The Europe You Haven't Seen Yet

Category: Classes and WorkshopsCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Plaut Room

We are pleased to host a special presentation by travel journalist and travel concierge Susan Farewell. Ms. Farewell will visit the Library on Thursday, March 27 to speak about Europe beyond the tourist scene.  Join her in the Plaut Room at 7:00 to hear about a different side of European travel.

If you’ve traveled to Europe you have probably seen some of the more well known sights: the majestic cathedrals, the masterpieces of art, the cobbled streets of ‘Old Towns’ and main cities. But there is another way to experience European travel, and that’s what travel specialist Susan Farewell wants to impart when she visits New Canaan Library.

“When I travel to Europe,” explains Farewell, “I like to devote my visit to a region, and see it not just on foot, but by train, on bikes, by hiking—whatever there is.” Susan travels to Europe many times a year, finding new ways to explore countries and regions and get behind the tourist facades. Her most recent trip to Switzerland included time spent biking in the Emmertal cheese region, hiking in the Alps and urban swimming in Luzern and Bern.

Susan Farewell is the founder of Farewell Travel, and has a long history as a traveler. Beginning as a child in a family who traveled a great deal she expanded her horizons as a student studying abroad, going on to become a professional travel journalist and writer. Today she has broadened her role as a member of the travel media by adding the role of travel concierge, creating unique trips for her clientele of sophisticated, worldly travelers.

Ms. Farewell is a former travel editor at The Condé Nast Publications; her  travel stories have appeared in numerous publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Travel & Leisure, Outside, and Metropolitan Home, among others. She has also contributed to newspapers such as The New York Times and The New York Post, national newsletters and numerous in-flight and regional magazines. She is the author of several travel books including How to Make a Living as a Travel Writer, Hidden New England and Quick Escapes from New York City (the latter two have had multiple editions). Susan is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the New York Travel Writers, North American Snowsports Journalists and the American Society of Travel Agents.

Admission to this program free and open to the public.