Beyond the Crowds

A boutique travel agency

specializing in Small Groups, Small Ships & Independent Travel.

Your Colorado based, IATAN Accredited travel agent & consultant for your Small Group, Small Ship, Family Trips, Golf Trips and Independent Travel. When you travel, it's not where you go, it's goes with you.

Traveling with a small group allows you to get to places that large groups can't get to, plus when you arrive then it is a more intimate experience. It is possible to visit the Sistine Chapel without the crowds, and see the Vatican Museums at your own pace with an after-hours guided visit. Or how about seeing the Greek Isles on an 8 passenger sailboat? Or maybe something bigger - like a 170 passenger sailboat which includes a hot tub. Maybe Alaska is calling you but you would like to see all of the amazing sites without the crowds? Or how about an exploration of the Galapagos Islands on a ship with a maximum of 20 passengers? Or maybe a small group (max 16 people) African Safari is on your bucket-list?

What's your Beyond the Crowds dream? Give me a call, text me or drop me an email and let me help you make your dream a reality. I love helping people plan their trips!

Beyond the Crowds is a division of A Happy Place Travel LLC.

Romantic Danube AmaWaterways

7 Night Cruise Vilshofen (Germany) To Budapest (Hungary)


  • Cruise from Vilshofen to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers," then Linz where you can see Salzburg, or bike Linz's famed “Culture Mile”, or visit the beautiful Austrian Lake District, or the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov.
  • Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen. Visit the famous Melk Abbey, or take a bike ride along the Danube.
  • Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.
  • Vienna, The “City of Waltzes” offers the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Klosterneuburg Monastery.
  • Bratislava, “Coronation City of Kings,” has an optional “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. Or hike up to Bratislava Castle.
  • Tour concludes in Budapest where you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. Spend your last evening on board cruising as the city turns on all her dazzling lights.
* More Info *

Tulip Time Tour of the Netherlands

7 Night Cruise
Starting and Ending in Amsterdam


  • Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive.
  • Experience Amsterdam’s colorful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo.
  • Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges, Middelburg and Ghent.
  • Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles and delicious cheeses
  • Countries: Netherlands and Belgium

* More Info *

Cooking in Chianti: