Wandering Puffin LLC

Mr. Jamison E. Bachrach, DS, VTA
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1730 New Brighton Blvd 119
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1661


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Travel Specialization
Accessible/Special Needs, Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Barge/Canal/River Cruises, Bicycle, Boating/Yacht/Sailing, Castles/Villas, Culinary/Cooking/Gastronomy, Customized Travel, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family/Multi-generational, Ferry/Riverboat, Historical, Honeymoon
Destination Specialization
Africa, Asia - Southeast Asia, Canada, Croatia, England - United Kingdom, Europe - Eastern, Europe - Northern, Europe - Western, Israel, South America, U.S. - Alaska
Languages Known
English, French, German
ASTA Certification
Hungary, Morocco Destination Specialist, Poland, Romania, Macedonia and Albania, Seville Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Western European Cruise and River Barging, Western European Culinary Travel, Western European Honeymoons, Western European Mature Adult Travel
In the Puffin We Trust, Travel is an Adventure, Experience It!!
About me
My passion for travel started at a very young age when I first moved from New York City to Minnesota. At age twelve, I lived in Poitiers, France for a year, being immersed in the culture and attended a regular French school when I first arrived and finished in a class for foreign students, where I met kids from all over of the world. During that year, I traveled to different parts of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Travel provides an amazing opportunity to learn and as an educator, I truly believe in continuing my education. As such, I regularly attend and participate in many international and domestic trade shows, seminars and meetings which better enables me to keep up on the latest trends. Having been a member of several panel discussions, I have been able to provide insight on destinations, travel styles and how to work with a travel professional. Connecting and re-connecting with tour operators, hoteliers, trade organizations and other travel suppliers and building these relationships and partnerships with the locals, allow me to create more personalized experiences, incorporating the traditions of these destinations.
Travel is an Adventure, Experience It!
Why I love my job
I have over 21 years of experience arranging leisure travel and started Wandering Puffin, my own travel agency, currently in its 12th year. Having completed many destination specialist programs both in the United States and abroad has enhanced my knowledge, allowing me to develop professional relationships and gain access to many resources. With this I am able to provide you the best value and expertise for your next travel adventure. Distance is not a problem as I have clients from all over the US as well as Canada, Europe and Australia.
Whether your interests include castle stays in Ireland, golfing in Scotland, cruising the Fjords of Norway, walking the historic beaches of Normandy, Europe's history and culture offers many opportunities to fulfill your discriminating palate. Being a foodie and former chef, I can lend my expertise in planning a wine or culinary experience in France, enjoying Oktoberfest in Germany, or wandering the backroads of Tuscany. Your customized travel adventure will be as unique as you are.
As a travel professional and former educator, I pride myself in giving each and every client the time they deserve to make sure that their expectations are exceeded. From the initial consultation, to the follow up after your adventure and everything in between, I will be there through the whole process addressing all questions and concerns, so let me know how I can arrange your next adventure to Europe and beyond.
Favorite Destinations
There are two magical destinations for me. The first is Iceland, a place I will be returning to for the 18th time and the second is Hungary, a country in which I have ancestry and have experienced at least a half dozen times. These destinations are very different and as such are magical in different ways. Call me and I will not only draw you a picture of these amazing destinations; I will draw you into them and show you why they are amazing.
About my most memorable vacation
I have had an amazing year of travel with adding Argentina, Brazil and Malta to the experiences I love to share and more to come. Last year included experiences in Singapore, Malaysia, Cyprus, Bermuda. A return to Iceland is always in the works and I will return to do a self drive this month and a return to the Faroe Islands after a 4 year absence. While Toti is no longer with us, his spirit is always there.



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Reviewed on Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:30:30 PM
By on May 09, 2020
I have been working with Jamie now for the last 6 years. He booked my first European trip. I was traveling solo and had lots of questions and was feeling overwhelmed by the whole process. Jamie made me feel comfortable about the trip. My itinerary was laid out for me on a daily basis I knew what I was doing and where I was going. I had a awesome time and since then he has booked everyone of my trips. I have now gone to 11 countries and looking forward to my next trip. I would highly recommend Jamie for his knowledge and professionalism.