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Dining along the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Ciao!  I’m Jeanie Colclough and I am the founder of Riveting Trips, a full-service travel agency.

Travel is in my blood.

I love researching and planning vacations and have been doing this pre-Internet days.  I remember my first international vacation at the age of 10 and relish my future travels.

Ever since that first overseas vacation, I have been enveloped in a world of travel.  In high school, I raised enough money to fund my first visit to Mexico with my Spanish class.  In college and graduate school, I planned many independent trips to Europe and Asia.  I still remember scouring through guide books and writing down lists of preferred sights, hotels, and restaurants.

Aside from traveling overseas, I have lived in multiple locales, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York , Seoul, and Rome .  Through these travels and time away from home, I’ve learned to connect with locals and gain a better understanding of how the rest of the world lives.

I’m also a mother of two young children, ages 3 and 5, who have traveled with me and my husband.  As a mother, I have learned how to make travel comfortable for young children.  Our kids have traveled with us to England, France, Korea, and throughout California.

My professional experience includes a Master’s Degree in Education and working as a high school social studies teacher for more than 11 years.  As a history teacher, I enjoy sharing the culture and significant events with my students.  If you’d like to know more about me, view my LinkedIn profile and my client testimonials.

Let me share my enthusiasm for travel with you!

My areas and destinations of expertise:

Italy (Italian National Tourist Board Certification)

South Korea (Go To Korea Certification)


Active travel (cycling, running, sport)

Culturally immersive travel

Culinary & Wine travel

Luxury travel

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