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At Nowak Tours, we pride ourselves on designing trips that are as enjoyable and carefree as possible for our travelers. We offer customized itineraries, so our travelers can enjoy a trip that meets all of their needs as well as their budget. Nearly all of our tours include a Company Tour Manager on each motor coach from departure to return, which allows your staff to maximize their time with their group members, leaving the logistics and trip details to us.

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1395 Barn Run Drive Valley City Ohio 44280

Tour Manager of the Month: Louann Mental

CONGRATS, Louann! You’re Tour Manager of the Month!

Louann is in her 4th year working for us as a tour manager. Prior to coming on board to Nowak Tours, Louann was a Kindergarten teacher in Cloverleaf Schools. She would love to meet Amelia Earhart!


Q: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while on one of our tours?

A: My funniest experience was funny to my group but terrifying to me!! There is a HUGE rat that resides in the bushes at the Jefferson Memorial. My group was gathered in front of me as I was talking with them. I saw the rat come out of the edge of the bushes and I screamed and ran away from the group!! Someday, I hope to write a children’s book about the rat that lives at the Jefferson Memorial.

(We can’t wait to read that book, Louann!)

Q: Do you have any advice for future Tour Managers?

A: Every trip is unique. Keep in mind that for some of our travelers this may be the only time they will ever have the chance to see our Nation’s Capital; be enthusiastic and highlight the Ohio connections wherever possible. Set a personal goal to learn at least one new thing on each trip.

Q: Any random thoughts or fun facts you’d like to share?

A: My fun fact to share is one of those Ohio connections. The Marine Corp Museum has a plaque near the front entrance honoring Al Lerner as a former Marine and extremely generous donor, making the museum a reality. Al Lerner also owned the Cleveland Browns and was fined for flying a Marine Corp flag at every home Brown’s game. He paid the fines and kept the flag flying because of his pride in being a Marine.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Louann!

Tour Manager of the Month - Nowak Tours