A Little About Us
World Edventures and Service Tours is an organization not unlike a travel club that considers your ability to affordably see the world as our most important goal. We work hard to assure you have the highest levels of satisfaction – working closely with our travel partners that they provide quality, customer service and afforability.The two of us, Cheryl Simonson and Patti Rommel, began as a couple of volunteer parents helping our World Language teachers extend the classroom experience so their students had a chance to apply their newly-learned world language skills through cultural immersion. From raising money to coordinating and chaperoning the tours, our goal was to give these students a life-changing opportunity that would open their minds, and open doors, and we made sure their trips were the best possible experience for their hard-earned dollars. And when we talked about their experiences, many adults would always kiddingly (but not really) ask "do you need any chaperones?" But since we found that world travel was a life-changing experience for us, we thought, why aren't we working with adults?
And as an extension of that idea, we considered the needs of a group of people whose jobs are one of the most stressful on the planet. We both have relatives and friends who work as Correctional Officers for the California Department of Corrections, as well as other areas of law-enforcement. Understanding the needs of personnel who work in this field, we believe combining global travel with tours of prisons around the world would offer correctional officers not only an enhancement to their careers, but to their personal lives as well. So many people of all ages want to continue their education, in or out of school, and have an adventure as well, in new and familiar places around our globe, so why not extend our "Ed" ventures to all, including specialized prison tours to Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials...and most of these tours can be tax-deductible*, depending on your tour, reducing its cost even more!
And so our organization was born, and extends our vision to adults, teens, and families every day now. We take pride in knowing that you will get an experiential activity-packed excursion for the best price anywhere! You are NOT just not a tourist herded from one sight to another (well, sometimes, but only when it's worth it!), but a participant in life on the planet. These are not just tours, these are EDVENTURES! Explore our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We are constantly updating our website with new Edventures, so check back each month for updates, and book that tour you've always dreamed of!
*Please make sure to check with your tax preparer before deducting the price of the tours from your taxes!
Patti Rommel, Partner and Tour Coordinator
At the Trevi Fountain in Rome, it's a wish made by Patti Rommel, that everyone has a chance to see the world, and she helps find travel partners who offer an affordable price, so your dreams of world travel can become a reality.