About Us

Since their first trip to Europe more than 25 years ago, Terri and Bill have fallen in love with all that is Europe; its exquisite beauty, its varied cultures, its intriguing history, and, of course, its welcoming people. As seasoned travelers, they hope to share the wealth of their knowledge and experience with you, the Independent Europe Traveler. Terri is a Barge and River-cruise expert and has inspected most of the France barges as well as traveled on Viking, Avalon, AMAWaterways and ARosa river cruise ships.

Joan and Neil have been traveling together as well as living in various countries for over forty years.  Fourteen years ago, they decided to rebalance their lives, and now spend most summers in France on their 32 year old, Dutch motor-cruiser, the “Estate,” experiencing Europe from the canals and rivers. During this time they have cruised over 4,000 miles, from the north of Holland to the Mediterranean, navigating through more than 1000 locks! They are experts on the canals of France and can help you plan your barge or self-skippering vacation.

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