S. James Torcivia
Lebanon, Tennessee Travel Agent
Italy, Ireland, & European River Cruise Advisor
I enjoy assisting people with their travel arrangements, especially to Italy and Ireland, since my wife and I have roots there. Helping clients to experience their first (or second or third...) wonderful river cruise is also exhilarating for me.
I'm relatively new to the travel industry but not to travel. I started my agency after retiring from a successful career at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
My fascinations with architecture, food, and wine have led me to spend a lot of time studying and experiencing them myself. These passions give me the ability to make recommendations for clients with similar interests.
Because of my frequent travels to Italy and Ireland, I get to sample numerous hotels, villas, restaurants, historical sites, museums, and shops first-hand.
I share these experiences, and advice drawn from them, with my clients in creating their special trip—whether it's a family getaway (for 2 or more), a romantic second honeymoon, or a milestone celebratory trip.
In fact, I'm in the process of planning a trip to Tuscany for my extended family right now. I'm handling everything—air and hotel arrangements, villa rentals, car rentals, tours, cooking lessons, and wine tastings. Sound interesting? I can do the same for you!
Why do I travel?
Mt. Etna as seen from the Greek Theatre in Taormin
I get a kick out of going to new places in the old world and discovering bits of history. Whether it's a castle or abbey ruin in Ireland or a fortified hilltop town in Italy, historic sites never fail to delight me.
The joy of sampling the culture, food, wine, shopping, and way of life in other cultures also drives me to travel. You get to meet new people, experience new tastes and smells, and have adventures that you cannot experience at home. Travel really makes life worth living.