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Dan DieckhausNicole Kloek
Nicole's passion for travel stems from her desire for adventure, fun and exploring new places. Whether marveling at ancient architecture and art in Italy, hiking in the Swiss Alps, or building homes in Guatemala, she enjoys connecting with the different people and cultures in our wonderful world.

Nicole has been excited about travel for as long as she can remember. As a child she was dazzled by the high energy of big cities, and international travel ignited a passion for seeing the soul-stirring beauty of our planet earth. This year she'll be returning to old favorites Italy and Spain while satisfying her wanderlust with new cities in Austria, Germany, Czechia, and Ireland.

Guests love her energy, enthusiasm, and organization. Nicole says she knows how exciting it is to look forward to a vacation, and she enjoys working to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime you've been dreaming about. She looks forward to giving you beautiful travel memories, enriching experiences, and new friends!


About Nicole

Nicole is a Certified International Tour Captain. She earned her master's degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas, had a corporate career in quality assurance and purchasing, and was a full-time mom to 2 active boys. Seeing her empty nest in sight, she took all these experiences and plunged into the enthralling world of leading travelers around the globe. In addition to travel, Nicole loves boating, skiing, long walks, and anything outdoors. She lives in Germantown, Tennessee with her husband and sons.


Nicole loves to travel with our guests, and it shows!
Pictured here on a few of her many tours.