Meet the Team Behind For the Story Vacations

For The Story Vacations is composed of four wonderful individuals with a diverse blend of experiences and travel-industry knowledge from all over Europe. Together, we are ready to turn your dream adventure into a reality!

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Rachael Rogers


For The Story Vacations all started with one simple question…

“What will my story be?”

And growing up in the Midwest, I first thought my story would be the life of an actor. It led me to perform on stages in London, New York, and all around the United States. But suddenly, it dawned on me… Although I adored acting, it was the European adventures I took IN BETWEEN booking shows that I loved more than anything. And so, way back in April 2016 , For The Story Vacations was born.

From Day 1, I promised myself my business would be one-of-a-kind. Because, honestly, the world didn’t need another “Travel Agent”. For The Story Vacations was going to be different. Not only would my clients get a completely stress-free, tailor-made vacation, they would benefit from my own “boots-on-the-ground” knowledge and experience.

But, to give my clients the experience they deserved, I knew I needed to BE in Europe. So that’s exactly what I did! In November 2016, my husband and I hopped on a plane to Paris… and have been traveling around Europe ever since (with a brief intermission in 2020, obviously).

Every week, I research the best restaurants, hotels, tours, and experiences Europe has to offer. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to build up a marvelous and dependable network of friends, local guides, drivers, photographers… you name it!

Because you deserve a vacation worthy of talking about in ten or twenty years time. Whatever your daydreams are — strolling along the Seine, kayaking the coastline of Lagos, enjoying a coffee along Rome’s cobblestoned streets… a pint of Guinness in Dublin… or a cooking class in Tuscany… I assure you I can turn them into a reality!

So I suppose, the next question for you is:

“What will your story be?”

Meet Your Travel Specialists

Denise Alexander & Sarah Bronson

From coordinating trajectory options to building layouts complete with the best accommodation and activity options, Travel Specialists work directly with Rachael to turn your travel dreams into reality.

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Denise is well traveled through Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, and Germany. She specifically loves building trips to Italy and France!

For the Story Vacations Team Photo - Sarah

Sarah is well traveled through Italy, Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal, Germany, and Austria. She specifically loves building trips to Ireland and is also the resident elopement coordinator!

Meet Your Travel Coordinator

Rachelle Albina

From making reservations to curating personalized tours, our Travel Coordinator Rachelle works directly with guides, hotels, and drivers across the world to finalize all of the details.

For the Story Vacations Team Photo - Denise

Rachelle loves planning Italian adventures and creating personalized touches anywhere she can.