Located in the north of Italy this beautiful region is often overlooked by the more well-known areas in the south. Set amongst the peaks of the mighty Dolomites, an Unesco World Heritage Site, this region once belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian empire until the end of WWI when it became a part of Italy. Thus you will experience a unique mix of Italian and Austrian culture with German being the dominant language. You will find road signs and menus in both Italian and German with locals well versed in several languages.
For the adventurous traveler one can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and world-class skiing amongst the high peaks and lush valleys. For the more laid-back traveler, relaxing spa hotels and wineries await you. The landscape is dotted with castles, monasteries, vineyards, apple trees and breathtaking views in every direction.
Bavaria is one the most popular regions visited in Germany and rightly so. The area often conjures up images of sausages, beer, and lederhosen, but there is much more to offer the curious traveler. From it’s capital city of Munich to the small fairytale villages scattered throughout Bavaria you will never be lost for an adventure, historical sites, and traditional fare. Visit the world's oldest continuously operating brewery, hike and ski in the Bavarian Alps, or join in at the world’s largest Folkfest at Oktoberfest (known locally as Wiesn).
I firmly believe that the best way to truly experience a culture is through its local cuisine. Learn to make tortellini in Bologna with Nonna, visit a Swiss dairy farm to learn traditions of cheese making, or break bread with locals at their village festival. The experiences I can create for you will give you an insight into the customs and traditions of the region you are visiting across the globe.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Alps to the Andes I will create your customized all-inclusive ski vacation packages that can include—in addition to lodging and lift tickets—flights, ground transportation, rental cars, lessons, equipment rentals and activities.