Jess Monson-Donnerbauer

New Richmond, WI

Historical, Cultural, Religious & Groups Expert

France: Gold Beach from D-Day invasion.
France: Gold Beach from D-Day invasion.

I am a high school social studies teacher who loves to travel. For several years I have led and planned group travel (student and adult) in both Europe and the Americas. As a history teacher, I have great knowledge in planning historical travel. Whether it is a WWII trip to Europe or a tour of American Civil War battlefields, I am very accustomed to planning a trip that is an excellent balance of history and culture. Along with historical trips, I also specialize in religious travel. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism are all religions that have wonderful sacred sites to see and I would love to help you fulfill your dreams of a pilgrimage. One of the darkest times in our recent history is the unfortunate events surrounding the Holocaust. While this subject is very sobering, it is also very poignant and important. I find it an honor to create tours of Europe centering on this era of history. Lastly, the recent events surrounding U.S. and Cuban relations have opened the door to many travel possibilities for American travelers to the island of Cuba. I'm excited to be able to now send clients to this gorgeous, fairly untouched gem.

I have travelled very extensively in the United States and have spent a great deal of time in the South, specifically in Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana. New Orleans and Charleston, S.C. are two of my favorite cities. My insider knowledge of these gorgeous places can be used to your advantage. I can tell you where the locals eat, drink, shop and spend their free-time. Internationally, I have travelled all over Europe: France, England, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and have been to Italy more times than I can count. Rome, Milan, Perugia, Florence, Venice, Amalfi Coast; I am familiar with them all. In addition to Europe, I have been to Israel, Guatemala, and Belize. I have experience planning fun and adventurous Mexican and Caribbean vacations for my clients as well. I would find it an honor to help you plan your trip. Let my knowledge be your tool for the trip of a lifetime!

My Travel Albums

Temple Mount with Isreali & Palestinian soldiers
WWII & Historical Sites in Europe
Rouen,  France
Fun adventures in Scandinavia!
Waterfall in Norway

My Reviews

8 of 14 people found this review helpful
The travel arrangements were great!!
My experience with Jess was great!!
By  Laura  from  Westby, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 24 people found this review helpful
The Best trip we have been on so far!
I told her how much we wanted to spend, what we wanted in a resort, and what we wanted to see.
She nailed it! 2 years in a row!
By  Joe and Ann  from  Rice Lake Wi
Traveled to  Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful
A trip to paradise
Jess is wonderful! We reached out to her at the very beginning of our trip-planning process and she took it from there. We gave her our budget and requirements and she came back to us in a timely manner with several options. And the trip we ultimately chose was a homerun! Jess handles herself with professionalism, promptness, and fun. I will definitely use Jess's services again and will continue to recommend her to others.
By  Laurie  from  Hudson
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Germany
  • France
  • England
  • Belgium

Travel Specialist:

  • Groups
  • Historical Sites
  • Religious
  • Student Groups

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