Hello! In case we haven’t met, I’m Cassie, a travel advisor and self-confessed travel addict in a long-term love affair with Europe. I consider myself a citizen of the world; I’m based in Atlanta, was born in New York and my application is in process to become an Italian citizen (thanks to my great grandfather who was born there!). And every time I travel, I can’t help but feel like a part of me belongs to that destination too.
As a travel consultant, it’s my job (and passion!) to build personalized itineraries to anyone looking to make the most out of their European vacations, based on their own interests, needs and travel style.
Montage Travel is the result of both a lifetime of daydreaming and passion for traveling and, oddly enough, a frustrating experience. I’ll get to that in a bit – but first, you need to know a bit more about me.
You see, I’ve always been a very methodical and detail-oriented person. I like to keep things organized and every decision I make is based on research, detailed comparisons, and benchmarking.
Now, back to my frustrating experience.
Years ago, I went to Paris for the first time. It was a 7-day trip to one of the top cities on any tourist’s bucket list. Based on what I just told you about me, you could guess how I’ve spent all of my free time in the months before traveling abroad.
That’s right… Research, research, and more research!
After all, I was going to the City of Light! Top destination to the hopeless romantics and home to the Musée du Louvre, the fabled Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, and so much more!
So, over the duration of months, I had soaked in all the information I could and made a list of all the top attractions and activities I wanted to visit and experience. In my head I had become a top-notch travel expert…
…only to realize I had failed.
On my very first trip to Paris, I didn’t do the #1 thing on my list: go up the Eiffel Tower. I kept putting it off to a “clearer day”, a “less busy day”… Before I knew it, it was our last day in Paris and we didn’t have time.
The feeling of missed opportunity invaded my thoughts.
My family of 6 adults all decided to take a trip to southern Italy (including Rome, Positano/Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri) for 15 days. We hired Cassie at Montage Travel to plan the detailed itinerary for us and I’m SO glad we did! Cassie could not have made this trip any more stress-free and enjoyable for us..
Cassie helped my husband and I plan our honeymoon trip to Italy in May 2016. Having Cassie as a resource to help us make an itinerary for our trip was immensely helpful. We knew what cities we wanted to visit, but there is so much history and so many things to see in Italy we were completely lost as to how to prioritize our time.
September of 2014, I needed the getaway of all getaways. Cassie came to my rescue. She recommended a 10 day vacation in the French Loire River and Dordogne River Valleys. She described tours of cheateus, beautiful gardens, small towns, and prehistoric cave tours. It was exactly what I was looking for and I'm so glad I said 'yes'. .
In September 2017, my adult daughter and I spent 11 days traveling in Italy. Cassie Tetro of Montage Travel provided a perfect itinerary that was thorough and flowed incredibly well. We started with a few days in Rome, a day trip in Naples, a couple of days in Capri and almost a full week in the towns along the Amalfi Coast..
In 2013, my wife and I were urged by friends to take a trip through multiples cities in Belgium and The Netherlands. Although we have been to many European countries, Belgium and Holland were unfamiliar to us. We decided to try having a professional travel service plan our trip. After reviewing several agencies we opted for Montage Travel to plan our two week itinerary..