European Travel, Culture, Food And Wine Specialist
It is often said “To learn of the person is to know the person”…so let me begin my story… I have been in the travel industry for 5 years and have extensive knowledge in planning incredible customized itineraries for clients.
I started my career with a passion for wine, food, history, culture, and travel. After working in the travel industry for a major airline, I decided to enhance that experience by studying enology because I was interested in the wine culture of the Pacific Northwest. To gain more experience, I decided to work in the wine industry as a manager/wine buyer to see where that role would lead me in the future.
Traveling to wineries and experiencing stunning locations and local cuisine, gave me a new perspective, my love of travel, food, and culture. I decided to enter into the life of a travel consultant and created my business so that I can share all of these wonderful places that I experienced with the world!
I have traveled extensively throughout most regions in Italy and having local family and friends, and many personal relationships with wineries, villas, and agriturismo owners, affords me the opportunity to provide you many options to personalize a custom itinerary to any region in Italy, specifically tailored for you!
A bit more about what I offer
Venice - My view from my hotel window
While my focus and specialty are food and wine travel, I also specialize in small, personalized luxury ocean and river cruises.
Our focus is comfortable elegance, world-class cuisine, and exceptional service.
My Areas of Expertise
Last month I had the pleasure of accompanying 8 guests to one of my favorite wine regions in Italy. Here we stayed at a beautiful villa nestled in the lush, mountainous countryside of Montepulciano in the Siena region of Tuscany.
Here we spent our days in our remote villa enjoying the beauty of the area while... Read more from my Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil Tour story.
Life Changing Trip
Thank you, Rick! You were so great to work with and I loved seeing your posts throughout your journey!
Thank you Ronnie! It was such a pleasure to create a memorable experience for your Birthday! Gina
Everything for our Italy trip was planned PERFECT!!
Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you and your mom enjoyed your trip to Italy!
Awesome Rhine river cruise
Trip was delayed. Arranged transportation for us to meet up with our cruise. Thanks so much!
Thank you for the kind response! The cruise was fantastic and I enjoyed meeting you and your husband!
She made planning stress free and fun!
one of the best trips of my life!
Thank you very much for the kind words! It was a pleasure to get to meet you and I am so fortunate to have met so many wonderful people on our special cruise! I look forward to spending time in the future!
Fantastic Trip, so many venues and parts of France
Thank you for the awesome review! It was my pleasure to work with you to help you plan your trip in France! I look forward to working with you in the future! Cheers!
Best Italy vacation planning
I spoke to Gina about a plan for my first ever visit to Italy, accompanied by a friend and gave her a general idea of the month, region and sights we wished to include.
Gina knew so many details about each local town we discussed and the people who worked there that I remember thinking she must live there.
Gina followed up with a complete daily itinerary covering everything you could imagine, plus a variety of options for restaurants, sites and entertainment.
Flew in, picked up the rental car....flawless!! Same on the rental return.
We covered all the Italian hill towns, stayed in all the right places and were treated like VIP's.
On one of our last days I remember looking out over the surrounding view from our Italian hill town hotel balcony and thinking "Thank you Gina"
Under budget, exceeded expectations, stress free travel and incredible memories.
Thank you again Gina!!
Thank you Jim for your wonderful review and I am happy that I was able to create your dream trip to Italy! You were such a great client to work with and I hope that I can plan another trip for you in the future! Gina
Spectacular Amalfi Coast & Charming Tuscany
Thank you and I am happy that you enjoyed your travels throughout Italy! I am looking forward to planning your next trip!
Thank you Toni for the wonderful review! No one is high maintenance as we all have our own visions and expectations and I am happy that I was able to accommodate you to create your wonderful vacation the way you wanted! You were lovely to work with and I hope we can work together in the future creating another ultimate dream vacation! Ciao!
I loved the small riverboat and the intimacy, and
Thank you for the nice review! It was wonderful to meet you and Michael and I look forward to helping you on your next travel adventure! Gina
Wonderful Italian experience
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a great pleasure to organize and educate your family about amazing Italy! I look forward to planning your next trip!
Outstanding, Personalized Service and Planning
Thank you Jocelyn and Jay! It has been a pleasure working with you and I can't wait to start planning another trip in the future with you!
My favorite Anniversary gift!
Thank you Rita and Carl! It was so fun to plan your surprise anniversary vacation! I am glad you finally made it to beautiful Italy!
The best trip of our lives!
Thank you Ron & Kaye for the great review! It was a fun itinerary to create and exciting to plan your first trip to Italy especially because you were going to meet your relatives for the first time! I am so happy that your trip was exactly how you envisioned it! Gina