Karen and Jim Lubinski


Hi Monica,

What a wonderful vacation you helped plan and executed for us! Here are the highlights:

The hotels you selected were well located and every single transfer to and from hotels was on time and handled in a most professional manner. Thank goodness you knew where we could drive and where we needed a professional driver. The trains were the perfect way to move from one major area to another. You simply could not have done a better job for us!

Venice: There were a lot more tourists than we expected in Venice in early September, but it’s hard to know how much of that was due to the film festival. Even the gondola ride felt more like Disneyland than an adventure – but we had a private gondola and the arrangements you made worked out perfectly.

Florence: Again, a lot more touristy than we’d imagined, but the walking tour you arranged was awesome, and the pizza- and gelato-making course was well worth our time. 

Tuscany: Wow, you reserved an awesome car for us! We enjoyed driving in Tuscany a lot and staying in a real castle was a highlight. First time we ever have actually had the “keys to the castle”!  This is an area we would be happy to return to and your judgement in terms of wine tastings and lodging were right on point.

Amalfi Coast:  You’d insisted on a particular hotel and now we know why. The view from our room was spectacular. We decided to eat at the hotel restaurant one evening and it was outstanding, both the food and the presentation. Again, more tourists than we like to see, and the cruise ships were partly responsible. The trip to Capri was handled extremely well and was a lot of fun.  Our private driver the next day took us to the locations we wanted to visit.

Naples departure: My how you pressed for a particular hotel…and we’re so glad we gave in despite the cost! What an unusual hotel…never before had we stayed in a former monk’s residence. The room was simply amazing. An added plus…the hotel turned out to be easy walking distance from one of the top rated pizza restaurants in Naples. It was one of our favorite meals!

Thanks for helping make this the bucket-list trip it was meant to be.

Karen and Jim Lubinski