Jessica Freidly

River Cruise Specialist

I was lucky enough to study abroad during college, and making my way around Europe during school breaks introduced me to travel planning. I fell in love with river cruising when I first sailed through the south of France with AmaWaterways a few years later. It’s a wonderful way to travel because you can experience several different cities―in some cases, different countries―while your hotel room sails with you.


  • France
  • Eastern Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland


  • River cruises


  • Ama Waterways
  • Avalon
  • Uniworld
  • Viking
Why do you travel?

To experience new cultures and languages, to get an up-close view of historical places and things, and to see new wildlife

Favorite Destinations?

France, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Romania

Dream Destination not yet visited?

New Zealand, French Polynesia, Antarctica

Must-do Vacation Activities?

Tours with local guides, museums, wildlife watching

Best Travel Advice?

Practically: Consider going off-season to avoid crowds and always double check your documentation. Generally: Seize the opportunities to travel when they come up, or create those opportunities if they don’t!

Why Use a Travel Advisor?

We can usually answer all of your questions and we know which questions to ask so you’ll have a fantastic trip that’s just right for you!