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Mark your calendars and call today to reserve your place for Wednesday, March 23rd!  You aren’t going to want to miss this night of cocktails and cruise talk with Avalon Waterways Cruise Director, Nancy Paredes.  Your St. Louis travel agents at Travel Leaders Chesterfield are thrilled to welcome Nancy to Balaban’s on Wednesday, March 23rd, to personally share her adventures on the amazing rivers of Europe and beyond with Avalon Waterways. Read more about Nancy below and give us a call at 636.778.1081 to make your reservation.  Attendance is free, but reservations are required.  Cocktails and appetizers will be service at 6:00 p.m. with Nancy’s presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Nancy Picture“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Nancy’s first taste of travel was when she was 2 weeks old when her parents moved from California to New York, and that is when she must have been bitten by the travel bug, as she has been traveling the planet ever since.  With her family, she traveled and lived in South & Central America before they relocated to USA (Florida), where Nancy finished school and attended college.

At the age of 22, she left for Europe and has been living there off and on ever since. Nancy has been leading tours since 1985 around Europe as well as in United States and Canada. In her off season from touring, she has been a Ranch Director in Montana, worked with school children from around the country emphasizing on the sciences, and traveled around the country teaching people about bone health. In 2003, she received a call from a river cruise company offering her the chance to be a Cruise Director on the rivers of Europe. She accepted and has been a Cruise Director ever since. Nancy loves river cruising and cannot imagine a better way to explore Europe. The luxury of unpacking once, the intimacy of a small number of people on the ships, not to mention the history and culture on the rivers of Europe. Nancy would be delighted to share that experience with you!