MASTers of Travel continues with President and COO John Werner and MAST Member and Agency Owner Jenny Cagle of Elm Grove Travel in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Jenny recently returned from a fun-filled trip to England and Scotland with Avanti Destinations and recounts the highlights of food, culture, and surprising modern twists. If you or your clients are looking for a great itinerary and a supplier that offers components throughout Europe check out this week’s episode.

Key Points Mentioned In The Podcast

  • The tour included: Manchester, UK Lake District, Loch Lomand, and Edinburough 
  • Manchester was surprisingly not as industrial as it is portrayed, rather offering a lot of art, food, and iconic sports 
  • Urban bookends of Manchest and Edinburough with quiet countryside features in the middle
  • Mix of accommodations from Kimpton, Virgin hotels, and historic inns 
  • Tours of Mannchester City stadium, Chittum Library, William Wostworth home, Arts and Craft style home, Edinburgh Castle, and food tours 
  • Traveled by mini coach and smaller vehicles as part of tour 
  • Different guides in every city/tour — different from a traditional guided tour
  • Food was a mix of traditional and modern throughout the tour 
  • Memorable meals: Lunch with family who owns 15th century castle, Gin distillery tasting, Whiskey/Scotch tasting, Haggis, lots of seafood 
  • Edinburough was a great walking city 
  • Weather throughout during wintertime — brisk + sunny
  • Who is this trip for: Someone who is a little adventurous and has done the big cities of Europe who is looking to dig into the culture