Southern Secrets, Day 3: The Secret Coast South of Amalfi

Live from Italy! Day 3 of Experience Sicily and Feast on History Southern Secrets tour. With Danielle Oteri in the lead, we explored the breathtaking towns of the Cilento Coast including Capaccio, the UNESCO recognized Castellabate, Santa Maria di Castellabate, and Agropoli. We enjoyed a joyful swim in the sea with the locals. We delighted…

Save on Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday. That means exciting stuff for you! As I prepare our 2018 multi-sensory, small-group tours and custom itineraries for our independent clients, I keep reminding myself that the most memorable moments of travel are interaction with locals. We survey all of our clients upon their return from Sicily, and more often than…

Castle on the Sea on the Gulf

During this week of Ferragosto, many towns celebrate their patron saints, an act of devotion meant to thank them for the abundance received during the harvest season. Celebrations of the Virgin Mother are especially common. For example, in Castellammare del Golfo, pictured, this weekend they will celebrate Maria S.S. del Soccorso, which you can read…

Flowing With The Go

Castellammare del Golfo is our host for our first stop on the “Allison’s Secret Sicily” tour…. Not an official tour! Just 5 of us traveling together and going with the flow and following our whims for discovering corners of Sicily new to me and visiting some of my top favorites. After a very intense few…

Sicily Vacation 

Like an accountant during tax season, I have been a travel professional before the summer travel season: very busy! Today, though, among all of the planning and details that Evelina, Madeleine, Giulia and I are working on for our clients traveling in the next month, I took some time to schedule my own vacation in…

A Happy Place

I wanted to post a photo that makes me smile, and Fiat 500s always make me smile, and so does any view of Castellammare del Golfo (Trapani Province, hence the TP on the license plate). Thank you for indulging me. I hope it makes you smile too.