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How to Receive Exclusive Hotel Perks and Amenities

My host agency, Gifted Travel Network, is a member of Virtuoso and other individual hotel programs that are only available to top performing agencies.  These exclusive programs allow me to provide additional perks and amenities to your hotel bookings.   What this means to you is that, even if you are at the highest level […]

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Naples – City of Sun

If you have been following me on Facebook and Instagram you will know that I just spent two days touring Naples with my friend and native, Chef Alessandra Federici.  For many Naples conjures up negative aspects such as the Mafia and streets strewn with garbage. I’ll admit I was not too keen to visit the city the first time I went, especially […]

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Making Travel Dreams Come True

I recently received a wonderful review from clients who were visiting Italy for the first time to attend a wedding near Cortona and wanted to also visit Rome and Venice. They were such a joy to work with and I am so thrilled that I was able to create a memorable trip for them.  Honestly, nothing make me […]

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Guide to Bavarian Beer

It has been another incredible week in Bavaria with the highlight being a tour of Munich’s city center. I joined my favorite guide, Jax of Heart of Munich Tours, who offers incredibly informative and interesting tours.  Not only does he show you the main sites, but also points out items of interest you would miss […]

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A Month in Bavaria

Hallo from Bavaria. I am into my second week of my month long stay in the little village of Otterfing, just south of Munich.  It reminds me of the town where we lived when my dad was stationed at Ramstein AFB in the 1980’s.  Just large enough for a bakery, a few restaurants, and surrounded […]

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My Favorite Festival – Oktoberfest

My favorite festival happens at this time of year – Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.  Tomorrow should be opening day, but sadly, it was cancelled again for a second year in a row.   My first visit was in 2013 and I have been there every opening day since then, even including last year. Though the beer […]

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The Two Shores of Italy

After an incredible week exploring the Le Marche region of Italy I finally returned home to Cortona. It was bittersweet – happy see my little dog, Henri, but my apartment felt overwhelming empty without Maddy and Sam. I find myself going to check to see if Sam is STILL sleeping and automatically picking up items […]

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Following Footsteps

Buongiorno from the beautiful Italian region of Le Marche.  This is an area I have not yet explored much of so I have been discovering new sites, drinking the wine and relaxing after a busy two weeks in the USA. My time there was a whirlwind of packing, shopping, and driving from Colorado to Memphis to […]

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Discovering Hidden Florence

I absolutely adore Florence. And living just over an hour by train from the city I visit quite often even if just to have lunch. On the first day we were allowed to travel after the initial lockdown I headed straight there and it proved to be a day that I will never forget. The […]

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Travel That Moves You

Dachau…a name synonymous with evil, the very worst of mankind. Today the Dachau Concentration Memorial Site, where so many suffered and died cruelly, is a respectful memorial to those we must remember. I was eleven when I first visited the camp and it is a childhood memory that has stayed with me these many years. […]

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