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August 2005- 127 Top Travel Specialist
Cosme knows the pousadas, fishing villages, and authentic fado shows first hand. Madeira's May flower festival is popular with tourists, but Cosme times her client's trips to include the last day, when children make wishes as they place flowers in a "wall of Hope".
AUGUST 2004 - 127 top Travel Specialist
Portugal,Stacy Cosme, CTA, DS
North Coast Travel, Erie PA
After fifteen trips to Portugal, Cosme knows the can't miss beaches, fishing villages, castles, carnival, and pousadas, where you can stay with Portuguese families
AUGUST 2003 - 112 Best Travel Agents
Portugal & Spain, Stacy Cosme, CTA, DS
True travel specialist in every way.
AUGUST 2002 - 107 Best Travel Specialist
North Coast Travel: Erie, Pennsylvania
Cosme knows firsthand the fishing villages, castles, and carnivals, as well as pousadas where you can stay with Portuguese families. Her expertise in Spain includes Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Seville, and the Costa del Sol
AUGUST 2001 - World's 97th Top Travel Specialists. Experts who can make your dream trip come true
ERIE TIMES NEWS ARTICLE
JUNE 2003 - The miles between Kelfer-Beroza's home in Needham, Mass., and the North Coast Travel offices where Cosme works at 2216 W. Eighth St. were simply not an issue.
"Borders in the United States, when you do business, are invisible," said Kelfer-Beroza, the owner of a computer company. "Every thing was done by e-mail. We have only spoken briefly a few times on the phone."
They are the most professional travel agency I have used in my 15 years of doing a significant amount of travel," she said.
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MARCH/APRIL 2003 , 14 day Spain and Portugal by Eric Hiss. Stacy Cosme, CTA, DS, Erie, Pa
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
Q. - I'll be in Lisbon, Portugal, for three days. Can I take a side trip to southern Spain by train? Jennifer S., Silver Spring, Maryland.
A. - Not on such a brief trip. Most train routes are via Madrid, Spain's main hub, which is ten hours from Lisbon by rail. If you are comfortable driving it's far easier to rent a car in Lisbon and make the six-hour trip to
Seville. From there, it's an easy drive to the coast. Extend your journey and the train becomes an option. Book a sleeper car on the Al Andalus Expreso hotel train, recommends regional specialist Stacy Cosme of North Coast Travel, based in Erie, Pennsylvania. The train departs Lisbon's Pedras Rubras station at 10 p.m. and arrives Madrid's Atocha station at 8:30a.m most days. From there, hop on the AVE train to Seville, about a two-and-a-half hour trip. In this city of Flamenco, you can visit the majestic's 15 century Seville Cathedral (Europe's second-largest church), or spend a leisurely afternoon shopping in the famous Santa Cruz Quarter.
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After ten trips to Portugal, Cosme knows the can't miss beaches, fishing villages, castles, carnival, and pousadas, where you can stay with Portugese families