Italy & Caribbean Travel Expert
Tuscany Small Group
Has planning a unique itinerary feeling frazzled? Are you having trouble planning a trip to Italy because you have a lot of questions about whether you have enough time to visit Tuscany, Positano and Venice in one week? Are you looking to experience the "real" Caribbean? Does your lack of knowledge about the individual islands keep you up at night as you try to research which ones would best suit your family? Do you want to get off the beaten path and experience the destination like a local but don't know how or where to start?
Your frustration is understandable. It is very hard to plan a trip when you've never been to a destination before. That is why I can be a true time- and lifesaver.
I have been in the travel business professionally for almost 15 years, and I also have extensive personal travel experience. Those islands you have been researching -- well, I know them intimately as I have been traveling to the Caribbean for more than 25 years, so I can tell you what makes each island unique and which would best fit your vacation style.
- Love animals? I can arrange for your family to visit a turtle sanctuary.
- Love to hike? Then I'll make sure your itinerary include treks to view stunning waterfalls set in lush rainforests.
I am also known for my knowledge of the specific charter yachts that ply the waters of the Caribbean as well as their crews. So if you choose to do a private yacht charter, I can match personalities and skills in order to offer you the best possible charter vacation. As you can probably tell, crafting tailor-made Caribbean experiences, both by land and by sea, is my specialty.
Italy is another destination I have intimate and first-hand knowledge of. I lived in this fascinating country for a period of time post-college, and I have also returned many times. I personally spend as much time in this destination as possible and I have planned custom, detailed itineraries for my clients and I continue to lead small groups each year. So with my knowledge and experience, I am certain that I can customize the perfect Italian vacation for you and your traveling companions.
I have organized and led small groups in Italy to Forence and Tuscany, Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Puglia, each with multiple one-of-a-kind experiences and insider access. I have also escorted groups on river cruises in Europe and have added customized pre- and post-cruise extensions to further immerse my clients in the destination.
Professionally, I am known for:
- my love of travel
- my attention to detail
- my access to and knowledge about "like a local" experiences
- my personalized service and responsiveness
I promise to be there for you before, during and after your vacation. And although I do specialize in these areas, it would be my pleasure to assist you with all of your travel needs.
I look forward to working with you in the near future on your next grand adventure.
My Areas of Expertise
My private, small group Southern Africa Safari was an unforgettable adventure!
Our group members ranged in age from fourteen to sixty-something and each of us found incredible, favorite moments which will be treasured memories. Our safari started in the bush of South Africa, where we experienced countless animals up close, including lions, elephants,... Read more from my Southern Africa Safari story.
My small group tour to Southern Italy began in Rome and featured explorations on the magnificent Amalfi Coast and included one of a kind experiences like a cooking class on a terrace overlooking the sea, a day trip to Capri by private yacht, a mozzarella making class and a wine tasting lunch at... Read more from my Spectacular Southern Italy Small Group Tour story.
Exceptional (Large) Group Trip!
Thank you so much! I loved planning a memorable trip for your group. I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation!
A Perfect Bucket List Trip!
Sister Trip to Italy
A friend of mine suggested contacting Lauren Robbins at Second Wind Travel and that was the best advice I've ever received. Planning a trip like this can be overwhelming and Lauren made the entire experience a joy! Lauren has extensive knowledge of Italy and could have planned the trip she thought was best, but she took the time to ask questions and learn about my expectations and desires for the trip. She absolutely nailed it! The entire process was effortless for us and every detail was planned and executed perfectly. I had to contact Lauren a couple of times while in Italy and she was quick to respond and assist even though thousands of miles away.
I highly recommend Lauren Robbins for your travel plans to Italy!
Thank you so much for the great review. It was my pleasure working with you to plan the perfect vacation. I am so happy that you enjoyed your trip and that it exceeded your expectations. I look forward to planning another great adventure for you in the future!