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Pat Schneider

Roseland, New Jersey Travel Agent

A World of Experience

Having traveled extensively, I was always helping friends and relatives plan their trips. In 1982, I decided to become a professional travel agent and my avocation became my vocation. I love coming to work every day and enjoy having people come back from a trip and tell me about all the things they enjoyed.

As far back as I can remember, travel has always been an important part of my life, so I made sure that from the time my children were young, we have traveled as a family. By the time I became a travel agent in 1982 I’d already traveled extensively and planned countless trips. Becoming a professional travel agent seemed like the natural next step for me, and I’ve been happily building my repertoire and orchestrating wonderful experiences for my clients ever since. 

I have visited all countries in Western Europe except Lichtenstein and most of Eastern Europe. I’ve also traveled extensively through South America and Asia. In Africa, I have been to Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa & Botswana. In the South Pacific, I have experienced Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand. But travel isn’t about collecting countries; it’s about truly discovering the essence of the places I go. 

To me, travel means connecting with people, experimenting with new foods and learning about history and culture through museums, art, and architecture and I have the contacts and connections around the world to help you do the same. If you’re into cooking, I can arrange for you to take a cooking class or eat in the most interesting restaurants anywhere from Thailand to Tuscany. If you want to deepen your understanding of art or history, I can arrange for a professor or grad student to guide you through his or her city. And if you’d like to connect with a local, I often can arrange for you be invited into a home for a family dinner or cooking experience that begins with shopping at a local market. 

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation, a wildlife safari or a culture-rich journey through Europe, Asia or South America, I am here for you. As a Protravel International travel agent and through my personal outreach to hoteliers around the world, I can arrange for VIP treatment for you and your family and friends at the best hotels in the world. When available, you’ll have upgraded accommodations as well as a variety of value-added amenities such as complimentary breakfast and other treats.  

The next generation of nomadic Schneiders has emerged: my children, their spouses and 4 granddaughters all share the travel bug. Together we have explored many destinations, near and far, exotic and mundane. Logically, multi-generation travel is a major focus of mine.

Protravel is among the largest and most influential travel agencies in the world, and wherever you travel, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that my team at Protravel and I are there for you. That means if your flight is canceled, you won’t need to stand in line to get rebooked. 

My goal is to arrange the perfect trip for you, and my greatest joy is having you come back and tell me how much you enjoyed it when you return!

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