Realizing Your International Travel Dreams —

 

 

Your journey begins in the immense sky.
Over the vast ocean, you sleep
high above the storm.

What Happens Next…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

SIX STEPS TO MAKING YOUR DREAM TRIP COME TRUE —

1. DREAM

Do you dream of international travel?

Do you dream of international travel?
Maybe stories you have read or movies you have seen have inspired you.
Maybe tracing family roots is your ambition.
Maybe music, theater, or sports are your focused goals.
      Whatever your reasons to travel overseas, your international travel dreams can come true. This is where the travel experts at Home At First come in.

2. dESIGN

Tell us your travel dreams. We will design a travel plan to make your dream trip a reality.

Tell us your travel dreams. We design a free trip proposal for you, with all the right flights, lodgings, & ground transport you need to turn your international travel dreams into realities, efficiently and economically. Only when you accept your personalized trip design is your deposit payment due. Once your deposit is received, we put in place all the arrangements to make your dream trip come to life.

3. dAYDREAM

Reading & Daydreaming about your trip will prepare you for the real thing.

Read & daydream about your trip! Before your trip begins you receive a comprehensive guidebook keyed for your destinations. Thirty days prior to your departure you receive all necessary trip documents (tickets, vouchers, passes) plus detailed arrival information, including your overseas addresses, contact information for your lodgings and your hosts, and specific meeting plans for arrival day. 

4. dEPART

Departure Day: you fly away from the familiar to a new land of adventure.

Departure Day. Check-in and Security and two hours of  Waiting-to-Board (sorry). Then the big bird soars. The wise flier snores. Too soon breakfast interrupts rudely, signifying the approaching landing. Terra Incognita appears out the cabin window. A new world appears as if out of your airplane slumber. Dreams begin to transform into first impressions, not hardened enough at first to be considered realities.

5. dECOMPRESS

Decompressing when you arrive at your destination: stress falls away and magic begins.

Arrival Day. In some prearranged way — train, bus, taxi, rental car — you find your foggy way to your first night’s lodging. Bed’s invitation wrestles with your curiosity to explore. Bed mostly wins, at least for a couple of hours. You wake in a new place where you barely remember arriving. Time seems as fuzzy as your mind is groggy. You are hungry. Your first meal will help reestablish order. Relaxation begins. Peace happens.

6. dISCOVER

Discover: a first stroll lets you explore your surroundings. Everything is new, including you.

Your International Travel Dream Begins. A new morning — the first day of your new life. Take a walk. Eat a fresh pastry with a reassuring coffee or a change-up tea. Watch closely. Listen even more closely. Hear strange language: familiar words now sound foreign.  Observe all around you. Dare to speak, to order, to shop. Can you find your way home? Home. Your new home. Comfortable. Roomy. You’re Home At First.

FIND YOUR DREAM TRIP HERE:

Home At First Destinations

around the World

Featuring Quality Hosted Lodgings

Projected to Re-Open for North American Visitors July 19, 2021.

LONDON

SUPERBLY LOCATED CENTRAL LONDON APARTMENTS:

Tower Bridge North

near historic Tower of London & Tower Hill tube.

• Tower Bridge South

in fashionable riverside Bermondsey.

• London Bridge North

near Monument tube station.

• London Bridge South

near London Bridge station.

Projected to Re-Open for North American Visitors July 19, 2021.

ENGLAND

COTTAGES IN FOUR
ENGLISH REGIONS

  •The Cotswolds

Heart of England

Cornwall & Devon

The West Country

The Lake District

Northwest England

The Yorkshire Dales

North Yorkshire

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

Cambridge   • Oxford
Cheshire & Shropshire
The Midlands

Central England

Projected to Re-Open for North American Visitors July 19, 2021.

SCOTLAND

LODGINGS IN THREE SCOTTISH REGIONS:

The Central Highlands

 Scotland’s Heartland

Edinburgh

Scotland’s Historic Capital

Inverness & North

The Northern Highlands

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

Glasgow
The Borders
Isle of Skye
Mull & Iona
Outer Hebrides
Orkney & Shetland

Projected to Re-Open for North American visitors July 19, 2021.

WALES

COTTAGES IN TWO 
NATIONAL PARK REGIONS OF WALES

Mid-Wales

Brecon Beacons Nat’l. Park

Northwest Wales

Snowdonia Nat’l. Park

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

Southwest Wales
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Ireland plans to welcome vaccinated North Americans on July 19, 2021.

IRELAND

COTTAGES & APARTMENTS IN FIVE IRISH REGIONS:

 Central Ireland

Tipperary & Clare

Southwest Ireland

Cork & Kerry

Northwest Ireland

Donegal & Sligo

 Northern Ireland 

Antrim & Londonderry

Dublin City Apts.

Dublin

France open to vaccinated North Americans. Negative test required.

PARISParis!

LEFT & RIGHT BANK
 PARIS APARTMENT LOCATIONS:

 Central Paris
 Apartments 

in safe, attractive, desirable neighborhoods near attractions, the Métro, restaurants, and services:

Arrondissements 1-8, 11, & 18.

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

Provence
• Normandy
• Alsace

Open to Americans & Canadians with proof of vaccine or Covid-19 recovery.

ITALYItaly!

ROME, TUSCANY, & 5 SPECIAL REQUEST REGIONS:

Central Rome Apts.

Tuscany: Siena Estate

Tuscany: Hill Country 

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

Amalfi Coast

Cinque Terre

• Florence

•  Venice 

•  Sicily 

Borders will re-open June 28, 2021, to vaccinated Americans.

SWITZERLAND

APTS. & CHALETS ACROSS THE SWISS ALPS:

Bernese Oberland Alps:

Mürren & Kandersteg

Italian Switzerland:

Locarno & its neighbors

The Valaisian Alps:

The Matterhorn & Zermatt

& by SPECIAL REQUEST:

• Eastern Switzerland:
Pontresina, the Bernina Alps, & the Upper Engadine
 

Open for Vaccinated or Formerly Infected International Visitors.

 ICELAND Iceland!

CIRCLING ICELAND:
THE RING ROAD TRIP

Boutique Hotels, Inns,
& Apartments around
Iceland’s Ring Road
including Reykjavik,
volcanoes & glaciers.

Independent discovery set itineraries of 3, 7, & 10 day lengths, or custom-made for your budget, interests, and time constraints. 

Iceland is combinable with most European destinations. 

OPEN: Denmark welcomes vaccinated North Americans.

DENMARK

 LODGINGS IN THREE DANISH REGIONS:

 Zealand: Copenhagen & Roskilde

Odense & Funen

 Aarhus, Aalborg, & Jutland

Classic lodging locations in Copenhagen & Roskilde. Special request locations throughout Denmark.

BORDERS OPENING to EU & UK visitors 24JUN. 5JUL for more countries.

NORWAY

OSLO, BERGEN, &
THE FJORDS

Plus Stavanger, Kristiansand, Lillehammer, Ålesund, Trondheim, Lofoten, & Tromsø

Lodgings at 8 classic & 5 special request Norwegian locations including the World Heritage Site fjords.

BORDERS CLOSED. May open to vaccinated North Americans.

SWEDEN

LODGINGS IN FIVE CLASSIC REGIONS:

Stockholm

Uppsala

Gothenburg

 Lakeland

West Coast

Boutique Hotels, Inns, & Apartments at 5 classic & 4 special request locations across Sweden.

BORDERS CLOSED to North American Tourists indefinitely.

NEW ZEALAND

 NORTH & SOUTH ISLANDS — A ROAD TRIP OF DISCOVERY:

Individually planned itineraries using boutique lodgings with outstanding hosting in:

7 North Island regions

7 South Island regions

US, UK, & Canadian Visitors Welcome with strict protocols.

BERMUDA

BETWEEN BRITAIN & 
THE CARIBBEAN:

 Bermuda offers much
 more than its famed pink sand beaches. We offer cottages & inns across the island.

OPEN to vaccinated Americans: Italy, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Spain.

CUSTOM EUROPE

COUNTRIES WE CUSTOM-PLAN DREAM TRIPS TO:

Britain   Ireland

Finland   Iceland

Germany  Holland

Greece  Italy

Portugal Spain

France Switzerland

Denmark Norway Sweden

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 ICELAND

SPRING-SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

7-Day Full-Package Self-Driving
Tour Around Iceland with
Flights + Lodgings + Rental Car

BOOK BY JULY 5, 2021

— LATE-SPRING & SUMMER —

TRAVEL NOW thru 22AUG21

$AVE UP TO 23% – $568/person!

$1,901

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

— LATE-SUMMER & FALL —

TRAVEL 23AUG21 – 31OCT21

$AVE UP TO 27% – $608/person!

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celebrate!

Italy: Summer & Fall Travel Bargain! Photo © Home At First.

rome or tuscany

SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

TRAVEL 30JUL21 – 22OCT21

7-Day Full-Package
Independent Travel with
Flights + Lodgings + Transport

BOOK BY JULY 8, 2021

— rome —

$AVE UP TO 30.2% – $816/person!

$1,885

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

siena, tuscany

$AVE UP TO 24.5% – $661/person!

$2,040

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SEE ITALY BARGAIN DETAILS

Monumental

Paris: Travel Bargain! Photo © Home At First.

PARIS

SUMMER-FALL 2021 SALE

TRAVEL 27AUG21 – 22OCT21

7-Day Full-Package
Independent Travel with
Flights + Lodgings + TransPass

BOOK BY JULY 5, 2021

$AVE UP TO 26.33% – $750/person!

$2,099

PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SEE PARIS BARGAIN DETAILS 

A Letter from Home…

          If you are like us, you have been waiting for this moment to come. The great re-opening of international travel is underway. We expect the re-opening to accelerate throughout the summer. It’s not about the weather. It’s all about the near-miracle of the vaccinations scientists have developed during the last year. The vaccinated are able to safely resume lifestyles that would have been life-threatening over the last 17 months. Vaccinated  travelers are becoming welcome in countries around the world. The vaccinated will jumpstart the economic recovery. The vaccinated will lead us into the future, a future with less fear, less disease and death. That future is emerging now. Revitalized international travel is one of its first achievements.

— Ron Fahnestock
    Editor

HOW TO BUILD, PRICE, AND BOOK YOUR TRIP —

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