March 18, 2020 Hennie
lisa11 months ago
Great and awesome blog thank you for sharing..I just want to say that all the information you have given here is wonderful.Thank you very much for this one. And i hope this will be useful for everyone.
Rory O’Connell2 years ago
Thanks to your helpful and friendly team/family, the barge companies and everyone directly involved for getting plans and trips rebooked!We are glad we chose your Team for our bike and barge, looking forward to 2021! Stay safe!!The O’Connells
James2 years ago
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Hennie • 2 years ago Personal de Tripsite
Dear James,The last number of days I have often thought about your story and just read it again. Our generation had basically up to now nothing but prosperity.As you know, I was born in Holland and my Dad was born on Aug 25th, 1913. He lost his only two brothers during the Spanish flu (675,000 people lost their lives in the US only). My parents married in 1942 during WW II, another 5-year tragedy. They were so thankful for the American and British troops that came to liberate them, thankful until they passed away. Heard so many stories about that time and it made that I have so much interest in that history, books, documentaries, etc. I even developed a WWII history tour in the area where I was born. But life goes on and exactly 100 years after my dad was born, Aug 25, 2013 we welcomed another grandson, Sean van den Hengel, the son of my oldest son Jan and his wife Niamh.That was very special.Thank you so much James for sharing your story.Stay safe and I truly appreciate your comments and let's hope we “meet” again during better times.
Ed Paquette2 years ago
Sorry Covid-19, but if you think you are going to get between my beloved Tripsite Bike and Barge experiences and me...that just ain't happening.Special thanks to Wendy for weathering the storm with our group. We are all rescheduled for 2021. But, don't count us out for a last minute Fall 2020 booking if the fates allow. Stay healthy everyone!
Helena3 years ago
Thanks for sharing - it makes everything just so much more personal. We are looking forward to our tour ... just one year later :) 2021 here we come.
Lisa Smoak3 years ago
Hennie & company,Thank you for the encouraging and uplifting words. I wish you all the best during this very difficult time. We are not scheduled to sail (bike) until October, and who knows what the circumstances will be at that time. Stay healthy.
Hennie • 3 years ago Personal de Tripsite
Thank you Lisa for your comments.Hopefully you can go on your trip, that would be wonderful for all of us.In the mean time stay safe as we all are trying to do here in rural PA as well.
Angela N Scheibe3 years ago
Aww, it was so nice to hear from you. I loved your personal story and now I feel I know some of you, like Carla, whom we've had conversations about our scheduled trip in June. Both my husband and I are thankful to have placed ourselves in your hand to go in what we expect to be the most anticipated adventure of our lives. We will have to postpone for now, but we are looking forward to our next try with Tripsite, with peace of mind knowing you care.We will do what we must, following the guidelines and governmental orders, and stay positive and certain that this too shall pass soon and life will be richer. So long for now. Angela & Steve Scheibe
Thank hou so much for your nice words Angela and Steve.We do have trying times but people like you keep us going.Stay safe. Love you all.
Peg Hanson3 years ago
Everyone at Tripsite:Please know that THE MINUTE this awful situation has our world in a better place I will be booking my yearly bike tour. All my travels with TRIPSITE have brought me such joy and so many wonderful memories. I send all my positive energy to you and your many partners throughout the world. Stay strong and bike on!!!Peg Hanson
Maryann Williams3 years ago
Thanks for your blog. We are scheduled for a France trip May 2, supposedly leaving the states on April 28. I'm looking forward to hearing from you as to what our options may be, fully understanding that this epidemic impacts everyone. Thanks for your work on our behalf...Maryann
Dear MaryannMay I assume you have heard from one of us?
Kevin Armstrong3 years ago
Hennie and the whole Tripsite staff,
My brother and I are behind the Tripsite family. It is hard to find a company like yous that not only talks the talk but Bike the talk. No matter how this year plays put we will continue to come back and enjoy the amazing service and the great selection of tours available. We also know how we need to not only support your company in these trying times but you partners in all of the countries around the world who being hit hardest.
We look forward to exploring with the Tripsite family!
Kevin & Fulton
Martha Harding3 years ago
Thank you for this note. We are still optimistic for our September travels. We will continue to look out for your updates. Thank you also for sharing your story. Half of my Heritage is Dutch. My mom is a Dutch war Bride who married a Canadian who helped liberate her village of Haren all those years ago. Congratulations on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland!
Gerald Richardson3 years ago
Just wondering what you know about our trip on May 31. Thanks
Jehiel from Tripsite • 3 years ago Personal de Tripsite
Hi Gerald,A Tour Specialist will be in touch as soon as we have an update for you. We are working diligently on your behalf. We appreciate your patience at this time.
cheryl schroeder3 years ago
What comforting words during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your reassurance. I'm Kristin's sister (from the Merlijn Christmas market trip) and we are really looking forward to our 2021 8-day Tulip Trip. It will be nice to give back to these businesses that are being hit hard by COVID 19. I didn't get a chance to say this during our trip but I am continually impressed that you started this business. Best (and healthy) wishes, Cheryl Schroeder
Hi CherylSo good to hear from you and Thank you for your nice words.Trying times now but Tripsite will survive and let’s all hope that the Tulip season next year will look as it normally does.Just saw that the annual flower show called “De Keukenhof” will not open at all this year.And a a tulip tour without a visit there is not a Tulip tour in my book.All the best Cheryl and stay safe. Greetings to your family.