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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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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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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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When Life Throws You Lemons

Though the past year has made me want to make (and consume) Limoncello instead of lemonade I have taken this time to reflect and evaluate how I wish to move forward with my travel business. With the travel industry devastated by the pandemic there have been many tears, doubts, sheer panic and a bit of […]

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