Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Agent
I began this company because I want people to feel comfortable in their travels, an ease in the travels and an enjoyment in their travels. I just want people to travel. It’s that simple. Really.
Italy is a place that I am passionate about, know well, and want people to experience for themselves. I want you to benefit of my over 25 years of personal travel experience.
When you play the home movies in your head of your trip to Italy, what do you see?
- Cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways leading you to your next adventure?
- Cypress lined rural roads leading you to the next winery on your visit?
- Serenity in a gondola at dusk?
- Learning to make fresh pasta from the ingredients you purchased at the fresh market?
Whatever is playing in your head….I can make that dream a reality. I focus on custom itineraries for travel to Italy. Many people have a life dream of traveling to Italy “someday”. Let me take care of the logistics and planning so that you and your family can focus on creating lasting, carefree memories for a lifetime.
I first visited Italy when I became a nanny for a year in Padova. This was years ago but the memories are still as vivid as yesterday. Days off would be spent exploring the Veneto region and nearby regions such as Lombardia, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Emilia Romagna. Weekends off were overnight repeat trips to Milan, Rome, Florence and Tuscany.
This year was when I fell in love with Italy…..everything about it. I loved how the mouth plays with the language, I loved the nightly stroll families took before dinner, I loved the rhythm of daily life, the food, the wine, the architecture, the history, the…..just everything!
Additionally, I have led multiple high school student trips from 6 to 40+ students. I really enjoy sharing ‘my’ country with young people whose eyes are just opening to the world beyond their doors. I get to see minds turning, processing, understanding differences….minds opening. I am energized by their curiosity and their intensity.
I have over 20 years experience working with young people from toddler to 18 years of age. Eighteen of those years have been as a licensed social studies teacher sharing my passion for the world with over 4500 young people. As such, I provide a rare combination of trip facilitator and planner combined with someone who knows how to wring the most educational potential out of a trip to Italy.
Or not.....maybe you just want to enjoy it. I can help with that as well.
"Assisi is a beautiful hill town in Tuscany that presents a picturesque view or vignette with every turn. It's my current favorite place to visit and to just be. Assisi is what I picture when I think of a small town in Italy: a slower pace, peaceful, cobblestone streets, narrow alley ways, and Italians living their lives. I find myself slowing down, meandering, happening upon surprising shops and interactions and enjoying just 'being' instead of 'doing'. I forget my to do list and focus on which gelato flavor to try next."
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both....I look forward to working with you on your next anniversary trip!
Already planning our next trip!
It was so amazing to accompany you on your trip of a lifetime; you three are fun and curious which is the best mindset for a traveler. I am so glad you enjoyed it!
BEST TRIP EVER!
Yay! I am glad you had an amazing trip! It's why I love what I do.
Ireland is fabulous
I love what I do; thank you for the kind words!
An amazing first European vacation!
Thanks so much, Alex! It was a pleasure working with you! It was so fun to be able to meet for a drink in Florence!
Outstanding Service = Trip of a Lifetime
You two are awesome! This trip planning was the beginning of a beautiful friendship....
Best decision we could have made
Thanks so much, Bill! It is always so fun to work with people who know what they want and are also open to new options. Thank you also for the referrals; I look forward to working with you again in the future should opportunity arise.
In a flash would do it all over again
This makes my traveler heart so happy!