Wherever you go, go with your whole heart. – Confucius

I have a love affair with Europe. I hand her my open heart and she rarely disappoints me. Whether I’m people watching while sipping a warm drink at a café or wandering the narrow cobbled alleys discovering quaint shops, I always find something that makes me smile. I lose myself in her history and imagine the many, many, many stories that unraveled standing in this exact spot. I soak in her art. I visit world class museums. I marvel at Gothic or Renaissance architecture. I delight in the kaleidoscope of stained glass cathedrals or pastel colored homes. I dance with abandon at her festivals. I daydream as I drive through her rural scenery. And there is always a little heartbreak when I come home.


Hi, I’m Karla and I founded Pink Carry On to help women have authentic travel experiences in Europe. I’ve worked in the travel industry for 18 years, both in the United States and also in Germany. I lived near the Black Forest and the French border for over a decade, taking the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with most of Europe. I’ve always been curious about the world around me and look for off the beaten track treasures to discover local culture.

If you have a bit of the same fascination and curiosity with Europe that I do, make your next trip unconventional and extraordinary. If you’ve seen all of the traditional sights take your travel to a new level with our featured small group tours. Lead by locals in an intimate setting with friends you just haven’t met yet, you’ll experience Europe deeper than you could possibly on your own. As a Certified Travel Associate I have contacts with some very unique women’s tour companies. I’d love to share them with you.

Make your next vacation something special. Bring home better stories.



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