Barbara Ann Panzarella
Nicole set up an amazing, fun filled cruise to Bermuda. I’ve never been to Bermuda nor on a cruise, so when Nicole asked me,  because of who she is, and how she is not afraid to explore new places,  I said yes to the dress… oh wait no, I said yes to the cruise…. She made sure everyone was well taken care of from the first day to the last, she even indulged us in chocolate covered strawberries…YUM!  (Who doesn’t love those.) We explored Bermuda.. it was beautiful, funny and adventurous… Many , many laughs. Isn’t that the best part of exploring and soul searching, to do things you’ve never done before, to experience the freedom in yourself and to become a part of where you are.  It was a pleasure to be on that journey with Nicole, and to experience something new, to feel alive and feel love every minute.   When I returned I felt like my soul was rejuvenated. I want more.  I can’t wait for our next adventure together. We go with gratitude!!!! Barbara Ann Panzarella
Joseph D'Alesandro
I am an artist, a graphic artist. I was in desparate need of work. Nicole suggested I call Nick, her brother who also does what I do. It turned out I needed a digital portfolio that showcased my work on the web. I was not familiar with WordPress or web design at that time. Nicole would encourage me to put the best version of myself out there, even if it mean that I had to push myself. I learned to be a web developer, incorporating my design skills with a new skill set. Why not compliment one with the other? I was honored when she hired me to design corporate sites that she was directing, challenging myself to new heights; I wanted this woman's approval. She is that kind of motivator, the friend that makes me a better person, the best version of myself, because I want her to be proud of me. It is friends like her that make me grateful.
Helen Martinez
When I first met Nicole I was inspired by her spirit, tenacity and her sense of adventure. As a woman who has never traveled alone I thought this was an opportunity to speak with someone who had. I had Nicole set up an adventure! We picked Costa Rica, she knew I liked to be exhilarated,  so the outdoors and zip-lining became my focus. I always wanted to experience flight, this was the venue which afforded me the freedom to fly, all the while breathing in all the beauty of nature. She arranged all of the excursions, and my fantastic hotel stay. It was a marvelous experience, I actually got to know myself. I had a new sense of confidence meeting new people, even  sitting alone in a dining room and eating was amazing  I really enjoyed it, and,  the best part was,  I was able to plan the vacation in a timeline that was good for me. so I went on my adventure and it was absolutely marvelous. 
Lori Bub
In September 2018, being recently divorced & desperately needing a vacation, I contacted Nicole, whom Id met months prior, at a social engagement. As this was going to be my first solo vacation, I relied on her experiences, advice & assistance with putting together a vacation. Nicole suggested an upcoming Group Cruise in October 2018 to Bermuda & provided me with all the essential information/details regarding amenities, different room packages, shore excursions, specialty restaurants etc., so off I went ! Again, as this being my first time traveling alone, I was a bit concerned about the social aspect. Well….It was more than I ever expected. She had arranged dinner parties, both on the ship, as well as, on land in Bermuda, awesome shore excursions, water sports, sight seeing and shopping, all with the nicest bunch of strangers. The sweetest thing of all was a little personalized divorce party/get together with the travel group which included fine dining & dancing under the stars, like no one was watching. It was a perfectly balanced trip of relaxation, socializing & adventure and I cannot wait for my next Solo Vacation.

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