An industry veteran, Lori is an expert at matching our guests to “that perfect barge,” based on her deep first-hand knowledge and a special intuition that only experience can bring!
Developing a wealth of experience from both the yachting and hospitality industry has segued Lori to the business of selling hotel barge cruises. Her colorful career began as a travel agent in mid-town Manhattan, going to a successful sales career in the wine trade, then to restaurant and resort management, and then to the yachtee lifestyle in the Caribbean. It’s a perfect career culmination, as Lori has been bringing her passion for travel and food to the hotel barge industry since 2004.
Having now been on over 40+ hotel barges, Lori’s relationships with barge owners affords her a personal approach to her interactions with Barge Lady guests, sharing her passion for the inland waterways of Europe. Each time she has the good fortune to travel abroad she return home more excited than her last trip. Lori visits as her guests do; maneuvering through train stations, taking taxis, staying at the Barge Lady’s recommended hotels, sleeping in the barge cabins, and exploring the excursions. From start to finish she does this to ensure that she can share and speak intelligently about Barge Lady’s niche cruise experiences.
France consistently beckons her back to her canals, but a favorite new destination is Scotland! Having cruised there recently onboard Spirit of Scotland, Lori is pleased to introduce the wild and diverse Highlands, offering an outdoor adventure to anyone with a keen eye for all things “nature orientated”.
“I get a glow while exploring the charming inland waterways of Europe aboard our barges. It’s a magical travel experience, offering a taste of history, culture, food, wine, and terrific hospitality; these experiences help me match our clients to that perfect barge vacation.” – Lori